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46 Celebratory Speech With reverence, today we celebrate the anniversary of the coming of the Buddha. Today is also the birthday of all sentient beings in the limitless universe. Sakyamuni Buddha taught that all sentient beings are originally enlightened and in the future wi 03 May 2006 4,927
45 Buddhism in Korean This is the second part in a series looking into religion in Korea. The first objective is to give expatriates a springboard from which you can develop spiritually. Feature articles will examine Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism and Sikhism 23 Jan 2009 4,907
44 A farewell is a beautiful teaching Rain is falling, and with it autumn leaves, indicating that winter is soon at hand. The rain falls at Sudeoksa Temple, deep in the mountains, on the funeral of an old Seon Master. One after another, the rains fall in sheets, like a summer monsoon, and eve 17 Aug 2006 4,895
43 Irrepressible Stories of the Nuns of Mount Jiri Offering Fingernails to Ants By Ven. Cheonjin 16 Jun 2011 4,881
42 Who are you? Having come down with a cold, I couldn’t properly smell or taste anything. Even though I hadn’t eaten seaweed soup (miyeokguk) for a long time, I was completely unable to know whether it was too salty or too bland. Feeling like that one bright morning, li 06 Mar 2006 4,877
41 Silent Promises     In a secular world that is becoming increasingly complex and heartless, we are becoming bound by such a sea of laws that we can hardly keep track of them. It’s difficult to understand why we need so many laws and regulations just to get on 02 Mar 2011 4,865
40 Hwadu Meditation and Contemporary Society I have read many articles recently, and have had quite a few discussions with various knowledgeable people as well, regarding the topic of hwadu meditation. What I have observed from my readings and discussions is that people’s opinions about the hwadu f 13 Feb 2006 4,834
39 Duo! The cowherd complained of too much work. Then please, take a cup of tea. Duo! 14 Nov 2006 4,826
38 To Become Truly Human 1. Preface: The True Human   I think we all agree that the current International Conference on Korean Seon Buddhism is an extremely important event. It provides a rare opportunity to gather together many thinkers of diverse backgrounds and points of view. 24 Feb 2006 4,816
37 The answers hidden by time Throughout our lives, we often reflect on scenes of times past. Every time the waves of some vaguely happy or sad memories brush up against our mind, we either try to burst out in laughter or become immersed in questioning why. What we don’t know at such 04 Dec 2006 4,804
36 The Art of Meditation Meditation can be practised in two main ways: either by stopping and cultivating concentration and enquiry in a systematic way using the tools of awareness: breath, sensations, sounds, thoughts and meditative questioning; or by paying attention to life mo 14 Jun 2006 4,797
35 The True Meaning of a ’Person of Wealth’ Commemorative Dharma Service for the 8th Anniversary of the Founding of Kilsang-sa 17 Jan 2006 4,780
34 Why are Ananda, Vasubandhu, Asvaghosa and Nagarjun… If you look closely at the Lineage of Dharma Transmission of the Seon school, one peculiarity catches the eye. From Ananda, to Vasubandhu, Asvaghosa and Nagarjuna, the Seon lineage includes a number of persons who seem incongruent with the image of the ma 03 Jul 2006 4,780
33 Uncovering Brilliant Disciples is the Way of Trans… In the Seon school, disciples with extraordinary spiritual capacities are referred to as dharma vessels (beopgi), which suggests that they are vessels capable of containing the dharma. When Huineng, a woodcutter and novice laborer, had an audience with th 20 Dec 2006 4,770
32 Dharma Talk by Seon Master Jinje With foolish desire, we try to make all things our own. No matter what great university we graduated from, even if we were the president or high government official, we cannot eliminate conflictive emotions and suffering. When we get to know our true self 27 Nov 2009 4,765
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