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by jikai
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1
Replies: 65
Views: 2366

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: 65
Views: 2366

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: 65
Views: 2366

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: 65
Views: 2366

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: 65
Views: 2366

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: 65
Views: 2366

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: 65
Views: 2366

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: 65
Views: 2366

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: 175

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: 122

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: 65
Views: 2366

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: 65
Views: 2366

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: 65
Views: 2366

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: 65
Views: 2366

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: 1155

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...
by jikai
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?
Replies: 39
Views: 1155

Re: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?

Not entirely. It depends where we draw the line between esoteric and otherwise. The Tiantai tradition did absorb esoteric practices in China over the centuries which are esoteric. A good example of this would be the Hungry Ghost Rites(施餓鬼供養) which developed in the Song period. It is true that these...
by jikai
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1
Replies: 65
Views: 2366

Re: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1

Hokke Senbo or Lotus Repentance rite. Is there any indication that this was practiced outside of monastic/ordained circles in the medieval period? The reason I ask is because there is a letter by Nichiren in which he instructs a daily practice that, though paired down, very closely follows the stru...
by jikai
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1
Replies: 65
Views: 2366

Re: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1

Mt Wutai I visited about 15 years ago. As I was walking around the terrace of the stupa (not circumambulating per se, just being a tourist), I was surprised to find a poster explaining the ten worlds. I thought this remarkable as I don't think that ten world formulation is significant outside the L...
by jikai
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1
Replies: 65
Views: 2366

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 busy...
by jikai
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?
Replies: 39
Views: 1155

Re: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?

Does China's Tiantai today have the esoteric tradition like Japan's Tendai? No. The esoteric aspects were added by Saicho and then further by the likes of Ennin and others in Japan. I don't know what Tiantai is actually like in China these days, as I've heard mixed reports. Some tell me its no diff...