Polishing the diamond, enlightening the mind : reflections of a Korean Buddhist master / Master Jae Woong Kim ; translated from the Korean by Yoon Sang Han
Book | Yong Hwa Publications | 2013

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369 pages ; 23 cm
Original titel: Tangnŭn maŭm palgŭn maŭm
Presents an inspirational anthology of teachings, short stories, meditations, instruction, and practical advice from one of Korea's most revered Buddhist masters
The new edition of Polishing the Diamond, Enlightening the Mind includes additional chapters and the author's revisions. When the first edition of Polishing the Diamond was published with Wisdom Publications in 1999, it was the first Korean Buddhist book by a Korean Buddhist master that was translated into English and published in the United States. Ever since its publication, Polishing the Diamond has received favorable reviews from both Buddhist practitioners and scholars alike. His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalia Lama, in his forward to Polishing the Diamond, writes that "the readers seeking inner peace will find valuable advice in this book." Dr. Charles Muller, a faculty of Toyo Gakuen University, mentions in his review of Polishing the Diamond that "the lectures presented in this book are captivating in their down-to-earth orientation, and in their aim toward showing monks and lay practitioners how to make practical use of Buddhist principles in the solution of everyday problems . . ." Dr. Muller also mentions that "while Polishing the Diamond is obviously aimed at practitioners, its presentation is sophisticated enough that one might use it in some kind of basic undergraduate course on Buddhism . . ." In this new edition, the book includes Master Kim's recent Dharma lectures and the lessons he taught to his disciples.
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