Episode 19. In Order To Maintain Human Body

The organs of the body, broadly, are the heart, lungs, stomach, liver, large and small intestines, kidneys, and reproductive organs.

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We naturally think that the heart plays the most important role as it pumps blood throughout the whole body. However, from the perspective of the organs, there is no such thought. The heart plays the role of the heart, that is, to circulate blood. The lungs play the role of breathing. The stomach plays the role of digestion by breaking food into small particles.

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What if each of the organs fights each other like humans because they have their own selfish minds? What if each of them says that they are more important and better? Probably, our body cannot be maintained.

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Organs do not have their individual minds and silently do their own role by themselves. If individual humans also do their own role diligently – like the organs – without the self and for the whole, our society would become a much better society worth living in, wouldn’t it?

A Sense Of Inferiority

Human desires differ from person to person but every desire is manifested from feelings of inferiority: of feeling lower or having less. He who lacks love seeks love and he who lacks money chases money. The powerless seek power and he who has had his pride trampled on seeks to regain his pride. What one felt he lacked during his developmental years becomes his sense of inferiority. For example, if a woman suffers abuse from her mother-in-law, she will in turn be harsh to her daughter-in-law because she has that mind. One pursues what he desires and that arises from the innumerable minds that he has; they are all expressions of his mind.

There is a saying that things will happen according to the mind one has. This means that one lives exactly according to the mind that he has taken in, no more and no less. What one eats is excreted through urine and feces but man has never excreted any of the countless minds he has consumed from birth and he lives bearing its heavy burden, suffering, worries and anxieties.

They are all pictures taken of what belongs to the world. Man has only consumed these pictures without ever taking any out; he is dead in the world of that mind, which itself is a picture. He strives to achieve within that picture world and he lives according to the script of that mind, therefore all of it are false deeds and an illusion.

The world beyond the world, that is, beyond the human mind that has been eliminated, is the true land; a real world that is not a picture. When this real world is inside one’s mind, then his feelings of inferiority will disappear and he will have only the highest mind of Truth. He who is born in this place is God; he is one who has shed all human mind and he is one who is free. It is because of the pictures of one’s mind that there are conflicts and obstacles while living in the world. When this framework of mind is gone, then those conflicts and obstacles also disappear and one will be able to live better than he did before.

Acceptance is the absence of judgment and discrimination; when one sees things just as they are, when he just lives. If one has a framework of pictures in his mind, then many things catch in his mind and bother him, which cause him to blame others and the world. In the world, there is no one who blames himself rather than others. But because your mind exists, everything is your fault. At the time when the people of the world can blame themselves then everyone will have an accepting mind; people will be able to live without conflict and everyone will live well. When man eliminates the false world that he has eaten, he will live a life of universal order and he will be able to live well because he will no longer have feelings of inferiority.

When people act with the mind originating from inferiority, they will act as the worst evil; those actions will only bring evil as their result. Evil begets evil; evil will end up dying within evil. Within evil, evil will live with pain and heavy burden.

From <Stop Living In This Land, Go To The Everlasting World Of Happiness, Live There Forever> by Master Woo Myung

Up In The Air

Lyrics:

I’m up in the air
Choices drifting by me everywhere.
And I can’t find the one
That would help me do the work I’ve left undone,
‘Cause I’m up in the air.

I’m making some plans,
Finding out there’s always new demands.
And I can’t be precise;
When people ask me what I’m doing with my life,
I say, “It’s up in the air”

I’m hearing from friends.
It’s that tired, old advice again:
“You just cannot keep floating all around.
Oh, you got to get your feet back on the ground.”
But it’s hard to come down
When you’re up in the air.

I’m traveling in my car,
Always lost, though I don’t go that far.
I find that I can live most anywhere.
Everyone I meet has so much they can share.
But I don’t settle down,
‘Cause I’m up in the air.

I’m thinking of my past,
The comfort in my home that couldn’t last.
Now my family tells me work for your success,
And they want to see me find some happiness.
But I’m not sure where that is,
‘Cause I’m up in the air.

I’m talking with my peers,
Listening to them tell their inner fears.
Some have lives that haven’t gone the way they planned,
And some are trapped in situations they can’t stand.
But I don’t want the same for me,
So I stay up in the air.

I’m out in the woods;
Something here does my heart so good.
I breathe the air, and I know that I’m alive.
And I stare at all the birds as they fly by.
I guess it all comes down to them,
‘Cause they’re up in the air…

Up In The Air

Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) is a corporate downsizer. His job is to travel all around the US by airplane and lay off employees as kindly as possible by giving them hope for a new life afterwards through good and persuasive speaking skills to minimize their shock. The theme of his lecture is “What’s in your backpack?” and he talks about living free from relationships or unnecessary burdens in the backpack. Through his lecture, he shows his way of life, that he lives on the airplane more than 300 days out of the year. The movie ends with Ryan Bingham looking back at his life whether it has been actually up in the air after he achieves the 7th ten-million-mile frequent flyer in America, which has been a personal goal in his life.

