Two truths

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

Postby Seishin » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:43 am

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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 Jikan » 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.
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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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