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 2.60

जातवेदोसमा कायाः तेषां नरकवासिनां ।
पश्यन्ति कर्मदृढतां न तस्मात् भोति नो गतिः ॥ ६० ॥

jātavedosamā kāyāḥ teṣāṃ narakavāsināṃ |
paśyanti karmadṛḍhatāṃ na tasmāt bhoti no gatiḥ || 60 ||

The bodies of the denizens of this hell (naraka) are like fire. They realise the stability of karma and that there is no escape for them. (60)

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 (2.60). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Sama, Kaya, Tad, Naraka, Vasin, Pashyanti, Pashyat, Karman, Dridhata, Tasmat, Bha, Bhu, Asmad, Gati,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 2.60). 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: “jātavedosamā kāyāḥ teṣāṃ narakavāsināṃ
  • jātavedo -
  • samā -
  • samā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • kāyāḥ -
  • kāya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    kāyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • teṣām -
  • tad (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
  • naraka -
  • naraka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    naraka (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vāsinām -
  • vāsin (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    vāsin (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
  • Line 2: “paśyanti karmadṛḍhatāṃ na tasmāt bhoti no gatiḥ
  • paśyanti -
  • paśyantī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    paśyat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • karma -
  • karman (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • dṛḍhatām -
  • dṛḍhatā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • tasmāt -
  • tasmāt (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single]
  • bho -
  • bha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    bhā (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    bhu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    bhu (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • ūti -
  • ūti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    ūti (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • no* -
  • na (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [accusative plural], [dative plural], [genitive plural]
  • gatiḥ -
  • gati (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    gati (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
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