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 14.7

द्वितीये त्वागते यामे सो ऽद्वितीयपराक्रमः ।
दिव्यं चक्षुः परं लेभे सर्वचक्षुष्मतां वरः ॥ ७ ॥

dvitīye tvāgate yāme so 'dvitīyaparākramaḥ |
divyaṃ cakṣuḥ paraṃ lebhe sarvacakṣuṣmatāṃ varaḥ || 7 ||

When the second watch came, he, possessed of unequalled energy, received a pre-eminent divine sight, he the highest of all sight-gifted beings.

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

Dvitiya, Tva, Yushmad, Agata, Agati, Yama, Yami, Sah, Advitiya, Parakrama, Divya, Cakshu, Cakshus, Param, Para, Sarva, Cakshushmat, Cakshushmata, Vara, Varas,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Buddha-carita Verse 14.7). 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: “dvitīye tvāgate yāme so 'dvitīyaparākramaḥ
  • dvitīye -
  • dvitīya (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    dvitīya (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    dvitīyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • tvā -
  • tu (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    tva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tvā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [accusative single]
  • āgate -
  • āgata (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    āgata (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    āgatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    āgati (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • 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]
  • so' -
  • saḥ (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    so (noun, feminine)
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • advitīya -
  • advitīya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    advitīya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • parākramaḥ -
  • parākrama (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “divyaṃ cakṣuḥ paraṃ lebhe sarvacakṣuṣmatāṃ varaḥ
  • divyam -
  • divya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    divya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    divyā (noun, feminine)
  • cakṣuḥ -
  • cakṣus (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    cakṣus (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    cakṣu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    kṣai (verb class 1)
    [perfect active third plural]
  • param -
  • param (indeclinable)
    para (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    para (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • lebhe -
  • labh (verb class 1)
    [perfect middle first single], [perfect middle third single]
  • sarva -
  • sarva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sarva (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • cakṣuṣmatām -
  • cakṣuṣmat (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    cakṣuṣmat (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    cakṣuṣmatā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • varaḥ -
  • varas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    vara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Buddha-carita Verse 14.7

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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