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).

औदुम्बरं पुष्प यथैव दुर्लभं कदाचि कहिंचि कथंचि दृश्यते ।
मनोज्ञरूपं च जनस्य तद्भवेदाश्चर्यु लोकस्य सदेवकस्य ॥ १३७ ॥

audumbaraṃ puṣpa yathaiva durlabhaṃ kadāci kahiṃci kathaṃci dṛśyate |
manojñarūpaṃ ca janasya tadbhavedāścaryu lokasya sadevakasya || 137 ||

Just as the blossom of the glomerous fig-tree is rare, albeit sometimes, at some places, and somehow it is met with, as something pleasant to see for everybody, as a wonder to the world including the gods;

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

Audumbara, Pushpa, Yatha, Durlabha, Drishyata, Manojna, Rupa, Jana, Tadbhava, Ida, Loka, Sadevaka,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 2.137). 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: “audumbaraṃ puṣpa yathaiva durlabhaṃ kadāci kahiṃci kathaṃci dṛśyate
  • audumbaram -
  • audumbara (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    audumbara (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    audumbarā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • puṣpa -
  • puṣpa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    puṣpa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • yathai -
  • yathā (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    yathā (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yathā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • aiva -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active first dual]
  • durlabham -
  • durlabha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    durlabha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    durlabhā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • Cannot analyse kadāci*ka
  • Cannot analyse kahiñci*ka
  • Cannot analyse kathañci*dṛ
  • dṛśyate -
  • dṛśyatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    dṛś (verb class 1)
    [present passive third single]
  • Line 2: “manojñarūpaṃ ca janasya tadbhavedāścaryu lokasya sadevakasya
  • manojña -
  • manojña (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    manojña (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • rūpam -
  • rūpa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    rūpa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    rūpā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • janasya -
  • jana (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    jana (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • tadbhave -
  • tadbhava (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    tadbhava (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    tadbhavā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • idā -
  • idā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • caryu -
  • lokasya -
  • loka (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
  • sadevakasya -
  • sadevaka (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    sadevaka (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 2.137

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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