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).

पूर्णं पि कल्पं अहु शारिपुत्र वदेयमाकार सहस्रकोट्यः ।
ये प्रस्थिता उत्तममग्रबोधिं तेषाग्रतः सूत्रमिदं वदेसि ॥ १४९ ॥

pūrṇaṃ pi kalpaṃ ahu śāriputra vadeyamākāra sahasrakoṭyaḥ |
ye prasthitā uttamamagrabodhiṃ teṣāgrataḥ sūtramidaṃ vadesi || 149 ||

During a full Aeon, Sariputra, I could speak of thousands of kotis of (connected) points, (but this suffices); thou mayst reveal this Sutra to all who are striving after the highest supreme enlightenment.

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

Purna, Kalpam, Kalpa, Ahu, Shariputra, Akara, Sahasrakoti, Yah, Yat, Prasthita, Uttamam, Uttama, Agrabodhi, Tad, Tan, Yushmad, Ish, Isha, Ishan, Agratah, Agratas, Sutra, Idam, Vada, Vadi,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 3.149). 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: “pūrṇaṃ pi kalpaṃ ahu śāriputra vadeyamākāra sahasrakoṭyaḥ
  • pūrṇam -
  • pūrṇa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    pūrṇa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    pūrṇā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    pṝ -> pūrṇa (participle, masculine)
    [accusative single from √pṝ class 3 verb], [accusative single from √pṝ class 6 verb], [accusative single from √pṝ class 9 verb]
    pṝ -> pūrṇa (participle, neuter)
    [nominative single from √pṝ class 3 verb], [accusative single from √pṝ class 3 verb], [nominative single from √pṝ class 6 verb], [accusative single from √pṝ class 6 verb], [nominative single from √pṝ class 9 verb], [accusative single from √pṝ class 9 verb]
  • Cannot analyse pi*ka
  • kalpam -
  • kalpam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kalpa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    kalpa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    kalpā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • 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]
  • vadeyam -
  • vad (verb class 1)
    [optative active first single]
  • ākāra -
  • ākāra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sahasrakoṭyaḥ -
  • sahasrakoṭī (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural], [ablative single], [genitive single]
    sahasrakoṭī (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • Line 2: “ye prasthitā uttamamagrabodhiṃ teṣāgrataḥ sūtramidaṃ vadesi
  • 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]
  • prasthitā* -
  • prasthita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    prasthitā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • uttamam -
  • uttamam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    uttama (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    uttama (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    uttamā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • agrabodhim -
  • agrabodhi (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • te -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    tan (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]
  • iṣā -
  • iṣa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    iṣa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    iṣan (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    iṣ (noun, feminine)
    [instrumental single]
    iṣ (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    iṣ (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
    iṣā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • agrataḥ -
  • agrataḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    agratas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • sūtram -
  • sūtra (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • idam -
  • idam (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • vade -
  • vada (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    vada (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    vadā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    vadi (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    vadi (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    vad (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single]
  • si -
  • si (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 3.149

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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