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)

यन्ममैता महायत्नैः साधिता वन्दिता अपि ।
तत्सर्वं हि निरर्थेन विनक्ष्यति निरत्ययात् ॥ ७० ॥ {७०}

yanmamaitā mahāyatnaiḥ sādhitā vanditā api |
tatsarvaṃ hi nirarthena vinakṣyati niratyayāt || 70 || {70}

The English translation of Ratnamalavadana Verse 23.70 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 (23.70). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Yat, Yad, Asmad, Mama, Eta, Esha, Maha, Tan, Sadhita, Vandita, Api, Tat, Tad, Sarvam, Sarva, Nirartha, Ati, Niratyaya,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ratnamalavadana Verse 23.70). 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: “yanmamaitā mahāyatnaiḥ sādhitā vanditā api
  • yan -
  • yat (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yat (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    yad (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    yat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    i -> yat (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √i class 2 verb], [vocative single from √i class 2 verb]
    i -> yat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √i class 2 verb], [vocative single from √i class 2 verb], [accusative single from √i class 2 verb]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • mamai -
  • asmad (pronoun, none)
    [genitive single]
    mamā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (verb class 2)
    [perfect active second plural]
    (verb class 3)
    [perfect active second plural]
    (verb class 4)
    [perfect active second plural]
    (verb class 1)
    [perfect active second plural]
  • etā* -
  • eta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    etā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    eṣā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [accusative plural]
  • mahāya -
  • maha (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    maha (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
  • tnai -
  • tan (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
  • aiḥ -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    i (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active second single]
  • sādhitā* -
  • sādhita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    sādhitā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    sidh -> sādhita (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √sidh], [vocative plural from √sidh]
    sidh -> sādhitā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √sidh], [vocative plural from √sidh], [accusative plural from √sidh]
  • vanditā* -
  • vandita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    vanditā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    vand -> vandita (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √vand class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √vand class 1 verb]
    vand -> vanditā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √vand class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √vand class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √vand class 1 verb]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    api (Preverb)
  • Line 2: “tatsarvaṃ hi nirarthena vinakṣyati niratyayāt
  • tat -
  • tat (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • sarvam -
  • sarvam (indeclinable)
    sarva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    sarva (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • hi -
  • hi (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • nirarthena -
  • nirartha (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    nirartha (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • vinakṣya -
  • vic (verb class 7)
    [present active second single]
  • ati -
  • ati (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    ati (indeclinable)
  • niratyayāt -
  • niratyaya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    niratyaya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
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