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).

तेषामहं शारिसुता उपायं वदामि दुःखस्य करोथ अन्तम् ।
दुःखेन संपीडित दृष्ट्व सत्त्वान् निर्वाण तत्राप्युपदर्शयामि ॥ ६७ ॥

teṣāmahaṃ śārisutā upāyaṃ vadāmi duḥkhasya karotha antam |
duḥkhena saṃpīḍita dṛṣṭva sattvān nirvāṇa tatrāpyupadarśayāmi || 67 ||

To those, son of Sari, I show a device and say: Put an end to your trouble. When I perceive creatures vexed with mishap I make them see Nirvana.

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

Tad, Aha, Asmad, Sharisuta, Upaya, Duhkha, Kara, Antam, Anta, Sampidita, Sattva, Nirvana, Tatra,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 2.67). 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: “teṣāmahaṃ śārisutā upāyaṃ vadāmi duḥkhasya karotha antam
  • teṣām -
  • tad (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
  • aham -
  • aha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]
  • śārisutā* -
  • śārisuta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • upāyam -
  • upāya (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    upāyā (noun, feminine)
  • vadāmi -
  • vad (verb class 1)
    [present active first single]
  • duḥkhasya -
  • duḥkha (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    duḥkha (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • karo -
  • kara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kara (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kṛ (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • utha -
  • u (verb class 2)
    [present active second plural]
  • antam -
  • antam (indeclinable)
    anta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    anta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    antā (noun, feminine)
  • Line 2: “duḥkhena saṃpīḍita dṛṣṭva sattvān nirvāṇa tatrāpyupadarśayāmi
  • duḥkhena -
  • duḥkha (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    duḥkha (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • sampīḍita -
  • sampīḍita (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sampīḍita (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Cannot analyse dṛṣṭva*sa
  • sattvān -
  • sattva (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative plural], [ablative single]
    sattva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [ablative single]
  • nirvāṇa -
  • nirvāṇa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    nirvāṇa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • tatrā -
  • tatra (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tatra (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tatra (indeclinable)
  • apyupa -
  • apyupa (Preverb)
  • darśayāmi -
  • dṛś (verb class 0)
    [present active first single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 2.67

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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