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).

विशिष्टरत्नान महन्तराशिर्मुहूर्तमात्रेणयमद्य लब्धः ।
न चिन्तितो नापि कदाचि प्रार्थितस्तं श्रुत्व आश्चर्यगताः स्म सर्वे ॥ २ ॥

viśiṣṭaratnāna mahantarāśirmuhūrtamātreṇayamadya labdhaḥ |
na cintito nāpi kadāci prārthitastaṃ śrutva āścaryagatāḥ sma sarve || 2 ||

In a short moment we have acquired a great heap of precious jewels such as we were not thinking of, nor requiring. All of us are astonished to hear it.

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

Vishishta, Ratna, Mahanta, Rashi, Muhurta, Atra, Yama, Labdhri, Labdha, Cintita, Nri, Api, Prarthita, Shrut, Yushmad, Ashcarya, Gata, Sma, Sarva,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 4.2). 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: “viśiṣṭaratnāna mahantarāśirmuhūrtamātreṇayamadya labdhaḥ
  • viśiṣṭa -
  • viśiṣṭa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    viśiṣṭa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ratnān -
  • ratna (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • a -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • mahanta -
  • mahanta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • rāśir -
  • rāśi (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • muhūrtam -
  • muhūrta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    muhūrtā (noun, feminine)
  • ātreṇa -
  • ātra (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • yama -
  • yama (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    yama (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • dya -
  • (verb class 4)
    [imperative active second single]
  • labdhaḥ -
  • labdhṛ (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    labdhṛ (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    labdha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    labh -> labdha (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √labh class 1 verb]
  • Line 2: “na cintito nāpi kadāci prārthitastaṃ śrutva āścaryagatāḥ sma sarve
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • cintito* -
  • cintita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    nṛ (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    api (Preverb)
  • Cannot analyse kadāci*pr
  • prārthitas -
  • prārthita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • tam -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    tan (noun, masculine)
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • śrut -
  • śrut (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    śrut (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    śrut (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • va* -
  • va (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [accusative plural], [dative plural], [genitive plural]
  • āścarya -
  • āścarya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    āścarya (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • gatāḥ -
  • gata (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    gatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • sma -
  • sma (indeclinable)
    sman (noun, masculine)
  • sarve -
  • sarva (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [locative single]
    sarva (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    sarvā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 4.2

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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