If Only I Had Listened with Different Ears
Three Buddhist Tales
King Bimbisara’s Chronicler A novel about a young man sent by King Bimbisara to memorize the teachings of the Buddha, told thirty years later during the turbulent reign of King Ajatasattu.
After the Parinibbana A short story about an old monk who is the last living person to have heard the Buddha teach and was present at the Buddha’s parinibbana.
Myth of Maitreya A novella about the Bodhisattva Maitreya visiting Asanga during his twelve years alone in the forest and the subsequent creation of a new Buddhist philosophy with the help of Asanga’s brother, Vasubandhu.