Lotus Sutra


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Lotus Sutra

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(Buddhism) a central scripture of Mahayana Buddhism, emphasizing that anyone can attain enlightenment
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Rather, artifice, as both Kore-eda's films and Buddhist texts like the Lotus Sutra suggest, can lead to greater insights into human existence.
With plenty of samurais, assassins, conspiracies, and humor, this is an entertaining way to learn about Nichiren and the Lotus Sutra.
Next, the ethical tensions and issues that arise in upaya-kausalya are examined through various parables in the Lotus Sutra, the Therlgatha, and examples from ordinary life.
The fireworks of the collection,'' he said, is the Lotus Sutra, written around 1315 by "epoch-making calligrapher'' Zhao Mengfu.
In The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra (2001), Ikeda reiterates the importance of the Lotus Sutra because it teaches that every human being has a Buddha-nature.
As Teiser and Stone (2009: 6) state in their discussion of the composition of the Lotus Sutra, "texts in written form were easy to transport over long distances and could be useful in forging a consensus or articulating a vision shared between widely separated groups.
The second chapter of the Lotus Sutra offers the locus classicus account of upaya.
Archaeological excavations at Kokubunji temples and convents (Kokubuniji [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) also reveal that the Lotus Sutra (Myohorengekyo [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]; Saddharma-pundarika-sutra) was widely disseminated.
The Stories of the Lotus Sutra" presents the stories of the Lotus Sutra in English, as author Gene Reeves presents them in an easy to follow format, providing thoughtful commentary and help for those seeking to gain a better interpretation of it all.
The similar role and appearance of the Virgin Mary and bodhisattva Kannon have been discussed by many scholars of religion and art history, but I believe that not only their common intercessory role or external resemblance but also the latter's power of transformation and manifestation, drawn from the "Universal Gate" chapter of the Lotus Sutra [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], led to the justification of the iconographic substitute known as Maria-Kannon.
This book, written for anyone interested in philosophy or world religions, uses interviews with members to describe some of the basic tenets of Nichiren Daishonin such as the human revolution for a universal humanity and a commitment to the Lotus Sutra.
He also presented to the king the text of The Cloud of Jewels Sutra (The Ratnamegha sutra), The White Lotus Sutra (Dam chos Pad ma dkar po), mantra of Gtsug gtor dri med and a gemstone nor bu ke ru sent by the Indian king.