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顕教 密教 << I understand these terms, which refer to different schools of Buddhism.
However, these combinations came up:
I'm having trouble grasping the significance of the latter two kanji in both
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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.
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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