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THE SCRIPTURES

WON BUDDHISM IN THE WORLD

THE SCRIPTURES

THE WORDS OF THE TRUTH AND GRACE

“Scripture” refers to designated texts and other scriptures used for reference in Won Buddhism, so that practitioners may know the road that goes in the right direction of practice.

INTRODUCTION TO
WON BUDDHISM SCRIPTURES

THE DIRECTION OF FAITH AND PRACTICE

THE PRINCIPAL BOOK OF WON BUDDHISM

 

The Principal Book of Won Buddhism is the Won Buddhist Canon. It is the primary scripture written by the Founding Master Sotaesan. Within its pages the fundamental Won Buddhist teaching is elucidated in a simple and easy fashion.

THE SCRIPTURE OF THE FOUNDING MASTER

 

The collected discourses of Venerable Sotaesan expound the Won Buddhist dharma in real situations so that it can be be applied in actual situations of daily life. The Scripture is a collection of Venerable Sotaesan’s instructions and discussions over the course of his twenty-eight-year teaching career.

THE DHARMA DISCOURSES OF

CARDINAL MASTER CHŎNGSAN

The Dharma Discourses of Cardinal Master Chŏngsan collects the teaching of Sotaesan's successor, Chŏngsan, the second Head Dharma master of the Won Buddhist order. The collected words of Venerable Chŏngsan show the way to attain blessings and wisdom in daily life and how to realize Buddhahood.

THE DHARMA DISCOURSES OF

CARDINAL MASTER DAESAN

This scripture has been compiled with Dharma words of Venerable Daesan, the third Head Dharma Master of the Won Buddhist order and written by the disciples.

THE ESSENTIAL SCRIPTURES OF THE

BUDDHA AND PATRIARCHS

This Scripture is an anthology of eight scriptures, treatises, and verses from the mainstream Buddhist tradition, which were especially influential in helping Sot’aesan interpret and frame his unique insights, insights that would eventually evolve into the doctrines of Won-Buddhism. All these texts are composed in literary Chinese and are either Chinese translations of earlier Indian Buddhist scriptures or original writings by Chinese and Korean authors associated with the Sŏn (Chinese, Chan; Japanese, Zen) tradition.

GUIDE TO PROPRIETY AND

CEREMONY OF WON BUDDHISM

This Scripture is the guide to conduct and ceremony. Venerable Sotaesan published the Scripture to reveal the basic spirit of courtesy. Since then, it has been further revised and supplemented to today. Venerable Chŏngsan said, "The essence of propriety is respect; and the essence of our Scripture of Guide to Propriety & Ceremony is to respect widely and to hold the public in esteem.

THE HISTORY OF WON BUDDHISM

The History of Won Buddhism is the recording history of the Won Buddhist religious order.

THE WON BUDDHIST CONSTITUTION

The promulgation of the Constitution of Won Buddhism, which consisted of 255 articles in 24 chapters drawn up in 2 parts in 1948, was an historical event, and through this the new Order--with its official name and the establishment of a new system--was reborn as a new religion, both in name and in reality. 

The Constitution of Won Buddhism is the basic law necessary for the rational and future-oriented operation of the original law. This is one of the Scriptures of Won Buddhism, consisting of the preamble, 9 chapters as 91 articles, and 3 supplementary articles.

LINKS TO THE SCRIPTURES

FOR ALL AROUND THE WORLD

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(EDITION, 2016)

eBook version of The Scriptures of Won Buddhism with

Korean / English Translations including searching feature

The images redirects your browser to the official multilingual web page for the Scriptures of Won Buddhism. The web page provides the officially approved versions or best translated versions of the six main scriptures of Won Buddhism in eleven languages. (This web pages is managed by Headquarters of Won Buddhism in Korea)

Once you open up the Scripture, a new screen will pop up with ‘Language Search’ located in the upper right corner of the page. You can search a language for the content that best interests you.