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 53.10

स्वयम् एव बोधिसत्वो किं कुशलं गवेषयं समादियति ।
शुक्लं कुशलं धर्मं तं च समादाय वर्तेति ॥ १० ॥

svayam eva bodhisatvo kiṃ kuśalaṃ gaveṣayaṃ samādiyati |
śuklaṃ kuśalaṃ dharmaṃ taṃ ca samādāya varteti || 10 ||

The merit which a Bodhisattva pursues and attains, that was the pure meritorious dharma in conformity with which he lived. (10)

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

Svayam, Eva, Bodhin, Kim, Kushalam, Kushala, Gavesha, Yah, Sama, Iyat, Shukla, Dharma, Samadaya, Vartri, Varta, Varti, Iti,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 53.10). 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: “svayam eva bodhisatvo kiṃ kuśalaṃ gaveṣayaṃ samādiyati
  • svayam -
  • svayam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • eva -
  • eva (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • bodhi -
  • bodhi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    bodhin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    bodhin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • satvo -
  • kim -
  • kim (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    kim (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kim (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • kuśalam -
  • kuśalam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kuśala (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    kuśala (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    kuśalā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • gaveṣa -
  • gaveṣa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    gaveṣa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • yam -
  • ya (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • samād -
  • sama (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    sama (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • iyati -
  • iyat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    iyat (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • Line 2: “śuklaṃ kuśalaṃ dharmaṃ taṃ ca samādāya varteti
  • śuklam -
  • śukla (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    śukla (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    śuklā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • kuśalam -
  • kuśalam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kuśala (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    kuśala (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    kuśalā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • dharmam -
  • dharma (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    dharman (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    dharman (noun, neuter)
    [adverb]
    dharmā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • tam -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    tan (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • samādāya -
  • samādāya (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • varte -
  • varta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    vartṛ (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    varti (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    vṛt (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single], [imperative active second single]
  • iti -
  • iti (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    iti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
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