Main Archive of New Direction


Table of Contents

(A collection of words from Sung. See: Archive for more.)

Beyond Thoughts

The Limit of Thinking

Trying to know reality by thinking is like trying to understand colors by hearing sounds.

Not Thinking

Not thinking is as important as thinking.

A Brakeless Car

If you can think but can not stop thinking, you are like a car without a brake.

Confined and Freed

Those who can not go beyond the limits of their thoughts and beliefs are confined.

Those who went beyond the limits are freed.

When Breaking Truth

When you break the thing that you believe as truth, you gain something greater.

Information, not Event

When reading a book telling the earth is four billion years old, you know the information about the event but not the actual event.

When Reading

You know the information, not the actual event. You know the information, not the reality. You know the information, not the truth.

Believing and Knowing

After reading a book telling the earth is formed four billion years ago, accepting the words to be true is believing.

Realizing that you are believing is knowing.

Realizing that you do not know whether the event stated in the book actually happened or not four billion years ago is also knowing.

Believing Means Not Knowing

What you believe is because of what you do not know. You believe because you do not know. If you know, you just know instead of believing or disbelieving.

Words to Enlighten

Those who look at what the words are pointing at enlighten. Those who just look at the words are trapped in their thoughts.

Knowing When

You can not know when you believe to know. You know when you are freed from the belief.

No Name

Reality has no name.

Thinking outside the Box

Whether you are thinking inside the box or thinking outside the box, you are still confined within the limits of thoughts.

When Thinking Is Not Helpful

When your mind is automatically thinking without your choice or permission.

When you do not know you are thinking while thinking.

When you are trying to know something that you can not know by thinking.

When you are thinking a thought that brings pain in your life.

When your mind is making a critical error.

Beyond Conventional Truth

Deeper than Truth

The cause of truth is deeper than the truth itself.

Higher than Truth

Something that can break truth is higher than the truth.

Who Is Right?

You are right.

So are others who you believe are wrong.

A Sunflower

Children sitting in a circle took a photo of the same sunflower in the center and realized the photos of the same flower are all different. Each child insists that only his photo is the true photo of the sunflower while the photos of others are not true.

A Sunflower 2

If you insist you are right but others seeing something from a different angle are wrong because you do not know the something.

Right and Wrong

The appearance of a sunflower changes when you see from another angle. Likewise, right and wrong changes when you see from another angle. Something that is right is wrong when you see from an opposite angle.

Right and Wrong 2

When you say something or someone is right or wrong, it tells who you are: your mind, your viewing angles, your mental level and your beliefs are revealed.

Why Right or Wrong

Something appears to be right if you see it from the angle that it appears to be right.

Something appears to be wrong if you see it from the angle that it appears to be wrong.

Why Right or Wrong 2

Someone appears to be right if you see the person from the angle that the person appears to be right.

Someone appears to be wrong if you see the person from the angle that the person appears to be wrong.

Trapped in Truth

Accepting only the information you believe is correct and ignoring the opposing information puts yourself in the prison of your truth.

Trapped in Truth 2

The people you admire and the people you believe to be right speak truth. So do the people you disregard and the people you believe to be wrong. If you accept one and reject the other truth, you become trapped in truth. If you embrace both truth, you become freed from the trap.

I Overdose

Just like too much vitamin A in the body becomes toxic, preoccupation with I my me mine in the mind becomes toxic.

All Right

All phenomena are right.

All are right.

The Truth

Truth is inside of you, outside of you and also in front of you. You are truth and are always seeing truth but you could die without ever knowing the truth.

The Truth 2

The stars in the sky, the grass on the ground, the people in the world are also the truth.

What You See In Front Of You

If you do not know what you see in front of you, you try to see something far away. But it is harder to know what you see far away when you do not know what you see in front of you.

Wisdom

Something Better

Get something better if you can not get what you want.

Wisdom About Having

Benefiting from everything you have and everything you do not have including adversity is wisdom. Not knowing how to benefit from them is ignorance.

Wisdom About Life

Learning from your life is wisdom. Not knowing what to learn from your life is ignorance. Not being able to learn from your repeated life problems is foolishness.

Wisdom about Life 2

Learning from others' life is wisdom. Not knowing what to learn from others' life is ignorance.

Mice Wisdom and Human Wisdom

For mice, not eating poisonous food is wisdom. For humans, not having poisonous thoughts is wisdom.

A Leaf

A leaf of a tree tells you so much about yourself and the world when you see it.

A Leaf 2

If you are wise, you learn a lot from seeing a leaf of a tree. If you are ignorant, you learn nothing even from seeing a lot of leaves.

A Leaf 3

If you are wise, you learn much from your life. If you are ignorant, you learn nothing from your life. If you are foolish, you complain your life.

A Leaf 4

If you are wise, you learn much from your unhappiness. If you are ignorant, you learn nothing from your unhappiness. If you are foolish, you blame others for your unhappiness.

What To Do and What Not To Do

Do what you help you grow wise but do not do what you will regret.

Wisdom

Knowing what benefits you as what benefits you. Knowing what harms you as what harms you.

Foolishness

Believing what benefits you as what harms you. Believing what harms you as what benefits you.

Ignorance

Not knowing what benefit you and what harm you.

New Ways to See

A New Way to See

What you see is because of what you do not see. See what you do not see from what you see.

A New Way to See Yourself

Discover what you are not in yourself.

A New Way to See Others

Discover yourself in what you are not.

A New Way to See A Tree

Discover yourself from a tree that you see.

A New Way to See a Tree 2

Discover your mind from a tree that you see.

A New Way to See a Cup

Discover what are invisible in the cup but make the cup visible.

A New Way to See a Cup 2

Discover your mind that is seeing a cup.

A New Way to See a Cup 3

Discover a cup in your mind when seeing a cup.

A New Way to See A Cup 4

Discover the world from a cup that you see.

A New Way to See an Apple

Seeing an apple tells you much about yourself and the world. Discover yourself and the world from an apple that you see.

Yours

Yours can not exist without other’s blood and sweat.

Police and Thieves

Police work according to laws of a nation. Thieves work according to laws of nature.

Stealing

You can say stealing is wrong but you can not say stealing by thieves is wrong.

Why People Who Are Wrong Are Right

You are right. Others are also right in the same way you are right. So are people who you believe are wrong.

Seeing a Cup

Seeing a cup is discovering the world. Seeing a cup is discovering your mind.

Touching a Cup

Touching a cup is touching the world. Touching a cup is touching your mind.

Death is a Gain

If you learn from your death, your death is a gain instead of a loss in your life.

Death is a Gain 2

If you learn a big lesson from your death, your death is a big gain.

If you learn a small lesson from your death, your death is a small gain.

A Loss Becomes a Gain

A loss is a gain if you learn from the loss.

Until Awakening

You can keep what you believe until you awake.

Experiencing and Treasure

What you are experiencing is treasure.

What You See

What you see is because of what you do not see.

Life and Death

Life is possible because of death. Death is possible because of life.

The Creator

The one who creates your life. The one who creates your misery. The one who creates your happiness. The creator is you.

Silencing a Fire Alarm

Eliminating only symptoms of your life problems while leaving the cause is like silencing a sounding fire alarm and letting the fire continue to burn.

Treasure in Trash Bin

Words that you rejected and dumped in a trash bin when some people spoke to you because of disagreement or different viewpoints are treasure that can free you and empower you.

Thinking and Stopping

If thinking is essential, so is stopping thinking. If you don’t know how to stop thinking, you are like a running car without a brake.

Both Problems and Solutions

We are part of both problems and solutions, not either.

What You Like is not What You Like

What you believe you like is not what you really like.

Better Ways to Live

A New Way to Help Others

Solve your life problems by solving the cause of the problems within you and then share your solution with others, who may have same or similar problems.

A New Way to Believe

What you believe is because of what you do not know. Know what you do not know from what you believe.

What to Believe and What Not to Believe

Neither believe nor disbelieve what you do not know. But if you want to believe, believe what will grow you wise. If you don’t know what to believe, believe people who truly speak for you.

A Human Resource vs A Human

Two persons who do the same work and receive the same amount of money at the same restaurant have different motivations for their work. One makes meals for money but the other makes meals for people who will eat the meals. The former follows money but money follows the latter. The former is below money but the latter is above money. The former gets stress while the latter gets joy. The former works as a human resource while the latter works as a human.

Above Pleasure

Two persons who eat the same food have different motivations for eating. One eats for one’s pleasure but the other eats for the benefit of all. The former follows the pleasure but the pleasure follows the latter. The former is below the pleasure while the latter is above the pleasure.

Above Desire

The desire tells two persons to scratch their skin. One just follows what the desire told him to do while the other responds to the desire “thank you for telling me that but this is my body so I decide what I will do with my body” and then decides whether to scratch or not. The former’s action is automatic while the latter’s action is voluntary. The former is unaware of the desire and his action while the latter is aware of the desire and his action. When they encounter the desire more, the former is becoming a more obedient servant to the desire while the latter is becoming better at handling the desire. The former is used by the desire while the latter uses the desire. The former is below the desire while the latter is above the desire.

Above Desire 2

The former serves the desire but learns nothing from the desire while the latter learns much from the desire and grows. The former is used by the desire while the latter uses the desire. The former is below the desire while the latter is above the desire.

A New Way to Deal with Truth

Know truth instead of believing truth.

