Learning experiment with Shingon

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Learning experiment with Shingon

Postby ananda » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:44 am

What books should I collect to have a full understanding of the Shingon tradition ?
Are there any items that I should acquire :juggling: in order to practice it independently ?

Or can it be practiced without ritual items ?
"Suffer what there is to suffer, enjoy what there is to enjoy. Regard both suffering and joy as facts of life, and continue chanting Namu-myoho-renge-kyo. no matter what happens. How could this be anything other than the boundless joy of the Law? Strengthen your power of faith more than ever." - Nichiren Daishonin

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Re: Learning experiment with Shingon

Postby jake » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:35 am

Hi Ananda,

Unfortunately you can not acquire a full understanding of esoteric buddhist traditions from books or without a teacher but perhaps I've misunderstood your question. If you are interested in learning more of the historical and general doctrinal teachings of Shingon then there are a few books that might be of use and they're listed in this post: viewtopic.php?f=65&t=154

Best of luck.
“The triple world is no more than an inn for travelers, but the one-mind is our true home,” Kukai (trans. Eijo DREITLEIN)

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