By Donald Miller

After writing a profitable memoir, Donald Miller's existence stalled. in the course of what must have been the peak of his good fortune, he discovered himself unwilling to get up and doing, keeping off accountability, even wondering the that means of existence. but if motion picture manufacturers proposed turning his memoir right into a motion picture, he discovered himself embarked on a brand new tale jam-packed with probability, probability, good looks, and meaning.

A Million Miles in one thousand Years chronicles Miller's infrequent chance to edit his existence right into a nice tale, to reinvent himself so not anyone shrugs their shoulders whilst the credit roll. via heart-wrenching honesty and hilarious self-inspection, Donald Miller takes readers in the course of the lifestyles that emerges whilst it turns from dull fact into significant narrative.

Miller is going from drowsing all day to using his motorbike throughout the US, from dwelling in romantic daydreams to nervous encounters with love, from losing his cash to founding a nonprofit with a passionate reason. Guided via a bunch of outlandish yet very actual characters, Miller indicates us how one can get a moment likelihood at existence the 1st time round. A Million Miles in 1000 Years is an extraordinary occasion of the great thing about life.

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He is best known for his four major works: (1) the Taebanggwang won'gak sudara youi kyong sorui (Commentary on the Sutra of Perfect Page 28 Enlightenment); (2) his Kumgang panyaparamilgyong o ka hae sorui (Commentary on the Redacted Edition of Five Commentaries on the Diamond Sutra; usually referred to by the short title of O ka hae); (3) the Son chong yonggajip kwaju sorui (Sub­commentary on the Compilation of Yung­chia); and (4) a treatise on the intrinsic unity of the "three teachings" of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism, entitled Hyon chong non (Exposition of the Correct).

84 The influence of Hyujong on subsequent Choson Son was unusually strong, as he had a large number of influential disciples who in turn had their own sizable followings.  However, there were still references made to the SPE and its commentaries, such as the short poems in T'ae­nung's ( Soyodangjip, 85 and Ch'onghak's ( 1570­1654) Yong­woldang taesa munjip. 86 The most basic, called the Four Teachings Course (sagyo­kwa), included the four seminal scriptures of the Sinitic Mahayana doctrinal tradition: the Sutra of the Heroic March Samadhi, the Awakening of Faith, the Diamond Sutra, and the Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment.

The exegete is required not only to read the text deeply enough to penetrate its key themes, but also to engage himself in meditation in order to have the necessary mental purity and "wisdom eye" to carry out the work.  "Penetration" can again be used as a metaphor to describe the action of the mind of the Buddhist exegete, whose commentarial and editorial work depends upon his meditative preparation. 75 This admonishment regarding the treatment of scriptures by Kihwa is of special relevance in connection to his commentary on the SPE, since it is there that Kihwa takes the almost unheard of liberty of judging sections of the sutra to be corrupted, and then rewriting them, cutting and pasting passages that are separated by as much as several chapters.

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