Buddha Life, Buddha Carita

Buddha-carita, or The Life of Buddha Book 1: [Bhagavatprasūtiḥ] [The Birth of the Holy One] 1. That Arhat is here saluted, who has no counterpart, - who, as bestowing the supreme happiness, surpasses (Brahman) the Creator, - who, as driving away darkness, vanquishes the sun, - and, as dispelling all burning heat, surpasses the beautiful moon. 2. There was a

Buddha-carita, or The Life of Buddha Book 2: [Antaḥpuravihāro] [Life in the Palace] 1. From the time of the birth of that son of his, who, the true master of himself, was to end all birth and old age, the king increased day by day in wealth, elephants, horses, and friends as a river increases with its influx of waters.

Buddha-carita, or The Life of Buddha Book 3: [Saṁvegotpattiḥ] [The Prince's Perturbation] 1. On a certain day he heard of the forests carpeted with tender grass, with their trees resounding with the kokilas, adorned with lotus-ponds, and which had been all bound up in the cold season. 2. Having heard of the delightful appearance of the city groves beloved by

Buddha-carita, or The Life of Buddha Book 4: [Strīvighātano] [The Women Rejected] 1. Then from that city-garden, with their eyes restless in excitement, the women went out to meet the prince as a newly-arrived bridegroom; 2. And when they came up to him, their eyes wide open in wonder, they performed their due homage with hands folded like a lotus-calyx.

Buddha-carita, or The Life of Buddha Book 5: [Abhiniṣkramaṇo] [Flight] 1. He, the son of the Śākya king, even though thus tempted by the objects of sense which infatuate others, yielded not to pleasure and felt not delight, like a lion deeply pierced in his heart by a poisoned arrow. 2. Then one day accompanied by some worthy sons of

Buddha-carita, or The Life of Buddha Book 6: [Chaṁdakanivartanaṁ] [The Dismissal of Chaṁdaka] 1. Then when the sun, the eye of the world, was just risen, he, the noblest of men, beheld the hermitage of the son of Bhṛgu, 2. Its deer all asleep in quiet trust, its birds tranquilly resting, - seeing it he too became restful, and he

Buddha-carita, or The Life of Buddha Book 7: [Tapovanapraveśo] [Entry into the Penance Grove] 1. Then having left the weeping tear-faced Chaṁda, - indifferent to all things in his longing for the forest, he by whom all objects are accomplished, overpowering the place by his beauty, entered that hermitage as if it were fully blessed. 2. He the prince with

Buddha-carita, or The Life of Buddha Book 8: [Aṁtaḥpuravilāpo] [Entry into the Penance Grove] 1. Meanwhile the attendant of the horse, in deep distress, when his unselfish master thus went into the forest, made every effort in the road to dissolve his load of sorrow, and yet in spite of it all not a tear dropped from him. 2. But

Buddha-carita, or The Life of Buddha Book 9: [Kumārānveṣaṇo] [The Deputation to the Prince] 1. Then the two, the counsellor and the family priest, beaten by the king with his scourge of tears, went with every effort to that forest in the hurry of affection, like two noble horses goaded. 2. Having come at last full of weariness to that

Buddha-carita, or The Life of Buddha Book 10: [Śreṇyābhigamano] [Śreṇya's Visit] 1. The prince, he of the broad and lusty chest, having thus dismissed the minister and the priest, crossed the Ganges with its speeding waves and went to Rajagriha with its beautiful palaces. 2. He reached the city distinguished by the five hills, well-guarded and adorned with mountains, and