The Lalita-Vistara

The Lalita-Vistara

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Author: R L Mitra
Publisher: Sri Satguru Publications
Year: 1998
Language: English
Pages: 283
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170305764


It is one of the nine Mahayana texts. The Lalitavistara is a biography of Buddha. It has twenty-seven chapters in which an account of the Buddha legend up to the Sermon of Varanasi.

It originally contained the biography of Buddha according to the Sarvastivada school of Hinayana. From the view point of History of religion and literature, it is the immense value. The present book contains English translation of chapter I to XV.



1. Introductory Discourse
2. The Exhortation
3. The Dynasty
4. Initiatory Lights of Religion
5. Preparation for Descent
6. The Descent
7. The Birth
8. Visit to the Temple
9. Ornamentation
10. Education
11. Visit to an Agricultural Village
12. Display of Accomplishments
13. The Imploration
14. The Dream
15. The Renunciation