The Stories of the Lotus Sutra by Gene Reeves

The Stories of the Lotus Sutra by Gene Reeves

Postby Mr. G » Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:25 pm

Lotus Stutra enlightenment

By STEPHEN MANSFIELD

THE STORIES OF THE LOTUS SUTRA, by Gene Reeves. Wisdom Publications, 347 pp., 2010, $18.95 (paper)
Gene Reeves is just the kind of preacher-teacher I like, one who lays his wares out, takes a step back and lets you appraise what he has to offer without obligation. Buddhism, like all religions, is best appreciated when free of enforcement, and the sound and fury of the zealous.

Originating in India over 2,000 years ago, the Lotus Sutra was memorized and then transmitted orally until it could be recorded in Sanskrit, Chinese and other scripts. The idea of a standard, authoritative version of the work does not exist. Its importance and centrality, in whatever form it has reached us, however, is not disputed.

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    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
    - Vasubandhu
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Re: The Stories of the Lotus Sutra by Gene Reeves

Postby Seishin » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:21 am

Great book. I highly recommend it. :twothumbsup:
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Re: The Stories of the Lotus Sutra by Gene Reeves

Postby plwk » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:46 am

Buddhism, like all religions, is best appreciated when free of enforcement, and the sound and fury of the zealous.

Such an apt and timely quote for DW and a potential best voted signature of the year... :thumbsup:
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Re: The Stories of the Lotus Sutra by Gene Reeves

Postby Josef » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:26 pm

This book is really interesting.
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