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by Seishin
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Did Chi-i or tendai tradition recite NMHRK or lotus sutra title?
Replies: 16
Views: 204

Re: Did Chi-i or tendai tradition recite NMHRK or lotus sutra title?

Queequeg wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:41 pm
Interesting... I'm guessing that is the archaic pronunciation?
Yes
by Seishin
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Did Chi-i or tendai tradition recite NMHRK or lotus sutra title?
Replies: 16
Views: 204

Re: Did Chi-i or tendai tradition recite NMHRK or lotus sutra title?

For instance: From Zhiyi's Confessional Samadhi: https://web.archive.org/web/20050317183048/http://www.tientai.net:80/lit/hksmsg/HKSMSGtextD4.htm I think though, if one were listening to these chants in Tendai temples, one would completely miss this sentence as it is chanted thus; 一心敬禮大乘妙法蓮華經十方一切尊經...
by Seishin
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tendai nenbutsu for lay practitioners
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Tendai nenbutsu for lay practitioners

I have been taught various ways of understanding it, but my earliest teachings were from the view point of the Three Truths
by Seishin
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: does tendai school accepts the amala-consciousness concept
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: does tendai school accepts the amala-consciousness concept

The Tendai school postulates 9 Consciousnesses, with the Amala conscious being the 9th. It is pure, and un-tainted by negative karma. Although I've seen it equated with Buddha-nature, I need to research the concept a lot more before making any definitive statements as a Tendai Buddhist.
by Seishin
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Introduction to Tendai - questions and resources
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Introduction to Tendai - questions and resources

1. What does a basic Tendai Buddhist practice look like? > The answer will differ depending on numerous things; is the practitioner ordained or a lay person? Who is their teacher? What lineage to they belong to? What temple do they belong to? etc etc. Generally speaking, a lay person may practice th...
by Seishin
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: NMHRK-5 principles of name, essence, quality, function, and teaching
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: NMHRK-5 principles of name, essence, quality, function, and teaching

Queequeg wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:46 pm
No need to wait. Ven. Seishin covers it. Thank you, Seishin. :smile:
:bow:
by Seishin
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: NMHRK-5 principles of name, essence, quality, function, and teaching
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: NMHRK-5 principles of name, essence, quality, function, and teaching

The 5 principles are from Zhiyi, Tientai: Common to the masters of his time, Zhiyi claimed that the essence of the Lotus Sutra can be found within its title; “Saddharma Puṇḍarīka Sūtra”, in English “Sūtra on the White Lotus of the Sublime Dharma”, in Chinese 妙法蓮華經 Miàofǎ Liánhuá jīng, and in Japanes...
by Seishin
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Lecture by Ryoei Tyler, 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1497

Re: Lecture by Ryoei Tyler, 2013

Sadly I haven't the intelligence nor the vocab to understand Ziporyn. I haven't read this article yet, but from the sounds of it, I may not understand it either. Ah well. :toilet:
by Seishin
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Lecture by Ryoei Tyler, 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1497

Re: Lecture by Ryoei Tyler, 2013

Wonderful, thanks for this :twothumbsup:
by Seishin
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Practicing and Finding a Teacher when you live in the middle of nowhere
Replies: 9
Views: 867

Re: Practicing and Finding a Teacher when you live in the middle of nowhere

Veturgeir wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:39 am
Hey all,
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What exactly draws you to Tendai? What are you interested in learning? Knowing this will help us better help you
by Seishin
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Writings of Saicho
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Writings of Saicho

This is great. I hope it all goes well for you Over the next few years I will be translating the Kenkairon, one of Saicho's major works. I recently signed a contract with the Society for the Promotion of Buddhism (Bukkyo dendo kyokai: http://www.bdkamerica.org/bdk-tripitaka-digital-downloads) As tha...
by Seishin
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: California Tendai Monastery: Reborn
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: California Tendai Monastery: Reborn

Wonderful news! I wish them the very best
by Seishin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
Replies: 33
Views: 1032

Re: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)

Thank you for these amazing photos and my sincere condolences for the loss of your father
by Seishin
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Tendai UK Sangha Upcoming Events
Replies: 0
Views: 303

Tendai UK Sangha Upcoming Events

Here are the events for the UK Tendai Sangha, based in Hythe, Hampshire. Sat 11th August. 11am – 1pm – Obon (お盆), Memorial day for all those who have passed away. Sat 22nd September. 11am – 1pm – Ohigan お彼岸. Celebration of the Autumn Equinox and reaffirming our practice of the Paramitas (Perfections...
by Seishin
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 81
Views: 4304

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

Though no Indian counterpart of the Tiantai and Huayan schools, both Chinese schools are basically Vijñānavāda in orientation, with an absolutist metaphysical twist. :buddha1: Tiantai was influenced by Vijñānavāda, but was far more influenced by Madhyamaka to the point where many will say that Tian...
by Seishin
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Meditation
Replies: 48
Views: 3674

Re: Tiantai Meditation

Anecdotally speaking, it's rather obvious that the "zhi" and "guan" aspects of meditaion in the seminal Tiantai texts are none other than the "shi" and "kan" of shikantaza the dual nature is also expressed in the words "Silent Illumination" - the seamlessness of this is rather underscored by the co...
by Seishin
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 81
Views: 4304

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

thomaslaw wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:00 am
What is the meaning of 一切唯心造 'everything is created by the mind' in Tiantai and Huayan Buddhism? The term 一切唯心造 is found in the Huayan sutras. Does the Tiantai tradition also teach 一切唯心造?
I think my quote from Zhiyi should answer that question :smile:
by Seishin
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 81
Views: 4304

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

Many thanks for your explanation. It seems that 一念三千 in TianTai and 一 真/一心法界 in HuaYan are connected with the idea of: the mind is all phenomena and all phenomena are the mind, but at the same time the mind is in a leading function, 一切唯心造. This would depend on what you mean by a 'leading function'....
by Seishin
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 81
Views: 4304

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

Consider this from Tendai monk, Ven Annen; "Question: The Tendai School considers the Lotus [Sutra] to be the ultimate teaching.… However, if the Lotus Sutra is considered to be ultimate, then Esoteric teachings should be provisional. If Esoteric teachings are ultimate, then the Lotus Sutra should b...

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