Book XIV

 

⏑−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑−    pathyā Śloka The pathyā form of the metre should be presumed in the Śloka verses unless otherwise indicated.01
tato mārabalaṁ jitvā dhairyeṇa ca śamena ca |

⏑⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−−¦⏑−⏑−
paramārthaṁ vijijñāsuḥ sa dadhyau dhyānakovidaḥ || 14.1

 

−−−−¦⏑⏑⏑−¦¦−⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑−    navipulā
sarveṣu dhyānavidhiṣu prāpya caiśvaryamuttamam |

−−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
sasmāra prathame yāme pūrvajanmaparaṁparām || 14.2

 

⏑−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−−¦⏑−⏑−
amutrāhamayaṁ nāma cyutastasmādihāgataḥ |

⏑⏑−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
iti janmasahasrāṇi sasmārānubhavanniva || 14.3

 

−−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
smtvā janma ca mtyuṁ ca tāsu tāsūpapattiṣu |

⏑−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑−
tataḥ sattveṣu kāruṇyaṁ cakāra karuṇātmakaḥ || 14.4

 

−−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
ktveha svajanotsargaṁ punaranyatra ca kriyāḥ |

−−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑−
atrāṇaḥ khalu loko 'yaṁ paribhramati cakravat || 14.5

 

−−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑−
ityevaṁ smaratastasya babhūva niyatātmanaḥ |

⏑⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑−
kadalīgarbhaniḥsāraḥ saṁsāra iti niścayaḥ || 14.6

 

⏑−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
dvitīye tvāgate yāme so 'dvitīyaparākramaḥ |

−−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
divyaṁ cakṣuḥ paraṁ lebhe sarvacakṣuṣmatāṁ varaḥ || 14.7

 

⏑−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
tatastena sa divyena pariśuddhena cakṣuṣā |

⏑−⏑⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑−
dadarśa nikhilaṁ lokamādarśa iva nirmale || 14.8

 

−−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−−¦⏑−⏑−
sattvānāṁ paśyatastasya nikṣṭotkṣṭakarmaṇām |

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
pracyutiṁ copapattiṁ ca vavdhe karuṇātmatā || 14.9

 

⏑−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
ime duṣktakarmāṇaḥ prāṇino yāṁti durgatim |

⏑−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−−¦⏑−⏑−
ime 'nye śubhakarmāṇaḥ pratiṣṭhaṁte tripiṣṭape || 14.10

 

⏑⏑−−¦⏑⏑⏑−¦¦⏑⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑−    navipulā
upapannāḥ pratibhaye narake bhśadāruṇe |

⏑−−−¦⏑⏑⏑−¦¦−−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−    navipulā
amī duḥkhairbahuvidhaiḥ pīḍyaṁte kpaṇaṁ vata || 14.11

 

−−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
pāyyaṁte kvathitaṁ kecidagnivarṇamayorasam |

−−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
āropyaṁte ruvaṁto 'nye niṣṭaptastaṁbhamāyasam || 14.12

 

−−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−−¦⏑−⏑−
pacyaṁte piṣṭavatkecidayaskuṁbhīṣvavāṅmukhāḥ |

−−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
dahyaṁte karuṇaṁ keciddīpteṣvaṁgārarāśiṣu || 14.13

 

−−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
kecittīkṣṇairayodaṁṣṭrairbhakṣyaṁte dāruṇaiḥ śvabhiḥ |

−−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
keciddhṣṭairayastuṁḍairvāyasairāyasairiva || 14.14

 

−−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
keciddāhapariśrāṁtāḥ śītacchāyābhikāṁkṣiṇaḥ |

⏑⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑−
asipatraṁ vanaṁ nīlaṁ baddhā iva viśaṁtyamī || 14.15

 

−−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
pāṭyaṁte dāruvat kecitkuṭhārairbahubāhavaḥ |

−−⏑⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
duḥkhe 'pi na vipadyaṁte karmabhirdhāritāsavaḥ || 14.16

 

⏑−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
sukhaṁ syāditi yatkarma ktaṁ duḥkhanivttaye |

