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Historicity of the Lotus Sutra
« on: June 03, 2017, 05:38:20 pm »
While the Lotus Sutra might have some fanciful moments, that doesn’t disprove its overall historicity. Even the Pali canon, believed to be the most accurate record of the Buddha’s life, has mythic embellishments.

The following article provides a helpful summary of the Lotus Sutra:
https://www.lionsroar.com/what-happens-in-the-lotus-sutra-unpacking-the-events-in-this-famous-buddhist-scripture/

When one reads the Lotus Sutra in general outline, it's easy to imagine its historical core, even with the accretions which crept into the text.
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