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 27.21

अलुब्धो पुनर् मेधावी परदारविरतः सदा ।
राष्ट्रस्य प्रियो भवति सुचिरं तात जीवति ॥ २१ ॥

alubdho punar medhāvī paradāravirataḥ sadā |
rāṣṭrasya priyo bhavati suciraṃ tāta jīvati || 21 ||

“A king, on the other hand, who is not covetous, but is prudent, and is always indifferent to the wives of others, becomes dear to his subjects, and, my father, long does he live. (21)

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

Punar, Medhavin, Medhavi, Paradara, Virata, Sada, Sad, Rashtra, Pri, Priya, Bhavati, Bhavat, Bhavant, Sucira, Tata, Jivat,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 27.21). 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: “alubdho punar medhāvī paradāravirataḥ sadā
  • alubdho -
  • punar -
  • punar (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    punar (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • medhāvī -
  • medhāvī (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    medhāvī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    medhāvin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • paradāra -
  • paradāra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • virataḥ -
  • virata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • sadā -
  • sadā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    sad (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    sad (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    sadā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “rāṣṭrasya priyo bhavati suciraṃ tāta jīvati
  • rāṣṭrasya -
  • rāṣṭra (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    rāṣṭra (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • priyo* -
  • prī (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    prī (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    priya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • 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]
  • suciram -
  • sucira (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    sucira (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    sucirā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • tāta -
  • tāta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • jīvati -
  • jīvat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    jīvat (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    jīv -> jīvat (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √jīv class 1 verb]
    jīv -> jīvat (participle, neuter)
    [locative single from √jīv class 1 verb]
    jīv (verb class 1)
    [present active third single]
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