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by jikai
Sun May 20, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1
Replies: 86
Views: 5670

Re: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1

Both Donner-Stevenson & Swanson agree that the heart or distilled essence of this text, and I suppose of Tien-tai itself, is this paragraph. Swanson's version is on pp 99-101, but here is the D-S version from 1993, pp 112-14: Perfect and Sudden Calming and Contemplation [1c23] The perfect and sudde...
by jikai
Sun May 20, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1
Replies: 86
Views: 5670

Re: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1

Many thanks Jikai, your response is clarifying! As for the life of this bodhisattva, any generally accepted traditions about who he was in any of his rebirths? No support for this notion, but his depth & comprehensiveness in presenting buddhadharma, reminds one of Je Tsongkhapa. No problem. From me...
by jikai
Sun May 20, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1
Replies: 86
Views: 5670

Re: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1

Hi all, Just a quick message to say that part 4 of the Study Notes is up on the website. Truth be told I've written most of the next section of notes as well, and had intended to publish them with these notes. The problem is that the commentaries use the following section to discuss the Tiantai conc...
by jikai
Mon May 07, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Responsibilities of Western Priests.
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: Responsibilities of Western Priests.

Hello, I wanted to ask those of you who are Tendai priests or priests in training a few questions: What are your responsibilities as a priest at your temple? Are you expected or required to hold a leadership role? Are you tied to your home temple? Do different priests have different responsibilitie...
by jikai
Mon May 07, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1
Replies: 86
Views: 5670

Re: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1

Thanks Queequeg for your speculations and eye physiology report. With the latter I am familiar. What I was hoping to hear about was the Tien-tai tradition on 'double pupils', not modern responses. Hi all, Just a quick heads up to say that I will be uploading the next lot of notes soon. I will most ...
by jikai
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1
Replies: 86
Views: 5670

Re: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1

Hi all, just found a silly error on my part in the pdf. Lapse of concentration perhaps. In the early part of the pdf, I wrote the following: terms Phenomenal and Principle (事理) would take us far away from the topics at hand. These terms pre-date Buddhism in China, and are quite essential to an unde...
by jikai
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1
Replies: 86
Views: 5670

Re: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1

Hi all, just found a silly error on my part in the pdf. Lapse of concentration perhaps. In the early part of the pdf, I wrote the following: terms Phenomenal and Principle (事理) would take us far away from the topics at hand. These terms pre-date Buddhism in China, and are quite essential to an under...
by jikai
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1
Replies: 86
Views: 5670

Re: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1

Hi all, Just a heads up that the new section of notes is up on the website. Enjoy!

http://tendaiaustralia.org.au/Mohe-Zhig ... l-摩訶止觀.php

Gassho,

Jikai
by jikai
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1
Replies: 86
Views: 5670

Re: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1

Dear Rev. Jikai; thank you for all the work! you have put into the outlines. Please do not take my long silence for disinterest rather the material is complex and difficult... This passage at the end is causing me some confusion: The Middle is the perfect integration of the three principles, such t...
by jikai
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1
Replies: 86
Views: 5670

Re: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1

Hi all, I have uploaded the next lot of study notes. I am sorry for the quite lengthy delay. As some of you are aware, I help out with English teaching, and the English curriculum at the Tendai High School here in Tokyo. Given that it has been the end of the School year here, I have been rather bus...
by jikai
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1
Replies: 86
Views: 5670

Re: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1

Hosso Do you have any recommendations for a Hosso primer? I'm working my way through Living Yogacara by Tagawa Shun'ei. Pretty accessible read, but not sure how its received generally. Any comments? If you want to go directly to Yogacara, Living Yogacara by Tagawa Shunei is a nice start. I recommen...
by jikai
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1
Replies: 86
Views: 5670

Re: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1

Read Asanga: http://www.bdkamerica.org/system/files/pdf/dBET_Beta_T1593_SummaryoftheGreatVehicle_2003.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=475 Hsüan Tsang and Vasubandhu: http://www.bdkamerica.org/system/files/pdf/dBET_Alpha_ThreeTextsonConsciousnessOnly_1999.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=456 These are the roots. Tip...
by jikai
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1
Replies: 86
Views: 5670

Re: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1

Hi all, Just a heads up that the new section of notes is up on the website. Enjoy!

http://tendaiaustralia.org.au/Mohe-Zhig ... l-摩訶止觀.php

I will now try to get around to all the posts!

Gassho,

Jikai
by jikai
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: A translation of the Large Prajna Paramita Sutra???
Replies: 1
Views: 356

A translation of the Large Prajna Paramita Sutra???

Hi all, I recently stumbled on a what claims to be the first two volumes of Xuanzang's Chinese translation of the Large Prajna Paramita Sutra, Bore Jing 大般若経 . See link: https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/aw/d/1627874569/ref=mp_s_a_1_2_twi_har_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1521036131&sr=8-2&keywords=naichen+chen And: http...
by jikai
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The Great Perfection of Wisdom Treatise, Mahāprajñāpāramitā Upadeśa, 大智度論
Replies: 0
Views: 292

The Great Perfection of Wisdom Treatise, Mahāprajñāpāramitā Upadeśa, 大智度論

Forgive me if this has already been announced here somewhere: for anyone who has an interest in Madhyamaka, Nagarjuna,Tiantai, Tendai, Zhiyi, Lotus Buddhism more generally: I heard through the grapevine that FGS intends to publish a complete translation of Nagarjuna's Dazhidulun! (Maha Prajna Parami...
by jikai
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1
Replies: 86
Views: 5670

Re: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1

I'm reading too, and the commentary pdf as well... think this is well above my paygrade at present :) Don't count yourself out too early. We all start at different levels, but its the challenge that lets you know you're learning something important. The next set of notes shouldn't be too difficult....
by jikai
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1
Replies: 86
Views: 5670

Re: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1

Rev. Jikai, First, I want to congratulate you and thank you for the latest study guide - you address some really big subjects. It was a good, challenging read. It definitely stimulated the mind and I'm going to let it percolate for a little. Impressive that you we able to put that together with all...
by jikai
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1
Replies: 86
Views: 5670

Re: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1

For the first time I browsed the appendix volume of Swanson's MHCK. Wow. That volume itself is amazing. Reading Swanson's intro. Its really nice to read how meaningful this was for him. I can only hope to have a life work that is so meaningful personally and significant for others. It's fair to say...
by jikai
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1
Replies: 86
Views: 5670

Re: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1

Rev. Jikai, First, I want to congratulate you and thank you for the latest study guide - you address some really big subjects. It was a good, challenging read. It definitely stimulated the mind and I'm going to let it percolate for a little. Impressive that you we able to put that together with all...
by jikai
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?
Replies: 39
Views: 2277

Re: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?

Oh yes! Sorry, I overlooked that aspect of Chinese Buddhism. Silly me :rolleye: No worries :twothumbsup: I'm probably just being pedantic. Do you know nay articles/sources that talk about esoteric practices in China? I remember reading some Ming Dynasty Chan masters talking about using mnatras to i...

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