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 2.485

evaṃ dāni rājā kuśo sudarśanāye sārdhaṃ anyamanyaṃ nānāprakāraṃ paribhāṣati / na ca koci jānāti eṣo rājā kuśo ti //
___tatra dāni prātisīmakehi pratirājānehi śrutaṃ maheśākhyehi mahābalehi mahāvāhanehi / mahendrakasya madrakarājño dhītā sudarśanā nāma prāsādikā sudarśanīyā rājño kuśasya mūlāto palāyitvā pituḥ sakāśam āgatā / na ca se rājā kuśo pati ruccati survarṇo ti kṛtvā // tehi dāni saptahi rājānehi caturaṃgabalakāyaṃ saṃnāhayitvā hastikāyaṃ aśvakāyaṃ rathakāyaṃ pattikāyaṃ sudarśanāye arthāye samāgatā // teṣāṃ dāni saptānāṃ rājñāṃ yo sarvāryavaro so durmati nāma rājā teṣāṃ saptānāṃ rājñāṃ balavattaro ca maheśākhyataro ca // te dāni sarve sapta rājānaḥ mahatā samṛddhīye mahatā vibhūṣāye prasthitā anupūrveṇa kanyakubjasyopavanam anuprāptā // tena dāni mahendrakena madrakarājñā teṣāṃ saptānāṃ rājñām ekamekasya dūto preṣito / eṣā mama dhītā sudarśanā kuśasya rājño bhāryā tataḥ na śakyā mayā anyasya dātuṃ // te dāni sapta rājānaḥ mahendrakasya madrakarājño prativacanaṃ śrutvā ruṣitā kupitāś ca svakasvakehi khandhavārehi kanyakubjaṃ nagaraṃ samantena veṭhiyāna sthitāḥ // so pi rājā mahendrako nagaraṃ praviśitvā dvārāṇi ghaṭṭetvā oruddho āsati // tasya dāni mahendrakasya madrakarājño evaṃ bhavati // ahaṃ khalu imehi saptahi rājānehi avaruddho dhāriyāmi sarve ca se rājāno maheśākhyā mahābalā na pratibalo haṃ eteṣāṃ yuddhaṃ dātuṃ yadāpi ekasya dhītaraṃ dāsyāmi ṣaṇ me rājāno virudhiṣyanti kiṃ dāni karomi // so dāni rājā mahendrako dhītuḥ sudarśanāye ruṣṭo paribhāṣati // kisya tvaṃ svāmikasya mūlāto palāyitvā ihāgatā yad ahaṃ tava kṛtena saptarājānehi oruddho

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