Saichō's Monastic Reforms

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Re: Saichō's Monastic Reforms

Postby rory » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:54 am

Nice point Jikan, Ryogen did want to strengthen scholarship on the Lotus Stutra; who are the Tendai priests today who specialize in Lotus Sutra studies?
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The Tai-ching states "the women in the realms of Mara, Sakra and Brahma all neither abandoned ( their old) bodies nor received (new) bodies. They all received buddhahood with their current bodies (genshin)" Thus these verses state that the dharma nature is like a great ocean. No right or wrong is preached (within it) Ordinary people and sages are equal, without superiority or inferiority
Paul, Groner "The Lotus Sutra in Japanese Culture"eds. Tanabe p. 58

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Re: Saichō's Monastic Reforms

Postby DGA » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:18 am

rory wrote:Nice point Jikan, Ryogen did want to strengthen scholarship on the Lotus Stutra; who are the Tendai priests today who specialize in Lotus Sutra studies?
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Groner also does a good job showing the history of esoteric practice in Tendai-shu, among other things. That book corroborates much of what you've been saying in this thread.
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