The sages feel a great joy when they see such people.
December 12, 2011 10:35 PM   Subscribe

Wonhyo never completed his journey to Tang China, but it is said that before turning back he found enlightenment in a cool drink from a loose skull. Today an international group is following in the footsteps of the 7th century Korean monk. Conveniently, they keep a blog.
posted by Winnemac (7 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Thank you for posting this. My knowledge of Korean Buddhism is sorely lacking.
posted by jiawen at 11:07 PM on December 12, 2011

I really enjoyed reading this. Very helpful info for daily life. Thanks for posting.
posted by cairnoflore at 11:59 PM on December 12, 2011

Wonderful, thank you! Reading Zen stories of pilgrimage reminds me of Basho's saying "the journey is itself home," and brings my mind a bit closer to my own day-to-day pilgrimage. Sometimes there are highlights, sometimes disasters, but mostly, it's just travelling on, eating and drinking, navigating, doing what needs to be done.
posted by mbrock at 1:58 AM on December 13, 2011 [1 favorite]

posted by Fizz at 5:39 AM on December 13, 2011

Metafilter: cool drink from a loose skull.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 6:59 AM on December 13, 2011

Enlightenment is metal as hell.
posted by FatherDagon at 7:34 AM on December 13, 2011 [2 favorites]

Audio about the pure land, very interesting.
posted by sensi63 at 1:05 PM on December 13, 2011

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