has a conception called Ichinen Sanzen.
This is a principle that every life moment [Ichinen]
possesses all 3, 000 possible worlds. 'Ichinen'
indicates life essence and 'sanzen', the phenomena it
manifests. This principle which is contained in the Lotus Sutra was developed
by T'ien Tai, the Chinese Buddhist Master, based on
the Lotus Sutra. At each moment life experiences one of ten life states called
ten worlds. Each of these worlds possesses the potential for all ten within
itself making 100 possible worlds. Each of these 100 worlds possesses ten
factors. The ten factors are a principle of clarifying life's entity and
function and consists of appearance, nature, entity, power, influence, internal
cause relation, latent effect, manifest effect, and the consistency from
beginning to end. Finally, each being is different from all others as expressed
through the three realms of existence which include the individual, society and the environment. The individual consists
of five aggregates, namely perception, conception, volition, consciousness and
form. What is significant is entity. Entity is neither existence nor
non-existence and has direct contact with the true entity.
THE TEN WORLDS