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).

गम्भीरनिर्घोषमुदारमद्भुतं मुञ्चन्ति क्षेत्रेषु स्वकस्वकेषु ।
दृष्टान्तहेतूनयुतान कोटिभिः प्रकाशयन्तो इमु बुद्धधर्मम् ॥ ८ ॥

gambhīranirghoṣamudāramadbhutaṃ muñcanti kṣetreṣu svakasvakeṣu |
dṛṣṭāntahetūnayutāna koṭibhiḥ prakāśayanto imu buddhadharmam || 8 ||

They let go forth, each in his own field, a deep, sublime, wonderful voice, while proclaiming the Buddha-laws by means of myriads of kotis of illustrations and proofs.

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

Gambhiranirghosha, Udara, Adbhuta, Muncat, Muncanti, Kshetra, Svakasvaka, Drishtanta, Hetu, Ayuta, Koti, Prakasha, Buddhadharma,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 1.8). 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: “gambhīranirghoṣamudāramadbhutaṃ muñcanti kṣetreṣu svakasvakeṣu
  • gambhīranirghoṣam -
  • gambhīranirghoṣa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • udāram -
  • udāra (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    udāra (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    udārā (noun, feminine)
  • adbhutam -
  • adbhuta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    adbhuta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    adbhutā (noun, feminine)
  • muñcanti -
  • muc -> muñcat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √muc class 6 verb], [vocative plural from √muc class 6 verb], [accusative plural from √muc class 6 verb]
    muc -> muñcantī (participle, feminine)
    [vocative single from √muc class 6 verb]
    muñc -> muñcat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √muñc class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √muñc class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √muñc class 1 verb]
    muñc -> muñcantī (participle, feminine)
    [vocative single from √muñc class 1 verb]
    muc (verb class 6)
    [present active third plural]
    muñc (verb class 1)
    [present active third plural]
  • kṣetreṣu -
  • kṣetra (noun, neuter)
    [locative plural]
  • svakasvakeṣu -
  • svakasvaka (noun, masculine)
    [locative plural]
    svakasvaka (noun, neuter)
    [locative plural]
  • Line 2: “dṛṣṭāntahetūnayutāna koṭibhiḥ prakāśayanto imu buddhadharmam
  • dṛṣṭānta -
  • dṛṣṭānta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • hetūn -
  • hetu (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • ayutān -
  • ayuta (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • a -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • koṭibhiḥ -
  • koṭi (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental plural]
  • prakāśa -
  • prakāśa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    prakāśa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • yanto -
  • Cannot analyse imu*bu
  • buddhadharmam -
  • buddhadharma (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 1.8

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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