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).

संपश्यमानो इदमेव चार्थं त्वां संदिशामी अहु शारिपुत्र ।
मा हैव त्वं बालजनस्य अग्रतो भाषिष्यसे सूत्रमिमेवरूपम् ॥ १३६ ॥

saṃpaśyamāno idameva cārthaṃ tvāṃ saṃdiśāmī ahu śāriputra |
mā haiva tvaṃ bālajanasya agrato bhāṣiṣyase sūtramimevarūpam || 136 ||

And since I am fully aware of it, I command thee, Sariputra, that thou shalt not expound a Sutra like this before foolish people.

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

Sampa, Shi, Idam, Eva, Artha, Tva, Yushmad, Sad, Sha, Amin, Adah, Ahu, Shariputra, Mas, Bala, Jana, Janas, Agratah, Agratas, Sutra, Iyam, Arupa,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 3.136). 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: “saṃpaśyamāno idameva cārthaṃ tvāṃ saṃdiśāmī ahu śāriputra
  • sampa -
  • sampa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • śya -
  • śi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    śī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    śī (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    śī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    śā (verb class 4)
    [imperative active second single]
  • amāno -
  • idam -
  • idam (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • eva -
  • eva (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    eva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    eva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • artham -
  • artha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    artha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • tvām -
  • tvā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [accusative single]
  • sandi -
  • sad (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • śā -
  • śa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    śa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • amī -
  • amin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    adaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
  • ahu -
  • ahu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    ahu (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    ahu (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • śāriputra -
  • śāriputra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “ haiva tvaṃ bālajanasya agrato bhāṣiṣyase sūtramimevarūpam
  • mā* -
  • ma (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    mās (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • haiva -
  • (verb class 1)
    [optative active first dual]
  • tvam -
  • tva (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    tva (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [nominative single]
  • bāla -
  • bāla (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bāla (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • janasya -
  • jana (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    jana (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    janas (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    jan (verb class 1)
    [present active second single]
  • agrato* -
  • agrataḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    agratas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • bhāṣiṣyase -
  • bhāṣ (verb class 1)
    [future middle second single]
  • sūtram -
  • sūtra (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • 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]
  • va -
  • u (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    ū (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    ū (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    ū (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    o (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    au (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    au (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    va (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    va (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • arūpam -
  • arūpa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    arūpa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    arūpā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 3.136

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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