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The Lotus Sutra

The Lotus Sutra

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Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementtranslated by Burton Watson.
SeriesTranslations from the Asian classics
ContributionsWatson, Burton.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBQ2052.E5
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21198959M
ISBN 10023108160X

The Lotus Sutra is regarded as one of the world’s great religious scriptures and most influential texts. It’s a seminal work in the development of Buddhism throughout East Asia and, by extension, in the development of Mahayana Buddhism throughout the world. Taking place in a vast and fantastical cosmic setting, the Lotus Sutra places emphasis on [ ]. Since its appearance in China in the third century, the Lotus Sutra has been regarded as one of the most illustrious scriptures in the Mahayana Buddhist canon. The object of intense veneration among generations of Buddhists in China, Korea, Japan, and other parts of East Asia, it has attracted more commentary than any other Buddhist scripture and has had a profound impact 4/5(4).

The Lotus Sutra. Shakyamuni's teachings have been preserved in numerous collections called sutras. Among these, one of the most widely influential has been the Lotus Sutra. This sutra is the basis of Nichiren Buddhism and Daisaku Ikeda's philosophy. The Threefold Lotus Sutra: A Modern Translation for Contemporary Readers. The Sutra of the Lotus Flower of the Wondrous Dharma, popularly known as the Lotus Sutra, has been one of the foremost scriptures of Mahayana Buddhism since the appearance of its superb translation into Chinese by Kumarajiva in CE.

Book Description Columbia University Press 4/7/, Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. The Lotus Sutra. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS More information about this seller | Contact this seller/5(K).   In his book, The Lotus Sutra: A Biography, Donald S. Lopez, Jr. unpacks what may be the most famous of Buddhist scriptures, explaining how it came to be and how its influence has grown over , Lopez provides what he calls “The Plot Summary” of the Lotus r you’re experienced with the Lotus or have never endeavored to read it, .


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The Lotus Sutra has essentially defined East Asian Buddhism with it's imagery, devotional passages, and ideas regarding equality between men and women as well as Enlightenment for all beings.

Unfortunately, the Lotus Sutra is one of the most challenging Buddhist texts to read due to it's length, depth, and difficult prose style/5(60). The Lotus Sutra is considered by all philosophers as a crucial piece in understanding Buddhist philosophy and its unique and almost poetic structure is beautifully translated by Watson in a distinct way that it can be easily understood yet still greatly appreciated by both beginners and adept readers in Mahayana Buddhist texts/5.

The Lotus Sutra is regarded as one of the world's great religious scriptures and most influential texts. It's a seminal work in the development of Buddhism throughout East Asia and, by extension, in the development of Mahayana Buddhism throughout the world/5(45).

The "Lotus Sutra," as it is generally known in the West, is one of the most important of all the Mahayana sutras, and especially in Japan, where it is popularly known as the Ho-ke-kyou, it has been held in high regard ever since Prince Shoutoku included a commentary on it in his set of commentaries on three Mahayana sutras (San-gyou-gi-sho)/5(26).

The Lotus Sutra, as it is generally known in the West, is one of the most important of all the Mahayana sutras, and especially in Japan, where it is The Lotus Sutra book known as the Ho-ke-kyou, it has been held in high regard ever since Prince Shoutoku included a commentary on it in his set of commentaries on three Mahayana sutras (San-gyou-gi-sho)/5.

In this fun, engaging, and plain-English book, Gene Reeves-the translator of Wisdom's critically acclaimed and bestselling edition of the Lotus Sutra-presents the most memorable and remarkable of the Lotus Sutra's many stories and parables, along with a distillation of his decades of reflection on them in an accessible, inspiring, and naturally.

The Lotus Sutra: A Contemporary Translation of a Buddhist Classic - Kindle edition by Reeves, Gene. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Lotus Sutra: A Contemporary Translation of a Buddhist Classic/5(77).

Lotus Sutra, Sanskrit Saddharmapuṇḍarīka-sūtra, (“Lotus of the Good Law [or True Doctrine] Sutra”), one of the earlier Mahāyāna Buddhist texts venerated as the quintessence of truth by the Japanese Tendai (Chinese T’ien-t’ai) and Nichiren sects.

The Lotus Sutra is regarded by many others as a religious classic of great beauty and power and one of the most important and. The Lotus Sutra is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential sutras, or sacred scriptures, of Buddhism. In it, Shakyamuni expounds the ultimate truth of life to which he was enlightened.

