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).

विहार कोटीशत कारयित्वा रत्नामयांश्चो तथ चन्दनामयान् ।
प्रभूतशय्यासनमण्डितांश्च निर्यातयन्तो सुगतान संमुखम् ॥ ३८ ॥

vihāra koṭīśata kārayitvā ratnāmayāṃśco tatha candanāmayān |
prabhūtaśayyāsanamaṇḍitāṃśca niryātayanto sugatāna saṃmukham || 38 ||

They bestow in presence of the Sugatas hundreds of kotis of monasteries which they have caused to be built of precious substances and sandal-wood, and which are furnished with numerous lodgings (or couches).

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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 (1.38). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Vihara, Kotishata, Ratna, Aya, Tatha, Candana, Prabhuta, Shayyasana, Mandita, Niryata, Sugata, Mukha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 1.38). 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: “vihāra koṭīśata kārayitvā ratnāmayāṃśco tatha candanāmayān
  • vihāra -
  • vihāra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • koṭīśata -
  • koṭīśata (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    koṭīśata (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kārayitvā -
  • kṛ -> kārayitvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √kṛ]
  • ratnām -
  • ratnā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • ayāṃś -
  • aya (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
    (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active third plural]
  • co -
  • tatha -
  • tatha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tatha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • candanām -
  • candanā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • ayān -
  • aya (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
    (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active third plural]
  • Line 2: “prabhūtaśayyāsanamaṇḍitāṃśca niryātayanto sugatāna saṃmukham
  • prabhūta -
  • prabhūta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    prabhūta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • śayyāsana -
  • śayyāsana (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • maṇḍitāṃś -
  • maṇḍita (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
    maṇḍ -> maṇḍita (participle, masculine)
    [accusative plural from √maṇḍ class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √maṇḍ]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • niryāta -
  • niryāta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    niryāta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • yanto -
  • sugatān -
  • sugata (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • a -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • saṃ -
  • sa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • mukham -
  • mukha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    mukha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 1.38

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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