• WordNet 3.6
    • n Shingon a form of Buddhism emphasizing mystical symbolism of mantras and mudras and the Buddha's ideal which is inexpressible
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In literature:

The temple is Shingon.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
The introduction of the Zen, or contemplative sect, did, in a sense, both precede and follow that of Shingon.
"The Religions of Japan" by William Elliot Griffis
The headquarters for the Shingon school was established on Mt.
"Zen Culture" by Thomas Hoover
Before long Tendai and Shingon were challenged by new faiths recognizing the existence and spiritual needs of the common people.
"The Zen Experience" by Thomas Hoover