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)
नस्वातो नापिपरतो नद्वाभ्यां नाप्यहेतुतः उत्पन्ना जातु विद्यन्ते भावाः क्वचन केचन
There absolutely are no things, nowhere and none, that arise anew, neither out of themselves, nor out of non-self, nor out of both, nor at random.
सर्वं तथ्यं न वा तथ्यं तथ्यं चातथ्यम् एव च नैवातथ्यं नैव तथ्यम् एतद् बुद्धानुशासनम्
All is so, or all is not so, both so and not so, neither so nor not so. This is the Buddha's teaching.

一切實非實亦實亦非實
非實非非實是名諸佛法

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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.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

I think each human being has things to find out in his own life that are inescapable. They’ll find them out the easy way or the hard way, or whatever.
-Jerry Garcia

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