Ashvaghosha biography in hindi
He was the life pillar for the Mahayana, but specifically he was a major exponent of the Unexcelled Vehicle of Vajrayana. Therefore all the composers of hymns in India imitate his style regarding him as the father of literature.
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Look Inside the Book. Notify me when this item is available. We will soon follow up with you. Jagdish Chandra Mishra Hardcover Edition: Saundarananda Mahakavya of Sri Asvaghosa.
Jagdish Chandra Mishra Paperback Edition: Asvaghosa's Buddhacarita or Acts of the Buddha. The Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana is attributed to Ashvaghoshawho is regarded as the eleventh of Shakyamuni's twenty-three, or the twelfth of his twenty-four, successors.
Some accounts, however, attribute it to another person of the same name or to others. From Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia. Retrieved from " http: All biographies hindi of CBE. When in Hodgson published a translation of the books and Wilkinson in published an edition they astonished scholars by the democratic spirit of Europe displayed in the book. So long, however, as the Sanskrit  text of the book is denied us a final judgment regarding the age of the author is impossible.
From the second Chinese translation T. Vidyabhushana Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, p. These fascinating poems are like heavenly flowers in their  beauty and the exalted principles which they contain emulate in dignity the height of mountain summits. Therefore all the composers of hymns in India imitate his style regarding him as the father of literature. The legend would have it that in a previous birth he was a nightingale which eulogised the Buddha in charming melody.
I-tsing himself translated from Sanskrit into Chinese the hymn of verses Recordp. Siegling who has been preparing an edition for the press similar fragments discovered in Central Asia have been published by Levi Journale Asiatiquebiography hindiand Vallee Poussinpage F. Only the poet who was probably himself a preacher at the court, has none but monks before his eyes, who held their religious discourses in courtly circles where Sanskrit poesy was understood and appreciated.
See Speyer's translation, p. This most characteristic story runs as follows: Therefore must men cherish for the Buddha, the Lord, supreme attachment. For the following miracle on the part of the Lord in one of his previous births is recounted -- a biography in hindi which was celebrated by my venerable teacher one of the adorers of Three Jewels who gave satisfaction to his preceptor by his insight and truth and became himself an eminent master in the search for virtue. In those days the Bodhisattva, who is now the Lord, in keeping with his extraordinary promises by virtue of his charity, love, succour to the poor conferred grace on the world out of compassion issuing from the immaculate stream of insight and love was born in a Brahman family devoted to their duties and pre-eminent for character, learned and powerful.
He obtained much wealth and honour. However he found no pleasure in worldly life and soon withdrew into retirement.
As a pious ascetic he lived in the forest. One day he was wandering accompanied by a single disciple in the mountains.
He saw in a cave a young tigress exhausted with hunger and about to devour her own young, trustfully approaching her to feed on her milk. The compassionate remain intrepid even under great personal grief.
But when a stranger is smitten, however small, they quail. He sent out his disciple to fetch meat.
But this was only a pretext in order to be left alone. He was already determined to hurl himself down the precipice in order to save the life of the creature and to serve as food to the mother tiger. All the other monks try to console him but all that effort goes to vain because Nanda continues to suffer. Even the word of Buddha does not put his heart and mind to peace. To this, Buddha takes Nanda to heaven with him.
On their way to the heaven, they pass the mighty mountains of Himalayas. Nanda comes across a dreadful looking one-eyed female monkey. Buddha asks him if he thought Sundari was prettier than that female monkey to which Nanda replied yes vehemently. Later when they reach heaven, they meet many heavenly and biography hindi nymphs. Nanda falls for them and feels very passionate towards them, forgetting all about Sundari.
He comes back to earth with Buddha and resigns to ascetic practices in hope to attain heaven when he dies. This convinces Nanda that he does not want the joys of heaven and he goes to confess that with Buddha. Buddha becomes very impressed with Nanda and decides to teach him lessons from the Buddhist doctrine himself. After sometime Nanda renounces everything and goes in exile to forests. There he practices four great meditations dedicatedly, which results in him becoming an arhat.
This spiritual achievement of Nanda pleases Buddha to a great extent and he asks Nanda to preach other people and work towards the emancipation of the mankind.