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The Lotus Sutra and Its Opening and Closing Sutras

by Burton Watson

  • ISBN Hardcover: 9789357600576, 9357600574
  • ISBN Paperback: 9789357600569, 9357600566
  • Year of Publication: 2023
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 455
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishing House
  • Sale price ₹ 1,125.00 Regular price ₹ 1,125.00

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    About the Book:

    “The Lotus Sutra clearly and definitively reveals the buddha nature that is an integral part of the lives of all people. And it makesclear that the Buddha desires and acts so that all people, by opening up this buddhanature inherent within themselves, mayattain the state of buddhahood forthemselves. The sutra further stresses that the continued observance of such action is the true mission of the bodhisattva, and never ceases to praise the observance of this practice.”

    About the Author:

    Burton Watson is one of the world's best-known translators from the Chinese and Japanese. His translations include The Vimalakirti Sutra, Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings, Ryokan: Zen Monk-Poet of Japan, Saigyo: Poems of a Mountain Home, and The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry: From Early Times to the Thirteenth Century, all published by Columbia.


    "Watson's felicitous rendition of "The Lotus Sutra" captures superbly well the literary essence of the Chinese text. Considering the manifold complexities and beauties of the work, this is a stunning achievement." --Victor Mair