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 104.23

श्रोत्रियो + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + ।
+ + + किं सु नाम भोति प्रश्नं मे भगवं पृष्टो अनुपूर्वम् अनुलोमम् अनुसन्धिम् अनुधर्मं व्याकरोहि ॥ २३ ॥

śrotriyo + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + |
+ + + kiṃ su nāma bhoti praśnaṃ me bhagavaṃ pṛṣṭo anupūrvam anulomam anusandhim anudharmaṃ vyākarohi || 23 ||

“What has a man attained that he should be called learned? Why is one called an Aryan? How does a man come to be called a man of good conduct? And what is a Wanderer? This question do I ask of thee, Lord. Do thou answer duly, properly, correctly and truthfully.” (23)

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

Shrotri, Naman, Bha, Bhu, Prashna, Asmad, Anupurvam, Anupurva, Anulomam, Anuloma, Anusandhi, Anu, 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 104.23). 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: “śrotriyo + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
  • śrotri -
  • śrotrī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
  • yo -
  • yu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    yu (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
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  • Line 2: “+ + + kiṃ su nāma bhoti praśnaṃ me bhagavaṃ pṛṣṭo anupūrvam anulomam anusandhim anudharmaṃ vyākarohi
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  • su -
  • (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    so (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • nāma -
  • nāman (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • bho -
  • bha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    bhā (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    bhu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    bhu (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • ūti -
  • ūti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    ūti (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • praśnam -
  • praśna (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [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]
  • bhagavam -
  • bhagavan (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    bhagavan (noun, neuter)
    [adverb]
  • pṛṣṭo -
  • 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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