Learning experiment with Shingon

Learning experiment with Shingon

Postby ananda » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:44 am

What books should I collect to have a full understanding of the Shingon tradition ?
Are there any items that I should acquire :juggling: in order to practice it independently ?

Or can it be practiced without ritual items ?
"Suffer what there is to suffer, enjoy what there is to enjoy. Regard both suffering and joy as facts of life, and continue chanting Namu-myoho-renge-kyo. no matter what happens. How could this be anything other than the boundless joy of the Law? Strengthen your power of faith more than ever." - Nichiren Daishonin
Posts: 73
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:44 pm

Re: Learning experiment with Shingon

Postby jake » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:35 am

Hi Ananda,

Unfortunately you can not acquire a full understanding of esoteric buddhist traditions from books or without a teacher but perhaps I've misunderstood your question. If you are interested in learning more of the historical and general doctrinal teachings of Shingon then there are a few books that might be of use and they're listed in this post: viewtopic.php?f=65&t=154

Best of luck.
"When space comes to an end, beings come to an end, and nirvana comes to an end, only then will my vow come to an end." Kukai (trans. Shingen TAKAGI)
Posts: 25
Joined: Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:13 pm

Return to Shingon

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests