International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 8, Part E (2017)
ললিতবিস্তরসূত্র: একটি পর্যবেক্ষণ
The Lalitavistara Sūtra on the contrary is regard as one of the most sacred Mahāyāna texts, as a vaipulya sūtra. It is a text -book of voluminous contents and gives the usual designation of a Mahāyāna sūtra and yet originally the work embodied a descriptive life of the Buddha for the Sārvāṣṭivādi school attached to the Hīnayāna. The Lalitavistara Sūtra tells the story of Gautama Buddha from the time of his decent from Tushita until his first sermon in the Deer Park near Varanasi. The Lalitavistara sūtra was written in a combination of Sanskrit and a vernacular. The term Lalitavistara has been translated "The play in Full "or "Extensive Play", referring to the Mahāyāna view that the Buddha's last incarnation was a "display "or "performance" given for the benefit of the beings in this world. The Lalitavistara sūtra shares with the Hindu Puranas similarities of style as well as the concept of a divine being's earthly activities as "sport", or "play". It has inspired a considerable amount of Buddhist art. The Sūtra, which is structured in twenty -seven chapters, first presents the events surrounding the Buddha's birth, childhood, and adolescence in the royal palace of his father, king of the sakya nation. It then recounts his escape from the palace and the years of hardship he faced in his quest for spiritual awakening. Finally the Sūtra reveals his complete victory over the demon Mara, his attainment of awakening under the Bodhi tree, his first turning of the wheel of Dharma, and the formation of the very early sangha. In this paper, I attempt to explore the Lalitavistara Sūtra.
How to cite this article:
মিঠুন হাওলাদার. ললিতবিস্তরসূত্র: একটি পর্যবেক্ষণ. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(8):314-316.