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by Seishin
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tendai initiation
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Tendai initiation

The ritual and etiquette for taking lay vows is down to the particular teacher/priest. The vows are, of course, standard. With taking ordination, there is a set process and ritual etiquette, but again each temple may have their own specific ritual. Typically a newly ordained student would take the 1...
by Seishin
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tendai initiation
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Tendai initiation

What sort of initiation are you thinking of? Are you taking about vows and becoming a disciple, or are you talking about empowerments?
by Seishin
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Yakushinyorai Shingon (Bhaisajyaguru Tathagata Mantra)
Replies: 7
Views: 855

Re: Yakushinyorai Shingon (Bhaisajyaguru Tathagata Mantra)

Seishin - I think that's right. Just found the Tendai Bhaisajyaguru mantra, but no videos. Is the Tendai mantra secret? The Tendai mantra is the same, but most videos tend to be from shingon, lol! You can usually tell from the pronunciation but this is one of those mantras that are pronounced the s...
by Seishin
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Yakushinyorai Shingon (Bhaisajyaguru Tathagata Mantra)
Replies: 7
Views: 855

Re: Yakushinyorai Shingon (Bhaisajyaguru Tathagata Mantra)

Most likely Shingon, however the mantra is
On koro koro sendari matôgi sowaka (Jpn.)
Om huru huru candâli mâtàngi svâhâ (Skt.)
by Seishin
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Bhaisajyaguru and Liberation.
Replies: 24
Views: 1972

Re: Bhaisajyaguru and Liberation.

From what I know of the ritual and Saicho's teaching it can be boiled down as this; if you're practicing Buddhism correctly you are protecting the nation. "Do good, avoid evil and purify the mind". As Japan is a nationalistic country I am sure there many within Japan who believe these things don't e...
by Seishin
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Goma ritual
Replies: 20
Views: 1275

Re: Goma ritual

I would be very interested to hear the explanation of your teacher. My sensei didn't really say either view was right/wrong, only to say that in the Lotus Sutra (according to Tendai) Prabhutaratna Tathagata is viewed as an emanation of Mahavairocana. Shayakyamuni and Mahavairocana share the same "s...
by Seishin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Goma ritual
Replies: 20
Views: 1275

Re: Goma ritual

In the Tendai view, one can't say that one is primary compared to the other, I believe. This would be a vertical view, which, as Zhiyi explains in other contexts, is untenable. Notably, these appearances of Buddha do not stand in a horizontal relationship - ie. they are not all independent and equa...
by Seishin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Goma ritual
Replies: 20
Views: 1275

Re: Goma ritual

As I understand, the main difference is the manner in which Shingon posits that all phenomena emanate from Mahavairocana while in Tendai, Mahavairocana and all Buddhas are co-equal emanations of Shakyamuni (and, if you shift perspective, the same can be mutually said of all Buddhas.). It might seem...
by Seishin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Goma ritual
Replies: 20
Views: 1275

Re: Goma ritual

:thumbsup:
by Seishin
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Goma ritual
Replies: 20
Views: 1275

Re: Goma ritual

Just to clarify what I said about the lineages being slightly different; Ennin studied kongokai under Yuanzheng of Daxingshanshi monastery, Taizokai and Susiddhikara sutra under Yizhen of Qinglongsi monastery, further more Taizokai under Faquan of Xuanfasi, siddham under Yuanjian of Da’anguosi, and ...
by Seishin
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Goma ritual
Replies: 20
Views: 1275

Re: Goma ritual

Thank for all your answers. What are those "sticks" they burn in the Goma ritual? As far as I know it is practiced in Shugendō too, so what is the real meaning behind it? Is it just a tantric practice that we can't fully understand, unless we are an ordained priest? The Goma is a Tantric fire ritua...
by Seishin
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Hōi 法位 - Dharma state
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Re: Hōi 法位 - Dharma state

Thank you all. I admit that I saw the article in passing whilst researching something completely unrelated. It didn't sink in until much later, by which time I'd lost the article. I'll see if I can find it again
by Seishin
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Hōi 法位 - Dharma state
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Hōi 法位 - Dharma state

I read a brief article that suggests the term Hōi 法位 (Dharma state) was first coined in the Lotus Sutra. Be that as it may, it seems to have played a role in Tendai, Nichiren, Zen, and Shingon... possibly others too. I was just wondering, for those who are familiar with this term, how do your, or yo...
by Seishin
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Re: Hello

Welcome Bec,

Seishin - also from England :smile:
by Seishin
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Avici hell eternal?
Replies: 31
Views: 2669

Re: Is Avici hell eternal?

I have issue with the word "eternal" here. The western meaning of eternal tends to mean "without end". However, in the Lotus Sutra, even those reborn in the Avici Hell for innumerable kalpas do eventually leave; "They will go to the Avīci Hell, And after spending a kalpa there, Will be born in the s...
by Seishin
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Authoritative Tendai Pure Land texts
Replies: 9
Views: 1178

Re: Authoritative Tendai Pure Land texts

And, if you're on facebook, you may get more replies from the Tendai groups there. This Tendai sub-group here seems to be dead in the water
by Seishin
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Authoritative Tendai Pure Land texts
Replies: 9
Views: 1178

Re: Authoritative Tendai Pure Land texts

Whilst not strictly a Pureland text, the Maka Shikan contains instructions on walking nembutsu, still practiced on Mt Hiei. Also, I can't say how typical it is of Tendai, but I was given "The Treatise on Ten Doubts about Pure Land" by Zhiyi to study, and "Mind Seal of The Buddhas", by Ouyi. The latt...
by Seishin
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the UK
Replies: 19
Views: 1250

Re: Hello from the UK

I don't know anything about the school you ordained in, however if you suspect the teacher does not have a legitimate lineage or authority to give vows, then it is reasonable to search out a different school. I would not fear any repercussions
by Seishin
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Stupa Builders
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: The Stupa Builders

I'm loving the look of this stupa. It has a real Ghandaran feel to it. :twothumbsup:

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