The Lotus Sūtra and Health Care Ethics

Volume 5, 1998

The Lotus Sūtra and Health Care Ethics

Robert E. Florida
Brandon University

In the last several years there has been an increase in interest in the field of Buddhist ethics, particularly health care ethics. In this paper I will review the medical implications found in the Lotus Sūtra. I will first discuss some general ethical principles that apply in health care with reference to the Lotus Sūtra, and then go on to specific references in the sūtra to medicine.

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