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).

अतश्च आश्चर्यतरं वदामि श्रुत्वान यो धर्ममिमं सुभाषितम् ।
अनुमोदि एकं पि भणेय वाचं कृत सर्वबुद्धान भवेय पूजा ॥ १३८ ॥

ataśca āścaryataraṃ vadāmi śrutvāna yo dharmamimaṃ subhāṣitam |
anumodi ekaṃ pi bhaṇeya vācaṃ kṛta sarvabuddhāna bhaveya pūjā || 138 ||

(So wonderful) and far more wonderful is the law I proclaim. Any one who, on hearing a good exposition of it, shall cheerfully accept it and recite but one word of it, will have done honour to all 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 (2.138). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Atah, Ashcarya, Tara, Ana, Yah, Dharma, Idam, Subhashita, Anumodin, Eka, Bhana, Vac, Vaca, Krita, Saru, Sarva, Abuddha, Bhava, Bhu, Puja,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 2.138). 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: “ataśca āścaryataraṃ vadāmi śrutvāna yo dharmamimaṃ subhāṣitam
  • ataś -
  • ataḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • ca* -
  • ca (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • āścarya -
  • āścarya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    āścarya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • taram -
  • tara (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    tara (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    tarā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • vadāmi -
  • vad (verb class 1)
    [present active first single]
  • śrutvā -
  • śru -> śrutvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √śru]
  • ana -
  • ana (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • yo* -
  • yaḥ (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    ya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • dharmam -
  • dharma (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    dharman (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    dharman (noun, neuter)
    [adverb]
    dharmā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • imam -
  • idam (pronoun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • subhāṣitam -
  • subhāṣita (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    subhāṣita (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    subhāṣitā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • Line 2: “anumodi ekaṃ pi bhaṇeya vācaṃ kṛta sarvabuddhāna bhaveya pūjā
  • anumodi -
  • anumodin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    anumodin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • ekam -
  • eka (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    eka (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • Cannot analyse pi*bh
  • bhaṇe -
  • bhaṇa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    bhaṇa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    bhaṇ (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • iya -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [perfect active second plural]
  • vācam -
  • vācā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    vāca (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    vāc (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • kṛta -
  • kṛta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kṛta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    kṛ -> kṛta (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √kṛ class 1 verb], [vocative single from √kṛ class 2 verb], [vocative single from √kṛ class 5 verb], [vocative single from √kṛ class 8 verb]
    kṛ -> kṛta (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √kṛ class 1 verb], [vocative single from √kṛ class 2 verb], [vocative single from √kṛ class 5 verb], [vocative single from √kṛ class 8 verb]
    kṛ (verb class 1)
    [injunctive middle third single]
    kṛ (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second plural], [injunctive middle third single]
    kṛ (verb class 5)
    [injunctive middle third single]
    kṛ (verb class 8)
    [injunctive middle third single]
  • sarva -
  • 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, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sarva (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • abuddhān -
  • abuddha (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • a -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • bhave -
  • bhava (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    bhava (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    bhu (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    bhu (noun, feminine)
    [dative single]
    bhavā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    bhū (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • iya -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [perfect active second plural]
  • pūjā -
  • pūjā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 2.138

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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