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134 The Buddha, the first patriarch of the Seon School One of the first great challenges for Seon historians that the new Seon School faced when it was first introduced was how to put the Buddha into the hall. The writers of the Records of the Transmission of the Lamp wrestled long and hard with this problem. 23 Mar 2006 10,835
133 The Buddhist Purification Movement in Korea The Buddhist Purification Movement among the fading Korean Buddhism under the Japanese colonial period was the major historical event for the development of modern Korean Buddhism as well as a significant moment of history for the Jogye Order, the major B 29 Mar 2006 19,377
132 "Let’s take the real one, even if it is only 1 cen… The whole world, our global village, is in chaos these days with racial and religious tensions as well as disasters killing hundreds of thousands of people. Peace and love are slowly fading away while conflict and confrontation are increasing. Living in s 31 Mar 2006 10,436
131 Great Faith, Great Courage, Great Questioning This evening I would like to follow upon what Stephen was saying in the morning about being careful, about energy, and about protecting, but I would like to look at the subject more from the perspective of the Seon tradition. Seon talks about cultivating 06 Apr 2006 9,993
130 Master and Disciple About a month ago, I went back to the hermitage where I had lived a long time ago to rest for a couple of days. At that time, two aspirants came to me to request that I become their master. With one word, I refused.   After having receive 11 Apr 2006 10,116
129 A Happy Smile I live in an uncommon way. My head is shaved and my clothes are gray. The place I live in is different too. Most people live in a virtual marketplace, but I live in a mountain temple. There is one more difference. I live alone. Usually when people grow up 14 Apr 2006 9,971
128 [Interview] 108 Bows for Exercise: Oriental Doctor… We would all like to have mental and physical peace. However, it’s not easy. In reality, most people need to exercise to stay healthy. Specialists advise that to stay healthy, you have to exercise until soaked with sweat at least three times a week. How m 21 Apr 2006 26,959
127 The Meaning of Buddha’s Birth The Buddha was born in a garden, under the branches of a tree, in Lumbini, a town situated near the India-Nepalese border 2543 years ago. His mother was going to her family to have her child but he arrived early. He was born in a prominent family of the G 27 Apr 2006 9,910
126 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 9,911
125 History of the Lotus Lantern Festival Origin of Lotus Lanterns During the era of the historical Buddha Sakyamuni, it was a common practice to make offerings to him by bringing food, scattering flowers, burning incense and lighting lanterns. From this custom evolved the famous story of an imp 02 May 2006 29,636
124 Celebratory Speech With reverence, today we celebrate the anniversary of the coming of the Buddha. Today is also the birthday of all sentient beings in the limitless universe. Sakyamuni Buddha taught that all sentient beings are originally enlightened and in the future wi 03 May 2006 10,222
123 What a meeting the festival is! The celebration of Buddha’s birthday in Korea must seem to some foreigners like a the blooming of a mysterious and magnificent flower that lurks beneath the surface of the earth for some 360 odd days and then around the end of April comes sproutin 10 May 2006 10,094
122 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 10,055
121 What is the True Last Word? Dharma Talk for the 2550 (2006) Summer Retreat by Seon Master Dorim Beopjeon Patriarch of the Jogye Order 17 May 2006 9,817
120 The Titmouse’s Nest Some days ago, listening to the "ttok, ttok, ttok" sound from outside my window, I found myself as if lost in a trance. On the way out to water the tree I had been tending, I finally became aware of what had been making that noise. I saw a titmo 25 May 2006 10,770
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