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).

सद्धर्मि क्षीणे प्रतिरूपको ऽस्य द्वात्रिंशती अन्तरकल्प स्थास्यति ।
शरीरवैस्तारिक तस्य तायिनः सुसत्कृतो नरमरुतैश्च नित्यम् ॥ ३१ ॥

saddharmi kṣīṇe pratirūpako 'sya dvātriṃśatī antarakalpa sthāsyati |
śarīravaistārika tasya tāyinaḥ susatkṛto naramarutaiśca nityam || 31 ||

When the true law shall have come to an end, its counterfeit will stand for thirty-two intermediate kalpas. The dispersed relics of the holy one will always be honoured by men and 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 (3.31). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Sat, Sad, Dharmin, Dharmi, Kshina, Pratirupaka, Idam, Dvatrimshati, Antarakalpa, Sthasyat, Sharira, Vaistarika, Tad, Tayin, Susatkrita, Nara, Nityam, Nitya,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 3.31). 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: “saddharmi kṣīṇe pratirūpako 'sya dvātriṃśatī antarakalpa sthāsyati
  • sad -
  • sat (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    sat (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    sad (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    sad (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    sat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • dharmi -
  • dharmin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    dharmin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    dharmī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    dharmī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    dharmī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • kṣīṇe -
  • kṣīṇa (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    kṣīṇa (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    kṣīṇā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    kṣī -> kṣīṇa (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √kṣī class 1 verb], [locative single from √kṣī class 5 verb], [locative single from √kṣī class 9 verb]
    kṣī -> kṣīṇa (participle, neuter)
    [nominative dual from √kṣī class 1 verb], [vocative dual from √kṣī class 1 verb], [accusative dual from √kṣī class 1 verb], [locative single from √kṣī class 1 verb], [nominative dual from √kṣī class 5 verb], [vocative dual from √kṣī class 5 verb], [accusative dual from √kṣī class 5 verb], [locative single from √kṣī class 5 verb], [nominative dual from √kṣī class 9 verb], [vocative dual from √kṣī class 9 verb], [accusative dual from √kṣī class 9 verb], [locative single from √kṣī class 9 verb]
    kṣī -> kṣīṇā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative dual from √kṣī class 1 verb], [vocative single from √kṣī class 1 verb], [vocative dual from √kṣī class 1 verb], [accusative dual from √kṣī class 1 verb], [nominative dual from √kṣī class 5 verb], [vocative single from √kṣī class 5 verb], [vocative dual from √kṣī class 5 verb], [accusative dual from √kṣī class 5 verb], [nominative dual from √kṣī class 9 verb], [vocative single from √kṣī class 9 verb], [vocative dual from √kṣī class 9 verb], [accusative dual from √kṣī class 9 verb]
  • pratirūpako' -
  • pratirūpaka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • asya -
  • as -> asya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √as]
    a (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    idam (pronoun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    idam (pronoun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    as (verb class 4)
    [imperative active second single]
  • dvātriṃśatī -
  • dvātriṃśati (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • antarakalpa -
  • antarakalpa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    antarakalpa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sthāsyati -
  • sthā -> sthāsyat (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √sthā class 1 verb]
    sthā -> sthāsyat (participle, neuter)
    [locative single from √sthā class 1 verb]
    sthā (verb class 1)
    [future active third single]
  • Line 2: “śarīravaistārika tasya tāyinaḥ susatkṛto naramarutaiśca nityam
  • śarīra -
  • śarīra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vaistārika -
  • vaistārika (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vaistārika (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative 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]
  • tāyinaḥ -
  • tāyin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • susatkṛto* -
  • susatkṛta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • naram -
  • nara (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    nara (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    narā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • arutai -
  • ru (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active second plural]
  • aiś -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    i (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active second single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • nityam -
  • nityam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    nitya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    nitya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    nityā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 3.31

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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