John Martone

Supplement to the
Saddharma Pundarika Sutra Chapter 1

for simon cutts

There were bodhisattvas and mahasattvas, eighty thousand of them, none of them ever regressing in their search for anuttara-samyak-sambodhi. All had gained dharanis, delighted in preaching, were eloquent, and turned the wheel of the Law that knows no regression. They had made offerings to immeasurable hundreds and thousands of Buddhas, in the presence of various Buddhas had planted numerous roots of virtue, had been constantly praised by the Buddhas, had trained themselves in compassion, were good at entering the Buddha wisdom, and had fully penetrated the great wisdom and reached the farther shore. Their fame had spread throughout immeasurable worlds and they were able to save countless hundreds of thousands of living beings.

from The Lotus Sutra,
Chapter 1

(trans. Burton Watson)

rose-thorn bodhisattva

weeping pine bodhisattva

prairie coneflower bodhisattva

columbine bodhisattva

basil-flower bodhisattva

butterfly-bush bodhisattva

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