Friday, 2 October 2015

After finishing my trip to NYC

The travel to New York city from 14th of September to 30th of September was short but thick, just as my life motto is. The reality that I could not help quitting my trip in about two weeks was quite embarrassing and ended up leaving severe damage to me. However, I try to console myself in my failure with the fact that what I gained from the travel was much more than what I lost.
It was physically hard to meet people at Union Square but it was really great. Ten days at Union Square felt like just one moment. Among those who showed their interest in the subject of life, 90% was religious, 9.5% was mentally ill, and 0.5% was purely interested. The religious people spoke ill of me, the sick people made friends with me, and the rest took my mind and my business card.
I cannot write down here the reason why I had to quit my journey earlier than planned because I haven’t yet digested it fully. The one obvious thing is that I could enlighten myself about what has been vague to me so far and that it will make me much stronger.

As for money

Money
Saturday seems to allow people to enjoy their time. Three men are taking a rest in front us with their bicycles laid down. Glimpsing at us a few times, one of them approached us and asked,
"What is this all about?"
"We are here to talk about important things in our lives with people."
"Money is the most important thing to me."
"Yes, money is important. However, it must not be the objective of your life and --"
"No. Money is the objective of my life. I pray for money every morning."
And then he went back to his place. Tathagata had commented on the importance of money. How people make money and spend it becomes the criterion of what they are like. Earning money diligently and honestly, and spending it frugally in proper places or on proper things is one important way to keep their lives from being ruined and to change them for the better.

A conversation with a Jew on 16th of September at Union Square in NYC

This is a conversation with a Jew.
Have you ever met jewish people?
I seem to have met some?
Jewish people who have close relationships with god are special people.
Why are they special?
Millions of Jewish people have been killed through the long history, but we still exist.
Oh, do you? By the way, Korea has been invaded many times through its long history and millions of Korean people have also been killed. What is the difference between the two peoples?
Um... Do you know why Korea has been invaded so many times?
First, you haven't answered my question and asked me another question. The reasons why Korea has been invaded so many times were different respectively.
It is because of God.
What? Right. People like you who believe in God always have the same answer, God. You have the determined answer in you and make all the problems fit into the answer. Answers must be different respectively depending on problems but your answer is always god. I will be here for about three months so please think about our conversation and come back to talk with me if you want to.

Monday, 8 June 2015

The Absolute Egoism

For an individual, one of the best virtues is the absolute egoism. And, mysteriously, this absolute egoism can come true through only the absolute altruism.
The most precious thing to an individual is the self. This is because, if the self doesn’t exist, the world itself as well as all the creatures has no meaning. Therefore, it is essential and natural that we should have the mind, the absolute egoism, which values the self most. By the way, this egoism can only be realized by our behaviors which do other people good or make good results come into being inside them. Shortly, the best and unique way for the self is to help people change for the better.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

A Good Writing is

A Good Writing is
Diligence, frugality, and honesty are the virtues that are considered the most basic and important in human life. The problem is that these can be only imaginary and ideal concepts to some people, while they can be literally the precious virtues that help others to keep and raise themselves. The criterion is whether or not diligence, frugality and honesty are alive in their acts in life.
Similarly, good writings or words can be observed in the same context. The feelings or thoughts that a certain writing simply seems great, plausible, or beautiful do not give us correct judgments on whether is good or bad. The judgments must be based on whether or not the writing can be confirmed in reality and whether or not the consideration, understanding and practices of the writing can change us for the better.

The writing, ‘Be on the alert.’ is not for the other people, but for me myself. It is like a whip to me. Therefore, it can be a good writing to me, but I am not sure that it can also be good to the other people who read.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Be on the alert.

Be on the alert.
Be alert to myself who is defeated by little bad habits.
Be alert to myself who yields to laziness.
Be alert to the ignorance that I know something.
Be alert to myself who is indifferent to my own truth due to a busy life.
Be alert to wasting every precious moment of my life.
Be alert to the desires which my physical body is longing for.
Be alert to the feeling of satisfaction that my life is good enough.

The difference between conviction and truth

How is what you are aware of and understand the facts about people and things in the world different from what the facts really are, that is, as they are?

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Who do you learn from?

  If someone learns how to see things properly and studies and practices it correctly from the one who sees things, the learners come to be able to see things. However, although they learn how to see things from the one who sees, if they don’t learn it properly or don't study or practice it correctly, they cannot see things. Then, how will they come to be able to see things properly, if they learn how to see things from the one who cannot see things?

Monday, 2 March 2015

What is 'a seeker after truth'?

I learned as below.
What is ‘a seeker after truth’?
The seeker is the one who attains the enlightenments about things in the world through learning and understanding them, and makes herself/himself better by practicing the enlightenments in the world.
The seeker abandons five desires(desire for fame, desire for money, desire for sex, desire for meat, and desire of alcohol), and has diligence, frugality, and honesty in her/his life. The seeker stays away from physical and spiritual pleasure and her/his every single word and behavior must not be against the reason. These things are not the codes of conduct as symbolic meanings which someone created. A body and a mind in the five desires cannot see things of the world as they are. The life without diligence, frugality and honesty is not the life of the seeker.
The way of the seeker is lonely, arduous, and difficult. Especially, the life without ‘Do-Ban’(the one who walks along the same way, a true friend) is much more so. This is because the seeker’s life doesn’t pursue desires and pleasure neither share her/his affection with others and, thus, isn’t welcomed by people. Furthermore, that is because, even though people hate to stay together, the seeker’s life tries to approach them more closely instead of staying from them.