Tag: equality

I Am the Dragon King’s Daughter

In the Buddha’s highest teaching, the Lotus Sutra, the Dragon King’s daughter appears before the Buddha while he is preaching the Lotus Sutra. The Dragon King is Sagara, one of the eight great dragon kings said to dwell in a palace at the bottom of the sea. Sagara is the Sanskrit word for ocean. The Flower […]

Equality Does Not Mean We Are All the Same

equality, dignity, respect, empowerment, happiness, buddhism, lotus sutra, women's happiness

The primary intent of the Buddha was to help every person achieve the same enlightened state he had achieved – in this lifetime. A quote from the Lotus Sutra reads: At all times I think to myself: How can I cause living beings, to gain entry into the unsurpassed way and quickly acquire the body […]

When Equality Is a Threat

equality, gender equality, enlightenment, race, buddhism, peace, respect, behavior

The most wonderful aspect of Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism is the teaching of gender equality found in the Lotus Sutra. The Buddha of ancient India taught in the Lotus Sutra that all livings beings possess within them the world of Buddhahood, or enlightenment. Shakyamuni Buddha lived in an incredibly discriminatory society, yet he preached the equality […]