Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-14

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We have here-- we had here various names of bodhisattvas, and the next ones were the devas-- devas, or gods, or supernatural beings. [Begins reading from Lotus Sutra, Kern translation, p. 4, Line 18.] -- further Shakra, the ruler of the celestials, with twenty thousand-- -- and others. Shakra, the ruler of the celestials. Shakra in Rig Veda's time is not the name of this god. “Shakra” is the adjective as you say: “the strong.” If you say “the strong” sometimes you mean strong one is just ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).


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