Enumerations

The Twelve Deeds (mdzad pa bcu gnyis)
 
1. dga' ldan gyi gnas nas 'pho ba Descent from the heaven of Tushita
2. lhums su zhugs pa Entering the womb
3. sku bltams pa Taking birth
4. bzo yi gnas la mkhas pa Proficiency in the arts
5. btsun mo'i 'khor dgyes rol ba Enjoying the company of a retinue of queens
6. rab tu byung ba Renouncing the world
7. dka' ba spyad pa Practising asceticism
8. byang chub snying por gshegs pa Arriving at the site of awakening (Skt. bodhimanda)
9. bdud btul ba Vanquishing Mara
10. mngon par rdzogs par sangs rgyas pa Attaining complete and perfect enlightenment
11. chos kyi 'khor lo bskor ba Turning the Wheel of Dharma
12. mya ngan las 'das pa Passing into nirvana
 
The Four Considerations (gzigs pa rnam pa bzhi)
 
The bodhisattva Shvetaketu considers the following before he leaves the heaven of Tushita:
 
1. gling country
2. dus time
3. yum mother
4. rigs family

Glossary

kun dga' bo Ananda
grags 'dzin ma Yashodhara (wife, mother of Rahula)
grong khyer gsal ldan Samkashya (site of Buddha's descent from Heaven of Thirty-Three where he taught his mother)
dga' ldan Tushita
rgyal po'i khab Rajgriha
rgyal byed kyi tshal Jetavana grove
brgya byin Indra
sgra gcan 'dzin Rahula (son)
lnga sde bzang po five excellent disciples
bsngags ldan Kanthaka (n. of horse)
mnyan yod Shravasti
dam pa tog dkar po Shvetaketu
don thams cad grub pa Sarvarthasiddha
drang srong rishi, sage, seer
bdud rtsi zas (uncle, father of Ananda)
'dun pa Chanaka (charioteer)
bya rgod phung po'i ri Vulture's Peak
ma skyes dgra (King) Ajatashatru
tshangs pa Brahma
gtsug phud hair
gzugs can snying po (King) Bimbisara
yangs pa can Vaishali
rangs byed kyi bu Ramaputra (teacher of meditation)
ri dvags skyes Mrgaja (wife)
ring 'phur Aradha (teacher of meditation)
ring bsrel relics
legs skyes ma Sujata (who offers rice and honey)
sa 'tsho ma Gopa (wife)
sa'i lha mo Goddess of the Earth
seng ge'i nyal stabs 'sleeping lion' posture
ser skya'i gnas Kapilavastu
lhas byin Devadatta



Buddha

Further Reading

Light of Liberation: A History of Buddhism in India, Dharma Publishing, 1992

Links
 
Mini Mahavyutapatti Free glossary that includes the Sanskrit names of people and places which feature in the life of the Buddha