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The Fluid PantheonGods of Medieval Japan, Volume 1$
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Bernard Faure

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780824839338

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824839338.001.0001

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Lust but not Least

Lust but not Least

Aizen Myōō

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(p.167) 4 Lust but not Least
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The Fluid Pantheon
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Bernard Faure

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824839338.003.0005

Together with Fudō Myōō, the god of Lust Aizen Myōō has played a major role in Japanese esoteric Buddhism, from the 12th century onward. He is worshiped for his explicit apotropaic function, namely, warding off evil. During the medieval period, he was also seen as a protector of eminent monks Less well known are his sexual and embryological aspects, symbolized in particular by his acolytes.

Keywords:   Esoteric Buddhism, Fudō Myōō, Kongara, Seitaka, sexuality, embryology

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