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Satyasiddhi School (Chengshizong 成實宗)

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Satyasiddhi School One of the Ten Schools of Chinese Buddhism. Founded on the Satyasiddhi Shastra by Harivarman.

Very little impact on the history of Chinese Buddhism had the Satyasiddhi School (Chengshi zong 成實宗) that was originally a Theravada school but was oriented to Mahayana by its explanation that Buddhahood can be attained by destroying the attachment to names, elements and emptiness. Its main writing is the Sattyasiddhi-Shastra (Chin. Chengshilun 成實論).

The Satyasiddhi school of Buddhism is based on the text known as the Satyasiddhi-Shastra , authored by the Indian master Harivarman. This treatise possibly arised during the first half of the fourth century, reaching the modern days through it's Chinese translation only, by Kumarajiva.

It's main initial expounders in China were called the "Three Great Master of the Liang Dynasty": Seng-min , Chih-tsang e Fa-yun . The three of them in turn received instructions in this treatise from the monk Hui-tz'u . The three of them also possibly influenced the writing of the Sangyō Gisho, a sutra commentary supposedly authored by Prince Shōtoku.

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