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.

pratiyekabuddho grāmaṃ piṇḍāya upasaṃkrame |
yathādhautena pātreṇa tato grāmāto niṣkramet || 1 ||
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tam enaṃ grāmiko dṛṣṭvā saṃbuddham idam abravīt |
kiñci arogo bhagavāṃ labhyate piṇḍayāpanaṃ || 2 ||
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tato 'sya bhagavan pātraṃ grāmikasya praṇāmaye |
na cātra adarśī bhikṣāṃ daurmanasyaṃ grāmikasya 'bhūt || 3 ||
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andhabhūto ayaṃ loko mithyādṛṣṭihato sadā |
etādṛśaṃ dakṣiṇīyaṃ na pūjenti yathārahaṃ || 4 ||
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grāmāntaṃ upasaṃkramya sthihitvāna catuṣpathe |
avidhāvidhaṃ ti krandati tato sannipate janāḥ || 5 ||
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mahājano samāgatvā istriyo puruṣā pi ca |
grāmikaṃ upasaṃkramya kiṃ karoma avidhāvidhaṃ ti || 6 ||
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yaṃ nūnaṃ koṭi yuṣmākaṃ na saṃvibhāgarato jano |
eṣo hi etasmiṃ grāmasmiṃ eko bhikṣu vihanyati || 7 ||
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grāmikasya vacanaṃ śrutvā sarvo grāmo sa-istriyo |
sārāyaṇīyaṃ karensu saṃbuddhasya punaḥ punaḥ || 8 ||
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tam enaṃ grāmiko vaca sabhāryāko saputrako |
sarvasukhavihāreṇa nimantremi tathāgataṃ || 9 ||
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grāmikasya svakā dhītā śucivastrā suvāsanā |
ācāraguṇasampannā upasthīya tathāgataṃ || 10 ||
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grāmikasya prasādena tasmiṃ grāmasmiṃ suvrato |
saṃbuddho parinirvāyi ṛṣi kṣīṇapunarbhavaḥ || 11 ||
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taṃ nirvṛtaṃ dhyāyetvāna stūpaṃ kāresi grāmiko |
nṛtyavāditagītena pūjāṃ kāresi maharṣiṇo || 12 ||
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samāsādya sitaṃ puṣpaṃ vātena apakarṣitaṃ |
ekādhyaṃ saṃharitvāna dīrghamālāṃ vagūhayet || 13 ||
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sā yādṛśī tatraiva mahyaṃ mālā citrā upaniśritā |
etādṛśī me śirasi bhotu mālā yathā ayaṃ |
yatra yatropapadyehaṃ tatra m' etaṃ samṛdhyatu || 14 ||
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sā taṃ karmaṃ karitvāna kalyāṇaṃ buddhavarṇitaṃ |
trāyastriṃśeṣu deveṣu upapadyi 'tha apsarā || 15 ||
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apsarāśatasahasraṃ ca puraskṛtvāna tāṃ sthitā |
tāsāṃ sā pravarā śreṣṭhā nārī sarvāṅgaśobhanā || 16 ||
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tato tāsāṃ cyavitvāna devakanyā maharddhikā |
rājño kṛkisya bhāryāya kukṣismiṃ upapadyi 'tha || 17 ||
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nirgate dvādaśamāse rājabhāryā prajāyata |
mālinīṃ nāma nāmena nārīṃ sarvaṅgaśobhanāṃ || 18 ||
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+ + + + + + ativarṇā atirūpavatī abhūt |
śreṣṭhā ca rājakanyānāṃ dhītā sā kāśirājino || 19 ||
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ācāraguṇasampannā śucivastrā suvāsanā |
rājño kṛkisya antike tiṣṭhate prāṃjalīkṛtā || 20 ||
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tam enam avadad rājā tiṣṭhantīṃ prāṃjalīkṛtāṃ |
brāhmaṇāṃ me tuvaṃ bhadre bhojāpehi atandritā || 21 ||
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pituḥ sā vacanaṃ śrutvā brāhmaṇānām anūnakāṃ |
viṃśatsahasrāṃ bhojeti sarvakāmehi mālinī || 22 ||
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tam enaṃ brāhmaṇā dṛśya mālinīm apsaropamāṃ |
rāgagrasitacittāś ca ullapanti punar punaḥ || 23 ||
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uddhatāṃ unnatāṃ dṛṣṭvā capalāṃ prākaṭendriyāṃ |
mālinī saṃvicinteti na ime dakṣiṇārahā || 24 ||
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sā āruhitvā prāsādaṃ samantena vilokaye |
adarśī bhagavato siṣyaṃ saṃbuddhasya śirīmato || 25 ||
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sā prāsādavaragatā kāśikavaracandanena āliptā |
rājño kṛkisya dhītā sarvā diśatā viloketi || 26 ||
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sā addaśāsi + + + prāsādiken' iṃjitena praviśantāṃ |
buddhasya śrāvakān bāhitapāpāṃ antimaśarīrāṃ || 27 ||
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sā dāsīṃ preṣeti eteṣāṃ ṛṣīṇāṃ vandanaṃ bruhi |
vanditvā ca bhaṇāhi praviśatha bhadanta niṣīdātha || 28 ||
