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)

साधु शृणु महाराज यथा मे गुरुणोदितं ।
तथाहं ते प्रवक्ष्यामि श्रुत्वानुमोदनां कुरु ॥ ४ ॥ {४}

sādhu śṛṇu mahārāja yathā me guruṇoditaṃ |
tathāhaṃ te pravakṣyāmi śrutvānumodanāṃ kuru || 4 || {4}

The English translation of Ratnamalavadana Verse 21.4 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 (21.4). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Sadhu, Maharaja, Maharajan, Yatha, Asmad, Guru, Udita, Tatha, Aha, Tad, Yushmad, Prava, Kshi, Amin, Anumodana,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ratnamalavadana Verse 21.4). 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: “sādhu śṛṇu mahārāja yathā me guruṇoditaṃ
  • sādhu -
  • sādhu (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    sādhu (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    sādhu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    sādhu (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • śṛṇu -
  • śru (verb class 5)
    [imperative active second single]
  • mahārāja -
  • mahārāja (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    mahārājan (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    mahārājan (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • yathā -
  • yathā (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    yathā (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yathā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • 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]
  • guruṇo -
  • guru (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    guru (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    gurū (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • uditam -
  • udita (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    udita (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    uditā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    vad -> udita (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √vad class 1 verb]
    vad -> udita (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √vad class 1 verb], [accusative single from √vad class 1 verb]
  • Line 2: “tathāhaṃ te pravakṣyāmi śrutvānumodanāṃ kuru
  • tathā -
  • tathā (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tathā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tatha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tatha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tathā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • aham -
  • aha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative 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]
  • prava -
  • prava (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    prava (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kṣyā -
  • kṣi (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
  • ami -
  • amin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    amin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • śrutvā -
  • śru -> śrutvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √śru]
  • anumodanām -
  • anumodanā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • kuru -
  • kuru (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    kuru (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    kṛ (verb class 8)
    [imperative active second single]
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