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A Bibliographical Research on 'Musim' Presented by Baegun Hwasang

Kim, Sung-Soo 1

1청주대학교

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ABSTRACT

In this study, the concept of ‘Musim’ presented by Baegun Hwasang was analyzed from the viewpoint of a bibliography. Major findings are as follows: First, it is reasonable to translate ‘Musim’ into Korean to mean ① ‘free from cares’, ② ‘there is noting called a heart’, and ③ ‘no anxieties’ according to the context of praises. Second, Musim by Baegun means ‘calm mind without any trembles in ordinary times’, ‘unload any worries’, and ‘the spirit of awakening’. Such concepts of Musim agree with the praises of ‘Awakening by seeing through a person's own heart’ presented by Dalma Josa, and ‘Unloading any worries’ presented by Buddha. Therefore it is understood that Musim is the mental state of ‘being free from cares which seek and hold’, and Baegun Hwasang presents his experiential awakening ‘by keeping his mind calm without any trembles in ordinary times, unloading any worries, and freeing himself from cares’. Third, it is confirmed that Musim by Baegun when compared with the praises presented by ‘Gwageo 7 Buls’ and ‘Seocheon 6 Josas’ in Jikji, firmly holds the ideas of Buddha's ‘Unloading any worries’ and Seocheon Josa's ‘Neutral perspective based on double negations’. Therefore, Baegun Hwasang's ‘Musimseon’ which especially emphasizes ‘Musim’ is the method of meditation which most clearly inherited the nature of Dalma Seonjong or Yukjo Hyeneung, and Imjejong's meditation.

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