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).

ममापि चो वर्षतु धर्मवर्षं लोको ह्ययं तर्पितु भोति सर्वः ।
यथाबलं चानुविचिन्तयन्ति सुभाषितं एकरसं पि धर्मम् ॥ ३६ ॥

mamāpi co varṣatu dharmavarṣaṃ loko hyayaṃ tarpitu bhoti sarvaḥ |
yathābalaṃ cānuvicintayanti subhāṣitaṃ ekarasaṃ pi dharmam || 36 ||

I also pour out rain: the rain of the law by which this whole world is refreshed; and each according to his faculty takes to heart this wellspoken law that is one in its essence.

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

Asmad, Mama, Api, Dharmavarsha, Loka, Aya, Idam, Tarpin, Bha, Bhu, Sarva, Yathabalam, Cintayanti, Subhashita, Ekarasa, Dharma,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 5.36). 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: “mamāpi co varṣatu dharmavarṣaṃ loko hyayaṃ tarpitu bhoti sarvaḥ
  • mamā -
  • asmad (pronoun, none)
    [genitive single]
    mamā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (verb class 2)
    [perfect active second plural]
    (verb class 3)
    [perfect active second plural]
    (verb class 4)
    [perfect active second plural]
    (verb class 1)
    [perfect active second plural]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • co* -
  • ca (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • varṣatu -
  • vṛṣ (verb class 1)
    [imperative active third single]
  • dharmavarṣam -
  • dharmavarṣa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    dharmavarṣa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • loko* -
  • loka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • hya -
  • hi (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • ayam -
  • aya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    idam (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • tarpi -
  • tarpin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    tarpin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • tu -
  • tu (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • bho -
  • bha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    bhā (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    bhu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    bhu (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • ūti -
  • ūti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    ūti (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • sarvaḥ -
  • sarva (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “yathābalaṃ cānuvicintayanti subhāṣitaṃ ekarasaṃ pi dharmam
  • yathābalam -
  • yathābalam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • cān -
  • ca (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • uvi -
  • ū (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ū (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
  • cintayanti -
  • cintayantī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    cintayantī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    cintayantī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    cint (verb class 10)
    [present active third plural]
  • subhāṣitam -
  • subhāṣita (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    subhāṣita (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    subhāṣitā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • ekarasam -
  • ekarasa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ekarasa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    ekarasā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • Cannot analyse pi*dh
  • dharmam -
  • dharma (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    dharman (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    dharman (noun, neuter)
    [adverb]
    dharmā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 5.36

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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