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Today, there are very few books on Shingon in the West and until the 1940s, not a single book on Shingon had ever been published anywhere in the world, not even in Japan. Nor should it be thought that Buddhist practitioners are free from the influences of the folk religion. The dictionary defines a parasol as an umbrella used for protection from the sun. Buddhism teaches that there is no irreducible self, but instead a constantly changing set of mental and physical components called the five aggregates or skandhas.

Pages: 180

Publisher: Wisdom Pubns (May 1988)

ISBN: 0932156053

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