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 18.17

तारेसि तीर्णो जनतां महामुने न भायसि क्षेमकराग्रपुद्गल ।
यथातथं स्थानम् अभिप्रकाशयं विनेसि सत्ये अमृते बहुं जनं ॥ १७ ॥

tāresi tīrṇo janatāṃ mahāmune na bhāyasi kṣemakarāgrapudgala |
yathātathaṃ sthānam abhiprakāśayaṃ vinesi satye amṛte bahuṃ janaṃ || 17 ||

Having thyself crossed, O great seer, thou leadest others across. Thou Foremost Man, thou bringer of peace, thou knowest no fear. Making clear what valid reasoning is, thou leadest many men to the deathless truth. (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 (18.17). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Tara, Tirna, Janat, Janata, Mahamuni, Bha, Bhaya, Kshemakara, Agra, Pudgala, Yathatatha, Sthana, Abhi, Prakasha, Yah, Vina, Satya, Amrita, Bahu, Jana,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 18.17). 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: “tāresi tīrṇo janatāṃ mahāmune na bhāyasi kṣemakarāgrapudgala
  • tāre -
  • tāra (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    tāra (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    tārā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • si -
  • si (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • tīrṇo* -
  • tīrṇa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    tṝ -> tīrṇa (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √tṝ class 1 verb], [nominative single from √tṝ class 3 verb], [nominative single from √tṝ class 5 verb], [nominative single from √tṝ class 6 verb]
  • janatām -
  • janat (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    janat (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    janatā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    jan -> janat (participle, masculine)
    [genitive plural from √jan class 1 verb], [genitive plural from √jan class 2 verb]
    jan -> janat (participle, neuter)
    [genitive plural from √jan class 1 verb], [genitive plural from √jan class 2 verb]
    jan (verb class 1)
    [imperative active third dual], [imperative middle third single]
    jan (verb class 2)
    [imperative middle third plural]
  • mahāmune -
  • mahāmuni (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • bhāya -
  • bhā -> bhāya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √bhā]
    bhāya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bhāya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bha (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    bha (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
  • si -
  • si (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • kṣemakarā -
  • kṣemakara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kṣemakara (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kṣemakarā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • agra -
  • agra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    agra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • pudgala -
  • pudgala (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pudgala (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “yathātathaṃ sthānam abhiprakāśayaṃ vinesi satye amṛte bahuṃ janaṃ
  • yathātatham -
  • yathātatha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    yathātatha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    yathātathā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • sthānam -
  • sthāna (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • abhi -
  • abhi (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    abhi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    abhi (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    abhi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    abhī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    abhī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    abhī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • prakāśa -
  • prakāśa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    prakāśa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • yam -
  • ya (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • vine -
  • vi (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
    (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
    vina (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    vina (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    vinā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • si -
  • si (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • satye -
  • satya (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    satya (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    satyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • amṛte -
  • amṛta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    amṛta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    amṛtā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • bahum -
  • bahu (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • janam -
  • jana (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    jana (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    janā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
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