⏑−−−¦⏑⏑⏑−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−    navipulā
phalaṁ tasyedamavaśairduḥkhamevopabhujyate || 14.17

 

⏑−⏑⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
sukhārthamaśubhaṁ ktvā ya ete bhśaduḥkhitāḥ |

−−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑−
āsvādaḥ sa kimeteṣāṁ karoti sukhamaṇvapi || 14.18

 

⏑−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
hasadbhiryatktaṁ karma kaluṣaṁ kaluṣātmabhiḥ |

−−⏑⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑−
etatpariṇate kāle krośadbhiranubhūyate || 14.19

 

−−⏑−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
yadyeva pāpakarmāṇaḥ paśyeyuḥ karmaṇāṁ phalam |

⏑−⏑−¦⏑⏑⏑−¦¦−−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑−    navipulā
vameyuruṣṇarudhiraṁ marmasvabhihatā iva || 14.20

 

śārīrebhyo 'pi duḥkhebhyo nārakebhyo manasvinaḥ |
anāryaiḥ saha saṁvāso mama kcchratamo mataḥ || | 14.21*

 

⏑−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
ime 'nye karmabhiścitraiścittavispaṁdasaṁbhavaiḥ |

−−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
tiryagyonau vicitrāyāmupapannāstapasvinaḥ || 14.22 (14.21)

 

−−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑−
māṁsatvagbāladaṁtārthaṁ vairādapi madādapi |

−−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
hanyaṁte kpaṇā yatra baṁdhūnāṁ paśyatāmapi || 14.23 (14.22)

 

⏑−⏑−¦−⏑⏑−¦¦−−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−    bhavipulā
aśaknuvaṁto 'pyavaśāḥ kṣuttarṣaśramapīḍitāḥ |

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
go 'śvabhūtāśca vāhyaṁte pratodakṣatamūrtayaḥ || 14.24 (14.23)

 

−−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−−¦⏑−⏑−
vāhyaṁte gajabhūtāśca balīyāṁso 'pi durbalaiḥ |

−⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
aṁkuśakliṣṭamūrdhānastāḍitāḥ pādapārṣṇibhiḥ || 14.25 (14.24)

 

−−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
satsvapyanyeṣu duḥkheṣu duḥkhaṁ yatra viśeṣataḥ |

⏑−⏑⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
parasparavirodhācca parādhīnatayaiva ca || 14.26 (14.25)

 

−−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
khasthāḥ khasthairhi bādhyaṁte jalasthā jalacāribhiḥ |

⏑−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
sthalasthāḥ sthalasaṁsthaistu prāpyaṁte cetaretaraiḥ || 14.27 (14.26)

 

⏑⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
upapannāstathā ceme mātsaryākrāṁtacetasaḥ |

⏑⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
pitloke nirāloke kpaṇaṁ bhuṁjate phalam || 14.28 (14.27)

 

−−−−¦⏑⏑⏑−¦¦−⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑−    navipulā
sūcīchidropamamukhāḥ parvatopamakukṣayaḥ |

−−⏑⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
kṣuttarṣajanitairduḥkhaiḥ pīḍyaṁte duḥkhabhāginaḥ || 14.29 (14.28)

 

⏑⏑−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
puruṣo yadi jānīta mātsaryasyedśaṁ phalam |

−⏑−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
sarvathā śivivaddadyāccharīrāvayavānapi || 14.30 (14.30)

 

−⏑−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
āśayā samabhikrāṁtā ghāryamāṇāḥ svakarmabhiḥ |

⏑−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦⏑−−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
labhaṁte na hyamī bhoktuṁ pravddhānyaśucīnyapi || 14.31 (14.29)

 

⏑−−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
ime 'nye narakaṁ prāpya garbhasaṁjñe 'śucihrade |

⏑⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
upapannā manuṣyeṣu duḥkhamarchaṁti jaṁtavaḥ || 14.32 (14.31) At this point the original section of Buddhacarita breaks off, it is supplemented by Amtānanda's conclusion (in Sanskrit) in Cowell's edition; and the continuation in the Tibetan and Chinese translations has been translated in Johnson's edition. But as these throw no light on Aśvaghoṣa's prosody they are omitted here.02