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).

एतानि चान्यानि च प्रातिहार्या गुणान्निदर्शेन्ति हितानुकम्पकाः ।
कथं नु ते हर्षित तस्मि काले धारेयु सूत्रं सुगतस्य निर्वृते ॥ ४ ॥

etāni cānyāni ca prātihāryā guṇānnidarśenti hitānukampakāḥ |
kathaṃ nu te harṣita tasmi kāle dhāreyu sūtraṃ sugatasya nirvṛte || 4 ||

Those and other miraculous qualities they display in their benevolence and compassion (with the view) that the creatures, gladly excited at the time, may (also) keep the Sutra after the complete extinction of the Sugata.

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

Eta, Etad, Ani, Hita, Uksh, Paka, Katham, Katha, Tad, Yushmad, Harshita, Kale, Kala, Dhara, Dhari, Sutra, Sugata, Nirvrita, Nirvriti,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 20.4). 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: “etāni cānyāni ca prātihāryā guṇānnidarśenti hitānukampakāḥ
  • etāni -
  • eta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    etad (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [accusative plural]
  • cānyā -
  • cam -> cānya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √cam]
    cam -> cānya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √cam]
  • ani -
  • ani (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    anī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • prātihāryā -
  • Cannot analyse guṇānnidarśenti*hi
  • hitān -
  • hita (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
    hi -> hita (participle, masculine)
    [accusative plural from √hi class 5 verb]
  • uk -
  • ukṣ (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    ukṣ (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • am -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    e (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • pakāḥ -
  • paka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • Line 2: “kathaṃ nu te harṣita tasmi kāle dhāreyu sūtraṃ sugatasya nirvṛte
  • katham -
  • katham (indeclinable interrogative)
    [indeclinable interrogative]
    katham (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kathā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
    katha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    katha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • nu -
  • nu (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    nu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    nau (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • 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]
  • harṣita -
  • harṣita (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    harṣita (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    hṛṣ -> harṣita (participle, masculine)
    [compound from √hṛṣ]
    hṛṣ -> harṣita (participle, neuter)
    [compound from √hṛṣ]
    hṛṣ -> harṣita (participle, masculine)
    [vocative single from √hṛṣ]
    hṛṣ -> harṣita (participle, neuter)
    [vocative single from √hṛṣ]
  • Cannot analyse tasmi*kā
  • kāle -
  • kāle (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    kāla (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    kāla (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    kālā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • dhāre -
  • dhāra (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    dhāra (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    dhārā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    dhāri (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    dhāri (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • yu -
  • yu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    yu (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    yu (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
  • sūtram -
  • sūtra (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • sugatasya -
  • sugata (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    sugata (noun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
  • nirvṛte -
  • nirvṛta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    nirvṛta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    nirvṛtā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    nirvṛti (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    nirvṛti (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]

Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 20.4

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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