Being a very devout Buddhist I sought to explore what is known to be one of the most important Mahayana texts which is entitled in the west as the "Lotus Sutra". I admit that I was annoyed at the blatant magical and fake elements which saturate the Sutra, however this book has clarified all my problems with the Lotus Sutra! Thich Naht Hanh uses his scholarly brilliance to express the fact that the Lotus Sutra is not in fact a testimony of the real Buddha, but is in fact in a sense an epoch poem written by Buddhists to clarify some of Buddha's important points etc. etc. etc. Thich Naht Hanh is a master at teaching Buddhism to the western mind!
In this book, one of my favorite teachers, Thich Nhat Hanh, takes on the wisdom of the Lotus Sutra. Quoting from the Hurvitz translation of the sutra, Thay distills its fundamental meaning in his own clear and accessible way. I was enriched by this book, and recommend it to all who are interested in Buddhist meditation practice.