CHAPTER 22 EX. 1
The Tathagata tells the story of a Buddha long ago describing his heavenly Buddha Realm.
CHAPTER 22 EX. 2
In this analogous extract, the principles of wholehearted dedication, purification and offering of oneself to the Dharma are praised.
CHAPTER 22 EX. 3
The Buddhas of 80 worlds declare the perfection of giving by the Bodhisattva-Mahasattva who gave his whole body, the symbol of his self, as an offering to Buddha.
CHAPTER 22 EX. 4
The Bodhisattva-Mahasattva is reborn in a new spiritual realm and makes a request to his parents to return to the Buddha to worship him again.
CHAPTER 23 EX. 1
We start a new chapter this week, the Buddha uses his super-normal powers to make visible a distant Buddha-field. He introduces us to a new character whose story will be told.
CHAPTER 23 EX. 2
The bodhisattva Gadgadasvara conceives a wish to visit our world. His Tathagata warns him not to be shocked by what he finds here.
CHAPTER 23 EX. 3
Bodhisattva Gadgadasvara, travels to the Saha world to see Shakyamuni. He appears to the assembly with his retinue in the form of lotus flowers with golden stalks.
CHAPTER 23 EX. 4
The bodhisattva Gadgadasvara appears in our Saha world amidst great signs and miracles.
CHAPTER 23 EX. 5
The Bodhisattva Gadgadasvara makes an offering to Shakyamuni, and enquires into the Tathagata's wellbeing and the deportment of beings in the Saha world.
CHAPTER 23 EX. 6
Buddha Shakyamuni welcomes Bodhisattva Gadgadasvara to this Saha realm and tells the history of his acquisition of virtues.
CHAPTER 23 EX. 7
So that the Dharma of the Lotus is available for all, the bodhisattvas assume many shapes to preach. The Buddha explains his skilful means to Padmasrî
CHAPTER 23 EX. 8
The Bodhisattva Gadgadasvara returns to his own realm and recounts what he has witnessed in the Saha world, in the final section from this chapter.
You will find previous extracts from the Scriptures here.