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).

पिशाचकास्तत्र बहू भ्रमन्ति संतापिता अग्निन मन्दपुण्याः ।
दन्तेहि पाटित्व ति अन्यमन्यं रुधिरेण सिञ्चन्ति च दह्यमानाः ॥ ५९ ॥

piśācakāstatra bahū bhramanti saṃtāpitā agnina mandapuṇyāḥ |
dantehi pāṭitva ti anyamanyaṃ rudhireṇa siñcanti ca dahyamānāḥ || 59 ||

Many poor devils move about, burnt by the fire; while burning they tear one another with the teeth, and bespatter each other with their blood.

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

Pishacaka, Tatra, Bahu, Bhramat, Bhramanti, Santapita, Mandapunya, Danta, Pati, Patin, Tva, Anya, Rudhira, Sincat, Sincanti, 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 3.59). 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: “piśācakāstatra bahū bhramanti saṃtāpitā agnina mandapuṇyāḥ
  • piśācakās -
  • piśācaka (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • tatra -
  • tatra (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    tatra (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tatra (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • bahū -
  • bahu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • 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]
  • santāpitā* -
  • santāpita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    santāpitā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • agni -
  • agni (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • na -
  • na (indeclinable particle)
    [indeclinable particle]
    na (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    na (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • mandapuṇyāḥ -
  • mandapuṇya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    mandapuṇyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • Line 2: “dantehi pāṭitva ti anyamanyaṃ rudhireṇa siñcanti ca dahyamānāḥ
  • dante -
  • danta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single], [locative single]
    dantā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • ihi -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second single]
  • pāṭi -
  • pāṭī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    pāṭin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    pāṭin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • tva -
  • tva (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • Cannot analyse ti*an
  • anyam -
  • anya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • anyam -
  • anya (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
  • rudhireṇa -
  • rudhira (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    rudhira (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • siñcanti -
  • siñcantī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    siñcantī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [vocative single]
    siñcantī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    sic -> siñcat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √sic class 6 verb], [vocative plural from √sic class 6 verb], [accusative plural from √sic class 6 verb]
    sic -> siñcantī (participle, feminine)
    [vocative single from √sic class 6 verb]
    sic (verb class 6)
    [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 3.59

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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