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 20.14

वयं अपि लोकहिताय मनोरमाम् ओशिरित्व कामरतिं ।
पूजार्थं तव अतिदेव मनुष्यलोके वसिष्यामो ॥ १४ ॥

vayaṃ api lokahitāya manoramām ośiritva kāmaratiṃ |
pūjārthaṃ tava atideva manuṣyaloke vasiṣyāmo || 14 ||

“And we also, for the world’s sake and to do thee honour, thou deva above all devas, shall renounce the sweet enjoyment of the pleasures of sense and go to dwell in the world of men.” (14)

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

Vaya, Asmad, Api, Lokahita, Manorama, Shiri, Tva, Kama, Rati, Puja, Artha, Yushmad, Atideva, Manushyaloka,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 20.14). 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: “vayaṃ api lokahitāya manoramām ośiritva kāmaratiṃ
  • vayam -
  • vaya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    vayā (noun, feminine)
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative dual]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • lokahitāya -
  • lokahita (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    lokahita (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
  • manoramām -
  • manoramā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • o -
  • o (noun, masculine)
    u (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • śiri -
  • śiri (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    śirī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    śirī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    śirī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • tva -
  • tva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kāma -
  • kāma (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kāma (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ratim -
  • rati (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • Line 2: “pūjārthaṃ tava atideva manuṣyaloke vasiṣyāmo
  • pūjā -
  • pūja (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pūja (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pūjā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    pūj (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • artham -
  • artha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    artha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • tava -
  • yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [genitive single]
  • atideva -
  • atideva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • manuṣyaloke -
  • manuṣyaloka (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • va -
  • va (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    va (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • siṣyā -
  • si (verb class 5)
    [perfect active second plural]
    si (verb class 9)
    [perfect active second plural]
  • am -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ā (noun, feminine)
    e (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • o -
  • o (noun, masculine)
    u (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
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