- 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
Return to Emptiness
Return to Emptiness
- (p.213) Chapter 14 Return to Emptiness
- Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun
Kim Iryŏp, Jin Y. Park
- University of Hawai'i Press
This chapter reveals the final evolution of Kim Iryŏp's Buddhist philosophy, with particular emphasis on her reflections on emptiness. Here Iryŏp talks about the meaning of “I,” the generation of the “lost self,” and other themes of her earlier Buddhist thought. According to Iryŏp, everything begins from the “I.” The universal “I” travels through eternity and eventually inherits that eternity. The mind does not lose the “I” and is therefore the basis of human existence. The concept of “I” has meaning only when one is fully in charge of oneself. Iryŏp argues that emptiness is the “I” that makes us think and the creator of the universe, the principle that governs the eternal life of humans.
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