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).

नरकेषु ये वेदन वेदयन्ति सुदारुणांश्चापि करोन्ति शब्दान् ।
आहारदुःखैरवपीडितानां यान् प्रेत कुर्वन्ति तथैव शब्दान् ॥ १२ ॥

narakeṣu ye vedana vedayanti sudāruṇāṃścāpi karonti śabdān |
āhāraduḥkhairavapīḍitānāṃ yān preta kurvanti tathaiva śabdān || 12 ||

He also (hears) the heart-rending cries of those who are suffering pains in the hells, and the yells uttered by the Spirits, vexed as they are by the difficulty to get 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 (18.12). Some terms could be superfluous while some might not be mentioned. Click on the word to show English definitions.

Naraka, Yah, Yat, Vedana, Vedayat, Vedayanti, Sudaruna, Capin, Shabda, Ahara, Duhkha, Avapidita, Preta, Kurvat, Tatha,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 18.12). 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: “narakeṣu ye vedana vedayanti sudāruṇāṃścāpi karonti śabdān
  • narakeṣu -
  • naraka (noun, masculine)
    [locative plural]
    naraka (noun, neuter)
    [locative plural]
  • ye -
  • ya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    yat (pronoun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
  • vedana -
  • vedana (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vedana (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vedayanti -
  • vid -> vedayantī (participle, feminine)
    [adverb from √vid]
    vid -> vedayantī (participle, feminine)
    [adverb from √vid]
    vid -> vedayat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √vid], [vocative plural from √vid], [accusative plural from √vid]
    vid -> vedayantī (participle, feminine)
    [vocative single from √vid]
    vid -> vedayat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √vid], [vocative plural from √vid], [accusative plural from √vid]
    vid -> vedayantī (participle, feminine)
    [vocative single from √vid]
    vid (verb class 0)
    [present active third plural]
    vid (verb class 0)
    [present active third plural]
  • sudāruṇāṃś -
  • sudāruṇa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • cāpi -
  • cāpin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    cāpin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
  • Cannot analyse karonti*śa
  • śabdān -
  • śabda (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • Line2: “āhāraduḥkhairavapīḍitānāṃ yān preta kurvanti tathaiva śabdān
  • āhāra -
  • āhāra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    āhāra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • duḥkhair -
  • duḥkha (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental plural]
    duḥkha (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental plural]
  • avapīḍitānām -
  • avapīḍita (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
    avapīḍita (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    avapīḍitā (noun, feminine)
    [genitive plural]
  • yān -
  • yat (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    yāt (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single], [vocative single]
    ya (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • preta -
  • preta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    preta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    pre (verb class 2)
    [imperative active second plural]
  • kurvanti -
  • kurvat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    kṛ -> kurvat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √kṛ class 8 verb], [vocative plural from √kṛ class 8 verb], [accusative plural from √kṛ class 8 verb]
    kṛ (verb class 8)
    [present active third plural]
  • tathai -
  • tathā (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    tathā (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    tatha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tatha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    tathā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • aiva -
  • i (verb class 2)
    [imperfect active first dual]
  • śabdān -
  • śabda (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 18.12

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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