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).

परंपरा एव तथान्यमन्यं ते व्याकरिष्यन्ति हितानुकम्पी ।
अनन्तरायं मम अद्य भेष्यति यथैव शासाम्यहु सर्वलोकम् ॥ ३२ ॥

paraṃparā eva tathānyamanyaṃ te vyākariṣyanti hitānukampī |
anantarāyaṃ mama adya bheṣyati yathaiva śāsāmyahu sarvalokam || 32 ||

Moved by benevolence and compassion they shall in succession foretell each other's destiny, with the words: This is to be my immediate successor, and he is to command the world as I do at present.

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

Parampara, Eva, Tatha, Amani, Tad, Yushmad, Vya, Akarishyat, Hita, Anukampin, Anantarayam, Asmad, Adya, Yatha, Shas, Yahu, Sarvaloka,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 8.32). 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: “paraṃparā eva tathānyamanyaṃ te vyākariṣyanti hitānukampī
  • paramparā* -
  • parampara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    paramparā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • eva -
  • eva (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • tathānya -
  • tatha (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • amanyam -
  • amanī (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • 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]
  • vyā -
  • vya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • akariṣyanti -
  • akariṣyat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • hitā -
  • hita (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    hita (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    hitā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    hi -> hita (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √hi class 5 verb]
    hi -> hita (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √hi class 5 verb]
    hi -> hitā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √hi class 5 verb]
  • anukampī -
  • anukampin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “anantarāyaṃ mama adya bheṣyati yathaiva śāsāmyahu sarvalokam
  • anantarāyam -
  • anantarāyam (indeclinable)
  • mama -
  • asmad (pronoun, none)
    [genitive 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]
  • adya -
  • adya (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    adya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    adya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • bheṣyati -
  • bhī (verb class 1)
    [future active third single]
    bhī (verb class 3)
    [future active third single]
  • yathai -
  • yathā (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    yathā (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yathā (indeclinable)
  • aiva -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active first dual]
  • śāsām -
  • śās (noun, feminine)
    [genitive plural]
  • yahu -
  • yahu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    yahu (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    yahu (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • sarvalokam -
  • sarvaloka (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 8.32

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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