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).

यो धर्मु भाषे परिषाय मध्ये असङ्गप्राप्तो वदि युक्तमानसः ।
दृष्टान्तकोटीनयुतैरनेकैस्तस्येद सूत्रं उपदर्शयेसि ॥ १४४ ॥

yo dharmu bhāṣe pariṣāya madhye asaṅgaprāpto vadi yuktamānasaḥ |
dṛṣṭāntakoṭīnayutairanekaistasyeda sūtraṃ upadarśayesi || 144 ||

To one who in the congregation, without any hesitation and distraction of mind, speaks to expound the law, with many myriads of kotis of illustrations, thou mayst manifest this Sutra.

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

Bhasha, Parisha, Aya, Madhye, Madhya, Asanga, Prapta, Vadi, Yuktam, Yukta, Anasa, Drishtanta, Koti, Nayuta, Aneka, Sutra, Upada, Risha, Yah, Yat,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 3.144). 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: “yo dharmu bhāṣe pariṣāya madhye asaṅgaprāpto vadi yuktamānasaḥ
  • yo* -
  • Cannot analyse dharmu*bh
  • bhāṣe -
  • bhāṣā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    bhāṣa (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    bhāṣa (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    bhāṣ (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single]
  • pariṣā -
  • pariṣā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • aya -
  • aya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    e (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
  • madhye -
  • madhye (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    madhya (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    madhya (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    madhyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • asaṅga -
  • asaṅga (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    asaṅga (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • prāpto* -
  • prāpta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • vadi -
  • vadi (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    vadi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    vadi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    vadi (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • yuktam -
  • yuktam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    yukta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    yukta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    yuktā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    yuj -> yukta (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √yuj class 7 verb]
    yuj -> yukta (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √yuj class 7 verb], [accusative single from √yuj class 7 verb]
  • ānasaḥ -
  • ānasa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “dṛṣṭāntakoṭīnayutairanekaistasyeda sūtraṃ upadarśayesi
  • dṛṣṭānta -
  • dṛṣṭānta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • koṭī -
  • koṭī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    koṭi (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • nayutair -
  • nayuta (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
  • anekais -
  • aneka (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    aneka (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • tasyed -
  • tas (verb class 4)
    [optative active third single]
  • a -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sūtram -
  • sūtra (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • upadar -
  • upada (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    upada (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    upadā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    upadā (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
  • ṛśa -
  • ṛśa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ye -
  • ya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
  • si -
  • si (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 3.144

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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