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 64.356

शीलसंपन्नो यो भिक्षुः स आढ्यो ति प्रवुच्चति ।
न हि मुक्ताप्रवाडेहि भिक्षु भोति महाधनो ॥ ३५६ ॥

śīlasaṃpanno yo bhikṣuḥ sa āḍhyo ti pravuccati |
na hi muktāpravāḍehi bhikṣu bhoti mahādhano || 356 ||

The monk who is endowed with morality is accounted wealthy, for it is not on the score of pearls and corals that the monk becomes very rich. (356)

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

Shilasampanna, Yah, Bhikshu, Sah, Mukta, Pravada, Bha, Bhu, Mah, Maha, Dhanu,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 64.356). 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: “śīlasaṃpanno yo bhikṣuḥ sa āḍhyo ti pravuccati
  • śīlasampanno* -
  • śīlasampanna (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • yo* -
  • yaḥ (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    ya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • bhikṣuḥ -
  • bhikṣu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • sa* -
  • saḥ (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • āḍhyo -
  • Cannot analyse ti*pr
  • Cannot analyse pravuccati
  • Line 2: “na hi muktāpravāḍehi bhikṣu bhoti mahādhano
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • hi -
  • hi (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • muktā -
  • muktā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    muc -> muktā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √muc class 6 verb]
    muc -> muktā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √muc class 1 verb]
    muj -> muktā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √muj class 1 verb]
  • pravāḍe -
  • pravāḍa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
  • ihi -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second single]
  • bhikṣu -
  • bhikṣu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    bhikṣu (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • bho -
  • bha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    bhā (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    bhu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    bhu (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • ūti -
  • ūti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    ūti (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • mahā -
  • mahat (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    mah (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    mahā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • dhano -
  • dhanu (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    dhanu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
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