Daisaku ikeda is a buddhist philosopher, peacebuilder, educator, author and poet. Discussion gosho the strategy of the lotus sutra in 1274, nichiren daishonin was pardoned and returned to kamakura from his exile on the island of sado. Buddhist integration of religion, thought, and culture. Is it possible, without understanding the meaning of the lotus sutra, but merely by chanting the five or seven characters of nammyohorengekyo once a day, once a month, or simply once a year, once a decade, or once in a lifetime, to avoid being drawn into trivial or serious acts of evil. Book by ikeda, daisaku, saito, katsuji, endo, takanori, suda, haruo. This site is like a library, use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Sutra presents the most memorable and remarkable of the lotus sutra s many stories and parables, along with a distillation of his decades of reflection on them in an accessible, inspiring, and naturally illuminating way. Wang argues that the explosion of art inspired by the lotus sutra, starting from the 7th and 8th centuries in china, was a confluence of text and the topography of the chinese medieval mind in which the latter dominated. Its a seminal work in the development of buddhism throughout east asia and, by extension, in the development of mahayana buddhism throughout the world. The daimoku of the lotus sutra wnd i nichiren buddhism.
The stories of the lotus sutra is the perfect companion to reeves. This translation by reeves provides readers from vastly different backgrounds with the opportunity to understand and utilize the wisdom of this profound text. The strategy of the lotus sutra employ the strategy of the lotus sutra before any other. Wisdom of the lotus sutra 50 the wisdom of the lotus sutra a discussion on religion in the twentyfirst century this is the fiftieth installment of an ongoing discussion on the lotus sutra between sgi president ikeda and soka gakkai study department chief.
He has had a mancrush on zen roshi phil jackson and his nba teams since the earliest days in chicago. The wisdom of the lotus sutra vol 5 by daisaku ikeda. What does the purification of the six sense organs means for our daily lives. Lecture on the sutra hoben and juryo chapters by josei toda. The wisdom of the lotus sutra volume iv pdf book manual. The wisdom of the lotus sutra volume iv section 9 key concepts and discussion questions 2 gain a correct understanding of the nature of our minds, we see that it has no birth that can be called a. These sutras are like a great physician who can change poison into medicine on the protection of the nation, the writings of nichiren daishonin, vol. What is the implication of the buddha seeking to open the door of buddha wisdom the state of. Whitehead and charles hartshorne with the buddhism of the lotus sutra.
Soka gakkai international is a worldwide society for the creation of value founded upon the buddhism of nichiren daishonin. It is the basis of nichiren buddhism and daisaku ikedas philosophy. The word benefits kudoku means the reward that is represented by the purification of the six sense organs p. He is the third president of the soka gakkai lay buddhist organization and the founding president of the soka gakkai international sgi, which is today one of the worlds largest and most diverse lay buddhist organizations, promoting a philosophy of character development and social engagement for peace. The lotus sutra is regarded as one of the worlds great religious scriptures and most influential texts. President ikeda and soka gakkai study department leaders katsuji saito, takanori endo and haruo suda. All the twentyeight chapters of the lotus sutra are nam. The work has both literary and philosophical merit, combining verse and parables with clarity of insight, earning it a permanent spot in the history of buddhism. But for those who delight in the small, he uses the power of expedients to bring their minds under control, only then teaching the greater wisdom. Chapter 5, parable of the plants this parable says that the dharma is like a great. One of the most widely influential teachings of shakyamuni has been the lotus sutra. Wisdom for modern life, and the wisdom of the lotus sutra. The hokekyo lotus sutra not merely represents all the teachings of shakyamuni which were revealed for the period of fifty years since he had attained enlightenment.
This passage has been regarded as praise of the lotus sutra, thus having a. One reason for the sutra s popularity is that its principal character, vimalakirti, is not a buddha or a bodhisattva or even a monk but a layman with a family living in india, leading apparently a secular life. The heart of strategy and swordsmanship derives from the mystic law. Volume one, examining chapters 1 2 of the lotus sutra, introduction and expedient means. Taking place in a vast and fantastical cosmic setting, the lotus sutra places emphasis.
