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).

Chapter 5 - On Plants

dharmarājā ahaṃ loke utpanno bhavamardanaḥ |
dharmaṃ bhāṣāmi sattvānāmadhimuktiṃ vijāniya || 1 ||
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dhīrabuddhī mahāvīrā ciraṃ rakṣanti bhāṣitam |
rahasyaṃ cāpi dhārenti na ca bhāṣanti prāṇinām || 2 ||
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durbodhyaṃ cāpi tajjñānaṃ sahasā śrutva bāliśāḥ |
kāṅkṣāṃ kuryuḥ sudurmedhāstato bhraṣṭā bhrameyu te || 3 ||
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yathāviṣayu bhāṣāmi yasya yādṛśakaṃ balam |
anyamanyehi arthehi dṛṣṭiṃ kurvāmi ujjukām || 4 ||
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yathāpi kāśyapā megho lokadhātūya unnataḥ |
sarvamonahatī cāpi chādayanto vasuṃdharām || 5 ||
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so ca vārisya saṃpūrṇo vidyunmālī mahāmbudaḥ |
nirnādayanta śabdena harṣayet sarvadehinaḥ || 6 ||
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sūryaraśmī nivāritvā śītalaṃ kṛtva maṇḍalam |
hastaprāpto 'vatiṣṭhanto vāri muñcet samantataḥ || 7 ||
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sa caiva mama muñceta āpaskandhamanalpakam |
prākharantaḥ samantena tarpayenmedinīmimām || 8 ||
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iha yā kāci medinyāṃ jātā oṣadhayo bhavet |
tṛṇagulmavanaspatyo drumā vātha mahādrumāḥ || 9 ||
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sasyāni vividhānyeva yadvāpi haritaṃ bhavet |
parvate kandare caiva nikuñjeṣu ca yadbhavet || 10 ||
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sarvān saṃtarpayenmeghastṛṇagulmavanaspatīn |
tṛṣitāṃ dharaṇīṃ tarpet pariṣiñcati cauṣadhīḥ || 11 ||
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tacca ekarasaṃ vāri meghamuktamihasthitam |
yathābalaṃ yathāviṣayaṃ tṛṇagulmā pibanti tat || 12 ||
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drumāśca ye keci mahādrumāśca khudrāka madhyāśca yathāvayāśca |
yathābalaṃ sarve pibanti vāri pibanti vardhanti yathecchakāmāḥ || 13 ||
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kāṇḍena nālena tvacā yathaiva śākhāpraśākhāya tathaiva patraiḥ |
vardhanti puṣpehi phalehi caiva meghābhivṛṣṭena mahauṣadhīyaḥ || 14 ||
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yathābalaṃ tā viṣayaśca yādṛśo yāsāṃ ca yad yādṛśakaṃ ca bījam |
svakasvakaṃ tāḥ prasavaṃ dadanti vāriṃ ca taṃ ekarasaṃ pramuktam || 15 ||
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emeva buddho 'pi ha loke kāśyapa utpadyate vāridharo va loke |
utpadya ca bhāṣati lokanātho bhūtāṃ cariṃ darśayate ca prāṇinām || 16 ||
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evaṃ ca saṃśrāvayate maharṣiḥ puraskṛto loke sadevake 'smin |
tathāgato 'haṃ dvipadottamo jino utpannu lokasmi yathaiva meghaḥ || 17 ||
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saṃtarpayiṣyāmyahu sarvasattvān saṃśuṣkagātrāṃstribhave vilagnān |
duḥkhena śuṣyanta sukhe sthapeyaṃ kāmāṃśca dāsyāmyahu nirvṛtiṃ ca || 18 ||
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śṛṇotha me devamanuṣyasaṃghā upasaṃkramadhvaṃ mama darśanāya |
tathāgato 'haṃ bhagavānanābhibhūḥ saṃtāraṇārthaṃ iha loki jātaḥ || 19 ||
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bhāṣāmi ca prāṇisahasrakoṭināṃ dharmaṃ viśuddhaṃ abhidarśanīyam |
ekā ca tasyo samatā tathatvaṃ yadidaṃ vimuktiścatha nirvṛtī ca || 20 ||
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svareṇa caikena vadāmi dharmaṃ bodhiṃ nidānaṃ kariyāna nityam |
samaṃ hi etadviṣamatva nāsti na kaści vidveṣu na rāgu vidyate || 21 ||
