Dharma Wheel

A Buddhist discussion forum on Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism
It is currently Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:24 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Forum rules


Please click here to view the forum rules



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:27 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:52 am
Posts: 260
While pursuing Wonhyo's Philosophy of Mind prepared by de A. Charles Muller and Cuong Tu Nguyen aboutr the fascinating Wonhyo of Silla (Korea) (617 – 686).

I found this that I'd like to share:

Quote:
In the Footsteps of Wonhyo

Last September we travelled in the footsteps of Wonhyo, a beloved and eccentric 7th Century Korean monk who had an awakening after traversing the peninsula. The journey took us 500 kilometers on tracks and unknown by-ways, while leading us to mountain monasteries. We spent many hours with the monks who inhabit the monasteries, talking to them about their experiences, enlightenment and true happiness.

Their experiences and insights will form a big part of the documentary film “In the Footsteps of Wonhyo”, which we plan to release on the Buddha’s birthday, April, 2013.

The pilgrimage was the first real attempt to emulate Wonhyo’s journey in 1,300 years. Our hope is that the trail will develop and grow into a Korean version of Spain’s famous Camino de Santiago, offering pilgrims an opportunity to explore themselves as they traverse by foot across the Korean peninsula.

Image


http://inthefootstepsofwonhyo.com/ :buddha1:


Quote:
Wonhyo (617 – 686), one of Korea’s most beloved and unconventional monks, was a great scholar with more than 80 commentaries and essays to his credit. Born into a simple family in the Silla Kingdom, Wonhyo, a monk for many years, renounced the formal religion life to teach ordinary people. He was known to carry a gourd, dancing and singing around the country, encouraging people to chant and recite the Buddha’s name. He called himself “Muoae Geusa” (unhindered practitioner). For a short time he was married to a princess and had a son, who became a leading Confucian Scholar. Legend has it that while on pilgrimage to China he found enlightenment after drinking rotten water from a skull-cap. This experience became the base of his realization that "there is nothing clean and nothing dirty; all things are made by mind." Wonhyo teaches us to live in Buddha's mind by returning to the origin of One Mind. His One Mind philosophy is of great relevance to the modern world where people live in chaos and delusion as a result of ignorance of their true nature and attachment to name and form


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group