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).

ते भोन्ति संनिकृष्टा वै बुद्धज्ञानस्य पण्डिताः ।
यथैव चार्द्रे पांसुस्मिन् आसन्नं जलमुच्यते ॥ २२ ॥

te bhonti saṃnikṛṣṭā vai buddhajñānasya paṇḍitāḥ |
yathaiva cārdre pāṃsusmin āsannaṃ jalamucyate || 22 ||

Are wise and near Buddha-knowledge, even as from the moisture of sand may be inferred that water is near.

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

Tad, Yushmad, Samnikrishta, Buddhajnana, Pandita, Yatha, Ardra, Asanna, Jala, Ucyat,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 10.22). 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: “te bhonti saṃnikṛṣṭā vai buddhajñānasya paṇḍitāḥ
  • te -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [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]
  • Cannot analyse bhonti*sa
  • saṃnikṛṣṭā* -
  • saṃnikṛṣṭa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    saṃnikṛṣṭā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • vai -
  • (verb class 1)
    [present middle first single], [imperative middle first single]
  • buddhajñānasya -
  • buddhajñāna (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • paṇḍitāḥ -
  • paṇḍita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    paṇḍitā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    paṇḍ -> paṇḍita (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √paṇḍ class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √paṇḍ class 1 verb], [nominative plural from √paṇḍ class 10 verb], [vocative plural from √paṇḍ class 10 verb]
    paṇḍ -> paṇḍitā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √paṇḍ class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √paṇḍ class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √paṇḍ class 1 verb], [nominative plural from √paṇḍ class 10 verb], [vocative plural from √paṇḍ class 10 verb], [accusative plural from √paṇḍ class 10 verb]
  • Line 2: “yathaiva cārdre pāṃsusmin āsannaṃ jalamucyate
  • yathai -
  • yathā (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    yathā (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yathā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • aiva -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active first dual]
  • -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • ārdre -
  • ārdra (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ārdra (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    ārdrā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • Cannot analyse pāṃsusmin*ās
  • āsannam -
  • āsanna (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    āsanna (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    āsannā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • jalam -
  • jala (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    jala (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    jalā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • ucyate -
  • uc -> ucyat (participle, masculine)
    [dative single from √uc class 4 verb]
    uc -> ucyat (participle, neuter)
    [dative single from √uc class 4 verb]
    vac (verb class 2)
    [present passive third single]
    vac (verb class 3)
    [present passive third single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 10.22

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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