Lotus Sutra (Saddharma-Pundarika) [sanskrit]

by H. Kern | 2013 | 16,351 words | ISBN-13: 9788120801226

The Lotus Sutra (Saddharma-pundarika) is an important Mahayana Buddhist scripture classified as one of the nine Dharmas. the Lotus Sutra deals with a wide range of important Buddhist teachings in twenty-seven chapters including the nature of the Buddhas and the inherent potentiality of becoming Buddha within all beings. This editions only contains the Sanskrit metrical text and the corresponding English translation. Alternative titles: Saddharma-puṇḍarīka-sūtra (सद्धर्म-पुण्डरीक-सूत्र).

वनषण्ड निश्राय तथान्यरूपा अवभासु कायातु प्रमुञ्चमानाः ।
अभ्युद्धरन्तो नरकेषु सत्त्वांस्तांश्चैव बोधाय समादपेन्ति ॥ ३० ॥

vanaṣaṇḍa niśrāya tathānyarūpā avabhāsu kāyātu pramuñcamānāḥ |
abhyuddharanto narakeṣu sattvāṃstāṃścaiva bodhāya samādapenti || 30 ||

Others, again, who have retired to woody thickets, are saving the creatures in the hells by emitting radiance from their body, and rouse them to enlightenment.

English translation by H. Kern (2013) Buy now!

Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (1.30). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Vanashanda, Shraya, Tatha, Arupa, Ava, Bha, Kaya, Pra, Muncamana, Naraka, Sattva, Bodha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 1.30). 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: “vanaṣaṇḍa niśrāya tathānyarūpā avabhāsu kāyātu pramuñcamānāḥ
  • vanaṣaṇḍa -
  • vanaṣaṇḍa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vanaṣaṇḍa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ni -
  • ni (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    ni (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    ni (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    ni (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • śrāya -
  • śrāya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    śrāya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    śrā (verb class 4)
    [imperative active second single]
    śrai (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • tathānya -
  • tatha (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • arūpā* -
  • arūpa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    arūpā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • ava -
  • ava (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    o (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    av (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
    u (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • bhāsu -
  • bhāsu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    bhā (noun, feminine)
    [locative plural]
    bhā (noun, masculine)
    [locative plural]
  • kāyā -
  • kāya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kāya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ka (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
    kāyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • ātu -
  • ātu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • pra -
  • pra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • muñcamānāḥ -
  • muñc -> muñcamāna (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √muñc class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √muñc class 1 verb]
    muñc -> muñcamānā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √muñc class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √muñc class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √muñc class 1 verb]
  • Line 2: “abhyuddharanto narakeṣu sattvāṃstāṃścaiva bodhāya samādapenti
  • Cannot analyse abhyuddharanto*na
  • narakeṣu -
  • naraka (noun, masculine)
    [locative plural]
    naraka (noun, neuter)
    [locative plural]
  • sattvāṃs -
  • sattva (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • tāṃś -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • cai -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • aiva -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active first dual]
  • bodhāya -
  • bodha (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    bodha (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
  • Cannot analyse samādapenti

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 1.30

Cover of edition (2001)

The Lotus Sutra (Text with Hindi Translation)
by Ram Mohan Das (2001)

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