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  1. Honkyoku

    Honkyoku (本曲, "original pieces") are the pieces of shakuhachi music played by mendicant Japanese Zen monks called komusō. Komusō played honkyoku for enlightenment and alms as early as the 13th century. Honkyoku is part of the practice of suizen (吹禅, "blowing Zen"). The Fuke sect which originated from this practice ceased to exist in the 19th century, after which several shakuhachi guilds were formed, and the verbal and written lineage of many honkyoku continues today, though the music is now often practised in a concert or performance setting. There are many ryū 流, or schools, of honkyoku, each with their own style, emphasis, and teaching methods. "Motion in honkyoku is significantly static, precisely because of the dominance of the sacred purpose and function, and to a certain extent, it is also subject to breathing meditation, the principle of the suidan - the phrase of one full breath - thus a form of breathing exercise."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of honkyoku in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of honkyoku in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    (law) the act of substituting of one creditor for another
    • A. exponent
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    • C. liniment
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