Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Sugata SaurabhaAn Epic Poem from Nepal on the Life of the Buddha by Chittadhar Hridaya$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Todd T. Lewis and Subarna Man Tuladhar

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195341829

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341829.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 19 October 2019

The Blessed One in Kapilavastu

The Blessed One in Kapilavastu

(p.209) 12 The Blessed One in Kapilavastu
Sugata Saurabha

Todd Lewis (Contributor Webpage)

Subarna Tuladhar

Oxford University Press

The Buddha returns to visit his hometown, and this affords the poet the opportunity to renew his description of Newar culture. Chittadhar's narration is mostly unsentimental and true to the tradition's accounts: he goes there to propagate his teachings, begging as elsewhere to gain his daily sustenance. His meetings offer some imaginative and emotional opportunities. Yashodharā meets with the Buddha not as husband with wife, but as a host and guest in a broader context of hospitality. Although Yashodharā sheds tears of bittersweet reunion, she later accepts the Buddha as a religious teacher belonging to humanity. Siddhārtha struggles to gain King Shuddhodana's approval. When he ordains and takes away Rāhula, the poet explains the origin of a Vinaya rule that a child must have his parents' consent to be ordained. Many other youths join the Buddha, including his cousins Nanda, Ānanda, and a city barber, Upali.

Keywords:   Buddha, Nanda, Ānanda, Upali, Yashodharā, King Shuddhodana, hospitality, Rahula, ordain

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .