含意が読み取れない

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Ongakuka
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Re: 含意が読み取れない

Post by Ongakuka » Wed 04.11.2012 10:09 pm

Sorry to have to bring up this thread yet again. This ought to be quick though.

顕教 密教 << I understand these terms, which refer to different schools of Buddhism.

However, these combinations came up:

顕教法会  密教修法

I'm having trouble grasping the significance of the latter two kanji in both :(
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Re: 含意が読み取れない

Post by NileCat » Thu 04.12.2012 3:55 am

The most important kanji here is 法.
This kanji has numerous meanings, especially in Buddhism. But in this case, both of them in the two terms mean “ritual”.
See the definition 2-5.
http://tinyurl.com/7k8qyq2 (link to Yahoo Dic.)

So, apparently, 法会(ほうえ) means a ritual ceremony, or its gathering.
修法(しゅほう/ずほう) means “performing/conducting the ritual”, a noun.
And, in case you can’t imagine what it is like, here is an example video for you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NjL7MCKRgE
It can be a huge and glittering ceremony at times. But, you know, the core of the ritual (密教修法) would be something like this, as far as I know.

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Re: 含意が読み取れない

Post by Ongakuka » Thu 04.12.2012 11:17 am

Fantastic! I had no idea that 法 could mean 'ritual.' Nilecat I love you :D
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