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 6.25

इति वाक्यमिदं श्रुत्वा छन्दः सन्तापविक्लवः ।
वाष्पग्रथितया वाचा प्रत्युवाच कृताञ्जलिः ॥ २५ ॥

iti vākyamidaṃ śrutvā chandaḥ santāpaviklavaḥ |
vāṣpagrathitayā vācā pratyuvāca kṛtāñjaliḥ || 25 ||

Having heard these words, Chanda, overwhelmed with grief, made reply with folded hands, his voice choked by tears:

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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 (6.25). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Iti, Vakya, Idam, Chanda, Chandas, Santapa, Viklava, Vaca, Vac, Prati, Kritanjali,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Buddha-carita Verse 6.25). 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: “iti vākyamidaṃ śrutvā chandaḥ santāpaviklavaḥ
  • iti -
  • iti (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    iti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • vākyam -
  • vākya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    vac -> vākya (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √vac class 2 verb], [accusative single from √vac class 3 verb]
    vac -> vākya (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √vac class 2 verb], [accusative single from √vac class 2 verb], [nominative single from √vac class 3 verb], [accusative single from √vac class 3 verb]
    vak -> vākya (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √vak class 1 verb]
    vak -> vākya (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √vak class 1 verb], [accusative single from √vak class 1 verb]
  • idam -
  • idam (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • śrutvā -
  • śru -> śrutvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √śru]
  • chandaḥ -
  • chandas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    chanda (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • santāpa -
  • santāpa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    santāpa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • viklavaḥ -
  • viklava (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “vāṣpagrathitayā vācā pratyuvāca kṛtāñjaliḥ
  • Cannot analyse vāṣpagrathitayā*vā
  • vācā -
  • vācā (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    vāc (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
    vācā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • pratyu -
  • prati (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    prati (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    pratī (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    pratī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    pratī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    prati (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • uvāca -
  • vac (verb class 2)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
    vac (verb class 3)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
  • kṛtāñjaliḥ -
  • kṛtāñjali (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    kṛtāñjali (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Buddha-carita Verse 6.25

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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