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The Double Truth: The Shingon School

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temporary,and the middle. The basic idea of the triple truth is that all things and desires lack reality, though, they have existence. The Shingon School was founded by Kukai and is one of the remaining small Buddhist lineages. Kukai traveled to China and studied Shingon at the Qinglong Monastery. Kukai came back to Japan and in 816 he was given land to build his monastery. Kukai is now recognized as a respected name amongst all classes of people. Shingon doctrines are communicated orally and can only be understood by initiation. The ceremony is only performed on Mount Koya where the monastery is located. Pure Land is also known as Amidism and was founded by Amida. Amida became a Buddha and his goal in life was to help people reach
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