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by jikai
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1
Replies: 0
Views: 52

Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1

Hi all, I thought I'd get the Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread started by posting some introductory material that might be useful. Dr Swanson's translation already contains a lot of good information, so I've tried to approach our introduction in a slightly different way. I hope it is of some use in putting...
by jikai
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Zhiyi Magnum Opus Translated: "Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight" (Mo-ho chih-kuan) 3vol
Replies: 48
Views: 1575

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

Do you know if anyone is working on complete translations of Fahua Hsuani and Fahua Wenju? I've heard a few things on this front. I don't know of anyone formally intending to translate the Fahua Wenju unfortunately, but I heard Dr Swanson has hinted that he might try his hand at the Fahua Xuanyi. A...
by jikai
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Zhiyi Magnum Opus Translated: "Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight" (Mo-ho chih-kuan) 3vol
Replies: 48
Views: 1575

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

I have not read Ziporyn's book. I read Swanson's mentioned book some time ago. One difference between Ziporyn and Garfield, is the latter has had a permanent and severe allergy to Dzogchen, which apparently has only recently abated somewhat. If you have the time and inclination, I would be very int...
by jikai
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Zhiyi Magnum Opus Translated: "Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight" (Mo-ho chih-kuan) 3vol
Replies: 48
Views: 1575

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

Anything in particular you didn't like? In general I found it fairly consistent with the tradition. Maybe you can help me hash this out. I don't have the text before me, but it was the presentation of the Three Truths, wherein they seem to suggest that the conditioned and ultimate are reconciled in...
by jikai
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Zhiyi Magnum Opus Translated: "Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight" (Mo-ho chih-kuan) 3vol
Replies: 48
Views: 1575

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

Anything in particular you didn't like? In general I found it fairly consistent with the tradition. You are right in my mind to identify a divide of sorts between Stevenson, Donner, and Swanson on the one hand, and with Ng and Ziporyn on the other. But I wouldn't attribute it to Japanese vs Chinese ...
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: 48
Views: 1575

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: 48
Views: 1575

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: 5966

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: 5966

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: 5966

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: 5966

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: 4351

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: 525

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: 1614

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: 1614

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: 1126

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: 1465

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: 4351

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: 8766

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: 8766

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...