S-Space College of Humanities (인문대학) Religious Studies (종교학과) 종교학연구(Journal of Religious Studies) 종교학연구(Journal of Religious Studies) 34집(2016)
『법화경』의 비유 연구: 예수 비유와의 비교를 중심으로
A Study of the Parables in the Lotus Sūtra
- Issue Date
- 종교학연구, Vol.34, pp. 35-63
- 『법화경』; 비유; 예수의 비유; 방편; 불교; 그리스도교; Lotus Sutra; Parables; Parables of Jesus; Means; Buddhism; Christianity
- Religious truths are so intricate and profound that it’s hard for ordinary people to realize them. The parables are used to help ordinary people understand the truth. That is why religious texts include a wide variety of parables. Lotus Sūtra also has abundant parables. This article aims to study the characteristics of the parables in the Lotus Sūtra. First, Buddha’s parables in the Lotus Sūtra explain how the Buddha teaches people via a means. Second, the parables in the Lotus Sūtra are directed towards a comprehensive range of people regardless of age, sex, social class, or education. Third, Buddha’s parables are the natural narratives with no surprise, unpredictability, and irony.