printed in The Buddhacarita or Life of Buddha by Aśvaghoṣa, which was The Sanskrit text of the Buddha-carita was published at the beginning of last year. The Sanskrit text of the Buddha-carita was published at the beginning of last year [i.e ] in the ‘Anecdota Oxoniensia,’ and the following. English translation is. The Buddhacarita is the most famous work of Asvaghosa, the well-known Ashvaghosha Buddhacarita: In Praise of Buddha’s Acts (BDK English Tripitaka) .
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Ashvaghoshaborn 80 ce? Ashvaghosha was born a Brahman.
Legend obscures the man, but it is known that he was an outspoken opponent of Buddhism until, aehvaghosha a heated debate with a noted Buddhist scholar on the relative merits of Hinduism and Buddhism, he accepted the value of Buddhism and became a disciple of his erstwhile opponent.
While in Varanasi Benareswhere the Buddha had preached his first sermon, Ashvaghosha zshvaghosha the city conquered by the Kushan Kushana emperor Kanishkaa devout Buddhist. A huge war indemnity was demanded, and the ruler of Varanasi handed over buddhcaarita a symbolic tribute, a begging bowl said to have been used by both the Buddha and Ashvaghosha. A brilliant orator, Ashvaghosha spoke at length on Mahayana Greater Vehicle Buddhist doctrine at the fourth Buddhist councilwhich he helped organize.
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