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 49.42

कामां संपत्तिं राजलक्ष्मीं रतिं श्रीं ।
एतां पृच्छाहि सर्वलोकप्रधानां ॥ ४२ ॥

kāmāṃ saṃpattiṃ rājalakṣmīṃ ratiṃ śrīṃ |
etāṃ pṛcchāhi sarvalokapradhānāṃ || 42 ||

Pleasures, success, royal prosperity, joy, honour, these are the things you should ask for, the chiefest things in the world. (42)

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

Kama, Sampatti, Rajalakshmi, Rati, Shri, Eta, Esha, Priccha, Ahi, Sarvaloka, Pradha, Pradhana,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 49.42). 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: “kāmāṃ saṃpattiṃ rājalakṣmīṃ ratiṃ śrīṃ
  • kāmām -
  • kāmā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • sampattim -
  • sampatti (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • rājalakṣmīm -
  • rājalakṣmī (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • ratim -
  • rati (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • śrīm -
  • śrī (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • Line 2: “etāṃ pṛcchāhi sarvalokapradhānāṃ
  • etām -
  • etā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    eṣā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • pṛcchā -
  • pṛccha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pṛccha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pṛcchā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    praś (verb class 6)
    [imperative active second single]
  • ahi -
  • ahi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    ahī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    ahī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
  • sarvaloka -
  • sarvaloka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • pradhānām -
  • pradha (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    pradhā (noun, feminine)
    [genitive plural]
    pradhānā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahavastu Verse 49.42

Cover of edition (1949)

The Mahavastu
by J. J. Jones (1949)

Translated from the Buddhist Sanskrit

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