Lotus Sūtra study guide website

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Lotus Sūtra study guide website

Postby Zhen Li » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:23 pm

Namaste all.

The following website is an ongoing collation of chapter by chapter study guides that are being used in a reading group with members of my local sangha. If anyone is interested in studying the Lotus Sūtra, they may be of help.

https://sites.google.com/site/learningthelotussutra/

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Re: Lotus Sūtra study guide website

Postby Queequeg » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:59 pm

Very nice. Thank you. :smile:
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Re: Lotus Sūtra study guide website

Postby narhwal90 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:18 pm

Likewise! Its great to have it from additional perspectives. Reading today's chapters now :)

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Re: Lotus Sūtra study guide website

Postby Zhen Li » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:44 pm

Glad it was of help.

It is mostly unedited as of now, so for the first few chapters I was using the page numbers in the Kubo and Yuyama translation, but as different editions have different page numbers, I switched to the Taishō page numbers instead. I'll have to update these eventually.

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Re: Lotus Sūtra study guide website

Postby Coëmgenu » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:08 am

Zhen Li wrote:Namaste all.

The following website is an ongoing collation of chapter by chapter study guides that are being used in a reading group with members of my local sangha. If anyone is interested in studying the Lotus Sūtra, they may be of help.

https://sites.google.com/site/learningthelotussutra/
This study guide cites very specific verse lines, the translation I use (mostly because it is the most convenient) does not list these verse lines, it merely has chapters marked.

Do you know a translation available online in English that has these verse lines included? Or just a translation that has them in general?
"My pure land is not destroyed,
yet the multitude sees it as consumed in fire,
with anxiety, fear, and other sufferings
filling it everywhere."
(Saddharmapuṇḍarīkasūtra XVI)

All these dharmāḥ are the status of dharma, the standing of dharma, the suchness of dharma; the dharma neither departs from things-as-they-are, nor differs from things-as-they-are; it is the truth, reality, without distortion.(SA 296, 因緣法)
揭諦揭諦,波羅揭諦,波羅僧揭諦,菩提薩婆訶(Prajñāpāramitāhṛdayasya Mantra)

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Re: Lotus Sūtra study guide website

Postby Zhen Li » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:03 am

They are Taisho page numbers for the Kumarajiva translation. The BDK Lotus Sutra has these in the column.

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Re: Lotus Sūtra study guide website

Postby Zhen Li » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:35 pm

The pages are all up now, in case anyone was following along.

The formatting is not perfect and the page numbers could do with some revision, but otherwise, I hope it can be of some benefit.

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Re: Lotus Sūtra study guide website

Postby Tatsuo » Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:42 am

Thank you for sharing this, Zhen Li :anjali:
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Re: Lotus Sūtra study guide website

Postby narhwal90 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:49 pm

Likewise :) The additional content and commentary is very welcome, and I appreciate very much that the pages are browser friendly- makes them a lot more usable. Many thanks!


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