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 97.5

सत्कृत असत्कृता वा आयुर् विज्ञानं उष्मगता व ।
कस्य जनेति प्रीतिर् धरणिरजसमे मृतशरीरे ॥ ५ ॥

satkṛta asatkṛtā vā āyur vijñānaṃ uṣmagatā va |
kasya janeti prītir dharaṇirajasame mṛtaśarīre || 5 ||

Whether honoured or unhonoured, life and consciousness pass away like vapour. Who can find pleasure in a dead body that is but dust of the earth? (5)

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

Satkrita, Asatkrita, Var, Ayu, Ayus, Vijnana, Ushma, Gata, Kah, Kim, Jana, Jani, Iti, Priti, Dharani, Mritasharira,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 97.5). 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: “satkṛta asatkṛtā āyur vijñānaṃ uṣmagatā va
  • satkṛta -
  • satkṛta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    satkṛta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • asatkṛtā* -
  • asatkṛta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    asatkṛtā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • vā* -
  • vār (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    vār (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    va (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • āyur -
  • āyus (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    āyus (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    āyu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    āyu (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • vijñānam -
  • vijñāna (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    vijñānā (noun, feminine)
  • uṣma -
  • uṣma (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    uṣman (noun, masculine)
  • gatā* -
  • gata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    gatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • va -
  • va (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    va (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “kasya janeti prītir dharaṇirajasame mṛtaśarīre
  • kasya -
  • kas -> kasya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √kas]
    ka (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    ka (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    kaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    kim (pronoun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • jane -
  • jana (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    jana (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    janā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    jani (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    jan (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single], [imperative active second single]
    jan (verb class 2)
    [present middle first single]
  • iti -
  • iti (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    iti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • prītir -
  • prīti (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • dharaṇir -
  • dharaṇi (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • ajasam -
  • jas (verb class 1)
    [imperfect active first single]
  • e -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    i (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    e (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • mṛtaśarīre -
  • mṛtaśarīra (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    mṛtaśarīra (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
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