The Essentials of the Vinaya Tradition
The Essentials of the Vinaya Tradition details details the teachings and history of Risshū, the Vinaya School. The text also surveys the range of disciplines from Thereavada through Mahāyāna Buddhism, placing each discipline within the framework of Buddhist practice. The work discusses each discipline in concrete terms, and from a practitioner’s point of view. The work also traces the transmission of the individual articles of the monastic code from India via China to Japan, indicating at the same time the changes that had taken place up until the time of composition.
Jp. Risshū kōyō (律宗綱要), composed by Gyōnen. 2 fascicles.
The Collected Teachings of the Tendai Lotus School
In the Early Heian Period (830) Emperor Junna ordered each of the Buddhist schools to submit a treatise outlining the essentials of its teachings. These are collectively known as the Six Religious Treatises (Tenchō Era), and the present work, The Collected Teachings of the Tendai Lotus School, is one such treatise, being a summary of the teachings of the Tendai School. It gives a short and clear explanation of most of the main tenets of the Tendai School, and is thus very convenient for acquainting the reader with its doctrines.
Jp. Tendai hokke shūgi shū (天台法華宗義集), composed by Gishin. 1 fascicle.