Parallel cultivation of practice and understanding,
and an equal balance of teaching and contemplation,
are the philosophies of the Tiantai School.
Put dhyana into everyday practice,
thereby excising delusion and seeing the true nature of one's mind.
止 伏結之初門 禪定之勝因
觀 斷惑之正要 智慧之由藉
the initial gateway to the suppression of one's bonds, and the supreme cause for meditative concentration; contemplation－
the pivotal method to the elimination of one's delusions, and the foundation of wisdom.