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 12.90

सम्पूज्यमानस्तैः प्रह्वैर्विनयानतमूर्तिभिः ।
तद्वंशस्थायिभिः शिष्यैर्लोलैर्मन इवेन्द्रियैः ॥ ९० ॥

sampūjyamānastaiḥ prahvairvinayānatamūrtibhiḥ |
tadvaṃśasthāyibhiḥ śiṣyairlolairmana ivendriyaiḥ || 90 ||

Being honoured by these disciples who were dwelling in that family, as they bowed reverently with their bodies bent low in humility, as the mind is honoured by the restless senses,

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

Sampujya, Ana, Tad, Prahva, Vinaya, Murti, Sha, Shas, Tha, Ayin, Shishya, Lola, Mana, Manas, Iva, Indriya,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Buddha-carita Verse 12.90). 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: “sampūjyamānastaiḥ prahvairvinayānatamūrtibhiḥ
  • sampūjyam -
  • sampūjya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    sampūjya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    sampūjyā (noun, feminine)
  • ānas -
  • āna (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    an (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active second single]
  • taiḥ -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
  • prahvair -
  • prahva (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    prahva (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • vinayān -
  • vinaya (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • ata -
  • at (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • mūrtibhiḥ -
  • mūrti (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental plural]
    mūrti (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    mūrtī (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • Line 2: “tadvaṃśasthāyibhiḥ śiṣyairlolairmana ivendriyaiḥ
  • tadvaṃ -
  • tadvan (noun, masculine)
  • śas -
  • śas (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    śas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    śa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • thā -
  • tha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ayibhiḥ -
  • ayin (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    ayin (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • śiṣyair -
  • śiṣya (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    śiṣya (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
    śās -> śiṣya (participle, masculine)
    [instrumental plural from √śās class 2 verb]
    śās -> śiṣya (participle, neuter)
    [instrumental plural from √śās class 2 verb]
    śiṣ -> śiṣya (participle, masculine)
    [instrumental plural from √śiṣ class 10 verb]
    śiṣ -> śiṣya (participle, neuter)
    [instrumental plural from √śiṣ class 10 verb]
  • lolair -
  • lola (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    lola (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • mana* -
  • manas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    mana (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ive -
  • iva (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iva (indeclinable)
  • indriyaiḥ -
  • indriya (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    indriya (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Buddha-carita Verse 12.90

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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