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)

न हि तेन समः कश्चिन्महत्पुण्यफलप्रदः ।
कुतो ऽधिकस्तु विद्येत त्रैधातुभुवनेष्वपि ॥ २०४ ॥ {८४}

na hi tena samaḥ kaścinmahatpuṇyaphalapradaḥ |
kuto 'dhikastu vidyeta traidhātubhuvaneṣvapi || 204 || {84}

The English translation of Ratnamalavadana Verse 4.204 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 (4.204). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Tad, Tena, Sama, Kah, Cit, Mahat, Punyaphala, Prada, Kutah, Kuta, Adhika, Traidha, Bhuvana, Api,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

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  • Line 1: “na hi tena samaḥ kaścinmahatpuṇyaphalapradaḥ
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • hi -
  • hi (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • tena -
  • tena (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ta (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    tan (verb class 8)
    [perfect active second plural]
    tan (verb class 4)
    [perfect active second plural]
    tan (verb class 1)
    [perfect active second plural]
  • samaḥ -
  • sama (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • kaś -
  • kaḥ (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    ka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    kaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • cin -
  • cit (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    cit (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    cit (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • mahat -
  • atimahat (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    mahat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • puṇyaphala -
  • puṇyaphala (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    puṇyaphala (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • pradaḥ -
  • prada (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “kuto 'dhikastu vidyeta traidhātubhuvaneṣvapi
  • kuto' -
  • kutaḥ (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    kutaḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kuta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • adhikas -
  • adhika (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • tu -
  • tu (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • vidyeta -
  • vid (verb class 2)
    [optative passive third single]
    vid (verb class 6)
    [optative passive third single]
    vid (verb class 7)
    [optative passive third single]
  • traidhā -
  • traidha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    traidha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    traidhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • ātu -
  • ātu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • bhuvaneṣva -
  • bhuvana (noun, masculine)
    [locative plural]
    bhuvana (noun, neuter)
    [locative plural]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    api (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
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