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).

अमलामलनिर्मलप्रभा वितिमिर ज्ञानदिवाकरप्रभा ।
अपहृतानिलज्वलप्रभा प्रतपन्तो जगती विरोचसे ॥ २१ ॥

amalāmalanirmalaprabhā vitimira jñānadivākaraprabhā |
apahṛtānilajvalaprabhā pratapanto jagatī virocase || 21 ||

Pure one, whose shine is spotless bright, whose knowledge is free from darkness, thou shining as the sun, not to be beaten away, radiant as the blaze of fire, thou spreadest in thy flying course thy lustre in the world.

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

Nirmala, Prabha, Vitimira, Jnana, Divakara, Apahrita, Jvala, Pratapat, Jagat, Jagati, Vira,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 24.21). 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: “amalāmalanirmalaprabhā vitimira jñānadivākaraprabhā
  • amalāma -
  • mal (verb class 1)
    [imperfect active first plural]
  • la -
  • la (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • nirmala -
  • nirmala (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    nirmala (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • prabhā* -
  • prabhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    prabha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • vitimira -
  • vitimira (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vitimira (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • jñāna -
  • jñāna (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • divākara -
  • divākara (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • prabhā -
  • prabhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • Line2: “apahṛtānilajvalaprabhā pratapanto jagatī virocase
  • apahṛtāni -
  • apahṛta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • la -
  • la (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • jvala -
  • jvala (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    jval (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • prabhā -
  • prabhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • pratapanto* -
  • pratapat (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • jagatī -
  • jagatī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [nominative single]
    jagat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • viro -
  • vira (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vira (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    virā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • ūca -
  • uc (verb class 4)
    [perfect active second plural]
    vac (verb class 2)
    [perfect active second plural]
    vac (verb class 3)
    [perfect active second plural]
  • se -
  • si (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    sa (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    as (verb class 2)
    [present middle second single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 24.21

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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