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).

अनेन दृष्टान्तनिदर्शनेन उपायु जानाहि तथागतस्य ।
यथा च सो भाषति एकधर्मं नानानिरुक्ती जलबिन्दवो वा ॥ ३५ ॥

anena dṛṣṭāntanidarśanena upāyu jānāhi tathāgatasya |
yathā ca so bhāṣati ekadharmaṃ nānāniruktī jalabindavo vā || 35 ||

By this parable thou mayst understand the skilfulness of the Tathagata, how he preaches one law, the various developments whereof may be likened to drops of rain.

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

Ana, Anena, Idam, Drishtanta, Nidarshana, Upayu, Jana, Ahi, Tathagata, Yatha, Sah, Bha, Ekadharma, Nana, Ukti, Jalabindu,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 5.35). 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: “anena dṛṣṭāntanidarśanena upāyu jānāhi tathāgatasya
  • anena -
  • anena (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    anena (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ana (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    idam (pronoun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    idam (pronoun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • dṛṣṭānta -
  • dṛṣṭānta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • nidarśanena -
  • nidarśana (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    nidarśana (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • upāyu -
  • upāyu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    upāyu (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    upāyu (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • jānā -
  • jāna (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    jāna (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ahi -
  • ahi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    ahī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    ahī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
  • tathāgatasya -
  • tathāgata (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    tathāgata (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • Line 2: “yathā ca so bhāṣati ekadharmaṃ nānāniruktī jalabindavo
  • yathā -
  • yathā (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    yathā (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yathā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • so* -
  • saḥ (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • bhā -
  • bha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    bhā (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
  • aṣati -
  • aṣ (verb class 1)
    [present active third single]
  • ekadharmam -
  • ekadharma (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ekadharma (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    ekadharmā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • nānān -
  • nāna (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • ir -
  • i (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • uktī -
  • ukti (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • jalabindavo* -
  • jalabindu (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    jalabindu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • -
  • (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 5.35

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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