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).

अद्येमे संशयप्राप्ता वशीभूता अनास्रवाः ।
निर्वाणं प्रस्थिता ये च किमेतद् भाषते जिनः ॥ २५ ॥

adyeme saṃśayaprāptā vaśībhūtā anāsravāḥ |
nirvāṇaṃ prasthitā ye ca kimetad bhāṣate jinaḥ || 25 ||

To-day a question rises in my mind and of these self-controlled, faultless beings striving after Nirvana: Why does the Gina speak in this manner?

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Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (2.25). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Adya, Iyam, Idam, Samshaya, Prapta, Vashibhuta, Anasrava, Nirvana, Prasthita, Yah, Yat, Kimi, Tad, Tat, Jina,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 2.25). 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: “adyeme saṃśayaprāptā vaśībhūtā anāsravāḥ
  • adye -
  • adya (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    adya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    adya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    adyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    ad (verb class 2)
    [present passive first single]
  • ime -
  • iyam (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    idam (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    idam (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    idam (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
  • saṃśaya -
  • saṃśaya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • prāptā* -
  • prāpta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    prāptā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • vaśībhūtā* -
  • vaśībhūta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    vaśībhūtā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • anāsravāḥ -
  • anāsrava (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    anāsravā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • Line 2: “nirvāṇaṃ prasthitā ye ca kimetad bhāṣate jinaḥ
  • nirvāṇam -
  • nirvāṇa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    nirvāṇa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    nirvāṇā (noun, feminine)
  • prasthitā* -
  • prasthita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    prasthitā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • ye -
  • ya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kime -
  • kimi (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    kimi (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • tad -
  • tad (indeclinable)
    tad (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tat (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • bhāṣate -
  • bhāṣ (verb class 1)
    [present middle third single]
  • jinaḥ -
  • ji (noun, neuter)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    jina (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 2.25

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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