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89 Restlessness At a red light. At a bus stop. In line at the store. While someone fills the tank with gas. Walking to class. What do these moments have in common? They are all moments in which we find ourselves waiting, a dead space, a moment of no purposeful activity, 07 Sep 2006 6,869
88 "Beginning with the belief that you can do it is i… The reason we practice Seon and attend Buddhist services is to improve the quality of our lives. We generally begin this task by placing money as the prerequisite for a higher quality of life. 27 Nov 2006 6,837
87 Irrepressible Stories of the Nuns of Mount Jiri The Lotus that blossomed on a Chinese Quince Tree By Ven. Cheonjin 16 Jun 2011 6,827
86 Meeting a Beautiful Person It makes you happy to meet a beautiful person. A person who can meet nice people every day is fortunate. In life, you soon realize that it’s not easy to meet nice people. In fact it is quite difficult. As a matter of fact, we tend to meet people we dislik 12 May 2006 6,817
85 Irrepressible Stories of the Nuns of Mount Jiri Vegetarian Cats By Ven. Cheonjin 16 Jun 2011 6,809
84 Why Practice Buddhism? I have news for you young people: something bad will happen to you in your lifetime. It could be anything—a breakup, a loved one dying, a car accident—but for sure, something really awful will come your way, if it hasn’t already. That 17 Oct 2006 6,808
83 Buddha’s Large Head and Bodhisattva’s Short Legs Buddha’s Large Head and Bodhisattva’s Short Legs 13 Oct 2011 6,805
82 A Solution A Solution by Essayist Yi, Young-il 08 Oct 2015 6,804
81 The sound of rain The rain comes down in sheets. The sound of the rain drifts in through the open window. Like a lonely song, the echoes of the pattering raindrops lingers on. Where am I going? Isn’t it a lonely road I’m treading alone? Listening to the sound of th 25 Oct 2006 6,795
80 A farewell is a beautiful teaching Rain is falling, and with it autumn leaves, indicating that winter is soon at hand. The rain falls at Sudeoksa Temple, deep in the mountains, on the funeral of an old Seon Master. One after another, the rains fall in sheets, like a summer monsoon, and eve 17 Aug 2006 6,770
79 Contemplation of Sutra in the Seon School During Ven. Jiyul’s hunger strike, for the first time in years I had the chance to recite the Diamond Sutra communally. On the second floor of the Hall of Paradise at Jogyesa, the Union of Religious Leaders held a separate one-week hunger strike, while su 10 Aug 2006 6,767
78 The Artistry of Every Day Life As a human being it is essential for us to create not out of duty but out of inspiration and joy. This brings something different in us, a dimension of imagination, intuition and creation that nurtures us and invigorates us. A few years ago, I was feeling 09 Mar 2006 6,755
77 Dharma Talk in Celebration of Vesak - Year of the … Today is the birthday of the Buddha, the one who accomplished the transcendent life of no-birth. Though you may search everywhere and never find the place in this world where it exists, within the truth of “everything is Buddha” the essence of reality is 27 Apr 2006 6,752
76 Irrepressible Stories of the Nuns of Mount Jiri Mouse Food Story By Ven. Cheonjin 07 Apr 2011 6,752
75 The connection between fasting and seon meditation “Through mistaken desire, we ruin our lives. If we can reduce our appetites, we can also control our desires.”   Because we have only one life to live, we don’t know what to do.   In Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being, the evanescence o 10 Oct 2006 6,715
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