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).

Chapter 15 - Duration of Life of the Tathagata

acintiyā kalpasahasrakoṭyo yāsāṃ pramāṇaṃ na kadāci vidyate |
prāptā mayā eṣa tadāgrabodhirdharmaṃ ca deśemyahu nityakālam || 1 ||
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samādapemī bahubodhisattvān bauddhasmi jñānasmi sthapemi caiva |
sattvāna koṭīnayutānanekān paripācayāmī bahukalpakoṭyaḥ || 2 ||
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nirvāṇabhūmiṃ cupadarśayāmi vinayārtha sattvāna vadāmyupāyam |
na cāpi nirvāmyahu tasmi kāle ihaiva co dharmu prakāśayāmi || 3 ||
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tatrāpi cātmānamadhiṣṭhahāmi sarvāṃśca sattvāna tathaiva cāham |
viparītabuddhī ca narā vimūḍhāḥ tatraiva tiṣṭhantu na paśyiṣū mām || 4 ||
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parinirvṛtaṃ dṛṣṭva mamātmabhāvaṃ dhātūṣu pūjāṃ vividhāṃ karonti |
māṃ cā apaśyanti janenti tṛṣṇāṃ tatorjukaṃ citta prabhoti teṣām || 5 ||
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ṛjū yadā te mṛdumārdavāśca utsṛṣṭakāmāśca bhavanti sattvāḥ |
tato ahaṃ śrāvakasaṃgha kṛtvāḥ ātmāna darśemyahu gṛdhrakūṭe || 6 ||
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evaṃ ca haṃ teṣa vadāmi paścāt ihaiva nāhaṃ tada āsi nirvṛtaḥ |
upāyakauśalya mameti bhikṣavaḥ punaḥ puno bhomyahu jīvaloke || 7 ||
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anyehi sattvehi puraskṛto 'haṃ teṣāṃ prakāśemi mamāgrabodhim |
yūyaṃ ca śabdaṃ na śṛṇotha mahyaṃ anyatra so nirvṛtu lokanāthaḥ || 8 ||
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paśyāmyahaṃ sattva vihanyamānān na cāhu darśemi tadātmabhāvam |
spṛhentu tāvanmama darśanasya tṛṣitāna saddharmu prakāśayiṣye || 9 ||
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sadādhiṣṭhānaṃ mama etadīdṛśaṃ acintiyā kalpasahasrakoṭyaḥ |
na ca cyavāmī itu gṛdhrakūṭāt anyāsu śayyāsanakoṭibhiśca || 10 ||
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yadāpi sattvā ima lokadhātuṃ paśyanti kalpenti ca dahyamānam |
tadāpi cedaṃ mama buddhakṣetraṃ paripūrṇa bhotī marumānuṣāṇām || 11 ||
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krīḍā ratī teṣa vicitra bhoti udyānaprāsādavimānakoṭyaḥ |
pratimaṇḍitaṃ ratnamayaiśca parvatairdrumaistathā puṣpaphalairupetaiḥ || 12 ||
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upariṃ ca devābhihananti tūryān mandāravarṣaṃ ca visarjayanti |
mamaṃ ca abhyokiri śrāvakāṃśca ye cānya bodhāviha prasthitā vidū || 13 ||
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evaṃ ca me kṣetramidaṃ sadā sthitaṃ anye ca kalpentimu dahyamānam |
subhairavaṃ paśyiṣu lokadhātuṃ upadrutaṃ śokaśatābhikīrṇam || 14 ||
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na cāpi me nāma śṛṇonti jātu tathāgatānāṃ bahukalpakoṭibhiḥ |
dharmasya vā mahya gaṇasya cāpi pāpasya karmasya phalevarūpam || 15 ||
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lyadā tu sattvā mṛdu mārdavāśca utpanna bhontīha manuṣyaloke |
utpannamātrāśca śubhena karmaṇā paśyanti māṃ dharmu prakāśayantam || 16 ||
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na cāhu bhāṣāmi kadāci teṣāṃ imāṃ kriyāmīdṛśikīmanuttarām |
teno ahaṃ dṛṣṭa cirasya bhomi tato 'sya bhāṣāmi sudurlabhā jināḥ || 17 ||
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etādṛśaṃ jñānabalaṃ mayedaṃ prabhāsvaraṃ yasya na kaścidantaḥ |
āyuśca me dīrghamanantakalpaṃ samupārjitaṃ pūrva caritva caryām || 18 ||
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mā saṃśayaṃ atra kurudhva paṇḍitā vicikitsitaṃ co jahathā aśeṣam |
bhūtāṃ prabhāṣāmyahameta vācaṃ mṛṣā mamā naiva kadāci vāg bhavet || 19 ||
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yathā hi so vaidya upāyaśikṣito viparītasaṃjñīna sutāna hetoḥ |
jīvantamātmāna mṛteti brūyāt taṃ vaidyu vijño na mṛṣeṇa codayet || 20 ||
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yameva haṃ lokapitā svayaṃbhūḥ cikitsakaḥ sarvaprajāna nāthaḥ |
viparīta mūḍhāṃśca viditva bālān anirvṛto nirvṛta darśayāmi || 21 ||
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kiṃ kāraṇaṃ mahyamabhīkṣṇadarśanād viśraddha bhontī abudhā ajānakāḥ |
viśvasta kāmeṣu pramatta bhontī pramādahetoḥ prapatanti durgatim || 22 ||
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cariṃ cariṃ jāniya nityakālaṃ vadāmi sattvāna tathā tathāham |
kathaṃ nu bodhāvupanāmayeyaṃ katha buddhadharmāṇa bhaveyu lābhinaḥ || 23 ||
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Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Duration of Life of the Tathagata

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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