The Wonderful Dharma Lotus Flower Sutra
(Based on audio recordings of lectures given by Master Hua at the Buddhist Lecture Hall in San Francisco, 1968–1969)
Set of 10 Paperback Price: $79.50
Individual Paperback Price: $10.00
This Sutra, more commonly known in English as the Lotus Sutra (in Sanskrit: Saddharma-puṇḍarīka-sūtra), is one of the major Buddhist texts of East Asia. According to Chinese interpretation, it was spoken in the last period of Śākyamuni Buddha’s life, proclaiming the ultimate principles of the Dharma, which unites all previous teachings into one. With many parables—e.g. those of the burning house, the lost son, and the rain—the Buddha teaches that all beings can become fully enlightened Buddhas and that this achievement, and not that of becoming Śrāvakas or Pratyekabuddhas, has always been the ultimate intent of his teaching. This Sutra also includes separate chapters on several important bodhisattvas within the Mahāyāna tradition, such as Avalokiteśvara (Chinese: Guan Shi Yin Pu Sa 觀世音菩薩) and Samantabhadra (Chinese: Pu Xian Pu Sa 普賢菩薩).
All the chapters include extensive commentary by the Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua, whose lively and highly accessible explanations show this ancient text’s meaning as instructions for practice of the spiritual path even in the modern world.
Sixteen volumes, containing the entire twenty-eight chapters, are currently available.
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Print copy details:
- Set of 10 volumes: $79.50 | ISBN 0917512340
- Volume 11: $10.00 | ISBN 978-0-88139-443-6 | 292pp
- Volume 12: $10.00 | ISBN 978-0-88139-443-6 | 296pp
- Volume 13: $10.00 | ISBN 978-0-88139-445-0 | 312pp
- Volume 14: $10.00 | ISBN 978-0-88139-446-7 | 296pp
- Volume 15: $10.00 | ISBN 978-0-88139-447-4 | 278pp
- Volume 16: $10.00 | ISBN 978-0-88139-448-1 | 192pp