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I. The Pivotal Lotus Story and Dogen's Worldview II. Hermeneutics and Discourse Styles in Study of the Lotus Sutra and Dogen III. Selected East Asian Interpretations of the Story IV. Dogen's Interpretations of this Lotus Sutra Story V. Dogen's View of Earth, Space, and Time Seen in Mahayana Context Afterword: Implications of Dogen's Mahayana Worldview Endnotes Bibliography
Posted June 22, 2013
You've heard of the Lotus Sutra. Maybe you've tried to read it. Mystical stories. Polemics against other teachings. Rejoicing that the Buddha is about to preach the Lotus Sutra. Does he ever go ahead and do it? What do people get out of this scripture? Who finds it relevant? Dogen, the greatest figure in Japanese Zen, for one. Leighton explains. The whole worldview of Zen turns out to reflect this lotus.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.