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).

इह स्थितो घ्रायति गन्धु तेषां गन्धेन सो जानति देवपुत्रान् ।
यो यत्र कर्मा कुरुते स्थितो वा शेते वा गच्छति यत्र वापि ॥ ४२ ॥

iha sthito ghrāyati gandhu teṣāṃ gandhena so jānati devaputrān |
yo yatra karmā kurute sthito vā śete vā gacchati yatra vāpi || 42 ||

He perceives, here on earth, an air of them; by the scent he knows the angels, and where each of them is acting, standing, listening, or walking.

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

Iha, Gat, Dhu, Tad, Gandha, Sah, Janat, Janati, Devaputra, Yah, Yatra, Kuruta, Sthita, Var, Gacchat, Vapi, Vapin,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 18.42). 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: “iha sthito ghrāyati gandhu teṣāṃ gandhena so jānati devaputrān
  • iha -
  • iha (indeclinable adverb)
    [indeclinable adverb]
    iha (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
  • sthito* -
  • Cannot analyse ghrāyati*ga
  • gan -
  • gat (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single], [vocative single]
    gam (verb class 1)
    [injunctive active second single], [injunctive active third single]
    gam (verb class 2)
    [injunctive active second single], [injunctive active third single]
    gam (verb class 3)
    [injunctive active second single], [injunctive active third single]
  • dhu -
  • dhu (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    dhū (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
  • teṣām -
  • tad (noun, neuter)
    [genitive plural]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [genitive plural]
  • gandhena -
  • gandha (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    gandha (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • so* -
  • saḥ (indeclinable correlative)
    [indeclinable correlative]
    sa (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • jānati -
  • jānat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    jānat (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    jñā -> jānat (participle, masculine)
    [locative single from √jñā class 9 verb]
    jñā -> jānat (participle, neuter)
    [locative single from √jñā class 9 verb]
    jñā -> jānatī (participle, feminine)
    [vocative single from √jñā class 9 verb]
  • devaputrān -
  • devaputra (noun, masculine)
    [accusative plural]
  • Line 2: “yo yatra karmā kurute sthito śete gacchati yatra vāpi
  • yo* -
  • yaḥ (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    ya (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    yaḥ (pronoun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • yatra -
  • yatra (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yatra (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    yatra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    yatra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • karmā -
  • kurute -
  • kurutā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    kuruta (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    kuruta (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    kṛ (verb class 8)
    [present middle third single]
  • sthito* -
  • sthita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    sthā -> sthita (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √sthā class 1 verb]
  • -
  • (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    (verb class 1)
    [imperative active second single]
  • śete -
  • śī (verb class 2)
    [present middle third single]
  • vā* -
  • vār (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single]
    vār (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    va (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • gacchati -
  • gacchat (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    gacchat (noun, neuter)
    [locative single]
    gam (verb class 1)
    [present active third single]
  • yatra -
  • yatra (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yatra (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    yatra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    yatra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • vāpi -
  • vāpi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    vāpī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    vāpin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    vāpin (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 18.42

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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