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 35.96

बुद्धनिर्घोषं श्रुत्वा गच्छेसि विनायकोत्तमसकाशं ।
चरयेसि ब्रह्मचर्यं वचनपरिकरो च तस्य स्यात् ॥ ९६ ॥

buddhanirghoṣaṃ śrutvā gacchesi vināyakottamasakāśaṃ |
carayesi brahmacaryaṃ vacanaparikaro ca tasya syāt || 96 ||

When he had returned home he said to Narada: “When you hear news of the Buddha go to the presence of the Supreme Guide. Live the good life and let his words be your counsel. (96)

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

Buddha, Nirghosha, Gaccha, Vinayaka, Uttama, Sakasha, Cari, Brahmacarya, Vacana, Tad, Syat, Sya,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 35.96). 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: “buddhanirghoṣaṃ śrutvā gacchesi vināyakottamasakāśaṃ
  • buddha -
  • buddha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    buddha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • nirghoṣam -
  • nirghoṣa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    nirghoṣa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    nirghoṣā (noun, feminine)
  • śrutvā -
  • śru -> śrutvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √śru]
  • gacche -
  • gaccha (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    gam (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single]
  • si -
  • si (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • vināyako -
  • vināyaka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vināyaka (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vināyakā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • uttama -
  • uttama (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    uttama (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sakāśam -
  • sakāśa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    sakāśa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    sakāśā (noun, feminine)
  • Line 2: “carayesi brahmacaryaṃ vacanaparikaro ca tasya syāt
  • caraye -
  • cari (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
  • si -
  • si (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • brahmacaryam -
  • brahmacarya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • vacana -
  • vacana (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vacana (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • parikaro -
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • tasya -
  • tas -> tasya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √tas]
    ta (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    tas (verb class 4)
    [imperative active second single]
  • syāt -
  • syāt (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    syāt (indeclinable)
    sya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    as (verb class 2)
    [optative active third single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahavastu Verse 35.96

Cover of edition (1949)

The Mahavastu
by J. J. Jones (1949)

Translated from the Buddhist Sanskrit

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