Monthly Archives: August 2015

Awakening to Our Nature

There is a view that sees nirvana as the termination of excessive influence by trsna (Skt) or tanha (Pāli), literally meaning “thirst” but usually suggestive of “desire” or “craving.” There is nothing wrong with being thirsty; it’s the value we put … Continue reading

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The T’ien T’ai (Tendai) Revolution

Buddhist thought in South China was distinctly philosophical in character in Zhiyi’s time. (See more about Zhiyi) Northern Chinese Buddhists were developing a religion of faith and discipline called Zhingtu (sometimes called Ch’ing-tu or Pure Land). Zhiyi was a product of … Continue reading

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