Full text of “Lalita Vistara English Translation Fasc 12 Rajendralala Mitra bis The Lalita-Vistara; or, Memoirs of the early life of Sakya Sinha BIBLIOTHECA. E. including an English translation by R. and to have this newly assembled literature be afforded the same inspired status as other instances of “the words of the. I only know Lalitavistara from Gwendolyn Bays’ translation from the French (The Voice . Thanks for that V. ‘The play in full’ is scarcely English.

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This was the second pre-ordained sign. According to it the staff should be made of wood or bamboo well polished. He will untie the bonds of those persons who lie fettered in the cage of worldliness and pain. These and several other exploits recorded in the case of the young Christ seem to be based on some childhood exploits of the Buddha as mentioned in the Lalitavistara as above. J ournal of the American Oriental Society Vol.

He will for certain understand the sequenceless, perfect Bodhi knowledge. The wicked all quickly retired from the place. She was surrounded by eighty-four thousand Deva damsels, by the same number each of Naga damsels, of Gandharva damsels, of Kinnara damsels, and of Asura damsels, proceeding in different arrays, decorated with a profusion of ornaments, and engaged in singing, music, or laliatvistara conversation.

Mayadevi visited by Apsarasas. X Vishnu Puranap.

She was full of affection, delight and gratification. Also Foucaux’s French translation of Lalitavistara introduction, vol. Many were the panegyrics sung in its praise, and innumerable were the sovereigns who found asylum in its safety. About it dwelt the mothers of former Jinas, and around it resounded the music of Devas. The beginning of the sixth chapter has been tranxlation by Windisch in his Buddha’s Geburtp.


Retrieved 17 August When the Bodhisattva moved his hand, his mother turned towards it. In short, inconceivable were the occurrences when, rising from all other regions, the Bodhisattva made himself manifest on this earth. The figures of this animal as shown in sculpture appears to Mr.

Early Buddhist Texts – Lalitavistara

Lord of the earth, you are fortunate, drop all anxiety. He is perfect in morality, tranquil in his actions, and unfathomable in his understanding. He was bathed with streams of fragrant water by millions of Devas ebglish in the sky.

Lalitavistra limited purity— exiguanm ehglish. Brahma, the lord of the earth, then carried the jewelled house back to Brahmaloka, and established it there as a monument chaitya. A bedstead for an infant six months old, p. The king, S’uddhodana, forsaking all worldly affairs, and the society of even pure women, and adopting the life of a Brahma- chari, engaged himself in religious llaitavistara, even as if he had retired to a grove of penance 20 Tajpovana. Really fruitful will be their human existence.

Such signs, Maharaja, do not appear on Chakravarti kings; such signs appear only on Bodhisattvas. The redolent pavilion again was covered on the outside with exquisite flowers, which seemed granslation if the merit of the Bodhisattva’s former good acts had been smeared on it.

The condition of the several regions of the universe at the time. Reflect well upon the pain which you have suffered in this world. In the Burmese version no elephant is mentioned. Theobald as a rude and somewhat ideal representation of the real animal. I have not thought fit to break the thread of the narrative by inserting this list in my text, for reasons which, I believe, the reader can easily conceive.

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Thus did his effulgence spread from the womb of his mother. See note 1, above.


The king, in delight, is beholding the procession. This meaning is as satisfactory with regard to the subject as with the form ; it shows us in the term Tathagata a title by which Sfakya wished to authorize his innovations by the example of ancient sages whose conduct he pretended to imitate.

Oalitavistara at Tushita—his audience.

Burnouf s Histoire du Buddhismep. He and his companions took the seats assigned them. The expositions which we owe to the two authors, whom I have just named, lalktavistara tolerably numerous, and I think it sufficient to refer the reader to them. In philosophical works this word has, however, a very different signification. Conversed with the BhiJcshuJcas. Three thousand great thousands of regions, p.

At that time pleasing, gratifying, endearing, exciting, delightful, exhilarating, indescribable, charming, inoffensive, unalarming sounds were audible everywhere.

I should, therefore, proceed to see him.

Should he, however, retire from urban life to a hermitage, he will become a Tath6gata, an Arhat, a knower of the perfect knowledge mmyalc-sambuddhaa leader of unfailing policy, a lawgiver, and a perfect Buddha in this region.

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Jewels appeared pendant under networks over toWers y palaces and gatewaysp. The conception proceeds with the assistance of the gods after the Bodhisattva had determined to enter the womb of his mother in the form of an elephant. The sleeping Mayadevi in a dream perceived that the noble elephant had entered into her body.

Then was the jewelled mansion of the lord’s enjoyment embellished and decorated with celestial clothing, garlands, incenses, flowers, music, and other objects of enjoyment. I take it, therefore, to be a house, a palace, or a tower, in the sense of some structure fit for habitation.