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).

अथ स दिशता विलोकिया प्रणिधीसागरु अक्षयोमति ।
चित्रध्वजो ऽध्यभाषत शृणु चर्यामवलोकितेश्वरे ॥ २ ॥

atha sa diśatā vilokiyā praṇidhīsāgaru akṣayomati |
citradhvajo 'dhyabhāṣata śṛṇu caryāmavalokiteśvare || 2 ||

And Akshayamati, that ocean of profound insight, after considering how the matter stood, spoke to Kitradhvaga: Listen to the conduct of Avalokitesvara.

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

Vilokin, Pranidhi, Agaru, Akshaya, Mati, Citradhvaja, Adhi, Cari, Carya, 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 24.2). 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: “atha sa diśatā vilokiyā praṇidhīsāgaru akṣayomati”
  • atha -
  • atha (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable)
  • sa -
  • sa (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    sa (vocative single)
    sa (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    sa (nominative single)
  • diśatā -
  • viloki -
  • vilokin (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    viloki (compound)
    viloki (adverb)
    vilokin (noun, neuter); (5 der.)
    viloki (compound)
    viloki (adverb)
    viloki (nominative single)
    viloki (vocative single)
    viloki (accusative single)
  • -
  • (indeclinable relative); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable relative)
    (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    (nominative single)
    (nominative single)
    (pronoun, feminine); (1 der.)
    (nominative single)
  • praṇidhī -
  • praṇidhī (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    (compound)
    praṇidhī (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    praṇidhī (nominative single)
    praṇidhi (noun, masculine); (3 der.)
    praṇidhī (nominative dual)
    praṇidhī (vocative dual)
    praṇidhī (accusative dual)
  • -
  • (indeclinable correlative); (2 der.)
    (indeclinable correlative)
    (indeclinable correlative)
    sa (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    sa (vocative single)
    sa (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    sa (nominative single)
    (noun, feminine); (4 der.)
    (nominative single)
    (nominative single)
    (nominative single)
    (nominative single)
  • agaru -
  • agaru (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
    agaru (noun, neuter); (5 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
    agaru (nominative single)
    agaru (vocative single)
    agaru (accusative 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)
  • mati -
  • mati (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
    mati (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
    matī (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    mati (adverb)
    matī (noun, feminine); (3 der.)
    mati (compound)
    mati (adverb)
    mati (vocative single)
    matī (noun, neuter); (5 der.)
    mati (compound)
    mati (adverb)
    mati (nominative single)
    mati (vocative single)
    mati (accusative single)
  • Line2: “citradhvajo 'dhyabhāṣata śṛṇu caryāmavalokiteśvare”
  • citradhvajo' -
  • citradhvaja (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    citradhvajaḥ (nominative single)
  • adhya -
  • adhi (noun, feminine); (5 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
    adhī (nominative dual)
    adhī (vocative dual)
    adhī (accusative dual)
    adhi (noun, masculine); (5 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
    adhī (nominative dual)
    adhī (vocative dual)
    adhī (accusative dual)
    adhī (noun, masculine); (3 der.)
    (compound)
    adhi (adverb)
    adhi (vocative single)
    adhī (noun, feminine); (5 der.)
    adhi (compound)
    (compound)
    adhi (adverb)
    adhī (nominative single)
    adhi (vocative single)
    adhī (noun, neuter); (5 der.)
    adhi (compound)
    adhi (adverb)
    adhi (nominative single)
    adhi (vocative single)
    adhi (accusative single)
    dhā (verb class 1); (1 der.)
    adhī (aorist middle first single)
    dhā (verb class 2); (1 der.)
    adhī (aorist middle first single)
    dhā (verb class 3); (1 der.)
    adhī (aorist middle first single)
    dhā (verb class 4); (1 der.)
    adhī (aorist middle first single)
    adhi (Preverb); (1 der.)
    (Preverb)
  • abhāṣata -
  • bhāṣ (verb class 1); (1 der.)
    abhāṣata (imperfect middle third single)
  • śṛṇu -
  • śru (verb class 5); (1 der.)
    śṛṇu (imperative active second single)
  • caryām -
  • carī (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    caryām (locative single)
    caryā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    caryām (accusative single)
  • avalokiteśvare -
  • avalokiteśvara (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    avalokiteśvare (locative single)

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 24.2

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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