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Edition: Motilal Banarsidass,India
Date of issue: February 5th 1998
ISBN: 8120812794
ISBN 13: 9788120812796
The author of the book: Aśvaghoṣa
Language: English
Format files: PDF

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I thought this book was tough to get through because of all the cultural context required to understand the allusions. I want to follow them, so I follow the endnotes, but that just makes reading all the more difficult. I also am frequently bothered when I think I'm hearing Asvaghosa speak in place of the Buddha - though this is something that bothers me in many religious texts.

I think I would appreciate this text much more if I knew how to read Sanskrit. I feel like I'm reading Shakespeare in Spanish.

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Ebook Buddhacarita or Acts of the Buddha by Asvaghosa (Reprint of complete English translation based on Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese sources, 1936) read Online! Aśvaghoṣa (Devanagari: अश्वघोष) [əɕʋəgʰoːʂə] (c. 80 – c. 150 CE) was an Indian philosopher-poet, born in Saketa in northern India to a Brahmin family. He is believed to have been the first Sanskrit dramatist, and is considered the greatest Indian poet prior to Kālidāsa. He was the most famous in a group of Buddhist court writers, whose epics rivalled the contemporary Ramayana. Whereas much of Buddhist literature prior to the time of Aśvaghoṣa had been composed in Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit, Aśvaghoṣa wrote in Classical Sanskrit.

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