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)

इति संप्रार्थितं राज्ञा श्रुत्वा सो ऽर्हन्महामतिः ।
अशोकं तं महीपालं समालोक्यैवमब्रवीत् ॥ ४ ॥ {४}

iti saṃprārthitaṃ rājñā śrutvā so 'rhanmahāmatiḥ |
aśokaṃ taṃ mahīpālaṃ samālokyaivamabravīt || 4 || {4}

The English translation of Ratnamalavadana Verse 38.4 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 (38.4). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Iti, Samprarthita, Rajan, Sah, Arhat, Mahamati, Ashoka, Tap, Mahipala, Samalokya, Evam, Eva,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ratnamalavadana Verse 38.4). 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: “iti saṃprārthitaṃ rājñā śrutvā so 'rhanmahāmatiḥ
  • iti -
  • iti (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    iti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • samprārthitam -
  • samprārthita (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    samprārthita (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    samprārthitā (noun, feminine)
  • rājñā -
  • rājan (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
  • śrutvā -
  • śru -> śrutvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √śru]
  • so' -
  • saḥ (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    so (noun, feminine)
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • arhan -
  • arhat (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    arhat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • mahāmatiḥ -
  • mahāmati (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    mahāmati (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “aśokaṃ taṃ mahīpālaṃ samālokyaivamabravīt
  • aśokam -
  • aśoka (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    aśoka (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    aśokā (noun, feminine)
    śuk (verb class 1)
    [imperfect active first single]
  • tam -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    tan (noun, masculine)
    tap (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    tap (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • mahīpālam -
  • mahīpāla (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • samālokyai -
  • samālokya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • evam -
  • evam (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    evam (indeclinable)
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    evā (noun, feminine)
  • abravīt -
  • brū (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active third single]
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