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anunīyatā mahya na kācidasti premā ca doṣaśca na me kahiṃcit |
samaṃ ca dharmaṃ pravadāmi dehināṃ yathaikasattvasya tathā parasya || 22 ||
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ananyakarmā pravadāmi dharmaṃ gacchantu tiṣṭhantu niṣīdamānaḥ |
niṣaṇṇa śayyāsanamāruhitvā kilāsitā mahya na jātu vidyate || 23 ||
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saṃtarpayāmī imu sarvalokaṃ megho va vāriṃ sama muñcamānaḥ |
āryeṣu nīceṣu ca tulyabuddhirduḥśīlabhūteṣvatha śīlavatsu || 24 ||
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vinaṣṭacāritra tathaiva ye narāścāritraācārasamanvitāśca |
dṛṣṭisthitā ye ca vinaṣṭadṛṣṭī samyagdṛśo ye cāviśuddhadṛṣṭayaḥ || 25 ||
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hīneṣu cotkṛṣṭamatīṣu cāpi mṛdvindriyeṣu pravadāmi dharmam |
kilāsitāṃ sarva vivarjayitvā samyak pramuñcāmyahu dharmavarṣam || 26 ||
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yathābalaṃ ca śruṇiyāna mahyaṃ vividhāsu bhūmīṣu pratiṣṭhihanti |
deveṣu martyeṣu manorameṣu śakreṣu brahmeṣvatha cakravartiṣu || 27 ||
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kṣudrānukṣudrā ima oṣadhīyo kṣudrīka etā iha yāva loke |
anyā ca madhyā mahatī ca oṣadhī śṛṇotha tāḥ sarva prakāśayiṣye || 28 ||
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anāsravaṃ dharma prajānamānā nirvāṇaprāptā viharanti ye narāḥ |
ṣaḍabhijña traividya bhavanti ye ca sā kṣudrikā oṣadhi saṃpravuttā || 29 ||
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girikandeṣū viharanti ye ca pratyekabodhiṃ spṛhayanti ye narāḥ |
ye īdṛśā madhyaviśuddhabuddhayaḥ sā madhyamā oṣadhi saṃpravuttā || 30 ||
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ye prārthayante puruṣarṣabhatvaṃ buddho bhaviṣye naradevanāthaḥ |
vīryaṃ ca dhyānaṃ ca niṣevamāṇāḥ sā oṣadhī agra iyaṃ pravuccati || 31 ||
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ye cāpi yuktāḥ sugatasya putrā maitrīṃ niṣevantiha śāntacaryām |
niṣkāṅkṣaprāptā puruṣarṣabhatve ayaṃ drumo vucyati evarūpaḥ || 32 ||
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avivarticakraṃ hi pravartayantā ṛddhībalasmin sthita ye ca dhīrāḥ |
pramocayanto bahu prāṇikoṭī mahādrumo so ca pravuccate hi || 33 ||
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samaśca so dharma jinena bhāṣito meghena vā vāri samaṃ pramuktam |
citrā abhijñā ima evarūpā yathauṣadhīyo dharaṇītalasthāḥ || 34 ||
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anena dṛṣṭāntanidarśanena upāyu jānāhi tathāgatasya |
yathā ca so bhāṣati ekadharmaṃ nānāniruktī jalabindavo vā || 35 ||
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mamāpi co varṣatu dharmavarṣaṃ loko hyayaṃ tarpitu bhoti sarvaḥ |
yathābalaṃ cānuvicintayanti subhāṣitaṃ ekarasaṃ pi dharmam || 36 ||
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tṛṇagulmakā vā yatha varṣamāṇe madhyā pi vā oṣadhiyo yathaiva |
drumā pi vā te ca mahādrumā vā yatha śobhayante daśadikṣu sarve || 37 ||
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iyaṃ sadā lokahitāya dharmatā tarpeti dharmeṇimu sarvalokam |
saṃtarpitaścāpyatha sarvalokaḥ pramuñcate oṣadhi puṣpakāṇi || 38 ||
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madhyāpi ca oṣadhiyo vivardhayī arhanta ye te sthita āsravakṣaye |
pratyekabuddhā vanaṣaṇḍacāriṇo niṣpādayī dharmamimaṃ subhāṣitam || 39 ||
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bahubodhisattvāḥ smṛtimanta dhīrāḥ sarvatra traidhātuki ye gatiṃgatāḥ |
