The Lotus Sutra - 21 Medicine king - 1 Constellation King Flower, this sutra can save all living beings
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Lotus sutra – translated by Burton Watson
"Constellation King Flower, this sutra can save all living beings. This sutra can cause all living beings to free themselves from suffering and anguish. This sutra can bring great benefits to all living beings and fulfil their desires, as a clear cool pond can satisfy all those who are thirsty.
It is like a fire to one who is cold, a robe to one who is naked, like a band of merchants finding a leader, a child finding its mother, someone finding a ship in which to cross the water, a sick man finding a doctor, someone in darkness finding a lamp, the poor finding riches, the people finding a ruler, a traveling merchant finding his way to the sea.
It is like a torch that banishes darkness. Such is this Lotus Sutra. It can cause living beings to cast off all distress all sickness and pain. It can unloose all the bonds of birth and death.