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 87.93

विपश्यिं दृष्ट्वा आगतं पूर्णमासी व चन्द्रमं ।
अजिनं प्रस्तरे मार्गे बोधिं प्रार्थेन्तो नुत्तरां ॥ ९३ ॥

vipaśyiṃ dṛṣṭvā āgataṃ pūrṇamāsī va candramaṃ |
ajinaṃ prastare mārge bodhiṃ prārthento nuttarāṃ || 93 ||

“Whilst I was questing after the supreme enlightenment, I saw Vipashyin coming like the moon when it is full, and I spread my cloak in his path. (93)

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

Agata, Purnamasi, Candrama, Ajina, Prastara, Marga, Bodhi, Prartha, Nutta,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 87.93). 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: “vipaśyiṃ dṛṣṭvā āgataṃ pūrṇamāsī va candramaṃ
  • Cannot analyse vipaśyim*dṛ
  • dṛṣṭvā -
  • dṛś -> dṛṣṭvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √dṛś]
  • āgatam -
  • āgata (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    āgata (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    āgatā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    ag (verb class 1)
    [imperfect active second dual]
  • pūrṇamāsī -
  • pūrṇamāsī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
  • va -
  • va (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    va (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • candramam -
  • candramā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    candrama (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    candrama (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • Line 2: “ajinaṃ prastare mārge bodhiṃ prārthento nuttarāṃ
  • ajinam -
  • ajina (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ajina (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • prastare -
  • prastara (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • mārge -
  • mārga (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    mārga (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    mārgā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • bodhim -
  • bodhi (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • prārthe -
  • prārtha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    prārtha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    prārthā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • īnto -
  • nutta -
  • nutta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    nutta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    nud -> nutta (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √nud class 6 verb]
    nud -> nutta (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √nud class 6 verb]
  • rām -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
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