Buddhism


10 English Translators of the Lotus Sutra   Recently updated !

    #1 – Burton Watson The Lotus Sutra, 1993 The late Burton Watson is an American scholar and award-winning translator of both Chinese and Japanese literature. In 1956, he received a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Watson moved to Japan in 1973. He was subsequently commissioned by the Soka Gakkai International […]


The Buddha as a Parent

The Buddha as a Parent by Gil Fronsdal Most contemporary Buddhists know that Prince Siddhartha, the Buddha-to-be, left his family in search of liberation on the day his son, Rahula, was born. Many have been perplexed, sometimes outraged, at such a seemingly irresponsible act. What is less well-known, though, is […]


How the Buddha Converted an Ascetic to the Buddha-Dharma before His Parinirvana

  While the Mallas were paying their last respects to the Buddha, a wandering ascetic named Subhadra heard that the Buddha was to attain final nirvana that very night. Knowing that it is hard to meet the Buddha, Subhadra hurried to see him in order to resolve his doubts about […]


10 Articles about Nichiren Buddhism by Jacqueline Stone

  10 Articles about Nichiren Buddhism by Jacqueline Stone Jacqueline I. Stone received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in East Asian Languages and Cultures, with a focus in Buddhist Studies. She is now Professor of Japanese Religions in the Religion Department of Princeton University. Her major […]


18 Distinctive Qualities of a Buddha

18 Distinctive Qualities of a Buddha Eighteen Distinctive Qualities of a Buddha (十八不共) are the qualities that only Buddhas and bodhisattvas possess. They commonly consist of the Ten Powers, Four Fearlessness, Three Kinds of Tranquility, and a Great Compassion. Also known as Eighteen Unshared Features Eighteen Unshared Properties, or Eighteen […]


10 Inspirational Quotes from Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, also known as Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, is a Nepalise lama of the Gelugpa lineage. Early in life, Lama Zopa Rinpoche was recognized as the reincarnation of the Lawudo Lama Kunzang Yeshe, hence the title “Rinpoche.” Lama Zopa, together with Lama Yeshe, is the co-founder of Kopan Monastery, the Foundation […]


The 52 Stages of Bodhisattva Practices

  The 52 Stages of Bodhisattva Practice The 52 Stages of Bodhisattva Practices are enumerated in Jeweled Necklace Sutra (菩萨璎珞本业经). The stages are systematic processes through which bodhisattvas advance from the time of their initial resolve until they finally attain Buddhahood. The 52 Stages of Bodhisattva Practice consist of: – […]