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 34.1

सर्वेषां बोधिसत्वानां जनेत्वा पुरुषोत्तमं ।
चरमे सप्तमे दिवसे माता जहति जीवितं ॥ १ ॥

sarveṣāṃ bodhisatvānāṃ janetvā puruṣottamaṃ |
carame saptame divase mātā jahati jīvitaṃ || 1 ||

The mothers of all Bodhisattvas die on the last of the seven days following their delivery of the Supreme of Men. (1)

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

Sarva, Bodhin, Satvat, Purushottama, Carama, Saptama, Divasa, Mata, Jahat, Jahati, Jivita,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 34.1). 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: “sarveṣāṃ bodhisatvānāṃ janetvā puruṣottamaṃ
  • sarveṣām -
  • sarva (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    sarva (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
  • bodhi -
  • bodhi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    bodhin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    bodhin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • satvān -
  • satvat (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ām -
  • ā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    o (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • janet -
  • jan (verb class 1)
    [optative active third single]
  • -
  • (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • puruṣottamam -
  • puruṣottama (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • Line 2: “carame saptame divase mātā jahati jīvitaṃ
  • carame -
  • carama (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • saptame -
  • saptama (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    saptama (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • divase -
  • divasa (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • mātā* -
  • māta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    mātā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • jahati -
  • jahat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    jahat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [locative single]
    -> jahat (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √ class 3 verb]
    -> jahat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √ class 3 verb], [vocative plural from √ class 3 verb], [accusative plural from √ class 3 verb], [locative single from √ class 3 verb]
    -> jahatī (participle, feminine)
    [vocative single from √ class 3 verb]
    (verb class 3)
    [present active third plural]
  • jīvitam -
  • jīvita (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    jīvita (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    jīvitā (noun, feminine)
    jīv -> jīvita (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √jīv class 1 verb]
    jīv -> jīvita (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √jīv class 1 verb], [accusative single from √jīv class 1 verb]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahavastu Verse 34.1

Cover of edition (1949)

The Mahavastu
by J. J. Jones (1949)

Translated from the Buddhist Sanskrit

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