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Click to Expand/Collapse OptionTitle
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionPreface
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 1: Bhagavatprasūti
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 2: Antaḥpuravihāra
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 3: Saṃvegotpatti
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 4: Strīvighātana
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 5: Abhiniṣkramaṇa
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 6: Chandakanivartana
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 7: Tapovanapraveśa
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 8: Antaḥpuravilāpa
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 9: Kumārānveṣaṇa
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 10: Śreṇyābhigamana
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 11: Kāmavigarhaṇa
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 12: Arāḍadarśana
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 13: Māravijaya
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 14: Englightenment
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 15: Turning the Wheel of the Law
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 16: Many Conversions
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 17: Conversion (pravrajyā) of the Great Disciples
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 18: The Instruction of Anāthapiṇḍada
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 19: The Meeting of Father and Son
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 20: Acceptance of Jetavana
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 21: Progress (srotas) of the Mission
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 22: The Visit to Amrapāli's Grove
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 23: Fixing the Factors of Bodily Life
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 24: Compassion for the Licchavis
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 25: The Journey to Nirvāṇa
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 26: The Mahāparinirvāṇa
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 27: Eulogy of Nirvāṇa
Click to Expand/Collapse OptionChapter 28: The Division of the Relics
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Aśvaghoṣa: Buddhacarita
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Contents

1. References
2. Abbreviations
3. Bibliography
4. Secondary source(s)
5. Credits


References:
The references for Sanskrit are to Johnston (1978), Cowell (1893) and Weller (1953); for Chinese to Dharmakṣema (T.192); for Tibetan to Tg skyes rabs ge; for English to Johnston (1978), Cowell (1927) and Beal (1883).
 
The remaining portion of the Chinese translation as well as Beal's English translation (chapters 14-28) will be added soon.


Abbreviations:




Abbreviations for the whole library.


Bibliography:

Beal, Samuel (1883), Fo-sho-hing-tsan-king: A Life of Buddha, Clarendon Press, Oxford.

Cowell, E.B. (1893), The Buddha-Karita of Asvaghosha, Clarendon Press, Oxford.
__________ (1927), "The Buddha-Karita of Asvaghosha", in Muller, F. Max, The Sacred Books of East, Oxford University Press, London (reprint of edition from 1894).

Dharmakṣema 曇無讖, "佛所行讃" (Chinese translation of Buddhacarita), in T.192.

Johnston, E.H. (1978), Aśvaghoṣa's Buddhacarita or Acts of the Buddha, Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi (reprint of 1936 edition).

__________ (1937), "The Buddha's Mission and last Journey: Buddhacarita, xv to xxviii", in Acta Orientalia, 15: 26-62, 85-111, 231-292.

Sa dbaṇ bzaṇ po and Blo gros rgyal po, "Saṅs rgyas kyi spyod pa źes bya ba´i sñan dṅags chen po" (Tibetan translation of Buddhacarita), in Tg skyes rabs ge, 1b1-103b2.

Weller, Friedrich (1953), Zwei Zentralasiatische Fragmente Des Buddhacarita, Akademie-Verlag, Berlin.



Secondary source(s):
Weller, Friedrich (1926), Das Leben des Buddha von Aśvaghoṣa, vol. I and II, Verlag Eduard Pfeiffer, Leipzig.

Willemen, Charles (2009), The Chinese Buddhacarita: Complete Chinese-English Dictionary, Buddhist World Press, Delhi.



Credits:
Input by Fredrik Liland, Oslo, 2010.
 
We would like to thank GRETIL (input by Peter Schreiner), CBETA and ACIP for providing e-texts.

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