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).

तस्यां चीर्णाय चर्यायां कल्पकोट्यो अचिन्तिया ।
फलं मे बोधिमण्डस्मिन् दृष्टं यादृशकं हि तत् ॥ ४ ॥

tasyāṃ cīrṇāya caryāyāṃ kalpakoṭyo acintiyā |
phalaṃ me bodhimaṇḍasmin dṛṣṭaṃ yādṛśakaṃ hi tat || 4 ||

After pursuing that career during an inconceivable number of kotis of Aeons, I have on the terrace of enlightenment discovered the fruit thereof.

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

Cirna, Carya, Kalpaka, Ush, Acit, Phala, Asmad, Drishta, Yadrisha, Kah, Tat, Tad,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 2.4). 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: “tasyāṃ cīrṇāya caryāyāṃ kalpakoṭyo acintiyā
  • tasyām -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
  • cīrṇāya -
  • cīrṇa (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    cīrṇa (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
  • caryāyām -
  • caryā (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
  • kalpako -
  • kalpaka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kalpaka (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kalpakā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • uṭ -
  • uṣ (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
  • yo -
  • yu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    yu (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • acinti -
  • acit (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • -
  • (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “phalaṃ me bodhimaṇḍasmin dṛṣṭaṃ yādṛśakaṃ hi tat
  • phalam -
  • phala (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    phala (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    phalā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • me -
  • ma (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ma (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]
  • Cannot analyse bodhimaṇḍasmin*dṛ
  • dṛṣṭam -
  • dṛṣṭa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    dṛṣṭa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    dṛṣṭā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    dṛś -> dṛṣṭa (participle, masculine)
    [adverb from √dṛś]
    dṛś -> dṛṣṭa (participle, neuter)
    [adverb from √dṛś]
    dṛś -> dṛṣṭā (participle, feminine)
    [adverb from √dṛś]
    dṛś -> dṛṣṭa (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √dṛś class 1 verb]
    dṛś -> dṛṣṭa (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √dṛś class 1 verb], [accusative single from √dṛś class 1 verb]
  • yādṛśa -
  • yādṛśa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    yādṛśa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kam -
  • ka (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    ka (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    kaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • hi -
  • hi (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
  • tat -
  • tat (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [accusative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 2.4

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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