Zhiyi's śamatha and vipaśyanā

Zhiyi's śamatha and vipaśyanā

Postby LastLegend » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:13 pm

Any written texts from Zhiyi himself explaining his meditation system of samatha and vipasyana?
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Re: Zhiyi's śamatha and vipaśyanā

Postby Seishin » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:18 pm

Some English Translations are available;
http://www.amazon.com/Essentials-Buddhi ... ords=zhiyi
http://www.amazon.com/The-Six-Dharma-Ga ... ords=zhiyi

I'm not sure about the original Chinese texts though.

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Re: Zhiyi's śamatha and vipaśyanā

Postby dearreader » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:54 pm

LastLegend wrote:Any written texts from Zhiyi himself explaining his meditation system of samatha and vipasyana?


http://nirc.nanzan-u.ac.jp/en/staff/pswanson/

http://www.kosei-shuppan.co.jp/english/ ... -kuan.html

http://books.google.com/books/about/Sto ... edir_esc=y

A lot of articles on Swanson' website.
"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
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Re: Zhiyi's śamatha and vipaśyanā

Postby LastLegend » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:10 pm

Any free texts? Just need a few lines clearly explaining samatha and vipasyana. I don't see myself reading a whole a book of anything. :lol:
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Re: Zhiyi's śamatha and vipaśyanā

Postby Jikan » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:52 pm

The first link dearreader gave (Dr Swanson's website) includes some free texts. Look at the upper-right hand corner of the page.
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Re: Zhiyi's śamatha and vipaśyanā

Postby Huifeng » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:12 am

LastLegend wrote:Any written texts from Zhiyi himself explaining his meditation system of samatha and vipasyana?


The Smaller Text on Calm and Insight, 小止觀
The Greater Text on Calm and Insight, 摩訶止觀
The Six Entrances to the Sublime, 六妙門 and
The Explanation of the Perfection of Dhyana 釋禪波羅密.

The first three are available in English translation, but not the latter.

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Re: Zhiyi's śamatha and vipaśyanā

Postby LastLegend » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:41 am

Jikan wrote:The first link dearreader gave (Dr Swanson's website) includes some free texts. Look at the upper-right hand corner of the page.


Nevermind I found some quotes there from Zhiyi.
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