Thursday 27 November 2014

The Two Worst Things: Grudge and Attachment

 It is grudge() and attachment(愛着) that causes the greatest damage to humans in their life.
 Grudge comes into being when their ignorance about what exists has them deceived by themselves or other people. Attachment is formed when they tie their mind to useless things that cannot be achieved.
 Grudge and attachment are the things that humans must be vigilant against. What we need to think about most importantly is that whether or not we come to possess grudge by being deceived and whether or not our ignorance has our mind bound to useless things so we wander around in the darkness through life and death.

The Essence Of The Greatest Way, Do, 道, 도, Tao

 The essence of the greatest '([do, dao], way) which great teachers like Buddha and Jesus conveyed is conscience and courage. They endeavored to convey the two things to people. Those who possess conscience and courage can attain everything. 1989. 4. 1.

INTRODUCTION V: The Definition Of A Word

  We use a lot of words without knowing the exact definitions of them. This fact is true not only to general people, but also to such people as professors, scholars, religious people, politicians, etc. For example, philosophers are not aware of the definition of philosophy, religious people are not aware of that of religion, or politicians are not aware of that of politics.
  In order to become better human beings, we have to know things of the world obviously and exactly. In order to know things of the world as they are, we have to know the precise and clear definitions of words.
  When you meet those who utter lots of flowery words or beautifully plausible words, please don't forget to ask them, "What is the definition of the word that you've just said?"
  Here in my blog, almost all the definitions of the words we are using will be presented.
  Please doubt about them and try to identify them.

INTRODUCTION IV: The term, 'In-Yeon'

  The term, 'In-Yeon' is one of the words which I haven't found the proper substitutes for in English and in Spanish.
  A simple example can be helpful to your understanding the meaning easily. There are two people walking on the street. When their clothes get brushed with each other's, they say or think that there must have been something between two of them in the past that they don't know. The 'something' is called 'In-Yeon'.
  More concretely,  'In-Yeons' can be particular relationships between people or things formed during the past lives. 'In-Yeons' can also be the specific causes of certain results which happened in the past.
  The word, 'In-Yeon' will appear here and there in my blog frequently so you must have the obvious understanding of it. If you don't have sufficient understanding or if you have any inquiries, please let me know through comments here or through e-mails (

Wednesday 26 November 2014

The Blind's Touching An Elephant

When people face the things that happen to them, they jugde and take measures for them, and carry out their measures on basis of their own traits. In general, those judgments and measures are formed in the way similar to that of ‘the blind’s touching an elephant’. According to the level of their ability to judge or according to that of their wisdom, the judgments and measures can be correct to a certain extent. Still, most of them are improper and can't be right. It is because they are the blind. The much worse problem, than the problem that they are blind, is that they are unaware of the fact that their judgments and measures can be incorrect and that they don’t even try to understand the fact.

The Blind With Eyesight

 The great masters of mankind expressed the common people as the blind with eyesight. This does not mean that they lose their eyesight physically so they cannot see things. It means that they cannot see principles which exist in things of the world. In other words, they cannot see how things of the world occur and what the results of those things will be like.

Tuesday 25 November 2014

What do we have to do in order to see 'what is'?

  You have to learn how 'what is' comes into being, by continuing to watch and to look into 'what is'. If you come to this place, if you listen to, understand, and continue to accumulate 'what is' in yourself, in other words, in your mind, and finally if you can improve the ability to watch and to look into 'what is', you will become to see 'what is' little by little. And if you see what is, you come to understand what creates good things and what causes bad things.
                                                                                                                     January 18. 1998.

INTRODUC|TION III: How To Read, How To Learn, And How To Understand

 This blog is not for showing beautifully plausible expressions to people, but for helping people to improve themselves in actual and practical ways.
 Therefore, when you read every single writing, you have to try to get the full understanding of it. In other words, firstly, you have to doubt about the meaning by reading it many times. Secondly, you have to verify your doubts, by practicing it in your real life. Finally, when you cannot make your doubts solved obviously or when you meet results which are different from your expectations, please let me know them. You can put your tags on the very article or you can e-mail me to ''.

