PART 2: The Stage of real consultation (the study stage)

  • Chapter 1. The Stage of the Decision and Choice of the Hwadu
    • What is Hwadu?
    • Mental Resolution and the Investigation of Hwadu
    • If one wishes to investigate hwadu, how must one resolve the mind?
    • Is there a hwadu that is exactly right for a practitioner?
    • When and from whom can one receive a hwadu?
    • Does one have to investigate only one hwadu in a lifetime?
    • For most hwadu, does one use only the existing 1,700 gong-an?
  • Chapter 2: The Role of the Supervisor
    • The Role of the Master and the Methods of Supervision in Ganhwa Seon
    • Meeting with a good teacher
    • The mental attitude of a practitioner seeking a teacher
    • Can one question when the master in the patriarchal lineage lectures?
    • Can long-term practitioners supervise? Are there no other methods?
    • How must one polish one’s own practice in the Seon cloister?
  • Chapter 3. The Stage of Investigation of the Hwadu
    • How is the hwadu concretely investigated?
    • The Reasons one must possess the Mind of Great Faith, the Mind of Great Indignation, the Mind of Great Doubt
    • What are the feeling of doubt, the ball of doubt, form into one piece, and the silver mountains and iron walls?
    • The Differences between Investigating the Hwadu and Contemplating the Hwadu
    • When one is not possessed by hwadu, may one use mantic power or chant hwadu or be mindful of hwadu?
    • Live Phrases and Dead Phrases
  • Chapter 4: Overcoming the Malfunctions
    • Methods of Removing Ten Malfunctions in the Investigation of Hwadu
    • The Difference between the Mind of Rapid Result and the Mind of Indignant Outburst
    • The Method of Controlling Rising Gi
    • Methods of Controlling Dullness and Restlessness
    • Method of Overcoming Sexual Desire and Sleep
  • Chapter 5: The Investigation of Hwadu Method in Everyday Life
    • How much must one practice in silence and can one enter into study in movement?
    • How does one overcome the contrary realms and the favorable realms during the course of daily study
    • What is the relation between hwadu investigation and the place?
    • Can one take up a hwadu while working as a layperson?
  • Chapter 6: Investigation of Hwadu and the Stage of Samadhi
    • Investigation of hwadu and alert tranquility
    • When investigating hwadu, what must one do about the tasteless?
    • What is the samādhi spoken of in Ganhwa Seon?
    • What are the Three Stages of Movement and Calm in One Thusness, Dream and Awakening in One Thusness, and Waking and Sleeping in One Thusness?
    • Can sentient beings of superior ability conquer the hwadu at the end of a word?
    • Why should one be careful about the calm realm?
    • What is to be done if the hwadu is pure and is enlarged to mystical phenomena?

 

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