I am very happy.
“A commonality between a robot’s brain and a human mind is that it is healthier when it is erased and discarded.”
Brooks Automation, a first-ranking robot making company in the United States, is famous for producing precise and comprehensive robots. Choi Choon-bo(61) was a senior managing director and also worked as a research scientist to develop a robot’s brain. The robot software development team she managed became the world-best development team and known as ‘a small United Nations.’ Starting to study engineering at 40 years of age, she entered Brooks Automation to rise to the position of senior managing director as an Asian woman in 4 years. She received salary that was equal to highest income earners (upper 5%) in America; and was recognized for her superb performances. She started subtraction meditation when she was searching for answers to unsolvable fundamental questions of life.
“There will be less days to live than days I had lived.” In 2002, at 50 years of age, I thought this all of sudden. I thought that I should live a life of service following God’s will with the life I had left. I wanted to start, but I did not know where to begin. Most of all, my mind was not ready to start at all. I should humble myself to serve others, but I wasn’t ready. I read good books and sought out good lectures, but it didn’t work.
After 7 years of searching, I read a book about this meditation. “Emptying the mind” left impression on my mind and in July of 2010, I took a break from work to go to the meditatio main center in Korean.
I always thought I had lived a good life. It was tough when I had gotten divorced with two marriages, but since finding my path with engineering at forty years old, things were relatively easy.
At forty, I majored in engineering at University of Massachusetts and graduated in 3 years to work as an entry employee at Brooks Automation at forty-three. I worked day and night because my research work with robot was so much fun. It was a rare event for this company to promote an entry-level employee to a managing director in 4 years.
But all things in my life were about endorsing me and I was working hard only for me; as soon as I knew this, I was ashamed. I prayed, please let me throw away this ‘self-conceit,’ as I meditated. Superiority, inferiority, worries about aging…. as I threw those minds away, at one point, my mind was so much at ease. Ah, this is freedom and happiness…. and I was enlightened to my original self. Ah, I did not exist originally, the Universe is me. In that original place, there were no pain, no worries, no superiority, no inferiority… I was so thankful that I could live as one with the original self.
◀◀ As a robot receives command through its brain and nerve connections, in a human being, it is similar. Choon-bo Choi drew simple pictures of its structures to illustrate. If the robot continues to accumulate its memory within its controller, it stops working due to overload and for the human being it is the same.
◀ Choon-bo Choi in front of an automated system at work 17 years ago. It was a photo from her company’s newletter.
After I returned to America, I continued my meditation. Meditating diligently, my health was better. I stopped taking my stomach medication I was taking for last 15 years and paralysis of my left side of body was gone. Maybe this was because I was a scientist. I was happy but was wondering about connection between body and mind, how the body gets better when throwing out the mind; I also got to understand this while I was meditating.
A ‘memory leak’ is the most severe bug a robot can have. Simply explained, a robot must clean a ‘random access memory’ of a previous job in order to do next job well; but with the memory leak, it cannot erase them all and leaves a bit at a time. Then later on, the robot’s brain gets filled and it stops working. In order to reset robots, the companies such as Brooks will lose millions of dollars; and many companies invest incredible amount of money to fix such memory leak. At my company, through a meticulous research, we completely fixed this bug. So our robots are the world-best.
And human beings are also similar. Without throwing out the mind and continuing to accumulate, the brain cannot function properly. Within the human brain, there are billions of brain cells and each has an axon and dendrites; each dendrite receives information from axons through synapses. Alzheimer’s patients are shown to have garbled dendrites upon brain analyses. Synapses are all disconnected from dendrites and axons, so there is no communication of any commands.
If the memory leak is the greatest bug in the robot, the human being’s greatest bug is ‘taking and accumulating of one’s own mind-pictures.’ Since birth, through eyes, nose, ears, mouth and body, we live taking self-centered pictures and as it fills out, the bug happens in our body and mind. But when those pictures are taken out, one returns to the original self, and can live healthy according to God’s programming and the nature’s flow.
Once I understood the logic, I felt this meditation’s method was really great. Since the history of mankind, this is the first place where such mind-subtraction method was clearly and explicitly taught. The most joyful was that through this meditation, I met the real God. I found that I had my own images about even God in my mind; it was the way I wanted to visualize God. But only when I threw away all of my ideas and habits, I was able to meet God. In Bible, there is a saying ‘one who sees God, dies’; I was so happy when I was enlightened to its meaning – it means once I throw away the ‘self,’ then I am reborn as a God’s child.
I am very happy. It does not compare to any other joy or happiness I had felt before. Now I am ready to serve others. Because we are one, I do not have to be ‘humble’; naturally I can live knowing how precious others are. I was so excited after I quit my job. Now I can live in a new world beyond my life as a woman, and a scientist. I am delighted when I could see clearly how to live and for what (laugh). I want to live helping others find out and practice this method, scientists and other people. I want to live sharing love; watching someone get brighter and more at ease.
Source: Meditation Life Monthly Magazine
I Immediately Knew I Had Struck Gold!
I had previously read that the reason for why we humans suffer is because of our mind. It did make sense to me but nobody had any method to discard the mind.
When I found a pamphlet describing this meditation which has the method to get rid of the mind, I immediately knew I had struck gold!
