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 35.97

साधु इति प्रतिश्रुत्वा असितस्य नारदो इदं वचनं ।
प्रव्रजिय गणज्येष्ठो अभूषि अरहा विधुतक्लेशो ॥ ९७ ॥

sādhu iti pratiśrutvā asitasya nārado idaṃ vacanaṃ |
pravrajiya gaṇajyeṣṭho abhūṣi arahā vidhutakleśo || 97 ||

“So be it,” said Narada when he heard these words. He embraced the religious life and became the foremost of his class, an Arhan who had shaken off his lusts. (97)

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

Sadhu, Iti, Pratishrut, Var, Asita, Idam, Vacana, Pra, Vrajin, Gana, Abhu, Ush, Ara,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 35.97). 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: “sādhu iti pratiśrutvā asitasya nārado idaṃ vacanaṃ
  • sādhu -
  • sādhu (indeclinable)
    sādhu (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    sādhu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    sādhu (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • iti -
  • iti (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    iti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • pratiśrut -
  • pratiśrut (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
  • vā* -
  • vār (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    vār (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    va (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • asitasya -
  • asita (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    asita (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • nārado -
  • idam -
  • idam (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • vacanam -
  • vacana (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    vacana (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    vacanā (noun, feminine)
  • Line 2: “pravrajiya gaṇajyeṣṭho abhūṣi arahā vidhutakleśo
  • pra -
  • pra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vraji -
  • vrajin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    vrajin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • ya -
  • gaṇa -
  • gaṇa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • jyeṣṭho -
  • abhū -
  • abhū (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
  • uṣi -
  • uṣ (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
  • ara -
  • ara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ara (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (verb class 1)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active second plural], [perfect active third single]
    (verb class 3)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active second plural], [perfect active third single]
    (verb class 5)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active second plural], [perfect active third single]
  • hā* -
  • Cannot analyse vidhutakleśo

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahavastu Verse 35.97

Cover of edition (1949)

The Mahavastu
by J. J. Jones (1949)

Translated from the Buddhist Sanskrit

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