The Seon Way to Enlightenment
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This is the first book of Suroso Mun, a teacher of the international meditation school, Suseonjae as well as the bible of spirituality books.
This is a journal of the author’s training (Seongye Practice), from how a former successful career woman in Korea threw out all she achieved throughout her life up until then, to the course where she finally met her original nature. Descriptions on how she met and was guided by her teacher-in-spirit, conversations she had with energy beings or cosmic beings, pains and frustrations she went through while in practice and delight of finally reaching Enlightenment are vividly unfolded in this book.
“Life was a sea of bitterness. I thought about suicide several times. From an objective point of view, mine were not such bad circumstances, but I don’t know why I felt it was so difficult and lonely in my mind.
The biggest difficulty which I had doing study was enduring the loneliness. Since I had geumchok training (cutting off all worldly contacts including practicing abstinence) for about 1,000 days, I cut off almost all exchanges with people and just practiced breathing training. With such strength, I was able to pass the minimum course at last.” From the preface
“I have done the study of casting off. One thing I firmly achieved in this process is the peace of mind which doesn’t sway easily in any situation. That is enough, isn’t it?” From epilogue
Practice is not to obtain something but to empty oneself, and the fruits you will bear through emptiness are Enlightenment, that is, meeting with yourself and finding peace at your mind that cannot be compared to anything else. We recommend this book to truth seekers who are searching for treasures of mind, rather than searching for worldly treasure.
About the Author
Suroso Mun is one of the major spiritual teachers of our time. Her students are training through her teachings all around the world.
She was born in the middle of the Korean War. Though her living was materially poor in the aftermath of the war, she spent an intellectually rich childhood with her three sisters and her mother, a former school teacher. After graduating from one of the prestigious universities in Korea, she had developed a very successful career at the Korean National Assembly and Red Cross.
In her late thirties, at the pinnacle of life, she suddenly stopped everything she
was doing and got into meditation. She became fascinated by danjeon breathing which she happened to begin by chance. After a while, she met her teacher-in-spirit and inherited the lineage of Seongye Practice (meditation training). She went on a thousand-day abstinence training, eventually meeting the Original Nature, and attaining Ultimate Enlightenment.
When her first book came out in Korea, The Seon way to Enlightenment, many who read this book asked her to guide them. That’s how she started guiding the training. Since then, the number of people in the voluntary training group has increased every year, and now it has grown to establish Suseonjae, the Meditation School. It has global centers in countries such as Korea, the US, China, and South Africa. Suseonjae is a meditation center where one can learn different levels of meditation courses from easy and popular meditations up to the level of Enlightenment, and it contributes in teaching how to control the mind and develop the spirituality of contemporary people who are passing through a difficult lifetime.