A New Relation With Money

Living above money instead of living below money.

A New Relation with Truth

Living above truth instead of living below truth.

A New Relation with Desire

Living above desire instead of living below it.

A New Way to Deal with Desire

Use desire well instead of fighting, serving or abandoning desire.

A New Relationship with Food

Gain nutrients for your mind and body from food instead of just for your body.

A New Way to Scratch

Scratch voluntarily instead of scratching involuntarily without awareness.

A New Way to Act

Act voluntarily instead of acting involuntarily without awareness.

A New Way to Think

Think voluntarily instead of thinking involuntarily without awareness.

A New Way to Live

Living as a human instead of living as a human resource.

A New Way to Live 2

Living above money, truth and pleasure instead of living below them, and you running your life instead of your life running you.

A New Way to Deal with Your Life Problems

Solving causes of your life problems instead of removing only the symptoms.

A New Way to Deal with Your Life Problems 2

Dealing with your life problems to help others later who have the same or similar problems.

A New Way to See People Who Are Wrong

Recognizing people who you believe are wrong are right.

A New Relation with Pleasure

Living above pleasure instead of living below it.

A New Relation With Religions

Living above religions instead of living below religions.

A New Relation With Religions 2

Using religions for humanity instead of serving religions.

A New Way to Go To Church

Going to church to benefit them instead of getting benefit from them.

A New Way to Speak

Speaking to benefit listeners instead of speaking to gain from listeners.

A New Way to Work

Working to learn and grow than earning money.

A New Way to Meditate

Meditate to give than gain.

A New Way to Marry

Marry for your partner.

A New Way to Divorce

Divorce for your spouse if you have to divorce.

A New Way to Deal with Pleasure

Learn from pleasure instead of chasing pleasure.

A New Way to Deal with Sadness

Use sadness well instead of struggling or trying to run away from it.

Dissatisfied Food

Two people who can not afford to dine at fine restaurants ate at a low cost restaurant and are not satisfied with the food. One of them complains about dissatisfied food and blames the restaurant. Since he can not afford to dine at a better restaurant, he continues to come back to the same restaurant for eating and blaming the restaurant. But the other person realizes that he has contributed to make the dissatisfied food and solves the cause of the problem within him. As a result he can eat better food at a better restaurant.

Life

Benefit

Benefit from everything you already have, including adversity. Also, benefit from everything you don’t have, including what you want but don’t have.

The Best and Better

What you are having is the best you can have at the moment.If you are grateful and use it well, you will have better things in the future.

Your Teacher

Let your life be your teacher.

Living As A Human Means

You live above money, pleasure, desire and truth. You run your life.

Living As A Human Resource Means

You live below money, pleasure, desire and truth. Your life runs you.

Human Happiness

Humans can be happy when living as a human, not a human resource.

Human Happiness 2

It is difficult for humans to be happy when living as a human resource.

A Better Life

When you learn from your life, your life gives you a better life. However when you do not learn, your life gives you another learning opportunity.

Ending Your Unhappiness

Running away from your unhappiness worsens your unhappiness. Knowing unhappiness of both yours and others lessens your unhappiness. Solving the cause of your unhappiness within you ends your unhappiness.

The Cause within You

A problem can not happen to you if you do not have a cause of the problem within you. A life problem also can not happen to you if you do not have a cause of the life problem within you. The sooner the better you solve the cause within you. Otherwise it will continue to create problems for you.

The Cause within You 2

Not solving the cause of your life problems within you means you are carrying the cause within you wherever you go or whatever you do whether you start a new life, marry, divorce or getting what you want. The unsolved cause within you will continue to create problems in your life despite your efforts to run away from your life problems.

The Cause within You 3

If your life does not improve no matter how hard or what you try, try solving the cause of your life problems within you.

The Cause within You 4

It is easier to solve the cause within you than in others.

Blaming No One

Blame no one including yourself. No one is the sole cause of your life problems.

Your Thoughts and People You Meet

Your thoughts create your actions. Your actions determine who you will meet in the future and what they will do to you. The person you meet now and what the person does to you are possible due to your past thoughts. Without the thoughts, you can not even meet the person.

What To Learn From One Who Is Doing Wrong

Know he is doing right. Know why what he is doing is right.

Bright Future out of Dark Times

Dark times exist for bright future. Use your dark times of adversity to create your bright future.

Money Following You

If you work for money, you are following money.

If you work for something more important than money, money is following you.

Three Great Teachers

Pain, the people you believe are wrong, and this world.

Living a New Day

You are living a new day. Knowing new things is natural.

However if you do not know something new, you should know why not.

Knowing Something New Everyday

When you live a new day, you should know something new.

Fruit of Your Actions

You are having fruit of your past actions.

Your current actions are seeds for your future fruit.

A Turkey Dinner

When a husband asked his wife to make a turkey dinner, his wife says no. A wise husband finds the cause of the rejection in his past action. An unwise husband is upset and blames his wife.

Results of Your Actions

What your loved ones and others say to you are results of your past actions.

The One Who Made You Angry

The person who made you angry with his offensive behavior started from your past actions.

The Two Ways to Deal with Rice Worms at Home

Remove the conditions that rice worms thrive. Catch rice worms daily.

Chasing Pleasure

You chase pleasure if you do not know anything better than pleasure.

Chasing Pleasure Gains Pain

Those who chase pleasure gain pain. Those who learn from pleasure gain joy.

Seek Pleasure Find Pain

Those who seek pleasure find pain.

Learning Life lessons

When we are not successful in learning life lessons, the universe provides us another learning opportunity.

The Key to Improving Your Life

Your speech comes from your mind.

Your actions come from your mind.

Your life is determined in your mind.

Your future is decided in your mind.

The key to improving your life is in your mind.

Why Following Money

When you can not make money follow you, you follow money.

Why Pain in Life Comes

Because you are heading towards pain in life.

A Useful Life Skill

Knowing the direction of your life whether heading to pain or the other direction.

You Are Being Stuck If

Your mind is operating automatically without your awareness or choice.

You know nothing new for days, weeks, or even years.

You believe you are right but wrong are others who you disagree or dislike.

You believe to know what you do not know.

You do not know of believing while believing.

The Teachings for Your Life

The teachings that ancient people needed came in the ancient time.

The teachings that you need for your life comes from the people you meet in your life.

If You Are Needed

If you are needed in your family, you are appreciated and protected in your family.

If you are needed in the society, you are appreciated and protected in the society.

If you are needed in the world, you are appreciated and protected in the world.

If You Are Not Needed

If you are not needed in your family, it is hard to get appreciation and respect in your family.

If you are not needed in the society, it is hard to get appreciation and respect in the society.

If you are not needed in the world, it is hard to get appreciation and respect in the world.

If you are needed by no one, you are on your own.

Teaching for Your Life

The speech of the people you met in your life are the teaching (scripture) for your life.

When Winning Is Losing

If you lose the opportunity to eliminate causes of your life problem due to winning, the winning is losing.

Who You Will Encounter in Your Life

Your mind determines your life direction. Your life direction determines who and what kind of people you will encounter in your life. Your life direction also determines who and what kind of people you will not encounter in your life.

Helpful and Harmful People in Your Life

A car can be helpful or harmful to you depending on how you use it.

Likewise, your family members, friends, co-wokers and other people you meet in your life can be helpful or harmful to you depending on how you deal with them.

Blaming the World

Blaming the world when the world does not work according to your expectations is like blaming weather when a weather forecast failed to predict it correctly.

Dreams

A wise one knows whether his dream or life goals when achieved will harm or benefit himself.

An unwise one believes his dream that will harm himself when achieved as a dream that benefits himself.

A wise one gains benefits by achieving his dreams.

An unwise one gains pain in life and wastes his life by achieving his dreams.

A Confined Person

He is limited to his thoughts and beliefs. His thoughts act against him. His thoughts keep him confined and powerless. Being deceived by his own thoughts. He believes to know but does not know he is believing while believing. Powerless choose to what to think and what not to think. His thoughts run automatically without his permission and awareness. As a result of automatic thoughts, his body also operates automatically without his permission and awareness. Lives as a human resource.

A Freed Person

Knows beyond his thoughts and beliefs. Sees what confined people can not see. Knows what confined people can not know. Lives as a human.

Confined People and Freed People

Confined people and freed people are neither good nor bad nor right nor wrong. They are doing their roles in this world. Freed people gained freedom because of the role of confined people.

Confined people exist for freed people.

Freed people exist for confined people.

They exist for each other.

Obstacles to the Freedom

An obstacle to the freedom is not knowing whether he is confined or not.

A bigger obstacle to the freedom is one’s belief that he is already freed while he is confined.

Receiving and Giving in Life

Your life improves when you give back more than you received in your life. Your life declines when you failed to pay back in your life.

What Helps

Giving water helps those who thirst. Showing the right life direction helps those who lost in their life.

Important Roles in Ancient Time

A role of some people is to eat a poisonous plant and become ill.

A role of some other people is to learn from the illness.

Important Roles in Modern Time

A role of some people is to have a poisonous thought and become ill.

A role of some other people is to learn from the illness.

Finding Faults

The more you find faults in yourself, happier you become.

The more you find faults only in others, less happy you become.

Finding Faults 2

A wise one finds faults in oneself while an unwise one finds faults only in others.

Finding Faults 3

Finding faults in yourself enlightens you. Finding faults only in others keeps you ignorant.

