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).

वज्रामय पर्वतो यदि घतनार्थाय हि मूर्ध्नि ओषरेत् ।
स्मरतो अवलोकितेश्वरं रोमकूप न प्रभोन्ति हिंसितुम् ॥ ८ ॥

vajrāmaya parvato yadi ghatanārthāya hi mūrdhni oṣaret |
smarato avalokiteśvaraṃ romakūpa na prabhonti hiṃsitum || 8 ||

If rocks of thunderstone and thunderbolts are thrown at a man's head to kill him, he has but to think of Avalokitesvara, and they shall not be able to hurt one hair of the body.

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

Vajra, Aya, Parvata, Parvat, Yadi, Yad, Ghata, Nri, Artha, Murdhan, Avalokiteshvara, Romakupa,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 24.8). 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: “vajrāmaya parvato yadi ghatanārthāya hi mūrdhni oṣaret
  • vajrām -
  • vajrā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • aya -
  • aya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    e (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
  • parvato* -
  • parvata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    parv -> parvat (participle, masculine)
    [accusative plural from √parv class 1 verb], [ablative single from √parv class 1 verb], [genitive single from √parv class 1 verb]
    parv -> parvat (participle, neuter)
    [ablative single from √parv class 1 verb], [genitive single from √parv class 1 verb]
    parv (verb class 1)
    [present active third dual]
  • yadi -
  • yadi (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    yadi (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yadi (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    yad (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • ghata -
  • ghata (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ghata (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    nṛ (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • arthāya -
  • artha (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    artha (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
  • hi -
  • hi (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • mūrdhni -
  • mūrdhan (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • Cannot analyse oṣaret
  • Line 2: “smarato avalokiteśvaraṃ romakūpa na prabhonti hiṃsitum
  • smarato -
  • avalokiteśvaram -
  • avalokiteśvara (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • romakūpa -
  • romakūpa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Cannot analyse prabhonti*hi
  • hiṃsitum -
  • hiṃs -> hiṃsitum (infinitive)
    [infinitive from √hiṃs]
    hiṃs -> hiṃsitum (infinitive)
    [infinitive from √hiṃs]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 24.8

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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