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 20.78

चतुरो पि लोकपाला रक्षाम् अकरिन्सु लोकनाथस्य ।
मा कोची अहितैषी नमुचिबलनुदं विहिंसेय ॥ ७८ ॥

caturo pi lokapālā rakṣām akarinsu lokanāthasya |
mā kocī ahitaiṣī namucibalanudaṃ vihiṃseya || 78 ||

The Four Lords of the world, also, watched over the world’s saviour, lest any malevolent being harm him who is destined to rout the power of Namuci. (78)

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

Lokapala, Raksha, Karin, Lokanatha, Asmad, Ahita, Eshin, Namuci, Bala, Nud, Nuda, Vihimsa,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 20.78). 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: “caturo pi lokapālā rakṣām akarinsu lokanāthasya
  • caturo -
  • Cannot analyse pi*lo
  • lokapālā* -
  • lokapāla (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    lokapālā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • rakṣām -
  • rakṣā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • a -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • karin -
  • karin (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    karin (noun, neuter)
    [vocative single]
  • su -
  • (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    so (noun, feminine)
  • lokanāthasya -
  • lokanātha (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    lokanātha (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • Line 2: “ kocī ahitaiṣī namucibalanudaṃ vihiṃseya
  • -
  • (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [accusative single]
  • Cannot analyse kocī*ah
  • ahitai -
  • ahita (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ahita (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ahitā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    ah (verb class 5)
    [periphrastic-future active third single]
  • eṣī -
  • eṣin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • namuci -
  • namuci (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    namucī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    namucī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    namucī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • bala -
  • bala (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bala (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bal (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • nudam -
  • nuda (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    nuda (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    nudā (noun, feminine)
    nud (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • vihiṃse -
  • vihiṃsa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    vihiṃsa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    vihiṃsā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • iya -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [perfect active second plural]
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