Category : Literature
Target : Young adult, adult
Published Date : 17-Jun-19
ISBN : 9788974796754
Pages : 272
Book Size : 135 x 200 Hardcover
Keywords :Buddhism; Essay: Monk Jinu: Meditation of the Day: Cheering: Comfort: Worthwhile Reading
There are times when we need strength. When we are weary, afraid, frustrated, and on the verge of tears, when work gets us down, emotions wear us out and people tire us, earnest words from a venerable monk take the weight off our heart and uplift our feeling.
When the venerable monk Jin-woo opened the Mongseong Meditation Center at Yongheung Temple, in Damyang ten years ago, he began writing every day after his morning prayer chant while he was in the clearest state of mind with the goal of examining his progress and reinforcing his dedication to the path of Enlightenment. It was his personal ritual that he never skipped. Of the four thousands entries, he has chosen ninety of them to compile into a collection. His warm, concise, and to the point writing about life will energize readers by permeating their hearts with warmth. Timeless peace and a path of liberation that no one has taught us will be disclosed upon opening the book.
Every page of the book will please the reader, for it is concise, easy, and quickly understandable. But what you read will not be readily forgotten. It will be engraved in your heart for the book is full of wisdom that will help you see through the Way of life. That is why you will feel invigorated about it while reading it. The problems of life that pained you or weighed you down will be clarified and you will gain the boldness to resolve them. Even a light load can be strenuous for a child but a stalwart young man is easily able to carry a hefty weight. If one is able to strengthen one’s “muscle” of their inner/true heart, then he or she will not be swayed by life’s hardship and remain at peace. “The strength not to fear” comes from the strength of heart. If one looks into his or her mind every day and trains it, the mind will become strong and flexible and it can withstand anything. You will be able to confront life head on and release yourself from the shackles. Like the lion that is not startled by a sound, the wind that does not get caught in the net or the lotus that does not get soiled in the mud….
The venerable monk Jin-woo
The venerable monk Jin-woo entered the Buddhist priesthood in 1972 and was initiated under the venerable monk Baekun in 1978. He practiced Samadhi meditation at Cheongryang Center of Sangwon Temple, Odaesan Mountain and at Mongseung Center of Yongheung Temple in Damyang. He was the head monk of Baekyang Temple in Jangseong. Following it, he has served important roles at the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. He is currently the president of the Bulgyo Newspaper and dedicates himself to disseminating Buddha’s teaching with many people.
He started Mongsong Meditation Center at Yongheung Temple ten years ago and he began writing every day after his morning prayer chant in the clearest state of mind with the goal of examining his progress and reinforcing his dedication to the path of Enlightenment.