Aśvaghoṣa





Aśvaghoṣa


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Ayodhya, India

Aśvaghoṣa (Devanagari: अशवघोष) [əɕʋəgʰoːʂə] (c. 80 – c. 150 CE) was an Indian philosopher-poet, born in Saketa in northern India to a Brahmin family. He is believed to have been the first Sanskrit dramatist, and is considered the greatest Indian poet prior to Kālidāsa. He was the most famous in a group of Buddhist court writers, whose epics rivalled the contemporary Ramayana. Whereas much of Buddhist literature prior to the time of Aśvaghoṣa had been composed in Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit, Aśvaghoṣa wrote in Classical Sanskrit.

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“La cortesia è la medicina delle donne, la cortesia è il massimo ornamento; bellezza senza cortesia è come un giardino senza fiori.”
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“The Enlightened One said: I am not at variance with the unenlightened mind, the unenlightened mind is at variance with me. What it accepts, I accept. What it rejects, I reject.”
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