A torch is a stick with combustible material at one end, which is ignited and used as a light source. Torches have been used throughout history, and are still used in processions, symbolic and religious events, and in juggling entertainment. In some countries "torch" in modern usage is the term for a battery-operated portable light.
There is no universally agreed definition of Shinto.
However some scholars define Shinto as the belief in "kami", the supernatural entities at the centre of the religion.
Shinto encompasses doctrines, institutions, ritual, and communal life based on kami worship.
Various scholars have referred to practitioners of Shinto as Shintoists, although this term has no direct translation in the Japanese language.
This is a list of some religious objects used for the practice of .
This is mid-20th-century painting of Machik Labdron and the Chod refuge field displaying teachers and deities.
Thangka Painting Chart
Depicting the Painting of Machik Labdron and Chod Refuge
Asaṅga was "one of the most important spiritual figures" of Mahayana Buddhism and the "founder of the Yogacara school".
Traditionally, he and his half-brother Vasubandhu are regarded as the major classical Indian Sanskrit exponents of MahayanaAbhidharma, Vijñanavada (awareness only) thought and Mahayana teachings on the .