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).

दृष्ट्वा च तं चिन्तयि तस्मि काले गमिष्यते एष द्रुमस्य मूलम् ।
बुध्यिष्यते बोधिमनुत्तरां शिवां हिताय लोकस्य सदेवकस्य ॥ ५९ ॥

dṛṣṭvā ca taṃ cintayi tasmi kāle gamiṣyate eṣa drumasya mūlam |
budhyiṣyate bodhimanuttarāṃ śivāṃ hitāya lokasya sadevakasya || 59 ||

And at the sight of such a man one may directly make the reflection that he is going towards the foot of the tree to arrive at superior, blessed enlightenment for the weal of all the world, including the gods.

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

Kale, Kala, Esha, Druma, Mula, Bodhi, Anuttara, Shiva, Hita, Loka, Sadevaka,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 16.59). 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: “dṛṣṭvā ca taṃ cintayi tasmi kāle gamiṣyate eṣa drumasya mūlam
  • dṛṣṭvā -
  • dṛś -> dṛṣṭvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √dṛś]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • tam -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    tan (noun, masculine)
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • Cannot analyse cintayi*ta
  • Cannot analyse tasmi*kā
  • kāle -
  • kāle (indeclinable)
    kāla (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    kāla (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    kālā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • gamiṣyate -
  • gam (verb class 1)
    [future middle third single]
    gam (verb class 2)
    [future middle third single]
    gam (verb class 3)
    [future middle third single]
  • eṣa -
  • eṣa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    eṣa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    eṣ (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single], [perfect active first single], [perfect active second plural], [perfect active third single]
    iṣ (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • drumasya -
  • druma (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
  • mūlam -
  • mūla (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    mūla (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    mūlā (noun, feminine)
  • Line 2: “budhyiṣyate bodhimanuttarāṃ śivāṃ hitāya lokasya sadevakasya
  • Cannot analyse budhyiṣyate*bo
  • bodhim -
  • bodhi (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • anuttarām -
  • anuttarā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • śivām -
  • śivā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • hitāya -
  • hita (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    hita (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
    hi -> hita (participle, masculine)
    [dative single from √hi class 5 verb]
    hi -> hita (participle, neuter)
    [dative single from √hi class 5 verb]
  • lokasya -
  • loka (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
  • sadevakasya -
  • sadevaka (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    sadevaka (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 16.59

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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