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).

राजान ये क्षितिपति चक्रवर्तिनः पूजार्थिकास्तस्युपसंक्रमन्ति ।
सपुत्रदारा करियाण अञ्जलिं शृण्वन्ति धर्मस्य च नित्यकालम् ॥ ५७ ॥

rājāna ye kṣitipati cakravartinaḥ pūjārthikāstasyupasaṃkramanti |
saputradārā kariyāṇa añjaliṃ śṛṇvanti dharmasya ca nityakālam || 57 ||

The emperors on earth, along with their children and wives, go to him with the purpose of honouring him, and listen all the time to his sermon with joined hands.

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

Rajana, Yah, Yat, Cakravartin, Cakravarti, Saputradara, Kari, Karin, Anjali, Shrinvat, Dharma, 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 18.57). 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: “rājāna ye kṣitipati cakravartinaḥ pūjārthikāstasyupasaṃkramanti
  • rājāna -
  • rājāna (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    rājāna (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative 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]
  • kṣitipati -
  • kṣitipati (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • cakravartinaḥ -
  • cakravartin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    cakravartin (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    cakravartī (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • Cannot analyse pūjārthikāstasyupasaṅkramanti
  • Line 2: “saputradārā kariyāṇa añjaliṃ śṛṇvanti dharmasya ca nityakālam
  • saputradārā -
  • saputradārā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • kari -
  • kari (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    kari (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    kari (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    karī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    karin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    karin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • -
  • (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • aṇa -
  • aṇ (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • añjalim -
  • añjali (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • śṛṇvanti -
  • śru -> śṛṇvat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √śru class 5 verb], [vocative plural from √śru class 5 verb], [accusative plural from √śru class 5 verb]
    śru (verb class 5)
    [present active third plural]
  • dharmasya -
  • dharma (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • nityakālam -
  • nityakālam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 18.57

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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