Writings of Saicho

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Writings of Saicho

Post by markatex » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:04 am

I don’t think I’ve heard any of his writings mentioned, except Candle of the Latter Dharma, which apparently wasn’t actually written by him.

What are his major writings? Are any available in English?

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Re: Writings of Saicho

Post by DGA » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:50 pm

Take a look at Groner's biography of Saicho. It's called Saicho.

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Re: Writings of Saicho

Post by Coëmgenu » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:12 pm

This is from a Google search for "Saicho PDF". Some of them are papers about Ven Saicho, but have quotations from him.

http://www.tendai.or.jp/english/image/p ... mphlet.pdf
http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/ps/japan/ ... lected.pdf
http://dharma-rain.org/wp-content/uploa ... Groner.pdf
नस्वातो नापिपरतो नद्वाभ्यां नाप्यहेतुतः उत्पन्ना जातु विद्यन्ते भावाः क्वचन केचन
There absolutely are no things, nowhere and none, that arise anew, neither out of themselves, nor out of non-self, nor out of both, nor at random.
सर्वं तथ्यं न वा तथ्यं तथ्यं चातथ्यम् एव च नैवातथ्यं नैव तथ्यम् एतद् बुद्धानुशासनम्
All is so, or all is not so, both so and not so, neither so nor not so. This is the Buddha's teaching.

一切實非實亦實亦非實
非實非非實是名諸佛法

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Re: Writings of Saicho

Post by aaron_proffitt » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:50 am

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 ... -downloads) As that work it progresses, I will post relevant passages here and on the Tendai Buddhist Institute website (tendai.org).

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Re: Writings of Saicho

Post by Tatsuo » Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:07 am

Thank you for making this translation available for the English speaking world! :anjali: I always had the feeling that while there is Tendai practice in the West it is still really difficult to properly study Tendai without knowledge of Chinese and Japanese.
  • 南無阿弥陀佛
  • 南無妙法蓮華經
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Re: Writings of Saicho

Post by DGA » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:06 am

aaron_proffitt wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:50 am
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 ... -downloads) As that work it progresses, I will post relevant passages here and on the Tendai Buddhist Institute website (tendai.org).
Excellent!

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Re: Writings of Saicho

Post by Seishin » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:56 pm

This is great. I hope it all goes well for you
aaron_proffitt wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:50 am
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 ... -downloads) As that work it progresses, I will post relevant passages here and on the Tendai Buddhist Institute website (tendai.org).

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