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A study on the Buddhist Gasa style of going to Nirvana[往生歌類 佛敎歌辭]

  • The Studies in Korean Poetry and Culture
  • Abbr : Korean Poetry and Culture
  • 2011, (27), pp.321-348
  • Publisher : The Society of Korean Poetry and Culture
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

Jeon, Jae-Gang 1

1안동대학교

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ABSTRACT

This dissertation is written in order to research for the way of the expression and the characteristics of cognition in Buddhist Gasa style of going to Nirvana[往生歌類 佛敎歌辭]. Firstly, in the aspect of the way of the expression, I debated the sentence and the rhetoric which being used in the Buddhist Gasa style of going to Nirvana. Five kinds of sentence - a declarative sentence․interrogative sentence․exclamatory sentence․imperative sentence․ propositive sentence - all were used in the Buddhist Gasa of going to Nirvana style. A declarative sentence․interrogative sentence․exclamatory sentence among them were functioning to confirm, emphasize, empress readers it true each other, the facts that the Buddhist Gasa style of going to Nirvana expressed. Imperative sentence․propositive sentence among them were functioning to order the readers to practice the Buddhist precepts or to produce the readers to go to Nirvana altogether. In the rhetoric, there were used three kinds of tools mainly in the Buddhist Gasa style of going to Nirvana: the way of contrast and enumeration, the metaphor. The way of contrast and enumeration were used for emphasizing the bad face and good face of Sava and Nirvana world each other. On the other hand the metaphor were used for emphasizing the changeability of Sava world. Secondly, I researched the writers recognition about the all-being in the Buddhist Gasa of going to Nirvana style. There were found two kinds of recognition about the all-being: The dualistic recognition and the unitary recognition. The dualistic recognition consists of three aspects-The Sava and Nirvana space, all living and Buddha, desire and chanting. But the basis of the dualistic recognition was the unitary recognition. According to the unitary recognition, the Sava and Nirvana space are one, all living and Buddha are one originally. So if all living chant eagerly, they can realize the facts that the Sava and Nirvana space are one, all living and Buddha are one originally ending up endless happiness. Conclusively, the way of the expression and the characteristics of cognition in Buddhist Gasa of going to Nirvana style were functioning to make people practice chanting and realize that the Sava space is Nirvana space, they are Buddha with feeling endless happiness. Even though I studied one of Buddhist Gasa styles in this research paper, there could be the other Buddhist Gasa styles. I might continue researching the other Buddhist Gasa styles next time in the near future.

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