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The Kuji-in (Nine character seals) is a form of meditation using nine characters, mudras and mantras and is used for a variety of purposes, some of those being in ninjutsu, or the Shinto practice of misogi. [1]

The nine characters are as follows:

  • Rin
  • Pyo
  • Toh
  • Sha
  • Kai
  • Jin
  • Retsu
  • Zai
  • Zen

The meanings of the characters change depending on the context in which they are used.