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.

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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.

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