Contributing to the World

Chickens contribute to the world by making meat. Human resources contribute to the world by working and consuming. Humans contribute to the world by living a respected life.

Why pain comes to life

A wall does not bump into you. You bump into a wall.

Why pain comes to life 2

Living without knowing how the life works. Bumping into a wall of life. After bumping into a wall if you blame others, you are inviting more pain to your life.

The Meaning of Life

The meaning of life is something that you look for when you are not satisfied with your life.

The Meaning of Life 2

You just live your life if you are happy. You look for a meaning of life if you are unhappy.

It is better to look for the cause of your unhappiness within you rather than a meaning of life if you want to be happy.

The Meaning of Life 3

The meaning of life is an interpretation of life.

Each Moment

Each moment is an opportunity to live a better life.

Respect and Ill treatment

A person who acts like a beast or machine is hard to get respected. A beast or machine who acts like a noble being is hard to get ill treatment.

Upon Encountering Life-Pain

One who seeks the cause of the life-pain in one’s own actions is liberating oneself from the life-pain. One who blames others is inviting more pain to one’s life.

A Frequent Flooding

A person who does not know the cause of frequent flooding of his room has to clean up the flooding each time flooded. A person who takes care of the cause ends the flooding.

What You Are Given in Life

Your life makes progress if you learn from what you are given in life. Your life becomes stagnated if you can not learn from what you are given in life.

What You Are Given in Life 2

Your life gets better if you make good use of what you are given in life. Your life gets worse if you misuse of what you are given in life or trying to get what will not be given in your life.

What You Are Given in Life 3

Being grateful to what you are given in life is wisdom. Complaining about what you are given in life is unwisdom.

Why You Are Given What You Are Given

Something are given to you because they are needed in your life. If you use them well, you will have a better future.

What You Have and Not Have

If you look carefully, you will realize that there is nothing among what you have and not have in your life that you are not grateful for, including adversity.

What You Have and Not Have 2

Be grateful for what you have and not have.

What You Have and Not Have 3

Be grateful for having what you want and what you do not want. Be grateful for not having what you want and what you do not want.

What You Have and Not Have 4

Know why it is grateful to have what you have and grateful to not have what you do not have.

What You Have and Not Have 5

Know why you have what you have and why you do not have what you do not have.

Regretting

One who regrets his unwise actions becomes wise. One who never regrets his unwise actions remain unwise.

Your Life and Others' Death

You are alive because of death of others. If they did not die, you can not be alive.

Your Joy and Others' Suffering

Your joy is due to others' suffering. If they did not have suffering, you also do not have joy.

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

Staying hungry and foolish is the wisdom of human resources. Staying happy and wise is the wisdom of humans.

Doing the Same Work Over and Over

Doing the same work over and over for a long period of time means that your life is stagnated.

Revealing Your Flaws

Seeing flaws of others but not yours is revealing yours.

Revealing Your Faults

Getting angry at others' faults is revealing your faults.

Blaming Others

Blaming others is like blaming the weather when the forecast was wrong.

Blaming Others 2

Blaming others for your problems brings you more problems.

Blaming Others 3

Blaming others for your problems is not wrong but is foolish.

Blaming Others 4

Blaming others for your life problems is revealing your ignorance.

Blaming Others 5

Blaming others is blaming yourself.

Your Flaws

Something about you that the universe knows and people around you know but often you do not know is your flaws.

Your Faults

The more you know about your faults, the better.

The less you have faults, the better.

Becoming a Lesson for Others

If you can not learn from your life, your life becomes a lesson for others.

Delighting Your Enemy

Blaming others for your life problems delights your own worst enemy within you.

Adversity

Adversity is a gift for those who use it well.

Losing for Gaining What You Want

You may no longer want what you want if you know what you will lose for gaining what you want.

Making Others Care About You

If you care about others, others will also care about you.

Knowing Something New

You are living a new moment. You are taking new air. New things are happening. When new things are happening, knowing new things are natural. If you do not know something new, know you do not know.

When an Expectation is a Disappointment

Expect something that won’t happen.

When You Grow Up

You will no longer want many of the things that you want now. Things that you do now for your pleasure or gaining money, you will no longer do for your pleasure or gaining money. You will no longer believe to know what you do not know. You will no longer blind to your flaws. You will no longer create pain for your life. You will no longer blame anyone including yourself. You will no longer live a life of someone else. You will benefit the world and live a respected life.

Changing Others

If you want to change others, change yourself for others. Others will also change.

Changing Others 2

Changing others may temporarily make your life problems disappear but won’t solve your life problems.

Changing Others 3

Solve the cause of your life problems within you instead of trying to change others.

Basic Human Ability

Doing nothing is a basic human ability.

Basic Human Ability 2

To think or not think by one’s choice is a basic human ability.

Basic Human Ability 3

If you do not have the basic human ability, you can not live your own life even though you possess all the wealth and power in the world.

A Basic Human Knowledge and Skill

Knowing what your mind and body are doing is a basic human knowledge. Acquiring the knowledge is a basic human skill.

A Basic Human Knowledge and Skill 2

If you do not have the basic human skill, you can live as a human resource but it is difficult to live as a human.

Why You Suffer

You suffer because you do not know. You do not know because you believe to know.

What Is Loving Yourself

Not creating pain for your life. Being with yourself. Knowing yourself. Living your life instead of someone else’s. Living a respected life. Benefiting the world. Loving everyone including past, current and future generations.

What Is Not Loving Yourself

Creating pain for your life. Not being with yourself. Not knowing yourself. Living someone else’s life instead of yours. Living an unrespected life. Not benefiting the world.

The Cause of Suffering in Mice and Humans

A cause of suffering in mice who eat poison and die is not knowing poison as poison. A cause of suffering in humans who have a poisonous thought and suffer pain in their life is not knowing a poisonous thought as a poisonous thought.

The Cause of Suffering in Mice and Humans 2

A cause of suffering in mice who eat poison and expect to be happy is believing to know what they do not know. A cause of suffering in humans who have a poisonous thought and expect to be happy is believing to know what they do not know.

About Your Life

A life problem cannot happen to you if you do not have a cause of the life problem within you. Your life is more satisfactory when you live as a human than a human resource. You cannot exist without help of others.

What Improve Your Life

Making good use of what you are given in life. Solving the cause of your life problems within you. Living as a human rather than a human resource. Knowing what will improve and what will hinder your life. Helping what help you.

What Hinder Your Life

Misusing what you are given in life. Trying to get what you will not be given in life. Not solving the cause of your life problems within you. Living as a human resource rather than a human. Not knowing what will improve and what will hinder your life. Helping what hinder you.

Life and Ages

Learn life until your 40s. Live your own life in your 50s. Give back to the world in your 60s. Complete your life and get respected in your 70s.

Dying Well

Living your life well is dying well.

What Makes Your Life Worth Living

Your life itself makes your life worth living.

What Makes Your Life Worth Living 2

Your life is a temporary gift given to you for you and the world to have a better future as a result of blood and sweat of countless many. You do not know when you will ever get the gift again or if you ever will. Your life itself makes your life worth living.

How to Live a Worthwhile Life

Live a respected life.

Because of Not Knowing

We live the way we live now because we do not know. When we know, we do not live the way we live now.

A Commander and a Servant of Life

One who complains about life becomes a servant of life. One who learns from life becomes a commander of life.

Dealing with Sadness of Losing Your Loved One

If you focus on your interest, the death of your loved one is a big loss and very sad. Because you can no longer see and get pleasure from your loved one. However if you focus on the interest of your loved one, you will be thriving.

When Getting What You Want is Misery

Getting what you will much regret.

When Not Getting What You Want Is Fortune

When you are about to get something you will much regret. You get something much better than what you want because of not getting what you want.

Selfish Life

You can live your life with selfish motivation but can not live a selfish life.

Gifts for Your Life

You are daily receiving gifts that can make your life better.

Gifts for Your Life 2

It is very difficult to get benefits from gifts that you do not know you received.

Escaping a Chicken Cage

A chicken that lives for all is set free from the cage and protected.

Future

Knowing how to make a good future is better than knowing future.

Genuine

From the age of 50, your life should be genuine, not a replica.

Happiness and Unhappiness

Unhappiness brings you what you need to be happy. If you are unhappy, you already have ingredients for happiness.

A Difficult Life Problem

When you encounter a difficult life problem that you can not solve, it is better to solve the cause instead of dealing with the symptom.

Eliminating Stress

Eliminating stress without eliminating the cause is like silencing a fire alarm and letting the fire continue to burn.

Eliminating Loneliness

You can eliminate your loneliness by meeting people. But eliminating loneliness without eliminating the cause is like silencing a fire alarm and letting the fire continue to burn can make your life worse.

Complaining

What you complain about is disclosing your ignorance.

Complaining or Blaming

Complaining or blaming others means you are not benefiting from your life.

Complaining or Blaming 2

Complaining or blaming others means you are not learning from your life.

Gifts in Life

Some people receive health as a gift. Some people receive wealth or power as a gift. Some people receive a talent as a gift. Some people receive people as a gift. Some people receive a hindrance as a gift.

A Hope in Hopelessness

If you are faced with a difficult life problem that you cannot solve despite all your efforts, try something you have never tried before. Solve the cause within you.

Struggling with the Same Kind of Life Problems

If you are struggling with the same kind of life problems as before, this is a sign that you are not learning from your life.

