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 14.2

सर्वेषु ध्यानविधिषु प्राप्य चैश्वर्यमुत्तमम् ।
सस्मार प्रथमे यामे पूर्वजन्मपरम्पराम् ॥ २ ॥

sarveṣu dhyānavidhiṣu prāpya caiśvaryamuttamam |
sasmāra prathame yāme pūrvajanmaparamparām || 2 ||

And having attained the highest mastery in all kinds of meditation, he remembered in the first watch the continuous series of all his former births.

English translation by E. B. Cowell (2003) Buy now!

Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (14.2). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Sarva, Dhyana, Vidhi, Prapya, Aishvarya, Uttamam, Uttama, Prathama, Yama, Yami, Purvajanman, Parampara,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Buddha-carita Verse 14.2). 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.

  • Line1: “sarveṣu dhyānavidhiṣu prāpya caiśvaryamuttamam
  • sarveṣu -
  • sarva (noun, masculine)
    [locative plural]
    sarva (noun, neuter)
    [locative plural]
  • dhyāna -
  • dhyāna (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    dhyāna (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vidhiṣu -
  • vidhi (noun, feminine)
    [locative plural]
    vidhi (noun, masculine)
    [locative plural]
    vidhī (noun, neuter)
    [locative plural]
  • prāpya -
  • prāpya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    prāpya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • cai -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • aiśvaryam -
  • aiśvarya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • uttamam -
  • uttamam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    uttama (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    uttama (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    uttamā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • Line2: “sasmāra prathame yāme pūrvajanmaparamparām
  • sasmāra -
  • smṛ (verb class 1)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
  • prathame -
  • prathama (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [locative single]
    prathama (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    prathamā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • yāme -
  • yāma (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    yāmā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    yāma (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    yāmi (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • pūrvajanma -
  • pūrvajanman (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    pūrvajanman (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • paramparām -
  • paramparā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Buddha-carita Verse 14.2

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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