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 7.9

ततः स तैराश्रमिभिर्यथावदभ्यर्चितश्चोपनिमन्त्रितश्च ।
प्रत्यर्चयां धर्मभृतो बभूव स्वरेण भाद्राम्बुधरोपमेन ॥ ९ ॥

tataḥ sa tairāśramibhiryathāvadabhyarcitaścopanimantritaśca |
pratyarcayāṃ dharmabhṛto babhūva svareṇa bhādrāmbudharopamena || 9 ||

Then he, being duly honoured and invited to enter by those dwellers in the hermitage, paid his homage to the saints, with a voice like a cloud in the rainy season.

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

Tatah, Tad, Tata, Taira, Ashramin, Ashrami, Yathavat, Abhyarcita, Nimantrita, Prati, Rica, Dharmabhrit, Dharmabhrita, Svara, Bhadra, Ambudhara, Upama,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Buddha-carita Verse 7.9). 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: “tataḥ sa tairāśramibhiryathāvadabhyarcitaścopanimantritaśca
  • tataḥ -
  • tataḥ (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tataḥ (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tataḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
    tata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    tan -> tata (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √tan class 8 verb]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
  • sa -
  • sa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • tairā -
  • taira (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • āśramibhir -
  • āśramin (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    āśramin (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
    āśramī (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • yathāvad -
  • yathāvat (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • abhyarcitaś -
  • abhyarcita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • copa -
  • cup (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • nimantritaś -
  • nimantrita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “pratyarcayāṃ dharmabhṛto babhūva svareṇa bhādrāmbudharopamena
  • pratyar -
  • pratī (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [instrumental single]
    pratī (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
    pratyā (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • ṛca -
  • ṛca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ṛc (verb class 6)
    [imperative active second single]
  • yām -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • dharmabhṛto* -
  • dharmabhṛt (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    dharmabhṛta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • babhūva -
  • bhū (verb class 1)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active second plural], [perfect active third single]
  • svareṇa -
  • svara (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    svara (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • bhādrā -
  • bhādra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ambudharo -
  • ambudhara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • upamena -
  • upama (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    upama (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Buddha-carita Verse 7.9

Cover of edition (2003)

The Buddha-Carita By Asvaghosa or Acts of Buddha
by E. B. Cowell (2003)

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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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