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Life of the Buddha

Life of the Buddha

Author: Aśvaghoṣa.; Patrick Olivelle
Publisher: New York : New York University Press : JJC Foundation, 2008.
Series: Clay Sanskrit library, 33.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"The Buddhist monk Ashva-ghosha composed his elegant biographical and religious poem in the first or second century CE, probably in the city of Ayodhya. Importantly, this is the earliest extent text of the Sanskrit genre of "literature as a fine art" (kavya)." "Fourteen cantos take the reader from the birth of Siddhartha, the future Buddha, to his Awakening when he discovered the truths of Buddhism. The remainder of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Biographical poetry
Religious poetry
Poésie biographique
Poésie religieuse
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Life of the Buddha.
New York : New York University Press : JJC Foundation, 2008
Named Person: Gautama Buddha; Gautama Buddha.; Aśvaghoṣa; Buddha; Gautama Buddha; Buddha; Aśvaghoṣa.; Buddha.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aśvaghoṣa.; Patrick Olivelle
ISBN: 9780814762165 0814762166
OCLC Number: 144598225
Language Note: In English and Sanskrit
Notes: Poems.
Description: lvii, 499 pages ; 17 cm.
Contents: The Birth of the Lord --
Life in the Ladies' Chambers --
Becoming Dejected --
Rebuffing the Women --
The Departure --
Chándaka is Sent Back --
Entering the Ascetic Grove --
Lamenting in the Seraglio --
Search for the Prince --
Encounter with King Shrenya --
Condemnation of Passion --
The Meeting with Aráda --
Victory Over Mara --
The Awakening.
Series Title: Clay Sanskrit library, 33.
Other Titles: Buddhacarita.
Responsibility: by Aśvaghoṣa ; translated by Patrick Olivelle.
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