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Two Buddhas seated side by side : a guide to the Lotus Sūtra

Author: Donald S Lopez, Jr.; Jacqueline Ilyse Stone
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Lotus Sutra is one of the most influential works in the vast literature of Buddhism. Here, in exploring its many meanings, two scholars consider how this work was understood by its compilers in India and, centuries later, by Nichiren, its famous proponent in Japan"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald S Lopez, Jr.; Jacqueline Ilyse Stone
ISBN: 9780691189802 0691189803
OCLC Number: 1108619512
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; A Note on Sources; Authors' Introduction; Chapter One: Introduction; Chapter Two: Skillful Means; Chapter Three: A Parable; Chapter Four: Willing Acceptance; Chapter Five: Herbs; Chapter Six: Prediction; Chapter Seven: The Apparitional City; Chapters Eight and Nine: The Five Hundred Disciples Receive Their Predictions and The Predictions for Those Who Still Have More to Learn and for Those Who Do Not; Chapter Ten: Expounder of the Dharma; Chapter Eleven: The Appearance of the Jeweled Stūpa; Chapter Twelve: Devadatta; Chapter Thirteen: Perseverance Chapter Fourteen: Ease in PracticeChapter Fifteen: Bodhisattvas Emerging from the Earth; Chapter Sixteen: The Lifespan of the Tathāgata; Chapters Seventeen and Eighteen: Description of Merits and The Merits of Joyful Acceptance; Chapter Nineteen: The Benefits Obtained by an Expounder of the Dharma; Chapter Twenty: Bodhisattva Sadāparibhūta; Chapters Twenty-One and Twenty-Two: The Transcendent Powers of the Tathāgata and Entrustment; Chapter Twenty-Three: Ancient Accounts of Bodhisattva Bhaiṣajyarāja Chapters Twenty-Four and Twenty-Five: Bodhisattva Gadgadasvara and The Gateway to Every DirectionChapter Twenty-Six: Dhāraṇī; Chapter Twenty-Seven: Ancient Accounts of King Śubhavyūha; Chapter Twenty-Eight: Encouragement of Bodhisattva Samantabhadra; Conclusion; Notes; Index
Responsibility: Donald S. Lopez Jr. and Jacqueline I. Stone.
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"The Lotus Sutra is one of the most influential works in the vast literature of Buddhism. Here, in exploring its many meanings, two scholars consider how this work was understood by its compilers in India and, centuries later, by Nichiren, its famous proponent in Japan"--

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"Lopez Jr. and Stone's detailed analysis makes for a welcome, admirable addition to the large repertoire of more general Lotus Sutra studies." * Publishers Weekly *

 
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