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by Seishin
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Where does Nichiren depart from Zhiyi / Tientai?
Replies: 25
Views: 1507

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: 859

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: 7976

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: 26498

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: 529

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: 1868

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: 15
Views: 1079

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: 1204

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: 1896

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: 1187

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: 3259

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...
by Seishin
Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why Shingon Buddhist believe in Chakras?
Replies: 42
Views: 3259

Re: Why Shingon Buddhist believe in Chakras?

but it sound like Kakuban was their source Thanks The "五輪" Gorin of Japanese Esoteric Buddhism originated in India, not Japan and not with Kakuban. I just used his text as an example of "五輪" being translated in to English as "Five Chakras". Reference to them can be found in the Tantras used by the ...
by Seishin
Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why Shingon Buddhist believe in Chakras?
Replies: 42
Views: 3259

Re: Why Shingon Buddhist believe in Chakras?

crazy-man wrote:in germany, you can learn Shingon Reiki 真言靈氣. http://www.markhosak.com/shingon-reiki.html and become a shingon monk http://www.markhosak.de/ausbildung-zum- ... oench.html ;-)
To be clear though, 'Shingon Reiki' was created by Mark Hosak and is not actually part of Shingon Shu. :smile:
by Seishin
Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why Shingon Buddhist believe in Chakras?
Replies: 42
Views: 3259

Re: Why Shingon Buddhist believe in Chakras?

I think what Shineeseoul is referring to is the 五輪 or Five Rings which I see quite often being translated as "Five Chakras". A prime example is Kakuban's text 'Gorin kuji myo himitsushaku' (五輪九字明秘密釋) which was translated by the BDK as "The Illuminating Secret of the Five Chakras and Nine Syllables. ...
by Seishin
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Taisho translations
Replies: 9
Views: 853

Re: Taisho translations

The BDK (Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai) is doing just that. See here: http://www.bdk.or.jp/english/english_tr ... _list.html and here http://www.bdk.or.jp/bdk/digital/index.html

They also have some digital copies for free download http://www.bdk.or.jp/english/english_tr ... nload.html
by Seishin
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: How many type of Shamatha meditation in Tendai?
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: How many type of Shamatha meditation in Tendai?

and is there any tendai buddhist that is never practice shamatha meditation? or it mean they practice other type of meditation as alternative? As a lay person, this would depend on whose temple you attend and what teaching/instructions one receives. As Tendai Buddhism is fairly eclectic you will fi...
by Seishin
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: How many type of Shamatha meditation in Tendai?
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: How many type of Shamatha meditation in Tendai?

Hi ShineeSeoul, as I explained in the last thread on the same subject http://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=23304 the various forms of shamatha can be found outlined in Smṛtyupasthāna Sūtra 念處經. Zhiyi outlined these practices in his text 四念処 (Shinenjo). Sadly, there isn't an English translatio...
by Seishin
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: O-Higan
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: O-Higan

KanseCapon wrote: Yes it is. :namaste:
Its beautiful :twothumbsup: