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.

idaṃ avocad bhagavān idaṃ vaditvā hy athāparaṃ etad uvāca śāstā |
indradhvajo nāma abhūṣi śāstā suvarṇavarṇo śatapuṇyalakṣaṇo || 1 ||
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mahānubhāvo ṛṣi saṃghanāyako vineti so koṭiśatāni sapta |
puraskṛto śramaṇagaṇasya nāyako so prāviśe indratapanāṃ sunirmitāṃ || 2 ||
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idaṃ avocad bhagavān idaṃ vaditvā hy athāparaṃ etad uvāca śāstā |
eteṣāṃ buddhāna paraṃparāye śirasāhvayo pacchimako abhūṣi || 3 ||
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mahānubhāvo ṛṣi saṃghanāyako vineti so koṭiśatāni sapta |
puraskṛto śramaṇagaṇasya nāyako so prāviśat puṣpavatīṃ sunirmitāṃ || 4 ||
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idaṃ avocad bhagavān idaṃ vaditvā hy athāparaṃ etad uvāca śāstā |
eteṣāṃ buddhānāṃ paraṃparāye kauṇḍinyagotro paścimako abhūṣī || 5 ||
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trayo ime buddhaśatā udārā |
kauṇḍinyagotrā nāma abhūṣi sarve || 6 ||
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mahānubhāvā ṛṣisaṃghanāyakā ekatra kalpe upalāhvayasmiṃ |
trayo trayo koṭiśatāni teṣāṃ mahāsaṃnipāto abhūṣi śrāvakāṇāṃ || 7 ||
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trayo trayo varṣaśatā ca teṣāṃ āyuḥpramāṇaṃ abhu śrāvakāṇāṃ |
treviṃśad varṣasahasrāṇi teṣāṃ saddharmo asthāsi parinirvṛtānāṃ || 8 ||
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idaṃ avocad bhagavān idaṃ vaditvā hy athāparaṃ etad uvāca śāstā |
supātraśāstā paramahitānukampako saddharmanetrīm avalokayanto |
asthāsi so kalpaśataṃ anūnakaṃ dvātriṃśat koṭīnayutā vinesi || 9 ||
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eteṣāṃ buddhānāṃ paraṃparāye |
dvāṣaṣṭi buddhā śikhināmasāhvayā |
sarve abhūṣi padumasmiṃ kalpe |
mahānubhāvā arisaṃghasūdanā |
vinesi te śrāvakāṃ satpathā pṛthū || 10 ||
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idaṃ avocad bhagavān idaṃ vaditvā hy athāparaṃ etad uvāca śāstā |
sujāto ānanda tathāgato utpalaṃ tathāgataṃ vyākārṣīt || 11 ||
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eteṣāṃ buddhānāṃ paraṃparāye sudarśano paścimako abhūṣi |
mahānubhāvo narasaṃghanāyako vinesi so koṭisatāni trīṇi |
puraskṛto śramaṇagaṇasya nāyako so prāviśe devapurāṃ sunirmitāṃ || 12 ||
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eteṣāṃ buddhānāṃ paraṃparāye jinendranāma paścimako abhūṣi |
trayo ime buddhaśatā udārā jinendrā nāmena abhūṣi sarve || 13 ||
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mahānubhāvā ṛṣisaṃghanāyakāḥ ekasmiṃ kalpasmiṃ mahāyaśasmiṃ |
trayastrayo koṭiśatāni teṣāṃ mahāsannipāto abhu nāyakānāṃ || 14 ||
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trayastrayo varṣasahasrāṇi teṣāṃ āyuḥpramāṇaṃ abhu nāyakānāṃ |
trayastriṃśad varṣasahasrāṇi teṣāṃ saddharmo asthāsi parinirvṛtānāṃ || 15 ||
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eteṣāṃ buddhānāṃ paraṃparāye śākyamuniḥ paścimako abhūṣi |
mahānubhāvo ṛṣisaṃghanāyako vinesi so koṭiśatāni trīṇi |
puraskṛto śramaṇagaṇasya nāyako so prāviśe siṃhapurīṃ sunirmitāṃ || 16 ||
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eteṣāṃ buddhānāṃ paraṃparāye dīpaṃkaro paścimako abhūṣi |
mahānubhāvo ṛṣisaṃghanāyako vinesi so śrāvakasahasrāṇi aśītiṃ |
puraskṛto śramaṇagaṇasya nāyako so prāviśed dīpavatīṃ sunirmitāṃ || 17 ||
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eteṣāṃ buddhānāṃ paaraṃparāye maitreyo paścimako bhaviṣyati |
