Beliefs in Shingon Buddhism?

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Beliefs in Shingon Buddhism?

Postby edwhys211 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:59 pm

What are the views in Shingon when it comes to:


What else makes it different from other schools of Buddhism?

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Re: Beliefs in Shingon Buddhism?

Postby Ben » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:16 am

You might want to ask the question at our sister site: where you have the opportunity to put it to practitioners of Shingon.
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Re: Beliefs in Shingon Buddhism?

Postby dude » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:45 am

It's pretty much the conventional wisdom common to all schools when it comes rebirth, karma and sitting practice (meditation).
In terms of practice, it does have esoteric rituals such as mantra recitation not found in some other schools.
It also differs from some other schools, though yet other traditions concur with it, that an ordinary person born into this world can attain enlightenment without undergoing at least one more rebirth.

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