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).

आशीविषा यक्ष सुरौद्रचित्ताः कुम्भाण्ड प्रेता बहवो वसन्ति ।
भेरुण्डकाः श्वानशृगालसंघा गृध्राश्च आहार गवेषमाणाः ॥ ६६ ॥

āśīviṣā yakṣa suraudracittāḥ kumbhāṇḍa pretā bahavo vasanti |
bheruṇḍakāḥ śvānaśṛgālasaṃghā gṛdhrāśca āhāra gaveṣamāṇāḥ || 66 ||

In it are snakes, mischievous goblins, urchins, and ghosts in great number; hyenas, troops of dogs and jackals, as well as vultures, seeking their prey.

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

Ashivisha, Yaksha, Sura, Odra, Citta, Kumbhanda, Preta, Bahu, Bahava, Vasat, Vasanti, Bherunda, Shvana, Shrigala, Sangha, Gridhra, Ahara, Gavesha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 3.66). 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: “āśīviṣā yakṣa suraudracittāḥ kumbhāṇḍa pretā bahavo vasanti
  • āśīviṣā* -
  • āśīviṣa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    āśīviṣā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • yakṣa -
  • yakṣa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    yakṣa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    yakṣ (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • surau -
  • sura (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    sura (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    surā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    sur (verb class 6)
    [imperative active second single]
  • odra -
  • odra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    odra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • cittāḥ -
  • citta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    cittā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • kumbhāṇḍa -
  • kumbhāṇḍa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • pretā* -
  • preta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    pretā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • bahavo* -
  • bahu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    bahava (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • vasanti -
  • vas -> vasat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √vas class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √vas class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √vas class 1 verb]
    vas -> vasantī (participle, feminine)
    [vocative single from √vas class 1 verb]
    vas (verb class 1)
    [present active third plural]
  • Line2: “bheruṇḍakāḥ śvānaśṛgālasaṃghā gṛdhrāśca āhāra gaveṣamāṇāḥ
  • bheruṇḍa -
  • bheruṇḍa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bheruṇḍa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • kāḥ -
  • kās (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [accusative plural]
  • śvāna -
  • śvāna (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • śṛgāla -
  • śṛgāla (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • saṅghā* -
  • saṅgha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
  • gṛdhrāś -
  • gṛdhra (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    gṛdhrā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • ca* -
  • ca (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • āhāra -
  • āhāra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    āhāra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • gaveṣam -
  • gaveṣa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    gaveṣa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    gaveṣā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • āṇā -
  • aṇ (verb class 1)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active second plural], [perfect active third single]
    aṇ (verb class 4)
    [perfect active first single], [perfect active second plural], [perfect active third single]
  • aḥ -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
    (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 3.66

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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