Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Buddhist > Asvaghosa's Buddhacarita: The Life of the Buddha (Sanskrit Text Word-by-Word translation Melodies for Chanting and Verses in English Grammatical Explanation)
Displaying 1393 of 1658         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Asvaghosa's Buddhacarita: The Life of the Buddha (Sanskrit Text Word-by-Word translation Melodies for Chanting and Verses in English Grammatical Explanation)
Asvaghosa's Buddhacarita: The Life of the Buddha (Sanskrit Text Word-by-Word translation Melodies for Chanting and Verses in English Grammatical Explanation)
Description
Preface
The Main work on the Buddhacarita was completed in 1989 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The book could not then not be published, because the computer fonts given to me were not laserprinter compatible; since I hade not worked with Computers earlier, I had not Understood this problem in time. Due to many visa problems in Nepal I moved to Varanasi, India, to continue my Sanskrit studies. There I retyped the whole manuscript, with a different lay-out, as it is now. However, the printing company with whom I had made an arrangement, again in the end could not produce proper laserprints most probably due to a virus infection. Since nobody else in Varanasi had the laserfont that I had been using there for the Devanagari, I gave up working on the Buddhacarita in 1991, but two years later I took courage again and went to the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, in Sarnath, Varanasi, to discuss my computer problems and publication of the book.

Venerable Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche, the Director of the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, and Acarya Geshe Nawang Sherab, the librarian, both immediately showed keen interest in the book, and allowed me to finish the computer work at their Institute. I feel especially grateful to Acarya Geshe Nawang Sherb-la for his never-ending optimism and encouragement regarding this work.

The Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies used a Devanagari font with the same computer key-board lay-out as the font I had used in Varanasi, so there I substituted all Devanagari in the text, resulting in the book as it is now being published. Somehow this computer work continued to give problems, and I feel greatly indebted to Acarya Geshe Nawang Sherab, Mr. Pasang Thackchhoe, and Mr. Tashi Dhondup at the central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, and Mr. Bruce Graham in Varanasi, for their help and patience at solving these computer problems.

Also, Mr. Bruce Graham spent time to chant all English verse with me, and, being a Sanskrit scholar, in many instances of 'metrical' problems in the English verse thought of better solutions, so that due to his help many verse have been improved, for which I want to express my heartfelt thanks. We realize however that several verses are still not prefect, and I would be pleased to receive comments regarding the English verses from who are using this book.

I also like to thank Prof. Dr. S. S. Bahulkar at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, for his advice on points of grammar.

Any suggestion to improve a next will be greatly appreciated. I hope the book will be of use.

Contents
Introductioni
About metres and MelodiesI
Sanskrit Text, English verses, verses, Translation1
Canto I, The Birth of the Holy one2
Canto II, Life in the Palace22
Canto III, The Arising of Vexation36
Canto IV, The rejection of the women52
Canto V, The Going forth76
Canto VI, The Dismissal of Chandaka98
Canto VII, Entrance into the penance grove114
Canto VIII, Lamentation in the Palace128
Canto IX, The Search for the Prince148
Canto X, Srenya's visit168
Canto XI, Admonition of the Passions178
Canto XII, The visit to Arada196
Canto XIII, The Victory over mara222
Canto XIV, The Enlightenment238
Grammatical Explanations of Canto I254

Asvaghosa's Buddhacarita: The Life of the Buddha (Sanskrit Text Word-by-Word translation Melodies for Chanting and Verses in English Grammatical Explanation)

Item Code:
IDI122
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
1995
ISBN:
8190047310
Size:
7"X 9.4"
Pages:
320
Price:
$27.50   Shipping Free
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Asvaghosa's Buddhacarita: The Life of the Buddha (Sanskrit Text Word-by-Word translation Melodies for Chanting and Verses in English Grammatical Explanation)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 8791 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
Preface
The Main work on the Buddhacarita was completed in 1989 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The book could not then not be published, because the computer fonts given to me were not laserprinter compatible; since I hade not worked with Computers earlier, I had not Understood this problem in time. Due to many visa problems in Nepal I moved to Varanasi, India, to continue my Sanskrit studies. There I retyped the whole manuscript, with a different lay-out, as it is now. However, the printing company with whom I had made an arrangement, again in the end could not produce proper laserprints most probably due to a virus infection. Since nobody else in Varanasi had the laserfont that I had been using there for the Devanagari, I gave up working on the Buddhacarita in 1991, but two years later I took courage again and went to the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, in Sarnath, Varanasi, to discuss my computer problems and publication of the book.

