upavishya tatra kRta-buddhir
Maara-balam ajayad ugram atho
bubudhe padaM shivam ahaaryam avyayam
Sitting there, mind made up,
As unmovingly stable as the king of mountains,
He overcame the grim army of Mara
And awoke to that step
which is happiness,
which nobody can take away,
and which can never be destroyed.
That step might be the backward step of turning light around, and letting it shine.
upavishya: seated, sitting
kRta-buddhiH: mind made up, resolute
acala: not moving
dhRtiH: holding fast, standing still, stable
raajavat: like the king
Maara-balam: Mara's army
ajayad: conquered, overcame
ugram: grim, violent, dreadful
atho: [connecting particle] and then
bubudhe: awakened, became aware of, came to an understanding of,
pada: step, footing, place, base ; the foot itself; position, standpoint; cause; state, stage
shiva: happy, auspicious
ahaarya: not to be taken away, not to be carried off, inalienable
avyaya: not to be lost, not to be destroyed, imperishable
Seating Himself determinedly there and as immovable in His steadfastness as the king of mountains, He overcame the fearsome hosts of Mara. Then He came to an understanding of the holy stage, which can neither pass away nor be lost.
Resolutely sitting there, as unmovingly constant as the king of mountains, he conquered Mara's fierce forces and awoke to the happy, unalterable and imperishable state.