Social Responsibility, Sex Change, and Salvation: Gender Justice in the Lotus Sutra

  title={Social Responsibility, Sex Change, and Salvation: Gender Justice in the Lotus Sutra},
  author={Lucinda Joy Peach},
  journal={Philosophy East and West},
  pages={50 - 74}
  • L. Peach
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy East and West
What does the Lotus SuÅ tra have to teach us about social responsibility? The immense influence and popularity of this Buddhist scripture throughout many parts of Asia (e.g., Watson 1993, p. ix) is reason enough to investigate its relation to social responsibility. In addition, the text of the Lotus SuÅ tra itself suggests a reason for examining its teachings on social responsibility by proclaiming itself to be the `̀ one vehicle,'' the unifying law or truth, what Tamura Yoshiro describes as… 
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