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Meaning of Shingon

Shin•gon

Pronunciation: (shin'gon, shēn'-), [key]
— n. Buddhism.
  1. a Japanese form of syncretistic Buddhism founded in the 9th century by Kūkai (a.d.774–835) and stressing the oral transmission of mystic formulas from master to disciple.
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