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Collected Works of Korean Buddhism | The Sun over the Sea of Enlightenment

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Author : Baek Yongseong
Translator : Suh Junghyung
Publish : Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism


Introduction to the Text and the Author _ 3
Preface _ 21
Chapter I
The Buddha and Sentient Beings _ 23
1. The true nature of Great Enlightenment (大覺) _ 25
2. The holy title of the founder of Great Enlightenment _ 28
3. On the Enlightenment of “Capable of Benevolence,
Calm Illumination, and Enlightenment” _ 29
4. Sentient beings are different from one another, and yet one and
the same with respect to the fundamental nature _ 30
5. Are all sentient beings ultimately One Reality or not? _ 31
6. Observation on Cause and Conditions _ 34
7. The creation of the world _ 43
8. The origin of sentient beings _ 50
9. The reason why sentient beings continue to exist even after
transformation _ 52
10. Why are there sentient beings? _ 54
11. The mind-only tenet _ 56
12. On the natural chemical process _ 61
13. The Inconceivable supernatural powers of
Great Enlightenment _ 63
14. On the intermediate existence _ 68
15. All sentient creatures have consciousness _ 72
16. On cause and effect _ 73
17. The relative lightness or heaviness of sensibility (情) and
perception (想) determine the next life in the three realms of
existence _ 75
18. The rationale for the formation of physical body in
the next life _ 77
Chapter II
The Principle of Mind-Only Philosophy _ 83
19. Suffering and happiness are created by mind-only _ 85
20. With attachment as the seed, thought enters the womb _ 97
21. Frivolousness of thought leads to oviparous birth _ 101
22. Stagnant attachment leads to moisture-born life _ 102
23. Beings born by transformation or metamorphosis _ 103
24. Beings of the Realm of Form associated with brilliant luster _ 104
25. Disfavoring existence, one clings to voidness and falls into
nothingness _ 105
26. Indulging in delusion, they have ideation without form _ 106
27. Retaining stubborn ignorance leads to existence that is without
ideation _ 110
28. Form that are dependent on others are originally formless _ 111
29. Beings that are originally formless, as they are degraded to be
materialized, are not formless _ 112
30. Beings without ideation form disparate bodies _ 113
31. Beings who are not free from ideation are born to
enact revenge _ 114
32. Being reborn in the six heavens of the Kāmadhātu _ 115
33. Being reborn in the eighteen heavens of the rūpadhātu through
practicing the ten good deeds (十善) and dhyāna _ 116
34. Beings who take rebirth in the Formless Realm (arūpadhātu) by
practicing the four dhyānas of emptiness (四空定) _ 119
35. Caring for a patient and deliverance of the spirit _ 121
36. Realization of the Hīnayāna teaching through the cultivation of
insight _ 123
37. The contemplative practice of invoking the name of the Buddha
leads to the pure land _ 127
38. Four techniques for reciting mantras (神呪) _ 128
39. Becoming a pratyekabuddha through contemplation of causes
and conditions _ 129
40. The Mahāyāna school engages in cultivating the three-fold
contemplation _ 132
41. Merely reciting scripture without engaging in contemplation
achieves nothing _ 135
42. The absurdity of bleaching clay _ 137
43. Fulfilling right enlightenment through
brightening the mind _ 138
44. Clarifying profound passages from the Buddhist teachings _ 140
45. To turn consciousness into wisdom _ 143
Chapter III
The Right Path of Mind Training _ 151
1. On the maladies in practicing the hwadu 話頭,“What is this?”
(是甚麽) _ 153
2. Is there one hwadu that is more effective than others? _ 157
3. Is the hwadu ‘what is this?’ the root of all others? _ 159
4. Each hwadu has its own doubt and its own malady. _ 160
5. Cautions when meditating on the hwadu _ 164
6. How to contemplate the hwadu _ 173
7. Demons appearing in the course of practice _ 175
8. Demons undermine morality _ 177
9. Demons dare not harm the path _ 178
10. Ringleaders of the heretics _ 179
11. Ten types of phenomena appear after the aggregate of form
(rūpaskandha) melts away _ 181
12. Ten kinds of demons appear when the aggregate of sensation
(vedanāskandha) melts away _ 183
13. Ten kinds of demons appear when the aggregate of conception
(saṃjñaskandha) melts away _ 186
14. Varieties of heretics _ 188
15. Heretics whose shades of volition and form have yet to melt
away _ 190
16. Heretics of permanence and impermanence _ 192
Chapter IV
Selected Translations from
the Platform Sūtra of the Sixth Patriarch _ 193
1. The Platform Sūtra is the Foundation of Our Religion _ 195
2. Transmission of the Dharma to the Sixth Patriarch _ 196
3. On the Title of the Mahāprajñāpāramitā Sūtra _ 206
4. The Difference between Spiritual Merits and
Worldly Felicities _ 210
5. On the Existence of the Pure Land _ 212
6. The Unity of Samādhi and Prajñā _ 216
7. Striving for Mind Training _ 218
8. Transmission of the Five Incenses of the Dharmakāya _ 219
9. On the Formless Repentance _ 221
10. The Great Four Vows _ 222
11. The Trinity of the Three Bodies (Trikāya) _ 223
12. Questions and Answers _ 226
13. The Nirvāṇa of the Holy Master _ 249
Notes _ 255
Bibliography _ 281
Index _ 282
Contributors _ 290
The Committee Organization of the Publication Project of the Collected
Works of Modern Korean Buddhism _ 292
Korean Buddhism Library’s Collected Works of Modern Korean
Buddhism _ 296

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