Buddha-Carita [sanskrit]

by E. B. Cowell | 2003 | 11,474 words | ISBN-10: 8187418788 | ISBN-13: 9788187418788

The Buddha Carita (Saddharma-pundarika) by Asvaghosa a famous Sanskrit text revolving around the live and exploits of the Buddha. The Buddha Carita (Buddhacarita) is written in the style of a Kavya (or Mahakavya, epic poetry) and extant original Sanskrit text consists of roughly 1,000 metrical verses.

Verse 4.92

यदप्यात्थानृतेनापि स्त्रीजने वर्त्यतामिति ।
अनृतं नावगच्छामि दाक्षिण्येनापि किञ्चन ॥ ९२ ॥

yadapyātthānṛtenāpi strījane vartyatāmiti |
anṛtaṃ nāvagacchāmi dākṣiṇyenāpi kiñcana || 92 ||

'And when thou sayest, "Let one deal with women even by guile," I know nought about guile, even if it be accompanied with courtesy.

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Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (4.92). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Yat, Yad, Apya, Tha, Ritena, Rita, Api, Strijana, Iti, Anrita, Nava, Dakshinya, Kincana,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Buddha-carita Verse 4.92). If the system was successful in segmenting the sentence, you will see of which words it is made up of, generally consisting of Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Participles and Indeclinables. Click on the link to show all possible derivations of the word.

  • Line 1: “yadapyātthānṛtenāpi strījane vartyatāmiti
  • yad -
  • yat (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yat (noun, masculine)
    yad (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    yat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    i -> yat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √i class 2 verb], [vocative single from √i class 2 verb], [accusative single from √i class 2 verb]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • apyāt -
  • apya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • thān -
  • tha (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • ṛtenā -
  • ṛtena (indeclinable)
    ṛta (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    ṛta (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • strījane -
  • strījana (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • vartyatām -
  • vṛt (verb class 0)
    [imperative passive third single]
  • iti -
  • iti (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    iti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • Line 2: “anṛtaṃ nāvagacchāmi dākṣiṇyenāpi kiñcana
  • anṛtam -
  • anṛta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    anṛta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    anṛtā (noun, feminine)
  • nāva -
  • nāva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • gacchāmi -
  • gam (verb class 1)
    [present active first single]
  • dākṣiṇyenā -
  • dākṣiṇya (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    dākṣiṇya (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • kiñcana -
  • kiñcana (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kiñcana (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Buddha-carita Verse 4.92

Cover of edition (2011)

Buddha Carita of Asvaghosa
by Shanti Lal Nagar (2011)

Sanskrit text, English translation, Index of Verse and Photographs of Archaeological Evidence

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Cover of edition (2016)

Asvaghosa’s Buddhacarita or Acts of the Buddha
by E. H. Johnston (2016)

Sanskrit text with English Translation

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