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).

शृणोहि मे शारिसुता यथैष संबुद्ध धर्मः पुरुषोत्तमेहि ।
यथा च बुद्धाः कथयन्ति नायका उपायकौशल्यशतैरनेकैः ॥ ४२ ॥

śṛṇohi me śārisutā yathaiṣa saṃbuddha dharmaḥ puruṣottamehi |
yathā ca buddhāḥ kathayanti nāyakā upāyakauśalyaśatairanekaiḥ || 42 ||

Hear from me, Sariputra, how this law has been discovered by the highest man, and how the mighty Buddhas are preaching it with many hundred proofs of skilfulness.

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

Asmad, Sharisuta, Yatha, Aisha, Sambuddha, Dharma, Purushottama, Buddha, Kathayat, Kathayanti, Nayaka, Upayakaushalya, Shata, Aneka,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 2.42). 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.

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    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
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    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
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  • aiṣa -
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    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sambuddha -
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    sambuddha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • dharmaḥ -
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    [nominative single]
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    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
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    ca (noun, neuter)
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  • buddhāḥ -
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  • kath -> kathayat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √kath class 10 verb], [vocative plural from √kath class 10 verb], [accusative plural from √kath class 10 verb]
    kath -> kathayantī (participle, feminine)
    [vocative single from √kath class 10 verb]
    kath (verb class 10)
    [present active third plural]
  • nāyakā* -
  • nāyaka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • upāyakauśalya -
  • upāyakauśalya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • śatair -
  • śata (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • anekaiḥ -
  • aneka (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    aneka (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 2.42

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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