New Illustrated Lotus Sutra

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New Illustrated Lotus Sutra

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Wisdom is publishing a handsome looking volume of the late Gene Reeves' translation of the Lotus Sutra with illustrations.

Looks like a nice volume.

https://wisdomexperience.org/product/il ... tus-sutra/
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta
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Re: New Illustrated Lotus Sutra

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Queequeg wrote: Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:41 pm Wisdom is publishing a handsome looking volume of the late Gene Reeves' translation of the Lotus Sutra with illustrations.

Looks like a nice volume.

https://wisdomexperience.org/product/il ... tus-sutra/
I really enjoyed Professor Reeves' translation. Look forward to seeing this edition. If you grab it please do let us know how it looks!
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Did anyone get a copy of this new translation? It's not easy to find photos of the artwork online so I also wonder how the illustrations turned out.

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Tatsuo wrote: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:13 pm Did anyone get a copy of this new translation? It's not easy to find photos of the artwork online so I also wonder how the illustrations turned out.
I saw the book last year at a conference book stand. The illustrations are fine. If my memory serves me correctly, except for a few scenes, the sūtra does not really lend itself to 110 illustrations in my opinion and I did not develop any desire to purchase it. The illustrations are fairly simple black and white line drawings. It would have been nice if they were a bit more colourful or traditional.
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