Mahavastu [sanskrit]

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 18.40

देशना नरनागानां सर्वलोकोत्तरा मता ।
यथातथं प्रवक्ष्यामि माहात्म्यं वरबुद्धिणां ॥ ४० ॥

deśanā naranāgānāṃ sarvalokottarā matā |
yathātathaṃ pravakṣyāmi māhātmyaṃ varabuddhiṇāṃ || 40 ||

The teaching of the heroic men is to be deemed wholly transcendental, and I shall proclaim, as it truly is, the greatness of the eminently wise Buddhas. (40)

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

Deshana, Nara, Naga, Sarvaloka, Uttara, Mata, Yathatatha, Prava, Kshi, Amin, Mahatmya, Vara,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 18.40). 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.

  • Line1: “deśanā naranāgānāṃ sarvalokottarā matā”
  • deśanā* -
  • deśanā (noun, feminine); (3 der.)
    deśanāḥ (nominative plural)
    deśanāḥ (vocative plural)
    deśanāḥ (accusative plural)
    deśana (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    deśanāḥ (nominative plural)
    deśanāḥ (vocative plural)
  • nara -
  • nara (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    nara (vocative single)
    nara (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    nara (vocative single)
  • nāgānām -
  • nāga (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    nāgānām (genitive plural)
    nāga (noun, neuter); (1 der.)
    nāgānām (genitive plural)
    nāgā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    nāgānām (genitive plural)
  • sarvaloko -
  • sarvaloka (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    sarvaloka (vocative single)
  • uttarā* -
  • uttara (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    uttarāḥ (nominative plural)
    uttarāḥ (vocative plural)
    uttarā (noun, feminine); (3 der.)
    uttarāḥ (nominative plural)
    uttarāḥ (vocative plural)
    uttarāḥ (accusative plural)
  • matā -
  • matā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    matā (nominative single)
    man -> matā (participle, feminine); (2 der.)
    matā (nominative single), from √man (class 4 verb)
    matā (nominative single), from √man (class 8 verb)
  • Line2: “yathātathaṃ pravakṣyāmi māhātmyaṃ varabuddhiṇāṃ”
  • yathātatham -
  • yathātatha (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    yathātatham (adverb)
    yathātatham (accusative single)
    yathātatha (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    yathātatham (adverb)
    yathātatham (nominative single)
    yathātatham (accusative single)
    yathātathā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    yathātatham (adverb)
  • prava -
  • prava (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    prava (vocative single)
    prava (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    prava (vocative single)
  • kṣyā -
  • kṣi (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    kṣyā (instrumental single)
    kṣyā (instrumental single)
  • ami -
  • amin (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    ami (compound)
    ami (adverb)
    amin (noun, neuter); (5 der.)
    ami (compound)
    ami (adverb)
    ami (nominative single)
    ami (vocative single)
    ami (accusative single)
  • māhātmyam -
  • māhātmya (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    māhātmyam (adverb)
    māhātmyam (nominative single)
    māhātmyam (accusative single)
  • vara -
  • vara (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    vara (vocative single)
    vara (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    vara (vocative single)
    vṛ (verb class 1); (1 der.)
    vara (imperative active second single)
  • buddhi -
  • buddhi (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
  • ṇā -
  • ṇa (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    ṇa (vocative single)
  • am -
  • a (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    am (adverb)
    am (accusative single)
    ā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    am (adverb)
    e (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    am (accusative single)
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