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 7.55

तस्माद्भवाञ्छ्रोष्यति तत्त्वमार्गं सत्यां रुचौ सम्प्रतिपत्स्यते च ।
यथा तु पश्यामि मतिस्तवैषा तस्यापि यास्यत्यवधूय बुद्धिम् ॥ ५५ ॥

tasmādbhavāñchroṣyati tattvamārgaṃ satyāṃ rucau sampratipatsyate ca |
yathā tu paśyāmi matistavaiṣā tasyāpi yāsyatyavadhūya buddhim || 55 ||

'From him thou wilt hear the path to truth, and if thou hast a desire for it, thou wilt embrace it; but as I foresee, this purpose of thine will go on further, after having rejected his theory.

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

Tasmat, Tad, Bhava, Bhavant, Shroshyat, Tattva, Arga, Sati, Satya, Ruc, Ruca, Ruci, Rucu, Samprati, Yatha, Pashya, Amin, Mati, Yushmad, Api, Yasyat, Avadhuya, Buddhi,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

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  • Line 1: “tasmādbhavāñchroṣyati tattvamārgaṃ satyāṃ rucau sampratipatsyate ca
  • tasmād -
  • tasmāt (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single]
  • bhavāñch -
  • bhava (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
    bhavant (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • śroṣyati -
  • śru -> śroṣyat (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √śru class 5 verb]
    śru -> śroṣyat (participle, neuter)
    [locative single from √śru class 5 verb]
    śroṣyat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    śroṣyat (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
    śroṣyat (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    śru (verb class 5)
    [future active third single]
  • tattvam -
  • tattva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • ā -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • argam -
  • arga (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • satyām -
  • satī (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
    satyā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    sati (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
  • rucau -
  • ruc (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    ruca (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    ruci (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
    ruci (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    rucu (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • samprati -
  • samprati (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    samprati (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    samprati (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    sampratī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    sampratī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    sampratī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    samprati (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • patsyate -
  • pad (verb class 4)
    [future middle third single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “yathā tu paśyāmi matistavaiṣā tasyāpi yāsyatyavadhūya buddhim
  • yathā -
  • yathā (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    yathā (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yathā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • tu -
  • tu (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • paśyā -
  • paśya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    paśya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    paśyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    paś -> paśya (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √paś class 10 verb]
    paś -> paśya (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √paś class 10 verb]
    paś -> paśyā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √paś class 10 verb]
  • ami -
  • amin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    amin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • matis -
  • mati (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    mati (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • tavai -
  • yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [genitive single]
    tu (verb class 2)
    [imperative middle first single]
  • aiṣā -
  • tasyā -
  • tas -> tasya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √tas]
    ta (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    tas (verb class 4)
    [imperative active second single]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    api (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • yāsyatya -
  • -> yāsyat (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √ class 2 verb]
    -> yāsyat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative dual from √ class 2 verb], [vocative dual from √ class 2 verb], [accusative dual from √ class 2 verb], [locative single from √ class 2 verb]
    (verb class 2)
    [future active third single]
  • avadhūya -
  • avadhūya (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • buddhim -
  • buddhi (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Buddha-carita Verse 7.55

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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