INTRODUCTION II: According To Labels

  There are two kinds of labels here in my blog. They are 'Tathagata' and 'Bugun'. As you can guess, Articles with the label of 'Tathagata' were given by Tathagata himself and articles with 'Bugun' are given by Bugun, myself.
  I´d say that in the future different or additional labels will get introduced.

INTRODUCTION I: The Term, ´What is'

 In general, the term, 'what is' is seldom used verbally and in letters. However, you will meet this term very frequently here in my blog and so I think I have to make the meaning of 'what is' understood obviously.
 Even though I said I had to explain about the meaning clearly above, most of the readers must be aware of the meaning. When we call or express a thing verbally or in letters, we have some different words for it. For example, we have the terms such as a friend, a companion, a buddy, a pal, a mate, etc. 'What is' is something that actually is or exists, and so it can also be expressed as a thing which exists, things which exist, a fact or a truth that exists, facts or truths which exist, what happened, what has happened, etc.
 If there is anybody that doesn't have the clear understanding of it, e-mail me here, or

Monday 24 November 2014


Hypocrisy is plausible falsehood where facts do not exist.

Begging 2

Do you feel every single second of life ticking and passing?
Are you conscious of every single word you utter and every single action in your conduct?
Can you identify the causes and effects of your every single word or act?
Your every single word or act at every single second has specific, practical, and clear causes and effects.
The life which you only spend fulfilling your five desires is meaningless, empty, and full of pains and anguish.
All of the pains and anguish are due to insufficient understandings of what is in life.
Things of the world are not achieved by your useless expectations, your fanciful desires, and your empty prayers.
There are obvious and concrete ways to make things of the world come into being.
The problem is whether or not you can find the ways, understand them, and turn them into actions.
Here is the teaching that makes it possible to solve the problem.
A man of courage: verify it.

A Talk With A Philosopher

 Most people in the world are not different the professor below. But they do not know the fact.

 I majored in Mechanical Engineering at university. When I was in the third year of undergraduate, I visited the professor building of the department of Philosophy. I knocked on a door whose sign said somebody was in. The professor let me in and I asked him immediately.
 "What is Philosophy?"
He replied,
 "Your question is too broad to answer."
 "In general, is not that kind of answer an answer given by those who do not know the answer exactly?"
 At that moment, I had to leave his office, for someone visited him.
 A few days later, I went to him again and asked the same question.
 This time, I had a different answer than before.

 "What kind of philosophy do you want to ask? Socrates' philosophy or Kant's philosophy?"
 "Professor, is the answer to a math problem different in the West and the East?"

 "I am not asking Socrates' idea about philosophy or Kant's, but philosophy itself."
 Then he said.
 "Then what do you think philosophy is?"
 I told him the definition of philosophy that I knew. He said my answer was right. So I asked.

 "Professor, what are you teaching, then?"
 The question upset the professor and I was kicked out.


 “What is the greatest virtue?”
 Buddha said.
 “It is a truths offering.”
 A truths offering is enlightening people by teaching what exists and the greatest thing to build up virtue in the human world. What does virtue mean? It is blessing people. In other words, it is doing things which become blessings for people. No matter how much money an individual has, you cannot feed everyone in the world. But if you teach people what exists, they can live in abundance.

Begging 1

My past has made my present and my present will make my future.
Our lives are only a moment of chasing after pleasure and desire pursuit to death.
Stop for a moment and look at yourself.
Our ignorance saddened the true teachers of mankind and they sought to inform the way out of ignorance.
Where is anybody that wants to overcome their ignorance and see their future better through a true way of life?
It would be as difficult as impossible to escape the path on which you’re currently walking, but if you can see that the path is not really blessing other people as well as yourself, should you not find the right path?
There is clearly a way to identify with your ears, eyes and reason and to build your correct present.