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).

य इमं सूत्र भाषेत पर्षासु च विशारदः ।
अनोलीनः प्रकाशेया गुणांस्तस्य शृणुष्व मे ॥ १ ॥

ya imaṃ sūtra bhāṣeta parṣāsu ca viśāradaḥ |
anolīnaḥ prakāśeyā guṇāṃstasya śṛṇuṣva me || 1 ||

Hear from me what good qualities shall belong to him who unhesitatingly and undismayed shall preach this Sutra to the congregated assembly.

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

Yah, Yat, Idam, Sutra, Parsha, Visharada, Ano, Ana, Anas, Anu, Lina, Prakasha, Guna, Tad, Asmad,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 18.1). 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: “ya imaṃ sūtra bhāṣeta parṣāsu ca viśāradaḥ
  • ya*i -
  • 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]
  • im -
  • i (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • imam -
  • idam (pronoun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • sūtra -
  • sūtra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • bhāṣeta -
  • bhāṣ (verb class 1)
    [optative middle third single]
  • parṣāsu -
  • parṣā (noun, feminine)
    [locative plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • viśāradaḥ -
  • viśārada (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line 2: “anolīnaḥ prakāśeyā guṇāṃstasya śṛṇuṣva me
  • ano -
  • ano (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    anas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    ana (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    anu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    anu (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • līnaḥ -
  • līna (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    -> līna (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √ class 1 verb], [nominative single from √ class 4 verb], [nominative single from √ class 9 verb]
  • prakāśe -
  • prakāśa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    prakāśa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    prakāśā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • iyā* -
  • ī (noun, feminine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    ī (noun, masculine)
    [ablative single], [genitive single]
    i (verb class 2)
    [optative active second single]
  • guṇāṃs -
  • guṇa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • tasya -
  • tas -> tasya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √tas]
    ta (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    tas (verb class 4)
    [imperative active second single]
  • śṛṇu -
  • śru (verb class 5)
    [imperative active second single]
  • ṣva -
  • me -
  • ma (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ma (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    asmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 18.1

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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