The Principal Book of Won Buddhism :
The Principal Book of Won Buddhism is the Won Buddhist Canon. It is the primary scripture written by Founding Master Sotaesan. Within its pages the fundamental Won Buddhist teaching is elucidated in a simple and easy fashion.
The Scripture of The Founding Master :
The collected discourses of Sotaesan expound the Won Buddhist dharma in real situations so that it can be be applied in actual situations of daily life.
AS MATERIAL CIVILIZATION DEVELOPS,
CULTIVATE SPIRITUAL CIVILIZATION ACCORDINGLY.
ALL ARE INCARNATIONS OF TRUTH-BUDDHA,
DO EACH THING AS AN OFFERING OF WORSHIP TO THE BUDDHA.
PRACTICE MEDITATION CONTINUALLY,
PRACTICE MEDITATION EVERYWHERE.
KEEP SUCH ONENESS IN MOTION AND IN QUIETNESS,
MAINTAIN THE FULL ONENESS OF THE SPIRIT AND THE BODY.
BUDDHIST TRUTH IS FOUND IN LIFE,
LIFE IS BUDDHIST TRUTH ITSELF.
The Motive Behind the Foundation of Won Buddhism – According to the development of scientific civilization, the human spirit, which should make use of material things, grows weaker, while material things, which should be used by human beings, increasingly flourish and assert their domination over the enfeebled human spirit. Thus, human beings find themselves chained to the servitude of materialism. How, then, can they expect a life free from suffering and trouble? Won Buddhism was therefore founded in order to lead all living creatures to the vast and boundless world of happiness, away from the tormenting sea of life, by means of strengthening the power of the spirit over the forces of material things through faith in a religion based on Truth, and through actual moral training.
PART ONE: GENERAL INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1. The Motive Behind the Foundation of Won Buddhism
Chapter 2. The General Meaning of the Doctrine
Part Two: Doctrine
Chapter 1. Il-Won-Sang
Chapter 2. The Four Graces
Chapter 3. The Four Essentials
Chapter 4. The Threefold Learning
Chapter 5. The Eight Articles
Chapter 6. The Essential Ways of Human Life, and the Essential Ways of Training
Chapter 7. The Four General Principles
Part Three: Practice
Chapter 1. Essentials of Daily Moral Practice
Chapter 2. Regular Training and Constant Training
Chapter 3. Chanting the Name of Buddha
Chapter 4. Sitting Meditation in the Lotus Position
Chapter 5. The Abstruse Questions
Chapter 6. Keeping a Diary
Chapter 7. The Practice of Continual Meditation
Chapter 8. The Words of Penitence
Chapter 9. Inward Confession and Prayer
Chapter 10. TheWay to Offer Worship to Buddha
Chapter 11. The Precepts
Chapter 12. Essentials for Utilizing One’s Original Nature
Chapter 13. The Initial Dharma Words of the Great Master
Chapter 14. Dharma Words on Happiness and Suffering
Chapter 15. An Diseases of Society and the Treatments
Chapter 16. The Way of Integration of Spirit and Body
Chapter 17. Classifications of the Dharma Rank
Ⅱ. THE DISCOURSES OF THE GREAT MASTER
Section One. Introduction
Section Two. On Doctrine
Section Three. On Moral Practice
Section Four. The Path of Humanity
Section Five. On Cause and Effect
Section Six. Answers to Questions
Section Seven. The Principle of the Original Nature
Section Eight. On Buddhahood
Section Nine. On Deliverance
Section Ten. On Faith
Section Eleven. Short Sayings
Section Twelve. The Great Master’s Examples
Section Thirteen. On the Won Buddhist Order
Section Fourteen. Prospects for the Future
Section Fifteen. Words of Commission