Definition of Shingon

1. Noun. A form of Buddhism emphasizing mystical symbolism of mantras and mudras and the Buddha's ideal which is inexpressible.

Generic synonyms: Buddhism
Geographical relationships: Japan, Nihon, Nippon



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shingon

Shimatari
Shimatario
Shimatarion
Shimchath Torah
Shimeji kininase
Shimer
Shimerian
Shimerians
Shimla
Shimon
Shimshon
Shin Bet
Shina
Shine-Dalgarno sequence
Shine Dalgarno region
Shingon (current term)
Shining Path
Shinto
Shintoism
Shintoist
Shintoistic
Shintoists
Shipley-Hartford scale
Shipot
Shiraz
Shirburnian
Shirburnians
Shirer
Shirgah
Shirime

Literary usage of Shingon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan by Asiatic Society of Japan (1907)
"V.—The Shingon believers claim that their doctrines came from South India, where Nagarjuna found their Sacred Books in an Iron Tower, where he received ..."

2. The Pacific Ocean in History: Papers and Addresses Presented at the Panama by Henry Morse Stephens, Herbert Eugene Bolton, American Historical Association, Asiatic Institute (1917)
"And this general tendency grew parallel with the influence of one special sect of Buddhism, namely, the Shingon; for, however profound its philosophy in ..."

3. Studies in Japanese Buddhism by August Karl Reischauer (1917)
"We said that Shingon holds that parallel to "the world of ideas" is the world of phenomena, ... This is the real meaning of the name Shingon, True Word. ..."

4. Studies in Japanese Buddhism by August Karl Reischauer (1917)
"We said that Shingon holds that parallel to "the world of ideas" is the world of phenomena, ... This is the real meaning of the name Shingon, True Word. ..."

5. Studies in Japanese Buddhism by August Karl Reischauer (1917)
"We said that Shingon holds that parallel to "the world of ideas" is the world of phenomena, ... This is the real meaning of the name Shingon, True Word. ..."

6. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1919)
"Of almost purely Japanese origin is the Mantra (or, to give it the Japanese name, Shingon) sect, one of the most mystical and hair-splitting of them all. ..."

7. Buddhist Art in Its Relation to Buddhist Ideals, with Special Reference to by Masaharu Anesaki (1915)
"Shingon BUDDHISM the world's thought, every sound is its speech, ... Here the Shingon Buddhism offers us very recondite but practical ideas and observances. ..."

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