Mahavastu [sanskrit verse and prose]

177,961 words | ISBN-10: 8120804813 | ISBN-13: 9788120804814

The Sanskrit edition of the Mahavastu: a lengthy work on Buddhist teachings and narratives belonging to the school of early Buddhism (Mahasanghika). This edition includes the verses as well as the prose sections. Original title: Mahāvastu-avādana (महावस्तु-अवादन), Mahāvastvavādana (महावस्त्ववादन, mahavastvavadana).

Section 2.251

araṇyāyatane śakuntakānām arthāye kālapāśā oḍḍitā nivāpo prakīrṇo / tataḥ ekāntaṃ gatvā teṣāṃ pāśānāṃ darśanapathe āsati // tahiṃ ca aparo śakuntako paṇḍitajātiko araṇyāyatane mahāntaṃ śakuntakayūthaṃ pariharati // tasya śakuntasya yūthapatisya buddhiviśeṣeṇa taṃ śakuntakayūthaṃ vardhati na parihīyati / sa teṣāṃ śakuntakānāṃ parirakṣati sākuntakānām api mūlāto cāṇḍālakānām api mūlāto mṛgalubdhakānām api mūlāto viḍālakroṣṭukānām api mūlāto nakulānām api bhaṃgakulānām api // so dāni sākuntikena vigatena śakuntakayūthena sārdhaṃ tahiṃ araṇyāyatane viharanto tahiṃ uddeśe anuprāpto yatra tena śākuntikena tāni kālapāśāni oḍḍitāni taṃ ca nivāpaṃ prakīrṇaṃ // tehi śakuntehi tahiṃ uddeśe caramāṇehi tilataṇḍulakodravaśyāmānāṃ gandhaṃ ghrāyitaṃ // te dāni tasya nivāpasya taṃ gandhaṃ ghrāyitvā itaḥ ito nirīkṣantehi dṛṣṭaṃ taṃ nivāpaṃ {Senart: vivāpaṃ} tahiṃ pi uddeśe sānaṃ parisamante dṛṣṭaṃ // te taṃ yūthapatiṃ śakuntā āmantrayanti // yūthapati atra uddeśe tilataṇḍulāni ca kodravaśyāmākāni gacchāma paribhuṃjāma // so śakunto teṣāṃ śakuntakānām āha // gacchiṣyatha ayaṃ araṇyāyatanaṃ na iha nivāpaṃ taṇḍulānāṃ kodravaśyāmākānāṃ pravṛddhi atha kṣetreṣu etāni cānyajātāni bhavanti teṣāṃ keṣāṃcit* na araṇyāyatane / nūnaṃ atra deśe śākuntikehi śakuntānām arthāya kālapāśo oḍḍito nivāpo ca prakīrṇaṃ atra allīyiṣyatha / yena ahaṃ carāmi uddeśena tena tenāpi caratha // tena sākuntikena taṃ mahāntaṃ śakuntayūthaṃ tahiṃ araṇyāyatane upalakṣito / tato so śākuntiko divase anyamanyehi pratyuddeśehi // yehi pratyuddeśehi teṣāṃ śakuntakānāṃ gamano pravicāro tehi uddeśehi divase tāni kālapāśāni oḍḍitāni

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