Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-4

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Wind Bell: Teachings from the San Francisco Zen Center, p. 3
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The point of my previous lecture was that since it may be difficult for you to understand the Lotus Sutra, I wanted to clarify who is supposed to have told it. The sutras usually look like they were spoken by the historical Buddha himself. But our Buddhist sutras were not actually spoken by him. So when you read a sutra, if you think it was spoken by Buddha himself, you will be confused, because there are actually many elements in it which did not exist in Buddha's time. Afterwards, when the sutra was ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).


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