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Kūkai held that exoteric doctrines were merely provisional, skillful means (Skt. These objects are used to cause the person pain and illness. In personal essays, he acknowledges without apology his kinship with social critics throughout Western history. A Daoist formula for de is “dao within.” It may be the result of innate skill or of careful cultivation and training. The Vajrayana or "Diamond Vehicle" (also referred to as Mantrayana, Tantrayana, Tantric or esoteric Buddhism) shares many of the basic concepts of Mahayana, but also includes a vast array of spiritual techniques designed to enhance Buddhist practice.

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Publisher: Marco Peisithánatos (September 18, 2015)

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