Since Tendai retains much of what its Chinese ancestor has, see below...In a nutshell, my question is this:
"Is the Mahaparinirvana sutra a sutra that all monks of the Tendai tradition study?"
PorkChop wrote:Kind of crazy that chapters were being added to the Chinese translation of the Lotus Sutra less than 60 years before Zhiyi was born. Wonder how aware he was of that fact.
PorkChop wrote:Going to be chewing on that for a while, especially the breakdown of the various periods & categories (Outline of the Tientai Fourfold Teachings) - it's a lot deeper than I thought.
Qianxi wrote:It's a shame there's not a clickable contents page there so you can see the overall structure.
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