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).

सुदुर्लभो ईदृशु अग्रधर्मः कल्पान कोटीनयुतैरपि स्यात् ।
सुदुर्लभा ईदृशकाश्च सत्त्वाः श्रत्वान ये श्रद्दधि अग्रधर्मम् ॥ १३६ ॥

sudurlabho īdṛśu agradharmaḥ kalpāna koṭīnayutairapi syāt |
sudurlabhā īdṛśakāśca sattvāḥ śratvāna ye śraddadhi agradharmam || 136 ||

It is most difficult to meet with this superior law, even in myriads of kotis of Aeons; very rare are the beings who will adhere to the superior law which they have heard from me.

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

Agradharma, Kalpa, Koti, Nayuta, Api, Syat, Sya, Sudurlabha, Idrishaka, Sattva, Yah, Yat,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 2.136). 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: “sudurlabho īdṛśu agradharmaḥ kalpāna koṭīnayutairapi syāt
  • sudurlabho -
  • Cannot analyse īdṛśu*ag
  • agradharmaḥ -
  • agradharma (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • kalpān -
  • kalpa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • a -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • koṭī -
  • koṭī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    koṭi (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • nayutair -
  • nayuta (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    api (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • syāt -
  • syāt (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    syāt (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    sya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    as (verb class 2)
    [optative active third single]
  • Line 2: “sudurlabhā īdṛśakāśca sattvāḥ śratvāna ye śraddadhi agradharmam
  • sudurlabhā* -
  • sudurlabha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    sudurlabhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • īdṛśakāś -
  • īdṛśaka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sattvāḥ -
  • sattva (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • Cannot analyse śratvāna*ye
  • 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]
  • Cannot analyse śraddadhi*ag
  • agradharmam -
  • agradharma (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 2.136

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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