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One great reason

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one great reason
一大事 (Jpn ichidaiji )

    Also, one great matter. The ultimate reason for a Buddha's appearance in the world, as expounded in the "Expedient Means" (second) chapter of the Lotus Sutra. In this chapter, Shakyamuni reveals that Buddhas make their advent for "one great reason," namely, to enable all people to attain the same enlightenment they have. Concerning this "one great reason," he goes on to say that Buddhas appear in the world in order to open the door of Buddha wisdom to all living beings, to show it to them, to cause them to awaken to it, and induce them to enter into it.

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