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).

पुष्पेण चैकेन पि पूजयित्वा आलेख्यभित्तौ सुगतान बिम्बान् ।
विक्षिप्तचित्ता पि च पूजयित्वा अनुपूर्व द्रक्ष्यन्ति च बुद्धकोट्यः ॥ ९४ ॥

puṣpeṇa caikena pi pūjayitvā ālekhyabhittau sugatāna bimbān |
vikṣiptacittā pi ca pūjayitvā anupūrva drakṣyanti ca buddhakoṭyaḥ || 94 ||

Or by worshipping were it but with a single flower, by drawing on a wall the images of the Sugatas, by doing worship were it even with distracted thoughts, one shall in course of time see kotis of Buddhas.

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

Pushpa, Aika, Pujayitva, Alekhya, Bhitti, Sugata, Bimba, Vikshiptacitta, Anupurva, Drakshyat, Drakshyanti, Buddhaka, Ush, Yah,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 2.94). 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: “puṣpeṇa caikena pi pūjayitvā ālekhyabhittau sugatāna bimbān
  • puṣpeṇa -
  • puṣpa (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    puṣpa (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • cai -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • aikena -
  • aika (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    aika (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • Cannot analyse pi*pū
  • pūjayitvā* -
  • pūjayitvā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • ālekhya -
  • ālekhya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ālekhya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • bhittau -
  • bhitti (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
  • sugatān -
  • sugata (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • a -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • bimbān -
  • bimba (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • Line 2: “vikṣiptacittā pi ca pūjayitvā anupūrva drakṣyanti ca buddhakoṭyaḥ
  • vikṣiptacittā -
  • vikṣiptacittā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • Cannot analyse pi*ca
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • pūjayitvā* -
  • pūjayitvā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • anupūrva -
  • anupūrva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    anupūrva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • drakṣyanti -
  • dṛś -> drakṣyantī (participle, feminine)
    [adverb from √dṛś]
    dṛś -> drakṣyat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √dṛś class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √dṛś class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √dṛś class 1 verb]
    dṛś -> drakṣyantī (participle, feminine)
    [vocative single from √dṛś class 1 verb]
    dṛś (verb class 1)
    [future active third plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • buddhako -
  • buddhaka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • uṭ -
  • uṣ (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
  • yaḥ -
  • yaḥ (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    ya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 2.94

Cover of edition (2013)

The Lotus Sutra (The Saddharma-Pundarika)
by H. Kern (2013)

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Cover of edition (2001)

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

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