I believe this movie is like a mirror that reflects how modern people live. They keep firm in their own conviction and run for their own purpose; that’s all about their life. Ryan considers himself a free soul, who is different from other ordinary people. But has he actually been enjoying true freedom? Is he happier? I believe that the movie gives a good ending and passes the homework to audiences to answer what true freedom is, what human lives for, what human runs for, what the answers to life are, and what it means to live.

Fleeting Human Life

from Teacher Woo Myung’s book “Stop Living In The Land Go To The Everlasting World Of Happiness Live There Forever”

All people have periods of happiness and unhappiness.

Even if a person has a family that other people envy,

there is unhappiness within it.

He may wish for whatever causing this unhappiness

to be resolved, but when it happens,

he wishes for something else.

Wishing for human happiness is a manifestation

of the sense of inferiority in one’s mind.

Even if man achieves everything he wants,

he eventually dies, and the past is all a dream.

If man lives knowing the way to live forever,

he would know what he needs to do.

Man is an entity that does not know anything.

His only with is to get or gain things that he wants,

but this wish is just an expression of his delusions.

Time flows by, and all those whose lives have come to an end

have disappeared from the world.

Everything they wanted to achieve were like dreams,

dreamt during a brief nap.

Those who only exist in their thoughts have vanished,

without having done or achieved anything.

Man does not know the ways of the world

because he is not born in the world,

and he has never been born in the world.

He does not know the principle

that he exists because the world exists.

He has made his own world

by copying the things in the world,

and he lives within this mind world,

ignorant of where he came from and where he will go.

He runs around, for the fulfillment of his satisfaction only,

but no one can turn back the tide of time.

Only God can give man birth in the world without time;

only God can give salvation.

Salvation is giving one birth in the world without time,

and allowing him to live there.

There, time does not exist

so there is no birth, death, aging or sickness,

and because time does not exist,

one is an eternal never-dying immortal.

Man cannot prevail over time;

only God can take man

to the world that he prevailed over time –

the world that is beyond time.

Blaming the world and time,

suffering and sadness,

aging, sickness, birth and death,

desires, anger and foolishness,

the five desires and seven sins;

these things all exist in human life – the world of sin,

but they do not exist in the true world – the world of God.

Coexist

 

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I, who does not possess, am beautiful

I, who can give everything, am beautiful

You, who does not possess, are beautiful

You, who can give everything, are beautiful

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We, who do not seek from each other, are beautiful

We, who help each other, are beautiful

We are always together, we are beautiful

We can do together, we are beautiful

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We, who transform pain to happiness, are beautiful

We, who transform impure to pure, are beautiful

We, who believe in each other, are beautiful

We, who love nature, are beautiful

We, who transform from incompletion to completion, are beautiful

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People are beautiful

Nature is beautiful

The universe is beautiful

Coexistence is heaven

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The Reason Man Is Born Into This World

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The Reason Man Is Born Into This World

An innumerable number of people have come and gone in this world, but no one knows where they came from or where they went. In any case, they have all disappeared from the world. From the Universe’s point of view, man disappears after a fleeting, meaningless life; there is little difference between a mayfly that passes away after a day and man who passes away after seventy to eighty years. Only man dies holding onto all the events and stories from his life. If he looks back on those stories after time has passed, he would realize that it is all meaningless.

When the Creator created man, he was made to resemble him. However, man made his own self-centered world by copying what is in the Creator’s world. He lost his original nature and began to lead a selfish life, but it enabled civilization to progress; man’s greed enabled the population of the world to multiply rapidly and without it, mankind would have died out naturally. The Creator will come to the world to save mankind at a time in the world when it is populated to capacity. Human life, like the life of a mayfly, is meaningless, yet at the same time it is the will of the Creator to “harvest” man when the human population is at its densest – that is, it is the Creator’s will to save people when there are as many people living in the world as possible. Now is the time of that harvest. We should live forever in the land of God by becoming one with the mind of God instead of dying meaninglessly with resentments and regrets. The reason and purpose man is born into the world is to live forever.

To all people, who disappear like smoke, without meaning: Just once, think deeply about yourself so that we may go together to live in the world that is eternally alive. There is no meaning in human life; nothing remains from it and everything from it disappears. Now is the time, now, when God, Buddha, great compassion and love come to the world and take man who would otherwise disappear to the living land of Truth; when man can have the mind of God and be reborn in the mind of God by cleansing his mind; when man can be saved. Is there anything in the world more important than this? This is the reason man comes into the world.

– Woo Myung

From <Stop Living In This Land. Go To The Everlasting World of Happiness. Live There Forever>

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Abandon

Abandon-1It is with great earnest that I say to you,
abandon your attachments;
abandon your discernments;
abandon what you know;
abandon your pride;
abandon anything and everything in your subconscious that moves you;
completely remove the fundamental roots
of all of your thoughts.

 

You will not die if you abandon them.
You will not lose if you abandon them.
You will gain something greater.
If you do not abandon them
you will never reach enlightenment,
nor find your self that is at peace.
You will be Buddha if you reach enlightenment,
so why is it that you do not abandon them?
You lived creating enough kleshas in your mind,
those futile delusions.
What good have they done?
Why are you unable to let go of them
when they provide no aid or benefit?
Let them go immediately.
Do you intend to continue fighting your kleshas?

