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 27.11

ततो अधर्मं वर्जेत्वा राजधर्मेहि पार्थिव ।
अनुशास महीपाल एवं तत्र गमिष्यसि ॥ ११ ॥

tato adharmaṃ varjetvā rājadharmehi pārthiva |
anuśāsa mahīpāla evaṃ tatra gamiṣyasi || 11 ||

“Thus, O king, shun what is unjust and rule in accordance with a king’s duty. So will you, mighty lord, pass thither. (11)

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

Adharma, Varja, Itvan, Rajadharma, Rajadharman, Parthiva, Anu, Shasa, Mahipala, Evam, Eva, Tatra,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 27.11). 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: “tato adharmaṃ varjetvā rājadharmehi pārthiva
  • tato -
  • adharmam -
  • adharma (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    adharmā (noun, feminine)
  • varje -
  • varja (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    varja (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    varjā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • itvā -
  • i -> itvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √i]
    itvan (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • rājadharme -
  • rājadharma (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    rājadharman (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    rājadharmā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • ihi -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second single]
  • pārthiva -
  • pārthiva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pārthiva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “anuśāsa mahīpāla evaṃ tatra gamiṣyasi
  • anu -
  • anu (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    anu (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    anu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    anu (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    anu (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • śāsa -
  • śāsa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • mahīpāla* -
  • mahīpāla (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • evam -
  • evam (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    evam (indeclinable)
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    evā (noun, feminine)
  • tatra -
  • tatra (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tatra (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tatra (indeclinable)
  • gamiṣyasi -
  • gam (verb class 1)
    [future active second single]
    gam (verb class 2)
    [future active second single]
    gam (verb class 3)
    [future active second single]
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