Zen Master Dae Bong
He first met Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1977 at a lecture at the New Haven Zen Center. That time someone asked the Zen master, “What is crazy and what is not crazy?” The Zen master replied “If you are very attached to something, you are very crazy. If you are a little attached to something, you are a little crazy. If you are not attached to anything, you are not crazy.”
Dae Bong Sunim thought that answer was better than anything he had learned at University or while working, and realized he had found his teacher. Thereafter, he began living and practicing full time with Zen Master Seung Sahn at different Zen centers around the world. He became a Zen monk in 1984 and received Inka from Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1992 and Dharma Transmission in 1999 to become Zen master.
Zen Master Dae Bong’s Dharma talks