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Like the Theravada and Mahayana schools, it proclaims that the physical world is illusory.

In some cases that calls for a student to experience desires in order to realize the inherent emptiness in the senses. In 822, Kukai was awarded exclusive control over Tōji Temple 東寺 in Kyoto, making it another center of Shingon practice and worship.

Once the emptiness is realized, accepting or rejecting them is also empty.”) The erotic form of Tantric Buddhism is no longer, to my knowledge, practiced widely in modern India, Tibet (the stronghold of Tantric traditions), or elsewhere. Japan’s Shingon holy land is located on and around Mt. Esoteric Buddhism (Mikkyō 密教) is Japan’s version of Vajrayana, or Tantric Buddhism.

Saichō (767 - 822) founded Japan's Tendai 天台 sect, while Kūkai (Mikkyō, Mikkyo).

During their lifetime, both monks visited China, where the Tantric texts had been translated into Chinese, and returned to Japan with many texts and artworks.

It appears to have flowered around the 8th century in Uddyana, a kingdom near Peshawar in modern Pakistan, where King Indrabhuti was initiated into the Tantric mysteries.

It was also practiced widely in Bengal during the Pala dynasty (750-1150 AD).

Those who are reborn in Amida’s Western Pure Land -- a land devoid of worry or toil -- can focus their energies on attaining Buddhahood.