The Lotus Sutra

as presented by Fa Hui

This sutra is probably one of the most prominent sutras in the Mahayana schools. The two main schools of Mahayana that study this sutra are the Ch'an schools and the Pure Land schools. . It is extremely long. Twice as long as the Platform Sutra. Enjoy!

Fa Hui


Chapter One: Introduction

Chapter Two: Expedient Means

Chapter Three: Simile and Parable

Chapter Four: Belief and Understanding

Chapter Five: The Parable of the Medicinal Herbs

Chapter Six: Bestowal of Prophecy

Chapter Seven: The Parable of the Phantom City

Chapter Eight: Prophecy of Enlightenment for Five Hundred Disciples

Chapter Nine: Prophecies Conferred on Learners and Adepts

Chapter Ten: The Teacher of the Law

Chapter Eleven: The Emergence of the Treasure Tower

Chapter Twelve: Devadatta

Chapter Thirteen: Admonition to Embrace the Sutra

Chapter Fourteen: Peaceful Practices

Chapter Fifteen: Emerging from the Earth

Chapter Sixteen: The Life Span of the Tathagata

Chapter Seventeen: Distinction of Benefits

Chapter Eighteen: The Benefits of Joyful Acceptance

Chapter Nineteen: The Benefits of the Teacher of the Law

Chapter Twenty: Bodhisattva Never Disparaging

Chapter Twenty-one: The Mystic Powers of the Tathagata

Chapter Twenty-two: Entrustment

Chapter Twenty-three: The Former Deeds of Bodhisattva Medicine King

Chapter Twenty-four: Bodhisattva Myozon

Chapter Twenty-five: The Universal Gate of Bodhisattva Kanzeon

Chapter Twenty-six: Dharani

Chapter Twenty-seven: The Former Deeds of King Wondrous Splendor

Chapter Twenty-eight: The Encouragement of Bodhisattva Universally Worthy