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 7.17

दृश्य तं प्रवररूपधारिणं काष्ठसंचयगतं तथागतं ।
धिग् भवान् इति गिराम् उदीरयी दर्शितप्रकृतिभावलक्षणां ॥ १७ ॥

dṛśya taṃ pravararūpadhāriṇaṃ kāṣṭhasaṃcayagataṃ tathāgataṃ |
dhig bhavān iti girām udīrayī darśitaprakṛtibhāvalakṣaṇāṃ || 17 ||

When he saw the Tathagata in all his superb beauty laid out on a funeral-pile, he exclaimed, “Fie on existence that always bears the manifest marks of its true nature.” (17)

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

Drishya, Pravararupa, Dharin, Kashtha, Sancaya, Gata, Tathagata, Dhik, Bhava, Bhavant, Iti, Gir, Gira, Darshita, Prakritibhava, Lakshana,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 7.17). 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: “dṛśya taṃ pravararūpadhāriṇaṃ kāṣṭhasaṃcayagataṃ tathāgataṃ
  • dṛśya -
  • dṛśya (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    dṛśya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    dṛśya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    dṛś -> dṛśya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √dṛś]
    dṛś -> dṛśya (participle, masculine)
    [compound from √dṛś]
    dṛś -> dṛśya (participle, neuter)
    [compound from √dṛś]
    dṛś -> dṛśya (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √dṛś class 1 verb]
    dṛś -> dṛśya (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √dṛś class 1 verb]
  • tam -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    tan (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • pravararūpa -
  • pravararūpa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pravararūpa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • dhāriṇam -
  • dhārin (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • kāṣṭha -
  • kāṣṭha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kāṣṭha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sañcaya -
  • sañcaya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • gatam -
  • gat (noun, neuter)
    [adverb]
    gata (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    gata (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    gatā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • tathāgatam -
  • tathāgata (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    tathāgata (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    tathāgatā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • Line 2: “dhig bhavān iti girām udīrayī darśitaprakṛtibhāvalakṣaṇāṃ
  • dhig -
  • dhik (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • bhavān -
  • bhava (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
    bhavant (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • iti -
  • iti (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    iti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • girām -
  • gir (noun, feminine)
    [genitive plural]
    gir (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    gir (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    girā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • Cannot analyse udīrayī*da
  • darśita -
  • darśita (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    darśita (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    dṛś -> darśita (participle, masculine)
    [compound from √dṛś]
    dṛś -> darśita (participle, neuter)
    [compound from √dṛś]
    dṛś -> darśita (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √dṛś]
    dṛś -> darśita (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √dṛś]
  • prakṛtibhāva -
  • prakṛtibhāva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    prakṛtibhāva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • lakṣaṇām -
  • lakṣaṇā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
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