mahānubhāvo ṛṣisaṃghanāyako vineṣyati koṭiśatāni saptati |
puraskṛto śramaṇagaṇasya nāyako pravekṣyati ketumatīṃ sunirmitāṃ || 18 ||
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āvanditabuddhānāṃ ākhyātā puruṣadamyasārathināṃ |
indradhvajāto yāva anāgato vāpi maitreyo || 19 ||
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śāstā ādityavat tapati pratapantaṃ tejasā puruṣasiṃhaṃ |
pṛcchati aśokārāme ānando jinaṃ jitakleśaṃ || 20 ||
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adbhuta kīrti bhagavataḥ + + + yaśo cādbhuto daśadiśāsu |
kiṃ karmaṃ kari bhagavāṃ yena tapasi loke sadevake || 21 ||
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śrutvā ca so maharṣiḥ saṃśayaśalyānantakanirghātī |
pratibhaṇati satvasāro ānandam asaṃgavacanāye || 22 ||
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ānanda śrūyatu me yādṛśam āropitaṃ kuśalamūlaṃ |
buddhehi śrāvakehi ca tahiṃ tahiṃ saṃsarantena || 23 ||
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bodhiṃ abhiprārthayatā prārthayamānena acyutaṃ sthānaṃ |
sumahantā adhikārā mayā kṛtā hṛṣṭacittena || 24 ||
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dīpaṃkare ca buddhe sarvābhibhusmiṃ buddhe ānanda |
padumottare ca buddhe atyuccasāhvaye + + + || 25 ||
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yaśottarasmiṃ ca śākyasiṃhe ca arthadarśismiṃ tiṣye |
puṣye cāpi naruttame vipaśyismiṃ cāpi saṃbuddhe || 26 ||
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śikhismiṃ pi krakucchande mahāprajñe konākamuni kāśyape |
sumahantā adhikārā kṛtā mayā hṛṣṭacittena || 27 ||
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ete mahānubhāvā anantā + + + lokaviśrutā |
udārā satkṛtā mayā tena prabhavāmi ānanda || 28 ||
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tena yaśo atuliyā ca kīrtī abhyudgatā daśadiśāsu |
tena ahaṃ virocāmi sadevake sabrahmake loke || 29 ||
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śrutvāna ca so vacanaṃ avitathavacanasya lokanāthasya |
ānandito hṛṣṭacitto ānando uttaraṃ pṛcchet || 30 ||
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kevaciram atītā te saṃbuddhā enti lokasmi ucyatāṃ |
kevaciraṃ asthāṃsu hitāya sarvasya lokasya || 31 ||
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evaṃ kanakaprakāśo hṛṣṭo saṃbuddho muditamānaso |
cirakālam atyatītān kīrtayati maharṣiṇo buddhān || 32 ||
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eṣa paramārthadarśī samatulyo samasamo ca buddhehi |
darśayati prātihāryaṃ buddho tatha sarvabuddhehi || 33 ||
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buddhānām eṣa viṣayo acintiyo atuliyo asaṃkhyeyo |
saṃhṛṣṭo smi bhagavaṃ śrutvā vacanaṃ amṛtakalpaṃ || 34 ||
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ananto adhigato artho sadevakabrahmakasya lokasya |
buddhānāṃ eṣa viṣayo acintiyo eṣa anyehi || 35 ||
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eko śākyakumāro śākyasuto śākiyottamakulīno |
śākyakulanaṃdijanano buddho tatha bodhayati lokaṃ || 36 ||
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dīpaṃkarasya atyaye paripūrṇa kalpakoṭī ānanda |
sarvābhibhū daśabalo dīpāloke samutpadye || 37 ||
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astaṃgate ca tasmiṃ sarvābhibhunāyake + + + |
padumottaro daśabalo kalpaśatasahasre utpadye || 38 ||
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tasya parinirvṛtasya padumuttarasya sugatasya + + + |
atyuccagāmi bhagavāṃ kalpaśatasahasre utpadye || 39 ||
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atyuccagāmināthe parinirvṛte lokaviśrute purā vai |
