Posts Tagged ‘Stage Two’

Sūtra of the White Lotus Blossom of the Marvelous Dharma (Saddharma Puṇḍarīka Sūtra)

Today we begin a series on what is generally referred to as the Lotus Sutra. Certainly it’s a Sutra that has captured the mind and hearts of East Asians for many centuries and it’s fascinating how its influence is still vibrant as ever. Essentially, the Lotus Sutra is a vast Mahayana masterpiece that can be broken-down into stages that highlight the following: Stage One: chapters 2-9 encapsulate the Buddha’s teaching on expedient means (Skt.: upāyakauśalya, or upāya).  Also interjected Read more [...]