Scripture of the Lotus Blossom of the Fine Dharma The Lotus Sutra

ISBN-10: 0231039204

ISBN-13: 9780231039208

Edition: 1976

Authors: Leon Hurvitz

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This is a translation of a Buddhist scripture which was originally written in Sanskrit but is best known to Buddhists through Chinese versions. It is one of the most influential and popular texts of Mahayana Buddhism, emphasizing the doctrine that there is only one path to enlightenment, the bodhisattva-path, and the principle that the Buddha is not to be delimited in time and space. The work is famous and beloved throughout the Far East for its parables, such as that of the burning house, that of the wayward son, and many others; for its presentation of abstract religious concepts in concrete images; for the innumerable fascinating beings which people the work; and for the charm, warmth, and directness of its style. This translation of the Lotus Sutra has been made from the best known of the Chinese versions; however, it also includes translations of passages of the Sanskrit that are omitted from the Chinese versions or differ sharply from the Chinese.
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Book details

List price: $42.50
Copyright year: 1976
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/1/1976
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Leon Hurvitz is a professor in the Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia. He spent time during the occupation of Japan as a translator and interpreter and later studied in Japan, specializing in early Chinese Buddhism.

Records of Civilization: Sources and Studies, No. XCIV
Foreword
Preface
Roll 1
Introduction
Expedient Devices
Roll 2
Parable
Belief and Understanding
Medicinal Herbs
Roll 3
Bestowal of Prophecy
Parable of the Conjured City
Receipt of Prophecy by Five Hundred Disciples
Roll 4
Prophecies Conferred on Learners and Adepts
Preachers of Dharma
Apparition of the Jeweled Stūpa
Devadatta
Roll 5
Fortitude
Comfortable Conduct
Welling Up out of the Earth
Roll 6
The Life-Span of the Thus Come One
Discrimination of Merits
The Merits of Appropriate Joy
The Merits of the Dharma-Preacher
Roll 7
The Bodhisattva Never Disparaging
The Supernatural Powers of the Thus Come One
Entrustment
The Former Affairs of the Bodhisattva Medicine King
The Bodhisattva Fine Sound
The Gateway to Everywhere of the Bodhisattva He Who Observes the Sounds of the World
Roll 8
Dhāra&nbdot;ī
The Former Affairs of the King Fine Adornment
The Encouragements of the Bodhisattva Universally Worthy
Glossary
Notes on the Sanskrit Text
Index
Buddhist Studies and Translations
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