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).

परिनिर्वृतस्यापि जिनस्य तस्य द्वात्रिंशतिं अन्तरकल्प पूर्णाम् ।
सद्धर्म संस्थास्यति तस्मि काले हिताय लोकस्य सदेवकस्य ॥ ३० ॥

parinirvṛtasyāpi jinasya tasya dvātriṃśatiṃ antarakalpa pūrṇām |
saddharma saṃsthāsyati tasmi kāle hitāya lokasya sadevakasya || 30 ||

After the extinction of the Tathigata the true law will continue thirty-two Aeons in full, for the benefit of 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 (3.30). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Parinirvrita, Api, Jina, Tad, Dvatrimshati, Antarakalpa, Purna, Saddharma, Samstha, Kale, Kala, Hita, 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 3.30). 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: “parinirvṛtasyāpi jinasya tasya dvātriṃśatiṃ antarakalpa pūrṇām
  • parinirvṛtasyā -
  • parinirvṛta (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    parinirvṛta (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • jinasya -
  • jina (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    jina (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • tasya -
  • tas -> tasya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √tas]
    ta (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    tas (verb class 4)
    [imperative active second single]
  • dvātriṃśatim -
  • dvātriṃśati (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • antarakalpa -
  • antarakalpa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    antarakalpa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • pūrṇām -
  • pūrṇā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    pṝ -> pūrṇā (participle, feminine)
    [accusative single from √pṝ class 3 verb], [accusative single from √pṝ class 6 verb], [accusative single from √pṝ class 9 verb]
  • Line 2: “saddharma saṃsthāsyati tasmi kāle hitāya lokasya sadevakasya
  • saddharma -
  • saddharma (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • saṃsthā -
  • saṃstha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    saṃstha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    saṃsthā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • asyati -
  • as (verb class 4)
    [present active third single]
  • Cannot analyse tasmi*kā
  • kāle -
  • kāle (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kāla (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    kāla (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    kālā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • hitāya -
  • hita (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    hita (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
    hi -> hita (participle, masculine)
    [dative single from √hi class 5 verb]
    hi -> hita (participle, neuter)
    [dative single from √hi class 5 verb]
  • 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 3.30

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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