Message

Teaching of mercy and equality, establish the way of salvation of the public

28 Chapters

There exists and many interpretations including an opinion that Zhiyi(Tiantai) in China about 28 chapters of the Lotus Sutra. It is introduce divided into 3 parts largely in here. Vol.1 is Chap1.Introduction Idea of one Buddha vehicle and Chap2.Expedient Means focus on the bestowal of the Śrāvaka to Chap.9 Prophecies Conferred on Learners and Adepts. Vol.2 is about Bodhisattvas of the Earth Emerge and Shakyamuni Buddha of far away from Chap.10 The Teacher of the Law to Chap.22 Entrustment. Vol.3 is from Chap.23 Former Affairs of the Bodhisattva Medicine King to Chap.28 Encouragements of the Bodhisattva Universal Worthy.

※In general 28 chapters of the Lotus Sutra made up of eight books, but something is arranged in seven books.

Vol.1
Ch.1

Introduction

Ch.2

Expedient Means

Vol.2
Ch.3

Simile and Parable

The parable of the three carts and the burning house

Ch.4

Belief and Understanding

The parable of the wealthy man and his poor son

Vol.3
Ch.5

The Parable of the Medicinal Herbs

The parable of the three kinds of medicinal herbs and two kinds of trees

Ch.6

Bestowal of Prophecy

Ch.7

The Parable of the Phantom City

The parable of the phantom city and the treasure land

Vol.4
Ch.8

Prophecy of Enlightenment for Five Hundred Disciples

The parable of the jewel in the robe

Ch.9

Prophecies Conferred on Learners and Adepts

Ch.10

The Teacher of the Law

Ch.11

The Emergence of the Treasure Tower

Vol.5
Ch.12

Devadatta

Ch.13

Encouraging Devotion

Ch.14

Peaceful Practices

The parable of the bright jewel in the topknot

Ch.15

Emerging from the Earth

Vol.6
Ch.16

The Life Span of the Thus Come One

The parable of the skilled physician and his sick children

Ch.17

Distinctions in Benefits

Ch.18

The Benefits of Responding with Joy

Ch.19

Benefits of the Teacher of the Law

Vol.7
Ch.20

The Bodhisattva Never Disparaging

Ch.21

Supernatural Powers of the Thus Come One

Ch.22

Entrustment

Ch.23

Former Affairs of the Bodhisattva Medicine King

Ch.24

The Bodhisattva Wonderful Sound

Vol.8
Ch.25

The Universal Gateway of the Bodhisattva Perceiver of the World’s Sounds

Ch.26

Dharani

Ch.27

Former Affairs of King Wonderful Adornment

Ch.28

Encouragements of the Bodhisattva Universal Worthy