Re: Tendai & TienTai Resources
Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:17 pm
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Try these;thecowisflying wrote: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.
These are fairly generic works - practical meditation instructions that do not offer much insight into Tiantai thought.
Only one of the works in this volume is directly Tiantai - its an outline by a 10th c. Korean monk, Chegkuan, who was invited to China to revive the Tiantai tradition that had apparently been lost there. While useful, this text has been criticized as misrepresenting Tiantai thought for the way in which the subject is presented. Still, useful for gaining an understanding of the Tiatai classification systems.
No offense to Cleary, but this is one of his worst published translations. Its a loose translation of the first chapter of Moho Chihkuan. It seems he started translating the text and then gave up. Its like he handed over a first draft that he never bothered to review. This really should not have been published. Its more or less incomprehensible.
- This is an alternative translation of the the Essentials of Buddhist Meditation translated by Bhikshu Dharmamitra above.
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