adjective A school of Chinese Buddhism, founded by Hui Ssu (515-577 CE) and Chih I (538-597 CE), which emphasizes the importance of the 'Lotus Sutra,' one of the integral scriptures of the Mahayana tradition. The name comes from Mount Tien in China where Hui Ssu lived and lectured. Essential features of T'ien T'ia include the concept of the threefold truth of empty, temporary, and middle, implying that all things are both distinct and part of a whole at the same time.

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T'ien T'ai
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December 12, 2012
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April 12, 2022
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