The Lotus Sutra (Saddharma-Pundarika) (Extended Annotated Edition)

The Lotus Sutra (Saddharma-Pundarika) (Extended Annotated Edition)

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This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive annotation of more than 10.000 words about the history and basics of Buddhism, written by Thomas William Rhys Davids The Lotus SAltra is one of the most popular and influential MahAyAna sAltras, and the basis on which the Tiantai and Nichiren schools of Buddhism were established. This sutra is known for its extensive instruction on the concept and usage of skillful means a€“ the seventh paramita or perfection of a Bodhisattva a€“ mostly in the form of parables. It is also one of the first sutras to use the term MahAyAna, or qGreat Vehicleq, Buddhism. Another concept introduced by the Lotus Sutra is the idea that the Buddha is an eternal entity, who achieved nirvana eons ago, but willingly chose to remain in the cycle of rebirth (samsara) to help teach beings the Dharma time and again. (courtesy of Contents: Buddhism The Lotus Sutra (Saddharma-PundarArka) Chapter I. Introductory. Chapter Ii. Skilfulness Chapter Iii. A Parable. Chapter Iv. Disposition. Chapter V. On Plants. Chapter Vi. Announcement Of Future Destiny. Chapter Vii. Ancient Devotion. Chapter Viii. Announcement Of The Future Destiny Of The Five Hundred Monks. Chapter Ix. Announcement Of The Future Destiny Of A‚nanda, Rahula, And The Two Thousand Monks. Chapter X. The Preacher. Chapter Xi. Apparition Of A StArpa. Chapter Xii. Exertion. Chapter Xiii. Peaceful Life. Chapter Xiv. Issuing Of Bodhisattvas From The Gaps Of The Earth. Chapter Xv. Duration Of Life Of The TathAcgata. Chapter Xvi. Of Piety. Chapter Xvii. Indication Of The Meritoriousness Of Joyful Acceptance. Chapter Xviii. The Advantages Of A Religious Preacher. Chapter Xix. SadAcparibhArta. Chapter Xx. Conception Of The Transcendent Power Of The TathAcgatas. Chapter Xxi. Spells. Chapter Xxii. Ancient Devotion Of BhaishagyarAcga. Chapter Xxiii. Gadgadasvara. Chapter Xxiv. Chapter Called That Of The All-Sided One, Containing A Description Of The Transformations Of Avalokitesvara. Chapter Xxv. Ancient Devotion. Chapter Xxvi. Encouragement Of Samantabhadra. Chapter Xxvii. The Period (Of The Law, DharmaparyAcya).30. The ignorant man, who is living outside the mansion, alone in a hovel, cherishes no other ideas but of poverty, and thinks to himself: Mine are no such ... He calls together a gathering of his friends and relatives (and says): I will give all my property to this man. 32. ... He is owner of all my property; to him I leave it all and entirely; let him do with it what he wants; I give him my whole family property. 35.

Title:The Lotus Sutra (Saddharma-Pundarika) (Extended Annotated Edition)
Author:Johan Hendrik Caspar Kern
Publisher:Jazzybee Verlag - 2012


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