Quotes and Stories


10 Quotes from The Sutra of Meditation on Bodhisattva Universal Worthy

10 Quotes from The Sutra of Meditation on Bodhisattva Universal Worthy The Sutra of Meditation on Bodhisattva Universal Worthy is the closing sutra of the Threefold Lotus Sutra. The essence of this sutra is about purification of one’s life through meditation of the Law of Emptiness – a method of […]


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 […]