The Lotus Sutra
(before 286 CE)

A Lotus Sutra picture scroll

Just the Facts:
  • Name: The Lotus Sutra
  • Also known as: Saddharma Puṇḍarīka Sūtra
  • Date: before 286 CE
  • Place: India
  • Language: Sanskrit
  • What it is: Indian Buddhist text; the basis of several schools of Buddhism, it teaches that all schools are valid; all beings are already Buddhas; and non-intellectual devotion is essential.

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