Re: Chinese Buddhism... 5 more to go

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Posted by SkySitter ( on August 31, 2000 at 03:38:27:

In Reply to: Re: Chinese Buddhism... posted by Mister Hebat on August 30, 2000 at 13:23:21:

: Dear Friends,

: As addition let me mention the five schools of Chinese Buddhism:
: 1. Pure Land School (Cing Tu Cung), based on:
: Amitabha Sutra (A Mi Tuo Cing), Amitayur Dhyana Sutra, etc.
: 2. Tien Tai School, based on Saddharma Pundarika Sutra (Miao Fa Lien Hua Cing)
: 3. Yogacara School, based on Samdhinimorcana Sutra
: 4. Avatamsaka School (Hua Yen), based on Avatamsaka Sutra (Hua Yen Cing).
: 5. Secret School (Mi Cung/Cen Yen Cung), also called Tantra or Vajrayana, based on Mahavairochana Sutra and Vajrasekhara Sutra.
: I hope this can help, please forgive me if I make mistake.

: Mister Hebat.

Traditionally speaking, ten schools (even some of them don't "exist" now).

Chan/Zen is the best known to the western world. Then, two more Mahayana schools (still being practiced) and two "Hinayana" school.

Most of them are established around 1600 - 1200 years ago.

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