Praising the Buddha’s Deeds ［仏所行讃］ ( Buddhacharita; Chin Fo-so-hsing-tsan; Busshogyō-san): An epic written by Ashvaghosha who lived in India from the first through the second century. It was translated into Chinese by Dharmaraksha in the early fifth century. It recounts the life of Shakyamuni Buddha from his birth to the distribution of his ashes after his death. The Sanskrit original, Buddhacharita (literally, the Buddha’s deeds), is written in the style known as kāvya employed in the epic poetry associated with the court in India and is regarded as a masterpiece of Sanskrit poetry. Only the first thirteen chapters and a portion of the fourteenth chapter of the Sanskrit original are extant, ending with a description of Shakyamuni’s awakening. These correspond to the same chapters of the twenty-eight-chapter Chinese text.