Ratnamalavadana [sanskrit]

83,177 words | ISBN-10: 8172702957 | ISBN-13: 9788172702953

The Sanskrit edition of the Ratnamalavadana: a collection of Buddhist stories (avadana) belonging to the Mahayana tradition. Literally, “a garland of precious gems” or “a collection of edifying tales”, these 38 stories revolve around king Ashoka and the monk Upagupta. Original titles: Ratnamālāvadāna (रत्नमालावदान), Ratnamālā-āvadāna (रत्नमाला-आवदान, Ratnamala-avadana)

अपुत्रो ऽहं ह्यपुण्यात्मा गन्तव्यं मरणं ध्रुवं ।
प्रेतीभूतस्य मे को ऽन्यः पिण्डदानं प्रदास्यति ॥ ४२ ॥ {[४२]}

aputro 'haṃ hyapuṇyātmā gantavyaṃ maraṇaṃ dhruvaṃ |
pretībhūtasya me ko 'nyaḥ piṇḍadānaṃ pradāsyati || 42 || {[42]}

The English translation of Ratnamalavadana Verse 1.42 is contained in the book Ratnamalavadana by Prof. Ramesh Kumar Dwivedi. This book is not available online so in order to read the full text and translation you should buy the book:

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Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (1.42). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Aputra, Aha, Asmad, Apunya, Mas, Gantavya, Marana, Dhruvam, Dhruva, Preti, Bhuta, Kah, Ani, Pindadana, Prada,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ratnamalavadana Verse 1.42). 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: “aputro 'haṃ hyapuṇyātmā gantavyaṃ maraṇaṃ dhruvaṃ
  • aputro' -
  • aputra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • aham -
  • aha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]
  • hya -
  • hi (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • apuṇyāt -
  • apuṇya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    apuṇya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • mā* -
  • ma (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    mās (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • gantavyam -
  • gantavya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    gantavya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    gantavyā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • maraṇam -
  • maraṇa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • dhruvam -
  • dhruvam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    dhruva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    dhruva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    dhruvā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • Line 2: “pretībhūtasya me ko 'nyaḥ piṇḍadānaṃ pradāsyati
  • pretī -
  • pretī (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    pretī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    preti (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • bhūtasya -
  • bhūta (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    bhūta (noun, neuter)
    [genitive 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]
  • ko' -
  • kaḥ (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    ku (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    ka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    kaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • anyaḥ -
  • anī (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • piṇḍadānam -
  • piṇḍadāna (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • pradā -
  • prada (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    prada (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pradā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • asyati -
  • as (verb class 4)
    [present active third single]
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