9780814762165-0814762166-Life of the Buddha (Clay Sanskrit Library, 10)

Life of the Buddha (Clay Sanskrit Library, 10)

ISBN-13: 9780814762165
ISBN-10: 0814762166
Edition: 1
Author: Ashvaghosha
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: Clay Sanskrit
Format: Hardcover 558 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780814762165
ISBN-10: 0814762166
Edition: 1
Author: Ashvaghosha
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: Clay Sanskrit
Format: Hardcover 558 pages

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Acknowledged author Ashvaghosha wrote Life of the Buddha (Clay Sanskrit Library, 10) comprising 558 pages back in 2008. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0814762166 and 9780814762165. Since then Life of the Buddha (Clay Sanskrit Library, 10) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 6.55 or rent at the marketplace.

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The Buddhist monk Ashva·ghosha composed Life of the Buddha in the first or second century CE probably in Ayódhya. This is the earliest surviving text of the Sanskrit literary genre called kavya and probably provided models for Kali·dasa's more famous works. The most poignant scenes on the path to his Awakening are when the young prince Siddhártha, the future Buddha, is confronted by the reality of sickness, old age, and death, while seduced by the charms of the women employed to keep him at home. A poet of the highest order, Ashva·ghosha's aim is not entertainment but instruction, presenting the Buddha's teaching as the culmination of the Brahmanical tradition. His wonderful descriptions of the bodies of courtesans are ultimately meant to show the transience of beauty.
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