The Threefold Lotus Sutra
This concise, readily understandable book is designed as a guide to one of the supreme scriptures of Mahayana Buddhism: the Threefold Lotus Sutra. The first publication of the complete sutra in English (Kosei, 1975) was widely acclaimed, and an ever-growing audience has been created for what is certainly among the greatest of the world's religious documents. Like the Bible and the Koran, however, the Threefold Lotus Sutra requires explanation by a gifted teacher, and it is for this reason that Niwano has written this guide. Giving careful consideration to the relationships among the thirty-two chapters of the sutra, he not only outlines the contents but also explains the major points.
NIKKYO NIWANO, well-known author of such works on Buddhism as Shakyamuni Buddha and Buddhism for Today and winner of the 1979 Templeton Foundation Prize for Progress in Religion, is the founder of Rissho Kosei-kai, a lay Buddhist organization that numbers well over six million members throughout the world.
168 pp. 10.9 cm. x 17.4 cm. Glossary. Index. (softcover)