paryeṣamāṇā imamagrabodhiṃ drumā va vardhanti ti nityakālam || 40 ||
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ye ṛddhimantaścatudhyānadhyāyino ye śūnyatāṃ śrutva janenti prītim |
raśmīsahasrāṇi pramuñcamānāste caiva vuccanti mahādrumā iha || 41 ||
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etādṛśī kāśyapa dharmadeśanā meghena vā vāri samaṃ pramuktam |
bahvī vivardhanti mahauṣadhīyo manuṣyapuṣpāṇi anantakāni || 42 ||
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svapratyayaṃ dharma prakāśayāmi kālena darśemi ca buddhabodhim |
upāyakauśalyu mamaitadagraṃ sarveṣa co lokavināyakānām || 43 ||
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paramārtha evaṃ mayaṃ bhūtabhāṣito te śrāvakāḥ sarvi na enti nirvṛtim |
caranti ete vara bodhicārikāṃ buddhā bhaviṣyantimi sarvaśrāvakāḥ || 44 ||
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candrasūryaprabhā yadvannipatanti samaṃ nṛṣu |
guṇavatsvatha pāpeṣu prabhāyā nonapūrṇatā || 45 ||
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tathāgatasya prajñābhā samā hyādityacandravat |
sarvasattvān vinayate na conā naiva cādhikā || 46 ||
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yathā kulālo mṛdbhāṇḍaṃ kurvan mṛtsu samāsvapi |
bhavanti bhājanā tasya guḍakṣīradhṛtāmbhasām || 47 ||
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aśuceḥ kānicittatra dadhno 'nyāni bhavanti tu |
mṛdamekāṃ sa gṛhṇāti kurvan bhāṇḍāni bhārgavaḥ || 48 ||
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yādṛk prakṣipyate dravyaṃ bhājanaṃ tena lakṣyate |
sattvāviśeṣe 'pi tathā rucibhedāttathāgatāḥ || 49 ||
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yānabhedaṃ varṇayanti buddhayānaṃ tu niṃścitam |
saṃsāracakrasyājñānānnirvṛtiṃ na vijānate || 50 ||
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yastu śūnyān vijānāti dharmānātmavivarjitān |
saṃbuddhānāṃ bhagavatāṃ bodhiṃ jānāti tattvataḥ || 51 ||
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prajñāmadhyavyavasthānāt pratyekajina ucyate |
śūnyajñānavihīnatvācchrāvakaḥ saṃprabhāṣyate || 52 ||
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sarvadharmāvabodhāttu samyaksaṃbuddha ucyate |
tenopāyaśatairnityaṃ dharmaṃ deśeti prāṇinām || 53 ||
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yathā hi kaścijjātyandhaḥ sūryendugrahatārakāḥ |
apaśyannevamāhāsau nāsti rūpāṇi sarvaśaḥ || 54 ||
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jātyandhe tu mahāvaidyaḥ kāruṇyaṃ saṃniveśya ha |
himavantaṃ sa gatvāna tiryagūrdhvamadhastathā || 55 ||
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sarvavarṇarasthānā nagāllabhata oṣadhīḥ |
evamādīścatasro 'tha prayogamakarottataḥ || 56 ||
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dantaiḥ saṃcūrṇya kāṃcittu piṣṭvā cānyāṃ tathāparām |
sūcyagreṇa praveśyāṅge jātyandhāya prayojayet || 57 ||
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sa labdhacakṣuḥ saṃpaśyet sūryendugrahatārakāḥ |
evaṃ cāsya bhavetpūrvajñānāttadudāhṛtam || 58 ||
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evaṃ sattvā mahājñānā jātyandhāḥ saṃsaranti hi |
pratītyotpādacakrasya ajñānādduḥkhavartmanaḥ || 59 ||
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evamajñānasaṃmūḍhe loke sarvaviduttamaḥ |
tathāgato mahāvaidya utpannaḥ karuṇātmakaḥ || 60 ||
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upāyakuśalaḥ śāstā saddharmaṃ deśayatyasau |
anuttarāṃ buddhabodhiṃ deśayatyagrayānike || 61 ||
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prakāśayati madhyāṃ tu madhyaprajñāya nāyakaḥ |
