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 14.20

यद्येव पापकर्माणः पश्येयुः कर्मणां फलम् ।
वमेयुरुष्णरुधिरं मर्मस्वभिहता इव ॥ २० ॥

yadyeva pāpakarmāṇaḥ paśyeyuḥ karmaṇāṃ phalam |
vameyuruṣṇarudhiraṃ marmasvabhihatā iva || 20 ||

'If only evil doers could see the fruits of their actions, they would vomit hot blood as if they were smitten in a vital part.

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

Yadi, Yad, Eva, Papakarman, Pashya, Karman, Phala, Ushna, Rudhira, Marman, Abhihata, Iva,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Buddha-carita Verse 14.20). 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: “yadyeva pāpakarmāṇaḥ paśyeyuḥ karmaṇāṃ phalam
  • yadye -
  • yadi (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    yadi (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yadi (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    yad (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • eva -
  • eva (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • pāpakarmāṇaḥ -
  • pāpakarman (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • paśye -
  • paśya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    paśya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    paśyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    paś -> paśya (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √paś class 10 verb], [locative single from √paś class 10 verb]
    paś -> paśya (participle, neuter)
    [nominative dual from √paś class 10 verb], [vocative single from √paś class 10 verb], [vocative dual from √paś class 10 verb], [accusative dual from √paś class 10 verb], [locative single from √paś class 10 verb]
    paś -> paśyā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √paś class 10 verb], [nominative dual from √paś class 10 verb], [vocative single from √paś class 10 verb], [vocative dual from √paś class 10 verb], [accusative dual from √paś class 10 verb]
    paś (verb class 10)
    [present passive first single]
  • iyuḥ -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [optative active third plural], [perfect active third plural]
  • karmaṇām -
  • karman (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
  • phalam -
  • phala (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    phala (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    phalā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • Line 2: “vameyuruṣṇarudhiraṃ marmasvabhihatā iva
  • vameyur -
  • vam (verb class 1)
    [optative active third plural]
  • uṣṇa -
  • uṣṇa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    uṣṇa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • rudhiram -
  • rudhira (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    rudhira (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    rudhirā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • marmasva -
  • marman (noun, neuter)
    [locative plural]
  • abhihatā* -
  • abhihata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    abhihatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • iva -
  • iva (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iva (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Buddha-carita Verse 14.20

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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