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It is recorded that she was rewarded for her piety with a vision of Gwanse-eum-bosal [Avalokitesvara the Bodhisattva of Compassion] manifesting as sitting on a lotus-flower, hence the name.
A sign now on that site says that in Choi Chi-won himself built a Buddhist temple dedicated to that deity on the prayer-site to commemorate this auspicious event that led to his birth. Two portraits of Go-un that are in the Seongbo Bakmul-gwan [Monastic Tresures Museum] of the great Jiri-san Ssanggye-sa monastery, age unknown but definitely from the Joseon Dynasty The one on the right shows him in a truly Daoist mode, similar to that of Sanshin paintings.
He was sent to Chang-an [now Xian], the capital of the also-declining Tang Dynasty of China, to further his studies in Confucianism in at just 12 years old by Korean-style counting; 10 by ours. His father reportedly strictly admonished him to diligently excel in his studies so as to become the pride of his nation and family-lineage, threatening to disown him if he did not.
Choi was so obviously talented that Xizong ordered him to stay there, employing him as a middle-ranking imperial official for nearly a decade. However, in widespread famine caused the dire Huangchao Rebellion to begin ravaging the nation, killing millions and destroying the economy and social order.
In when Huang Chao had captured and sacked the capital Changan and pro-Tang forces were rallying to retake it, Choi wrote a essay called Dotong-sungwan criticizing the rebel leader that was so sharply poignant that Huang Chao fainted off his chair when he read it, and subsequently his leadership potency and military fortunes declined.
In his collected works survives his earliest known poem, speaking of the lonely feelings of this young man so far from home for so long, as he crossed the Yellow River on his way to Lishui: I ask only for the ferry that will take me across the river.
Originally I sought only food and salary, not the benefits of office; Only honor for my parents, not my own reputation. Crossing the river, I accept my fortune upon the broad waves; I wash ten years of dust from my humble cap-strings. Memorial ceremonies are still held there. The contemporary Jiri-san Cheonghak-dong Samseong-gung claims that he learned and refined the Seondo-Daoist philosophy and practices on the site that is now their spectacular compound.
Three of them are now designated as National Treasures -- those at Boryeong Seongju-sajiHuiyang-san Bongam-sa and Jiri-san Ssanggye-sa see photos below. The one at Ssanggye-sa is now dated at and that at Seongju-saji atwhich is confusing because he was then Magistrate of Jeongeup at that time though may have travelled around some?
The one at Bongam-sa is now dated atwhich would certainly have been near the end of his days he would have been 67 years old then. In his last years he lived near or in Mt.
Days later monks went up to search for him, but they only found his straw sandals, hat and walking-staff on the peak -- they assumed that he had become a Daoist Immortal [shinseon] and either remained in spiritual existence on those crags or had ascended to Heaven.
Cynics might think that he committed suicide or was eaten by a tiger, but this is all ultimately nothing but conjecture. Choi apparently came to believe that Wang Geon had inherited the "mandate of heaven" to succeed the collapsing Shilla dynasty as the ruler of the peninsula, and so he secretly sent off a prophetic couplet reflecting his support of the new dynasty: Songak-san of Gaeseong City, and by association the just-forming Goryeo Dynasty; "yellow" indicates the withering of late autumn, while "green" means freshly burgeoning.
However, scholars note that this anecdote first appeared in the historical chronicle Samguk Sagi published inlong after Choi had died, and now believe that Choi, a native and once-ardent supporter of Shilla, did not write it. It may have been attributed to him by scholars backing the young Goryeo Dynasty to buttress its legitimacy and win support for it from elder Shilla aristocrats.
Choi is thought to have adopted the scholar-name Go-un [Lonely Cloud] to reflect his feelings about his life in effective internal exile. Many of these localities enshrined Choi in their Seodang or Seowon schools, and those shrines are still proudly maintained, and ceremonies are still held at them.
The intensity with which such claims are made, and the extent to which the localities employ them in tourism promotions of all kinds, testifies to the strength of his reputation as one of the primary Korean cultural heroes.
Choi Chi-won heard that his homeland Shilla was declining into ruin as was the Tang itselfand asked Emperor Xizong for permission to return home, which was granted by imperial edict in ; the Samguk S agihowever, states the pure-Confucian notion that he was moved to return by concern to visit his elderly parents, but assisting them and assisting his homeland are both worthy Confucian concerns, and can be seen as interlinked rather than contradictory.
During this period he may have visited at least 2 famous Buddhist temples and written historical inscriptions for stele monuments [biseok], as they are now dated as within the period see below.
He is also credited with establishing a few pavilions and gardens in the Jeongeup area for scholars to discuss ethics, philosophy and government at inspired leisure. One of those was the Yusang-dae garden where a bending stream of water would float a wine- glass, a design copied at the Gyeongju Nam-san Poseok-jeong where the Shilla Dynasty tragically endedmodeled after the Yusang-goksu banquet-site in Nanjing, China famously visited by ancient calligrapher Wang Cizi -- this was washed away in a flood during the early Joseon era, and a pavilion named Gamun-jeong was built to mark the site.
Another was the Pihyang Pavilion and its "realm of the immortals" pond. However, the infamous corruption of her court was too deeply entrenched, and while his excellent proposals were praised they ultimately were ignored. He spent his later years wandering the southern third of the peninsula, occasionally working as a local official for a few years or so various counties now claim.
He visited many beautiful and sacred sites, and held philosophical discussions with their monastic residents, while also writing many excellent poems. His wanderings began just two years before the death of the other Great Sage of those times, Doseon-g uk saBuddhist Master of Pungsu-jiri Geomancy, but there is no record that they ever met or corresponded.
The Samguk Sagi biography of Choi does not mention his disappointment in having his Ten Points of Refoprm rejected, but describes his despair and self-exile in more general terms: However, he found there only a nation suffering from chaotic rebellions; his feet were restrained and to make any move would easily meet with disaster this is a metaphor for the deadly political corruption in the capital.
Pained that he could not meet with better fortune after his reception, he did not again seek a career in officialdom. He used history books as his pillow, and composed poems aloud, inspired by the wind and moon. It continues with a short listing of places he visited for extended stays all comments are mine: It is believed that Choi stayed at Bingsan-sa and enjoyed the punghyeol there for at least one summer.
This famous temple founded by Great Master Wonhyo the largest temple he is credited with starting is now in the center of the Mt. The first site along the pathway is called "Eo-pung-dae" due to an old myth that an ancient Chinese Daoist Sage named Yeol Eo-gu came there by riding on the wind pung and was entranced by the beauty for one moon-cycle.AP English Literature Argumentation English II – Pre-AP Fiction Frankenstein Graphic Organizers High School English Literary Analysis Macbeth Novels Oedipus Poetry Prose Reading Shakespeare Short Story Summer APSIs The Tempest.
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