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by jikai
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Zhiyi Magnum Opus Translated: "Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight" (Mo-ho chih-kuan) 3vol
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Tiantai Zhiyi Magnum Opus Translated: "Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight" (Mo-ho chih-kuan) 3vol

Ok, sounds like we have something here. I'll start thinking about the specifics/ how to conduct the thread, and get things moving.

In the meantime, enjoy your reading everyone!

Gassho,

Jikai.
by jikai
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Zhiyi Magnum Opus Translated: "Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight" (Mo-ho chih-kuan) 3vol
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Tiantai Zhiyi Magnum Opus Translated: "Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight" (Mo-ho chih-kuan) 3vol

I'd be happy to start a study thread on the text if enough people are keen on the idea. The chapters themselves are substantial, so perhaps I could post 'a chunk' per week and work our way through. Obviously how large 'a chunk' would depend upon how extensive the commentaries had been on a particula...
by jikai
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakyamuni as the Eternal Buddha
Replies: 192
Views: 4242

Re: Shakyamuni as the Eternal Buddha

To confirm, I don't read Tibetan so I can't confirm it's the same as the Chinese. However, there is quite a lot of scholarship that suggests this. I have spoken to people who can read Tibetan and Chinese, and they largely agree it is Kuiji's text, not a Sinhalese work. Even if we don't accept that ...
by jikai
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakyamuni as the Eternal Buddha
Replies: 192
Views: 4242

Re: Shakyamuni as the Eternal Buddha

To confirm, I don't read Tibetan so I can't confirm it's the same as the Chinese. However, there is quite a lot of scholarship that suggests this. I have spoken to people who can read Tibetan and Chinese, and they largely agree it is Kuiji's text, not a Sinhalese work. Even if we don't accept that ...
by jikai
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakyamuni as the Eternal Buddha
Replies: 192
Views: 4242

Re: Shakyamuni as the Eternal Buddha

To confirm, I don't read Tibetan so I can't confirm it's the same as the Chinese. However, there is quite a lot of scholarship that suggests this. I have spoken to people who can read Tibetan and Chinese, and they largely agree it is Kuiji's text, not a Sinhalese work. Even if we don't accept that t...
by jikai
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakyamuni as the Eternal Buddha
Replies: 192
Views: 4242

Re: Shakyamuni as the Eternal Buddha

Sorry if this has been mentioned before and I missed it, but using Prthivibandhu's commentary as an example of Indian interpretations of The Lotus Sutra is highly problematic.Prthivibandhu is not Indian, he is Chinese. Prthivibandhu is Kuiji 窺基, disciple of Xuanzang, and defacto founder of the Faxia...
by jikai
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Mo-ho-Chih-kuan forthcoming
Replies: 46
Views: 3446

Re: Mo-ho-Chih-kuan forthcoming

This is a good day.
The Mohe Zhiguan/ Maka Shikan is available for preorder in three volumes. Expected release being October 31st.

Namu Tendai Chisha Daishi!
南無天台智者大師

https://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-9843-9 ... 73776.aspx


Thank you Professor Swanson.

Gassho,

Jikai.
by jikai
Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: authentic tendai text?
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: authentic tendai text?

The text in question seems to be an interpretive translation of the instructions given at Ango. The Ango is a temple at the foot of Mt Hiei designed to give lay people a taste of Buddhist practice. The instructions are therefore simplified versions of monastic practices and training. This translatio...
by jikai
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Primordial Amitābha?
Replies: 27
Views: 1315

Re: Primordial Amitābha?

Jikai, That is wonderful. I want to go back and check more closely, but I believe that Nichiren's views conform to what you explained. One thing that I found in Nichiren's writings is relating Taho (Prabhutaratna/Many Treasures) with Mahavairocana of the Womb and Diamond Mandalas. I believe that is...
by jikai
Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Primordial Amitābha?
Replies: 27
Views: 1315

Re: Primordial Amitābha?

