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 102.6

यं च प्रकम्पयन्तो वसुधां जायेसि बहुजनहिताय ।
जातो पादानि सप्त क्रमेसि दशशतरस्मिसगोत्र तं प्रियं मे ॥ ६ ॥

yaṃ ca prakampayanto vasudhāṃ jāyesi bahujanahitāya |
jāto pādāni sapta kramesi daśaśatarasmisagotra taṃ priyaṃ me || 6 ||

Glad am I, O kinsman of the sun, that thou madest the earth to tremble when thou wast born for the sake of the welfare of men, and that after being born thou didst take seven strides. (6)

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

Yah, Prakampa, Yat, Yantri, Vasudha, Jaya, Bahujanahita, Jatu, Pada, Ani, Sapta, Saptan, Krama, Dashashata, Sagotra, Priyam, Pri, Priya, Asmad,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 102.6). 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: “yaṃ ca prakampayanto vasudhāṃ jāyesi bahujanahitāya
  • yam -
  • ya (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • prakampa -
  • prakampa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    prakampa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • yanto* -
  • yat (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    yantṛ (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    i -> yat (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √i class 2 verb], [vocative plural from √i class 2 verb]
  • vasudhām -
  • vasudhā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    vasudhā (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single], [genitive plural]
  • jāye -
  • jāyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    jai (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single]
    jan (verb class 4)
    [present middle first single]
  • si -
  • si (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • bahujanahitāya -
  • bahujanahita (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
  • Line 2: “jāto pādāni sapta kramesi daśaśatarasmisagotra taṃ priyaṃ me
  • jāto -
  • jātu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    jātu (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • pādā -
  • pāda (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ani -
  • ani (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    anī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
  • sapta -
  • sapta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sapta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    saptan (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    saptan (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    sap -> sapta (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √sap class 1 verb]
    sap -> sapta (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √sap class 1 verb]
  • krame -
  • krama (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    kram (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single]
  • si -
  • si (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • daśaśata -
  • daśaśata (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    daśaśata (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ra -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    ra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • asmi -
  • as (verb class 2)
    [present active first single]
  • sagotra -
  • sagotra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sagotra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • tam -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    tan (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • priyam -
  • priyam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    priya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    priya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    priyā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    prī (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    prī (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • me -
  • ma (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ma (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahavastu Verse 102.6

Cover of edition (1949)

The Mahavastu
by J. J. Jones (1949)

Translated from the Buddhist Sanskrit

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