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 100.51

कृता च वत्सस्य ऋषिस्य पूजा गच्छन्तु ते ऋषयो साधुरूपा ।
ध्याने रता आश्रमे आवसेथ एतं धनं प्रव्रजितस्य श्रेष्ठं ॥ ५१ ॥

kṛtā ca vatsasya ṛṣisya pūjā gacchantu te ṛṣayo sādhurūpā |
dhyāne ratā āśrame āvasetha etaṃ dhanaṃ pravrajitasya śreṣṭhaṃ || 51 ||

Great honour has now been paid to Vatsa the seer. So depart, ye holy seers. Delight in meditation and abide in your retreats—this is the greatest wealth of him who has left the world. (51)

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

Krit, Krita, Vatsa, Sya, Puja, Tad, Yushmad, Sadhu, Upa, Dhyana, Rata, Ashrama, Eta, Esha, Dhana, Pravrajita, Shreshtha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 100.51). 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: “kṛtā ca vatsasya ṛṣisya pūjā gacchantu te ṛṣayo sādhurūpā
  • kṛtā -
  • kṛt (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    kṛt (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    kṛtā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    kṛ -> kṛtā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √kṛ class 1 verb], [nominative single from √kṛ class 2 verb], [nominative single from √kṛ class 5 verb], [nominative single from √kṛ class 8 verb]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vatsasya -
  • vatsa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    vatsa (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • ṛṣi -
  • ṛṣi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • sya -
  • sya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    (verb class 4)
    [imperative active second single]
  • pūjā* -
  • pūjā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    pūja (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • gacchantu -
  • gam (verb class 1)
    [imperative active third plural]
  • te -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]
  • ṛṣayo -
  • sādhur -
  • sādhu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ūpā -
  • ūpā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “dhyāne ratā āśrame āvasetha etaṃ dhanaṃ pravrajitasya śreṣṭhaṃ
  • dhyāne -
  • dhyāna (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    dhyāna (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    dhyānā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • ratā* -
  • rata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    ratā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    ram -> rata (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √ram class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √ram class 1 verb]
    ram -> ratā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √ram class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √ram class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √ram class 1 verb]
  • āśrame -
  • āśrama (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    āśrama (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • āva -
  • av (verb class 1)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active second plural], [perfect active third single]
    u (verb class 1)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
    u (verb class 2)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
    u (verb class 5)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active third single]
    āva (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • se -
  • (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    sa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    si (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    as (verb class 2)
    [present middle second single]
  • itha* -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [present active second dual]
  • etam -
  • eta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    eta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    etā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    eṣa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • dhanam -
  • dhana (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    dhana (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • pravrajitasya -
  • pravrajita (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    pravrajita (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • śreṣṭham -
  • śreṣṭha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    śreṣṭha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    śreṣṭhā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahavastu Verse 100.51

Cover of edition (1949)

The Mahavastu
by J. J. Jones (1949)

Translated from the Buddhist Sanskrit

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