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).

महाअभिज्ञासु सदा गतिंगतः प्रतिसंविदानां च अभूषि लाभी ।
सत्त्वान चो इन्द्रियगोचरज्ञो धर्मं च देशेति सदा विशुद्धम् ॥ १० ॥

mahāabhijñāsu sadā gatiṃgataḥ pratisaṃvidānāṃ ca abhūṣi lābhī |
sattvāna co indriyagocarajño dharmaṃ ca deśeti sadā viśuddham || 10 ||

He has always been accomplished in the sublime transcendent faculties and endowed with the distinctive qualifications of an Arhat; he knew the faculties and range of (other) beings, and has always preached the perfectly pure law.

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

Mah, Maha, Abhijna, Sada, Gat, Ingat, Pratisamvida, Abhu, Ush, Labhin, Sattva, Indriyagocara, Jna, Dharma, Desha, Iti, Vishuddha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 8.10). 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: “mahāabhijñāsu sadā gatiṃgataḥ pratisaṃvidānāṃ ca abhūṣi lābhī
  • mahā -
  • maha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    maha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    mahat (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    mah (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    mahā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    mah (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • abhijñāsu -
  • abhijñā (noun, feminine)
    [locative plural]
  • sadā* -
  • sada (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    sadā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • gat -
  • gat (noun, masculine)
    [compound]
    gat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • iṅgataḥ -
  • iṅg -> iṅgat (participle, masculine)
    [accusative plural from √iṅg class 1 verb], [ablative single from √iṅg class 1 verb], [genitive single from √iṅg class 1 verb]
    iṅg -> iṅgat (participle, neuter)
    [ablative single from √iṅg class 1 verb], [genitive single from √iṅg class 1 verb]
    iṅg (verb class 1)
    [present active third dual]
  • pratisaṃvidānām -
  • pratisaṃvidā (noun, feminine)
    [genitive plural]
    pratisaṃvida (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    pratisaṃvida (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • abhū -
  • abhū (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
  • uṣi -
  • uṣ (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
  • lābhī -
  • lābhin (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “sattvāna co indriyagocarajño dharmaṃ ca deśeti sadā viśuddham
  • sattvān -
  • sattva (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • a -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • co -
  • indriyagocara -
  • indriyagocara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    indriyagocara (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • jño* -
  • jña (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • dharmam -
  • dharma (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    dharman (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    dharman (noun, neuter)
    [adverb]
    dharmā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • deśe -
  • deśa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    deśā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • iti -
  • iti (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    iti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • sadā* -
  • sada (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    sadā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • viśuddham -
  • viśuddha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    viśuddha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    viśuddhā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 8.10

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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