Two truths

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Two truths

Postby tobes » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:36 am

Who can tell me a little about the two truths in Kumarajiva and Chih-i?

I read Swanson's book about a year ago, but I'm a little rusty....

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Re: Two truths

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Re: Two truths

Postby tobes » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:13 am



Fantastic. Very much appreciated, thankyou!

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Re: Two truths

Postby Seishin » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:12 pm

Pleasure! :smile:

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Re: Two truths

Postby DGA » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:39 pm

It's really more about three truths: the traditional two truths, and middle way mediating them. The middle way is identified with Buddhagarbha & the Ekayana teachings.
DGA's PhD dissertation, a history of "mindfulness," is available here:

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Re: Two truths

Postby rory » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:59 am

Yes, it's properly three truths, emptyness, dependent reality, and the middle. If you leave out the third you can't grasp Tiantai properly. I was reading Swanson's book, it's fantastic.
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Chih-I:
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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