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Abbot Felt His Inner World Open Up

Buddhist abbot comments on Divine Performing Arts show

By Yeong-Ja Gong & Jack Dong
Epoch Times Staff
Created: February 19, 2009 Last Updated: February 19, 2009
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Abbot Eung-Cheon (R) of Seoul Land Temple  next to another audience member at the Divine Performing Arts show.  (Jin-Tae Kim/The Epoch Times)

Abbot Eung-Cheon (R) of Seoul Land Temple next to another audience member at the Divine Performing Arts show. (Jin-Tae Kim/The Epoch Times)

SEOUL, South Korea—Divine Performing Arts (DPA) International Company's show in Seoul attracted many monks and nuns. The abbot of Seoul Land Temple was deeply touched during the Feb. 7 performance. He found the name “Divine Performing Arts” mesmerizing and felt that his “inner world opened up with a bang!”

Seoul Land Temple is a small temple at the foot of Pyongchang Mountain. Many followers go there regularly to pray.

Abbot Eung-Cheon also gave out DPA tickets as presents to other monks. After watching the entire performance, he was deeply and inspired and said: “To have the opportunity to watch such a wonderful show. I am very pleased and happy.

“DPA can inspire a positive morality amongst human beings and awaken our inner human potential. During each piece, I was very excited to see scenes depicting Buddha; this is simply wonderful.

“This is the first time that I have experienced traditional Chinese culture in Korea. I am jubilant to have this opportunity to be in contact with traditional Chinese culture here in Korea.

"This is different from what I had seen and heard in China. DPA reflects the very traditional aspects of Chinese culture, and there is this feeling of excitement and joy in me when I am watching the show."

Initially, Abbot Eung-Cheon had no knowledge of DPA, but through an unexpected opportunity, he came to know of the show. He elaborated, “A Buddhist came to my temple the other day and brought along some DPA leaflets. The moment I saw the name Divine Performing Arts, I was determined to attend the show.

“A lot of people’s hearts are closed, and their lives are at a loss. I wish more people would have the opportunity to see this show and use this chance for self reflection.”

 
For more information, please see DivinePerformingArts.org




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