Question about Kômyô Shingon.

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Question about Kômyô Shingon.

Postby Yoshitsune » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:42 am

Hello. I'm very interested in Shingon Buddhism. I also read Yamasaki Taikô's book about Shingon Buddhism.
As far as I know the Kômyô Shingon is part of the daily service in all groups of the Shingon Shû.

My understanding is, that Mikkyô is characterized by the use of Mudra , Mantra and visualisation. I know the Kômyô Mantra, but what about the Mudra? Do you hold your hands simply in Gassho? And what I would like to know most of all is, if there is also some kind of visualisation involved. What do you think about while reciting?

I'm grateful for all answers.

Thank you.

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Re: Question about Kômyô Shingon.

Postby jake » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:13 am

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Re: Question about Kômyô Shingon.

Postby rory » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:51 am

Actually you can find the mudras in Micahel Unno's "Shingon Refractions: Myoe and the Mantra of Light." But if you want to practice Shingon you need to be initiated. Both Japanese esoteric schools, Shingon & Tendai require it.
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Re: Question about Kômyô Shingon.

Postby Yoshitsune » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:42 am

Thank you very much for your answers. Unfortunately there is no Shingon Temple in my country. I lived in Japan for a while and during that time I also went to Kōyasan and took part in the Jukai ceremony. I guess I have no chance to learn more before I get back to Japan.

Thank you

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