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 64.521

श्रेष्ठी विशिष्टो भवति प्रभूतकोशो गृहपतिश् च रतनविचित्रितांगो ।
पुत्रो च राज्ञो अथ वा अमात्यो राजा च भवति बलचक्रवर्ती ॥ ५२१ ॥

śreṣṭhī viśiṣṭo bhavati prabhūtakośo gṛhapatiś ca ratanavicitritāṃgo |
putro ca rājño atha vā amātyo rājā ca bhavati balacakravartī || 521 ||

He becomes a distinguished wealthy merchant, a householder owning wonderful treasures, a king’s son, a minister, or even a powerful universal ruler. (521)

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

Shreshthin, Vishishta, Bhavati, Bhavat, Bhavant, Prabhutaka, Grihapati, Rata, Navin, Citrita, Angu, Atha, Amatya, Raja, Rajan, Raj, Balacakravartin,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

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  • Line 1: “śreṣṭhī viśiṣṭo bhavati prabhūtakośo gṛhapatiś ca ratanavicitritāṃgo
  • śreṣṭhī -
  • śreṣṭhin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • viśiṣṭo* -
  • viśiṣṭa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • bhavati -
  • bhavatī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    bhavat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    bhavat (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    bhavant (pronoun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    bhavant (pronoun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    bhū (verb class 1)
    [present active third single]
  • prabhūtako -
  • prabhūtaka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    prabhūtaka (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    prabhūtakā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • ūśo -
  • gṛhapatiś -
  • gṛhapati (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • rata -
  • rata (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    rata (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ram -> rata (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √ram class 1 verb]
    ram -> rata (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √ram class 1 verb]
  • navi -
  • navin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    navin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • citritā -
  • citrita (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    citrita (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    citritā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • aṅgo -
  • aṅgu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “putro ca rājño atha amātyo rājā ca bhavati balacakravartī
  • putro -
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • rājño -
  • atha -
  • atha (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • vā*a -
  • (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single], [imperative middle first single]
  • am -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    e (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • amātyo* -
  • amātya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • rājā -
  • rājā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    rājan (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    rāj (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    rāj (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • bhavati -
  • bhavatī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    bhavat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    bhavat (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    bhavant (pronoun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    bhavant (pronoun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    bhū (verb class 1)
    [present active third single]
  • balacakravartī -
  • balacakravartin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
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