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Paintings of this miracle can be seen on temple walls (at Haein-sa Temple for example). Western scholars identify this movement as Neo-Daoist but since it fixed the enduring forms of a “traditional text” and provided the first systematic commentaries, that cosmological conception has come to dominate traditional Chinese views of Daoism. This form of Buddhism in general is known Japanese as mikkyo (hereafter Mikkyo), meaning "secret teaching" or "secret Buddhism." Yet because of her earnest devotion, she was transformed into an emperor (or universal monarch) with his full panoply including the Seven Treasures, and so all made way so that she was able to accomplish her vow.

Pages: 144

Publisher: Shambhala (November 3, 2009)

ISBN: 1590306961

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