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).

पूर्वे निषेविता चर्या बुद्धकोटीन अन्तिके ।
गम्भीरा चैव सूक्ष्मा च दुर्विज्ञेया सुदुर्दृशा ॥ ३ ॥

pūrve niṣevitā caryā buddhakoṭīna antike |
gambhīrā caiva sūkṣmā ca durvijñeyā sudurdṛśā || 3 ||

Of yore have I followed in presence of kotis of Buddhas the good course which is profound, subtle, difficult to understand, and most difficult to find.

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

Purva, Nishevitri, Nishevita, Cari, Carya, Buddhaka, Ush, Antike, Antika, Gambhira, Sukshma, Durvijneya, Sudurdrisha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 2.3). 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: “pūrve niṣevitā caryā buddhakoṭīna antike
  • pūrve -
  • pūrva (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [locative single]
    pūrva (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    pūrvā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • niṣevitā -
  • niṣevitṛ (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    niṣevitā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • caryā* -
  • carī (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    carya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    caryā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • buddhako -
  • buddhaka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • uṭ -
  • uṣ (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
  • īn -
  • i (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • a -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • antike -
  • antike (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    antika (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    antika (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    antikā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • Line 2: “gambhīrā caiva sūkṣmā ca durvijñeyā sudurdṛśā
  • gambhīrā -
  • gambhīrā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • cai -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • aiva -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active first dual]
  • sūkṣmā -
  • sūkṣmā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • durvijñeyā -
  • durvijñeyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • sudurdṛśā -
  • sudurdṛśā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 2.3

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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