Inka Dharma Combat |
On April 7, 2001 Myo Ji Sunim received inka in a ceremony at Providence Zen Center with Zen Master Soeng Hyang presiding.
Q: We just finished a 90-day Kyol Che up at the monastery. The other day I was looking up at the altar and I saw something very strange. I noticed that the statue on the altar is Kwan Seum Bosal. But then I looked up and I saw that the painting behind Kwan Seum Bosal also has Kwan Seum Bosal in it. And the Kwan Seum Bosal in the painting is bowing. So, what I don¡¯t understand is, how can Kwan Seum Bosal be bowing to Kwan Seum Bosal?
Q: I grew up in Queens. So, I ask you, Queens and Manhattan, are they the same or different?
Q: If there wasn¡¯t Buddhism, what religion would you practice?
Q: We have known each other a long time. But still I don¡¯t know one thing. In Korea there is a huge painting, bigger than here, and there¡¯s many bodhisattvas and Buddhas. I want to know which one is you?
Q: Last time you came to Germany, Arne and I were there and we translated for you from German to English, and your English to German. But next time, maybe Arne and I will not be there, and no one will be there to translate for you. How will you teach the truth then?