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59 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 10,480
58 The answers hidden by time Throughout our lives, we often reflect on scenes of times past. Every time the waves of some vaguely happy or sad memories brush up against our mind, we either try to burst out in laughter or become immersed in questioning why. What we don’t know at such 04 Dec 2006 10,500
57 Without Possession We accumulate things because we need them, but sometimes our things cause us great aggravation. Thus, to possess something can mean to be possessed by that thing. When the things we accumulated through need have actually bound our freedom, we can say that 05 Mar 2010 10,500
56 Two Kinds of Homesickness One thousand or so years ago, a monk of the Silla dynasty named Hyecho made an amazing journey to what were then called the “Five Kingdoms of India.” Venturing west from China, Hyecho meandered on foot first through the pilgrimage sites of Buddhism and th 31 Oct 2007 10,512
55 Only This; That Is All. The following is a part of Dharma talks exchanged between the late Supreme Patriarch Seoam and his disciples, collected in the book "Sound without Sound" compiled by the disciples. 30 Aug 2006 10,526
54 Alive and . . . well . . . What’s been most comfortable and consistent in my relationship with Korean Buddhism is the general openness that welcomes my presence as a foreign layperson at temples across the country. The achim yebul (morning service) in particular was once a frighten 11 Sep 2007 10,548
53 [The Day We Go to Temple] 07. Korean Traditional B… 03 Nov 2016 10,569
52 "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 10,571
51 Joyful Life: Renouncing Each Day 03 Aug 2015 10,632
50 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 10,634
49 Bongjeongam Temple in Seolaksan Mountain: Seen By … Bongjeongam Temple in Seolaksan Mountain: Seen By Foreign Visitors 15 Jul 2011 10,648
48 The Seon and Doctrinal Schools as Represented by M… The Mahkasyapa and Ananda that we know and recognize today reflect the values of the Seon schools that emerged much later, and are therefore different from the two who lived at the time of the Buddha. In fact, the current depictions of many people who app 30 May 2006 10,651
47 Branches Snapping in the Snow The following is one short essay from the recently published anthology of 65 early works, compiled and translated from the late Ven. Beopjeong’s first twenty years of writing, 1965-1985. "The Sound of Water, the Sound of Wind" was published on Feb. 1, 201 25 Jan 2011 10,737
46 Korean Buddhism-Peace on Earth There’s no doubt St. Louis is a town steeped in Catholic history, but here we offer a quick immersion—no baptism required—in a few of St. Louis’ less familiar religious traditions: atheists, Bahá’ís, Buddhists, Jains, Sikhs, Latter-Day Saints and seekers 26 Feb 2007 10,778
45 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 10,903
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