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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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Path to Eternity

Path to Eternity

A Message to Journalists

(p.229) Chapter 17 Path to Eternity
Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun

Kim Iryŏp

, Jin Y. Park
University of Hawai'i Press

In this chapter, Kim Iryŏp argues that the goal of human beings is to attain peace and calm, exert an independent mind, and achieve life energy or saengmyŏng. According to Iryŏp, this life energy is also known as “the foundation of life,” Dao (path), the mind, or thought. When we put them all together, we call it the “I.” When life energy and reality are combined, that combination is called the Buddhist law. Iryŏp also reflects on life energy in relation to nature, the Buddhist law and the universe, and mental transcendence and emphasizes the role of journalists in leading the general public, society, and all human kind on the correct path—the path to eternity.

Keywords:   eternity, Kim Iryŏp, peace, life energy, Dao, Buddhist law, nature, universe, mental transcendence, journalists

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