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).

एतादृशं क्षेत्रवरं भविष्यति पूर्णस्य संपूर्णगुणान्वितस्य ।
आकीर्ण सत्त्वेहि सुभद्रकेहि यत्किंचिमात्रं पि इदं प्रकाशितम् ॥ २० ॥

etādṛśaṃ kṣetravaraṃ bhaviṣyati pūrṇasya saṃpūrṇaguṇānvitasya |
ākīrṇa sattvehi subhadrakehi yatkiṃcimātraṃ pi idaṃ prakāśitam || 20 ||

Such shall be the excellent field of Purna, who is possessed of all good qualities; it shall abound with all goodly things, a small part (only) of which has here been mentioned.

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

Etadrish, Etadrisha, Kshetra, Varam, Vara, Bhavishyat, Purna, Sampurna, Gunanvita, Akirna, Sattva, Subhadraka, Idam, Prakashita,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 8.20). 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: “etādṛśaṃ kṣetravaraṃ bhaviṣyati pūrṇasya saṃpūrṇaguṇānvitasya
  • etādṛśam -
  • etādṛśa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    etādṛśa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    etādṛś (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • kṣetra -
  • kṣetra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • varam -
  • varam (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    vara (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    vara (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    varā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • bhaviṣyati -
  • bhaviṣyat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    bhaviṣyat (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    bhū (verb class 1)
    [future active third single]
  • pūrṇasya -
  • pūrṇa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    pūrṇa (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    pṝ -> pūrṇa (participle, masculine)
    [genitive single from √pṝ class 3 verb], [genitive single from √pṝ class 6 verb], [genitive single from √pṝ class 9 verb]
    pṝ -> pūrṇa (participle, neuter)
    [genitive single from √pṝ class 3 verb], [genitive single from √pṝ class 6 verb], [genitive single from √pṝ class 9 verb]
  • sampūrṇa -
  • sampūrṇa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    sampūrṇa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • guṇānvitasya -
  • guṇānvita (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    guṇānvita (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • Line 2: “ākīrṇa sattvehi subhadrakehi yatkiṃcimātraṃ pi idaṃ prakāśitam
  • ākīrṇa -
  • ākīrṇa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ākīrṇa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • sattve -
  • sattva (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    sattva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    sad -> sattvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √sad]
    sad -> sattvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √sad]
  • ihi -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second single]
  • subhadrake -
  • subhadraka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    subhadraka (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    subhadrakā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • ihi -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second single]
  • Cannot analyse yatkiñcimātram*pi
  • Cannot analyse pi*id
  • idam -
  • idam (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • prakāśitam -
  • prakāśita (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    prakāśita (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    prakāśitā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 8.20

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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