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).

क्रोशमात्रे ऽपि गन्तव्ये पदवीं न विना गतिः ।
मातुः कुक्षौ च यद्वृत्तं विस्मृतं तत्तदेव ते ॥ ६९ ॥

krośamātre 'pi gantavye padavīṃ na vinā gatiḥ |
mātuḥ kukṣau ca yadvṛttaṃ vismṛtaṃ tattadeva te || 69 ||

If thou hast to walk so far as a kos, thou canst not go without a beaten track; and what happened to thee when in thy mother's womb thou hast immediately forgotten.

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

Krosha, Atra, Api, Gantavya, Padavi, Vina, Gati, Matri, Matu, Kukshi, Yadvritta, Vismrita, Tat, Tad, Tada, Iva, Yushmad,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 5.69). 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: “krośamātre 'pi gantavye padavīṃ na vinā gatiḥ
  • krośam -
  • krośa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    krośa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • ātre' -
  • ātra (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • gantavye -
  • gantavya (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    gantavya (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    gantavyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • padavīm -
  • padavī (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vinā* -
  • vina (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    vinā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • gatiḥ -
  • gati (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    gati (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “mātuḥ kukṣau ca yadvṛttaṃ vismṛtaṃ tattadeva te
  • mātuḥ -
  • mātṛ (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    mātu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    mātṛ (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • kukṣau -
  • kukṣi (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
    kukṣi (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • yadvṛttam -
  • yadvṛtta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • vismṛtam -
  • vismṛta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    vismṛta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    vismṛtā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • tat -
  • tat (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • tade -
  • tadā (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tadā (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tadā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tada (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    tada (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    tadā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • iva -
  • iva (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iva (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • te -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 5.69

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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