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).

सर्वे च ते दर्शयि एकयानमेकं च यानं अवतारयन्ति ।
एकस्मि याने परिपाचयन्ति अचिन्तिया प्राणिसहस्रकोट्यः ॥ ७३ ॥

sarve ca te darśayi ekayānamekaṃ ca yānaṃ avatārayanti |
ekasmi yāne paripācayanti acintiyā prāṇisahasrakoṭyaḥ || 73 ||

And all of them have manifested but one vehicle and introduced but one on earth; by one vehicle have they led to full ripeness inconceivably many thousands of kotis of beings.

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

Sarva, Tad, Yushmad, Ekayana, Eka, Yana, Avatara, Yat, Pari, Pacayat, Pacayanti, Acit, Pra, Pran, Pranin, Sahasrakoti,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 2.73). 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: “sarve ca te darśayi ekayānamekaṃ ca yānaṃ avatārayanti
  • sarve -
  • 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]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • te -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [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]
  • Cannot analyse darśayi*ek
  • ekayānam -
  • ekayāna (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ekayāna (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • ekam -
  • eka (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    eka (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • yānam -
  • yāna (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    yāna (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    yānā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • avatāra -
  • avatāra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • yanti -
  • yanti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    yat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    i -> yat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √i class 2 verb], [vocative plural from √i class 2 verb], [accusative plural from √i class 2 verb]
    i (verb class 2)
    [present active third plural]
  • Line 2: “ekasmi yāne paripācayanti acintiyā prāṇisahasrakoṭyaḥ
  • Cannot analyse ekasmi*yā
  • yāne -
  • yāna (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    yāna (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    yānā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • pari -
  • pari (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    pari (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    pari (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    pari (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    pari (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    parī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    parī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    parī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    pari (Preverb)
    [Preverb]
  • pācayanti -
  • pac -> pācayantī (participle, feminine)
    [adverb from √pac]
    pac -> pācayat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √pac], [vocative plural from √pac], [accusative plural from √pac]
    pac -> pācayantī (participle, feminine)
    [vocative single from √pac]
    pac (verb class 0)
    [present active third plural]
  • acinti -
  • acit (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • -
  • (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • prāṇi -
  • prāṇin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    prāṇin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    pra (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    prāṇ (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    prāṇ (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [locative single]
    prā (verb class 2)
    [imperative active first single]
  • sahasrakoṭyaḥ -
  • sahasrakoṭī (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    sahasrakoṭī (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 2.73

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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