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).

एतादृशं भैरवु तद् गृहं भवेत् महन्तमुच्चं च सुदुर्बलं च ।
विजर्जरं दुर्बलमित्वरं च पुरुषस्य एकस्य परिग्रहं भवेत् ॥ ५५ ॥

etādṛśaṃ bhairavu tad gṛhaṃ bhavet mahantamuccaṃ ca sudurbalaṃ ca |
vijarjaraṃ durbalamitvaraṃ ca puruṣasya ekasya parigrahaṃ bhavet || 55 ||

Such is that dreadful house, spacious and high, but very infirm, full of holes, frail and dreary. (Let us suppose that) it is the property of a certain man,

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

Etadrish, Etadrisha, Bha, Tad, Tat, Grih, Mahanta, Ucca, Sudurbala, Vijarjara, Durbala, Itvara, Purusha, Eka, Parigraha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 3.55). 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: “etādṛśaṃ bhairavu tad gṛhaṃ bhavet mahantamuccaṃ ca sudurbalaṃ ca
  • etādṛśam -
  • etādṛśa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    etādṛśa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    etādṛś (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • bhair -
  • bha (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    bha (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • avu -
  • tad -
  • tad (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tad (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tat (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • gṛham -
  • gṛha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    gṛhā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    gṛh (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • bhavet -
  • bhū (verb class 1)
    [optative active third single]
  • mahantam -
  • mahanta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • uccam -
  • ucca (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ucca (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    uccā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sudurbalam -
  • sudurbala (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    sudurbala (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    sudurbalā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “vijarjaraṃ durbalamitvaraṃ ca puruṣasya ekasya parigrahaṃ bhavet
  • vijarjaram -
  • vijarjara (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    vijarjara (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    vijarjarā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • durbalam -
  • durbala (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    durbala (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    durbalā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • itvaram -
  • itvara (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    itvara (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • puruṣasya -
  • puruṣa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    puruṣa (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • ekasya -
  • eka (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    eka (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • parigraham -
  • parigraha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • bhavet -
  • bhū (verb class 1)
    [optative active third single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 3.55

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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