CHAPTER 22 EX. 1
The Tathagata tells the story of a Buddha long ago describing his heavenly Buddha Realm.
CHAPTER 22 EX. 2
In this analogous extract, the principles of wholehearted dedication, purification and offering of oneself to the Dharma are praised.
CHAPTER 22 EX. 3
The Buddhas of 80 worlds declare the perfection of giving by the Bodhisattva-Mahasattva who gave his whole body, the symbol of his self, as an offering to Buddha.
CHAPTER 22 EX. 4
The Bodhisattva-Mahasattva is reborn in a new spiritual realm and makes a request to his parents to return to the Buddha to worship him again.
CHAPTER 23 EX. 1
We start a new chapter this week, the Buddha uses his super-normal powers to make visible a distant Buddha-field. He introduces us to a new character whose story will be told.
CHAPTER 23 EX. 2
The bodhisattva Gadgadasvara conceives a wish to visit our world. His Tathagata warns him not to be shocked by what he finds here.
CHAPTER 23 EX. 3
Bodhisattva Gadgadasvara, travels to the Saha world to see Shakyamuni. He appears to the assembly with his retinue in the form of lotus flowers with golden stalks.
CHAPTER 23 EX. 4
The bodhisattva Gadgadasvara appears in our Saha world amidst great signs and miracles.
CHAPTER 23 EX. 5
The Bodhisattva Gadgadasvara makes an offering to Shakyamuni, and enquires into the Tathagata's wellbeing and the deportment of beings in the Saha world.
CHAPTER 23 EX. 6
Buddha Shakyamuni welcomes Bodhisattva Gadgadasvara to this Saha realm and tells the history of his acquisition of virtues.
CHAPTER 23 EX. 7
So that the Dharma of the Lotus is available for all, the bodhisattvas assume many shapes to preach. The Buddha explains his skilful means to Padmasrî
CHAPTER 23 EX. 8
The Bodhisattva Gadgadasvara returns to his own realm and recounts what he has witnessed in the Saha world, in the final section from this chapter.
CHAPTER 24 EX. 1
In this chapter the Buddha initiates a conversation that reveals the power of compassion personified as Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara.
CHAPTER 24 EX. 2
The all-hearing power of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara means he beholds the suffering of all beings. He can be called upon and the Buddha extols his virtues. Ashayamati sings a hymn of praise in response.
CHAPTER 24 EX. 3
In this concluding segment of this chapter, the audience is reminded of the good roots already laid down for those who are fortunate enough to hear this teaching.
CHAPTER 35 EX. 1
A long, long time ago under an ancient Buddha two princes embarked upon the Bodhisattva path developing the Six Paramitas and the wisdom of emptiness.
CHAPTER 25 EX. 2
The two princes are refused permission to hear the Buddha preach the Dharma of the Lotus, but the Queen devises a cunning plan.
CHAPTER 25 EX. 3
The two princes convert their father with a display of miraculous powers due to the power of the Dharma of the Lotus Law.
You will find previous extracts from the Scriptures here.