Three Wise Birds: A Jataka Tale
This booklet reworks the Dharma production with the same title from 1976. It substitutes A Jataka Tale for the ealier Tales of the Buddha. It acknowledges a new visual artist, Kalinkowitz. A childless king adopts three birds: an owl, a mynah, and a parrot. When he dies, the king turns his kingdom over to the wise parrot Jambuka, but Jambuka (who turns out to have been the Buddha) refuses rule and leaves the kingdom to the administration of the king's ministers, since he knows that they can rule well without him. The illustrations here are done in a style not usual in Dharma's Jatakas. It is as though Dharma is conceding to mainline visual presentation.