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sā dāsī upagamya pādāṃ vanditvā bhāvitātmanāṃ |
prāñjalikṛtā avocat praviśatha bhadanta niṣīdātha || 29 ||
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rāgā upātivṛttā viśāradā agrapaṇḍitā loke |
buddhasya śrāvakā bāhitapāpā antimaśarīrāḥ || 30 ||
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taṃ pāṇḍaraṃ ca sukṛtaṃ sutoraṇaṃ khaḍga-asiguptaṃ |
praviśensuḥ antaḥpuraṃ rājño dhītuḥ manāpāye || 31 ||
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kāśikapratyāstaraṇaṃ suvicitrakalāpakaṃ maṇivicitraṃ |
vicitrapuṣpāvakīrṇaṃ prajñaptaṃ āsanaṃ āsi || 32 ||
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padmam iva śubhābhāsaṃ jaleruhaṃ yatha jale anupaliptaṃ |
tatha anupaliptacittā tatra niṣīde vigatamohā || 33 ||
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śālīnāmodanavidhim akālakam anekavyaṃjanam upetaṃ |
svahastam upanāmayate yathā bhadantāna abhiroce || 34 ||
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te bhikṣū avacensuḥ śāstā mo agrapaṇḍito loke |
tasyā prathamaṃ bhaktaṃ so bhuṃjaye va mahāvīro || 35 ||
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buddho ti sruṇitva ghoṣaṃ loke kutūhalaṃ aśrutapūrvaṃ |
adhikataraṃ sā prasīde imehi kila so viśiṣṭataro || 36 ||
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sā mālinī avoca bhuñjitvā śāstuno haratha bhaktaṃ |
abhivādanaṃ ca brutha mama vacanāto lokanāthasya || 37 ||
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adhivāse bhaktaṃ bhagavāṃ suvetanā sārdhaṃ bhikṣusaṃghena |
antaḥpurasya madhye rājño dhītuḥ manāpāya || 38 ||
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tyajed ekaṃ kulasyārthaṃ grāmārthaṃ tu kulaṃ tyajet |
grāmaṃ janapadasyārthaṃ ātmārthaṃ pṛthivīṃ tyaje || 39 ||
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satya apiśunavarṇā naṃ ca arthavatī śucī |
anyeṣāṃ madhurā vyaktā buddhasya sakhilā girā || 40 ||
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tarpaṇīyā nirvamhaṇī sarvadāhavināśanī |
nelavarṇā sukhavarṇā buddhasya sakhilā girā || 41 ||
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agadgadā avikalā avitathā ananyathā |
yathātathā avikalpitā buddhasya sakhilā girā || 42 ||
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jñeyajñānā anutpannā anosānā asādiśā |
naravaśā suvibhaktā ca vācā amitabuddhino || 43 ||
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satyaṃ cāpiśunaṃ ca bhāṣati sa sarvataḥ puna maitracitto |
upakāre paramārthasaṃhitaṃ etaṃ vā paramaṃ subhāṣitaṃ || 44 ||
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āviṣṭaṃ gaditaṃ sa bhāṣati uccanīcam atha api madhyamaṃ |
anupadaṃ anvakṣaraṃ viśuddhaṃ etaṃ vā paramaṃ subhāṣitaṃ || 45 ||
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paramakaruṇam uditayuktāṃ girāṃ bhāṣati daśaphalayuktāṃ |
aṣṭāṃg' upetacatuṣprakārāṃ etaṃ vā paramaṃ subhāṣitaṃ || 46 ||
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vācāṃ bhāṣati paṃcapuṇyāṃ suniścitāṃ vā puna chinnasaṃśayāṃ |
na ca karma kiṃci karoti pāpaṃ tathāvidhaṃ uttamapauruṣatvaṃ || 47 ||
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evaṃ upetaṃ varalakṣaṇehi mahādyutigaṇam anuśāsate |
varaṃ jñātīratanaṃ prahāya ratiṃ ca sphītāṃ abhiniṣkrame || 48 ||
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amṛtapadaṃ jigīṣuṃ nandajātā drumasāraṃ varagandham uttamaṃ |
locetvāna kṛtavikṛtaṃ taṃ atha tenaiva pacesi odanaṃ || 49 ||
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evam iha kāśyapaṃ maharṣi paribhāṣanti janā parīttaprajñāḥ |
svākhyātapadaṃ aninditaṃ puruṣājāniyam anatikramaṃ || 50 ||
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śamitāviṃ prahāya puṇyapāpaṃ bhavasaṃyojanasaṃkṣaye rataṃ |
śāntaṃ suvibhaktamānasaṃ taṃ jano garahati anaṃganaṃ || 51 ||
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bhikṣū ca upāsakā ime bahu kāśyapaśāsane ratā |
jvalitaṃ va hutāśanaṃ śikhiṃ etha vandāma sametya kāśyapaṃ || 52 ||
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eṣo dvipadānam uttamo so cakṣudado vināyako |
mānaṃ ca madaṃ ca viprahā etha vandāma sametya kāśyapaṃ || 53 ||
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Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahavastu Chapter 30

Cover of edition (1949)

The Mahavastu
by J. J. Jones (1949)

Translated from the Buddhist Sanskrit

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