paṃcahi kalpaśatehi yaśottaro buddha utpadye || 40 ||
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nirvṛte yaśottarasmiṃ namondhakāre pranaṣṭe lokasmiṃ |
śākyamuni buddhavīro kalpaśatena samutpadye || 41 ||
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nirvṛte śākyamunismiṃ saṃbuddhe arthadarśi upapadye |
navanavate kalpasmiṃ ānanda imasmiṃ upapadye || 42 ||
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paṃcanavate ca kalpe tiṣyo upapadye lokapradyoto |
dvānavate ca puṣyo nararṣabhaḥ loka utpadye || 43 ||
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ekūnanavate ca kalpe vipaśyī + + + loke upapadye |
triṃśe ca kalpe śikhī viśvabhūś caiva utpadye || 44 ||
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krakucchando mahāloko konākamunī ca kāśyapaśirī ca |
aham eva cānanda utpanno bhadrakalpasmiṃ || 45 ||
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vyākṛto mayā mahātmā bhaviṣyati buddho anāgate dhvāne |
maitreyo mahānubhāvo ānanda imasmiṃ kalpasmiṃ || 46 ||
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kalpam aśeṣaṃ bhagavāṃ dīpaṃkaro buddho loke asthāsi |
sarvābhibhu ca kalpaṃ asthāsi hitāya lokasya || 47 ||
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pratipūrṇāṃ varṣakoṭiṃ padumottaro pi loke asthāsi |
atyuccagāmi bhagavāṃ varṣaśatasahasram asthāsi || 48 ||
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yaśottaro navati varṣasahasrāṇi arthadarśī asthāsi |
paṃcanavatiṃ ca tiṣyo dvānavatiṃ puṣya asthāsi || 49 ||
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aśīti varṣasaharāṇi buddhasya vipasyino purā āyuḥ |
saptati varṣasahasrāṇi śikhīsya āyus tadā āsi || 50 ||
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ṣaṣṭiṃ ca viśvabhuvasya paṃcāśat krakucchandasya purāyuḥ |
triṃśat konākamuner viṃśat punaḥ kāśyapaśirisya || 51 ||
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asmākam api ānanda etarahiṃ parīttaka asmiṃ loke |
varṣaśatamātram eva āyuḥ śākyādhirājasya || 52 ||
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eke asthāsu ṛddhīye eke asthānsu karmaṇā |
ṛddhikarma sthapetvāna antarā parinirvṛtā || 53 ||
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ādityo va tapanto śaradasmiṃ udgato yathākāśe |
yojanaśataṃ prabhāye dīpaṃkaro spharitvāsthāsi || 54 ||
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prabhāsayanto daśadiśaṃ dharmaṃ deśayaṃto dullabhotpādaṃ |
lokān dīpeti tena dīpaṃkaro ti se sā saṃjñā || 55 ||
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sarvābhibhū daśabalo abhibhūya prāṇikoṭisahasrāṇi |
amṛtapadasmiṃ vinesi tena se saṃjñā anabhibhūtā || 56 ||
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padumottaro puravare udyānagato sare abhiramanto |
adarśi rathacakramātraṃ sarasmiṃ abhyudgataṃ padumaṃ || 57 ||
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so tatra abhiruhitva niṣīdi paryaṃkaṃ ābhuṃjitvā |
sparśesi paṃcābhijñā milāyamāne mahāpadume || 58 ||
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paṃcābhijño bhūtva ṛddhiye vaihāyasam abhyudgamya |
upaśritya bodhimūlaṃ daśabalo sarvajñatāṃ prāaptaḥ || 59 ||
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udgamya tālamātraṃ asthāsi atyuccagāmī bhagavāṃ |
tena + + + + + + atyuccasāhvayo ti saṃjñā || 60 ||
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vaistārikaṃ abhūṣi prāvacana + + + adāntadamakasya |
aparimitayaśo bhagavato tena yaśottaro ti abhu saṃjñā || 61 ||
