Provides an ideal introduction to East Asian Buddhist traditions, premodern and modern.(Buddhadharma 1900-01-00)
The essays are all of high standard...written in a clear style that are a pleasure to read...required reading for everyone interested in Buddhism.(Robert F. Rhodes The Eastern Buddhist 1900-01-00)
This impressive collection of essays has been carefully edited for consistency in terminology and structure, and includes a number of supplements that enhance the usefulness of the volume in a classroom setting(Natalie Gummer Journal of the American Academy of Religion 1900-01-00)
an extremely useful overview of key teachings, associated religious movements, and textual and commentarial traditions that...introduces students to the Lotus....(Religious Studies Review 1900-01-00)
Readings of the Lotus Sutra is well conceived and balanced, and all of the major areas and issues are covered. I would not hesitate to use this volume for classroom teaching. Indeed, I would structure my undergraduate teaching around it. We need more volumes like this.(Robert Sharf, University of California, Berkeley)
Obviously, it has much more to say than that and it rewards repeated readings.
It also presents a valuable section on the history of the sutra's translation as well as an overview of the Lotus-centered schools of thought.
I recommend this reading to anyone who has more than a casual interest in the subject.
One reads in the writings of proselytizers of various Buddhist sects claims about the history of the Lotus Sutra, its centrality to Buddhist thought, and its relationship to other... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Peter P. Parisi
As something of a devotee of the Lotus Sutra I welcome the careful scholarship on the text, history and lore on this great classic of Buddhism. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer