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).

कृताञ्जली सर्वि स्थिताः सगौरवा अर्थं च चिन्तेमि कथं करोमि ।
अहं च बोधीय वदामि वर्णान् इमे च दुःखैरभिभूत सत्त्वाः ॥ ११६ ॥

kṛtāñjalī sarvi sthitāḥ sagauravā arthaṃ ca cintemi kathaṃ karomi |
ahaṃ ca bodhīya vadāmi varṇān ime ca duḥkhairabhibhūta sattvāḥ || 116 ||

All stood with joined hands and respectful, while myself was revolving the matter in my mind (and thought): What shall I do? At the very time that I am uttering syllables, beings are oppressed with evils.

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

Kritanjali, Sthita, Sagu, Aurava, Artha, Katham, Katha, Aha, Asmad, Bodhi, Bodhin, Varna, Iyam, Idam, Duhkha, Abhibhuta, Sattva,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 2.116). 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: “kṛtāñjalī sarvi sthitāḥ sagauravā arthaṃ ca cintemi kathaṃ karomi
  • kṛtāñjalī -
  • kṛtāñjali (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    kṛtāñjali (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • sarvi -
  • sthitāḥ -
  • sthita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    sthitā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    sthā -> sthita (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √sthā class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √sthā class 1 verb]
    sthā -> sthitā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √sthā class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √sthā class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √sthā class 1 verb]
  • sagau -
  • sagu (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    sagu (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
    sag (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • auravā* -
  • aurava (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • artham -
  • artha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    artha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Cannot analyse cintemi*ka
  • katham -
  • katham (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    katham (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kathā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    katha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    katha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • karomi -
  • kṛ (verb class 8)
    [present active first single]
  • Line 2: “ahaṃ ca bodhīya vadāmi varṇān ime ca duḥkhairabhibhūta sattvāḥ
  • aham -
  • aha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • bodhī -
  • bodhi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    bodhin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single]
    bodhin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • iya -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [perfect active second plural]
  • vadāmi -
  • vad (verb class 1)
    [present active first single]
  • varṇān -
  • varṇa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • ime -
  • iyam (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    idam (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    idam (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    idam (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • duḥkhair -
  • duḥkha (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    duḥkha (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • abhibhūta -
  • abhibhūta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    abhibhūta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sattvāḥ -
  • sattva (noun, masculine)
    [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 2.116

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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