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What explains the membership of Shingon's 13 Buddhas list?

The list of 13 Buddhas (which is actually Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and Wisdom Kings) plays a role in Shingon gongyo and funerary rites. What accounts for why these particular 13 are set aside for ...
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What distinguishes Japanese Shingon Buddhism from other types?

How is Japanese Shingon Buddhism different from other forms of Buddhism such as Zen?