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Jabi doryang chambeop (Repentance Ritual of the Great Compassion), Revised Version, Volumes 1-3

UnknownJoseon Dynasty, 15th century

Horim Museum

Horim Museum

Jabi doryang chambeop refers to a Buddhist rite wherein people repent of their sins while chanting Buddhist sutras. People believe that, by practicing the rite, sins would disappear and luck would come. The rite carries the meaning of practicing good deeds and overcoming suffering by saving the souls of the dead and by leading them to paradise. This book was engraved on wooden plates and subsequently printed on mulberry paper. It compiled Volumes 1-3 into one book. Originally, 20 lines were engraved on each board to make it in the form of a scroll; later, however, 10 lines were engraved on each plate to make it into a book. The size of the book is 29.2 cm long and 17.4 cm wide. Written in red on the dark-blue cover is another title of this book, Yangmuchammun (meaning “Repentance of Wu of the Liang Dynasty”). Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva and Buddha Bodhisattva are depicted on the first part of the book. This book is the same copy as Jabi doryang chambeop (Repentance Ritual of Great Compassion), Revised Version, Volumes 7-10 (Treasure No. 875). The publication record on the last page of the book (Treasure No. 875) states that wood engravings were made under the supervision of Suhan and Singyu in the 1st year of the reign of King Gongmin (1352) of the Goryeo Dynasty. Based on the quality of paper or style of the book, however, it is presumed to have been printed in the early Joseon Dynasty.

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  • Title: Jabi doryang chambeop (Repentance Ritual of the Great Compassion), Revised Version, Volumes 1-3
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Joseon Dynasty, 15th century
  • Physical Dimensions: w17.4 x d29.2 cm
  • Provenance: Horim Museum
  • Type: Book

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