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.

kalpāna śatasahasraṃ saṃdhāvitvāna bodhiparipākaṃ |
sucirasi anantaratano buddho lokasmiṃ upapanno || 1 ||
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kalpāna śatasaharaṃ saṃdhāvitvāna bodhiparipākaṃ |
sucirasy anantaratano buddho lokasmiṃ upapanno || 2 ||
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śākyamunināmakānām upasthitās triṃśa koṭiyo jinānāṃ |
aṣṭaśatasahasrāṇi dīpaṃkaranāmadheyānāṃ || 3 ||
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ṣaṣṭiṃ ca sahasrāṇi pradyotanāmadheyānāṃ |
tatha puṣpanāmakānāṃ trayo koṭiyo vādisiṃhānāṃ || 4 ||
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aṣṭādaśa sahasrāṇi māradhvajanāmakānāṃ sugatānāṃ |
yatra care brahmacaryaṃ sarvajñatām abhilāṣāya || 5 ||
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pūjayi paṃca śatāni padmottaranāmakānāṃ sugatānāṃ |
kauṇḍiṇyanāmakānām aparāṇi dvi sahasrāṇi || 6 ||
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aparimitāsaṃkhyeyā pratyekajināna koṭinayutāṃ ca |
pūjayi buddhasahasraṃ jambudhvajanāmadheyānāṃ || 7 ||
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caturaśīti sahasrāṇi indradhvajanāmakānāṃ sugatānāṃ |
navatiṃ ca sahasrāṇi kāśyapasahanāmadheyānāṃ || 8 ||
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paṃcadaśa buddhasahasrāṇi pratāpanāmakānāṃ sugatānāṃ|
paṃcadaśa ca sahasrāṇi ādityanāmadheyānāṃ || 9 ||
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dvāṣaṣṭiṃ ca śatāni sugatānāṃ anyonyanāmadheyānāṃ |
catuṣaṣṭiṃ ca sahasrāṇi samitāvīnāmadheyānāṃ || 10 ||
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ete ca kolitaśirī anye ca daśabalā aparimāṇā |
sarve anityatāya samitā lokapradyotā || 11 ||
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yāni ca balāni kolita teṣāṃ mahāpuruṣalakṣavarāṇāṃ |
sarve anityatāya kālaṃ na upenti saṃkhyāṃ ca || 12 ||
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jñātvānānityabalaṃ sudāruṇaṃ satkṛtasya anantaraṃ |
vīryārambho yojito anityabalasya vighātāya || 13 ||
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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 6

Cover of edition (1949)

The Mahavastu
by J. J. Jones (1949)

Translated from the Buddhist Sanskrit

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