 

Be simple and innocent.
Be like a child.
Be a person that knows nothing.
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Abandon your curiosity.
Do not be cunning.
Abandon wealth and prosperity.
Such things are what sicken you;
they are your worst enemies.

 

There are steps that must be taken for all things.
Thus if you wish to reach enlightenment,
you must take action
by abandoning the things you have,
for unless you do, you will never reach it.
If you still do not wish to let go of them,
let us consider
the countless people who have departed before you:
Are the heroes of the times or the eternal saints still alive now?
Is there anything that is indeed eternal?
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They are all futile dreams of the past.
So truly let go of all that is yours –
those pointless things –
right now.
Once you do, you will find your eternal self,
which is a priceless treasure you must indeed find
while you are alive as a human being.
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This is something that cannot be done
unless you are a human being,
and opportunities do not come often.
If you do not let go now
you will lose this change for all eternity.
Time will not wait for you:
Who will you blame when you are without enlightenment?

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– Woo Myung <Nature’s Flow>

The Way To Become Truth Is That The Self Must Disappear

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The Way to Become Truth Is That the Self Must Disappear

The way to become truth is that the self must disappear. Even through human history, many saints have said that the self should disappear. We have heard many sayings, such as ‘One should become nature without the self,’ however, it is not easy to find people who actually try hard to throw away the self. Humans have a sense of superiority, love only themselves, and live their life only for themselves. However, the self is the complete opposite of the truth that so many people want to become. Only when the self is eliminated, can they get closer to the life of the truth.

There is a folk story in Korea that was passed down from generation to generation. It is called the Story of Star and Sun. It tells through an interesting story how the stars and the moon in the night sky were created, just like the American folk stories regarding the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy.

A long, long time ago, two sisters named Star and Moon lived. They were put in a situation where they had to visit another village. They had to climb over a mountain to get there but a scary tiger was living in that mountain. Not just anyone could easily climb up that mountain but the brave sisters decided to climb over the mountain. Unsurprisingly, they met the tiger. The tiger said to the sisters that if they gave up one arm to him, he would save their lives. The sisters gave him an arm. Then, they continued their way through the mountain. But they encountered the tiger once again and this time, the tiger urged them to give up a kidney, so they gave it to the tiger. Throughout their way, the tiger continued urging them to give their body parts. They eventually gave everything of them. Even though their selves, Star and Moon, disappeared, they became the moon and star in the sky and lived happily ever after.

The self that people currently think of as their self is false. Just as Star and Moon were eaten up by the tiger, the self must be eliminated completely; then, the universe mind that is the origin appears. Humans must return to the mind of the universe and be born as the soul that never dies eternally. Then, they shall live the everlasting life that is the truth. If one tries to accomplish the truth while holding onto the self, it would never work. This is the same principle as when the sun cannot be seen if it is covered up by clouds. We can describe this through an analogy where the clouds are the self and the sun is the truth, the universe mind. Truth can be revealed when the self disappears.

Furthermore, there is a way for human to live forever if one becomes the truth that is real. The human body lasts on average about seventy to eighty years. And, humans believe that they go somewhere after they die. However, when human dies, that’s the end. Human does not go anywhere. The brain stops functioning upon death. Then, how can one know or even think about where they are going to? Upon death, it is just the end for humans. However, if humans become the true mind that exists forever and are born again as the soul that is truth, while living, the soul exists as it is even though this body disappears. That is the real purpose and reason why humans were born.

This meditation method that the Master Woo Myung has created is causing a sensation throughout the world. The reason is that there is the method of becoming truth while living – the method of living as the life that never dies eternally, while living. Now, it is the generation that everyone can become truth and everyone can prove it by themself. If one can really become truth through a method, the teacher who teaches that method must be truth, mustn’t it? It is said that only last year, thousands of people have already become the mind of the truth and live the life of the truth through this meditation. An educational institution of this meditation is the school of becoming the truth. Now, it is everyone’s turn to become so.

From Master Woo Myung’s book, Stop Living In This Land Go To The Everlasting World Of Happiness Live There Forever

Salvation Is Not Your Self Living

Why do people need salvation and what exactly is salvation? It is the way of the world that all things in creation come from the original foundation and return to the original foundation. This is the law of nature. But man is false and an illusion, so this falseness must be eliminated if he is to return to the world and be born as a real person. This is what the salvation of man is. Man can only be saved when he is reborn in his mind that has become the world. Or in other words, only when his false self has completely disappeared, can he become real.

The mythical stories of human completion and people living in eternal heaven spoke of the current age: God, Buddha and heaven exist in man’s mind if his mind changes from falseness to the real mind of the origin, and he is then reborn from the origin. Until now it was the age of incompletion, an age when people read religious scriptures and just talked about Truth; but now it is the age when all people can become Truth and complete, and anyone can become a saint and an eternally living immortal. While in the past people only added to their minds, now people can become complete and live in heaven if they subtract what is in their minds. This is precisely the method of this meditation – it shows you how to discard your false delusions, be born from Truth, and become a true person.