Living for Others

You are living for others if you can not learn from your life. Your life do not benefit yourself but others who learn from your life.

Pain Brings Joy

Pain in your life brings you joy when you learn from the pain.

Better or Bitter

Your tomorrow will be better if you improve yourself today. Your tomorrow will be bitter if you blame others instead.

Helping People

To help animals, give them food. To help people, give them education to live wisely as humans.

If You Can Not Learn from Others' Mistakes

If you can not learn from others' mistakes and life problems, you are bound to learn from your own.

Getting a Lot of Blessings

It is good to receive a lot of blessings after doing actions that will bring such blessings. However if you receive a lot of blessings without doing the actions, you may be required to pay the price in the future. If you can’t pay the price when you are required, a lot of blessings you received can become misfortune.

Growing

Animals grow by eating food while humans grow by knowing truth and wisdom.

Getting Out of Unhappiness

No one can get you out of your unhappiness unless you stop doing what will bring you unhappiness.

Forgive No One

Blame no one and forgive no one. If you blame no one, you have no one to forgive.

The Key for Your Better Life

The key for your better life is not outside of you but within you.

A Fresh New Day

Now you have a fresh new day to make a better future.

Having Everything

You already have everything to make your life better.

Punishing Oneself for Foolishness

Acting in foolishness is punishing oneself.

What Is Up To You and What Is Not

What you do with your mind and body is up to you but the consequences of your actions you get are not up to you.

What You Want

You want something because you do not know anything better or don’t know how to get anything better.

Who Run Your Life

Others are running your life when you are not.

Your Misery and Your Actions

Your current misery is made by your past unwise actions. Your future misery is made by your present unwise actions.

Your Misery and Your Thoughts

Your current misery is made from your past unwise thoughts. Your future misery is made from your present unwise thoughts.

Something Better Than Getting What You Want

Get something better than what you want. Get the wisdom of not getting what you want that will make you regret.

Something Better than Getting What You Want 2

Knowing why you want what you want can be more valuable than getting it. Knowing why you don’t have what you want can be more valuable than getting it.

Benefiting and Hindering in Life

What you can not benefit from can hinder your life.

Mind

Human Mind

It is yours. It is shown when you do something. It is still shown when you do nothing. But you can not see it as if it does not exist when you do not live as a human. That is your mind.

Human Mind 2

You can see your mind when you live as a human, otherwise you cannot see it.

Knowing Your Mind

Knowing your mind does not much matter if you live as a human resource. But if you do not know your mind, it is hard to live as a human.

The Mirror of Your Mind

What you see is a mirror that reflects your mind.

So are what you experience and what you do.

The Mirror of Your Mind 2

What you see, what you experience and what you do not only reflect your mind but also you and the universe.

An Apple and the Mind

A falling apple is according to laws of nature. So is the mind that sees it.

Your Best Friend and Worst Enemy

If you don’t take care of your mind, your mind also doesn’t take care of you.

If you mistreat your mind, your mind also mistreats you.

However if you take care of your mind, your mind also takes care of you.

Your mind can become your best friend or worst enemy depending on how you treat your mind.

Desires

One who serves desires is a servant of desires. One who uses desires well is a master of desires.

Desires 2

An unwise person lives as a servant of desires. A wise person lives as a master of desires.

Desires 3

An unwise person fights or serves desire. A wise person learns from desire.

Desires 4

An unwise person crushes or obeys desire. A wise person just be with desire.

Desires 5

A wise person knows how to abandon desire. A wiser person knows how to use desire.

Desire 6

A person who does not know the true nature of desire serves desire. A person who knows the true nature of desire uses desire well.

Desire 7

An unwise person is used by desire. A wise person uses desire well.

Desire 8

One who is under desire a low level person. One who is above desire a high level person.

Believing and Knowing 2

Accepting words of others is believing.

Seeing, experiencing or cognizing is knowing.

Believing vs Knowing

Believing is not knowing.

Knowing is not believing.

Abandoned Mind

If you abandon your mind, your mind becomes like an abandoned house.

A Contradiction of Believing to Know

One who is believing to know does not know he is believing.

Why this is a cup

Because your mind sees it in that way.

Why is he good?

Because your mind sees it in that way.

Why is he bad?

Because your mind sees it in that way.

Why I am right but others are not?

Because your mind sees in that way.

What do a falling apple and a thinking mind have in common?

Both act according to the law of nature.

Urge

When you fight an urge, the urge becomes your enemy.

When you obey an urge, the urge becomes your master.

When you just be with an urge, the urge becomes harmless like passing wind.

Desire 2

When you abandon a desire, you gain temporary freedom from the desire.

When you know what the desire truly is, you gain the lasting freedom from the desire.

Fighting Desire

Fighting desire means you already lost to desire.

Fighting Desire 2

Wise ones win desire without fighting desire.

Unwise ones lose to desire by fighting desire.

The Darkest Place in the World

It is open but remains dark as if no rays of sunlight can reach. It is so near to you but you do not see. It is always with you but forgotten. That is your mind.

When You Neglect Your Mind

When you neglect your mind, it operates on its own without your awareness and your permission.

What Exists Inside a Thought

What exists inside a thought is not the real world but is a virtual world.

Thinking

It is not that you are thinking. The phenomenon called thinking is happening according to laws of nature.

A Powerless Owner

When you have no power to choose what thoughts to enter or not to enter to your mind, any thoughts can enter and stay in your mind without your permission. It is like when a house owner can not act as an owner but always stays in bed, anyone entering and staying in the house without the owner’s permission.

Self-Righteousness Trap

A person caught in self-righteousness trap believes that he is right but wrong are others who disagree.

Two Kinds of Things for Body

Something that harms you when you eat. Something that benefits you when you eat.

Two Kinds of Things for Mind

Something that harms you when you put it in your mind. Something that benefits you when you put it in your mind.

Mind and the World

What we put in our stomachs affects our bodies.

What we put in our minds affects our world.

Depending up what we put in our minds, it melts glaciers, burns mountains, brings storms, brings drought and makes living things ill.

Depending up what we put in our minds, it also heals the world.

Mind and Life-Pain

If you do not want to bring pain to your stomach, know what to eat what not to eat.

If you do not want to bring pain to your life, know what to put and what not to put in your mind.

Believing to know what you really want

If you believe to know what you really want, this tells that you do not know what you really want.

Believing That Getting What You Want Will Be Good For You

If you believe that getting what you want will be good for you, this tells that you do not know whether getting what you want will benefit you or harm you.

The Four Stages of Mental Development on Knowing

Just do not know.

Believe to know what you do not know.

Realize you do not know.

Know what you did not know.

The Three Stages of Mental Development on Righteousness

Believing oneself is right.

Believing oneself is right but others are not.

Realizing everyone is right.

The Two Stages of Mental Development on Faults

Being able to see faults in others.

Being able to see faults in oneself.

The Three Stages of Mental Development on Desire

Serving or fighting desire.

Abandoning desire.

Using desire.

When Your Mind Is Trapped

When your mind is trapped, know being trapped and the cause. Further know what will liberate your mind and what will prevent your mind from being trapped again in the future.

What Brings Misery

Not knowing brings a desire.

The desire brings an action.

The action brings misery.

Making Your Friend Your Enemy

Your expectation can make you angry and make your friend your enemy.

What Makes Your Enemies Your Friends

Solving the cause of the hostile relationship within you makes your enemies your friends.

Why Attractive

Something looks attractive to you because you see it from the angle that it looks attractive. If you see it from an opposite angle, it no longer looks attractive.

When You Are Angry

Anger or hatred turns a sane person insane, an intelligent person foolish and a kind person unkind.

What Anger Tells

If you are angry at or hating others, it tells that you see faults in others but not in you.

A Cause of Your Anger

A cause of your anger or hatred at others is seeing faults in others but not in yourself.

Your Anger and Your Actions

Your anger or hatred at others came from your past actions.

Your Anger and Your Actions 2

What others do to you that make you angry or hating came from your past actions.

What Will Liberate You from Anger

When you know something about you that the universe knows and people around you know but you do not know, it will free you from your anger at others.

Anger

Being angry at others is like blaming the weather when a weather forecast failed to predict it correctly.

What Anger or Hatred Brings

Anger takes away positive and brings negative.

Anger takes away goodwill and brings ill will.

Anger takes away contentment and brings regrets.

Anger takes away sanity and brings insanity.

Anger takes away good health and brings illness.

Anger and Regret

The more you act in anger or hatred, the more you will regret.

What Your Anger Feed On

Your anger and hatred grow by feeding on your ignorance.

What Makes You Angry

It is not what you know but what you do not know makes you angry or hateful.

Why You Are Angry

You are angry or hateful not because of what you know but because of what you do not know.

Anger the Problem Maker

Anger and hatred solve no problems but makes more.

Revealing Ignorance

Getting angry or hating is revealing your ignorance.

Three Steps to Knowing

Believing to know.

Realizing do not know.

Knowing.

For the Health of Your Mind

Be with and know your mind.

Have goodwill for all.

Thinking Better

Not thinking helps you think better.

Thinking Better 2

If you learn not to think, you can think better.

What You Want Is Not What You Want

What you believe you want is not what you really want but is what the desire wants.

Addicted to Thinking

Those who are addicted to constant thinking try to solve the problem of the addiction by thinking more.

Not Thinking 2

Learning not to think is as important as learning to think.

