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'The Buddha's Career'

buddha-carita mahā-kāvya

-- An Epic Story of Awakened Action --

by Aśvaghoṣa


Canto 1: The Birth of Something Beautiful
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Canto 2: Exploring Within the Battlements
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Canto 3: Arising of Nervous Excitement
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Canto 4: Warding 'Women' Away
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Canto 5: Getting Well & Truly Out
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Canto 6: Chandaka / Turning Back
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Canto 7: Entering the Woods of Painful Practice
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Canto 8: Lamenting Within the Battlements
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Canto 9: The Seeking of a Prince
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Canto 10: Śreṇya / Drawing Near
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Canto 11: Blaming Desires
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Canto 12: Seeiing / Arāḍa
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Canto 13: Victory Over Māra
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Canto 14:
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These are some odds & sods from Buddhacarita translated and typed in back in 2008:
From Canto 12, Visit to Arāḍa
From Canto 13, Defeat of Māra
From Canto 26, The Great Extinction of the Flame (Johnston's translation from the Tibetan)


 
'Handsome Nanda' 
saundara-nanda mahā-kāvya
-- An Epic Story of Beautiful Joy --
by Aśvaghoṣa

Canto 1: A Portrait of Kapilavāstu
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Canto 2: A Portrait of the King
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Canto 3: A Portrait of the Tathāgata
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Canto 4: A Wife's Appeal
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Canto 5: Nanda Is Caused to Go Forth
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Canto 6: A Wife's Lament
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Canto 7: Nanda's Lament
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Canto 8: A Tirade against Women
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Canto 9: Negation of Vanity
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Canto 10: A Vision of Heaven
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Canto 11: Negation of Heaven
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Canto 12: Gaining a Foothold
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Canto 13: Defeating the Power of the Senses through the Discipline of Integrity
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Canto 14: Stepping Into Action
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Canto 15: Abandoning Ideas
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Canto 16: Exposition of the Noble Truths
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Canto 17: Obtaining the Deathless Nectar
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Canto 18: Knowing Affirmation
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For podcasts, plus links to verse by verse commentary on Saundarananda, visit saundara-nanda.com


SHOBOGENZO
 

  'A True-Dharma-Eye Treasury' by Zen Master Dogen

(a selection of off-the-cuff translations done in 2008)


Chapter 2, The Great Wisdom of One Gone to the Far Shore

Chapter 3, The Real Law of the Universe

Chapter 10, Not Doing Any Evil

Chapter 11, Time, as Existence 

Chapter 28, The Matter of Buddha Going On Up 

Chapter 58, Rules of Sitting-Zen 

Chapter 72, The Samadhi That Is King of Samadhis 

Chapter 87, Serving Buddhas

Chapter 95, The Eightfold Awakening of a Great Human Being




  Mūla-madhyamaka-kārikā, by Nāgārjuna

Chapter 26


 




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