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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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The Hidden Jewel

The Hidden Jewel

The Wish-fulfilling Jewel

(p.235) 6 The Hidden Jewel
The Fluid Pantheon

Bernard Faure

University of Hawai'i Press

Rituals centered on the Buddha's relics or on the Wish-fulfilling jewel (nyoi hōju, in Sanskrit cintamani) played a prominent role in medieval esoteric Buddhism. The cult of the jewel initially developed in the Shingon school on the basis of Kūkai’s legend, but it eventually spread to other schools, beginning with Tendai. The crucial role played by portable reliquary-shrines in this cult allows us to examine certain poorly understood aspects of Buddhist material culture.

Keywords:   Wish-fulflilling jewel (cintamani)

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