Book of Daily Quotations from the Lotus Sutra

I have recently just published a book of daily quotations from the Lotus Sutra.  This may or may not be something of interest to folks in this group.  Perhaps though you might enjoy having this book by your practice space for encouragement from the Buddha in the Lotus Sutra.  The book is only in English, so please accept my apologies for those who wish to read it in their own native language.  As a Nichiren Shu priest I have unrestricted rights to copy freely from the Senchu Murano translation into English.  I do not have those same rights for any other translation into English or any other language.  I can only begin to imagine the legal and administrative nightmare to get those permissions, it's more than this present life envisions possible.

I am providing an image of the cover of the book as well as a link to the book on the French Amazon site.  It is available throughout Europe on Amazon.

With Gassho,

Ryusho

A little trivia about the cover.  The image of the Dharma Wheel is a photo of a utility hole (man-hole) cover. For many years I've been intruiged by the use of this image, the Wheel of the Dharma for basically what amounts to sewer covers.  I wonder what the reaction of other faiths would be if their symbol was used in such a way.  Of course I do know that many of these are made in India and the symbol is also sometimes used to represent that country.  But not all of them are made in India and in fact some are made in the USA.  So, over the years I have acquired a sizeable collection of photos of such covers.  I've become quite adept at spotting the design even as I'm driving down the road, but only at moderate speeds.  When I spot one I do what needs to be done and snap a picture.  This particular cover was found in a small suburb around the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina.  It was while visiting practitioners there I spotted it.  When I take these photos I never clean the cover nor remove any debris, I take the photo as it appears in that moment.

Views: 75

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of David Brazier at La Ville au Roi (Eleusis) to add comments!

Join David Brazier at La Ville au Roi (Eleusis)

Comment by David Brazier on November 30, 2017 at 15:44

Thank you for adding this. great. You might like to also put it in http://eleusis.ning.com/group/books which would create a more enduring slot for it on these pages.

ITZI Conference 2019

Subscribe to ITZI Conference Newsletter

* indicates required

Blog Posts

MY MEDICAL CONDITION

Posted by David Brazier on June 26, 2019 at 18:04 6 Comments

My medical condition continues to be a mystery. It is clear that I do not have any of the big nasty things - brain tumour, cracked skull, stroke, etc - as these have been ruled out by MRI investigation. Nonetheless I continue to have persistent, continuous head pain that varies in intensity and I become exhausted by the least effort so that I am functioning like an invalid incapable of doing very much. There is always a possibility that the whole syndrome is a…

Continue

Grace.

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on June 2, 2019 at 1:02 4 Comments

“Do we know what it means to be struck by grace? It does not mean that we suddenly believe that God exists, or that Jesus is the saviour, or that the Bible contains the truth. Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness. It strikes us when we walk through the dark Valley of a meaningless and empty life. It strikes us when we feel that our separation is deeper than usual, because we have violated another life, a life which we loved, or from which we were estranged. It strikes us… Continue

Sit

Posted by Geeta Chari on April 26, 2019 at 22:13 3 Comments

This is a short video of a Buddhist monk and his family. 

It raised questions on parenting and Buddhism - does detachment (or perhaps quietism), as practiced here, lead to demotivation and disengagement with the world around one?

His children find the detachment practised by the monk disquieting. They appreciate the irony of detachment, which is supposed to…

Continue

Zero Limits

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 20, 2019 at 14:13 0 Comments

 

 

 

I have recently been made aware of a practice known as Ho’ponopono. Ho’ponopono is an ancient Hawaiian healing practice, based on universal forgiveness, that was rediscovered and popularised in the 80s. A man called Joe Vitale(Hawaiian I think)  became enchanted by the practice after his daughter was healed from an…

Continue

© 2019   Created by David Brazier.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service