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).

प्रमुञ्च घोषं वरदुन्दुभिस्वरा उदाहरस्वा यथ एष धर्मः ।
इमे स्थिता पुत्र जिनस्य औरसा व्यवलोकयन्तश्च कृताञ्जली जिनम् ॥ ३० ॥

pramuñca ghoṣaṃ varadundubhisvarā udāharasvā yatha eṣa dharmaḥ |
ime sthitā putra jinasya aurasā vyavalokayantaśca kṛtāñjalī jinam || 30 ||

Let thy voice be heard, O thou whose voice resounds like an egregious kettle-drum! proclaim thy law such as it is. The legitimate sons of Gina here standing and gazing at the Gina, with joined hands;

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

Pra, Ghosha, Vara, Dundubhisvara, Yat, Yad, Esha, Dharma, Iyam, Idam, Sthita, Putra, Jina, Aurasa, Vya, Avaloka, Yantri, Kritanjali,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 2.30). 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: “pramuñca ghoṣaṃ varadundubhisvarā udāharasvā yatha eṣa dharmaḥ
  • pra -
  • pra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pra (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • muñca -
  • muc (verb class 6)
    [imperative active second single]
    muñc (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • ghoṣam -
  • ghoṣa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ghoṣā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • vara -
  • vara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vara (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vṛ (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • dundubhisvarā* -
  • dundubhisvara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • udā -
  • udā (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • harasvā -
  • yat -
  • yat (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yat (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    yad (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    yat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    i -> yat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √i class 2 verb], [vocative single from √i class 2 verb], [accusative single from √i class 2 verb]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • ha* -
  • ha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • eṣa -
  • eṣa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    eṣa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    eṣ (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single], [perfect active first single], [perfect active second plural], [perfect active third single]
    iṣ (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • dharmaḥ -
  • dharma (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “ime sthitā putra jinasya aurasā vyavalokayantaśca kṛtāñjalī jinam
  • 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]
  • sthitā -
  • sthitā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    sthā -> sthitā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √sthā class 1 verb]
  • putra -
  • putra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    putra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • jinasya -
  • jina (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    jina (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • aurasā* -
  • aurasa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    aurasā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • vya -
  • 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]
    vi (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • avaloka -
  • avaloka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    avalok (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • yantaś -
  • yat (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    yantṛ (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    i -> yat (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √i class 2 verb], [vocative plural from √i class 2 verb]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kṛtāñjalī -
  • kṛtāñjali (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    kṛtāñjali (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • jinam -
  • jina (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    jina (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    jinā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 2.30

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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