- Title Pages
- Translator’s Introduction
Chapter 3Buddhism and Culture
Chapter 4In Memory of the Great Master Man’gong on the Fifteenth Anniversary of His Death
Chapter 5On New Year’s Day of the Twenty-Fifth Year after Joining the Monastery
Chapter 6A Proposal to the World Fellowship of Buddhists Conference
Chapter 7Why Has Buddhism Launched a Purification Movement?
Chapter 8Is the Mind One or Two?
Chapter 9What Is Faith?
Chapter 10The Path to No-Mind
Chapter 11Having Burned Away My Youth
Chapter 12With a Returned Gift in My Hand
Chapter 13Having Prepared a Clean Copy of My Master’s Manuscript (by Yi Wŏlsong)
Chapter 14Return to Emptiness
Chapter 15Meditation and the Attainment of the Mind
Chapter 16Prayer and Chanting
Chapter 17Path 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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