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).

बहुकल्पकोटीपरिनिर्वृतो ऽपि सो नाम अद्यापि शृणोति धर्मम् ।
तहिं तहिं गच्छति धर्महेतोः सुदुर्लभो धर्म यमेवरूपः ॥ २ ॥

bahukalpakoṭīparinirvṛto 'pi so nāma adyāpi śṛṇoti dharmam |
tahiṃ tahiṃ gacchati dharmahetoḥ sudurlabho dharma yamevarūpaḥ || 2 ||

Albeit completely extinct for many kotis of Aeons, he yet now comes to hear the law; for the law's sake he moves hither and thither; very rare (and very precious) is a law like this.

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Glossary of Sanskrit terms

Note: This extracts Sanskrit terms and links to English definitions from the glossary, based on an experimental segmentation of verse (11.2). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Bahukalpa, Koti, Parinirvrita, Api, Sah, Naman, Adyapi, Dharma, Gacchat, Dharmahetu, Sudurlabha, Dharman, Yama, Iva, Rupa,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 11.2). 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: “bahukalpakoṭīparinirvṛto 'pi so nāma adyāpi śṛṇoti dharmam
  • bahukalpa -
  • bahukalpa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bahukalpa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • koṭī -
  • koṭī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    koṭi (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • parinirvṛto' -
  • parinirvṛta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • api -
  • api (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    ap (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
  • so* -
  • saḥ (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • nāma -
  • nāman (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • adyāpi -
  • adyāpi (indeclinable)
  • śṛṇoti -
  • śru (verb class 5)
    [present active third single]
  • dharmam -
  • dharma (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    dharman (noun, masculine)
    dharman (noun, neuter)
    dharmā (noun, feminine)
  • Line 2: “tahiṃ tahiṃ gacchati dharmahetoḥ sudurlabho dharma yamevarūpaḥ
  • Cannot analyse tahim*ta
  • Cannot analyse tahim*ga
  • gacchati -
  • gacchat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    gacchat (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    gam (verb class 1)
    [present active third single]
  • dharmahetoḥ -
  • dharmahetu (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
  • sudurlabho* -
  • sudurlabha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • dharma -
  • dharma (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    dharman (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • yame -
  • yama (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    yama (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    yamā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • iva -
  • iva (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iva (indeclinable)
  • rūpaḥ -
  • rūpa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 11.2

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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