Daily Readings

Join me in a daily reading of the Buddhacarita translated, from the Sanskrit and Tibetan versions into English, by E.H. Johnston.

18th Dec 2013 – Chapter 1: Verses 49-58, on Asita’s reasons for visiting Suddhodana’s palace                             第一品:阿私陀親臨淨飯王宮宇的緣由 (附中文版

19th Dec 2013 – Chapter 1: Verses 59-66, on Asita’s tears worrying Suddhodana                                                    第一品:阿私陀落淚;淨飯王憂心(附中文版

20th Dec 2013 – Chapter 1: Verses 67-80, on Asita’s explanation of why he teared                                                  第一品:阿私陀解釋他爲何落淚(附中文版

21st Dec 2013 – Chapter 26: Verses 1-8, on Subhadra’s aspiration to learn the Dharma from                                the Buddha                                                                                                                                         第二十六品:須跋陀羅欲向佛請法(附中文版

22nd Dec 2013 – Chapter 26: Verses 9-19, on Subhadra’s consideration of the Buddha’s                                       teachings                                                                                                                                             第二十六品:須跋陀羅受教(附中文版

23rd Dec 2013 – Chapter 26: Verses 20-24, on Subhadra’s attainment of Arhat and passing                                   into Nirvana                                                                                                                                       第二十六品:須跋陀羅証阿羅漢,即入涅槃(附中文版

24th Dec 2013 – What’s with Asita and Subhadra? 阿私陀和須跋陀羅有什麽關係?

25th Dec 2013 – Chapter 1: Verses 1-10, on the birth of the Buddha-to-be                                                              第一品:悉達多太子的出生(附中文版

26th Dec 2013 – Chapter 1: Verses 11-15, on Siddhartha’s pleasing form and first words                                      第一品:悉達多太子相貌言行(附中文版

27th Dec 2013 – Chapter 1: Verses 16-27, on heavenly beings honouring Siddhartha                                            第一品:諸天供養悉達多太子(附中文版

28th Dec 2013 – Chapter 26: Verses 71-81, on the disciples being anxious over the Buddha’s                              impending passing into parinirvana                                                                                                  第二十六品:佛弟子為佛入涅憂心(附中文版

29th Dec 2013 – Chapter 26: Verses 82-91, on the Buddha comforting his disciples, and                                      entering parinirvana                                                                                                                          第二十六品:佛慰藉弟子後入涅(附中文版

30th Dec 2013 – Chapter 26: Verses 92-106, on the response of nature and heavenly beings to                            the Buddha’s parinirvana                                                                                                                  第二十六品:天地宇宙天界衆生對佛入涅做出反應(附中文版

31st Dec 2013 – A bloodline of a different sort 不一樣的血脈 (附中文版

1st Jan 2014 – Chapter 4: Verses 1-15, on Siddhartha’s visit to the pleasure grove after seeing                         the third sight of a funeral procession, and how the women there were incited                         to bind him to the passions                                                                                                              第四品:悉達多見死屍後到園林;園林中女被鼓動要極力掏悉達多歡欣                                            (附中文版

2nd Jan 2014 – Chapter 4: Verses 26-42, a series of rich metaphors and drama on how the                                women in the pleasure grove try to attract Siddhartha                                                                  第四品:細談婇女如何引誘悉達多(附中文版

3rd Jan 2014 – Chapter 4: Verses 43-61, on women’s attempt to attract Siddhartha at the                                   pleasure grove and how they failed                                                                                                 第四品:園林中女極力掏悉達多歡欣,卻無有成效(附中文版

4th Jan 2014 – Chapter 22: Verses 15-25, on Amrapali’s visit to the Buddha and the latter’s                               warning to his disciples                                                                                                                     第二十二品:菴摩羅女到訪,佛陀告誡弟子(附中文版

5th Jan 2014 – Chapter 22: Verses 26-39, on the continuation of the Buddha’s warning to his                           disciples                                                                                                                                             第二十二品:佛對比丘的告誡(附中文版

6th Jan 2014 – Chapter 22: Verses 40-55, on Buddha’s message to Amrapali                                                       第二十二品:佛陀向菴摩羅女説法(附中文版

19 thoughts on “Daily Readings

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  3. Pingback: Read with me! Siddhartha is born (25 Dec 2013) 悉達多太子的出生 | buddhalives

  4. Pingback: Read with me! Subhadra becomes an Arhat and passes into Nirvana (23 Dec 2013) | buddhalives

  5. Pingback: Read with me! Subhadra considers the Buddha’s teachings (22 Dec 2013) | buddhalives

  6. Pingback: Read with me! Subhadra’s aspiration to learn the Dharma from the Buddha (21 Dec 2013) | buddhalives

  7. Pingback: Read with me! Asita explains his tears (20 Dec 2013) | buddhalives

  8. Pingback: Read with me! Asita’s tears worry Suddhodana (19 Dec 2013) | buddhalives

  9. Pingback: Read with me! Asita’s reason for visiting Suddhodana’s palace (18 Dec 2013) | buddhalives

  10. Pingback: Read with me! Siddhartha is honoured by the heavenly beings (27 Dec 2013) 諸天供養悉達多 | buddhalives

  11. Pingback: Read with me! Disciples’ anxiety over Buddha’s death (28 Dec 2013) 佛弟子為佛入涅憂心 | buddhalives

  12. Pingback: Read with me! Buddha comforts disciples, enters Parinirvana (29 Dec 2013) 佛慰藉弟子後入涅 | buddhalives

  13. Pingback: Read with me! How do nature and the heavenly beings respond to the Buddha’s parinirvana? (30 Dec 2013) 天地宇宙天界衆生對佛入涅做出反應 | buddhalives

  14. Pingback: Read with me! Women incited to bind Siddhartha to the passions (1 Jan 2014) 林中婇女被唆使要魅惑悉達多 | buddhalives

  15. Pingback: Read with me! Women strive to attract Siddhartha Part 1 (2 Jan 2014) 細談婇女如何引誘悉達多 | buddhalives

  16. Pingback: Read with me! Women strive to attract Siddhartha Part 2 and his reactions (3 Jan 2014) 婇女無法誘惑悉達多 | buddhalives

  17. Pingback: Read with me! Amrapali visits the Buddha and the disciples are warned (4 Jan 2014) 佛陀告誡弟子不把守六根的危險 | buddhalives

  18. Pingback: Read with me! Buddha’s warning to his disciples continues (5 Jan 2014) 佛對比丘的告誡 | buddhalives

  19. Pingback: Read with me! Buddha’s message for Amrapali (6 Jan 2014) 佛陀向菴摩羅女説法 | buddhalives

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