Holding Up the Mirror to Buddha-nature: Discerning the Ghee in the Lotus Sūtra

  title={Holding Up the Mirror to Buddha-nature: Discerning the Ghee in the Lotus Sūtra},
  author={Sandra Ann Wawrytko},
Although the origins of the Lotus Sūtra (Saddharma-pun d arīka-sūtra) remain obscure, textual evidence allows us to trace the written text back to at least the end of the second century, when it was quoted by Nāgārjuna (Nhat Hanh 2003: 199). The sūtra’s message of universal Buddhahood struck a deep chord in East Asian Buddhists. At least six Chinese translations appeared between the third and seventh centuries, of which three are still extant (Hurvitz 1976: ix). Tiantai 天台 patriarch Zhiyi… 
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