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).

ज्वालूषिता गृध्रशताश्च भूयः कुम्भाण्डकाः प्लोष्टमुखा भ्रमन्ति ।
समन्ततो व्यालशताश्च तत्र नदन्ति क्रोशन्ति च दह्यमानाः ॥ ५८ ॥

jvālūṣitā gṛdhraśatāśca bhūyaḥ kumbhāṇḍakāḥ ploṣṭamukhā bhramanti |
samantato vyālaśatāśca tatra nadanti krośanti ca dahyamānāḥ || 58 ||

Vultures are driven out by hundreds; urchins withdraw with parched faces; hundreds of mischievous beasts of prey I run, scorched, on every side, crying and shouting.

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

Alu, Ushita, Gridhra, Shata, Bhuyah, Bhuyas, Kumbhandaka, Bhramat, Bhramanti, Samantatah, Samantatas, Vyala, Tatra, Nadanti, Nadat, Kroshat, Kroshanti, 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 3.58). 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.

  • Line 1: “jvālūṣitā gṛdhraśatāśca bhūyaḥ kumbhāṇḍakāḥ ploṣṭamukhā bhramanti
  • jvā -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • ālū -
  • ālu (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    ālu (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    ālu (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    ālū (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
  • uṣitā* -
  • uṣita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    uṣitā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    vas -> uṣita (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √vas class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √vas class 1 verb]
    vas -> uṣitā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √vas class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √vas class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √vas class 1 verb]
    vas -> uṣita (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √vas class 6 verb], [vocative plural from √vas class 6 verb]
    vas -> uṣitā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √vas class 6 verb], [vocative plural from √vas class 6 verb], [accusative plural from √vas class 6 verb]
  • gṛdhra -
  • gṛdhra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    gṛdhra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • śatāś -
  • śatā (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]
  • bhūyaḥ -
  • bhūyaḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    bhūyas (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    bhūyas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • kumbhāṇḍakāḥ -
  • kumbhāṇḍaka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • Cannot analyse ploṣṭamukhā*bh
  • bhramanti -
  • bhramantī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    bhramantī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    bhramantī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    bhramat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    bhram (verb class 1)
    [present active third plural]
  • Line 2: “samantato vyālaśatāśca tatra nadanti krośanti ca dahyamānāḥ
  • samantato* -
  • samantataḥ (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    samantatas (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • vyāla -
  • vyāla (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vyāla (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • śatāś -
  • śatā (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]
  • tatra -
  • tatra (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tatra (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tatra (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • nadanti -
  • nadantī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    nadat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    nad -> nadat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √nad class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √nad class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √nad class 1 verb]
    nad -> nadantī (participle, feminine)
    [vocative single from √nad class 1 verb]
    nad (verb class 1)
    [present active third plural]
  • krośanti -
  • krośat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    kruś -> krośat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √kruś class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √kruś class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √kruś class 1 verb]
    kruś -> krośantī (participle, feminine)
    [vocative single from √kruś class 1 verb]
    kruś (verb class 1)
    [present active third plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [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 3.58

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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