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 104.1

कंक्षाविचिकित्सो आगतो स्मि प्रश्नं पृच्छितुं अभिकांक्षमाणो ।
तस्य सभिकस्य प्रश्नम् एवं पृष्टं भगवं अनुपूर्वम् अनुलोमम् अनुसन्धिम् अनुधर्मं व्याकरोहि ॥ १ ॥

kaṃkṣāvicikitso āgato smi praśnaṃ pṛcchituṃ abhikāṃkṣamāṇo |
tasya sabhikasya praśnam evaṃ pṛṣṭaṃ bhagavaṃ anupūrvam anulomam anusandhim anudharmaṃ vyākarohi || 1 ||

In doubt and perplexity I have come hither wishful to ask a question. The question that Sabhika now asks do thou, Lord, answer duly, properly, correctly and truthfully. (1)

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

Kah, Ksha, Prashna, Chid, Anu, Tad, Sabhika, Evam, Eva, Prishta, Anupurvam, Anupurva, Anulomam, Anuloma, Anusandhi, Dharma, Vya, Akara,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 104.1). 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: “kaṃkṣāvicikitso āgato smi praśnaṃ pṛcchituṃ abhikāṃkṣamāṇo
  • kaṅ -
  • ka (noun, neuter)
    [adverb]
    kaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • kṣā -
  • kṣa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kṣa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kṣā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • avicikitso -
  • āgato -
  • Cannot analyse smi*pr
  • praśnam -
  • praśna (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • pṛc -
  • pṛt (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • chit -
  • chid (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    chid (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • um -
  • u (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • abhikāṅkṣam -
  • abhikāṅkṣā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • ā -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    ā (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • aṇo -
  • aṇu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “tasya sabhikasya praśnam evaṃ pṛṣṭaṃ bhagavaṃ anupūrvam anulomam anusandhim anudharmaṃ vyākarohi
  • tasya -
  • tas -> tasya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √tas]
    ta (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    tas (verb class 4)
    [imperative active second single]
  • sabhikasya -
  • sabhika (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
  • praśnam -
  • praśna (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • evam -
  • evam (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    evam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    evā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • pṛṣṭam -
  • pṛṣṭa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    pṛṣṭa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    pṛṣṭā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    pṛṣ -> pṛṣṭa (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √pṛṣ class 1 verb]
    pṛṣ -> pṛṣṭa (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √pṛṣ class 1 verb], [accusative single from √pṛṣ class 1 verb]
    praś -> pṛṣṭa (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √praś class 6 verb]
    praś -> pṛṣṭa (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √praś class 6 verb], [accusative single from √praś class 6 verb]
  • bhagavam -
  • bhagavan (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    bhagavan (noun, neuter)
    [adverb]
  • anupūrvam -
  • anupūrvam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    anupūrva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    anupūrva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    anupūrvā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • anulomam -
  • anulomam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    anuloma (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    anuloma (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    anulomā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • anusandhim -
  • anusandhi (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    anusandhi (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • anu -
  • anu (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    anu (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    anu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    anu (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    anu (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • dharmam -
  • dharma (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    dharman (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    dharman (noun, neuter)
    [adverb]
    dharmā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • vyā -
  • vi (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    vi (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    vi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    vi (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    ve (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    vya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • ākaro -
  • ākara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ākara (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ākarā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • uhi -
  • u (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second single]
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