The sutra’s key message is that Buddhahood, the supreme state of life characterized by boundless compassion, wisdom and courage, is inherent within every person. The Lotus Sutra is regarded as one of the world's great religious scriptures and most influential texts.

It's a seminal work in the development of Buddhism throughout East Asia and, by extension, in the development of Mahayana Buddhism throughout the ed on: Decem bodhisattvas he preached the Great Vehicle sutra entitled Immeasurable Meanings, a Law to instruct the bodhisattvas, one that is guarded and kept in mind by the Buddhas.

When the Buddha had finished preaching this Sutra, he sat with his legs crossed in lotus position and entered into the samadhi of the place of immeasurable meanings, his bodyFile Size: KB.

Since its appearance in China in the third century, The Lotus Sutra has been regarded as one of the most illustrious scriptures in the Mahayana Buddhist canon. The object of intense veneration among generations of Buddhists in China, Korea, Japan, and other parts of the world, it has had a profound impact on the great works of Japanese and Chinese literature.

In The Heart of the Lotus Sutra, you will get a line-by-line explanation of the sutra chapters that, according to Nichiren, embody the essence of the Buddha's lifetime teachings. SGI President Ikeda's down-to-earth and heartwarming lectures bring the ancient text to life and provide you new insights for your life and Buddhist practice/5.

The Lotus Sutra. Expedient Means. Simile and Parable. Belief and Understanding. The Parable of the Medicinal Herbs. Bestowal of Prophecy.

The Parable of the Phantom City. Prophecy of Enlightenment for Five Hundred Disciples. Prophecies Conferred on Learners and Adepts. The Teacher of the Law. The Emergence of the Treasure Tower. Burton Watson's felicitous rendition of the Lotus Sutra captures superbly well the literary essence of the Chinese text.

Consequently, Kumarajiva's understanding of the Sanskrit original is allowed to shine forth in English on its own terms. Considering the manifold complexities and beauties of the work, this is a stunning : Columbia University Press.

His most recently published book is The Stories of the Lotus Sutra. A Buddhist Kaleidoscope: Essays on the Lotus Sutra, which he edited, was published in Reeves is currently working on "A Buddhist Natural Theology" which attempts to relate the process philosophy of A.N.

Whitehead and Charles Hartshorne with the Buddhism of the Lotus Sutra/5(70). The Lotus Sutra. Sacred Texts Buddhism SADDHARMA-PUNDARÎKA OR, THE LOTUS OF THE TRUE LAW. Translated By H.

Kern () Sacred Books of the East, Vol XXI. Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter   The Lotus Sutra begins, "Thus I have heard.

At one time the Buddha was in Rajagriha, staying on Mount Gridhrakuta." Rajagriha was a city on the site of present-day Rajgir, in northeastern India, and Gridhrakuta, or "Vulture's Peak," is nearby.

So, the Lotus Sutra begins by making a connection to a real place associated with the historical Buddha. The Threefold Lotus Sutra: A Modern Translation for Contemporary Readers by Michio Shinozaki, Brook A.

Ziporyn, et al. | out of 5 stars   The Lotus Sutra is one of the most important sutras in Mahayana Buddhism. It was translated into Chinese by Kumarajiva in under the title: Myohorengekyo (Miao-Fa-Lien-Hua-Ching). The Chinese title means “Sutra of the Lotus Flower of the Wonderful Dharma.” The translation in this volume is based upon Kumarajiva’s Chinese work.5/5(1).

The Lotus Sutra User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. A third-century Mahayana text, this is used and revered in several traditions. It contains the essential teachings of Mahayana, stressing the doctrine of the transcendental nature of the Buddha, the ideal of the Boddhisattva, and the possibility of universal liberation.

Read full review/5(3).Saddharmapuṇḍarīka-sūtra (Scripture of the White Lotus of the Marvelous Law) into Chinese in C.E.

In translating the Chinese text into English we used the Kasuga Edition of Kumārajīva’s version of the Lotus Sutra as the basic text, rather than the Taishō Edition. With very few exceptions the readings in these two editions are almost.The Lotus Sūtra is among the most venerated scriptures of Buddhism.

Composed in India some two millennia ago, it affirms the potential for all beings to attain supreme enlightenment. Donald Lopez and Jacqueline Stone provide an essential reading companion to this inspiring yet enigmatic masterpiece, explaining how it was understood by its compilers in India and.