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).

सूचीमुखा गोणमुखाश्च केचित् मनुष्यमात्रास्तथ श्वानमात्राः ।
प्रकीर्णकेशाश्च करोन्ति शब्दमाहारतृष्णापरिदह्यमानाः ॥ ५३ ॥

sūcīmukhā goṇamukhāśca kecit manuṣyamātrāstatha śvānamātrāḥ |
prakīrṇakeśāśca karonti śabdamāhāratṛṣṇāparidahyamānāḥ || 53 ||

Some have a mouth like a needle, others have a face like a cow's; they are of the size of men or dogs, go with entangled hair, and utter plaintive cries from want of food.

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

Sucimukha, Gona, Ukha, Kah, Kim, Cit, Manushyamatra, Tatha, Shvana, Shvan, Atra, Prakirnakesha, Shabda, Ahara, Trishna, Apari, Mana,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 3.53). 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: “sūcīmukhā goṇamukhāśca kecit manuṣyamātrāstatha śvānamātrāḥ
  • sūcīmukhā* -
  • sūcīmukha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • goṇam -
  • goṇa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    goṇā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • ukhāś -
  • ukha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    ukhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ke -
  • ka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    ka (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    kaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    kim (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
  • cit -
  • cit (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    cit (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    cit (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • manuṣyamātrās -
  • manuṣyamātra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    manuṣyamātrā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • tatha -
  • tatha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tatha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • śvānam -
  • śvāna (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    śvan (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • ātrā -
  • ātra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • aḥ -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
  • Line2: “prakīrṇakeśāśca karonti śabdamāhāratṛṣṇāparidahyamānāḥ
  • prakīrṇakeśāś -
  • prakīrṇakeśa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Cannot analyse karonti*śa
  • śabdam -
  • śabda (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
  • āhāra -
  • āhāra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    āhāra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • tṛṣṇā -
  • tṛṣṇā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • apari -
  • aparī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
  • dahya -
  • dah -> dahya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √dah]
  • mānāḥ -
  • māna (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    man -> māna (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √man class 4 verb], [vocative plural from √man class 4 verb], [nominative plural from √man class 8 verb], [vocative plural from √man class 8 verb]
    man -> mānā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √man class 4 verb], [vocative plural from √man class 4 verb], [accusative plural from √man class 4 verb], [nominative plural from √man class 8 verb], [vocative plural from √man class 8 verb], [accusative plural from √man class 8 verb]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 3.53

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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