The Yulan Bowl Sutra and Collection of Filial Piety Sutras:
Translated from the Chinese Versionby Venerable Yifa, Peter Matthew Romaskiewicz
Buddha's Light Edition English Sutra Translation Series
Executive Advisor: Venerable Master Hsing YunEditor-in Chief: Venerable YifaAssociate Editor: Peter Matthew Romaskiewicz
This publication is part of translation program of the Woodensh Project.Please visit: www.woodensh.org/sutras
2008 Buddha's Light Publishing.
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FIRST EDITION 2008
Frontispiece: Red sandstone reliefs, painted and gilded, from Baodingshan in Sichuan,China. Created in the 12th-13th centuries, these form one grouping depicting scenesinspired by the Sutra on the Profound Kindness of Parents. The rst picture (top left)shows the entire grouping with various scenes depicting the kindness of parents. Thebottom left relief represents the suering of the mother in childbirth, the top rightrepresents the feeding and nurturing of young children, and the bottom right representsthe mother laying in the wet spots while allowing the child to sleep in the dry spots.
Cover design: P. M. Romaskiewicz.Printed by
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