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Lotus Sutra

Lotus Sutra, more fully Sutra of the Lotus of the Wonderful Dharma

Chinese: Miaofa lianhua jing (Skt. Saddharmapuṇḍarīka-sūtra); 7 fascicles, tr. by Kumārajīva in 406 CE. One of the most popular and influential Mahāyāna sutras in East Asia; the basis on which the Tiantai and Nichiren sects were established. Its title is usually abbreviated to Fahua jing 法華經. This sutra is well-known for its extensive instruction on the concept and usage of expedient means , mostly in the form of parables. Translated into English by Leon Hurvitz, Burton Watson, and others.

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