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).

दुःश्रद्दधं एतु भविष्यते ऽद्य निमित्तसंज्ञानिह बालबुद्धिनाम् ।
अधिमानप्राप्तान अविद्वसूनां इमे तु श्रोष्यन्ति हि बोधिसत्त्वाः ॥ १३१ ॥

duḥśraddadhaṃ etu bhaviṣyate 'dya nimittasaṃjñāniha bālabuddhinām |
adhimānaprāptāna avidvasūnāṃ ime tu śroṣyanti hi bodhisattvāḥ || 131 ||

This (event) to-day will be hard to be understood by the ignorant who imagine they see here a sign, as they are proud and dull. But the Bodhisattvas, they will listen to me.

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

Bhavishyat, Bhavishyata, Adya, Nimitta, Sanjna, Sanjnani, Han, Bala, Adhi, Ana, Prapta, Suna, Iyam, Idam, Shroshyat, Shroshyanti, Bodhisattva,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 2.131). 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: “duḥśraddadhaṃ etu bhaviṣyate 'dya nimittasaṃjñāniha bālabuddhinām
  • Cannot analyse duḥśraddadham*et
  • etu -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperative active third single]
  • bhaviṣyate' -
  • bhaviṣyat (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    bhaviṣyat (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
    bhaviṣyatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • adya -
  • adya (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    adya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    adya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • nimitta -
  • nimitta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sañjñāni -
  • sañjñānī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    sañjña (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • ha -
  • ha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    han (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • bāla -
  • bāla (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bāla (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • buddhi -
  • buddhi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • nām -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • Line 2: “adhimānaprāptāna avidvasūnāṃ ime tu śroṣyanti hi bodhisattvāḥ
  • adhim -
  • adhi (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    adhi (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • āna -
  • āna (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    an (verb class 2)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active second plural], [perfect active third single]
  • prāptān -
  • prāpta (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • a -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • avidva -
  • vid (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active first dual]
  • sūnām -
  • (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [genitive plural]
    sūnā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    -> sūnā (participle, feminine)
    [accusative single from √ class 6 verb]
    -> sūnā (participle, feminine)
    [accusative single from √ class 2 verb]
  • ime -
  • iyam (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    idam (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    idam (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    idam (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
  • tu -
  • tu (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • śroṣyanti -
  • śroṣyantī (noun, masculine)
    śroṣyantī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    śroṣyantī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    śru -> śroṣyat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √śru class 5 verb], [vocative plural from √śru class 5 verb], [accusative plural from √śru class 5 verb]
    śru -> śroṣyantī (participle, feminine)
    [vocative single from √śru class 5 verb]
    śroṣyat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    śru (verb class 5)
    [future active third plural]
  • hi -
  • hi (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • bodhisattvāḥ -
  • bodhisattva (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 2.131

Cover of edition (2013)

The Lotus Sutra (The Saddharma-Pundarika)
by H. Kern (2013)

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Cover of edition (2001)

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

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