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).

एकामपि गाथ श्रुणित्व धीरो अर्थ बहुं जानति तस्य तत्र ।
समितं च भूतं च सदा प्रभाषते मासान् पि चत्वारि तथापि वर्षम् ॥ ६८ ॥

ekāmapi gātha śruṇitva dhīro artha bahuṃ jānati tasya tatra |
samitaṃ ca bhūtaṃ ca sadā prabhāṣate māsān pi catvāri tathāpi varṣam || 68 ||

On hearing the contents of a single stanza, the wise man catches the manifold significations (hidden) in it, and he is able for a month, four months, or even a year to go on expounding both its conventional and its true sense.

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

Eka, Api, Gatha, Artha, Bahu, Janat, Janati, Tad, Tatra, Samitam, Samit, Samita, Bhuta, Sada, Sad, Prabhasha, Yushmad, Masa, Catu, Ari, Arin, Tatha, Varsha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 18.68). 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: “ekāmapi gātha śruṇitva dhīro artha bahuṃ jānati tasya tatra
  • ekām -
  • ekā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    api (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • gātha -
  • gātha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (verb class 2)
    [present active second plural]
    (verb class 2)
    [present active second plural]
  • Cannot analyse śruṇitva*dh
  • dhīro -
  • artha -
  • artha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    artha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    arth (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • bahum -
  • bahu (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • jānati -
  • jānat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    jānat (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    jñā -> jānat (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √jñā class 9 verb]
    jñā -> jānat (participle, neuter)
    [locative single from √jñā class 9 verb]
    jñā -> jānatī (participle, feminine)
    [vocative single from √jñā class 9 verb]
  • tasya -
  • tas -> tasya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √tas]
    ta (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    tas (verb class 4)
    [imperative active second single]
  • tatra -
  • tatra (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tatra (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tatra (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • Line 2: “samitaṃ ca bhūtaṃ ca sadā prabhāṣate māsān pi catvāri tathāpi varṣam
  • samitam -
  • samitam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    samita (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    samita (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    samitā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    samit (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    sam -> samita (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √sam class 10 verb]
    sam -> samita (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √sam class 10 verb], [accusative single from √sam class 10 verb]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • bhūtam -
  • bhūta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    bhūta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    bhūtā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    bhū (verb class 1)
    [injunctive active second dual]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sadā -
  • sadā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    sad (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    sad (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    sadā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • prabhāṣa -
  • prabhāṣa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative 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]
  • māsān -
  • māsa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • Cannot analyse pi*ca
  • catvā -
  • catu (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
  • ari -
  • ari (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    ari (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    ari (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    arin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
    (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • tathā -
  • tathā (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tathā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tatha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tatha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tathā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • varṣam -
  • varṣa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    varṣa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    varṣā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 18.68

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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