Daisaku ikeda, katsuji saito, takanori endo, haruo suda. Wisdom of the lotus sutra 1 the wisdom of the lotus sutra a discussion on religion in the twentyfirst century this is the first installment of a new series in which sgi president ikeda engages in a discussion on the lotus sutra with soka gakkai study department chief. To make the understanding of the lotus sutra, there are books available to enable you to grasp the essence of the lotus. The wisdom of the lotus sutra excerpts from various volumes of the wisdom of the lotus sutra. The wisdom of the lotus sutra volume v chapters 1722 the. In light of nichiren buddhism, what is the meaning of benefit. The lotus sutra, revised second edition bdk america. The wisdom of the lotus sutra download ebook pdf, epub. And the practice of the life span chapter is to manifest that immense life in the reality of our own livesthe practice, in other words, is to cause the great and eternal life force of the buddha to well forth in ones. It also refers to the merit achieved by wiping out evil, while the element toku or doku refers to the virtue one acquires by bringing about good the. The wisdom of the lotus sutra volume v section 1 key. The lotus sutra is one of the most popular and influential mahayana sutras, and the basis on. The greater wisdom the lotus sutra chapter 4 youtube.
Buddhism, and i was surprised that this query was answered with the lotus sutra, chapter 23 to be exact. Within the buddhist canon, the lotus sutra is one text that should be read. In particular the concept of one vehicle, which permeates the work, has had great influence on multiple schools. See all books authored by daisaku ikeda, including buddhism day by day. This book, wisdom of the lotus sutra, is a deep yet easytograsp examination of the twentyeightchapter lotus sutra by soka gakkai international president daisaku ikeda and three top soka gakkai study department leaders from japan. All others who bear you enmity or malice will likewise be wiped out.
Stevensonthis essay expounds on the five practices of upholding, reading, reciting, explaining and copying the lotus. Readings of the lotus sutra columbia readings of buddhist. Recitation of significant excerpts from chapter 1 of the lotus sutra, introductory, adapted with minor changes from. According to the late professor shoko kabutogi, the foremost specialist in various editions of kumarajivas version of the lotus sutra, the kasuga edition is superior to other. Eventually, and to his and everyones detriment this mancrush would transform into a coachpresident relationship like zen master and lowly apprentice monk.
Daisaku ikeda books list of books by author daisaku ikeda. The record of the orally transmitted teachings states. The vimalakirti sutra is one of the most popular mahayana sutras. Reeves is currently working on a buddhist natural theology which attempts to relate the process philosophy of a. Furthermore, it is absent in a number of authoritative editions of the buddhist canon in chinese. Essays on the lotus sutra, which he edited, was published in 2002. Volume five examining chapters 17 22 of the lotus sutra. The lotus sutra, one of the central texts of mahayana buddhism, provides a basis for key buddhist ideas. Collection of lesbian romance short stories volume 5 20170729t15. Leo tolstoys view of religion and the philosophy of daisaku ikeda. Buddhist practice and the lotus sutra in china daniel b. The buddhist conquest of china, sinica leidensia book 11, brill. The lotus sutra audiobook by hendrik kern, nicolas. What are some quotes from the record of the orally transmitted teachings that clarify this.
Words and phrases, volume ten, says, the sutra as a whole is summed up in these four phrases. It also is the very sutra that fulfilled the ultimate purpose of his advent in this world. The wisdom of the lotus sutra volume v chapters 1722 the wisdom of the lotus sutra, volume v. The conversation brings the lotus sutras important messages into practical application for daily life and for realizing a peaceful world. The conversations in this six volume work, conducted over a number of years among daisaku ikeda, head of soka gakkai international sgi, and soka gakkai study department leaders katsuji saito, takanori endo and haruo suda, yield intrareligious insights of buddhists who regard the lotus sutra as the core teaching of mahayana buddhism. The sutra as a whole refers to the twentyeight chapters of the lotus sutra, the essential teaching and the theoretical teaching. Click download or read online button to get the wisdom of the lotus sutra book now. The record of the orally transmitted teachings says.
Motifs from the lotus sutra figure prominently in the dunhuang caves built in the sui era. Daisaku ikeda ci introduce alla comprensione del sutra. The wisdom of the lotus sutra volume iv pdf book online select one of servers for direct link. The lotus sutra second revised edition the lotus sutra is one of the most important of all the mahayana sutras. The wisdom of the lotus sutra volume v chapters 1722 the wisdom of the lotus sutra, volume v chapters 1722 katsuji saito, takaanori endo, haruo suda on.7 1020 932 633 521 433 417 1123 1211 1255 1042 873 1004 1505 382 466 169 991 545 1443 880 826 1413 176 736 563 898 1424 480 718 11 546 31 718 725 474 980 574 539 187 560 968 707 913 794