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).

पुरुषाण अभिप्रायु बहुं विजानते अभिप्रायगन्धं च तथैव घ्रायते ।
रक्तान दुष्टान तथैव म्रक्षिणां उपशान्तचित्तान च गन्ध घ्रायते ॥ ३६ ॥

puruṣāṇa abhiprāyu bahuṃ vijānate abhiprāyagandhaṃ ca tathaiva ghrāyate |
raktāna duṣṭāna tathaiva mrakṣiṇāṃ upaśāntacittāna ca gandha ghrāyate || 36 ||

He guesses the various designs of men, he smells (so to say) an air of design; he finds out the odour of passionate, wicked, hypocritical, or quiet persons.

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

Purusha, Bahu, Vijanat, Vijanata, Abhipraya, Gandha, Tatha, Tad, Yushmad, Rakta, Dushta, Upashanta, Citta,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 18.36). 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: “puruṣāṇa abhiprāyu bahuṃ vijānate abhiprāyagandhaṃ ca tathaiva ghrāyate
  • puruṣā -
  • puruṣa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    puruṣa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    puruṣā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • aṇa -
  • aṇ (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • Cannot analyse abhiprāyu*ba
  • bahum -
  • bahu (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • vijānate -
  • vijānat (noun, masculine)
    [dative single]
    vijānat (noun, neuter)
    [dative single]
    vijānatā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • abhiprāya -
  • abhiprāya (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • gandham -
  • gandha (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    gandha (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    gandhā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • 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]
  • ghrāya -
  • ghrā -> ghrāya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √ghrā]
    ghrā -> ghrāya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √ghrā]
    ghrā -> ghrāya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √ghrā]
  • te -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]
  • Line 2: “raktāna duṣṭāna tathaiva mrakṣiṇāṃ upaśāntacittāna ca gandha ghrāyate
  • raktān -
  • rakta (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
    rag -> rakta (participle, masculine)
    [accusative plural from √rag class 1 verb]
    raj -> rakta (participle, masculine)
    [accusative plural from √raj class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √raj class 4 verb]
    rañj -> rakta (participle, masculine)
    [accusative plural from √rañj class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √rañj class 4 verb]
  • a -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • duṣṭān -
  • duṣṭa (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • a -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • 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]
  • Cannot analyse mrakṣiṇām*up
  • upaśānta -
  • upaśānta (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    upaśānta (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • cittān -
  • citta (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • a -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • gandha -
  • gandha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    gandha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • ghrāya -
  • ghrā -> ghrāya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √ghrā]
    ghrā -> ghrāya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √ghrā]
    ghrā -> ghrāya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √ghrā]
  • te -
  • ta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    tad (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [accusative dual]
    yuṣmad (pronoun, none)
    [dative single], [genitive single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 18.36

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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