Udanavarga [sanskrit]

by W. Woodville Rockhill | 1892 | 13,101 words

The Udanavarga is a collection of Sanskrit verses representing aphorisms attributed to the Buddha and his disciples. The Udanavarga resembles the Pali Dhammapada and Udana, yet it belong the ancient tradition of early Buddhism. Alternative titles: Udānavarga (उदानवर्ग).

Chapter 17 - Udakavarga

Udaka-varga

smṛtimantaḥ prayujyante na nikete ramanti te |
haṃsavat palvalaṃ hitvā hy okam oghaṃ jahante te || 1 ||
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haṃsādityapathe yānti ākāśe jīvitendriyāḥ |
niryānti dhīrā lokān mārasainyaṃ pramathya te || 2 ||
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acaritvā brahmacaryam alabdhvā yauvane dhanam |
jīrṇakrauñcaiva dhyāyantālpamatsya iva palvale || 3 ||
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acaritvā brahmacaryam alabdhvā yauvane dhanam |
śenti cāpāti kīrṇā vā paurāṇāny anucintitāḥ || 4 ||
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udabindu nipātena mahākumbho'pi pūryate |
pūryanti bālāḥ pāpair hi stokastokaṃ kṛtair api || 5 ||
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udabindu nipātena mahākumbho'pi pūryate |
pūryanti dhīrāḥ puṇyair hi stokastokaṃ kṛtair api || 6 ||
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ye taranty ārṇavaṃ nityaṃ kolaṃ baddhvā janāḥ śubham |
na te taranti saritāṃ tīrṇā medhāvino janāḥ || 7 ||
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uttīrṇo bhagavān buddhaḥ sthale tiṣṭhati brāhmaṇaḥ |
bhikṣavaḥ snānti caivātra kolaṃ badhnanti cāpare || 8 ||
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kiṃ kuryād udapānena yatrāpaḥ sarvato bhavet |
tṛṣṇāyā mūlam uddhṛtya kasya paryeṣaṇāṃ caret || 9 ||
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udakena nijanti nejakā iṣu kārā namayanti tejasā |
dāruṃ namayanti takṣakā hy ātmānaṃ damayanti paṇḍitāḥ || 10 ||
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yathā hradaḥ sugambhīro viprasanno hy anāvilaḥ |
evaṃ śrutvā hi saddharmaṃ viprasīdanti paṇḍitāḥ || 11 ||
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pṛthivī sadṛśo na lipyate tāyī kīlavad aprakampayaḥ |
hrada iva hi vinītakardamo niṣkaluṣā hi bhavanti paṇḍitāḥ || 12 ||
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Cover of edition (1892)

Udanavarga
by W. Woodville Rockhill (1892)

A collection of verses from the Buddhist canon compiled by Dharmatrata being the Northern Buddhist version of Dhammapada.

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