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.

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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 (3.53). 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, Tad, Han, 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); (2 der.)
    sūcīmukhāḥ (nominative plural)
    sūcīmukhāḥ (vocative plural)
  • goṇam -
  • goṇa (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    goṇam (adverb)
    goṇam (accusative single)
    goṇā (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    goṇam (adverb)
  • ukhāś -
  • ukha (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    ukhāḥ (nominative plural)
    ukhāḥ (vocative plural)
    ukhā (noun, feminine); (3 der.)
    ukhāḥ (nominative plural)
    ukhāḥ (vocative plural)
    ukhāḥ (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)
  • ke -
  • ka (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    ke (nominative plural)
    ka (noun, neuter); (4 der.)
    ke (nominative dual)
    ke (vocative dual)
    ke (accusative dual)
    ke (locative single)
    kaḥ (pronoun, masculine); (1 der.)
    ke (nominative plural)
    kim (pronoun, neuter); (2 der.)
    ke (nominative dual)
    ke (accusative dual)
    (pronoun, feminine); (2 der.)
    ke (nominative dual)
    ke (accusative dual)
  • cit -
  • cit (noun, feminine); (4 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
    cit (nominative single)
    cit (vocative single)
    cit (noun, masculine); (4 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
    cit (nominative single)
    cit (vocative single)
    cit (noun, neuter); (5 der.)
    (compound)
    (adverb)
    cit (nominative single)
    cit (vocative single)
    cit (accusative single)
  • manuṣyamātrās -
  • manuṣyamātra (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    manuṣyamātrāḥ (nominative plural)
    manuṣyamātrāḥ (vocative plural)
    manuṣyamātrā (noun, feminine); (3 der.)
    manuṣyamātrāḥ (nominative plural)
    manuṣyamātrāḥ (vocative plural)
    manuṣyamātrāḥ (accusative plural)
  • tat -
  • tat (indeclinable correlative); (1 der.)
    (indeclinable correlative)
    tad (noun, neuter); (3 der.)
    tat (compound)
    tat (nominative single)
    tat (accusative single)
  • ha -
  • ha (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    ha (vocative single)
    ha (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    ha (vocative single)
    han (noun, neuter); (5 der.)
    ha (compound)
    ha (adverb)
    ha (nominative single)
    ha (vocative single)
    ha (accusative single)
  • śvānam -
  • śvāna (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    śvānam (adverb)
    śvānam (accusative single)
    śvan (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    śvānam (adverb)
    śvānam (accusative single)
  • ātrā -
  • ātra (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    ātra (vocative single)
  • aḥ -
  • a (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    aḥ (nominative single)
    (noun, feminine); (1 der.)
    aḥ (vocative single)
    (noun, masculine); (1 der.)
    aḥ (vocative single)
  • Line2: “prakīrṇakeśāśca karonti śabdamāhāratṛṣṇāparidahyamānāḥ”
  • prakīrṇakeśāś -
  • prakīrṇakeśa (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    prakīrṇakeśāḥ (nominative plural)
    prakīrṇakeśāḥ (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)
  • Cannot analyse karonti*śa
  • śabdam -
  • śabda (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    śabdam (adverb)
    śabdam (accusative single)
  • āhāra -
  • āhāra (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    āhāra (vocative single)
    āhāra (noun, neuter); (2 der.)
    (compound)
    āhāra (vocative single)
  • tṛṣṇā -
  • tṛṣṇā (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    tṛṣṇā (nominative single)
    tṛṣṇā (nominative single)
  • apari -
  • aparī (noun, feminine); (2 der.)
    apari (adverb)
    apari (vocative single)
  • dahya -
  • dah -> dahya (absolutive); (1 der.)
    (absolutive), from √dah
  • mānāḥ -
  • māna (noun, masculine); (2 der.)
    mānāḥ (nominative plural)
    mānāḥ (vocative plural)
    man -> māna (participle, masculine); (4 der.)
    mānāḥ (nominative plural), from √man (class 4 verb)
    mānāḥ (vocative plural), from √man (class 4 verb)
    mānāḥ (nominative plural), from √man (class 8 verb)
    mānāḥ (vocative plural), from √man (class 8 verb)
    man -> mānā (participle, feminine); (6 der.)
    mānāḥ (nominative plural), from √man (class 4 verb)
    mānāḥ (vocative plural), from √man (class 4 verb)
    mānāḥ (accusative plural), from √man (class 4 verb)
    mānāḥ (nominative plural), from √man (class 8 verb)
    mānāḥ (vocative plural), from √man (class 8 verb)
    mānāḥ (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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