Buddha's Lotus Flowers: Flower Symbolism in the Lotus Sutra (Reeves)

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Buddha's Lotus Flowers: Flower Symbolism in the Lotus Sutra (Reeves)

Post by Coëmgenu » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:33 pm

I wasn't initially sure where I should put this.

I considered "Sūtra Studies", but this talk doesn't really deal with "Dharma" or the Buddhadharma expounded within the Lotus Sūtra, really.

It is more of a somewhat passingly interesting elaboration on the literary merits of the Lotus Sūtra (from the perspective of literary academia), which are abundant but generally not talked about in favour or speaking of the actual content of the sūtra (which, to be fair, makes sense).

I thought might be most appreciated by posters in the "East Asian Buddhism" forum.

Talk on the Lotus Sutra by Prof Gene Reeves (Part 1 of 5)
子念昔貧,志意下劣,今於父所,大獲珍寶,并及舍宅、一切財物。甚大歡喜,得未曾有。
The son thought of past poverty, outlook humble, now having from father a treasure harvest, also father's house, all his wealth. Great joy - to have what was never before had.

Τῆς πατρῴας, δόξης σου, ἀποσκιρτήσας ἀφρόνως, ἐν κακοῖς ἐσκόρπισα, ὅν μοι παρέδωκας πλοῦτον· ὅθεν σοι τὴν τοῦ Ἀσώτου, φωνὴν κραυγάζω· Ἥμαρτον ἐνώπιόν σου Πάτερ οἰκτίρμον, δέξαι με μετανοοῦντα, καὶ ποίησόν με, ὡς ἕνα τῶν μισθίων σου.
Your fatherly due I withheld unthinking, in evil I wasted your wealth; a prodigal cries, "I've erred, father, receive the repentant as serf."

妙法蓮華經 Κοντάκιον τοῦ Ἀσώτου

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Re: Buddha's Lotus Flowers: Flower Symbolism in the Lotus Sutra (Reeves)

Post by Queequeg » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:43 am

Finally got around to watching this.

Prof. Reeves is like a chill Mandy Patinkin.

Thanks for posting.
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Saddharmapundarikasutra, Upaya Chapter

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