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 20.95

साधू पुण्यबलवतो द्युती अनुपमा सदेवकं लोकं ।
अभिभवति नायकस्य विकसति एषा कथा तत्र ॥ ९५ ॥

sādhū puṇyabalavato dyutī anupamā sadevakaṃ lokaṃ |
abhibhavati nāyakasya vikasati eṣā kathā tatra || 95 ||

“Oh! Good is the inimitable light of the Leader who is strong through his merit. It outshines the world of men and devas.” Such is the talk that echoes there. (95)

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

Sadhu, Punyabala, Vata, Dyut, Dyuti, Anupama, Sadevaka, Loka, Abhi, Bhavati, Bhavat, Bhavant, Nayaka, Vikasat, Esha, Katha, Tatra,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 20.95). 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: “sādhū puṇyabalavato dyutī anupamā sadevakaṃ lokaṃ
  • sādhū -
  • sādhu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • puṇyabala -
  • puṇyabala (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vato* -
  • vata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    van -> vata (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √van class 1 verb], [nominative single from √van class 8 verb]
  • dyutī -
  • dyutī (noun, masculine)
    dyutī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    dyut (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    dyuti (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    dyuti (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • anupamā -
  • anupamā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • sadevakam -
  • sadevaka (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    sadevaka (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    sadevakā (noun, feminine)
  • lokam -
  • loka (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • Line 2: “abhibhavati nāyakasya vikasati eṣā kathā tatra
  • abhi -
  • abhi (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    abhi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    abhi (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    abhi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    abhī (noun, masculine)
    abhī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    abhī (noun, feminine)
    abhi (Preverb)
  • bhavati -
  • bhavatī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    bhavat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    bhavat (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    bhavant (pronoun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    bhavant (pronoun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    bhū (verb class 1)
    [present active third single]
  • nāyakasya -
  • nāyaka (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    nāyaka (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • vikasati -
  • vikasat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    vikasat (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    vikas -> vikasat (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √vikas class 1 verb]
    vikas -> vikasat (participle, neuter)
    [locative single from √vikas class 1 verb]
    vikas (verb class 1)
    [present active third single]
  • eṣā -
  • eṣā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • kathā -
  • kathā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • tatra -
  • tatra (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tatra (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tatra (indeclinable)
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