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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Zen Buddhism – Hyon Gak Sunim (Part 1 of 3)

Dennis Wholey Interviews Hyon Gak Sunim.

Zen Buddhism is about human beings returning to their nature—in this moment. Buddha is from a Sanskrit root that means Wake Up.

One’s own awakening is the awakening of other things, see because when you wake up to yourself your nature and the nature of all things is revealed to be the same awakened nature. There is no me that’s awakened and you that’s not. We don’t realize we’re awake.

Everything is already awake. It just doesn’t know it. Buddhism teaches that when we wake up to our nature we don’t get this spiritual quality, this divine quality, we are it.

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(Part 2 of 3)

Buddhism recognizes that in this dimension that we exist in and in dimensions that are inconceivable to us that there are always enlightened natures waking up and waking others up.  

Dennis: Why at this point in time do you think that people are attracted to Buddhism?

Hyon Gak Sunim: I think the extent to which we have been able to develop and kind of magnify this exteriorization of our experience through technology and architecture and materialism and I don’t just mean that in a negative sense of materialism; the sense of our senses being outwardly directed to lights and colors and flavors and possibilities and things and values and everything and music. We’re so fascinated exteriorly, at the same time we’re numbed to the fact that it doesn’t satisfy us ultimately, so in some sense we are numb. And as long as we grasp exteriorly we have learned to believe that it just does not satisfy.

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