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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-na:t.aka (cont'd)

31 tri-tma:m. pukla: wrasas's'i s'olam. Kanakamuni n'oma: pta:n'kät s.es.. säm penu puk kna:m.nma:m. okät-wälts-puklyi puttis'paräm. kälpa:t. tma:m. s.äk-wälts pukla: puttis'paräm. wles.a:t. s.äk-wälts pukla: s'ol lyalyipuräs. ksaluneyam. kälk. 32 we-tma:m. pukla: wrasas's'i s'olam. Ka:s'yap n'oma: pta:n'kät s.es.. säm penu a:s.a:nik s.äk-wälts-puklyi puttis'paräm. kälpa:t. tma:m. pukla: puttis'paräm. wles.a:t. s'twar-wälts pukla: s'ol lyalyipuräs. ksaluneyam. kälk.

Translation

31 For thirty thousand years in the life of beings there was a Buddhalord Kanakamuni by name. This all-knowing (man) as well, possessing eight thousand years, attained Buddhahood. For sixteen thousand years he performed Buddhahood. After six thousand years, having given his life, he attained Nirvana. 32 For twenty thousand years in the life of beings there was a Buddhalord Kasyap by name. This praiseworthy (man) as well, possessing six thousand years, attained Buddhahood. For ten thousand years he performed Buddhahood. After four thousand years, having given his life, he attained Nirvana.