To clarify, when you cite "Juju Shinron" are you referring to Kukai's work Himitsu mandara jujushin ron? Rev. Eijo Dreitlein and Rev. Shingen Takagi's extensively foot-noted work, "Kukai on the Philosophy of Language" makes a number of references to Himitsu mandara jujushin ron
though as it applies to his theories on language. There is a passage on Page 9 of Rev. Eijo and Rev. Takagi's work which I cite below:
"He[Kukai] says, however, that 'The sea of Dharma has but a single taste. It seems shallow or profound depending on our own capacities.' This is a significant remark demonstrating Kukai's appreciation of coexistence and his recognition of the organic relationships among different ways of thinking, cultures, and religions. Kukai developed this idea and presented it to the world in his Himitsu mandara jujushin ron
. At the root of Kukai's thought are his deep, esoteric interpretations specifically on the mantric (pure) nature of language." (Page 9) (-please note that while the "single taste" comment may remind you of Ekayana (Only Path) it is not as "single taste" is alluding to something a bit different. http://www.keio-up.co.jp/kup/eng/philo/17570.html
If you can clarify which translation of Kukai's work you're using it would be helpful or if you are using the original?
Rev. Eijo also has another work which was published last year, "An Annotated Translation of Kukai's Secret Key to the Heart Sutra
(Annotated is no joke, the extensive footnotes are fantastic). This may also reference Jujushin ron.
henroguy wrote:I'm putting together a research on economics which has Kukai's 10 Stages of Consciousness as its base (i.e. there can't be any global blanket economic theory since everyone has different consciousnesses and motivations).
I found out that other religions have their own consciousness-level groupings. Theraveda has 8-12 levels, Sokka Gakkai has 9, yoga has 7 corresponding to chakra, and new age has its own levels.
Which of the other consciousness level-groups are most similar to Kukai's 10 stages ? I'm trying to find patterns and similarities so that I can defend basing my research on Kukai's work (because his work was detailed and observable in all places).
"Inscribed with the brush of Mt. Sumeru and the ink of the seas,
Heaven-and-earth itself is the sutra book.
All phenomena are encompassed in even a single point therein,
And the six sense objects are all included within its covers."
-Kukai, translated in Kukai on the Philosophy of Language by Takagi and Dreitlein