Monday, March 22, 2010

Demon Daughter 1 of 10: Datsu Issaishujo Shoke or Robber of the Vital Spirit of All Living Beings


There is a Buddhist legend of the 10 Demon Daughters in the Lotus Sutra.  In the legend, these 10 Demon Daughters vow to protect the practitioners of the Lotus Sutra.  They symbolize protective forces in one's environment that come to their aid as an effect of the causes they've made to uphold the dignity inherent in all life. I thought it was such a cool metaphor to explain this concept, and my imagination went wild ;)


  1. do u know the story of the demon daughters? trying to figure it out for a play on may 3rd :)

    1. I don't know much more than the bit I posted! I was able to find each of their names, but it's hard to find any details. It would be a very interesting play!!