To my disciples, from Bishop Dr. Jongmae Park

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To my disciples, from Bishop Dr. Jongmae Park

Postby KwanSeum » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:37 am

Below is some advice sent to me (in fact all whom he thought of as 'his disciples') from the top man of my order (Taego Order). Comments?


To my disciples;

Live continually as a student...
When life’s study is ended, your life is over.

Don't brag about or bemoan your history
If you only have a past...
You are currently desolate.

If people don't ask your advice then please don't press yourself to give it
because if you give advice without their permission you are as an old trumpet.

Don't pass on all the world to the new generation
A world completely handed down is like a mass produced portrait.

Find beauty...and enjoy what you find.
Have some imaginary ambitions...that will be the spice of your life.

A wise man or woman…
knows how to enjoy what they have right now.
Happiness comes... Not from the outer sources
indeed, it is created by oneself.

All the reflections…
All the illusions…
Must have a reason so find out where they come from.

Close your eyes…and keep deep breathing.
And take slowly one step back.

Bishop of Korean Buddhist Taego Order
Rev. Dr. Jongmae Park
'Accepting things as they are' and striving to improve them is living the Dharma while causing or accepting suffering because 'that's the way things are' is Nihilism.
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Re: To my disciples, from Bishop Dr. Jongmae Park

Postby seagrace » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:03 pm

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Re: To my disciples, from Bishop Dr. Jongmae Park

Postby Jikan » Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:08 pm

KwanSeum wrote:Don't pass on all the world to the new generation
A world completely handed down is like a mass produced portrait.


This is particularly evocative.

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Re: To my disciples, from Bishop Dr. Jongmae Park

Postby Individual » Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:00 am

KwanSeum wrote:Below is some advice sent to me (in fact all whom he thought of as 'his disciples') from the top man of my order (Taego Order). Comments?


To my disciples;

Live continually as a student...
When life’s study is ended, your life is over.

Don't brag about or bemoan your history
If you only have a past...
You are currently desolate.

If people don't ask your advice then please don't press yourself to give it
because if you give advice without their permission you are as an old trumpet.

Don't pass on all the world to the new generation
A world completely handed down is like a mass produced portrait.

Find beauty...and enjoy what you find.
Have some imaginary ambitions...that will be the spice of your life.

A wise man or woman…
knows how to enjoy what they have right now.
Happiness comes... Not from the outer sources
indeed, it is created by oneself.

All the reflections…
All the illusions…
Must have a reason so find out where they come from.

Close your eyes…and keep deep breathing.
And take slowly one step back.

Bishop of Korean Buddhist Taego Order
Rev. Dr. Jongmae Park

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