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Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun$
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Kim Iryop

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780824838782

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824838782.001.0001

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(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.

Keywords:   self, Kim Iryŏp, Buddhist teachings, human being, existence, freedom, peace, proselytization, religion, religious education

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