Lotus Sutra: Chapter 28 : The Encouragement of Universal Worthy Bodhisattva

Chapter 28 : The Encouragement of Universal Worthy Bodhisattva AT THAT TIME Universal Worthy Bodhisattva, renowned for his comfort, spiritual powers, and awesome virtue, came from the east together with uncountable, boundless, incalculable great Bodhisattvas. The countries they passed through quaked, and jeweled lotuses rained down while uncountable hundreds of thousands of myriads of kotis … Read moreLotus Sutra: Chapter 28 : The Encouragement of Universal Worthy Bodhisattva

Lotus Sutra: Chapter 27 : The Past Deeds of King Woderful Adornment

Chapter 27 : The Past Deeds of King Woderful Adornment AT THAT TIME the Buddha told the great assembly, “Long ago, in the distant past, uncountable, boundless, inconceivable asamkhyeyas of eons ago, there was a Buddha by the name of Cloud Thunder Sound Constellation King Flower Wisdom, Tathagata, Arhat, Samyaksambuddha. The name of his country … Read moreLotus Sutra: Chapter 27 : The Past Deeds of King Woderful Adornment

Lotus Sutra: Chapter 25 : The Universal Door of Guanshi yin Bodhisattva

Chapter 25 : The Universal Door of Guanshi yin Bodhisattva AT THAT TIME Inexhaustible Intention Bodhisattva rose from his seat, uncovered his right shoulder, placed his palms together, and facing the Buddha, said, “World Honored One, for what reason is the Bodhisattva Guanshiyin called ‘Guanshiyin’?” The Buddha told Inexhaustible Intention Bodhisattva, “Good man, if any … Read moreLotus Sutra: Chapter 25 : The Universal Door of Guanshi yin Bodhisattva

Lotus Sutra: Chapter 24 : The Bodhisattva Wondrous Sound

Chapter 24 : The Bodhisattva Wondrous Sound AT THAT TIME Shakyamuni Buddha emitted a light from his flesh cowl, the mark of a great person, and a radiance issued forth from the white hair-mark between his eyebrows, everywhere illumining Buddha worlds to the east equal in number to the grains of sand in one hundred … Read moreLotus Sutra: Chapter 24 : The Bodhisattva Wondrous Sound

Lotus Sutra: Chapter 23 : The Former Deeds of Medicine King Bodhisattva

Chapter 23 : The Former Deeds of Medicine King Bodhisattva AT THAT TIME THE Bodhisattva Constellation King Flower spoke to the Buddha, saying, “World Honored One, how is it that the Bodhisattva Medicine King roams throughout the Saha world? World Honored One, Medicine King Bodhisattva has undertaken so many hundreds of thousands of myriads of … Read moreLotus Sutra: Chapter 23 : The Former Deeds of Medicine King Bodhisattva

Lotus Sutra: Chapter 22 : The Entrustment

Chapter 22 : The Entrustment AT THAT TIME Shakyamuni Buddha rose from his Dharma seat and manifested great spiritual power. With his right hand he patted the crowns of limitless Bodhisattvas Mahasattvas and said, “Throughout limitless hundreds of thousands of myriads of kotis of asamkhyeyas of eons, I have cultivated and practiced the rare Dharmas … Read moreLotus Sutra: Chapter 22 : The Entrustment

Lotus Sutra: Chapter 21 : The Spiritual Powers of the Thus Come One

Chapter 21 : The Spiritual Powers of the Thus Come One AT THAT TIME THE Bodhisattvas Mahasattvas equal in number to the motes of dust in a thousand worlds, who had welled forth out of the earth, in the presence of the Buddha, single-mindedly, with palms joined, gazed up at the Buddha and spoke to … Read moreLotus Sutra: Chapter 21 : The Spiritual Powers of the Thus Come One

Lotus Sutra: Chapter 20 : Never-Slighting Bodhisattva

Chapter 20 : Never-Slighting Bodhisattva AT THAT TIME the Buddha told the Bodhisattva Mahasattva Great Strength, “You should now know that if someone reviles, abuses, or slanders a Bhikshu, Bhikshuni, Upasaka, or Upasika who upholds the Dharma Flower Sutra, he will incur great offense retribution as described above. The meritorious virtues obtained through the eyes, … Read moreLotus Sutra: Chapter 20 : Never-Slighting Bodhisattva

Lotus Sutra: Chapter 19 : The Merit and Virtue of a Dharma Master

Chapter 19 : The Merit and Virtue of a Dharma Master AT THAT TIME the Buddha told the Bodhisattva Mahasattva Ever-Vigorous, “If a good man or a good woman receives and upholds the Dharma Flower Sutra, whether reading it, reciting it, explaining it to others, or writing it out, that person will obtain eight hundred … Read moreLotus Sutra: Chapter 19 : The Merit and Virtue of a Dharma Master