The Lotus Sutra - Table of Contents

A Contemporary Translation of a Buddhist Classic

CONTENTS

Preface          

Translator’s Introduction  

The Sutra of Innumerable Meanings      

1: Virtuous Conduct 
2: Dharma Preaching          
3: Ten Blessings       

The Sutra of the Lotus Flower of the Wonderful Dharma    

1: Introduction         
2: Skillful Means       
3: A Parable  
4: Faith and Understanding           
5: The Parable of the Plants           
6: Assurance of Becoming a Buddha         
7: The Parable of the Fantastic Castle-City           
8: Assurance for the Five Hundred Disciples        
9: Assurance for Arhats, Trained and in Training
10: Teachers of the Dharma           
11: The Sight of the Treasure Stupa         
12: Devadatta           
13: Encouragement to Uphold the Sutra  
14: Safe and Easy Practices            
15: Springing Up from the Earth   
16: The Lifetime of the Tathagata
17: The Variety of Blessings          
18: Blessings of Responding with Joy        
19: The Blessings of the Dharma Teacher
20: Never Disrespectful Bodhisattva         
21: Divine Powers of the Tathagata          
22: Entrustment      
23: Previous Lives of Medicine King Bodhisattva            
24: Wonderful Voice Bodhisattva  
25: The Universal Gateway of the Bodhisattva Regarder of the Cries of the World    
26: Incantations       
27: The Previous Life of King Wonderfully Adorned      
28: Encouragement of Universal Sage Bodhisattva         

The Sutra of Contemplation of the Dharma Practice of Universal Sage Bodhisattva       

Notes
Glossaries      
Glossary of Proper Names   
Glossary of Terms    
Bibliography
Index