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).

आकाङ्क्षमाणश्च इम लोकधातुं स्वरेण सर्वामभिविज्ञपेया ।
स्निग्धः स्वरो ऽस्य मधुरश्च भोति गम्भीर वल्गुश्च सुप्रेमणीयः ॥ ५६ ॥

ākāṅkṣamāṇaśca ima lokadhātuṃ svareṇa sarvāmabhivijñapeyā |
snigdhaḥ svaro 'sya madhuraśca bhoti gambhīra valguśca supremaṇīyaḥ || 56 ||

If he would, he might make his voice heard by the whole of this world; his voice is (so) fine, sweet, deep, tender, and winning.

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

Akanksha, Lokadhatu, Svara, Saru, Sarva, Abhi, Vijna, Peya, Snigdha, Svaru, Idam, Madhura, Bha, Bhu, Gambhira, Valgu, Premaniya,

Analysis of Sanskrit grammar

Note: this is an experimental feature and only shows the first possible analysis of the Sanskrit text (Lotus Sutra Verse 18.56). 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: “ākāṅkṣamāṇaśca ima lokadhātuṃ svareṇa sarvāmabhivijñapeyā
  • ākāṅkṣam -
  • ākāṅkṣa (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [accusative single]
    ākāṅkṣa (noun, neuter)
    [adverb], [nominative single], [accusative single]
    ākāṅkṣā (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • āṇaś -
  • aṇ (verb class 1)
    [imperfect active second single]
  • ca*i -
  • ca (noun, masculine)
    [locative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [nominative dual], [vocative dual], [accusative dual], [locative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [nominative dual], [vocative single], [vocative dual], [accusative dual]
  • im -
  • i (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • im -
  • i (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
  • a -
  • a (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • lokadhātum -
  • lokadhātu (noun, masculine)
    [accusative single]
    lokadhātu (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • svareṇa -
  • svara (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    svara (noun, neuter)
    [instrumental single]
  • sarvām -
  • saru (noun, feminine)
    [locative single]
    sarvā (noun, feminine)
    [accusative single]
  • abhi -
  • abhi (indeclinable preposition)
    [indeclinable preposition]
    abhi (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    abhi (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    abhi (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    abhī (noun, masculine)
    [adverb]
    abhī (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    abhī (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • vijña -
  • vijña (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    vijña (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • peyā -
  • peyā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    -> peyā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √ class 1 verb], [nominative single from √ class 2 verb]
    -> peyā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √ class 2 verb]
    -> peyā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √ class 3 verb]
    pai -> peyā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √pai class 1 verb]
    pi -> peyā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √pi class 6 verb]
    pi -> peyā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √pi class 1 verb], [nominative single from √pi class 2 verb], [nominative single from √pi class 3 verb]
    -> peyā (participle, feminine)
    [nominative single from √ class 1 verb], [nominative single from √ class 2 verb], [nominative single from √ class 3 verb], [nominative single from √ class 4 verb]
  • Line 2: “snigdhaḥ svaro 'sya madhuraśca bhoti gambhīra valguśca supremaṇīyaḥ
  • snigdhaḥ -
  • snigdha (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    snih -> snigdha (participle, masculine)
    [nominative single from √snih class 1 verb], [nominative single from √snih class 4 verb]
  • svaro' -
  • svaru (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    svara (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • asya -
  • as -> asya (absolutive)
    [absolutive from √as]
    a (noun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    idam (pronoun, masculine)
    [genitive single]
    idam (pronoun, neuter)
    [genitive single]
    as (verb class 4)
    [imperative active second single]
  • madhuraś -
  • madhura (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • bho -
  • bha (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bha (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    bhā (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
    bhā (noun, masculine)
    [instrumental single]
    bhu (noun, masculine)
    [vocative single]
    bhu (noun, feminine)
    [vocative single]
  • ūti -
  • ūti (noun, feminine)
    [compound], [adverb]
    ūti (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [adverb]
  • gambhīra -
  • gambhīra (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    gambhīra (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • valguś -
  • valgu (noun, masculine)
    [nominative single]
    valgu (noun, feminine)
    [nominative single]
  • ca -
  • ca (indeclinable conjunction)
    [indeclinable conjunction]
    ca (noun, masculine)
    [compound], [vocative single]
    ca (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [vocative single]
  • su -
  • (noun, masculine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    (noun, neuter)
    [compound], [adverb], [nominative single], [vocative single], [accusative single]
    (noun, feminine)
    [adverb], [vocative single]
    so (noun, feminine)
    [adverb]
  • premaṇīyaḥ -
  • premaṇīya (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 18.56

Cover of edition (2001)

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

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