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The Thousand Days of Viriya Association for National Reconciliation, Peaceful Reunification, and Community of Peace
Most Ven. Jaseung (President of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism) participated in ‘the Thousand Days of Viriya in Devotion of Life in Peace’ on May 2, 2012, with the Jogye Order having alighted the Viriya Association lantern.
At the Thousand Days of Viriya Platform set up at the Main Gate of the Jorge-sa Temple, Most Ven. Jaseung joined ‘the Thousand Days of Viriya Association for the Realization of National Reconciliation, Peaceful Reunification, and the Community of Peace’ on May 2 at 7 a.m., the 5th day of the Viriya. Along with two Buddhist participants of the Jorge-sa Temple, Most Ven. Jaseung recited the vows of the Thousand Days of Viriya and the Diamond Sutra.
The Society stated, “Most Ven. Jaseung recited the Diamond Sutra at the completion of his Viriya, with a prayer for all living in the Korean Peninsula and the health and safety of the fourfold assembly participating in the Thousand Days Viriya.” The Thousand Days Viriya Association which opened on April 28 at 3 p.m. closes on December 22, 2014.
Following is the writing of intent from the Thousand Days of Viriya Association in Introspection and Reformation.
Embarking on a new road at dawn, as a pilgrim in prayer for that which is deep within, the association in introspection and reformation takes its steps one after another.
Introspection is the seeing of the road past, reformation is the seeing of the road ahead, and association is the act of walking together.
The route of the association opens inwards on one side. It is the baring of one’s challenges, difficulties, and troubles in introspection, and finding the answers and solutions oneself, with the agency of the fourfold assembly.
The route of the association opens outwards on the other side. It is the viriya of thousand days for the life of peace. Beyond the prayer for self and what is within one’s fence, it is the supplication and viriya for the comfort and happiness of all living and breathing life forms.
The society walks the two roads, the transformative road of reflecting upon one’s inner faults and the healing road of sharing in the pain of the society.
As it is a difficult road requiring the firm supplication and participation of the fourfold assembly, the attention of all outside of Korea is expected.