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By Steven Collins

ISBN-10: 0521570549

ISBN-13: 9780521570541

This publication provides a brand new resolution to the query: what's nirvana? half One distinguishes among systematic and narrative notion within the Pali texts of Theravada Buddhism, taking a look at where of nirvana in either. half explores different Buddhist utopias and relates Buddhist utopianism to stories of ecu and American utopian writing. Steven Collins discusses those concerns when it comes to textuality, international background, and beliefs in premodern civilizations, aiming to give a contribution to a brand new imaginative and prescient of Buddhist heritage that integrates the interior and the skin of texts.

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21, ‘‘Kyodan sunan chang’’ (The order’s suffering). Introduction 33 A. Birth and Childhood Sot’aesan’s full name was Pak Chung-bin, and ‘‘Sot’aesan’’ was his cognomen. 64 There were no extraordinary signs at his birth. His biographer, however, has recorded some of the extraordinary behaviors while he was still a child. Even in childhood, Sot’aesan was awe-inspiring in appearance, magnanimous in conduct, and fond of asking questions of grown-ups. Once he made a promise, he never broke it, no matter how hard it was to keep it.

181c; Cleary and Cleary, Blue Cliff Record, 2:318; SS, VII:10. 28 The entire numerous (once, one hundred) orders with different denominations are sects of Chu˘ngsan’gyo. The origination of Chu˘ngsan’gyo is closely related with the Tonghak peasant revolution that arose in North Cholla province in 1894. It was a social movement that was launched by the alienated and oppressed peasants during the ending period of the Choso˘n dynasty. However, this revolution ended without achieving its ideal and goal.

Thus, in the year of Kapcha (the Year of the Rat, 1864) I withdrew my heavenly command and spiritual knowledge from him. And finally I came down to earth on my own accord, as a human child, in the Year of Sinmi (the Year of the Ram, 1871). , chap. 2:19) 29. See TCH, I:14 (p. 14). 30. TCH, I:27 (p. 15). 31 While he was carrying out extreme ascetic practice, he was awakened to ‘‘the great way of heaven and earth,’’ conquering greed, lust, anger, and delusion. As the rumor spread of Kang Il-sun’s awakening to the Way, followers appeared from 1902 on.

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