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).

ये चेदं ज्ञान गम्भीरं शृण्वन्ति तव नायक ।
श्रुत्वा च अधिमुच्यन्ते उत्तरन्ति च नायक ॥ ४ ॥

ye cedaṃ jñāna gambhīraṃ śṛṇvanti tava nāyaka |
śrutvā ca adhimucyante uttaranti ca nāyaka || 4 ||

And that they listen to thy profound knowledge, O Leader, and that after listening to it they have put trust in it and understand it.

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

Yah, Yat, Ced, Jnana, Gambhira, Shrinvat, Yushmad, Nayaka, Adhi, Utta,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 14.4). 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: “ye cedaṃ jñāna gambhīraṃ śṛṇvanti tava nāyaka
  • ye -
  • ya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
  • ced -
  • ced (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ced (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • am -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    e (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • jñāna -
  • jñāna (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • gambhīram -
  • gambhīra (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    gambhīra (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    gambhīrā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • śṛṇvanti -
  • śru -> śṛṇvat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √śru class 5 verb], [vocative plural from √śru class 5 verb], [accusative plural from √śru class 5 verb]
    śru (verb class 5)
    [present active third plural]
  • tava -
  • yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [genitive single]
  • nāyaka -
  • nāyaka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    nāyaka (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Line 2: “śrutvā ca adhimucyante uttaranti ca nāyaka
  • śrutvā -
  • śru -> śrutvā (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √śru]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • adhim -
  • adhi (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
    adhi (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • ucyante -
  • vac (verb class 2)
    [present passive third plural]
    vac (verb class 3)
    [present passive third plural]
  • utta -
  • utta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    utta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ud -> utta (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √ud class 6 verb], [vocative single from √ud class 7 verb]
    ud -> utta (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √ud class 6 verb], [vocative single from √ud class 7 verb]
    und -> utta (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √und class 6 verb], [vocative single from √und class 7 verb]
    und -> utta (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √und class 6 verb], [vocative single from √und class 7 verb]
  • ranti -
  • ranti (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    ranti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • nāyaka -
  • nāyaka (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    nāyaka (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 14.4

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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