Wonderful means inconceivably, subtle and wondrous. The Lotus is a metaphor. The wonderful, and profound Buddha
Dharma is very rare to encounter. Therefore, the lotus flower is used to illustrate that if living beings plant the causes of
Buddhahood, they will achieve the fruition of the Buddha. This sutra was spoken in the Magic Mountain Dharma Assembly.
The Buddha used countless expedient, causes, conditions and analogies, to skillfully speak the Dharma, explaining that all
living begins have the Buddha Nature. He explained and demonstrated the Buddha’s knowledge and vision, and enabled
living beings to enlighten to and enter them. That’s why it is said that anyone who hears this sutra will become a Buddha.
In the text is found the Characteristic of Ultimate Reality. The “ten Suchnesses” describe all kinds of appearances in the
Dharma Realm. The “Burning House” is a metaphor of the Three Realms. The “Mani jewel” in the clothing points out the
constant existence of the Buddha Nature. The “Three Carts” illustrate the one vehicle of Buddhahood. The “Transformation
City” shows that the Dharma-doors of the two vehicles are illusory. “Prediction” refers to the Buddha foretelling his
disciples’ attainment of Buddhahood, urging them to turn from the small and go toward the great by cultivating the
Bodhisattva Path. “ Peaceful and Happy Conduct” tells of the practice of Bodhisattvas, the essence of the Buddha Path. None
of these Dharmas is not wonderful. Do you want to know their flavor? By deeply entering this Sutra, can you know it!