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by Seishin
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Nichiren, TienTai, and Lotus Sutra
Replies: 38
Views: 2495

Re: Nichiren, TienTai, and Lotus Sutra

I think also, for me (and how I personally understand Zhiyi) was that the whole of the Buddhas teachings are the Ekayana - there is nothing separate from it. The Lotus Sutra acts as a revalation that there is not three but just one, and that one IS the three, not separate from it. Therefore, I don't...
by Seishin
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Nichiren, TienTai, and Lotus Sutra
Replies: 38
Views: 2495

Re: Nichiren, TienTai, and Lotus Sutra

If I remember Zhiyi correctly, the sudden perfect practice is for those with superior capacities and capabilities. I believe this may be where Nichiren departs from Zhiyi, as Nichiren seems to suggests that this is a practice for all. I can sort of see his logic here, but I don't agree with the fina...
by Seishin
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Nichiren, TienTai, and Lotus Sutra
Replies: 38
Views: 2495

Re: Nichiren, TienTai, and Lotus Sutra

If you understand Zhiyi's take on Pefect and Sudden V&S, the leap to Nichiren is not as big.
you mean the Daimoku? As an outsider to Nichiren I'm struggling to understand that. Would you care to elaborate?
by Seishin
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Where does Nichiren depart from Zhiyi / Tientai?
Replies: 25
Views: 1373

Re: Where does Nichiren depart from Zhiyi / Tientai?

Thanks Queequeg. That's helped in my understanding of Nichiren :-)
by Seishin
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Where does Nichiren depart from Zhiyi / Tientai?
Replies: 25
Views: 1373

Re: Where does Nichiren depart from Zhiyi / Tientai?

Thanks for the explanation. From what it seems like you are saying is, that Nichiren today is very different to Nichiren then?
by Seishin
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Where does Nichiren depart from Zhiyi / Tientai?
Replies: 25
Views: 1373

Re: Where does Nichiren depart from Zhiyi / Tientai?

Right, but the way you asked the questions makes your understanding central to the questions, so it would help to answer your questions if you offered some color to your understanding. No interest in debate. Well, like I said, I don't know much, so please forgive any misunderstanding; I've read in ...
by Seishin
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Where does Nichiren depart from Zhiyi / Tientai?
Replies: 25
Views: 1373

Re: Where does Nichiren depart from Zhiyi / Tientai?

Hi Seishin, To try and answer your questions, I think you need to provide some color on your view on these issues. What do you think Nichiren taught and how does this vary from what you understand Tendai to be? What does primacy of the Lotus Sutra mean in your understanding of Tendai/Tiantai? Like ...
by Seishin
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Where does Nichiren depart from Zhiyi / Tientai?
Replies: 25
Views: 1373

Re: Where does Nichiren depart from Zhiyi / Tientai?

Doctrine-wise within the Tendai systems he seemed to have issues with later evolution more than earlier ie he is more accepting of Nagarjuna, Saicho than Ennin and Enchin. Thanks, but that adds another question; what is (in Nichiren's view) later evolutions? Conscidering Saicho brought back a wide ...
by Seishin
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Where does Nichiren depart from Zhiyi / Tientai?
Replies: 25
Views: 1373

Re: Where does Nichiren depart from Zhiyi / Tientai?

I don't know much about Nichiren - but I'd like to gain an understanding of few things; 1) Nichiren as a Tendai reformer: I'm struggling to understand this. I get told this by Nichiren Buddhists, but I'm not seeing it. Any help here? 2) the primacy of the Lotus Sutra: it seems to me this means diffe...
by Seishin
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Translations of Zhi Yi's works in English?
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: Translations of Zhi Yi's works in English?

Are there any sources for Master Zhi Yi's works in English? Though I can read Chinese I'm not fluent in classical and from what I've seen his works tend to be in massive paragraphs that are extremely off-putting to read. Thanks! Try these; https://www.amazon.co.uk/Essentials-Buddhist-Meditation-Kal...
by Seishin
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tendai & TienTai Resources
Replies: 29
Views: 7552

Re: Translations of Zhi Yi's works in English?

Are there any sources for Master Zhi Yi's works in English? Though I can read Chinese I'm not fluent in classical and from what I've seen his works tend to be in massive paragraphs that are extremely off-putting to read. Thanks! Try these; https://www.amazon.co.uk/Essentials-Buddhist-Meditation-Kal...
by Seishin
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana/Vajrayana Links and Resources
Replies: 426
Views: 23768

Re: Translations of Zhi Yi's works in English?

Are there any sources for Master Zhi Yi's works in English? Though I can read Chinese I'm not fluent in classical and from what I've seen his works tend to be in massive paragraphs that are extremely off-putting to read. Thanks! Try these; https://www.amazon.co.uk/Essentials-Buddhist-Meditation-Kal...
by Seishin
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Laity in Tendai Buddhism
Replies: 1
Views: 448

Re: Laity in Tendai Buddhism

This is a very good question but I don't think I necessarily have the answers. I don't know what the role of lay people is in Japan but I get the impression it's very similar to Christian laity in the Church of England. In that regard I think lay people can play a vital role in the shanghai in helpi...
by Seishin
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Sukhāvatī in the Lotus Sutra
Replies: 22
Views: 1548

Re: Sukhāvatī in the Lotus Sutra

Coëmgenu wrote:Surreal! The translation I was working with doesn't call Amitábha by name... wtf... Why would someone edit Amitábha out of the Lotus Sutra... :thinking:
Now that is a very good question
by Seishin
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Sannõ 山王
Replies: 10
Views: 748

Re: Sannõ 山王

Someone may be able to help with the translation: http://www.kuniomi.gr.jp/togen/iwai/sannousi.html
by Seishin
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tendai Buddhism USA
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: Tendai Buddhism USA

Thanks for linking this Rory! :twothumbsup: Its a great website with some excellent and clear information introducing Tendai. And having women at the helm - wonderful :twothumbsup:
by Seishin
Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Smoke or perfume ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1705

Re: Smoke or perfume ?

I find Japanese stick incense creates a lot less smoke than the Indian, Chinese and Tibetan versions. You can also get smokeless incense - which isn't entirely smokeless, there is a tiny amount of smoke but barely noticeable. This is also great if you suffer asthma like me :smile:
by Seishin
Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Sadhana or Visualization come under what category in Tendai or other Buddhist sects?
Replies: 13
Views: 1115

Re: Sadhana or Visualization come under what category in Tendai or other Buddhist sects?

Hi ShineeSeoul, I think it will help to know what do you mean by visualisation? Did you have something specific in mind? I think someone has already said that Chih-i (zhiyi) used the word quan/kuan 観 (kan in Japanese) which means to "see" and is the Chinese translation of Vipaśyanā. Vipaśyanā contai...
by Seishin
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why Shingon Buddhist believe in Chakras?
Replies: 42
Views: 2916

Re: Why Shingon Buddhist believe in Chakras?

The previous link about Taisho Tripitaka have no Hevajra and Guhyasamaja Tantra in it http://terebess.hu/zen/szoto/Map-of-the-Taisho.pdf so does that mean there is many version of Taisho Tripitaka? It's number 885 in the Taisho http://www.wrightanddavis.co.uk/SOAS2010/GuhyasamajaCommentarySurvey-co...