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 64.522

वर्जेति सो हीनकुलानि सर्वान् विशिष्टभोगं कुलरत्नं लभित्वा ।
सदाप्रमत्तो भवति अलीनचित्तो वर्जेति कामां यथ मीढकुम्भं ॥ ५२२ ॥

varjeti so hīnakulāni sarvān viśiṣṭabhogaṃ kularatnaṃ labhitvā |
sadāpramatto bhavati alīnacitto varjeti kāmāṃ yatha mīḍhakumbhaṃ || 522 ||

He avoids all base families, achieving birth in the very best family, which is distinguished for wealth. He becomes ever alert and his heart is rid of attachments. He shuns sensuous delights as he would a pot of excrement. (522)

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

Varja, Iti, Sah, Hinakula, Sarva, Vishishta, Bhoga, Kula, Ratna, Bhid, Bhit, Sada, Sad, Apramatta, Bhavati, Bhavat, Bhavant, Ali, Acitta, Kama, Yat, Yad, Han, Midha, Kumbha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 64.522). 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: “varjeti so hīnakulāni sarvān viśiṣṭabhogaṃ kularatnaṃ labhitvā
  • varje -
  • varja (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    varja (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    varjā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • iti -
  • iti (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    iti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • so* -
  • saḥ (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • hīnakulāni -
  • hīnakula (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • sarvān -
  • sarva (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • viśiṣṭa -
  • viśiṣṭa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    viśiṣṭa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • bhogam -
  • bhoga (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    bhoga (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    bhogā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • kula -
  • kula (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kula (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ratnam -
  • ratna (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ratna (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    ratnā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • la -
  • la (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • bhit -
  • bhid (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    bhid (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    bhid (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    bhit (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    bhit (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    bhit (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • -
  • (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • Line 2: “sadāpramatto bhavati alīnacitto varjeti kāmāṃ yatha mīḍhakumbhaṃ
  • sadā -
  • sadā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    sada (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sada (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sad (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    sad (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    sadā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    sad (verb class 6)
    [imperative active second single]
  • apramatto* -
  • apramatta (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]
  • alīn -
  • ali (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • acitto* -
  • acitta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • varje -
  • varja (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    varja (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    varjā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • iti -
  • iti (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    iti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • kāmām -
  • kāmā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • yat -
  • yat (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yat (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    yad (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    yat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    i -> yat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √i class 2 verb], [vocative single from √i class 2 verb], [accusative single from √i class 2 verb]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • ha -
  • ha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    han (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • mīḍha -
  • mīḍha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    mīḍha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    mih -> mīḍha (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √mih class 1 verb]
    mih -> mīḍha (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √mih class 1 verb]
  • kumbham -
  • kumbha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    kumbha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    kumbhā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
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