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)

को मे शास्तात्र विद्येत यो मां धर्मे नियोजयेत् ।
धर्मेण रक्ष्यते प्राणी नरके संस्थितो ऽपि च ॥ २० ॥ {२०}

ko me śāstātra vidyeta yo māṃ dharme niyojayet |
dharmeṇa rakṣyate prāṇī narake saṃsthito 'pi ca || 20 || {20}

The English translation of Ratnamalavadana Verse 6.20 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 (6.20). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Kah, Asmad, Shasta, Yah, Dharma, Dharmena, Pran, Pranin, Naraka, Samsthita, Api,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ratnamalavadana Verse 6.20). 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: “ko me śāstātra vidyeta yo māṃ dharme niyojayet
  • ko* -
  • kaḥ (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    ka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    kaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative 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]
  • śāstāt -
  • śās -> śāsta (participle, masculine)
    [ablative single from √śās class 2 verb]
    śās -> śāsta (participle, neuter)
    [ablative single from √śās class 2 verb]
  • ra -
  • ra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • 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]
  • yo* -
  • yaḥ (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    ya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • mām -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [accusative single]
  • dharme -
  • dharma (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    dharmā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • niyo -
  • (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • jayet -
  • ji (verb class 1)
    [optative active third single]
  • Line 2: “dharmeṇa rakṣyate prāṇī narake saṃsthito 'pi ca
  • dharmeṇa -
  • dharmeṇa (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    dharma (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
  • rakṣyate -
  • rakṣ (verb class 1)
    [present passive third single]
    rakṣ (verb class 0)
    [present passive third single]
  • prāṇī -
  • prāṇ (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    prāṇin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • narake -
  • naraka (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    naraka (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • saṃsthito' -
  • saṃsthita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
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