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The first English translations of the writings of Chŏngsan (1900–62), who codified the central doctrines of Won Buddhism. Won Buddhism emerged in early twentieth-century Korea after a long period of anti-Buddhist repression. It is a syncretic tradition, a form of Buddhism strongly influenced by the Chŏson dynasty’s Neo-Confucian ethical heritage and by Daoism. Seeking to deliver sentient beings from suffering and to create a just and ethical world, Won Buddhism stresses practical application of the dharma and service. It offers a vision of people as one family, morally perfected. This book provides the first English translations of the writings of Chŏngsan (1900–62), the second dharma master of Won Buddhism, who codified the new religion’s central doctrines. The translations here include Chŏngsan’s discussion of Buddha-nature, described as a mind-seal and symbolized by the Irwŏnsang (a unitary circle); his synthesis of Confucian moral and political programs with Buddhist notions of emancipation from birth and death; and his expositions on realizing the ideal of all people as one family.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Abbreviations and Conventions
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-48
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  1. Translations
  2. pp. 49-50
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  1. Part One: The Canon of the World (Sejŏn)
  2. pp. 51-52
  1. Chapter One: General Introduction
  2. pp. 53-54
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  1. Chapter Two: Education
  2. pp. 55-58
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  1. Chapter Three: Family
  2. pp. 59-62
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  1. Chapter Four: Religious Faith
  2. pp. 63-64
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  1. Chapter Five: Society
  2. pp. 65-68
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  1. Chapter Six: The Nation
  2. pp. 69-70
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  1. Chapter Seven: The World
  2. pp. 71-72
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  1. Chapter Eight: Rest
  2. pp. 73-76
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  1. Chapter Nine: Nirvana
  2. pp. 77-78
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  1. Chapter Ten: An Outline
  2. pp. 79-80
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  1. Part Two: The Dharma Words (Pŏbŏ)
  2. pp. 81-82
  1. I. Aspiration and Planning
  2. pp. 96-96
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  1. II. Taking Care of the Fundamentals
  2. pp. 97-112
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  1. III. Fundamental Principles
  2. pp. 113-134
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  1. IV. Exposition of Scriptures
  2. pp. 135-148
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  1. V. Exhortations for the Practice of the Way
  2. pp. 149-158
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  1. VI. Moral Culture
  2. pp. 159-180
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  1. VII. On Being Diligent and Truthful
  2. pp. 181-188
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  1. VIII. Edification in Response to Capacities
  2. pp. 189-200
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  1. IX. Dharma Admonitions
  2. pp. 201-208
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  1. X. The Destiny of the Way
  2. pp. 209-218
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  1. XI. On the Korean National Destiny
  2. pp. 219-230
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  1. XII. On Birth and Death
  2. pp. 231-244
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  1. XIII. The Last Instructions
  2. pp. 245-252
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  1. Part Three: Other Selected Writings
  2. pp. 253-254
  1. I. On Irwonsang
  2. pp. 255-262
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  1. II. Truth, Faith, and Practice of Irwŏnsang
  2. pp. 263-264
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  1. III. Ode to the Consummate Enlightenment
  2. pp. 265-272
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 273-288
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  1. Chinese Character Glossary
  2. pp. 289-296
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  1. Glossary of Terms
  2. pp. 297-312
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 313-316
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 317-332
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781438440255
Print ISBN
9781438440231
MARC Record
OCLC
778784105
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2012-08-07
Language
English
Open Access
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