The agreement of Tendai Perfect teachings of the Lotus Sutra and Esoteric Buddhism is one of the hallmarks of Japanese Tendai. I trace this idea from Indian sources such as the Dazhidulun to China in works by Zhiyi, Zhanran, and Yixing, finally ending in Japan with a number of figures such as Saichō and Annen. In doing so, I explore how the terms and their nuances gradually changed.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Religious Studies|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- Agreement of lotus sutra and esoteric buddhism
- Enmitsu itchi
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Religious studies