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.

pūjayanti prathamaṃ tathāgatāṃ gauraveṇa mahatā mahāyaśāṃ |
naiva tāva janayanti mānasaṃ agrapudgalagataṃ narottamā || 1 ||
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pūjayanti vaśibhūtakoṭiyo purvam eva vaśipāramiṃ gatā |
naiva tāva janayanti mānasaṃ jñānasāgaratarāya nāyakā || 2 ||
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te ca pratyekabuddhakoṭiyo pūjayanti paramārthapudgalā |
naiva tāva janayanti mānasaṃ sarvadharmavidutāya paṇḍitā || 3 ||
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te yadā vipulapuṇyasaṃcayā bhonti bhāvitaśarīramānasā |
te upetya vararūpadhāriṇo bodhaye upajanenti mānasaṃ || 4 ||
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yaṃ mayā kuśalam arjitaṃ purā tena me bhavatu sarvadarśitā |
mā ca me praṇidhī avasīdatu yo yam eṣa praṇidhiḥ pravartatu || 5 ||
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yo mamaṃ kuśalamūlasaṃcayo so mahā bhavatu sarvaprāṇihi |
yac ca karma aśubhaṃ kṛtaṃ mamā taṃ mamaiva kaṭukaṃ phalaṃ bhavet || 6 ||
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evaṃ ahaṃ lokam imaṃ careyaṃ yathā ayaṃ carati asaṃgamānaso |
cakraṃ pravarteya ananyasādṛśaṃ susatkṛtaṃ devamanuṣyapūjitaṃ || 7 ||
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evaṃ ahaṃ lokam imaṃ careyaṃ yathā ayaṃ carati asaṃgamānaso |
cakraṃ pravarteya ananyasādṛśo bhaveyam ahaṃ devamanuṣyapūjito || 8 ||
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so taṃ dānaṃ datvā praṇidhesi lokanāyako asyāṃ |
devamanuṣyācāryo āryaṃ dharmaṃ prakāśeyyaṃ || 9 ||
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evaṃ ca mahyaṃ asyā prakāśanā deśanā ca dharmasya |
evaṃ ca bahuṃ satvaṃ ārye dharme niveśeyyaṃ || 10 ||
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evaṃ ca me śruṇensuḥ devamanuṣyā subhāṣitaṃ vākyaṃ |
evaṃ ca dharmacakraṃ pravartaye bahujanahitāya || 11 ||
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dharmolkāṃ vicareyaṃ parāhaṇe dharmabherīṃ sapatākāṃ|
ucchreyaṃ dharmaketum āryaṃ śaṃkhaṃ prapūreyaṃ || 12 ||
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kṛcchrāpanne loke jātijarāpīḍite maraṇadharme |
bhavacakṣuke apāyā prajñāskandhaṃ niveśeyaṃ || 13 ||
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saṃjīve kālasūtre saṃghāte raurave avīcismiṃ |
ṣaṭsu gatīṣu vikīrṇāṃ bhavasaṃsārāt pramoceyaṃ || 14 ||
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narake pakvavipakvāṃ apāyaprapīḍitāṃ maraṇadharmāṃ |
alpasukhaduḥkhabahulāṃ bhavasaṃsārāt pramoceyaṃ || 15 ||
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arthaṃ careyaṃ loke devamanuṣyāṇāṃ deśiya dharmaṃ |
evaṃ vineya satvāṃ yathā ayaṃ lokapradyoto || 16 ||
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Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahavastu Chapter 5

Cover of edition (1949)

The Mahavastu
by J. J. Jones (1949)

Translated from the Buddhist Sanskrit

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