JAPAN TRAVELOGUE – DAY 13 – SHINGON BUDDHISM

by Antonio Gil November. 11, 2020 559 views
When visiting the temples, we came across a group of monks belonging to Shingon Buddhism sect. They were praying and chanting before each temple

When visiting the temples, we came across a group of monks belonging to Shingon Buddhism sect. They were praying and chanting before each temple

All of them were wearing getas -  a kind of sandal with a flat wooden base elevated with up to three prongs

All of them were wearing getas - a kind of sandal with a flat wooden base elevated with up to three prongs

♫♫ Exploring the Mysteries of Shingon Buddhism on Japan’s Koyasan ♫♫

Shingon, (Japanese: “True Word”) branch of Vajrayana (Tantric, or Esoteric) Buddhism that has had a considerable following in Japan since its introduction from China, where it was called Zhenyan (“True Word”), in the 9th century. Shingon may be considered an attempt to reach the eternal wisdom of the Buddha that was not expressed in words and, thus, not in his public teaching. The sect believes that this wisdom may be developed and realized through special ritual means employing body, speech, and mind, such as the use of symbolic gestures (mudras), mystical syllables (dharani), and mental concentration (Yoga). The whole is intended to arouse a sense of the pervading spiritual presence of the Buddha that lies inherent in all living things.

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José Manuel 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Toda a espiritualidade que transmitem estas fotos se conjugue para aliviar o nosso planeta.+1

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Sem dúvida. Os cânticos aqui eram quase hipnóticos. Gostei imenso deste momento. Além disso, tivemos sorte, porque esta demonstração só acontece uma vez por ano e não é sempre na mesma data, acho eu.

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José Manuel 4 months, 4 weeks ago

#9 Para onde foi o ruido desta foto com o ISO a 6 400 ?? Nice shot. Pbs.+1+1

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Foi para as profundezas das ferramentas de edição. 😊 (retiro o ruído em RAW e, depois, no Topaz DeNoise)

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Sri V 5 months ago

Amazing focus on the details. Only possible if you are completely in the moment grinning

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sri V 5 months ago

I agree with you my friend. More to come.

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G B 5 months ago

They seem well fed and well cared for...a somewhat stark contrast from Tibetan monks... Beautiful series!

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Antonio Gil Replied to G B 5 months ago

Never thought of that G. 😊 Thanks my friend

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Camellia Staab 5 months ago

#7 my eyes went straight to the hands, especially the ones to the left of the photo, very cool capture. #8 perfect framing, the combination of the trees and the monks and colors, eye candy. #9 I like how you have one hand in focus and so smooth. Another great series.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 5 months ago

Thank you Camellia. Next time the video shows the real thing. It was amazing to see.

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Jay Boggess 5 months ago

Wonderful images! 
Fascinating video explaining this sect of Buddhism...
Always a pleasure seeing/hearing & reading your fine posts .
+1grinning+1

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 5 months ago

Always a pleasure reading your comments my friend 😊

5 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 5 months ago

My pleasure!
+1grinning+1

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Francesc 5 months ago

Fantastic work... I love the angle of the images ...Great b&W shots!!!!Last one excellent

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 5 months ago

I was fascinated by these monks. It was a different perspective of what i knew about them. Thanks my friend. More to come.

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Tsao T-F 5 months ago

Good series. I love Budhism. smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Tsao T-F 5 months ago

Thank you Tsao. 😊

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Berckmans Peter 5 months ago

I like Budhism, it is a nice way of life

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 5 months ago

This one is a Buddhism derivation. The chants were amazing. Next post I hope to attach a video with what they were doing here.

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