saṃsārabhīrave bodhimanyāṃ saṃvarṇayatyapi || 62 ||
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traidhātukānniḥsṛtasya śrāvakasya vijānataḥ |
bhavatyevaṃ mayā prāptaṃ nirvāṇamamalaṃ śivam |
tāmeva tatra prakāśemi naitannirvāṇamucyate |
sarvadharmāvabodhāttu nirvāṇaṃ prāpyate 'mṛtam || 63 ||
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maharṣayo yathā tasmai karuṇāṃ saṃniveśya vai |
kathayanti ca mūḍho 'si mā te 'bhūjjñānavānaham || 64 ||
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abhyantarāvasthitastvaṃ yadā bhavasi koṣṭhake |
bahiryadvartate tadvai na jānīṣe tvamalpadhīḥ || 65 ||
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yo 'bhyantare 'vasthitastu bahirjñātaṃ kṛtākṛtam |
so adyāpi na jānāti kutastvaṃ vetsyase 'lpadhīḥ || 66 ||
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pañcayojanamātraṃ tu yaḥ śabdo niścarediha |
taṃ śrotuṃ na samartho 'si prāgevānyaṃ vidūrataḥ || 67 ||
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tvayi ye pāpacitta vā anunītāstathāpare |
te na śakyaṃ tvayā jñātumabhimānaḥ kuto 'sti te || 68 ||
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krośamātre 'pi gantavye padavīṃ na vinā gatiḥ |
mātuḥ kukṣau ca yadvṛttaṃ vismṛtaṃ tattadeva te || 69 ||
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abhijñā yasya pañcaitāḥ sa sarvajña ihocyate |
tvaṃ mohādapyakiṃcijjñaḥ sarvajño 'smīti bhāṣase || 70 ||
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sarvajñatvaṃ prārthayase yadyabhijñābhinirhareḥ |
taṃ cābhijñābhinirhāramaraṇyastho vicintaya |
dharmaṃ viśuddhaṃ tena tvamabhijñāḥ pratilapsyase || 71 ||
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so 'rthaṃ gṛhya gato 'raṇyaṃ cintayet susamāhitaḥ |
abhijñāḥ prāptavān pañca nacireṇa guṇānvitaḥ || 72 ||
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tathaiva śrāvakāḥ sarve prāptanirvāṇasaṃjñinaḥ |
jino 'tha deśayettasmai viśrāmo 'yaṃ na nirvṛtiḥ || 73 ||
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upāya eṣa buddhānāṃ vadanti yadimaṃ nayam |
sarvajñatvamṛte nāsti nirvāṇaṃ tatsamārabha || 74 ||
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tryadhvajñānamanantaṃ ca ṣaṭ ca pāramitāḥ śubhāḥ |
śūnyatāmanimittaṃ ca praṇidhānavivarjitam || 75 ||
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bodhicittaṃ ca ye cānye dharmā nirvāṇagāminaḥ |
sāsravānāsravāḥ śāntāḥ sarve gaganasaṃnibhāḥ || 76 ||
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brahmavihārāścatvāraḥ saṃgrahā ye ca kīrtitāḥ |
sattvānāṃ vinayārthāya kīrtitāḥ paramarṣibhiḥ || 77 ||
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yaśca dharmān vijānāti māyāsvapnasvabhāvakān |
kadalīskandhaniḥsārān pratiśrutkāsamānakān || 78 ||
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tatsvabhāvaṃ ca jānāti traidhātukamaśeṣataḥ |
abaddhamavimuktaṃ ca na vijānāti nirvṛtim || 79 ||
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sarvadharmān samān śūnyānnirnānākaraṇātmakān |
na caitān prekṣate nāpi kiṃciddharmaṃ vipaśyati || 80 ||
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sa paśyati mahāprajño dharmakāyamaśeṣataḥ |
nāsti yānatrayaṃ kiṃcidekayānamihāsti tu || 81 ||
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sarvadharmāḥ samāḥ sarve samāḥ samasamāḥ sadā |
evaṃ jñātvā vijānāti nirvāṇamamṛtaṃ śivam || 82 ||
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Other print editions:

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

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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