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).

बहुबोधिसत्त्वाः स्मृतिमन्त धीराः सर्वत्र त्रैधातुकि ये गतिंगताः ।
पर्येषमाणा इममग्रबोधिं द्रुमा व वर्धन्ति ति नित्यकालम् ॥ ४० ॥

bahubodhisattvāḥ smṛtimanta dhīrāḥ sarvatra traidhātuki ye gatiṃgatāḥ |
paryeṣamāṇā imamagrabodhiṃ drumā va vardhanti ti nityakālam || 40 ||

(But) the many Bodhisattvas who, thoughtful and wise, go their way all over the triple world, striving after supreme enlightenment, they continue increasing in growth like trees.

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

Bahu, Bodhisattva, Smritimat, Dhira, Sarvatra, Traidha, Tuk, Yah, Yat, Gat, Ingat, Pari, Ishamana, Idam, Agrabodhi, Druma, 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 5.40). 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: “bahubodhisattvāḥ smṛtimanta dhīrāḥ sarvatra traidhātuki ye gatiṃgatāḥ
  • bahu -
  • bahu (indeclinable)
    bahu (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    bahu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    bahu (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • bodhisattvāḥ -
  • bodhisattva (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • smṛtiman -
  • smṛtimat (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • ta -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tan (noun, masculine)
  • dhīrāḥ -
  • dhīra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    dhīrā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • sarvatra -
  • sarvatra (indeclinable)
  • traidhā -
  • traidhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • tuki -
  • tuk (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • 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]
  • gat -
  • gat (noun, masculine)
    gat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • iṅgatā -
  • iṅg -> iṅgat (participle, masculine)
    [instrumental single from √iṅg class 1 verb]
    iṅg -> iṅgat (participle, neuter)
    [instrumental single from √iṅg class 1 verb]
    iṅg (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second plural]
  • aḥ -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “paryeṣamāṇā imamagrabodhiṃ drumā va vardhanti ti nityakālam
  • parye -
  • pari (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
    parī (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [instrumental single], [dative single]
    parī (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
  • īṣamāṇā* -
  • īṣ -> īṣamāṇa (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √īṣ class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √īṣ class 1 verb]
    īṣ -> īṣamāṇā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √īṣ class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √īṣ class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √īṣ class 1 verb]
  • imam -
  • idam (pronoun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • agrabodhim -
  • agrabodhi (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • drumā* -
  • druma (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    drumā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • va -
  • va (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    va (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • var -
  • (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    va (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    va (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • ṛdhanti -
  • ṛdh (verb class 6)
    [present active third plural]
  • Cannot analyse ti*ni
  • nityakālam -
  • nityakālam (indeclinable)

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 5.40

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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