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On The Reformation Of Korean Buddhism

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In Korea, so-called yŏmbul, the chanting of Amitabha's name, cannot be regarded as prayerful concentration upon Buddha, let alone the invocation of Buddha. The author examines two aspects of the nature of Buddhism: religious nature and philosophical nature of Buddhism. What is reformation? It is the child of destruction. The small universes inhabited by monks are called 'temples', and they usually lie in beautiful, picturesque places detached from the mundane world. Phenomena are imaginary representations of the truth, and religious images are imaginary representations of phenomena. Since rituals focus on their original meaning, funeral rituals are based upon grief, and sacrificial rituals are based upon respect. Natural human rights are the same for all the beings in the world; they are not deficient for some and excessive for others.

Keywords: Buddhism's philosophical nature; funeral rituals; human rights; Korean Buddhism's reformation; religious images; temple



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