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 30.33

पद्मम् इव शुभाभासं जलेरुहं यथ जले अनुपलिप्तं ।
तथ अनुपलिप्तचित्ता तत्र निषीदे विगतमोहा ॥ ३३ ॥

padmam iva śubhābhāsaṃ jaleruhaṃ yatha jale anupaliptaṃ |
tatha anupaliptacittā tatra niṣīde vigatamohā || 33 ||

They, with hearts untarnished like a fair lotus that grows in water and is yet unspotted by it, sat there, rid of all folly. (33)

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

Padma, Iva, Shubha, Shubh, Jaleruha, Yat, Yad, Han, Jala, Anupalipta, Tatha, Citta, Tatra, Vigata, Oha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 30.33). 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: “padmam iva śubhābhāsaṃ jaleruhaṃ yatha jale anupaliptaṃ
  • padmam -
  • padma (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    padma (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    padmā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • iva -
  • iva (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iva (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • śubhā -
  • śubha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    śubha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    śubhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    śubh (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
    śubh (verb class 6)
    [imperative active second single]
  • abhāsam -
  • bhā (verb class 2)
    [aorist active first single]
    bhās (verb class 1)
    [imperfect active first single]
  • jaleruham -
  • jaleruha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    jaleruhā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • yat -
  • yat (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yat (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    yad (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    yat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    i -> yat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √i class 2 verb], [vocative single from √i class 2 verb], [accusative single from √i class 2 verb]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • ha -
  • ha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    han (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • jale -
  • jala (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    jala (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    jalā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    jal (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single]
  • anupaliptam -
  • anupalipta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • Line 2: “tatha anupaliptacittā tatra niṣīde vigatamohā
  • tatha -
  • tatha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tatha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • anupalipta -
  • anupalipta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • cittā -
  • cittā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • tatra -
  • tatra (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tatra (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tatra (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • Cannot analyse niṣīde*vi
  • vigatam -
  • vigata (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    vigata (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    vigatā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • ohā -
  • ohā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahavastu Verse 30.33

Cover of edition (1949)

The Mahavastu
by J. J. Jones (1949)

Translated from the Buddhist Sanskrit

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