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Riassunto: The Wonderful Dharma Lotus Flower Sutra, more commonly known in English as the Lotus Sutra (Sanskrit: Saddharma-pundarika-sutra), is one of the major Buddhist texts of East Asia. It was spoken in the last period of Shakyamuni Buddha s life, proclaiming the ultimate principles of the Dharma, which unites all previous teachings into one. With many parables e.g. those of the burning house, the lost son, and the rain the Buddha teaches that all beings can become fully enlightened and that this achievement, and not that of becoming Shravakas or Pratyekabuddhas, has always been the ultimate intent of his teaching. This Sutra also includes separate chapters on several important bodhisattvas within the Mahayana tradition, such as Avalokiteshvara (Guan Shi Yin) and Samantabhadra (Pu Xian).
There are many other translations in English of the Lotus Sutra. The uniqueness of this sixteen volume series is that all twenty-eight chapters include extensive commentary by the late Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua, whose accessible explanations show this ancient text s meaning as instruction for practice on the spiritual path in the modern world.
The English translation of this Sutra and the commentary of Master Hua was done by the Buddhist Text Translation Society (BTTS). The translation process of the Society is modeled after the translation assemblies of earlier times and publishes work only after it has passed through four committees for primary translation, revision, editing, and certification. The leaders of these committees are bhikshus (monks) and bhikshunis (nuns) who have devoted their lives to the study and practice of the Buddha s teachings. For that reason, works published by the Society emphasize the practical applications of the Buddha s teachings.
Volume 4 in this series is a translation of Chapter 3: A Parable, where the Buddha uses the analogy of an elder saving his children from a burning house to explain how he saves living beings.
Other books in the series include
Vol 1 Introduction by Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua, ISBN: 0-88139-433-5 (2001, 2nd edition).
Vol. 2 Ch 1: Introduction, ISBN 0-917512-22-7 (1977).
Vol. 3 - Ch 2: Expedient Devices, ISBN 0-917512-26-X (1979).
Vol. 5 Ch 4: Belief and Understanding, ISBN 0-917512-64-2 (1980).
Vol. 6 Ch 5: Medicinal Herbs, Ch 6: Conferring Predictions, ISBN 0-917512-65-0 (1980).
Vol. 7 Ch 7: The Analogy of the Transformation City, ISBN 0-917512-67-7 (1980).
Vol. 8 Ch 8: Five Hundred Disciples Receive Predictions, Ch 9: Bestowing Predictions, ISBN 0-917512-71-5 (1980).
Vol. 9 Ch 10:Masters of the Dharma, Ch 11: Vision of the Jeweled Stupa, ISBN 0-917512-85-5 (1981).
Vol. 10 Ch 12: Devedatta, Ch 13:Exhortation to Maintain, ISBN 0-917512-34-0 (1982).
Vol 11 Ch 14 Happily Dwelling Conduct, ISBN: 978-0-88139-443-6.
Vol 12 Ch 15 Welling Forth from the Earth, Ch 16 Thus Come One s Life Span, ISBN: 978-0-88139-443-6.
Vol 13 Ch 17: Discrimination of Merit and Virtue, Ch 18: Rejoicing in Accord with Merit and Virtue, Ch 19 The Merit and Virtue of a Dharma Master, ISBN 978-0-88139-445-0.
Vol 14 Ch 20 Never-Slighting Bodhisattva, Ch 21 The Spiritual Powers of the Thus Come One, Ch 22 The Entrustment, Ch 23 Medicine King Bodhisattva, Ch 24 Bodhisattva Wondrous Sound, ISBN 978-0-88139-446-7.
Vol 15- Ch 25 Guanshiyin Bodhisattva, ISBN 978-0-88139-447-4.
Vol 16- Ch 26 Dharani, Ch 27 King Wonderful Adorment, Ch 28 Universal Worthy Bodhisattva, ISBN 978-0-88139-448-1.
Chinese version: Miao Fa Lian Hua Jing, ISBN: 0-88139-429-7, text only with pinyin for chanting.
Miaofa Lianhua Jing Qianshi: ISBN: 978-986732-839-7, 10 volumes Chinese text with explanation
About the Author: Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua (1918-1995) was a monastic reformer and the first Chinese master to teach Buddhism to large numbers of Westerners. During his long career he supported the translation of the Buddhist canon into English and other languages. Born in 1918 to a peasant family in a small village south of Harbin, in northeast China, Master Hua was the youngest of eight children. After his mother s death, when he was 19, he became a monk and meditated by his mother s grave for three years and practiced other austerities. He received full ordination in 1947 at the Buddhist holy mountain Pu Tuo. At Nan Hua Monastery, the Bodhimanda of the Sixth Patriarch, in Guang Dong Province, he received from Chan Master Xu Yun (1840-1959) the Dharma-seal as the 9th Patriarch of the Wei Yang lineage, the 46th generation in a line descending from Shakyamuni Buddha. Master Xu Yun also bestowed upon him the Dharma-transmission name Hsüan Hua. In 1949, Master Hua left China for Hong Kong, where he taught meditation, lectured on the Buddhist sutras, and helped to establish three Buddhist monasteries. In 1962, he traveled to the United States at the invitation of his Hong Kong disciples, who were then living in San Francisco Bay Area, and he began lecturing at the San Francisco Buddhist Lecture Hall. In 1970, Master Hua moved from Chinatown to the newly established Gold Mountain Monastery in the Mission District of San Francisco. In 1976 he established a new headquarters at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, in Ukiah, California. Additionally, he founded the Buddhist Text Translation Society with the goal of translating the Buddhist canon. It has now published over two hundred volumes of translations. Before his passing at the age of 77 near Los Angeles, he had founded over 20 monasteries and temples worldwide.
Titolo: The Dharma Flower Sutra; vol. 4, chapter 3: ...
Casa editrice: Buddhist Text Translation Society
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Sino American Buddhist Association, 1979. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Book has light edge and corner wear, gentle reading creases to spine, but is otherwise very nice, clean and bright and tight. Codice libro della libreria 055574
Descrizione libro Buddhist Text Translation Society. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0917512626 PAPERBACK. Very good copy with light edge wear and rubbing. Codice libro della libreria 0701J606803
Descrizione libro Buddhist Text Translation Society, 1979. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0917512626
Descrizione libro Buddhist Text Translation Society, 1979. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 917512626
Descrizione libro Buddhist Text Translation Society, San Francisco, CA, 1979. Paperback. First Edition, First Printing, so stated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of rubbing to the wrapper covers; there are several tiny flecks of foxing to the outside edges. The Binding is square and perfectly secure; the text is clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 339pp. Primary Translation by Bhikshuni Heng Yin and reviewed by Bhikshuni Heng Ch'ih. Edited by Upasika Kuo-Lin Lethcoe. Trade Paperback. First Edition, First Printing, so stated. Codice libro della libreria 43535
Descrizione libro Buddhist Text Translation Soci, 1979. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020917512626
Descrizione libro Buddhist Text Translation Society. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Fine. 0917512626 Like New Condition. Codice libro della libreria LN6.1450788
Descrizione libro Buddhist Text Translation Soci, 1979. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110917512626
Descrizione libro Buddhist Text Translation Society. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0917512626 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.1450788
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