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In tendai, can the 1st (huayen) and 5th (lotus) teachings be called "potentiality" and "possible", respectively?

I know the word "potential" from Heidegger's Being and Time, who has appeared in comparative studies. The most eye catching phrase, being "my ownmost potentiality for being", that amounting to death therein. By possibility, I just mean the not "necessary" or "actual", in the standard analytic philosophical terms.

I won't go into why I might suppose that could be a viable interpretation.

  • Are you referring to the classification into the five periods of the life of the Buddha by Hsuan Hua? – Codosaur Aug 21 '18 at 12:01
  • @Codosaur no i don't mean to limit it to Hsuan Hua, a name i do not recognise – sorta_buddhist Aug 22 '18 at 5:43
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    What I meant was, by which classification are you referring to the 1st and 5th? There are multiple classifications of teachings in the Tendai school and I'm not sure which one you are referring to. – Codosaur Aug 22 '18 at 12:28

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