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Offline Jikan

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Ekayana Working Group
« on: March 02, 2011, 09:54:32 am »
I've started a Google Group for discussion of the Ekayana teachings and the Lotus Sutra. Interested parties can find it here:

http://groups.google.com/group/ekayanaworkinggroup

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Offline Monkey Mind

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Re: Ekayana Working Group
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2011, 12:24:23 pm »
Jikan, I am observing that you put this in the SGI section. Is there a better place for this?

Offline J. McKenna

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Re: Ekayana Working Group
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2011, 07:11:37 pm »
Jikan, I am observing that you put this in the SGI section. Is there a better place for this?

Tendai is Mahayana descended from Tiantai and I don't believe either is SGI connected. But, just my  :twocents:
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Re: Ekayana Working Group
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2011, 08:15:55 pm »
Well, maybe they need their own section? Forgive our oversight...

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Re: Ekayana Working Group
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013, 02:09:39 am »
Excuse me but what is ekayana please :ishift:

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Re: Ekayana Working Group
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2014, 02:24:31 pm »
SGI can be loosely connected with the Chinese T'ian T'ai School of Buddhism, which as you said  gave birth to the Japanese equivalent Tendai which was spread by the teacher Dengyo. Nichiren (Dai)Shonin founded the Nichiren school which split into 6 schools, each headed by one of his six most senior disciples. Nikko founded the Nichiren Shoshu school and in the 1930s the Soka Kyoiku Gakkai was founded. In the 1960s-1970s the organization went international as the Soka Gakkai International.

Ekayana is a phrase referring to the Lotus Sutra where the Buddha reveals that there is only one Buddha Vehicle to Awakening and that the 3 vehicle teachings are only a skillful means to realizing this Awakening.
"At all times I think to myself:
How can I cause living beings
to gain entry into the unsurpassed way
and quickly acquire the body of a Buddha?"

 


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