Lotus Stutra enlightenmentBy 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.Read More Here...