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by rory
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 94
Views: 1790

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

Zhanran the great 6th Tiantai patriarch: "The debates between the Faxiang [Yogacarya] school and the Tiantai school concerning the notion of universal Buddhahood were particularly heated, with the Faxiang school asserting that different beings had different natures and therefore would reach differen...
by rory
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 94
Views: 1790

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:22 am
Queequeg wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:05 am
Pratitya samutpada.
??? Is this an analysis in support of your thesis? How?
No, it's a correction to the copy/paste from the JJRS pdf.
gassho
Rory
by rory
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 94
Views: 1790

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

Nihil sub sole novi to quote the Vulgate. It might be better to look at the essays in Pruning the Bodhi Tree: eds. J. Hubbard, P.Swanson and then have a thoughtful discussion. Noriaki and Shiro are Buddhologists specializing in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism whilst Sallie King wrote a book on buddhanature. ...
by rory
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 94
Views: 1790

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

I've read the diamond sutra and synopses of the other two. I don't have time to read them. The LS is 500 odd pages and the FG is over 1000 How am I supposed to understand a 2000 year old text, written in an ancient language, full of Buddhist cosmology I don't understand? Commentaries have been writ...
by rory
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 94
Views: 1790

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

U. Chicago. It is a quote from on online Philosophy resource. Often those articles are limited by guidelines from the editors. In the spirit of readability and wide appeal, the editors likely proscribed extensive citations. We'd need to see the guidelines to determine who's at fault for not providi...
by rory
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 94
Views: 1790

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

or J. Stone " Original Enlightenment Where Hua-yen develops a discourse of origination from the one pure mind ( juan-chi lun, engi ron) , T'ient-t'ai maintains that all dharmas manifest the true aspect of reality ( shih-hsiang lun, jisso ron ), or that the mind by nature is endowed with all dharmas ...
by rory
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 94
Views: 1790

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

Here is a scholarly article on Tiantai for the online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy by Brook Ziporyn, Professor of Chinese Religion at University of Chicago Divinity School, Traditional Buddhism gives a rather commonsensical account of sentient experience: every moment of sentient experience i...
by rory
Sun May 06, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: "Taoist remains found in the Great Shangqinggong Temple in Longhu Mountain, Jiangxi Province"
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Re: "Taoist remains found in the Great Shangqinggong Temple in Longhu Mountain, Jiangxi Province"

thank you for posting this, how interesting, going to read the links asap!
gassho
Rory
by rory
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Some Gems From The Pratyutpanna Samadhi Sutra
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: Some Gems From The Pratyutpanna Samadhi Sutra

This has always been one of my favorite texts; thanks for sharing. Zhiyi (Chih-I, Chigi) the founder of the Tiantai school made the practice of this sutra one of the 4 samadhis; he wrote about it in his masterwork , the Great Calming and Contemplation, ( Mohe Zhiguan, Maka Shikan ) it still practic...
by rory
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Rare Tangut manuscript of the Lotus Sutra Rediscovered in Kraków, Poland
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: Rare Tangut manuscript of the Lotus Sutra Rediscovered in Kraków, Poland

this was a fascinating read and I went over also to the linked article and read the interview. Thank you for posting this! The photos of the Lotus Sutra were beautiful as well as seeing again how important a sutra it is!
gassho
Rory
by rory
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Ancestor worship from a Mahayana POV
Replies: 30
Views: 2183

Re: Ancestor worship from a Mahayana POV

So it should follow that our practice has far reaching merit for all beings, and that's my understanding of the Mahayana view... I'm sure you are more familiar with this than I am, but the "seven generations" thing seems to be a Vedic or Brahmanical legacy, a convention from the Buddha's time that ...
by rory
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen and breathing
Replies: 38
Views: 3091

Re: Zazen and breathing

I remember reading a Tiantai text that did teach it, I don't remember if it was by Zhiyi or someone else though. It recommended Zhiyi's six sounds as well as the movement of Qi around the body. Zhiyi taught the six sounds? They feature quite prominently in various texts about nourishing life practi...
by rory
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen and breathing
Replies: 38
Views: 3091

Re: Zazen and breathing

Bhikshu Dharmamitra translated: Zhiyi: Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime: A Classic Meditation Manual on Traditional Indian Buddhist Meditation The dissemination came from China, Martin Collcutt writes in "Five Mountains: Rinzai Zen Monastic Institutions in Japan" Harvard University Press,p. 33 that J...
by rory
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen and breathing
Replies: 38
Views: 3091

Re: Zazen and breathing

It will be not surprising if one may find some similarities within taoist practices or indian or tibetan yoga. they do not have to be exactly very same but similar, yes. However the aim might be very different. Finally taoism or indian non-buddhist yoga have different agenda. Moreover they have not...
by rory
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mandalas in exoteric schools
Replies: 25
Views: 1764

Re: Mandalas in exoteric schools

As I mentioned above, esoteric sensibilities, along with other influences that would seem foreign to our materialistic assumptions about reality, permeated pre-modern Japanese culture. Its hard to delineate what is Buddhist, what comes from the native shaman traditions, what is Daoist, etc. In this...
by rory
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mandalas in exoteric schools
Replies: 25
Views: 1764

Re: Mandalas in exoteric schools

It may not be weird Japanese religion as I recall that Chinese meditators travelled via Daoist landscape paintings bother I think it may have been in one of Livia Kohn's books, it quite interested me no end. Rory Agreed! I want to hear more about this. Rory, do you remember what book Kohn says this...
by rory
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mandalas in exoteric schools
Replies: 25
Views: 1764

Re: Mandalas in exoteric schools

In the case of the subject of my wife's work, the term "mandara" was appended recently - 1960s, IIRC. They are maps of sacred space and largely symbolic... its not clear if people traveled through the images... there are similar paintings relating to the Kasuga Shrine where we have diaries of peopl...
by rory
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mandalas in exoteric schools
Replies: 25
Views: 1764

Re: Mandalas in exoteric schools

According to Elizabeth ten Grotenhuis in "Japanese Mandalas", the Taima Mandara is not really a mandala, but rather a "Transformation Tableaux". In Japan, the term mandala or rather mandara has been appropriated to describe many objects and images that are not technically mandala. For instance, che...
by rory
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mandalas in exoteric schools
Replies: 25
Views: 1764

Re: Mandalas in exoteric schools

My pleasure! Here is an wonderful example from Japan, the famous Taima Mandala:
https://web.archive.org/web/20131215142 ... con-ex.htm
and there is a nice explanation of each section.
gassho
Rory
by rory
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Mohe Zhiguan Study Thread 摩訶止觀 Part 1
Replies: 86
Views: 5814

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? That's a great book, Rev. Tagawa is the head of the Hosso sect in Japan. here is a link to a 2009 un...

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