Mysuru: Venerable Mother Park Chung Soo, who is working for world peace and one of the top 10 nominees in 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, visited the Mahabodhi Carla Students Home and Mahabodhi School at Saraswathipuram in city recently.
Clad in the traditional Won-Buddhist attire, 81-year-old Venerable Mother Park Chung Soo is hailed as the Mother Teresa of South Korea and a movie on her life is soon to be screened at the cinemas there.
In her address to the students, Park Chung Soo said that a mother is the greatest teacher. A mother teaches how to live life honestly to become successful, she said. She encouraged parents and teachers to guide their children with moral and general education and said that both must go parallel for a beautiful and a meaningful life. She also motivated students to find the joy by doing humanitarian services.
About Park Chung Soo: In the history of modern South Korea, the name of Mother Park Chung Soo shines like a full moon in the night sky, as she is equally adored by one and all for her selfless services to the needy and the poor in South Korea and later around the world in forty countries.
Born in Namwon city in South Korea in 1937, she walked her hard way to graduate from the school and then at the young age of 19 she turned to life of spirituality and service. She became a Buddhist nun in the Won Buddhist order.
Her journey has revolved around helping people and those in need. Her principle is simple. “I believe in karma. If you have good karma, your life will be rewarded and if it is bad, you will never be happy. It is true,” she stresses.
She was actively involved with those suffering from leprosy and she became a part of St. Lazarus Catholic village in Korea. Also, she helped blind people learn life skills for independent living.