Better than Positive Thinking

Being unbiased instead of being biased to either side, positive or negative.

Wrongness

Before telling someone is wrong, see if your mind is right.

Stop Thinking

The ability to stop thinking is a vital skill. If you don’t have the ability, automatic thoughts will run or can ruin your life.

Being Stolen

Your money could be stolen if you do not safeguard your money. Your life could be stolen if you do not safeguard your mind.

Contradictory

One who does not know what is currently happening in his body and mind believes to know what happened a long time ago far away.

One who is believing to know something does not know that he is believing.

Believing to know what one does not know.

A Medicine

Unwise mind makes poison. Wise mind makes medicine.

Thinking and Not Thinking

If you learned how to think, you also need to learn how not to think.

An Incomplete Education

Teaching how to think without teaching how not to think is not a complete education.

Protecting Yourself from Your Anger

Knowing the cause of your anger within you protects you from your anger and its harmful consequences.

Discovering Your Mind First Time

When you discover your mind for the first time in your life, you will find something like an abandoned house.

Knowing Oneself

If you have never seen your mind, you understand yourself like a person who has never seen any color and shapes understands red.

Many Events that Your Thoughts Bring

When you think of something, many events are starting with that thought. The results are not visible now, but events are being made.

What Your Mind Can Do To Your Body

Your mind can make your body healthy or sick.

What Mind Can Do To the World

Mind can make the world healthy or sick.

Eat or Be Eaten

If you can not feed on your hatred to grow wise, your hatred will feed on you.

The True Enemy

Your true enemy is not outside of but within you. The true enemy in each of us is the true enemy of humanity.

What Your True Enemy Feeds On

Your true enemy grows by feeding on your ignorance.

Transforming Your True Enemy

If you feed your true enemy with wisdom instead of ignorance, your true enemy will become your trustworthy guardian.

Listening

Listening to only one side is confining. Listening to both sides is liberating.

World

Giving Back to the World

It is wise to help the world from which we cannot exist without help.

It is natural to give back to the world that gave us so much.

It is a joy to benefit the world that benefited us so much.

Adults

One who takes care of a family is an adult of the family.

One who takes care of a community is an adult of the community.

One who takes care of the world is an adult of the world.

Making a Scammer

A person can never be a scammer by himself no matter how much he wants to be without our help.

The Greater Teachings of Religions

The great teachings of religions are in the scriptures.

The greater teachings of religions are outside the scriptures.

A Beastly Human and a Humanly Beast

A human who acts like a beast is hard to get respected.

A beast who acts like a noble being is hard to get ill-treatment.

A Machine-like Human and A Humanly Machine

A human who acts like a machine is hard to get respected.

A machine who acts like a noble being is hard to get ill-treatment.

Mothers

A mother of family cares about family members.

A mother of society cares about society members.

A mother of the world cares about everyone.

Fathers

A father of family works for family members.

A father of society works for society members.

A father of the world works for everyone.

Seniors

A senior of family is respected by giving wisdom for the family.

A senior of community is respected by giving wisdom for the community.

A senior of the world is respected by giving wisdom for the world.

Debt

You can never be able to pay back what you received in this world.

Happiness Grows from Unhappiness

A bright pure flower grows from dark impure soil. Happiness grows from unhappiness. Wisdom grows from ignorance. A bright world grows from a dark world.

A Child as Head of a Family

Do not blame those who are ignorant.

They are like a child who had to become the head of a family.

They had to work instead of learning.

An Evil Man

There is no evil man. He just did the role according to the laws of nature.

Two Kinds of Chickens

A chicken that lives for herself becomes food.

A chicken that lives for all living beings is cherished and protected.

The Planet School

This planet is a school. You graduate the school when you finish your lessons.

Otherwise the lessons continue.

The world is your teacher

Everyone and everything in the world is your teacher when you know how to learn from them.

How to End Wars

Wars are continuing because there are still lessons for us to learn. When we complete the lessons, wars become no longer needed but are ended.

From a Virtual World to the Real World

When you just be, you arrive at the real world from a mind-made virtual world.

Complain, Blame and Thank

Ignorant ones complain. Unwise ones blame others. Wise ones thank.

Good and Evil

When you believe something is good or bad, it tells you who you are.

Making the World Care About You

If you care about the world, the world also cares about you.

A New Way to Approach God

By knowing god instead of by believing.

Giving Up Peace

To have hatred is to give up peace.

Giving Up

Wise ones give up hatred. Unwise ones give up peace.

What You Can Not Have Both

You can not have both hatred and peace but either.

What You Can Not Have Both 2

Happiness and continuing doing what will bring you unhappiness.

The Greatest Victory

The true greatest victory is a victory without losers but all win.

The Only Hope Is Us

We are the problem and also the solution.

Mental Level

Your Mental Level

Your motivation, actions, reactions, relation with others, desires, view points, beliefs, what you know, what you do not know, likes and dislikes including the source of your pleasure, the source of your joy, what you are proud of tell your mental level. Your mental level indicates degree of your mental growth.

Others and Your Mental Level

Your mental level is about the same as your friends or the people you associate with. Your mental level is about the same as your competitors or the people you have hostile relationship with. Your mental level is above the person who wants a recognition from you. Your mental level is below the person who you want a recognition from.

Others and Your Mental Level 2

Your mental level is above a person who believes only himself is right but not you whereas you know both you and the person are right. Your mental level is below a person who knows that both himself and you are right whereas you believe that only you are right but not him.

Growth and Ignorance

The more you grow, the more you know your ignorance.

Growth and Ignorance 2

The more you know, the more you realize your ignorance.

Growth and Ignorance 3

If you grow a little, you know your ignorance a little. If you grow a lot, you know your ignorance a lot. If you haven’t grown up yet, it is very difficult for you to know how ignorant you are.

Growth and Gratitude

The more you grow, the more grateful you become.

Growth and Gratitude 2

If you grow up a little, you are only grateful for getting what you want. If you grow a lot, you are grateful for everything including adversity in your life. If you haven’t grown yet, you take everything the world has given you for granted.

Growth and Giving

The more you grow, the more you want to give.

Desire and Mental Level

If you fight or serve desire, you are below desire. If you use desire well, you are above desire.

Truth and Mental Level

If you believe truth, you are below truth. If you know deeper or higher than truth, you are above truth.

Truth and Mental Level 2

If you are trapped in truth, you are below truth. If you are liberated from truth, you are above truth.

Truth and Mental Level 3

If you are used by truth, you are below truth. If you use truth well, you are above truth.

Truth and Mental Level 4

If you serve truth, you are below truth. If truth serves you, you are above truth.

Beliefs and Mental Level

If you are confined to beliefs, you are below beliefs.

If you are liberated from beliefs, you are above beliefs.

Beliefs and Mental Level 2

If you believe something, you are below the belief. If you know it instead of believing, you are above the belief.

Beliefs and Mental Level 3

If you are used by beliefs, you are below beliefs.

If you use beliefs well, you are above beliefs.

Money and Mental Level

If you work for money, you are below money. If you are above money, you work for something more important than money.

Money and Mental Level 2

If you follow money, you are below money. If you are above money, money you need follows you.

Money and Mental Level 3

If you work for money, you are below money. If you use money well, you are above money.

Anger and Mental Level

If you are angry, you are below anger. If you are above anger, you are free from anger.

Anger and Mental Level 2

If you are used by anger, you are below anger. If you use anger well, you are above anger.

Anger and Mental Level 3

If you do not learn from your anger, you are below anger. If you learn and grow wise from your anger, you are above anger.

A Religion and Mental Level

If you believe in a religion, you are below the religion.

If you are use a religion well, you are above the religion.

Mental Level and Speech

Your level is shown when you speak.

Your level is still shown when you do not speak.

The Best Gift

For some people, the best gift is food. For some people, the best gift is money. For some people, the best gift is words.

Escape

A wise one escapes from the prison of his mind. An unwise one escapes from reality.

Escape 2

A wise one escapes to reality. An unwise one escapes to the prison of his mind.

Knowing

One who knows is higher in level than one who does not know.

Knowing Scope

A low level person only knows what he was taught. A high level person knows beyond what he was taught.

Seeing Things as They Really Are

One who can see things as they really are is higher in level than one who can not see things as they really are.

Liberated from Truth versus Trapped in Truth

One who is liberated from truth is higher in mental level than one who is trapped in truth.

Breaking Truth versus Knowing Truth

One who breaks truth is higher in mental level than one who knows the truth.

Actual Knowing versus Believing

One who actually knows is higher in mental level than one who believes to know.

Not Knowing

A low level person believes what he does not know as what he knows.

A high level person knows what he does not know as what he does not know.

People Who Are Wrong

An unwise person believes that people who he believes are wrong are wrong. A wise person realizes that people who he believes are wrong are right.

Seeing a Pen

One who sees a pen and discovers himself from the pen is higher in level than one who sees nothing but a pen.

Wisdom, Force and Mental Level

One who uses wisdom is higher in level than one who uses force.

Knowing Breathing

One who knows he is breathing is higher in level than one who does not know he is breathing.

Knowing Breathing 2

The one who has a higher level than a person who knows he is breathing is a person who knows his mind which is watching his breath.

Knowing Breathing 3

The one who has a higher level than a person who knows his mind watching his breath is a person who knows what the breath truly is.

Blaming

One whose level is low blames others.

One whose level is high does not blame others.

