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).

सर्वे च सत्त्वास्तहि बुद्धक्षेत्रे शुद्धा भविष्यन्ति च ब्रह्मचारिणः ।
उपपादुकाः सर्वि सुवर्णवर्णा द्वात्रिंशतीलक्षणरूपधारिणः ॥ १८ ॥

sarve ca sattvāstahi buddhakṣetre śuddhā bhaviṣyanti ca brahmacāriṇaḥ |
upapādukāḥ sarvi suvarṇavarṇā dvātriṃśatīlakṣaṇarūpadhāriṇaḥ || 18 ||

And all beings in that Buddha-field shall be pure and lead a spiritual life. Springing into existence by apparitional birth, they shall all be goldcoloured and display the thirty-two characteristic signs.

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

Sarva, Sattva, Buddhakshetra, Shuddha, Bhavishyanti, Bhavishyat, Brahmacarin, Brahmacari, Upapaduka, Suvarnavarna, Dvatrimshati, Lakshana, Rupadharin,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 8.18). 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: “sarve ca sattvāstahi buddhakṣetre śuddhā bhaviṣyanti ca brahmacāriṇaḥ
  • sarve -
  • sarva (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [locative single]
    sarva (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    sarvā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sattvās -
  • sattva (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • ta -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tan (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
  • hi -
  • hi (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • buddhakṣetre -
  • buddhakṣetra (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
  • śuddhā* -
  • śuddha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    śuddhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    śudh -> śuddha (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √śudh class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √śudh class 1 verb], [nominative plural from √śudh class 4 verb], [vocative plural from √śudh class 4 verb]
    śudh -> śuddhā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √śudh class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √śudh class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √śudh class 1 verb], [nominative plural from √śudh class 4 verb], [vocative plural from √śudh class 4 verb], [accusative plural from √śudh class 4 verb]
  • bhaviṣyanti -
  • bhaviṣyantī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    bhaviṣyat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    bhū (verb class 1)
    [future active third plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • brahmacāriṇaḥ -
  • brahmacārin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    brahmacārin (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    brahmacārī (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • Line 2: “upapādukāḥ sarvi suvarṇavarṇā dvātriṃśatīlakṣaṇarūpadhāriṇaḥ
  • upapādukāḥ -
  • upapāduka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    upapādukā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • sarvi -
  • suvarṇavarṇā* -
  • suvarṇavarṇa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    suvarṇavarṇā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • dvātriṃśatī -
  • dvātriṃśati (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • lakṣaṇa -
  • lakṣaṇa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    lakṣaṇa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • rūpadhāriṇaḥ -
  • rūpadhārin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    rūpadhārin (noun, neuter)
    [ablative 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 8.18

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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