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).

सर्वेहि तेहि पुरुषोत्तमेहि प्रकाशिता धर्म बहू विशुद्धाः ।
दृष्टान्तकैः कारणहेतुभिश्च उपायकौशल्यशतैरनेकैः ॥ ७२ ॥

sarvehi tehi puruṣottamehi prakāśitā dharma bahū viśuddhāḥ |
dṛṣṭāntakaiḥ kāraṇahetubhiśca upāyakauśalyaśatairanekaiḥ || 72 ||

Those highest of men have all of them revealed most holy laws by means of illustrations, reasons, and arguments, with many hundred proofs of skilfulness.

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

Saru, Sarva, Tad, Tan, Yushmad, Purushottama, Prakashita, Dharma, Dharman, Bahu, Vishuddha, Drishtanta, Kah, Kim, Karana, Hetu, 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 2.72). 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: “sarvehi tehi puruṣottamehi prakāśitā dharma bahū viśuddhāḥ
  • sarve -
  • saru (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    saru (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    saru (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    sarva (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [locative single]
    sarva (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    sarvā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • ehi -
  • ehi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • te -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    tan (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]
  • ihi -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second single]
  • puruṣottame -
  • puruṣottama (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
  • ihi -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second single]
  • prakāśitā* -
  • prakāśita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    prakāśitā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • dharma -
  • dharma (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    dharman (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • bahū -
  • bahu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • viśuddhāḥ -
  • viśuddha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    viśuddhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • Line 2: “dṛṣṭāntakaiḥ kāraṇahetubhiśca upāyakauśalyaśatairanekaiḥ
  • dṛṣṭānta -
  • dṛṣṭānta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kaiḥ -
  • ka (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    ka (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
    kaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    kim (pronoun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • kāraṇa -
  • kāraṇa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • hetubhiś -
  • hetu (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
  • ca* -
  • ca (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • 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 2.72

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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