True Motivation

One who knows his true motivation is higher in level than one who does not know his true motivation.

Thinking Outside The Box 2

One who can know beyond the limits of thinking is higher in level than who can think outside the box.

Inner Peace

A low level person’s mind is restless.

A high level person’s mind is peaceful.

Inner Peace 2

The one who has a higher level than a person whose mind is peaceful is a person who knows why his mind is peaceful.

Boredom

A low level person experiences boredom. A high level person experiences tranquility.

Seeing Things As They Are

One who can see things as they are is higher in level than one who can not see things as they are.

Expectations on Others

Wise people know others acted right when others do not act according to their expectations. But fools believe others acted wrong.

Expectations on Others 2

Wise people are happy to discover a flaw in their expectations when others do not act according to their expectations. Fools believe others must act according to their expectations otherwise they get angry at others.

Wants

One who is liberated from wants is higher in level than one who chases what one wants.

Pleasure

One who is liberated from pleasure is higher in level than one who seeks pleasure.

Knowing One’s Level

A low level person does not know his level. A high level person knows his level.

Not Knowing 2

A low level person does not know what he does not know. A high level person knows what he does not know.

When Things Are Not Going Well In Your Life

An unwise one blames others. A wise one finds cause in one’s actions.

Wisdom and Mental Level

A wise one is higher in level than unwise one.

Trapped and Freed

If you believe that people who you believe are wrong are wrong, you are trapped in your belief. If you realize that people who you believe are wrong are right, you are freed from the trap.

Knowing and Mental Level

One who knows is higher in level than one who believes to know. One who knows he is believing when believing is higher than one who does not know he is believing when believing. One who knows what benefits or harms him is higher in level than one who does not know what benefits or harms him. One who knows his true motivation is higher in level than one who does not know his true motivation.

Thinking and Mental Level

One can choose what to think and what not to think is higher in level than one who can not choose such things. One whose mind is not confined within the limits of thoughts is higher than one whose mind is confined within the limit.

Eating and Mental Level

One who eats for all is higher in mental level than one who eats only for oneself.

Pleasure and Your Mental Level

If you follow pleasure, you are below pleasure. If you are above pleasure, joy follows you.

Pleasure and Your Mental Level 2

If you are used by pleasure, you are below pleasure. If you use pleasure well, you are above pleasure.

Displeasure and Your Mental Level

If you run away from displeasure, you are below displeasure. If you are above displeasure, displeasure runs away from you.

Displeasure and Your Mental Level 2

If you are used by displeasure, you are below displeasure. If you use displeasure well, you are above displeasure.

Wisdom and Force

Wise ones use wisdom.

Unwise ones use force.

Meditation: Whose level is higher?

One who meditates for oneself.

One who meditates for fellow living beings.

Satisfying Hunger: Whose level is higher?

A chicken who eats to satisfy one’s hunger.

A human who eats to satisfy one’s hunger.

Eating Motivation: Whose level is higher?

One who eats to satisfy one’s hunger.

One who eats to benefit fellow living beings.

Thinking and Choice: Whose level is higher?

One who thinks with his choice.

One who thinks automatically without his choice.

Cup: Whose level is higher?

One who knows it is a cup.

One who knows why it is a cup.

Cup 2: Whose level is higher?

One who believes it is a cup.

One who knows what it truly is.

Knowing and Believing: Whose level is higher?

One who knows what it is.

One who believes what it is.

Liberated vs Confined: Whose level is higher?

One whose mind is liberated.

One whose mind is confined.

Knowing New: Whose level is higher?

One who knows something new when he lives a new day.

One who knows nothing new even though he lives a new day.

Truth: Whose level is higher?

One who knows truth.

One who breaks truth.

Why you should increase your level

The world has much changed.

A piece of mental now thinks and speaks.

If you can not increase your level to catch up with the world, you will be left behind.

A Question to Find One’s Own Level

Why am I eating?

The Limits of Knowing

You can know as much as your mental level.

When Mental Level Is Low

Mind and body are operating automatically without the owner’s awareness and/or permission.

Thinking automatically, eating and walking automatically.

Living new days but know nothing new.

Seeking pleasure.

Seeking to gain from others and the world.

But unsatisfied.

Believing oneself is right while wrong are others who disagree.

Doing actions that bring pain to his life without knowing it.

Your Mental Level and Experiences

You can gain much experience from your life or meditation. But you can know as much as your mental level. If you mental level is low, what you can know is limited.

Your Mental Level and Experiences

You can gain much experience from your life or meditation. But you can know as much as your mental level. If you mental level is low, what you can know is limited.

Growth and Helping Others

If you want to help others, you should first grow up. If you have not grown up yet, it is hard to help even yourself and even harder to help others.

Transforming Your Enemy

If you grow wise, the people who you considered not beneficial to you become beneficial to you. If you further grow wise, even your enemy becomes beneficial to you. However, if you are unwise, even beneficial people become not beneficial to you.

Two Kinds

Two Kinds of People: Money

One who is below money.

One who is above money.

Two Kinds of Substances

Substances that harm your body when you eat.

Substances that heal your body when you eat.

Two Kinds of Thoughts

Thoughts that harm you

Thoughts that heal you.

Two Kinds of Thoughts: World

Thoughts that harm the world.

Thoughts that heal the world.

Two kinds of money

Money that benefits you when you possess.

Money that harms you when you possess.

Two ways to have money

Follow money.

Let the money follow you.

Two Kinds of Eating

Eating for oneself.

Eating for all.

Two kinds of food

Food that was made for the well being of the people who will eat.

Food that was made for a profit.

Two Kinds of People: speaking

One who speaks for oneself.

One who speaks for fellow living beings.

Two Kinds of People: Eating

One who eats for oneself.

One who eats for fellow living beings.

Two kinds of people: looking

Those who look at what the finger is pointing at.

Those who look at the finger.

Two kinds of people: pleasure

One who follows pleasure.

One who joy follows.

Two kinds of people: going retreat

One who goes to a meditation retreat for oneself.

One who goes to a meditation retreat for all living beings.

Two Kinds of Teachers

Teaching for learners. Teaching for themselves.

Two Kinds of Teachings

Teaching that liberates the mind.

Teaching that confines the mind.

Two Kinds of Knowing

The knowing that can be defined by words or concepts.

The knowing that is beyond the boundary of words and concepts.

Two Kinds of Pleasure

A pleasure that leads you to pain.

A pleasure that leads you to joy.

Two Kinds of Pleasure 2

A pleasure that leads you to unwisdom.

A pleasure that leads you to wisdom.

Two Kinds of Pain

A pain that leads you to more pain.

A pain that leads you to end of pain.

Two Kinds of Pain 2

A pain that leads you to unwisdom. A pain that leads you to wisdom.

Two ways to deal with a problem

By the symptom and by the cause.

Two kinds of life directions

Heading to happiness.

Heading to unhappiness.

Two kinds of people: thinking

One who thinks endlessly.

One who is liberated from thinking.

Two ways to have pleasure

Seeking pleasure.

Let pleasure follow you.

Two Kinds of Scratching

Scratching that is done by choice with awareness.

Scratching that is driven by an urge without awareness and choice.

Two Kinds of Chewing

Chewing that is done by choice with awareness.

Chewing that is driven by an urge without awareness and choice.

Two Kinds of Thinking

Thinking that is done by choice with awareness. Thinking that is done by an urge without awareness and choice.

Two Kinds of Actions

An action that is done by choice with awareness. An action that is done by an urge without awareness and choice.

Two Kinds of Music

Music to escape from reality. Music to return to reality.

Two Kinds of Roles

The role of knowing. The role of not knowing.

Two Kinds of Cups

A cup that is made for profit. A cup that is made for the people who will use the cup.

Meditation

What You Need for Enlightenment

What you need for your enlightenment is right in front of you. If you’re searching elsewhere, it is because you do not know what’s in front of you.

Stone Age Meditation

Stone age meditation can remove mental chatter but can not remove causes of mental chatter.

Stone age meditation can remove symptoms of life problems but can not remove causes of life problems.

Camera Meditation

One who is focusing his mind on an object during meditation but does not know the true nature of the object is like a camera that is taking a photo but does not know what it is taking a photo of.

Kindergarten Meditation

Meditation that you do to feel good is kindergarten meditation.

Starting a Fire

For beginners, a focusing practice is like starting a fire with a magnifying glass.

Concentrate your mind on your breath like concentrating sunlight on a paper with a magnifying glass.

Meditation for Beginners

Doing the opposite of what you usually do is meditation. Not doing instead of doing. Being aware instead of unaware. Being your true self instead of someone else. Sitting upright instead of slouching.

The Signs of Progress in Your Meditation

Knowing something new from your meditation session. Knowing something new everyday in your daily living.

The Signs of Stagnation in Your Meditation

Knowing nothing new from your meditation sessions for days, weeks, or even years.

The Signs of Progress in Your Meditation 2

Your level is rising.

The Signs of Stagnation in Your Meditation 2

Your level is not rising

The Signs of Progress in Your Meditation 3

You no longer believe what you used to believe.

The Signs of Stagnation in Your Meditation 3

You continue to believe the same things as before.

The Highest Training

The highest training of all is meditation.

The highest meditation is living.

Meditation and School

Meditation is like going to school. You gain knowledge when you meditate. You gain conceptual knowledge in school. You gain non-conceptual knowledge in meditation. In school, you accept words from books and teachers. In meditation, you see for yourself.

