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).

स्मृतिमन्त दान्ताश्च विशारदाश्च सूक्ष्मां चरिं केचि प्रजानमानाः ।
पृच्छन्ति धर्मं द्विपदोत्तमानां श्रुत्वा च ते धर्मधरा भवन्ति ॥ २६ ॥

smṛtimanta dāntāśca viśāradāśca sūkṣmāṃ cariṃ keci prajānamānāḥ |
pṛcchanti dharmaṃ dvipadottamānāṃ śrutvā ca te dharmadharā bhavanti || 26 ||

Some thoughtful, meek, and tranquil, who have mastered the niceties of the course of duty, question the highest of men about the law, and retain in their memory what they have learnt.

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

Smritimat, Danta, Visharada, Sukshma, Cari, Ana, Pricchat, Pricchanti, Dharma, Dvipadottama, Tad, Yushmad, Dharmadhara, Bhavanti, Bhavat, Bhavant,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 1.26). 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: “smṛtimanta dāntāśca viśāradāśca sūkṣmāṃ cariṃ keci prajānamānāḥ
  • smṛtiman -
  • smṛtimat (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • ta -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tan (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
  • dāntāś -
  • dānta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    dāntā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • viśāradāś -
  • viśārada (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    viśāradā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sūkṣmām -
  • sūkṣmā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • carim -
  • cari (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • Cannot analyse keci*pr
  • prajānam -
  • prajānā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • ānāḥ -
  • āna (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • Line 2: “pṛcchanti dharmaṃ dvipadottamānāṃ śrutvā ca te dharmadharā bhavanti
  • 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]
  • dvipadottamānām -
  • dvipadottama (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    dvipadottama (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
  • śrutvā -
  • śru -> śrutvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √śru]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [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]
  • dharmadharā* -
  • dharmadhara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • bhavanti -
  • bhavanti (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    bhavantī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    bhavat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    bhavant (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [accusative plural]
    bhū (verb class 1)
    [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 1.26

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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