PART 1: The Stage of basic
Chapter 1: Patriarchal seon and its historical development
The Meaning and Currents of Patriarchal Seon
The History and Tradition of Korean Seon
The House Style of Korean Patriarchal Seon
Chapter 2: An outline of Ganhwa seon
What is Ganhwa Seon?
The Characteristics Ganhwa Seon has as Patriarchal Seon
The Reason for the Emphasis in Ganhwa Seon on Originally Being Buddha
Why is Ganhwa Seon the Supreme Vehicle Dharma?
The Content of Seeing the Nature as seen from Ganhwa Seon
Chapter 3: The teaching of the buddha and ganhwa seon
The Words and Mind of the Buddha and Ganhwa Seon
The Investigation Method, Conditional Production, and the Structure of the Middle Way
Not establishing letters and a separate transmission apart from the Teachings, and Ganhwa Seon.
The reason for not listening to the words of the Buddha or of the generations of patriarchs when investigating hwadu.
Chapter 4: The fundamental practice of ganhwa seon
The Reason for Giving Importance to Correct Views in Ganhwa Seon
How must one practice the basic practices of Ganhwa Seon?
The Reason for Valuing a Correct World View in Ganhwa Seon
The necessity that one must understand the doctrine before the practice of Ganhwa Seon
What is the Relation between of Practice of Ganhwa Seon and the Precepts