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).

ब्रह्मा च मां याचति तस्मि काले शक्रश्च चत्वारि च लोकपालाः ।
महेश्वरो ईश्वर एव चापि मरुद्गणानां च सहस्रकोटयः ॥ ११५ ॥

brahmā ca māṃ yācati tasmi kāle śakraśca catvāri ca lokapālāḥ |
maheśvaro īśvara eva cāpi marudgaṇānāṃ ca sahasrakoṭayaḥ || 115 ||

Then it was that Brahma entreated me, and so did Indra, the four rulers of the cardinal points, Mahesvara, Isvara, and the hosts of Maruts by thousands of kotis.

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

Brahma, Asmad, Yacat, Kale, Kala, Shakra, Catu, Ari, Arin, Lokapala, Ishvara, Eva, Capin, Marudgana, Sahasraka, Uta, 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 2.115). 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: “brahmā ca māṃ yācati tasmi kāle śakraśca catvāri ca lokapālāḥ
  • brahmā -
  • brahmā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • mām -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [accusative single]
  • yācati -
  • yāc -> yācat (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √yāc class 1 verb]
    yāc -> yācat (participle, neuter)
    [locative single from √yāc class 1 verb]
    yāc (verb class 1)
    [present active third single]
  • Cannot analyse tasmi*kā
  • kāle -
  • kāle (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kāla (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    kāla (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    kālā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • śakraś -
  • śakra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • catvā -
  • catu (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
  • ari -
  • ari (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    ari (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    ari (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    arin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
    (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • lokapālāḥ -
  • lokapāla (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    lokapālā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • Line 2: “maheśvaro īśvara eva cāpi marudgaṇānāṃ ca sahasrakoṭayaḥ
  • maheśvaro -
  • īśvara* -
  • īśvara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • eva -
  • eva (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • cāpi -
  • cāpin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    cāpin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • marudgaṇānām -
  • marudgaṇa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    marudgaṇa (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    marudgaṇā (noun, feminine)
    [genitive plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sahasrako -
  • sahasraka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sahasraka (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sahasrakā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • uṭa -
  • uṭa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • yaḥ -
  • yaḥ (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    ya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 2.115

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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