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Handsome Nanda

Author: Aśvaghoṣa.; Linda Covill
Publisher: New York : New York University Press : JJC Foundation, 2007.
Series: Clay Sanskrit library.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Offers a collection of animal fables that are interwoven with human stories, designed to instruct wayward princes. This title also contains the compact version of King Vikrama's Adventures,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Named Person: Gautama Buddha; Nanda
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aśvaghoṣa.; Linda Covill
ISBN: 9780814716830 0814716830
OCLC Number: 81860915
Language Note: In English and Sanskrit (Latin) on facing pages; includes translation from Sanskrit.
Description: 387 p. ; 17 cm.
Contents: Canto 1. A Description of Kapilāvastu --
Canto 2. A Description of the King --
Canto 3. A Description of the Realized One --
Canto 4. His Wife's Request --
Canto 5. Nanda is Made to Ordain --
Canto 6. His Wife's Lament --
Canto 7. Nanda's Lament --
Canto 8. The Attack on Women --
Canto 9. The Denunciation of Infatuation --
Canto 10. A Lesson in Heaven --
Canto 11. The Condemnation of Heaven --
Canto 12. Comprehension --
Canto 13. The Conquest of the Senses by Moral Self-Restraint --
Canto 14. The Initial Point of Departure --
Canto 15. Abandoning Notions --
Canto 16. Explanation of the Noble Truths --
Canto 17. The Attainment of Deathlessness --
Canto 18. His Instructions Revealed.
Series Title: Clay Sanskrit library.
Responsibility: by Aśvaghoṣa ; translated by Linda Covill.
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