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)

पुण्यार्थे जीवितं जन्म तदत्र यदि नश्यति ।
किमेव जीवितेनापि जन्मना पापसाधिना ॥ १५९ ॥ {६०}

puṇyārthe jīvitaṃ janma tadatra yadi naśyati |
kimeva jīvitenāpi janmanā pāpasādhinā || 159 || {60}

The English translation of Ratnamalavadana Verse 18.159 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 (18.159). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Punya, Artha, Jivita, Janma, Janman, Tada, Tra, Yadi, Yad, Nashyat, Kimi, Api, Papa, Sadhin,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ratnamalavadana Verse 18.159). 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: “puṇyārthe jīvitaṃ janma tadatra yadi naśyati
  • puṇyā -
  • puṇya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    puṇya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    puṇ -> puṇya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √puṇ]
    puṇyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    puṇ -> puṇya (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √puṇ class 10 verb]
    puṇ -> puṇya (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √puṇ class 10 verb]
    puṇ -> puṇyā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √puṇ class 10 verb]
  • arthe -
  • artha (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    artha (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    arth (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single]
  • jīvitam -
  • jīvita (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    jīvita (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    jīvitā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    jīv -> jīvita (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √jīv class 1 verb]
    jīv -> jīvita (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √jīv class 1 verb], [accusative single from √jīv class 1 verb]
  • janma -
  • janma (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    janma (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    janman (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • tada -
  • tada (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tada (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • tra -
  • tra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • yadi -
  • yadi (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    yadi (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yadi (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    yad (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • naśyati -
  • naśyat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    naśyat (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    naś -> naśyat (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √naś class 4 verb]
    naś -> naśyat (participle, neuter)
    [locative single from √naś class 4 verb]
    naś (verb class 4)
    [present active third single]
  • Line 2: “kimeva jīvitenāpi janmanā pāpasādhinā
  • kime -
  • kimi (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    kimi (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • va -
  • va (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    va (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative 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]
  • janmanā -
  • janman (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • pāpa -
  • pāpa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pāpa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sādhinā -
  • sādhin (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    sādhin (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
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