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).

वैपुल्यसूत्राणि च धारयेत न चास्य रुच्यन्ति कदाचिदन्ये ।
एकां पि गाथां न च धारये ऽन्यतस्तं श्रावयेस्त्वं वरसूत्रमेतत् ॥ १४६ ॥

vaipulyasūtrāṇi ca dhārayeta na cāsya rucyanti kadācidanye |
ekāṃ pi gāthāṃ na ca dhāraye 'nyatastaṃ śrāvayestvaṃ varasūtrametat || 146 ||

And he who keeps (in memory) the great Ritras, while he never shows any liking for other books, nor even knows a single stanza from another work; to all of them thou mayst expound this sublime Sutra.

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

Vaipulyasutra, Idam, Ruc, Ruci, Rucya, Anti, Kadacit, Anya, Eka, Gatha, Dharaya, Dhari, Anyatah, Tva, Yushmad, Vara, Sutra, Etad,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 3.146). 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: “vaipulyasūtrāṇi ca dhārayeta na cāsya rucyanti kadācidanye
  • vaipulyasūtrāṇi -
  • vaipulyasūtra (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • dhārayeta -
  • dhṛ (verb class 0)
    [optative active second plural], [optative middle third single]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [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]
  • rucya -
  • ruci (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    ruci (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    rucī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    rucya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    rucya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ruc -> rucya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √ruc]
    ruc (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
    ruc -> rucya (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √ruc class 1 verb]
    ruc -> rucya (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √ruc class 1 verb]
  • anti -
  • anti (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    anti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    antī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
  • kadācid -
  • kadācit (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
  • anye -
  • anya (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    anyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
  • Line 2: “ekāṃ pi gāthāṃ na ca dhāraye 'nyatastaṃ śrāvayestvaṃ varasūtrametat
  • ekām -
  • ekā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • Cannot analyse pi*gā
  • gāthām -
  • gāthā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • dhāraye' -
  • dhāraya (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    dhāraya (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    dhārayā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    dhāri (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    dhāri (noun, feminine)
    [dative single]
    dhṛ (verb class 0)
    [present middle first single]
  • anyatas -
  • anyataḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • tam -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    tan (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • śrāvayes -
  • śru (verb class 0)
    [optative active second single]
  • tvam -
  • tva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    tva (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]
  • vara -
  • vara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vara (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vṛ (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • sūtram -
  • sūtra (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • etat -
  • etad (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    etad (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [accusative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 3.146

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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