Esotericism Notes - ESOTERICISM new form of Buddhim(variations over time Heian 794-1185 Esotericism means secret teachings Kyoto old capital was called

Esotericism Notes - ESOTERICISM new form of...

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ESOTERICISM- new form of Buddhim(variations) over time Heian 794-1185 Esotericism means secret teachings Kyoto- old capital, was called Heian Toji- Eastern temple Fudo Myoo- name of new deity that arrived in Japan with esoteric Buddhism; Fudo = immovable, Myoo = wisdom king Mandala:form of painting; spiritual diagram, extremely complicated with deities/concepts within it. Mandala = becoming essence Diamond (vajra) Womb Sculptural Mandala, in Toji, Kyoto: 21 sculptures Five Buddhas centered in the middle(highest rank) dainichi- great Buddha in the middle To the right of the room with the buddhas: five bodhisattvas beings that have attained enlightenment, but did not ascend to buddhas, and stayed at the rank below to save other beings(compassionate) To the left of Buddha: Five Wisdom Kings beings that are wrathful, often hold weapons Six Devas at the ends of each side: heavenly guardian kings
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