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)

वत्सलो वान्धवः पुण्यं पापं दुष्टाशयो रिपुः ।
नारकं दारुणं दुःखं स्कंधाभावपरं सुखं ॥ ५३ ॥ {५३}

vatsalo vāndhavaḥ puṇyaṃ pāpaṃ duṣṭāśayo ripuḥ |
nārakaṃ dāruṇaṃ duḥkhaṃ skaṃdhābhāvaparaṃ sukhaṃ || 53 || {53}

The English translation of Ratnamalavadana Verse 8.53 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 (8.53). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Vatsala, Vat, Yushmad, Dhava, Dhu, Punya, Papam, Papa, Dushta, Ashaya, Ashi, Ripu, Naraka, Daruna, Duhkham, Duhkha, Skandha, Abhava, Abhi, Aparam, Apara, Sukham, Sukha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ratnamalavadana Verse 8.53). 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: “vatsalo vāndhavaḥ puṇyaṃ pāpaṃ duṣṭāśayo ripuḥ
  • vatsalo* -
  • vatsala (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • vān -
  • va (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
    -> vāt (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √ class 2 verb], [vocative single from √ class 2 verb]
    -> vāt (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √ class 1 verb], [vocative single from √ class 1 verb]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [accusative dual], [dative dual], [genitive dual]
  • dhavaḥ -
  • dhava (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    dhu (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • puṇyam -
  • puṇya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    puṇya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    puṇyā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    puṇ -> puṇya (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √puṇ class 10 verb]
    puṇ -> puṇya (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √puṇ class 10 verb], [accusative single from √puṇ class 10 verb]
  • pāpam -
  • pāpam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    pāpa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    pāpa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    pāpā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • duṣṭā -
  • duṣṭa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    duṣṭa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    duṣṭā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • āśayo* -
  • āśaya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    āśi (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • ripuḥ -
  • ripu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    ripu (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “nārakaṃ dāruṇaṃ duḥkhaṃ skaṃdhābhāvaparaṃ sukhaṃ
  • nārakam -
  • nāraka (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    nāraka (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • dāruṇam -
  • dāruṇa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    dāruṇa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    dāruṇā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • duḥkham -
  • duḥkham (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    duḥkha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    duḥkha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    duḥkhā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • skandhā -
  • skandha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    skandhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • abhāva -
  • abhāva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    abhi (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    abhi (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
    bhā (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active first dual]
  • aparam -
  • aparam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    apara (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    apara (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • sukham -
  • sukham (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    sukha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    sukha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    sukhā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
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