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)

पुण्यं विनात्र संसारे किं सारं जन्म निस्फलं ।
भुक्त्वापि किं सुखान्यत्र सुचिरं जीविते ननु ॥ १५८ ॥ {५९}

puṇyaṃ vinātra saṃsāre kiṃ sāraṃ janma nisphalaṃ |
bhuktvāpi kiṃ sukhānyatra suciraṃ jīvite nanu || 158 || {59}

The English translation of Ratnamalavadana Verse 18.158 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 (18.158). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Punya, Vina, Samsara, Kim, Sara, Janma, Janman, Bhuktva, Api, Sukha, Atra, Sucira, Jivita, Nanu,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ratnamalavadana Verse 18.158). 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: “puṇyaṃ vinātra saṃsāre kiṃ sāraṃ janma nisphalaṃ
  • 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]
  • vināt -
  • vina (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    vina (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • ra -
  • ra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • saṃsāre -
  • saṃsāra (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • kim -
  • kim (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    kim (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kim (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • sāram -
  • sāra (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    sāra (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    sārā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    sṛ -> sāram (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √sṛ]
    sṛ -> sāram (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √sṛ]
  • janma -
  • janma (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    janma (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    janman (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • Cannot analyse nisphalam
  • Line 2: “bhuktvāpi kiṃ sukhānyatra suciraṃ jīvite nanu
  • bhuktvā -
  • bhuktvā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    bhuj -> bhuktvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √bhuj]
    bhuj -> bhuktvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √bhuj]
    bhuj -> bhuktvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √bhuj]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • kim -
  • kim (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    kim (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kim (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • sukhānya -
  • sukha (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • atra -
  • atra (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    atra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    atra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • suciram -
  • sucira (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    sucira (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    sucirā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • jīvite -
  • jīvita (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    jīvita (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    jīvitā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    jīv -> jīvita (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √jīv class 1 verb]
    jīv -> jīvita (participle, neuter)
    [nominative dual from √jīv class 1 verb], [vocative dual from √jīv class 1 verb], [accusative dual from √jīv class 1 verb], [locative single from √jīv class 1 verb]
    jīv -> jīvitā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative dual from √jīv class 1 verb], [vocative single from √jīv class 1 verb], [vocative dual from √jīv class 1 verb], [accusative dual from √jīv class 1 verb]
  • nanu -
  • nanu (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
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