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)

किमेवं जीवितेनापि केवलं दुःखभागिना ।
यत्र न विद्यते धर्म्मं तत्र किं सुखतापि च ॥ ८८ ॥ {८७}

kimevaṃ jīvitenāpi kevalaṃ duḥkhabhāginā |
yatra na vidyate dharmmaṃ tatra kiṃ sukhatāpi ca || 88 || {87}

The English translation of Ratnamalavadana Verse 17.88 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 (17.88). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Kimi, Jivita, Api, Kevalam, Kevala, Duhkhabhagin, Yatra, Tatra, Kim, Sukhata,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ratnamalavadana Verse 17.88). 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: “kimevaṃ jīvitenāpi kevalaṃ duḥkhabhāginā
  • kime -
  • kimi (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    kimi (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • vam -
  • va (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    va (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    ve (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • jīvitenā -
  • jīvita (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    jīvita (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    jīv -> jīvita (participle, masculine)
    [instrumental single from √jīv class 1 verb]
    jīv -> jīvita (participle, neuter)
    [instrumental single from √jīv class 1 verb]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • kevalam -
  • kevalam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kevala (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    kevala (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    kevalā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • duḥkhabhāginā -
  • duḥkhabhāgin (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    duḥkhabhāgin (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • Line 2: “yatra na vidyate dharmmaṃ tatra kiṃ sukhatāpi ca
  • yatra -
  • yatra (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yatra (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    yatra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    yatra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vidyate -
  • vid (verb class 2)
    [present passive third single]
    vid (verb class 6)
    [present passive third single]
    vid (verb class 7)
    [present passive third single]
  • Cannot analyse dharmmam*ta
  • tatra -
  • tatra (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tatra (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tatra (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • kim -
  • kim (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    kim (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kim (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • sukhatā -
  • sukhatā (noun, feminine)
    [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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