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).

एतादृशो ऋद्धिमतो नरः स्याज्जीर्णश्च वृद्धश्च महल्लकश्च ।
स पुत्रशोकं अनुचिन्तयन्तः क्षपेय रात्रिंदिव नित्यकालम् ॥ ९ ॥

etādṛśo ṛddhimato naraḥ syājjīrṇaśca vṛddhaśca mahallakaśca |
sa putraśokaṃ anucintayantaḥ kṣapeya rātriṃdiva nityakālam || 9 ||

In such way the man becomes wealthy, but he gets old, aged, advanced in years, and he passes days and nights always sorrowful in mind on account of his son.

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

Riddhimat, Nara, Nri, Vriddha, Mahallaka, Putrashoka, Anu, Cinta, Yat, Yantri, Ratrindiva, Nityakalam,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 4.9). 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: “etādṛśo ṛddhimato naraḥ syājjīrṇaśca vṛddhaśca mahallakaśca
  • etādṛśo -
  • ṛddhimato* -
  • ṛddhimat (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    ṛddhimat (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • naraḥ -
  • nara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    nṛ (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • Cannot analyse syājjīrṇaśca*vṛ
  • vṛddhaś -
  • vṛddha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    vṛdh -> vṛddha (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √vṛdh class 1 verb]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • mahallakaś -
  • mahallaka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “sa putraśokaṃ anucintayantaḥ kṣapeya rātriṃdiva nityakālam
  • sa -
  • sa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • putraśokam -
  • putraśoka (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    putraśoka (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • anu -
  • anu (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    anu (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    anu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    anu (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    anu (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    anu (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • cinta -
  • cinta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    cinta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    cint (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • yantaḥ -
  • yat (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    yantṛ (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    i -> yat (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √i class 2 verb], [vocative plural from √i class 2 verb]
  • kṣapeya -
  • kṣap (verb class 1)
    [optative middle first single]
  • rātrindiva -
  • rātrindiva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • nityakālam -
  • nityakālam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 4.9

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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