Hi everyone, hopefully I'm not derailing anything here, but I made similar comments to a similar PM wayback, and as it was asked how Tendai/ Tiantai views these things, I thought I'd add some info here. My apologies if it is off topic. How does Tendai usually teach these concepts? These are quite co...
by jikai
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tendai Buddhism USA
Replies: 8
Views: 989

Re: Tendai Buddhism USA

Rev. Dr Ryoei Tyler is one of Ara Sensei's Deshi, and my Senpai (Senior). She has always been of immense support, and her work is greatly beneficial. As mentioned, she is a mathematician by trade, and utilises it in her style of teaching. I just saw a picture of myself on the website...that is alway...
by jikai
Thu May 12, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: 一隅を照らす ICHIGU WO TERASU
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: 一隅を照らす ICHIGU WO TERASU

Hi everyone, I will only post here briefly to make sure this thread doesn't stray too far from the text in question (I am at work, I'll try to respond at length if necessary later). The text in question, namely the Sange Gakusho Shiki (山家学生式) by Dengyo Daishi Saicho is a key work within Tendai. The ...
by jikai
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Mo-ho-Chih-kuan forthcoming
Replies: 46
Views: 3446

Re: Mo-ho-Chih-kuan forthcoming

Hi everyone,

just thought I'd bump this thread. Has anyone heard any more about when the final and complete version will go to print?

Gassho,
Jikai.
by jikai
Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: All Buddhist traditions are oral traditions. Or...?
Replies: 157
Views: 7981

Re: All Buddhist traditions are oral traditions. Or...?

Thank you once again for helping me understand where you are coming from on all this. In regards to your rendering of 名字即 as 'Hearing the name', I think I understand how you are approaching this stage. But I would urge a little caution. First I think it is important to note that the "Four Faiths and...
by jikai
Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: All Buddhist traditions are oral traditions. Or...?
Replies: 157
Views: 7981

Re: All Buddhist traditions are oral traditions. Or...?

I didn't comment on Zhiyi's quote because as you point out, Jikai, it's not unambiguous. However, I think Astus makes a good point that I believe Zhiyi would have agreed with that to suggest that the scriptures are incomplete amounts to doubt in the Buddha dharma. That's part of why the classificat...
by jikai
Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: All Buddhist traditions are oral traditions. Or...?
Replies: 157
Views: 7981

Re: All Buddhist traditions are oral traditions. Or...?

In fact I actually said that it must be accompanied by practice. One can get all the instructions both in person and from scriptures, and it usually happens in combination. But the purpose is to confirm that information in one's own experience. And that's what Zen's mind-to-mind transmission means,...
by jikai
Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: All Buddhist traditions are oral traditions. Or...?
Replies: 157
Views: 7981

Re: All Buddhist traditions are oral traditions. Or...?

Hi Muni, Yes, thank you. I don't disagree with you. I simply meant that the OP seems somewhat pointless. We need to ask more specific questions about oral vs textual guidance. My goal was to distill the discussion a little bit. As I said, in my original posts, I was asserting no opinion as yet, mere...
by jikai
Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tendai lay butsudan
Replies: 6
Views: 1540

Re: Tendai lay butsudan

Thank you all for the kind words. :-) Rory - maybe Jikai can speak to Ara Sensei in Hawaii and get something set up :-) In gassho, Seishin Hi everyone, Great work once again Seishin san! Ara Sensei and I actually discussed this idea a number of years ago. At the time, the idea was to have some sort...
by jikai
Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: All Buddhist traditions are oral traditions. Or...?
Replies: 157
Views: 7981

Re: All Buddhist traditions are oral traditions. Or...?

Perhaps a more pointed question could be "Is it possible to practice Buddha Dharma with only textual instruction.
Gassho,
Jikai.
by jikai
Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: All Buddhist traditions are oral traditions. Or...?
Replies: 157
Views: 7981

Re: All Buddhist traditions are oral traditions. Or...?

If you have not heard of the threefold truth, and are completely unaware of the Buddha Dharma, you are like cattle or sheep whose eyes do not comprehend the [eight] directions. When you hear of the one true bodhi-wisdom as explained above—(whether from a teacher or from [reading] the scripture scro...