Kukai on the Philosophy of Language

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jake
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Kukai on the Philosophy of Language

Post by jake » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:42 pm

Dear All,

Keio University Press has printing additional copies of their best selling book, Rev. Eijo Dreitlein and Rev. Shingen Takagi's Kukai on the Philosophy of Language

You can order directly from the publisher, Keio University Press. I also have seven of the new printings available here.

Thanks again.
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Re: Kukai on the Philosophy of Language

Post by WuMing » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:02 pm

jake wrote:Dear All,

Keio University Press has printing additional copies of their best selling book, Rev. Eijo Dreitlein and Rev. Shingen Takagi's Kukai on the Philosophy of Language

You can order directly from the publisher, Keio University Press. I also have seven of the new printings available here.

Thanks again.
That's great news! Thank you Jake for your efforts!
今以佛眼觀之佛與眾生同住解脫之床。無此無彼無二平等。
Now, observing with the eye of the Buddha, both the Buddha and ordinary beings are in the same liberated state. There is neither this nor that: there is only non-duality and identity.
- 空海 Kūkai in Unjigi 吽字義 The Meaning of the Letter Hūṃ
- Kūkai on the Philosophy of Language by Takagi Shingen and Dreitlein Eijō
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Śrī Singha said to Padmasambhava:
Since buddhas and sentient beings are inseparable and the same, it is necessary to respect all sentient beings as being on the same level with the buddhas. Can you?
- translated by Malcolm N. Smith

jake
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Re: Kukai on the Philosophy of Language

Post by jake » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:45 am

Hello Again,

I ordered 10 more copies of this book for those who might be interested, just message me.

If you already have this excellent book I thought it would be nice to share some of your favorite passages?

A couple of mine:
"The Dharmakaya Buddha in samadhi has always been possessed by the mind, the two truths of the absolute and provisional are both eternally abiding, the [sounds of the] birds and animals, and plants and trees all are the sound of the Dharmakaya's Preaching, and Sukhavati and Tusita are originally in one's own mind." Chuju Kankyo no shi (A Poem in Reflection on My Fortieth Birthday) as translated in Takagi and Dreitlein 2010. Pg 240.
and
"However, ordinary worldly beings do not try to examine the origins of dharmas. Thus, they foolishly believe that there is arising. They are trapped in the cycle of birth and death, unable to escape on their own. A foolish painter once used many colors to paint a realistic picture of a horrible yaksa, but when he finished and stepped back to examine his work he collapsed to the ground in abject fear. It is the same with ordinary beings caught in the cycle of birth and death. Imagining on their own that dharmas have a source, they paint a picture of the triple world. They become enmeshed in it themselves, their minds engulfed in the flames [of clinging], experiencing all forms of suffering The Tathagata, the wise painter, has thoroughly realized this. He thus without impediment establishes the Mandala of Great Compassion [Mahakarunagarbhodbhava mandala]. Accordingly, we can say that the profound and secret treasury is secret only because ordinary beings make it so themselves. It is not the Tathagata who conceals it." -From Kukai's Unji gi (The Meanings of the letter Hum) translation Takagi and Dreitlein in Kukai on the Philosophy of Language. 2010
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