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).

या देवकन्या बहुपुष्पमण्डिता आमुक्तमाल्याभरणा अलंकृताः ।
रमन्ति गच्छन्ति च यत्र यत्र गन्धेन सो जानति बोधिसत्त्वः ॥ ४३ ॥

yā devakanyā bahupuṣpamaṇḍitā āmuktamālyābharaṇā alaṃkṛtāḥ |
ramanti gacchanti ca yatra yatra gandhena so jānati bodhisattvaḥ || 43 ||

That Bodhisattva tracks by the scent the houris who are decorated with many flowers, decked with wreaths and ornaments and in full attire; he knows wherever they are dallying or staying at the time.

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

Devakanya, Bahupushpa, Mandita, Amukta, Ali, Alin, Abharana, Alankrita, Ramat, Ramanti, Gacchat, Yatra, Gandha, Sah, Janat, Janati, Bodhisattva,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 18.43). 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: “ devakanyā bahupuṣpamaṇḍitā āmuktamālyābharaṇā alaṃkṛtāḥ
  • yā* -
  • (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [accusative plural]
    (pronoun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [accusative plural]
  • devakanyā* -
  • devakanyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • bahupuṣpa -
  • bahupuṣpa (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • maṇḍitā* -
  • maṇḍita (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    maṇḍitā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    maṇḍ -> maṇḍita (participle, masculine)
    [nominative plural from √maṇḍ class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √maṇḍ class 1 verb], [nominative plural from √maṇḍ], [vocative plural from √maṇḍ]
    maṇḍ -> maṇḍitā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative plural from √maṇḍ class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √maṇḍ class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √maṇḍ class 1 verb], [nominative plural from √maṇḍ], [vocative plural from √maṇḍ], [accusative plural from √maṇḍ]
  • āmuktam -
  • āmukta (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    āmukta (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    āmuktā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • ālyā -
  • āli (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [instrumental single]
    āli (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
    āli (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    ālī (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [instrumental single]
    ālin (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single]
  • ābharaṇā -
  • ābharaṇa (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • alaṅkṛtāḥ -
  • alaṅkṛta (noun, masculine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural]
    alaṅkṛtā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
  • Line 2: “ramanti gacchanti ca yatra yatra gandhena so jānati bodhisattvaḥ
  • ramanti -
  • ram -> ramat (participle, neuter)
    [nominative plural from √ram class 1 verb], [vocative plural from √ram class 1 verb], [accusative plural from √ram class 1 verb]
    ram -> ramantī (participle, feminine)
    [vocative single from √ram class 1 verb]
    ram (verb class 1)
    [present active third plural]
  • gacchanti -
  • gacchat (noun, neuter)
    [nominative plural], [vocative plural], [accusative plural]
    gam (verb class 1)
    [present active third plural]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • yatra -
  • yatra (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yatra (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    yatra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    yatra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • yatra -
  • yatra (indeclinable relative)
    [indeclinable relative]
    yatra (indeclinable)
    [indeclinable]
    yatra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    yatra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • 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]
  • bodhisattvaḥ -
  • bodhisattva (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]

Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Lotus Sutra Verse 18.43

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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