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Lotus Sutra

A Contemporary Translation of a Buddhist Classic
Lotus Sutra

Author(s) : Reeves, Gene
Publishers Price : 10.99
Wisdom Price : 8.79(save 20%)
Availability : Currently in stock
ISBN : 0861715713
EAN : 9780861715718
Cover : Paperback
Pages : 492
Size : 228 x 152mm
Publisher : Wisdom Publications
Published : 2009
Category : Chinese Buddhism
Category 2 : Mahayana Buddhism: General
Synopsis:
A fresh new translation of the Lotus Sutra from the Chinese by a highly respected scholar and expert on the subject, who has been researching and teaching on the Lotus Sutra for over twenty years.

The Lotus Sutra is one of the most important Mahayana Buddhist texts, both studied and used as a devotional text in virtually all sects and schools of Buddhism throughout East Asia. Though the Lotus Sutra has been most prominent in Tiantai (Tendai) and Nichiren streams of Buddhism, familiarity with it is important, perhaps essential, for understanding any variety of East Asian Buddhism, including Zen, Pure Land, and esoteric schools.

The Lotus Sutra is quite possibly the most internationally well known Buddhist scripture. This new translation aims at making it more accessible and readable to help us understand and utilize the profound wisdom of this great inspirational scripture. It also includes the full "threefold" text of this classic work.

Taking place in a vast and fantastical cosmic setting, the Lotus Sutra places emphasis on skillfully doing whatever is needed to serve and compassionately care for others, on breaking down sharp distinctions between the ideals of the fully enlightened Buddha and the bodhisattva who vows to postpone personal salvation until all beings may share it together, and especially on each and every being's innate capacity to become a Buddha.

"This translation is immediately the new standard, expressing the Lotus Sutra with accuracy, clarity, and fresh readability. The text's genius and subtle spiritual teachings are skillfully captured for a wide, modern audience." Taigen Dan Leighton.

"A highly readable new translation of the great Lotus Sutra, Gene Reeves skillfully renders the complexity of the sacred text from a scholarly standpoint while delivering its flavour for practitioners. An invaluable resource for students in the classroom as well as in the meditation hall." Mark Unno.

"Dr Reeves uses accessible and attractive language, highlighting the Lotus Sutra's central messages of joy and peace." Chun-Fang Yu, Columbia University.
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