Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment: Korean Buddhism's Guide to Meditation
Book: Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment: Korean Buddhism's Guide to Meditation , by A. Charles Muller (Editor), Hwa Ki, Kihwa (Editor), A. Charles Muller, ISBN10: 0791441016, ISBN13: 9780791441015, State University of New York Press, March 1999, Hardcover
The Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment, used in monastic education for more than a millennium, is a concise guide to the key paradigms of the practice systems of the East Asian meditational schools (Ch'an, Son, and Zen). Contained in its twelve chapters are definitive explanations of the meaning of innate and actualized enlightenment, sudden and gradual enlightenment, the true nature of ignorance and suffering, along with numerous examples of methods of contemplation that accord with and reflect the basic Ch'an views on enlightenment and practice. Although the Sutra was popular throughout the EastAsian region, it attained its highest canonical status within the Korean Chogye school, where it is still a key text in the core curriculum of modern-day monks and nuns. The Sutra is translated here in full, along with the eloquent and revelatory commentary of the Choson monk Kihwa (1376-1433).
Muller (East Asian philosophy and religion, Toyo Gakuen U., Japan) presents a new translation of the guide that has been used in monastic education for over a millennium to explain the key paradigms of the practice systems in the East Asian Ch'an, Son, and Zen schools of meditation. It discusses the meaning of innate and actualized enlightenment, sudden and gradual enlightenment, the true nature of ignorance and suffering, and many methods of contemplation. The commentary is by the Choson monk Kihwa (1376-1433). Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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