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)

धर्मार्थमेव संसारे जन्मदेहार्थसाधनं ।
धर्मं विना किमेतैर्नः केवलं दुःखताप्तये ॥ ८९ ॥ {८८}

dharmārthameva saṃsāre janmadehārthasādhanaṃ |
dharmaṃ vinā kimetairnaḥ kevalaṃ duḥkhatāptaye || 89 || {88}

The English translation of Ratnamalavadana Verse 17.89 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 (17.89). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Dharmartha, Eva, Samsara, Janmada, Ihartha, Sadhana, Dharma, Vina, Kimi, Tad, Asmad, Kevalam, Kevala, Duhkhata, Apti,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ratnamalavadana Verse 17.89). 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: “dharmārthameva saṃsāre janmadehārthasādhanaṃ
  • dharmārtham -
  • dharmārtha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • eva -
  • eva (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • saṃsāre -
  • saṃsāra (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • janmade -
  • janmada (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    janmada (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    janmadā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • ihārtha -
  • ihārtha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ihārtha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sādhanam -
  • sādhana (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    sādhana (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    sādhanā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • Line 2: “dharmaṃ vinā kimetairnaḥ kevalaṃ duḥkhatāptaye
  • dharmam -
  • dharma (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    dharman (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    dharman (noun, neuter)
    [adverb]
    dharmā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • vinā -
  • vinā (indeclinable postposition)
    [indeclinable postposition]
    vi (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    vi (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    vinā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • kime -
  • kimi (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    kimi (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • tair -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
  • naḥ -
  • na (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [accusative plural], [dative plural], [genitive plural]
  • kevalam -
  • kevalam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kevala (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    kevala (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    kevalā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • duḥkhatā -
  • duḥkhata (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    duḥkhata (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    duḥkhatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • āptaye -
  • āpti (noun, feminine)
    [dative single]
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