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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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A Proposal to the World Fellowship of Buddhists Conference

A Proposal to the World Fellowship of Buddhists Conference

Chapter:
(p.87) Chapter 6 A Proposal to the World Fellowship of Buddhists Conference
Source:
Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun
Author(s):

Kim Iryŏp

, Jin Y. Park
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824838782.003.0007

This chapter contains Kim Iryŏp's letter to the Chairperson of the World Fellowship of Buddhists Conference in which she insists on the necessity of Buddhist practice for the construction of a better world. Iryŏp's proposal, which she claims is not based on her ideas but on the great teachings of the Buddha, is aimed at saving what she believes is a cruel world. She argues that the answer is neither compassion nor love, that the real issue is the recovery of the mind in each individual. According to Iryŏp, world peace and human freedom will be accomplished when each nation makes the effort to see that each individual becomes a true human being. She emphasizes the urgency of spreading Buddhist teachings to all of humankind and for Buddhism to focus on making people whole persons.

Keywords:   compassion, Kim Iryŏp, World Fellowship of Buddhists Conference, Buddha, love, peace, freedom, human being, Buddhist teachings

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