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Hyangga of Korea - Requiem for the Dead Sister - Master Wolmyong

Identifier

027009

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

 

Columbia Anthology of Traditional Korean Poetry – edited by Peter Lee

MASTER WOLMYONG (c 742-765)

Requiem for the Dead Sister

In memory of his sister, Master Wolmyong offered a ceremony of abstinence with this song.  A gust of wind then blew the paper money offerings to the west.

On the hard road of life and death
That is near our land,
You went, afraid,
Without words.

We know not where we go,
Leaves blown, scattered,
Though fallen from the same tree,
By the first winds of autumn.

Ah, I will polish the path
Until I meet you in the Pure Land

 

The source of the experience

Korean mystic shamanism

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Death

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Singing and humming

Commonsteps

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