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).

गम्भीर सविद्यु निश्चरी मेघवज्राशनि वारिप्रस्रवाः ।
स्मरतो अवलोकितेश्वरं क्षिप्रमेव प्रशमन्ति तत्क्षणम् ॥ १६ ॥

gambhīra savidyu niścarī meghavajrāśani vāriprasravāḥ |
smarato avalokiteśvaraṃ kṣiprameva praśamanti tatkṣaṇam || 16 ||

If a heavy thunderbolt shoots from a cloud prejnant with lightning and thunder, one has but to think of Avalokitesvara, and the fire of heaven shall quickly, instantaneously be quenched.

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

Gambhira, Cari, Megha, Vajrashani, Var, Vari, Prasrava, Avalokiteshvara, Kshipra, Eva, Prasha, Anti, Tatkshana,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 24.16). 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: “gambhīra savidyu niścarī meghavajrāśani vāriprasravāḥ”
  • gambhīra -
  • gambhīra (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    gambhīra (vocative single)
    gambhīra (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    gambhīra (vocative single)
  • savidyu -
  • niś -
  • niḥ (indeclinable adverb); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable adverb)
    niḥ (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable)
    ni (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    niḥ (nominative single)
    ni (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    niḥ (nominative single)
  • carī -
  • carī (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    carī (nominative single)
    cari (noun, masculine); (3 der.)
    carī (nominative dual)
    carī (vocative dual)
    carī (accusative dual)
  • megha -
  • megha (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    megha (vocative single)
    megha (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    megha (vocative single)
  • vajrāśani -
  • vajrāśani (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
    vajrāśani (noun, neuter); (5 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
    vajrāśani (nominative single)
    vajrāśani (vocative single)
    vajrāśani (accusative single)
    vajrāśani (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
  • vāri -
  • vāri (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
    vāri (noun, neuter); (5 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
    vāri (nominative single)
    vāri (vocative single)
    vāri (accusative single)
    vārī (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    vāri (adverb)
    vāri (vocative single)
    vār (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    vāri (locative single)
    vār (noun, neuter); (1 der.)
    vāri (locative single)
  • prasravāḥ -
  • prasrava (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    prasravāḥ (nominative plural)
    prasravāḥ (vocative plural)
  • Line2: “smarato avalokiteśvaraṃ kṣiprameva praśamanti tatkṣaṇam”
  • smarato -
  • avalokiteśvaram -
  • avalokiteśvara (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    avalokiteśvaram (adverb)
    avalokiteśvaram (accusative single)
  • kṣipram -
  • kṣipram (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable)
    kṣipra (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    kṣipram (adverb)
    kṣipram (accusative single)
    kṣipra (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    kṣipram (adverb)
    kṣipram (nominative single)
    kṣipram (accusative single)
    kṣiprā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    kṣipram (adverb)
  • eva -
  • eva (indeclinable particle); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable particle)
    eva (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    eva (vocative single)
    eva (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    eva (vocative single)
  • praśam -
  • praśa (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    praśam (adverb)
    praśam (accusative single)
    praśa (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    praśam (adverb)
    praśam (nominative single)
    praśam (accusative single)
  • anti -
  • anti (indeclinable adverb); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable adverb)
    anti (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
    antī (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    anti (adverb)
    anti (vocative single)
  • tatkṣaṇam -
  • tatkṣaṇa (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    tatkṣaṇam (adverb)
    tatkṣaṇam (accusative single)

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 24.16

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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