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Mantrayāna (Skt., ‘path of mantra’). A term used synonymously with Vajrayāna or Tantric Buddhism, but which perhaps misleadingly suggests that incantation is the fundamental Tantric practice; in fact, practices of body (yoga) and practices of mind (visualization) are equally as important as practices of speech (mantra), although in some early forms of Vajrayāna, mantra may well have been the dominant practice.