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ṛddhasphītapuravarā niṣkramya śākiyo gautamagotro |
apahāya ratnā sapta so śākyamunīti abhu saṃjñā || 62 ||
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arthasmiṃ arthadarśī arahatve vinesi śrāvakaśatāni |
tena samajñā loke abhūṣi jina arthadarśīti || 63 ||
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tiṣyamahe vartante tiṣyo utpadye lokapradyotaḥ |
tena samajñā loke timirāpanudasya tiṣyo ti || 64 ||
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puṣyamahe vartaṃte puṣyo utpadye lokapradyoto |
tena samajñā loke nakṣatrasāhvayo sa puṣyo ti || 65 ||
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animiṣasamantacakṣurvipaśyī rūpāṇi paśyati anīryo |
vipaśyīti viśuddhanayano tena vipaśyī abhūt saṃjñā || 66 ||
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arthaṃ pi arthakarāṇi vidhīni anuśāsate pṛthivīpālo |
tena + + + bhagavato vipaśyīti abhu samajñā || 67 ||
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abhisaṃbudhyitva jino oloketi vipaśyī yaṃ lokaṃ |
keśaridharmaṃ dṛṣṭvā tena vipaśyīti abhu saṃjñā || 68 ||
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yasyutpādā loke hutāsano va prajvalito samāruto |
atiriva śikhī pradīpyate tena śikhīti abhu se saṃjñā || 69 ||
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utpanne ca jinendre devo tadā pravarṣati acchinna |
dhārāhi tenudgamāsi ghoṣo viśvabhusya āsi saṃjñā || 70 ||
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krakucchandasya bhagavato konākamunisya kāśyapaśirisya |
kulavaṃśāt prabhṛtāni mātāpitṛnāmadheyāni || 71 ||
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ādityagotro tejasvī ikṣvākukulasaṃbhavo |
jātītaḥ kṣatriyo agro bhagavāṃ agrapudgalo || 72 ||
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ajite brāhmaṇakule anekaratnasaṃcaye |
apahāya vipulāṃ kāmāṃ pravrajiṣyati brāhmaṇo || 73 ||
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ṛddhisphīte kule caiva sumatipratimaṇḍite |
pṛthivīmaṇḍe maitreyo bhaviṣyati anāgate || 74 ||
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dīpaṃkaro mahāprājño jātīye āsi kṣatriyo |
sarvābhibhū daśabalo so jātīye āsi brāhmaṇo || 75 ||
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padumuttaro daśabalo jātīye āsi kṣatriyo |
atyuccagāmī bhagavāṃ jātīye āsi brāhmaṇo || 76 ||
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yaśottaro śākyamunir jātīye āsi kṣatriyo |
arthadarśī ca tiṣyo ca puṣyo cāpi naruttamo |
jātīye brāhmaṇā ete bhāvitātmā maharṣiṇo || 77 ||
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vipaśyī ca śikhī caiva viśvabhū caiva kṣatriyā |
krakutsando konākamuni kāśyapaś cāpi brāhmaṇā || 78 ||
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śuddhodanasya rājño ikṣvākujasya putro māyāya |
śākyakulanandijanano śākyo bhūt śākyasukumāro || 79 ||
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koṭīśataparivāro spharitva sasureśvaralokaṃ virajo |
vimukto vimuktacitto maitreyo bhaviṣyati samajñā || 80 ||
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dvihim eva te kulehi utpadyanti narottamāḥ |
kṣtriyakule ca prathamaṃ athavāpi brāhmaṇakule || 81 ||
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yadā hi agrā ākhyātā lokasmiṃ bhonti kṣatriyā |
tadā kṣatriyakule buddhā utpadyanti narottamāḥ || 82 ||
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yadā tu guṇasaṃkhyātā lokasmiṃ bhonti brāhmaṇāḥ |
tadā brāhmaṇakule buddhā utpadyanti maharṣiṇaḥ || 83 ||
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caturmahāpathe dṛṣṭvā lokajyeṣṭhaṃ dīpaṃkaraṃ |
