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The Jewel in the Lotus

by Sangharakshita (1971)

The Sutra includes the story of a drunkard who is shown a jewel tied in his clothing, and also introduces us to the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, whose well-known mantra 'Om Mani Padme Hum' reveals a key principle of the story and of the sutra itself.

Talk given in 1971.

This talk is part of the series Parables, Myths and Symbols of Mahayana Buddhism in the White Lotus Sutra.

Total running time: 1:32:8