The Jataka Tales are a collection of stories from the Buddha's previous life. The stories are simple yet deal with life's deep truths. The Jataka Tales were written to instil and maintain moral values in society and they continue to play this role even today. The Vaidarbha Mantra is a powerful incantation and both the old priest and his disciple are fully aware of it. But when his life is threatened by dacoits, the old priest decides to use the mantra to save himself-despite his disciple's warning. But there is no limit to man's greed and in the end, the price he has to pay is heavy indeed.