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Can anyone explain the hua-yen sutra accroding to tendai, to me?

Can anyone explain the hua-yen sutra accroding to tendai, to me? I've read a few books of secondary literature on tientai and tendai, a few translations of Zhiyi, the lotus sutra, some of the hua-yen ...
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According to Tendai, is karma an illusion and all there is

I think the conventional, mundane, truth in Tendai is the claim that karma is an illusion, for a number of reasons, such as the identity of the perfect mundane truth with the Madhyamaka ultimate truth....
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What is the perfect truth in Tientai Buddhism?

It it well known that Tientai teaches the identity of the mundane and real truths. In its complete teaching, what is being equated? Is it equating the real truth of the separate teaching with the ...
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Would zen Buddhists agree with this quote from Chih-I?

Would zen Buddhists agree with this quote from Chih-I? Quoted in T'ien-t'ai Buddhism and Early Madhyamika p110 I've not read the original material, so am not sure where Chih-I makes these points (...
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In tendai, can the 1st and 5th teachings be called "potentiality" and "possible"?

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 ...
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How to chant the mantra Nam Myoho Renge Kyo?

I am a Hindu by birth. I am a huge devotee of Lord Buddha as he is considered a god in Hinduism. I wanted to know more about the Buddhist mantra Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. What is the best way to chant it? ...
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What is the Universal Mind?

As far as I know, the concept of the Universal Mind (一心, yixin) was first coined in the 'Awakening of Faith'. In studying Zongmi, Yanshou, Chinul and Wonhyo, I found different translations such as: ...
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What role does zen or zazen play in Tendai?

I would like to know how Tendai or indeed Tiantai, views its use of zazen or zen. I would provisionally assume it serves a different role than it does or is in Soto and Rinzai and contemporary Chan.
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What is suchness (esp in Tendai or Soto)

In this thread I asked about active and passive suffering. But I'm not quite sure what I mean. It may help to know what suchenss is? I know it translates to "as it is"... so is that impermanence? Or ...
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Non Buddha Realms

I am not sure if I am asking about Original Enlightenment, but suppose that a sentient being doesn't (really) know they are a Buddha. Are they really in e.g. a human or animal realm, or are they in a ...
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Is it possible to destroy the rupa heavens?

This may sound like an unusual question, but - is it possible in theory to destroy the rupa heavens - not by avoiding rebirth there, but for other sentient beings? Not the tusita heaven - which I ...