Watching Your Breath for 10 Years

If you watched your breath for 10 years and learned little or nothing, it is like you went school for 10 years and learned little or nothing.

What you can do with meditation

With meditation, you can get rid of only the symptoms of your life problems or solve the causes of life problems. Most people meditate for the former.

Misuse of Meditation

An unwise use of meditation can harm you. If you meditates only to eliminate symptoms of your life problems without solving the cause, the cause remains and continues to create more problems in your life. It is like silencing a fire alarm and letting the fire continue to burn.

What Disturb Your Meditation

Your current experience that you can not benefit from can disturb your meditation.

Mental Chatter

Benefit from your mental chatter instead of be hindered by it.

Mental Chatter 2

Do not create causes for mental chatter if you do not want it.

Mental Chatter 3

Not creating mental chatter is better than creating and struggling to eliminate it.

Mental Chatter 4

Mental chatter is not something to get rid of but something to learn from.

Mental chatter is not something that hinders you but something that helps you.

Mental Chatter 5

Mental chatter helps you to advance your meditation and improve your life when you learn from it. It tells you who you are. It tells your past and future. It tells you the world you live in. It tells you why you have mental chatter and how to make the mental chatter retire. It tells your life problems and causes.

Useful Things Become Useless

A useful thing becomes useless when you do not know how to use it. So is adversity in life. So are the thoughts that come to you during meditation. So is everything else.

Distractions

When you call something a distraction in your meditation, not because it is a distraction but because you do not yet know how to benefit from it.

What Helps You More Than Trying to Stop Thinking

Knowing thinking, natural phenomena occurring in your mind.

Knowing the cause of the phenomena.

Knowing the desire to stop the thoughts.

Knowing the cause of your desire.

Two Ways of Dealing with Restless Mind

Suppress the symptom of the restlessness.

Solve causes of the restlessness.

Why Meditation Is Difficult

When you do it in a way that is difficult, it becomes difficult.

Basic Phenomena and Patterns Examples

Cool, warm, inflating, deflating, in-breath, out-breath, shallow breath, long breath, tension in the body, urge to move, restlessness, boredom, mind wandering, calmness, distraction, noise, and mind operating on its own without your permission.

Breath becoming long/deep on its own when you are aware of your breath. Body becoming relaxed when you are aware of your breath. Mind becoming calm and free when you are aware of your breath.

Two Things You Can Do with Meditation

Solve causes of your life problems.

Get rid of only the symptoms of your life problems.

What You Are Given in Meditation

Your meditation makes progress if you get what you are given in meditation. Your meditation becomes stagnated if you do not get what you are given in meditation. Your meditation becomes difficult if you ignore what you are given and you tried to get what you are not given instead.

A Good Meditation Posture

There is something that is not visible in a good meditation posture but is needed in a good meditation posture. That is your mind.

Power of Watching

Your breath changes when you watch your breath. Your body changes when you watch your body. So do your mind and life.

Repeating the same practice means

Repeating the same practice over and over a long period of time tells that your meditation practice is stuck.

Trying to Stop Thinking

Not inviting unwanted thoughts is better than trying to stop thinking.

Focusing on Your Breath

Focusing on your breath is a preparation for meditation. If you prepare for meditation but do not meditate, it is a waste.

Discovering a Cause in Meditation

When you see phenomena, you can find patterns. When you see patterns, you can discover a cause of the phenomena.

Viewing Angles

Your breath appears to be your breath because you see it from the angle that it appears to be your breath. If you see it from another angle, it appears to be something else. So are your body and everything else.

Viewing Angles 2

Right becomes wrong and wrong becomes right when you see it from the opposite angle.

Sitting

When you discover your sitting, you will realize sitting is something you did everyday but didn’t know much about. So are standing, walking, breathing, thinking and many other things that you do daily.

Actionless Action

Meditation is actionless action. Meditation brings changes to your body, your mind, your life and even people around you.

Disappointment with Meditation

If you expect to experience a wonderful thing in your meditation without creating such conditions, you will experience disappointment instead.

Foundation for Sitting

Danjeon and lower body are the foundation for sitting posture. A poor foundation makes a poor sitting posture. A proper sitting posture requires a proper foundation.

Turning Mental Chatter into Treasure

Address the cause of your mental chatter within you. When you address the cause, the mental chatter dissolves naturally. You can apply the same skill to your life problems to make them dissolved naturally.

Reflecting Breath

Your breath is reflecting you. Your breath is reflecting your past and future. Your breath is reflecting the world. Your breath is reflecting past and future of the world.

Reflecting Breath 2

So does your thoughts. So does your mind.

Shallow Breath

Shallow breath is not something to get rid of but is something you learn from. It is an indicator like meters in the dashboard of your car. It tells how your mind, body and how you are living your life. Your breath will become healthy when you learn from your shallow breath and live right.

What You Are Experiencing

If you don’t know what you are experiencing right now, you try to experience what you are not experiencing now. But it is harder to know from what you are not experiencing when you do not know what you are experiencing.

The Invisible Practice

Qigong meditation practice is invisible.

You can not see the practice.

What you see through your eyes is shadow of the practice.

Meditation and Life

Meditation can help or hinder your life, and vice versa.

New Direction

When to Change Your Life Direction

When your life does not improve no matter what you do.

When knowing you are heading a wrong direction.

A New Direction in Your Life

A new direction is revealed to you when your level is increased.

Giving a New Life

Rain gives a new life to dying trees in drought.

The new life direction gives a new life to those who lost in their life.

Others

Knowing Your Future

If you’d like to know your future or past, see yourself now.

Mice Wisdom and Human Wisdom 2

For mice, knowing poisonous food as poisonous food is wisdom. For humans, knowing a poisonous thought as a poisonous thought is wisdom.

Wisdom about Life Problems

Solving the cause of your life problems is wisdom. Eliminating only the symptom of your life problems while leaving the cause is unwisdom. Not knowing the cause is ignorance.

Wisdom about Unwanted Problems

Not doing what will create unwanted problems in your life is wisdom. Doing what will create unwanted problems in your life is foolishness. Not knowing what will create such problems is ignorance.

What Harm You

Eliminating only symptoms of your life problems while leaving the cause. Blaming others for your life problems. I-overdose (preoccupied with self-interest). Not knowing what harm you as what harm you. Not knowing your own ignorance. Helping what harm you. Not taking care of your mind and body.

What Benefit You

Solving the cause of your life problems within you. Knowing that others who you think are wrong are right. Benefiting the world. Knowing the contradiction when you believe to know what you do not know. Knowing what benefit you as what benefit you. Knowing your own ignorance. Helping what benefit you. Taking care of your mind and body.

Wisdom about Have

For an unwise one, getting everything he desires is wisdom. For a wise one, not getting what he will regret is wisdom.

Wisdom about Desire

For an unwise one, serving his desire is wisdom. For a wise one, using his desire well is wisdom.

Wisdom about Desire 2

Using desire well is wisdom. Fighting desire is unwisdom. Not knowing the wisdom is ignorance.

Wisdom about Speaking

For wise ones, speaking to benefit listeners is wisdom.

For unwise ones, speaking to gain from listeners is wisdom.

Deeper Wisdom

The cause of wisdom is deeper than the wisdom itself.

Higher Wisdom

Something that can break wisdom is higher than the wisdom.

Wisdom about Money and Truth

Unwise ones live below money and truth. Wise ones live above money and truth.

The Highest Wisdom

For some the highest wisdom is work little and get paid much. For some, the highest wisdom is buy low and sell high. For some, the highest wisdom is dominate others. For some, the highest wisdom is satisfying one’s desires. The highest wisdom reveals about you and your mental level.

Wisdom 2

Knowing knowing as knowing.

Knowing not knowing as not knowing.

Unwisdom 2

Believing not knowing as knowing.

Ignorance 2

Just not knowing.

Wisdom 3

Realizing that the person you believe is wrong is right.

Unwisdom 3

Believing that the person you believe is wrong is wrong.

Ignorance 3

Not knowing you are believing while believing.

Wisdom about Thinking

Knowing you are thinking while thinking is wisdom.

Not knowing thinking while thinking is ignorance.

Wisdom about Believing

Knowing you are believing while believing is wisdom.

Not knowing believing while believing is ignorance.

Wisdom about Believing 2

Knowing that you believe because you do not know is wisdom.

Believing to know what you do not know is unwisdom.

Not knowing the wisdom is ignorance.

Wisdom about Living Things

Cherishing and respecting living things is wisdom.

Harming and disrespecting living things is unwisdom.

Not knowing the wisdom is ignorance.

Wisdom about Eating and Learning

Learning from eating is wisdom.

Not being able to learn from eating is ignorance.

Wisdom about Eating

Eating to learn is wisdom.

Eating to escape is unwisdom.

Eating to fill stomach is ignorance.

Wisdom of Cooks

Making food for those who will eat is wisdom.

Making food for gaining money from those who will eat is unwisdom.

Not knowing the wisdom is ignorance.

Doing Nothing

For wise ones, doing nothing is wisdom.

For unwise ones, doing nothing is unwisdom.

Wisdom about Pleasure

For unwise ones, seeking pleasure is wisdom.

For wise ones, using pleasure is wisdom.

Wisdom about Religions

For unwise ones, serving a religion is wisdom.

For wise ones, using religions is wisdom.

