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Title The epic of the Buddha : his life and teachings / Chittadhar Hr̥daya ; translated by Todd T. Lewis and Subarna Man Tuladhar ; introduction and part two by Todd T. Lewis.
Author Hr̥daya, Cittadhara, 1906-1982, author.
Publication Boulder, Colorado : Shambhala, 2019.
Description xii, 434 pages ; 23 cm
Call # 294.3092 H
Summary "This book contains the English translation of "The Sweet Fragrance of the Buddha," a beautiful, devotional epic poem that portrays the major events in the Buddha's life from birth to death. Chittadhar Hrdaya, a master poet from Nepal, wrote it while in prison in the 1940s, smuggling it out over time on pieces of paper. Hrdaya's verses create a sense of a magical environment in which clouds, trees, flowers, and the buzzing of bees all reflect and evoke the full range of emotions, from erotic love to anger to heroism to compassion and peace, experienced by the young prince Siddhartha, as well as by his father, mother, wife, and son. By showing how the central events of the Buddha's life are experienced from different people's viewpoints, the poem communicates a fuller and deeper sense of the humanity of everyone involved and the depth of the Buddha's loving-kindness for all beings. This English translation captures the beauty and flow of the original, and the volume supplements the translation with short essays that both explain the Indic poetry conventions that Hṛdaya employed and provide the political backstory behind the author's imprisonment"-- Provided by publisher.
Note "Originally published by Oxford University Press in 2010 under the title Sugata Saurabha: An Epic Poem from Nepal on the Life of the Buddha."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Gautama Buddha -- Poetry.
Hr̥daya, Cittadhara, 1906-1982 -- Translations into English.
RELIGION -- Buddhism -- General (see also PHILOSOPHY -- Buddhist)
POETRY -- Asian.
HISTORY -- Asia -- India & South Asia.
Gautama Buddha. (OCoLC)fst00053986
Hr̥daya, Cittadhara, 1906-1982. (OCoLC)fst01717333
Genre Poetry. (OCoLC)fst01423828
Translations. (OCoLC)fst01423791
Addl. Author Lewis, Todd, 1952- translator.
Tuladhar, Subarna Man, translator.
Addl. Title Sugata saurabha. English
Related To Reproduction of (manifestation): Hr̥daya, Cittadhara, 1906-1982. Sugata saurabha. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010. viii, 404 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. (DLC) 2009009552
ISBN 9781611806199 (paperback)

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