Contemplation: Practice, Doctrine and Wisdom in the Teaching of Zhiyi

Hans-Rudolf Kantor

Viewed from its ultimate purpose, the single and concrete act of salvation is essentially unchanging, but its manifestations are constantly changing. Its unchanging essence cannot be different from its manifestations; it is nothing but the totality of its infinite manifestations. The single and concrete act of universal salvation conducted due to the spirit of threefold contemplation could be described as the totality virtually encompassing all paths of salvation.

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Originally published in the journal Inter-Religio, by the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture. Republished here with thanks.