The Sutra of Queen Srimala of the Lion’s Roar / The Vimalakirti Sutra
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230pp. May 2004
The Sutra of Queen Srimala of the Lion's Roar / The Vimalakirti Sutra
Translator: Diana Y. Paul; John R. McRae;
There are two titles in this volume.

The Sutra of Queen Srīmālā is an important early Mahayana text. It is a unique development within the Buddhist tradition because of its egalitarian and generous view concerning women, portraying, on the one hand, the dignity and wisdom of a laywoman and her concern for all beings, and, on the other, the role of woman as philosopher and teacher. The major philosophical emphases of the text are the theories of the "womb of the Buddha" and the One Vehicle.

The Vimalakīrti Sutra is a well-known sutra that deals extensively with the doctrines of nonduality and emptiness.

BDK English Tripitaka Translation Series
Distributed for BDK America
Translator: Diana Y. Paul; John R. McRae;
The Sutra of Queen Srimala of the Lion's Roar is translated by Diana Y. Paul.

The Vimalakirti Sutra is translated by John R. McRae.




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