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 110.14

मासे मासे कुशाग्रेण बालो भुंजेय भोजनं ।
न सो स्वाख्यातधर्माणां कलाम् अर्घति षोडशीं ॥ १४ ॥

māse māse kuśāgreṇa bālo bhuṃjeya bhojanaṃ |
na so svākhyātadharmāṇāṃ kalām arghati ṣoḍaśīṃ || 14 ||

Month after month the foolish man may take his meal on tip of kusha grass, but he is not worth a fraction of the men who have the well-preached dharma. (14)

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

Mas, Masa, Kushagra, Bala, Bhunja, Bhojana, Svakhyata, Dharma, Kala, Shodashi,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Mahavastu Verse 110.14). 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: “māse māse kuśāgreṇa bālo bhuṃjeya bhojanaṃ
  • māse -
  • mās (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    māsa (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    māsā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • māse -
  • mās (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    māsa (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    māsā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • kuśāgreṇa -
  • kuśāgra (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    kuśāgra (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • bālo* -
  • bāla (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • bhuñje -
  • bhuñja (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    bhuñja (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    bhuj (verb class 7)
    [present middle first single]
  • iya -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [perfect active second plural]
  • bhojanam -
  • bhojana (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    bhojana (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • Line 2: “na so svākhyātadharmāṇāṃ kalām arghati ṣoḍaśīṃ
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • so -
  • so (noun, feminine)
    [compound]
  • svākhyāta -
  • svākhyāta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    svākhyāta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • dharmāṇām -
  • dharma (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    dharmā (noun, feminine)
    [genitive plural]
  • kalām -
  • kalā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • arghati -
  • argh (verb class 1)
    [present active third single]
  • ṣoḍaśīm -
  • ṣoḍaśī (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
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