By Bhatta Jayanta, Csaba Dezső
This play satirizes a number of religions in Kashmir and their position within the politics of King Shankaravarman (883–902). The top personality is a tender and dynamic orthodox graduate, whose occupation starts off as a wonderful crusade opposed to the heretic Buddhists, Jains, and different delinquent sects. by way of the top of the play he realizes that the pursuits of the monarch don't inspire such inquisitional rigor.Unique in Sanskrit literature, Jay?nta Bhatta's play, a lot Ado approximately faith, is a curious mix of fiction and background, of scathing satire and fascinating philosophical argumentation. The play satirizes numerous religions in Kashmir and their position within the politics of King Sh?nkara·varman (883-902 CE). The major personality, Sank?rshana, is a tender and dynamic orthodox graduate of Vedic reviews, whose profession starts off as an excellent crusade opposed to the heretic Buddhists, Jains and different delinquent sects.Co-published via long island collage Press and the JJC FoundationFor extra in this name and different titles within the Clay Sanskrit sequence, please stopover at http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org
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80 Tath¯a kurutah.. sna¯ ta˚: (sakautukam avalokya) Aye! uAsan˙ ghaAbhojan’Aoˆ nmukhena n¯api sn¯atam. bat. uh. am . , am . aAmettam . a kadam .! a¯m . ya) Acamana . ah.. katham! aAsa˙nkar¯a api v¯a sarva ev’ aˆikasy¯am . pa˙nktau bhu˜njate! aho ramyam a¯´sramaAvratam! 56 act one: the buddhists defeated Robbed by their rakish guides, the rich have completely lost their way on a futile path, and throw away their manifold riches on unsuitable things. Even if this religion is a sham, this abundance of forms of entertainment ﬁt for those who are not at peace is useless for people who have allegedly turned their mind away from sensual pleasures, devoted to the repeated cultivation of meditation and sustaining themselves in whatever way.
Yak¯ah.. ¯ımah.. ) bat. uh. ¯ıdam . mae edam . am . h¯adum patthido ayyo. 65 sna¯ ta˚: Kim . c’ aˆtah.? bat. uh. : N . u¯ulam . hadi. o sayalo sam . caradi. u¯ n avalokya tatah. sn¯asy¯amah.. bat. uh. : Jam . avedi. Ubhau parikr¯amatah.. 52 act one: the buddhists defeated Then enters the graduate as described above, and the boy. 60 graduate: I have duly studied the Veda, mastered the six auxiliary sciences,* and examined M¯ım¯am . s¯a* as well. Thus I have performed the duties appropriate for a twice-born person.
Am n ivv¯ a n e n ivasadi? . . bhiks. uh. : S¯adho, na s¯adhu budhyase. am adhigacchati. nanu, Sam . ah. hah. stambho yah. a¯m. 40 Ayam aham iti pa´syato hi jantor bhavati mam’ eˆdam iti dhruvam . prat¯ıtih.. ’Aa¯´sayah. a¯m. asya d¯ure vair¯agyaAbh¯avan¯a, anabhyaste ca vair¯agye sam . kutah.? am upa¯˚: Bho bhadam . i sam . s¯araAdukkham . ubhavadi? ko v¯a edam . ’Aaˆg¯araam . ivajjadi? bhiks. uh. am apavargah. am¯anam .. na hi nityasya nirodha upapadyate. tasm¯ad vij˜na¯naAm¯atram ev’ eˆdam .