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Baek Yong-seong Josa

Baek Yong-seong Josa

  • Baek Yong-seong Josa was born in 1864 in Jukrim-ri, Beonam-myeon, Jangsu-gun in the northern skirt of Jangansan Mountain. He at the age of fourteen became a Buddhist monk at Deokmilam Hermitage in Gyoryongsanseong Fortress in Namwon, but went home due to strong opposition from his parents. Then he again went to Haeinsa Temple and joined the sangha at the age of sixteen. He practiced asceticism while roaming around temples in Korea and in China. He was among the thirty-three people at the March 1 Independence Movement. He spent one year and six months behind the bars at Seodaemun Prison. He endeavored to purge the Buddhism community after released, and strongly protested Japanese religion policy which acknowledged inheritance of legal tradition among married monks. Meanwhile, he also focused on translating Chinese characters into Hangeul in order to promote Buddhism. He established Daegakgyo in order to help the Korean nation in overcoming the crisis, and attempted to support Korea people’s independence movement by building Daegakgyo Hall in Yanji, China in 1992. He passed away at the age of 77 on February 24, 1940.

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