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 10.1

ततः कात्यायनस्थविरः काश्यपम् इदम् अब्रवीत् ।
श्रुयतां बोधिसत्वानां सन्धिचित्तम् अनुत्तमं ॥ १ ॥

tataḥ kātyāyanasthaviraḥ kāśyapam idam abravīt |
śruyatāṃ bodhisatvānāṃ sandhicittam anuttamaṃ || 1 ||

Then the elder Katyayana replied to Kashyapa, “Hear what the unsurpassed state of heart of the Bodhisattvas is which links up the two bhumis. (1)

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

Tatah, Tad, Tata, Katyayana, Tha, Vira, Kashyapa, Idam, Bodhin, Satvat, Sandhi, Citta, Anuttama,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 10.1). 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: “tataḥ kātyāyanasthaviraḥ kāśyapam idam abravīt
  • tataḥ -
  • tataḥ (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tataḥ (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tataḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
    tata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    tan -> tata (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √tan class 8 verb]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
  • kātyāyanas -
  • kātyāyana (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • tha -
  • tha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • viraḥ -
  • vira (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • kāśyapam -
  • kāśyapa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    kāśyapa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • idam -
  • idam (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • abravīt -
  • brū (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active third single]
  • Line 2: “śruyatāṃ bodhisatvānāṃ sandhicittam anuttamaṃ
  • Cannot analyse śruyatām*bo
  • bodhi -
  • bodhi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    bodhin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    bodhin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • satvān -
  • satvat (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ām -
  • ā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    o (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • sandhi -
  • sandhi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    sandhi (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    sandhi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    sandhin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • cittam -
  • citta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    citta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    cittā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    cit (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second dual]
  • anuttamam -
  • anuttama (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    anuttama (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    anuttamā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
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