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).

ये प्रार्थयन्ते पुरुषर्षभत्वं बुद्धो भविष्ये नरदेवनाथः ।
वीर्यं च ध्यानं च निषेवमाणाः सा ओषधी अग्र इयं प्रवुच्चति ॥ ३१ ॥

ye prārthayante puruṣarṣabhatvaṃ buddho bhaviṣye naradevanāthaḥ |
vīryaṃ ca dhyānaṃ ca niṣevamāṇāḥ sā oṣadhī agra iyaṃ pravuccati || 31 ||

Those who aspire to become leading men (thinking), I will become a Buddha, a chief of gods and men, and who practise exertion and meditation, are called the highest plants.

English translation by H. Kern (2013) Buy now!

Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (5.31). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Yah, Yat, Prartha, Yanti, Purusharshabha, Tva, Yushmad, Buddha, Bhavishya, Naradeva, Natha, Virya, Dhyana, Nishevamana, Oshadhi, Agra, Iyam, Idam,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 5.31). 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: “ye prārthayante puruṣarṣabhatvaṃ buddho bhaviṣye naradevanāthaḥ
  • ye -
  • ya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
  • prārtha -
  • prārtha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    prārtha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • yante -
  • yanti (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • puruṣarṣabha -
  • puruṣarṣabha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • tvam -
  • tva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    tva (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]
  • buddho* -
  • buddha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • bhaviṣye -
  • bhaviṣya (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    bhaviṣya (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    bhaviṣyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • naradeva -
  • naradeva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • nāthaḥ -
  • nātha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “vīryaṃ ca dhyānaṃ ca niṣevamāṇāḥ oṣadhī agra iyaṃ pravuccati
  • vīryam -
  • vīrya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    vīryā (noun, feminine)
    vīr -> vīrya (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √vīr class 10 verb]
    vīr -> vīrya (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √vīr class 10 verb], [accusative single from √vīr class 10 verb]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • dhyānam -
  • dhyāna (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    dhyāna (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    dhyānā (noun, feminine)
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • niṣevamāṇāḥ -
  • niṣevamāṇa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    niṣevamāṇā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • sā* -
  • so (noun, feminine)
    [accusative plural]
  • oṣadhī -
  • oṣadhī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    oṣadhi (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • agra* -
  • agra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • iyam -
  • iyam (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    ī (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    ī (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    idam (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • Cannot analyse pravuccati

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 5.31

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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