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).

उपसंक्रमी लोकविनायकेषु पृच्छन्ति धर्मं प्रवरं शिवाय ।
काषायवस्त्राणि च प्रावरन्ति केशांश्च श्मश्रूण्यवतारयन्ति ॥ २१ ॥

upasaṃkramī lokavināyakeṣu pṛcchanti dharmaṃ pravaraṃ śivāya |
kāṣāyavastrāṇi ca prāvaranti keśāṃśca śmaśrūṇyavatārayanti || 21 ||

And betaken themselves to the guides of the world to ask for the most excellent law, for the sake of bliss; they put on reddish-yellow robes, and shave hair and beard.

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

Lokavinayaka, Pricchat, Pricchanti, Dharma, Pravara, Shiva, Kashayavastra, Prava, Kesha, Shmashru, Avatara, Yat,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 1.21). 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: “upasaṃkramī lokavināyakeṣu pṛcchanti dharmaṃ pravaraṃ śivāya
  • Cannot analyse upasaṅkramī*lo
  • lokavināyakeṣu -
  • lokavināyaka (noun, masculine)
    [locative plural]
  • pṛcchanti -
  • pṛcchantī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    pṛcchantī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    pṛcchantī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    praś -> pṛcchat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √praś class 6 verb], [vocative plural from √praś class 6 verb], [accusative plural from √praś class 6 verb]
    praś -> pṛcchantī (participle, feminine)
    [vocative single from √praś class 6 verb]
    pṛcchat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    praś (verb class 6)
    [present active third plural]
  • dharmam -
  • dharma (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    dharman (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    dharman (noun, neuter)
    [adverb]
    dharmā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • pravaram -
  • pravara (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    pravara (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    pravarā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • śivāya -
  • śiva (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    śiva (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
  • Line 2: “kāṣāyavastrāṇi ca prāvaranti keśāṃśca śmaśrūṇyavatārayanti
  • kāṣāyavastrāṇi -
  • kāṣāyavastra (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • prāva -
  • prāva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    prāva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    prā (verb class 2)
    [imperative active first dual]
  • ranti -
  • ranti (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    ranti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • keśāṃś -
  • keśa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • śmaśrūṇya -
  • śmaśru (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • avatāra -
  • avatāra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • yanti -
  • yanti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    yat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    i -> yat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √i class 2 verb], [vocative plural from √i class 2 verb], [accusative plural from √i class 2 verb]
    i (verb class 2)
    [present active third plural]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 1.21

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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