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).

देवाश्च नागाश्च सयक्षराक्षसाः कोटीसहस्रा यथ गङ्गवालिकाः ।
ये चापि प्रार्थेन्ति समग्रबोधिं सहस्रशीतिः परिपूर्ण ये स्थिताः ॥ ३१ ॥

devāśca nāgāśca sayakṣarākṣasāḥ koṭīsahasrā yatha gaṅgavālikāḥ |
ye cāpi prārthenti samagrabodhiṃ sahasraśītiḥ paripūrṇa ye sthitāḥ || 31 ||

As well as the gods, Nagas, goblins, Titans, numbering thousands of kotis, like sand of the of the Ganges; and those that aspire to superior enlightenment, here standing, fully eighty thousand in number;

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

Deva, Naga, Saya, Kshara, Aksha, Koti, Sahasra, Yat, Yad, Han, Ganga, Valika, Yah, Capin, Pra, Arthet, Samagra, Bodhi, Shiti, Paripurna, Sthita,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 2.31). 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: “devāśca nāgāśca sayakṣarākṣasāḥ koṭīsahasrā yatha gaṅgavālikāḥ
  • devāś -
  • deva (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    devā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • nāgāś -
  • nāga (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    nāgā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • saya -
  • saya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    saya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    say (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • kṣarā -
  • kṣara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kṣara (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kṣarā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    kṣar (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • akṣa -
  • akṣa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    akṣa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    akṣ (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • sāḥ -
  • so (noun, feminine)
    [accusative plural]
  • koṭī -
  • koṭī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    koṭi (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • sahasrā* -
  • sahasra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • yat -
  • yat (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yat (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    yad (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    yat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    i -> yat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √i class 2 verb], [vocative single from √i class 2 verb], [accusative single from √i class 2 verb]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • ha -
  • ha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    han (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • gaṅga -
  • gaṅga (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vālikāḥ -
  • vālika (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    vālikā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • Line 2: “ye cāpi prārthenti samagrabodhiṃ sahasraśītiḥ paripūrṇa ye sthitāḥ
  • ye -
  • ya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
  • cāpi -
  • cāpin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    cāpin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • prā -
  • pra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    prā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • arthenti -
  • arthet (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • samagra -
  • samagra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    samagra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • bodhim -
  • bodhi (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • sahasra -
  • sahasra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sahasra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • śītiḥ -
  • śīti (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    śīti (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • paripūrṇa -
  • paripūrṇa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    paripūrṇa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ye -
  • ya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
  • sthitāḥ -
  • sthita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    sthitā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    sthā -> sthita (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √sthā class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √sthā class 1 verb]
    sthā -> sthitā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √sthā class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √sthā class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √sthā class 1 verb]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 2.31

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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