Honji Suijaku

Honji Suijaku

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The term honji suijaku or honchi suijaku in Japanese religious terminology refers to a theory widely accepted until the Meiji period according to which Indian Buddhist deities choose to appear in Japan as native kami in order to more easily convert and save the Japanese. The theory states that some kami are in fact just local manifestations.The two entities form an indivisible whole called gongen and in theory should have equal standing, but in history this wasn't always the case.show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Pon Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136147971
  • 9786136147970