Mahavastu [sanskrit verses and english]

by Émile Senart | 1882 | 56,574 words

This is the Sanskrit Mahavastu: a lengthy work on Buddhist teachings and narratives belonging to the school of early Buddhism (Mahasanghika). This edition only includes those metrical verses occuring in the various stories and Jatakas, as well as the corresponding English translation by J. J. Jones.

Verse 2.30

एतानि पापकर्मान्ता नरकां प्रतिपद्यिथ ।
अकृत्वान कुशलं कर्म वाममार्गानुसारिणः ॥ ३० ॥

etāni pāpakarmāntā narakāṃ pratipadyitha |
akṛtvāna kuśalaṃ karma vāmamārgānusāriṇaḥ || 30 ||

Evil-doers, those who follow the wrong way and do not perform the right deed, go down into these hells (naraka). (30)

English translation by J. J. Jones (1949) Read online

Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (2.30). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Eta, Etad, Papakarma, Tas, Naraka, Kritva, Kritvan, Ana, Kushalam, Kushala, Karman, Vamamarga, Usri, Ari, Arin,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 2.30). If the system was successful in segmenting the sentence, you will see of which words it is made up of, generally consisting of Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Participles and Indeclinables. Click on the link to show all possible derivations of the word.

  • Line 1: “etāni pāpakarmāntā narakāṃ pratipadyitha
  • etāni -
  • eta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    etad (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [accusative plural]
  • pāpakarmān -
  • pāpakarma (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • tā* -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    tas (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [accusative plural]
  • narakā -
  • naraka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    naraka (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • am -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    e (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • Cannot analyse pratipadyitha
  • Line 2: “akṛtvāna kuśalaṃ karma vāmamārgānusāriṇaḥ
  • a -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kṛtvā -
  • kṛtvā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kṛtvan (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    kṛtvan (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    kṛ -> kṛtvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √kṛ]
    kṛ -> kṛtvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √kṛ]
    kṛ -> kṛtvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √kṛ]
    kṛ -> kṛtvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √kṛ]
  • ana -
  • ana (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kuśalam -
  • kuśalam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kuśala (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    kuśala (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    kuśalā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • karma -
  • karman (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • vāmamārgān -
  • vāmamārga (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • usā -
  • usṛ (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • ariṇaḥ -
  • ari (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    arin (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
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