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 18.59

कल्पकोटीम् असंख्येयां प्रज्ञापारमितां गता ।
बालभावं च दर्शेन्ति एषा लोकानुवर्तना ॥ ५९ ॥

kalpakoṭīm asaṃkhyeyāṃ prajñāpāramitāṃ gatā |
bālabhāvaṃ ca darśenti eṣā lokānuvartanā || 59 ||

Although in the course of countless kotis of kalpas they have attained to perfect insight, they yet wear the semblance of being ignorant. This is mere conformity with the world. (59)

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

Kalpaka, Ush, Asankhyeya, Prajnaparamita, Gat, Gata, Balabhava, Esha, Loka, Rita, Nri,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 18.59). 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: “kalpakoṭīm asaṃkhyeyāṃ prajñāpāramitāṃ gatā
  • kalpako -
  • kalpaka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kalpaka (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kalpakā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • uṭ -
  • uṣ (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
  • ī -
  • i (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    ī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    ī (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    e (noun, masculine)
  • im -
  • i (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • asaṅkhyeyām -
  • asaṅkhyeyā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • prajñāpāramitām -
  • prajñāpāramitā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • gatā -
  • gat (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    gat (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    gatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line2: “bālabhāvaṃ ca darśenti eṣā lokānuvartanā
  • bālabhāvam -
  • bālabhāva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Cannot analyse darśenti*eṣ
  • eṣā -
  • eṣā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • lokān -
  • loka (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • uvar -
  • ū (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    ū (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
    u (verb class 1)
    [perfect active first dual], [perfect active second plural]
    u (verb class 2)
    [perfect active first dual], [perfect active second plural]
    u (verb class 5)
    [perfect active first dual], [perfect active second plural]
    (verb class 1)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
  • ṛta -
  • ṛta (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    ṛta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ṛta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    nṛ (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
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