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A.. B.. C..D.. E.. F. . .
[ G - K.... M - R.... S - Z ]

A  
Ai chi ki jutsu The primary 'grounding' technique in Tenchi Seiki Te-Ate
Ai ki The state of being in harmony with Ki
Ajari A Master-Teacher of Buddhist doctrines
Amida kyo Amida Sutra [[shorter Sutra of Immeasurable Life ]
Anshin Ritsumei (also: Dai Anjin) - a state in which ones mind is totally at peace - not bothered by anything - and in which one perceives one's life's purpose
B  
Bikune a wandering nun - Buddhist or Shinto
Bonji The Sanscrit 'Siddham' Script - in Mikkyo traditions the characters of the bonji script are considered holy & are used by practitioners as meditative focii (and also to write Tantric formulas/prayers)
Butsudan Buddhist home altar
Butsumyoe Chanting the names of Buddha
C  
Chi 'Earth' - the earth-aspect of the Godai 'Five Elements'
Chikara Strength, Power
Chinkon Meditation
Chukei a ceremonial fan
D  
Daimoku
also:
Odaimoku

The mantra of the Lotus Sutra:
"Nam(u) Myoho Renge Kyo"

Dainichi Nyorai The Buddha of Infinite Light - central focus of Shingon Buddhism
Denju
'Initiation'
Densho Orally transmitted customs and traditions
Deshi A 'Student' or Apprentice
Dojo A Training Hall, or Training Centre
E  
Eguchi te no hira ryoji A hand/palm healing modality developed by Toshihiro Eguchi, said to incorporate elements of Usui-do
Enbu A demonstration of skills to a class or audience
F  
Fu 'Wind' - the air-aspect of the Godai 'Five Elements'
Fudoshin 'Immovable Spirit/Heart' - the ability to face any situation, no matter how suprising, without being either mentally or emotionally influenced by it
Fukushu 'Recital' or 'Repetition' - as of mantras, sacred phrazes, symbol names, etc.



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