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These teachings by Thich Nhat Hanh highlight elements of the sutra as keys to global compassion, love, and understanding. He devotes particular insight to the belief that everyone can become a Buddha and therefore anyone can devote themselves to bodhisattva action - unselfish devotion to all beings. In this way, he connects the sutra directly to the current needs of our world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781888375336
  • Publisher: Parallax Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Ch. 1 The Wide Embrace of the Lotus Sutra 7
Pt. I The Historical Dimension: Lotus Sutra 1-10 and 12-14 17
Ch. 2 The Two Doors 19
Ch. 3 Skillful Means 23
Ch. 4 One Vehicle 30
Ch. 5 The Destitute Son 37
Ch. 6 Dharma Rain 43
Ch. 7 The Magic City 47
Ch. 8 Predictions 50
Ch. 9 Devadatta 54
Ch. 10 The Capacity of Buddhahood 59
Ch. 11 Dharma Teacher 62
Pt. II The Ultimate Dimension: Lotus Sutra 11, 15-19, 21, and 22 65
Ch. 12 The Jeweled Stupa 67
Ch. 13 Rising Up from the Earth 73
Ch. 14 Infinite Life 77
Ch. 15 Merit 83
Ch. 16 The Light of Mindfulness 88
Ch. 17 Trust and Faith 93
Pt. III The Action Dimension Lotus Sutra 20 and 23-28 97
Ch. 18 Never Disparaging 99
Ch. 19 Medicine King 108
Ch. 20 Wonderful Sound 118
Ch. 21 Universal Gate 121
Ch. 22 Many Forms 129
Ch. 23 Mindfulness of Love 135
Ch. 24 Non-Fear 140
Ch. 25 Earth-Holder and Earth-Store 147
Ch. 26 Dharani 156
Ch. 27 King Fine Adornment 162
Ch. 28 Universally Worthy 165
Pt. IV Opening the Doors of Action 173
Ch. 29 The Six Paramitas 175
Ch. 30 Giving 177
Ch. 31 Precepts 182
Ch. 32 Inclusiveness 186
Ch. 33 Diligence 189
Ch. 34 Meditation 193
Ch. 35 Wisdom 195
Conclusion 198
Notes 199
Index 209
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