ananda wrote:My other question is about the Dharani chapter of the Lotus Sutra. What is the meaning of the dharanis pronounced by the persons in that chapter ?
Depends who you ask, and what kind of meaning you are looking for.
Hurvitz's translation of the Lotus Sutra attempts to translate each of the dharani (in the notes). By contrast, if you ask someone who practices these dharani regularly, that person will say that the meaning is in the practice itself and not in the etymology.
Great River Tendai Sangha: a Tendai Buddhist community in Alexandria, Virginia, USA (near Washington, DC):