Wisdom about Knowing Causes

Knowing a cause is wisdom.

Not knowing a cause is ignorance.

Knowing neither causes nor phenomena is unwisdom.

Wisdom about Anger

An unwise person is used by anger. A wise person uses anger well.

A Contradiction of Believing

One who is believing to know does not know he is believing.

What Prevents You from Knowing

Believing to know what you do not know prevents you from knowing.

Believing in God Means Not Knowing God

Believing in god that you do not know prevents you from knowing god.

Wisdom about Learning from Phenomena

Learning from phenomena is wisdom.

Not being able to learn from phenomena is unwisdom.

Not knowing what to learn from phenomena is ignorance.

Wisdom about Eating 2

Eating for all is wisdom.

Eating for oneself unwisdom.

Not knowing the wisdom is ignorance.

Regret

Not doing what you will regret is wisdom. Doing what you will regret is foolishness. Not knowing what will make you regret is ignorance.

Wisdom about Your Mind

Knowing your mind is wisdom.

Believing to know your mind is unwisdom.

Not knowing your mind is ignorance.

Wisdom about Relationship with Desire

Living as a master of desire is wisdom.

Believing that he is not living as a servant while living as a servant to desire is unwisdom.

Not knowing living as a servant while living as a servant to desire is ignorance.

Actions

The more you do wise actions, the better. The less you do regrettable actions, the better.

The Limit of Thinking 2

There are things that you can know by thinking and things that you can not know by thinking.

A Commander and a Servant of Pleasure

One who seeks pleasure becomes a servant of pleasure. One who learns from pleasure becomes a commander of pleasure.

Software and Hardware of a Cup

A cup is hardware while what helps the user to have a better life is software.

When Wanting is Misery

Wanting what you will never get.

Becoming a Desirable or Undesirable Person

If desire runs your life, you become an undesirable person.

If wisdom guides your life, you become a desirable person.

Eating and Knowing

Eating is knowing.

Eating and Knowing 2

If you can not know from eating, it is hard to know from elsewhere.

Eating and Knowing 3

What you can not know by thinking.

What you can not know by reading.

You know by eating food.

Eating and Speaking

One who eats for oneself speaks for oneself.

One who eats for all speaks for all.

Speaking and Respect

One who speaks for oneself receives respect from no one.

One who speaks for all receives respect from others.

Eating Learning

Eating is learning.

Learning is eating.

Eating and Desire

An unwise person serves desire by eating.

A wise person tames desire by eating.

Eating and Wisdom

An unwise person eats to satisfy his stomach.

A wise person realizes truth by eating.

Eating and Wisdom 2

A wise person eats for all while an unwise person eats for oneself.

Spreading

Wise ones spread wisdom.

Unwise ones spread complaints.

Breathing and Knowing

Knowing is like breathing for your mind.

If your body is not breathing, your body does not function properly.

Likewise, if your mind is not knowing, your mind does not function properly.

Stopping

Just like stopping is as essential as running for cars, stopping is also essential for humans.

Just like a running car that is not capable of stopping is heading for a crash, one who is not capable of stopping one’s racing mind is heading for pain in life.

Stopping 2

What powers running? Not knowing and discontentment.

What powers stopping? Knowing and contentment.

What benefit oneself and the world? Stopping.

It heals, empowers and liberates.

Pain in Life

A wall does not hit a blind man.

A blind man bumps into a wall.

Life does not hit us.

We bump into life.

Your Birthday

Your birthday is the day you thank your parents and the world.

When you came to this world empty handed, the world welcomed you and took care of you with love. The world has been providing you all your needs from the day one.

Your birthday is also the day you honor countless many lives that perished for your birth.

Harming Self

Harming what helps oneself. Helping what harms oneself. Eliminating only the symptoms of one’s life-pain while leaving the cause. I-overdose. Believing to know what one does not know.

A Wonderful Thing

If you expect a wonderful thing to happen in your life without creating such conditions, you will likely encounter something unexpected, disappointment.

Gratitude

If you are grateful for something, know what you are not grateful for.

Who is right? (2)

We are right.

Contradiction in Knowing: Two Guests

Two guests who are visiting someone’s home are arguing each other. One insists there is a chicken in the refrigerator of the home while the other insists there is no chicken. Both guests in reality do not know what is inside the refrigerator but believe to know.

Contradiction in Knowing: a friend

A man called his friend and left message for a help multiple times but did not get a returning call from his friend.

Soon he believes to know what he does not know that his friend does not want to help him.

A contradiction in knowing: event

After reading a book telling the earth is formed four billion years ago, one believes to know the event actually happened four billion years go. But in reality he does not know the event actually happened or not.

An awakening question: here

Why am I here?

The animals that spray toxins on their foods

The animals that spray/inject toxins on their foods and eat call themselves wise man, homo sapiens.

Why do not know

He does not know because he should not know.

Power of Believing

Nothing is more powerful than believing until you awake.

Two Ways to Deal with Desires

Being hostile to desires.

Being friendly to desires.

Two Ways to Deal with Desires 2

When a desire arises, either crush or obey it.

When a desire arises, just be with it.

Freeing from Desires

When a desire arises, just be with it.

When a desire arises, know why it came.

When a desire arises, know what it truly is.

My Body

“This is my body.” This is just a belief in the mind. You can not find any single element that you own in the body, which is supposedly yours.

My Thoughts

“This is my thought.” This is just a belief in the mind. There is no such thing as your thoughts. No thought is produced alone without others and the world.

A Blind Man’s Red

A blind man who has never seen any colors and shapes insists that red color is a sound.

Three Ways To See Things

Positive, negative and just as they are.

The Trapping Power of Believing

One who believes to know what he does not know does not try to know what he does not know. So he is trapped in ignorance.

The Liberating Power of Knowing

When you know that you are believing, you free yourself from the trap.

God’s Headache

A man fervently prays to God for apples to grow on a persimmon tree.

God’s Headache 2

A man fervently prays to God for his good health and drinks poison.

Why Useless

If something is useless not because it is useless but because you don’t know how to use it.

Book Inside and Outside

Information is inside the book.

The fact is outside the book.

The First Step Toward Knowing

Knowing what you do not know is your first step toward knowing.

One Who No One Can Help

One who believes poison is medicine ignores advice and drinks poison.

Pleasure and Pain

There is pain in pleasure. There is pleasure in pain.

An awakening question: why cup

Why is this a cup?

An awakening question: believing as a cup

Why do I believe this is a cup?

An awakening question: true nature of a cup

What truly is it?

Who is More Powerful?

One who can destroy anything except his delusions.

One who can destroy his delusions.

Life-Pain is

Life-pain is an awakening message from the universe.

An awakening question: my body

Is this body mine?

An awakening question: my thought

Is this thought mine?

Awakening question: why thinking

Why am I thinking?

Two kinds of people: getting old

One who becomes an old person.

One who becomes a senior.

Two kinds of cabbages

A cabbage that becomes tasty kimchi.

A cabbage that becomes rotten veggie.

Awakening question: chicken

Why do chickens become food?

Questions for living well: about the person you disagree or dislike

Why is the person right?

Why is the person doing right?

Why do I believe I am right while the person is not?

Reading reality

You need to know English to read an English book.

You need to know the language of nature to read the reality.

A Question from a Blind Person

Is red color like the sound of bird or the sound of frog?

When You Speak

When you say a word, you are speaking with countlessly many people and animals.

Thoughts and life-pain

If you do not want to bring pain to your tummy, know what to eat and what not to eat.

If you do not want to bring pain to your life, know what to think and what not to think.

Trapped and free

Those who think without seeing are trapped in a thought.

Those who see awake and free.

What Can Be Done for Those Who Died for Us

Make their life and death honorable.

Kimchi

It is not that you like kimchi. But you were raised in a way that you like kimchi.

When You Have No Power

You have no choice what to think and what not to think.

You have no choice when to think and when not to think.

Your mind is operating automatically without your permission.

You do not even know you are thinking while thinking.

When You Have Power

You have choice what to think and what not to think.

You have choice when to think and when not to think.

Your mind is not operating automatically without your permission.

You know you are thinking while thinking.

Why is it a pen?

Because your mind was programmed to see it as a pen.

Needs

You need this world but does this world need you?

Name, Reality, Concept and Nonconcept

‘pen’ is a name while the phenomenon that exists is reality.

The name is a concept while the reality is a nonconcept.

Two Kinds of Leaders

A leader who works for all.

A leader who works for his gain.

Two Kinds of Voters

Those who vote for all.

Those who vote for their gain.

Those who vote for their gain are easily used by a leader who works for his gain but those who vote for all are hard to be used by such leader.

A Prayer of Thanks

I did not know what you gave me was a gift of lessons for me to have a better life.

I mistakenly believed what you gave me was just pain in life. I learned nothing but complained and trashed the gift that you gave me.

I now thank you for the gift.

I’d like to learn from the gift.

Please help me to learn.

A Prayer of Thanks (a brief version)

I did not know what you gave me was a gift of life lessons for me to have a better life. I now thank you for the gift. I’d like to learn from the gift.

Conceptual and Nonconceptual Worlds

When you are thinking and thinking, you are trapped in the conceptual world and can not see the nonconceptual world. When you are not trapped in the conceptual world, you can see both conceptual and nonconceptual worlds.

3 Things that Love Can not Overcome

Ignorance, wars and poverty.

Here and Now

The present, past and future are here and now.