ASIAN M60W Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Yuga, Buddhism In Japan, Mahayana

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21 Apr 2018
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Week 8 day 1 - shingon in focus: ritual technicians (11/21/17: esoteric buddhism: ritual mastery and transmission, kukai (774-835, left for china in 804 in order to study mahavairocana tantric texts, Buddhists actually a manifestation of mahavairocana: sambhogakaya, enjoyment body, subtle body of limitless form, . Celestial body : often conceptualized as having a wondrous form and special powers that are direct results of karmic ruition, presides over their own buddha-fields (exe pure land), such as amida actually a manifestation of. Due to the few remaining mental obstructions of the bodhisattvas, this light is filtered to reveal the sambhogakaya (enjoyment body). Buddha/bodhisattva/protective deity with which the mantra is associated: mahavairocana = the seed syllable a, ritual gestures or hand signs, meant to mimic or impress upon the body the form of a, mudra. Buddha]; there is a connection between the practitioner and the. [buddha] nature (kensho; satori: pure land: emphasis on nenbutsu practice and giving over to the other-

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