Venerable Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche, the Director of the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, and Acarya Geshe Nawang Sherab, the librarian, both immediately showed keen interest in the book, and allowed me to finish the computer work at their Institute. I feel especially grateful to Acarya Geshe Nawang Sherb-la for his never-ending optimism and encouragement regarding this work.

The Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies used a Devanagari font with the same computer key-board lay-out as the font I had used in Varanasi, so there I substituted all Devanagari in the text, resulting in the book as it is now being published. Somehow this computer work continued to give problems, and I feel greatly indebted to Acarya Geshe Nawang Sherab, Mr. Pasang Thackchhoe, and Mr. Tashi Dhondup at the central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, and Mr. Bruce Graham in Varanasi, for their help and patience at solving these computer problems.

Also, Mr. Bruce Graham spent time to chant all English verse with me, and, being a Sanskrit scholar, in many instances of 'metrical' problems in the English verse thought of better solutions, so that due to his help many verse have been improved, for which I want to express my heartfelt thanks. We realize however that several verses are still not prefect, and I would be pleased to receive comments regarding the English verses from who are using this book.

I also like to thank Prof. Dr. S. S. Bahulkar at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, for his advice on points of grammar.

Any suggestion to improve a next will be greatly appreciated. I hope the book will be of use.

Contents
Introductioni
About metres and MelodiesI
Sanskrit Text, English verses, verses, Translation1
Canto I, The Birth of the Holy one2
Canto II, Life in the Palace22
Canto III, The Arising of Vexation36
Canto IV, The rejection of the women52
Canto V, The Going forth76
Canto VI, The Dismissal of Chandaka98
Canto VII, Entrance into the penance grove114
Canto VIII, Lamentation in the Palace128
Canto IX, The Search for the Prince148
Canto X, Srenya's visit168
Canto XI, Admonition of the Passions178
Canto XII, The visit to Arada196
Canto XIII, The Victory over mara222
Canto XIV, The Enlightenment238
Grammatical Explanations of Canto I254
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Testimonials

I recently ordered a hand embroidered stole. It was expensive and I was slightly worried about ordering it on line. It has arrived and is magnificent. I couldn't be happier, I will treasure this stole for ever. Thank you.
Jackie
Today Lord SIVA arrived well in Munich. Thank you for the save packing. Everything fine. Hari Om
Hermann, Munchen
Thank you very much for keeping such an exotic collection of Books. Keep going strong Exotic India!!!
Shweta, Germany
I am very thankful to you for keeping such rare and quality books, DVDs, and CDs of classical music and even Dhrupad which is almost unbelievable. I hope you continue to be this good in your helpfulness. I have found books about rare cultural heritage such as Kodava samaj, Dhrupad and other DVDs and CDs in addition to the beautiful sarees I have from your business, actually business is not the right word, but for lack of a word I am using this.
Prashanti, USA
Shiva Shankar brass statue arrived yesterday. It´s very perfect and beautiful and it was very carefully packed. THANK YOU!!! OM NAMAH SHIVAYA
Mª Rosário Costa, Portugal
I have purchased many books from your company. Your packaging is excellent, service is great and attention is prompt. Please maintain this quality for this order also!
Raghavan, USA
My order arrived today with plenty of time to spare. Everything is gorgeous, packing excellent.
Vana, Australia
I was pleased to chance upon your site last year though the name threw me at first! I have ordered several books on Indian theatre and performance, which I haven't found elsewhere (including Amazon) or were unbelievably exorbitantly priced first editions etc. I appreciate how well you pack the books in your distinctive protective packaging for international and domestic mailing (for I order books for India delivery as well) and the speed with which my order is delivered, well within the indicated time. Good work!
Chitra, United Kingdom
The statue has arrived today. It so beautiful, lots of details. I am very happy and will order from you shop again.
Ekaterina, Canada.
I love your company and have been buying a variety of wonderful items from you for many years! Keep up the good work!
Phyllis, USA
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India