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  1. Shingonnoun

    a form of Buddhism emphasizing mystical symbolism of mantras and mudras and the Buddha's ideal which is inexpressible

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  1. Shingon

    Shingon Buddhism (真言宗, Shingon-shū) is one of the major schools of Buddhism in Japan and one of the few surviving Vajrayana lineages in East Asia, originally spread from India to China through traveling monks such as Vajrabodhi and Amoghavajra. Known in Chinese as the Tangmi (唐密; the Esoteric School in the Tang dynasty of China), these esoteric teachings would later flourish in Japan under the auspices of a Buddhist monk named Kūkai (空海), who traveled to Tang China to acquire and request transmission of the esoteric teachings. For that reason, it is often called Japanese Esoteric Buddhism, or Orthodox Esoteric Buddhism. The word shingon is the Japanese reading of the Chinese word 真言 (zhēnyán), which is the translation of the Sanskrit word मन्त्र ("mantra").

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  1. shingon

    Shingon is a major school of Buddhism in Japan that emphasizes esoteric rituals and meditation practices. It was introduced in the 9th century by the Buddhist scholar Kūkai, also known as Kōbō Daishi. The term "Shingon" translates to "true word" or "mantra". The practices mainly involve mantras, mudras and visualizations. This spiritual path is often referred to as Japanese Vajrayana or Esoteric Buddhism and revolves around the belief that enlightenment can be attained within a single lifetime.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shingon in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shingon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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