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)

ततः सर्वे ऽपि ते लोका अन्धा इव कुमार्गगाः ।
असत्संगानुसंरक्ताः प्रचेरुर्नरकामुखाः ॥ २८ ॥ {२८}

tataḥ sarve 'pi te lokā andhā iva kumārgagāḥ |
asatsaṃgānusaṃraktāḥ pracerurnarakāmukhāḥ || 28 || {28}

The English translation of Ratnamalavadana Verse 38.28 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 (38.28). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Tatah, Tad, Tata, Sarva, Api, Yushmad, Loka, Andha, Iva, Kumarga, Asatsanga, Anusamrakta, Pra, Ceru, Naraka, Amukha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Ratnamalavadana Verse 38.28). 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: “tataḥ sarve 'pi te lokā andhā iva kumārgagāḥ
  • tataḥ -
  • tataḥ (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tataḥ (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tataḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
    tata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    tan -> tata (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √tan class 8 verb]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [ablative dual], [ablative plural]
  • sarve' -
  • sarva (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [locative single]
    sarva (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    sarvā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative 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]
  • lokā* -
  • loka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • andhā* -
  • andha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    andhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • iva -
  • iva (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iva (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • kumārga -
  • kumārga (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • gāḥ -
  • ga (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    go (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
    (verb class 2)
    [injunctive active second single]
    (verb class 3)
    [injunctive active second single]
  • Line 2: “asatsaṃgānusaṃraktāḥ pracerurnarakāmukhāḥ
  • asatsaṅgā -
  • asatsaṅga (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • anusaṃraktāḥ -
  • anusaṃrakta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    anusaṃraktā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • pra -
  • pra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pra (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • cerur -
  • ceru (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    ceru (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    car (verb class 1)
    [perfect active third plural]
  • narakā -
  • naraka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    naraka (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • amukhāḥ -
  • amukha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    amukhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
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