Myeangsim Bogam
A precious Mirro of Bright Mind

AUTHOR : Heejae Lee
ISBN : 9788962971507
PUBLISHER : Jimoondang
PUBLICATION DATE : January 01 ,2012,
SPINE SIZE : 0.4 inches
PAGES : 128
SIZE : 5.1 * 7.5 inches
WEIGHT : 0.4 pounds
CATON QTY : 92
PRICE : $21.00
‘Myeangsim Bogam: The Precious Mirror of Bright Mind’ has sold steadily in Korea for decades. With all the change that Korea has witnessed in the past century, what makes this one book such a successful seller over the years in Korea?

Going back to the sixteenth century Korea has suffered from invasions by Japan and the Ching Chinese. These invasions influenced Korean leaders ideologically causing schisms and in-fighting within Korea itself. To recover from strife caused by foreign invaders and domestic political confusion average Korean needed to regain their peaceful mind. Myeangsim Bogam emerged to provide relief from this strife and share universal wisdom to guide human relations and balance one’s mind. Myeangsim Bogam does this by combining accepted Taoist ideas as well as Confucian manners in its.

While originally published centuries ago, Myeangsim Bogam became especially endeared to Koreans and enjoyed a resurgence in publication in the modern age during the Japanese Occupation. Koreans have taken comfort from this book-nowadays as well as the recent and ancient past. This book is as much beloved by Korean people today as it was in the past.




Heejae Lee

Professor of Chinese philosophy at Gwangju University and served as the president of the Korea Confucius Society.

Introduction to Myeangsim Bogam 3



Notes on Translation 7



1 Gaisun - Good Success Inherited Goodness from Heaven 11

2 Cheonmyeong - Heaven????s Will 15

3 Soonmyeong - Follow the Will of Heaven 17

4 Hyohaeng - Filial Behavior 19

5 Cheonggi - Reform One????s Self 21

6 Anboon - Content with One????s Place 31

7 Chonsim - Maintain Mind 33

8 Gaisung - Beware of Nature 40

9 Geunhak - Striving to Learn 44

10 Hoonja - Education of Children 47

11 Seangsim Ⅰ - Reflection Mind Ⅰ 50

12 Seangsim Ⅱ - Reflection Mind Ⅱ 65

13 Ribgyo ???? Setting Learning 77

14 Chijeang - Governing State Affairs 86

15 Chiga - Governing Family 90

16 Anui - Staying Righteousness 92

17 Junrai - Observing Decorum 94

18 Eeanea - Speech 97

19 Gyowoo - Friendship 99

20 Boohaeng - Conduct of Ladies 102

21 Chungbo - Addition 105

22 Palbanga - Eight Ironic Songs 106

23 Hyohaeng Sokpyun - Filial Behavior Sequel 110

24 Yeamui - Shame and Righteousness 114

25 Guanhak - Encourage Learning 118



Notes 120