jaṭilaṃ prastave hṛṣṭo bodhiṃ prarthento anuttarāṃ || 84 ||
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suvarṇapuṣpaṃ + + + grahetvāna kṛtāṃjali |
sarvābhibhuṃ okiresi bodhiṃ prārthento anuttarāṃ || 85 ||
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hemapiṇḍasaṃkāśāṃ puṣpāṃ grahetvā puṣpāṇa aṃjaliṃ |
padumuttaraṃ cokire haṃ bodhiṃ prārthento anuttarāṃ || 86 ||
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atyuccagāmī bhagavāṃ lokasya anukampako |
hiraṇyena okire haṃ bodhiṃ prārthento anuttarāṃ || 87 ||
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yaśottaraṃ mahābhāgaṃ bhikṣusaṃghapuraskṛtaṃ |
upāsanena pratimāne bodhiṃ prārthento anuttarāṃ || 88 ||
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gaṃdhāṃ grahetvā + + + surabhigaṃdhā mahārahāṃ |
śākyamuniṃ okire haṃ bodhiṃ prārthento 'nuttarāṃ || 89 ||
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suvarṇarūpyavaiḍūryaṃ grahetvāna kṛtaṃjali |
arthadarśiṃ okire haṃ bodhiṃ prārthento anuttarāṃ || 90 ||
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tiṣyaṃ cāhaṃ lokanāthaṃ saṃmukhā haṃ abhistave |
pratyutpannaprayogena bodhiṃ prārthento nuttarāṃ || 91 ||
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puṣyaṃ cāhaṃ samāpanno saṃhṛṣṭo prāṃjalīkṛto |
namasyamāno asthāsi bodhiṃ prārthento nuttarāṃ || 92 ||
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vipaśyiṃ dṛṣṭvā āgataṃ pūrṇamāsī va candramaṃ |
ajinaṃ prastare mārge bodhiṃ prārthento nuttarāṃ || 93 ||
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śikhinaṃ lokārthecaraṃ bhikṣusaṃghapuraskṛtaṃ |
tarpesi khādyabhojyena bodhiṃ prārthento nuttarāṃ || 94 ||
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viśvabhuvaṃ ca mahārhehi cīvarehi saśrāvakaṃ |
ācchādaye saṃprahṛṣṭo bodhiṃ prārthento anuttarāṃ || 95 ||
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trihi ca lokanāthehi brahmacaryaṃ care ahaṃ |
kāśyapo māṃ viyākārṣī bodhiṃ prāpsyasi anuttarāṃ || 96 ||
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āpaṃcahi kṛtī yeva trīhi prārthayāmi nirvṛtiṃ |
trīhi ca vāsito loke triṃśako ca vivartitaḥ || 97 ||
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ekanavatismiṃ kalpe yadā loke vivartito |
atha anye bodhisatvo nava kalpāni saṃsare || 98 ||
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vīryakāyena sampanno prajñāpṛthusamāhito |
nava kalpāni sthāyesi vīryeṇa puruṣottamaḥ || 99 ||
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vīryantu yantreti bodhiṃ ananyabhāṣitaṃ balaṃ |
na ca vīryaṃ na praśastaṃ bodhyaṃgabalam indriyaṃ || 100 ||
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prahānadānadamena samudāgacchanti narottamā |
vivartamāne lokasmiṃ bhavanti puna puṃgavā || 101 ||
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te bodhiṃ kalpaśatena samudānenti narottamā |
atha ekanavate kalpe saṃbuddho śākyapuṃgavo || 102 ||
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dānaśīlaṃ parigṛhya bodhisatvā mahāyaśā |
dānaṃ śīlaṃ ca prajñāṃ ca varṇayanti maharṣiṇāṃ || 103 ||
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buddhāna dānaṃ sugatena deśitaṃ anomanyāyena anomabuddhinā |
tādṛśaṃ sugatam anusmaranto nirāmiṣāṃ ko na labheta prītiṃ || 104 ||
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Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahavastu Chapter 87

Cover of edition (1949)

The Mahavastu
by J. J. Jones (1949)

Translated from the Buddhist Sanskrit

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