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).

अपृच्छितो व्याहरसि चर्यां वर्णेसि चात्मनः ।
ज्ञानाधिगम कीर्तेसि गम्भीरं च प्रभाषसे ॥ २४ ॥

apṛcchito vyāharasi caryāṃ varṇesi cātmanaḥ |
jñānādhigama kīrtesi gambhīraṃ ca prabhāṣase || 24 ||

Thou speakest unasked and laudest thine own course; thou mentionest thy having obtained knowledge and pronouncest profound words.

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

Shita, Vya, Ahara, Cari, Carya, Varna, Varni, Mana, Manas, Jnana, Adhigama, Kirti, Gambhira, Prabhasha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 2.24). 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: “apṛcchito vyāharasi caryāṃ varṇesi cātmanaḥ
  • a -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • pṛcch -
  • pṛt (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • śito* -
  • śita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    śā -> śita (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √śā class 3 verb], [nominative single from √śā class 4 verb]
  • vyā -
  • vi (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    vi (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    vi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    vi (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    ve (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    vya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • āhara -
  • āhara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    āhara (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • si -
  • si (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • caryām -
  • carī (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
    caryā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • varṇe -
  • varṇa (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    varṇa (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    varṇā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    varṇi (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • si -
  • si (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • cāt -
  • ca (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • manaḥ -
  • manas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    mana (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “jñānādhigama kīrtesi gambhīraṃ ca prabhāṣase
  • jñānā -
  • jñāna (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    jñānā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • adhigama -
  • adhigama (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kīrte -
  • kīrti (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    kīrti (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • si -
  • si (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • gambhīram -
  • gambhīra (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    gambhīra (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    gambhīrā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • prabhāṣa -
  • prabhāṣa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • se -
  • si (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    sa (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    as (verb class 2)
    [present middle second single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 2.24

Cover of edition (2013)

The Lotus Sutra (The Saddharma-Pundarika)
by H. Kern (2013)

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Cover of edition (2001)

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

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