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 20.2

ते श्रुत्व बुद्धशब्दं प्रत्येकजिनाः महेश्वरवराणां ।
निर्वांसु मुक्तचित्ता स्वयंभुनो चित्तवशवर्ती ॥ २ ॥

te śrutva buddhaśabdaṃ pratyekajināḥ maheśvaravarāṇāṃ |
nirvāṃsu muktacittā svayaṃbhuno cittavaśavartī || 2 ||

When the Pratyekabuddhas heard the Buddha proclaimed by these mighty lords they passed away, emancipated, self-dependent and self-controlled. (2)

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

Tad, Yushmad, Shrut, Buddha, Shabda, Pratyeka, Jina, Maheshvara, Vara, Nih, Mukta, Citta, Vashavartin, Vashavarti,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 20.2). 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: “te śrutva buddhaśabdaṃ pratyekajināḥ maheśvaravarāṇāṃ
  • te -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]
  • śrut -
  • śrut (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    śrut (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    śrut (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • va -
  • va (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    va (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • buddha -
  • buddha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    buddha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • śabdam -
  • śabda (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • pratyeka -
  • pratyeka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pratyeka (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • jināḥ -
  • jina (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    jinā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • maheśvara -
  • maheśvara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • varāṇām -
  • vara (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    vara (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    varā (noun, feminine)
    [genitive plural]
  • Line 2: “nirvāṃsu muktacittā svayaṃbhuno cittavaśavartī
  • nir -
  • niḥ (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    niḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    ni (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    ni (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • vāṃ -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [accusative dual], [dative dual], [genitive dual]
  • su -
  • (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    so (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • mukta -
  • mukta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    mukta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    muc -> mukta (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √muc class 6 verb]
    muc -> mukta (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √muc class 6 verb]
    muc -> mukta (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √muc class 1 verb]
    muc -> mukta (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √muc class 1 verb]
    muj -> mukta (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √muj class 1 verb]
    muj -> mukta (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √muj class 1 verb]
  • cittā -
  • cittā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • svayambhuno -
  • citta -
  • citta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    citta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    cit (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second plural]
  • vaśavartī -
  • vaśavartī (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    vaśavartī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    vaśavartin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
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