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 27.86

आनन्दो कौशिको आसि ब्रह्मदत्तो शुद्धोदनो ।
एवम् इदम् अपरिमितं बहुदुःखं उच्चनीचं चरितं पुराणं ।
विगतज्वरो विगतभयो अशोको स्वजातकं भगवां भाषति भिक्षुसंघमध्ये ॥ ८६ ॥

ānando kauśiko āsi brahmadatto śuddhodano |
evam idam aparimitaṃ bahuduḥkhaṃ uccanīcaṃ caritaṃ purāṇaṃ |
vigatajvaro vigatabhayo aśoko svajātakaṃ bhagavāṃ bhāṣati bhikṣusaṃghamadhye || 86 ||

Thus does the Exalted One, now exempt from trouble, fear and sorrow, relate to his monks his rebirths, his endless, toilsome faring up and down in the past. (86)

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

Shuddhoda, Evam, Eva, Idam, Aparimita, Bahu, Duhkham, Duhkha, Uccanica, Carita, Purana, Vigatajvara, Svajata, Kah, Bhagavan, Bha, Bhikshusangha, Adhi,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 27.86). 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: “ānando kauśiko āsi brahmadatto śuddhodano
  • ānando -
  • kauśiko -
  • āsi -
  • ās (verb class 2)
    [imperfect middle first single]
  • brahmadatto -
  • śuddhoda -
  • śuddhoda (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    śuddhoda (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • no -
  • nu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “evam idam aparimitaṃ bahuduḥkhaṃ uccanīcaṃ caritaṃ purāṇaṃ
  • 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)
  • idam -
  • idam (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • aparimitam -
  • aparimita (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    aparimita (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    aparimitā (noun, feminine)
  • bahu -
  • bahu (indeclinable)
    bahu (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    bahu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    bahu (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • duḥkham -
  • duḥkham (indeclinable)
    duḥkha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    duḥkha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    duḥkhā (noun, feminine)
  • uccanīcam -
  • uccanīca (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    uccanīca (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    uccanīcā (noun, feminine)
  • caritam -
  • carita (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    carita (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    caritā (noun, feminine)
  • purāṇam -
  • purāṇa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    purāṇa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • Line 3: “vigatajvaro vigatabhayo aśoko svajātakaṃ bhagavāṃ bhāṣati bhikṣusaṃghamadhye
  • vigatajvaro* -
  • vigatajvara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • vigatabhayo -
  • aśoko -
  • svajāta -
  • svajāta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    svajāta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kam -
  • ka (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    ka (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    kaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • bhagavā -
  • bhagavan (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    bhagavan (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • am -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ā (noun, feminine)
    e (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • bhā -
  • bha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    bhā (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
  • aṣati -
  • aṣ (verb class 1)
    [present active third single]
  • bhikṣusaṅgham -
  • bhikṣusaṅgha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • adhye -
  • adhī (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
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