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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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Prayer and Chanting

Prayer and Chanting

(p.227) Chapter 16 Prayer and Chanting
Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun

Kim Iryŏp

, Jin Y. Park
University of Hawai'i Press

In this chapter, Kim Iryŏp reflects on the importance of prayer and chanting in Buddhist practice. According to Iryŏp, we pray to Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva because we believe that she can make happen what we cannot accomplish. We do so because we do not believe what we cannot see with our own eyes. The difficulty or ease with which our wish is fulfilled depends on the fundamental quality of our existence, which we call karma. Iryŏp explains how a prayer should be done and urges us to go beyond the wishful mind, continue to practice the samādhi of chanting, and become one with the universe. This, she says, is the only way for the life of the all-capable self to finally begin.

Keywords:   prayer, Kim Iryŏp, chanting, Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva, existence, karma, universe, self

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