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 53.9

आश्चर्यं ऋषिकुमारं यो पश्यति मानुषो वा देवो वा ।
रूपगुणपारमिगतं निध्यायन्तो स न तृप्यति ॥ ९ ॥

āścaryaṃ ṛṣikumāraṃ yo paśyati mānuṣo vā devo vā |
rūpaguṇapāramigataṃ nidhyāyanto sa na tṛpyati || 9 ||

Whatever man or deva beheld the wondrous young seer could not have his fill of contemplating his perfect beauty and virtue. (9)

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

Ashcaryam, Ashcarya, Kumara, Pashyat, Manusha, Var, Deva, Devri, Rupaguna, Parami, Gata, Nidhi, Tripyat,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 53.9). 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: “āścaryaṃ ṛṣikumāraṃ yo paśyati mānuṣo devo
  • āścaryam -
  • āścaryam (indeclinable)
    āścarya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    āścarya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    āścaryā (noun, feminine)
  • ṛṣi -
  • ṛṣi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • kumāram -
  • kumāra (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    kumāra (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    kumārā (noun, feminine)
  • yo -
  • yu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    yu (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • paśyati -
  • paśyat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    paśyat (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • mānuṣo* -
  • mānuṣa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative 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]
  • devo* -
  • deva (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    devṛ (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • -
  • (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • Line 2: “rūpaguṇapāramigataṃ nidhyāyanto sa na tṛpyati
  • rūpaguṇa -
  • rūpaguṇa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    rūpaguṇa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • pārami -
  • pārami (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    pāramī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    pāramī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    pāramī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • gatam -
  • gat (noun, neuter)
    gata (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    gata (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    gatā (noun, feminine)
  • nidhyā -
  • nidhi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • āyanto -
  • sa -
  • sa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • tṛpyati -
  • tṛpyat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    tṛpyat (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    tṛp -> tṛpyat (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √tṛp class 4 verb]
    tṛp -> tṛpyat (participle, neuter)
    [locative single from √tṛp class 4 verb]
    tṛp (verb class 4)
    [present active third single]
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