The “Round” Doctrine of Tian Tai and Its Significance for Modern Time

Dr. Fa Qing
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From the text: "When discussing on Chinese mind, Inada K. Kenneth agrees with Fung Yu-lan’s notion that the Chinese mind is one endowed with “a continental spirit” on which the unique Chinese culture or civilization was created (K. Inada, 1997, p.7). The term "continental" depicts a huge land mass, a vastness, an illimitable nature, and the term "spirit" is modified with the same nature, a spirit that is huge, large, extensive, holistic, totalistic and a grand unity. Kenneth concludes that the continental spirit of Chinese mind can be expressed in terms of boldness, swiftness, magnanimity and holistic mutual involvement. Under this spirit, the main feature of Chinese Buddhism is inclusive."