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 11.72

नृपो ऽब्रवीत्साञ्जलिरागतस्पृहो यथेष्टमाप्नोति भवानविघ्नतः ।
अवाप्य काले कृतकृत्यतामिमां ममापि कार्यो भवता त्वनुग्रहः ॥ ७२ ॥

nṛpo 'bravītsāñjalirāgataspṛho yatheṣṭamāpnoti bhavānavighnataḥ |
avāpya kāle kṛtakṛtyatāmimāṃ mamāpi kāryo bhavatā tvanugrahaḥ || 72 ||

The king himself, folding his hands, with a sudden longing come upon him, replied, 'Thou art obtaining thy desire without hindrance; when thou hast at last accomplished all that thou hast to do, thou shalt show hereafter thy favour towards me.'

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

Nripa, Sanjali, Agata, Spriha, Yatheshta, Bhava, Bhavant, Avighnatah, Avapya, Kale, Kala, Kritakrityata, Iyam, Idam, Asmad, Mama, Api, Kari, Karya, Bhavat, Tva, Anugraha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

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  • Line 1: “nṛpo 'bravītsāñjalirāgataspṛho yatheṣṭamāpnoti bhavānavighnataḥ
  • nṛpo' -
  • nṛpa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • abravīt -
  • brū (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active third single]
  • sāñjalir -
  • sāñjali (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    sāñjali (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • āgata -
  • āgata (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    āgata (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ag (verb class 1)
    [imperfect active second plural], [imperfect middle third single]
  • spṛho* -
  • spṛha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • yatheṣṭam -
  • yatheṣṭa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    yatheṣṭa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    yatheṣṭā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • āpnoti -
  • āp (verb class 5)
    [present active third single]
  • bhavān -
  • bhava (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
    bhavant (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • avighnataḥ -
  • avighnataḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • Line 2: “avāpya kāle kṛtakṛtyatāmimāṃ mamāpi kāryo bhavatā tvanugrahaḥ
  • avāpya -
  • avāpya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    avāpya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kāle -
  • kāle (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kāla (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    kāla (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    kālā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • kṛtakṛtyatām -
  • kṛtakṛtyatā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • imām -
  • iyam (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    idam (pronoun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • mamā -
  • asmad (pronoun, none)
    [genitive single]
    mamā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (verb class 2)
    [perfect active second plural]
    (verb class 3)
    [perfect active second plural]
    (verb class 4)
    [perfect active second plural]
    (verb class 1)
    [perfect active second plural]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • kāryo* -
  • kārī (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    kārya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    kṛ -> kārya (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √kṛ class 1 verb], [nominative single from √kṛ class 2 verb], [nominative single from √kṛ class 5 verb], [nominative single from √kṛ class 8 verb], [nominative single from √kṛ]
    kṛ -> kārya (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √kṛ class 3 verb], [nominative single from √kṛ class 6 verb]
    kṝ -> kārya (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √kṝ class 5 verb], [nominative single from √kṝ class 9 verb]
  • bhavatā -
  • bhavat (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    bhavat (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    bhavant (pronoun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    bhavant (pronoun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • tva -
  • tu (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    tva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • anugrahaḥ -
  • anugraha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Buddha-carita Verse 11.72

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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