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For this discussion, you are asked to read a Jataka (meaning
“birth”) tale called “The Great Dream”. Jatakas are stories about
the former lives of Siddhartha Gautama, the historical Buddha
about which you have read in Chapter Two. These stories
originated in ancient India, between roughly 300 BCE and 400
CE, and were collected together in Buddhist canons and writings.
In these stories, the Buddha appears in various roles, such as an
animal or king, and through his words and deeds offers a moral
lesson. In this regard, the tales are not unlike Aesop’s Fables.
Scholars have noted, however, that most of these tales were not
necessarily Buddhist in origin, but rather adopted a Buddhist
setting to convey a moral allegory and social commentary. Also,
historians find that these tales offer insight into ancient India’s
societies and popular culture.
For this discussion, in 2-3 substantial paragraphs, please
explain the lesson or lessons the story is trying to convey.
Furthermore, examine the author’s social commentary. For
instance, what we can learn about the author’s (or authors’)
opinion of Brahmins, gender roles, and the signs of society in
decline? [Note: In the document, the Buddha is referred to as the
I. What causes Air pollution?
A. Carbon Dioxide-Sulfur dioxide
B. Gasoline burning engines
C. Power Plants
D. Natural Causes
E. Man- made machines
What are the effects of Air pollution?
I. Environmental factors
A. Vehicle Exhaust fumes
B. Fossil Fuel-Based Power Plants
C. Household activities
II. Physical Factors
A. Respiratory diseases
B. Changes in weather
C. Low oxygen levels
III. Psychological Factors
A. Cognitive decline
IV. Air pollution prevention
A. Electric automobiles
C. Electric power machines
D. Power Plants