Poetry of Teacher Woo Myung
How To Treat Others
When dealing with another,
do so with the absence of your mind.
When you do this,
that person will feel at utmost ease.
When you do this,
you will become one with that person.
When you become one with him,
he will listen to your words,
which are free of mind.
Love, compassion, and benevolence
confine the mind of another,
for they are all attachments;
they are undesirable,
for they cause you to create karma
which is what gives birth to the human mind.
If a person attempts to do you harm out of greed
but do so absent of the thought that you are doing it.
This means that no impressions will be left in his mind
and neither will any be left in yours.
If a conflict occurs between you and another
due to his greed,
stand by his side and agree absent of mind;
pretend that you too are greedy
and then slip out later.
This means that so long as you do not become
immersed in his way of thinking,
that mind of greediness will be his
while you will remain as you are.
Why do we undergo trials in life?
We undergo them because of our own karmas.
If you were to ask me how you can overcome
the trials you are experiencing due to your karmic ties,
I would tell that
you must not afford your mind to those trials,
or in other words that
the trials do not exist unless you are present in them.
excerpted from the book titled ' Nature's Flow' p92
Countless stars exist in the universe,
for you have come to exist.
So do the countless occurrences in the world.
They are all created by the mind of man.
Countless minds live together in the world,
but the only Mind that exists
is the one absent of attachments.
The life you live ignorant of who you are is
a futile expression of our mind;
in other words it is a meaningless life.
The will of the Universe is that man's life exists
absent of his non-existent mind;
it is the profound logic behind
the existence of God's realm.
But man lives on not knowing it.
excerpted from the book titled ' Nature's Flow' p 163
Human life is
the life man lives.
Man lives following the passage of time
ignorant of his purpose.
But there is no one in this world
who is able to give him an answer.
Commit yourselves to the work of this world
without any attachments.
Human life will pass one way or another,
so let go of all of the attachments that you have and live.
Attachments are what you have
in the mind you possess.
Your foundation is non-existent,
but the mind you possess desires to live life,
and it is this mind that has become your attachment.
What you must all realize is that
a life of Truth is a life free of everything.
Human life is fleeting,
but man does not know this;
instead he is lost in his mind,
only to die due to that attachment.
excerpted from the book titled ' Nature's Flow' p 186
People live with longing,
not knowing what they must live for.
People live in this world
laughing, crying, talking, and sighing.
The sadness passes with the years,
but one lives attached to it.
The Universe exists as it is
and thus all creations in the world
are absent of attachments.
There is no sadness in the Universe,
but man alone has countless kleshas.
Man alone thinks ceaselessly in vain
and thus lives creating useless kleshas.
excerpted from the book titled ' Nature's Flow' p 226