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).

नानाश्च कृष्णाश्च तथैव दुर्बला उच्चा महन्ताश्च वसन्ति प्रेताः ।
जिघत्सिता भोजन मार्गमाणा आर्तस्वरं क्रन्दिषु तत्र तत्र ॥ ५२ ॥

nānāśca kṛṣṇāśca tathaiva durbalā uccā mahantāśca vasanti pretāḥ |
jighatsitā bhojana mārgamāṇā ārtasvaraṃ krandiṣu tatra tatra || 52 ||

There also live yelling ghosts naked, black, wan, tall, and high, who, hungry and in quest of food, are here and there emitting cries of distress.

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

Nana, Krishna, Tatha, Durbala, Ucca, Mahanta, Vasat, Vasanti, Preta, Jighatsita, Bhojana, Marga, Artasvara, Krat, Shu,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 3.52). 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: “nānāśca kṛṣṇāśca tathaiva durbalā uccā mahantāśca vasanti pretāḥ”
  • nānāś -
  • nāna (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    nānāḥ (nominative plural)
    nānāḥ (vocative plural)
    nānā (noun, feminine); (3 der.)
    nānāḥ (nominative plural)
    nānāḥ (vocative plural)
    nānāḥ (accusative plural)
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable conjunction)
    ca (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    ca (vocative single)
    ca (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    ca (vocative single)
  • kṛṣṇāś -
  • kṛṣṇa (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    kṛṣṇāḥ (nominative plural)
    kṛṣṇāḥ (vocative plural)
    kṛṣṇā (noun, feminine); (3 der.)
    kṛṣṇāḥ (nominative plural)
    kṛṣṇāḥ (vocative plural)
    kṛṣṇāḥ (accusative plural)
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable conjunction)
    ca (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    ca (vocative single)
    ca (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    ca (vocative single)
  • tathai -
  • tathā (indeclinable correlative); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable correlative)
    tathā (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable)
    tathā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    tathā (nominative single)
  • aiva -
  • i (verb class 2); (1 der.)
    aiva (imperfect active first dual)
  • durbalā* -
  • durbala (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    durbalāḥ (nominative plural)
    durbalāḥ (vocative plural)
    durbalā (noun, feminine); (3 der.)
    durbalāḥ (nominative plural)
    durbalāḥ (vocative plural)
    durbalāḥ (accusative plural)
  • uccā* -
  • ucca (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    uccāḥ (nominative plural)
    uccāḥ (vocative plural)
    uccā (noun, feminine); (3 der.)
    uccāḥ (nominative plural)
    uccāḥ (vocative plural)
    uccāḥ (accusative plural)
  • mahantāś -
  • mahanta (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    mahantāḥ (nominative plural)
    mahantāḥ (vocative plural)
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable conjunction)
    ca (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    ca (vocative single)
    ca (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    ca (vocative single)
  • vasanti -
  • vas -> vasat (participle, neuter); (3 der.)
    vasanti (nominative plural), from √vas (class 1 verb)
    vasanti (vocative plural), from √vas (class 1 verb)
    vasanti (accusative plural), from √vas (class 1 verb)
    vas -> vasantī (participle, feminine); (1 der.)
    vasanti (vocative single), from √vas (class 1 verb)
    vas (verb class 1); (1 der.)
    vasanti (present active third plural)
  • pretāḥ -
  • preta (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    pretāḥ (nominative plural)
    pretāḥ (vocative plural)
    pretā (noun, feminine); (3 der.)
    pretāḥ (nominative plural)
    pretāḥ (vocative plural)
    pretāḥ (accusative plural)
  • Line2: “jighatsitā bhojana mārgamāṇā ārtasvaraṃ krandiṣu tatra tatra”
  • jighatsitā* -
  • jighatsita (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    jighatsitāḥ (nominative plural)
    jighatsitāḥ (vocative plural)
  • bhojana -
  • bhojana (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    bhojana (vocative single)
    bhojana (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    bhojana (vocative single)
  • mārgam -
  • mārga (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    mārgam (adverb)
    mārgam (accusative single)
    mārga (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    mārgam (adverb)
    mārgam (nominative single)
    mārgam (accusative single)
    mārgā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    mārgam (adverb)
  • āṇā -
  • aṇ (verb class 1); (3 der.)
    āṇa (perfect active first single)
    āṇa (perfect active second plural)
    āṇa (perfect active third single)
    aṇ (verb class 4); (3 der.)
    āṇa (perfect active first single)
    āṇa (perfect active second plural)
    āṇa (perfect active third single)
  • ārtasvaram -
  • ārtasvara (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    ārtasvaram (adverb)
    ārtasvaram (accusative single)
  • kran -
  • kṛ -> krat (participle, masculine); (2 der.)
    kran (nominative single), from √kṛ (class 2 verb)
    kran (vocative single), from √kṛ (class 2 verb)
  • di -
  • (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    di (adverb)
    (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    di (locative single)
  • ṣu -
  • ṣu (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
    ṣū (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    ṣu (adverb)
    ṣu (vocative single)
  • tatra -
  • tatra (indeclinable adverb); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable adverb)
    tatra (indeclinable correlative); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable correlative)
    tatra (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable)
  • tatra -
  • tatra (indeclinable adverb); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable adverb)
    tatra (indeclinable correlative); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable correlative)
    tatra (indeclinable); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable)

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 3.52

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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