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)

वरमेवाद्य मे मृत्युर्न व्यर्थं चिरजीवितं ।
यस्माच्चिरमपि स्थित्वा मृत्युर् केन निवार्यते ॥ २२१ ॥ {१९}

varamevādya me mṛtyurna vyarthaṃ cirajīvitaṃ |
yasmācciramapi sthitvā mṛtyur kena nivāryate || 221 || {19}

The English translation of Ratnamalavadana Verse 12.221 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 (12.221). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Varama, Vadya, Asmad, Mrityu, Vyartham, Vyartha, Yasmat, Yah, Yat, Ciram, Cira, Api, Sthitva, Kena, Kah, Kim, Nivarya, Tad, Yushmad,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ratnamalavadana Verse 12.221). 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: “varamevādya me mṛtyurna vyarthaṃ cirajīvitaṃ
  • varame -
  • varamā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • vādya -
  • vādya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vādya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vad -> vādya (participle, masculine)
    [compound from √vad]
    vad -> vādya (participle, neuter)
    [compound from √vad]
    vad -> vādya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √vad]
    vad -> vādya (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √vad class 1 verb], [vocative single from √vad]
    vad -> vādya (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √vad class 1 verb], [vocative single from √vad]
  • 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]
  • mṛtyur -
  • mṛtyu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vyartham -
  • vyartham (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    vyartha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    vyartha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    vyarthā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • cirajīvitam -
  • cirajīvitā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • Line 2: “yasmācciramapi sthitvā mṛtyur kena nivāryate
  • yasmāc -
  • yasmāt (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    ya (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [ablative single]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [ablative single]
  • ciram -
  • ciram (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    cira (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    cira (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    cirā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • sthitvā -
  • sthitvā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    sthā -> sthitvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √sthā]
  • mṛtyur -
  • kena -
  • kena (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kena (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kena (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ka (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    ka (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    kaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    kim (pronoun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • nivārya -
  • nivārya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    nivārya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • te -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]
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