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Sakyamuni’s Spirit: Dialogue With A Journalist

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This chapter presents an interview of the author with a journalist about Sakyamuni's spirit, which was published in November 1931, Samch'ŏlli, Vol. 4, Issue 11. The interviewer asks questions such as Buddha's economic ideas in modern language; the truth of Buddhism; the success of preaching as a strategy in today's world; and existence of Buddhist socialism in Buddhism's sacred place, that is, India. For one of the questions, the author answers that all religions up to this day, with the sole exception of Buddhism, have believed in superhuman gods or in Heaven, and have placed their truth there. Sakyamuni maintained first the equality of everything - all people, all beings, with or without consciousness, second he insisted on the boundless nature of the world. Third, he pointed out that 'all the myriad things are created by the human (mind)' and fourth that 'Buddhas are capable of saving others'.

Keywords: Buddha's economic ideas; Buddhist socialism; Sakyamuni's spirit



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