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).

चित्रध्वज अक्षयोमती एतमर्थं परिपृच्छि कारणात् ।
केना जिनपुत्र हेतुना उच्यते हि अवलोकितेश्वरः ॥ १ ॥

citradhvaja akṣayomatī etamarthaṃ paripṛcchi kāraṇāt |
kenā jinaputra hetunā ucyate hi avalokiteśvaraḥ || 1 ||

Kitradhvaga asked Akshayamati the following question: For what reason, son of Gina, is Avalokitesvara (so) called?

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

Citradhvaja, Akshaya, Mati, Eta, Esha, Artha, Shi, Karana, Kena, Jinaputra, Hetu, Ucyat, Avalokiteshvara,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 24.1). 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.

  • Line1: “citradhvaja akṣayomatī etamarthaṃ paripṛcchi kāraṇāt”
  • citradhvaja -
  • citradhvaja (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    citradhvaja (vocative single)
  • akṣayo -
  • akṣaya (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    akṣayaḥ (nominative single)
    kṣi (verb class 1); (1 der.)
    akṣayaḥ (imperfect active second single)
    kṣī (verb class 1); (1 der.)
    akṣayaḥ (imperfect active second single)
  • matī -
  • matī (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    (compound)
    matī (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    matī (nominative single)
    mati (noun, feminine); (3 der.)
    matī (nominative dual)
    matī (vocative dual)
    matī (accusative dual)
    mati (noun, masculine); (3 der.)
    matī (nominative dual)
    matī (vocative dual)
    matī (accusative dual)
  • etam -
  • eta (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    etam (adverb)
    etam (accusative single)
    eta (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    etam (adverb)
    etam (nominative single)
    etam (accusative single)
    etā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    etam (adverb)
    eṣa (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    etam (accusative single)
  • artham -
  • artha (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    artham (adverb)
    artham (accusative single)
    artha (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    artham (adverb)
    artham (nominative single)
    artham (accusative single)
  • pari -
  • pari (indeclinable adverb); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable adverb)
    pari (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable)
  • pṛcch -
  • pṛt (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
  • śi -
  • śi (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
    śī (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    śi (adverb)
    śi (adverb)
    śī (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    śi (adverb)
    śī (noun, neuter); (5 der.)
    śi (compound)
    śi (adverb)
    śi (nominative single)
    śi (vocative single)
    śi (accusative single)
  • kāraṇāt -
  • kāraṇa (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    kāraṇāt (adverb)
    kāraṇāt (ablative single)
  • Line2: “kenā jinaputra hetunā ucyate hi avalokiteśvaraḥ”
  • kenā* -
  • kena (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    kenāḥ (nominative plural)
    kenāḥ (vocative plural)
  • jinaputra -
  • jinaputra (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    jinaputra (vocative single)
  • hetunā -
  • hetu (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    hetunā (instrumental single)
  • ucyate -
  • uc -> ucyat (participle, masculine); (1 der.)
    ucyate (dative single), from √uc (class 4 verb)
    uc -> ucyat (participle, neuter); (1 der.)
    ucyate (dative single), from √uc (class 4 verb)
    vac (verb class 2); (1 der.)
    ucyate (present passive third single)
    vac (verb class 3); (1 der.)
    ucyate (present passive third single)
  • hi -
  • hi (indeclinable particle); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable particle)
  • avalokiteśvaraḥ -
  • avalokiteśvara (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    avalokiteśvaraḥ (nominative single)

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 24.1

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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