The Life of the Victorious Buddha
A Simplified Translation of
Venerable Medhaṅkara's Jinacaritaṁ
(version 2.2, June 2007)

An English translation of this Medieval verse biography of the Buddha from his Bodhisatta aspiration to the founding of the Jetavana monastery(with an embedded reading of the text).

translated by
Anandajoti Bhikkhu

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Cover

Html Table of Contents (outline)

 

Translator's Introduction

 

Homage to the Three Treasures

1: The Distant Past

2: The Not-So-Distant Past

3: The Present Time

Conclusion

Html Table of Contents (detailed)

 

Translator's Introduction

 

Homage to the Three Treasures

1: The Distant Past

Sumedha
The Going-Forth
Buddha Dipaṅkara
The Resolution
The Perfections

2: The Not-So-Distant Past

The Conception
The Birth
The 32 Wonders
The Ascetic Kāladevala
The Ploughing Festival
The Palaces
The Signs
The Great Renunciation
The Departure
Rājagaha
Sujāta
The Bodhi Tree
The Defeat of Māra
The Perfect Awakening

3: The Present Time

The Seven Weeks
The Divinity's Request
The Rolling of the Dhamma Wheel
King Bimbisāra
Kāludāyī
The Visit to the Sākiyās
King Suddhodana
Yasodharā, Rāhula, and Nanda
The Purchasing of Jeta's Wood
The Donation of Jeta's Wood
The Rains Retreats

Conclusion

 

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Elsewhere on this Website:

Jinacaritaṁ (Established Text and Analysis)

Jinacaritam: The Life of the Victorious Buddha (Pāḷi Text and English Translation)

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