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 19.139

अस्थानम् एव जिनपुत्र यदा स्थूलाहि भूमिहि ।
तत् पुरे अधिगच्छेयुः सर्वज्ञत्वं तथागताः ॥ १३९ ॥

asthānam eva jinaputra yadā sthūlāhi bhūmihi |
tat pure adhigaccheyuḥ sarvajñatvaṃ tathāgatāḥ || 139 ||

It is impossible, O son of the Conqueror, that the Tathagatas should attain omniscience before this, when they are still in the low bhumis. (139)

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

Asthana, Eva, Jinaputra, Yada, Yad, Sthula, Ahi, Bhumi, Tat, Tad, Pur, Pura, Puri, Adhi, Sarvajnatva, Tathagata,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 19.139). 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: “asthānam eva jinaputra yadā sthūlāhi bhūmihi
  • asthānam -
  • asthāna (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    asthāna (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    asthānā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • eva -
  • eva (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • jinaputra -
  • jinaputra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • yadā -
  • yadā (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    yadā (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yadā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    yad (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
  • sthūlā -
  • sthūla (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sthūla (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sthūlā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • ahi -
  • ahi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    ahī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    ahī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
  • bhūmi -
  • bhūmi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    bhūmi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    bhūmī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    bhūmī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    bhūmī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • hi -
  • hi (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • Line 2: “tat pure adhigaccheyuḥ sarvajñatvaṃ tathāgatāḥ
  • tat -
  • tat (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • pure -
  • pur (noun, feminine)
    [dative single]
    pura (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    pura (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    purā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    puri (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    pur (verb class 6)
    [present middle first single]
  • adhi -
  • adhi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    adhi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    adhī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    adhī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    adhī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    adhi (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • gaccheyuḥ -
  • gam (verb class 1)
    [optative active third plural]
  • sarvajñatvam -
  • sarvajñatva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • tathāgatāḥ -
  • tathāgata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    tathāgatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
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