The Lotus Sutra: A Contemporary Translation of a Buddhist Classic

The Lotus Sutra: A Contemporary Translation of a Buddhist Classic


The Lotus Sutra is thought of as one of many world's nice non secular scriptures and such a lot influential texts. it is a seminal paintings within the improvement of Buddhism all through East Asia and, via extension, within the improvement of Mahayana Buddhism in the course of the global. happening in an unlimited and fantastical cosmic surroundings, the Lotus Sutra areas emphasis on skillfully doing no matter what is required to serve and compassionately take care of others, on breaking down differences among the absolutely enlightened buddha and the bodhisattva who vows to delay salvation until eventually all beings may well proportion it, and particularly on every being's innate potential to turn into a buddha.

Gene Reeves's new translation appeals to readers with very little familiarity with technical Buddhist vocabulary, in addition to long-time practitioners and scholars. additionally, this extraordinary quantity comprises the entire "threefold" textual content of this vintage.

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