Seong Jin is a young monk who succumbs to the temptation of eight fairy maidens. He is exiled to the world of humans where he is born under the name of Yang Soyu. He becomes victorious in war and lives a life full of accomplishments, but he comes to realize the futility of it all and returns to living as a monk according to the Buddha’s teachings.
This book was written by Kim Man-jung during the reign of King Sukjong of the Joseon dynasty. There are both a Korean language version as well as a version in Chinese characters. The story takes place in the world of the heavens and in the human world traveled by the main character, who realizes the futility of pursuing desires and returns to living as a monk according to the Buddha’s teachings.
조선후기 숙종 때, 김만중이 지은 고전소설로 한문본과 한글본 모두 전해진다. 작품은 인간의 삶이 지니는 허무함과 이를 깨달은 자의 선택을 천상계와 인간계로 나누어 들려준다.
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