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).

दिशि पश्चिमतः सुखाकरा लोकधातु विरजा सुखावती ।
यत्र एष अमिताभनायकः संप्रति तिष्ठति सत्त्वसारथिः ॥ ३० ॥

diśi paścimataḥ sukhākarā lokadhātu virajā sukhāvatī |
yatra eṣa amitābhanāyakaḥ saṃprati tiṣṭhati sattvasārathiḥ || 30 ||

In the west, where the pure world Sukhakara is situated, there the Chief Amitabha, the tamer of men, has his fixed abode.

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

Dish, Pashcimatah, Sukhakara, Lokadhatu, Viraja, Sukhavat, Sukhavati, Yatra, Esha, Amitabha, Nayaka, Samprati, Tishthat, Sattva, Sarathi,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 24.30). 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: “diśi paścimataḥ sukhākarā lokadhātu virajā sukhāvatī
  • diśi -
  • diś (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
  • paścimataḥ -
  • paścimataḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • sukhākarā* -
  • sukhākara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    sukhākarā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • lokadhātu -
  • lokadhātu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    lokadhātu (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    lokadhātu (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • virajā -
  • virajā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • sukhāvatī -
  • sukhāvatī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    sukhāvat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • Line 2: “yatra eṣa amitābhanāyakaḥ saṃprati tiṣṭhati sattvasārathiḥ
  • yatra* -
  • yatra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative 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]
  • amitābha -
  • amitābha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • nāyakaḥ -
  • nāyaka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • samprati -
  • samprati (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    samprati (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    samprati (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    sampratī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    sampratī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    sampratī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    samprati (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • tiṣṭhati -
  • sthā -> tiṣṭhat (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √sthā class 1 verb]
    sthā -> tiṣṭhat (participle, neuter)
    [locative single from √sthā class 1 verb]
    sthā (verb class 1)
    [present active third single]
  • sattva -
  • sattva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sattva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sārathiḥ -
  • sārathi (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 24.30

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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