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).

यश्चासि तस्यो सुगतात्मजस्य वरप्रभस्यो तद धर्म भाषतः ।
शिष्यः कुसीदश्च स लोलुपात्मा लाभं च ज्ञानं च गवेषमाणः ॥ ९० ॥

yaścāsi tasyo sugatātmajasya varaprabhasyo tada dharma bhāṣataḥ |
śiṣyaḥ kusīdaśca sa lolupātmā lābhaṃ ca jñānaṃ ca gaveṣamāṇaḥ || 90 ||

Among the pupils of Varaprabha, the son of Gina, at the time of his teaching the law, was one slothful, covetous, greedy of gain and cleverness.

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

Yah, Asi, Sugata, Tada, Dharma, Dharman, Bhasha, Tas, Shishya, Kusida, Lolupa, Mas, Labha, Jnana, Gavesha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 1.90). 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: “yaścāsi tasyo sugatātmajasya varaprabhasyo tada dharma bhāṣataḥ
  • yaś -
  • yaḥ (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    ya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • asi -
  • asi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    asi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    asī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    as (verb class 2)
    [present active second single]
  • tasyo -
  • sugatāt -
  • sugata (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    sugata (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • ma -
  • ma (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ma (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • jasya -
  • jas -> jasya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √jas]
    jas -> jasya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √jas]
    ja (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    ja (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    jas (verb class 4)
    [imperative active second single]
  • varaprabhasyo -
  • tada -
  • tada (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tada (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • dharma -
  • dharma (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    dharman (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • bhāṣa -
  • bhāṣa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bhāṣa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • taḥ -
  • tas (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    ta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “śiṣyaḥ kusīdaśca sa lolupātmā lābhaṃ ca jñānaṃ ca gaveṣamāṇaḥ
  • śiṣyaḥ -
  • śiṣya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    śās -> śiṣya (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √śās class 2 verb]
    śiṣ -> śiṣya (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √śiṣ class 10 verb]
  • kusīdaś -
  • kusīda (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sa -
  • sa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • lolupāt -
  • lolupa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    lolupa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • mā* -
  • ma (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    mās (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • lābham -
  • lābha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    lābhā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • jñānam -
  • jñāna (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    jñānā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • gaveṣam -
  • gaveṣa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    gaveṣa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    gaveṣā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • āṇaḥ -
  • aṇ (verb class 1)
    [imperfect active second single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 1.90

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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