- Title Pages
- Translator’s Introduction
- Chapter 1 Preface
- Chapter 2 Life
- Chapter 3 Buddhism and Culture
- Chapter 4 In Memory of the Great Master Man’gong on the Fifteenth Anniversary of His Death
- Chapter 5 On New Year’s Day of the Twenty-Fifth Year after Joining the Monastery
- Chapter 6 A Proposal to the World Fellowship of Buddhists Conference
- Chapter 7 Why Has Buddhism Launched a Purification Movement?
- Chapter 8 Is the Mind One or Two?
- Chapter 9 What Is Faith?
- Chapter 10 The Path to No-Mind
- Chapter 11 Having Burned Away My Youth
- Chapter 12 With a Returned Gift in My Hand
- Chapter 13 Having Prepared a Clean Copy of My Master’s Manuscript (<i>by</i> Yi Wŏlsong)
- Chapter 14 Return to Emptiness
- Chapter 15 Meditation and the Attainment of the Mind
- Chapter 16 Prayer and Chanting
- Chapter 17 Path to Eternity
- Character Glossary
- About the Translator
- Series Information
- Production Notes
- (p.29) Chapter 1 Preface
- Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun
Kim Iryŏp, Jin Y. Park
- University of Hawai'i Press
In this Preface, Kim Iryŏp says the goal of her book is to proselytize Buddhist teachings to help readers come to the realization that we need to find and know our real selves so that we can become real human beings. According to Iryŏp, the value of one's existence is measured by whether one stands as an independent being, leading one's life according to one's own will. Freedom and peace cannot be attained outside of oneself because they are the very self of each and every existence. Iryŏp argues that the word “proselytization” may turn off some people, but that is because they do not know what religion means. Religious education is a comprehensive path to all of education; it offers the ultimate solution for all problems. She says only those who have completed religious education can be considered to know the values of existence.
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