Tien-tai: Systematising the Philosophy of the Lotus Sutra

Zhiyi, the founder of the Tien-tai school in China, systematized and elucidated the philosophy and ideals within the Lotus Sutra. His works, The Profound Meaning of the Lotus Sutra, The Words and Phrases of the Lotus Sutra and Great Concentration and Insight, has a significant influence on the development of Buddhism.