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Early Indo-European Texts

Tocharian A

Todd B. Krause and Jonathan Slocum

This page contains a text in Tocharian A with a modern English translation. This particular text and its translation are extracted from a lesson in the Early Indo-European Online series, where one may find detailed information about this text (see the Table of Contents page for Tocharian Online in EIEOL), and general information about the Tocharian A language and its speakers' culture.

Maitreyasamiti-nāṭaka (cont'd)

29 ṣäk-tmāṃ puklā wrasaśśi śolaṃ Viśvabʰū ñomā ptāñkät ṣeṣ. säm penu -- -- -- -- -- tmāṃ-tri-wälts-puklyi puttiśparäṃ kälpāt. tri-tmāṃ päñ-wälts puklā puttiśparṣināṃ wles wleṣāt. tmāṃ we-wälts puklā śol lyalyipuräṣ ksaluneyaṃ kälk. 30 śtwar-tmāṃ puklā wrasaśśi śolaṃ Krakasundi ñomā ptāñkät ṣeṣ. säm penu kāsu kälko tmāṃ-puklyi puttiśparäṃ kälpāt. we-tmāṃ we-wälts puklā puttiśparäṃ wleṣāt. okät-wälts puklā śol lyalyipuräṣ ksaluneyaṃ kälk.

Translation

29 For sixty thousand years in the life of beings there was a Buddhalord Visvabhu by name. This ... (man) as well, possessing thirteen thousand years, attained Buddhahood. For thirty-five thousand years he performed the service of Buddhahood. For twelve thousand years, having given his life, he attained Nirvana. 30 For forty thousand years in the life of beings there was a Buddhalord Krakasundi by name. This well gone (man) as well, possessing ten thousand years, attained Buddhahood. For twenty-two thousand years he performed Buddhahood. After eight thousand years, having given his life, he attained Nirvana.