During the meditation process, I realized that the method is not simply for solving problems of anxiety, resentment, depression, etc. but that there is a far more superior goal – to reach Truth, to become one with the Truth.
I have just finished the whole meditation program and am preparing for completion education, where one becomes complete. I’m really looking forward to it.
I feel truly blessed! I am very grateful to the founder of the method, Woo Myung, and to the whole organization. In the main center in Korea, they have interpreters for all lectures, just for us non-Koreans. And another fantastic thing is all the local centers scattered around the world.
Hopefully, everyone in the world will meet this method so that they subtract their minds which make them suffer.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
For the first time, I feel that I really have a purpose. I have a true goal and real purpose in life. And that’s a big thing for me.
Without this meditation I would have never been able to reflect back on myself and my life. That’s for sure. Maybe I could have been able to cover up my pain or something with some other method, I don’t know. But I would have never been able to look back on myself and see how I have acted and what my role and my part were in everything. I would still have blamed the world and blamed everybody else and kept that mindset that it was everybody else’s fault and not mine. I’ve come to realize that it’s also a big piece of pride that I’m carrying around. For me it was always very important how I appear to others and I didn’t want to show myself weak, or didn’t want to open up to other people. So I closed myself.
I was always comparing myself with others. If that other somehow had achieved something more than me, I didn’t like that person. If that person had done less than me, then I could be ‘humble’. Then I could be a nice person and take care of that person. Then I thought I was great because I was so nice to that weak person. So that was my life. Always measuring, always trying to come across as the best somehow. If there was no competition, I could be nice.
It might sound strange maybe, at least from the culture I come from where we’re supposed to love ourselves and try to be better all the time. Because that’s something I really tried to do, to love myself, to tell myself I was great. This meditation method is a bit of opposite of that. You realize that you are not great. And that’s actually a big relief. It’s really a big relief. Because it’s a big burden, walking around thinking you are great, and thinking that you have to be great all the time. Now that I am freeing myself from that ego and pride, the world around me has become nicer; it treats me more gently nowadays. Yeah, it’s funny. Before, the world was my enemy. It is not anymore.
I am changing everyday with subtraction method!
After practicing this meditation my life seems so clear and has more meaning. I appreciate now that I was meant to have been a mother and I have a place. I feel gratitude for what I have without wanting more. Relationships with friends have been amended and are more fruitful than ever. I feel more compassion for anyone from strangers right up to those closest to me.
My stress and anxiety is reduced dramatically, even the children and the dogs are less stressed. In the past I always followed my mind. Since following the method and discarding the pictures in my mind I feel I am finding the true me and my fears and insecurities are washed away. Even from the first few levels of this meditation I feel the change in me and I am still changing day by day.
Through all this I can say that this mediation has overcome all that I was and without the method I don’t know what I would have done. I am so grateful to the founder, for the method, everyone at the local centre and all the helpers for saving my life.
I threw away many negative attitudes I had lived with for years.
I found that I was able to release a lot of anger, shame and fear in my life. I found intense feelings of abandonment within my mind that I never knew existed before and it was finally released. I threw away many negative attitudes I had lived with for years. During my life, I didn’t know that I had them, but once I found it through meditation, I was able to discard. Those negativities are completely gone. Now I feel more peaceful, hopeful and happy.
Understanding the world was important to me. Consequently, I lived in my head a lot. I was always thinking, evaluating and criticizing. Since my mind was always busy, I never felt I could rest. I still have many curiosities in this world, but now there is less chatter in my head after doing this meditation. I feel like there’s more room in my head; it is clearer, calmer and I have become less judgmental. There were always people at work and in my community that really annoyed me but now they don’t bother me anymore. I can see our differences so I don’t have the negative feelings towards them, nor do I have those negative feelings in my body. The pain and psychological wounds from the past are just not there anymore. My relationships are much better, especially with my children and the closest people. I can even look back my childhood and understand it from a much larger point of view instead of my own self-centered point of view. I no longer feel the pain from those old conflicts.
I am so happy to have found this meditation method. I find it more effective, more economical and deeper than any other therapy. It is a self-paced method and has brought me an inner calmness, compassion, and clarity. Moreover it is really simple yet works. It also differs from other meditations in that it actually has an end. I look forward to the day when I have successfully released all the clutter in my mind and I can experience the world as it truly is.
Joy of human completion
Throughout the process of the guided method my life began to transform as my burdens began to melt away. Relationships improved as I no longer had my self-centered judgements of others. I began to realize that happiness comes from within and can only be realized through the meditation method of letting go of the “self” we ourselves created and finding the true self.
Step by step your life will change as your mind changes to the infinite universe mind through the method of subtraction. Since achieving human completion, I now know what it means and why it is the most important thing in the world for each and every person. The meaning and purpose of why we are here is to become complete. To be complete is to have eternal life. It is very stressful going through life without knowing answers to the basic questions of human existence: why am I here? where am I going? what is my meaning and purpose? Now that I am complete I know all the answers which have given me such a great inner peace.
Being complete has also allowed me to know the principles of the world, as well as knowing the meaning of the scriptures. This is also proof of the transformation to the universe mind which is the mind of wisdom. So not knowing what Human Completion is, I took a leap of faith and found out that it was beyond anything I could have imagined. Even better than the heaven that I dreamt of. Human Completion is to live completely transformed from pain to joy; from living confined to repetitive thoughts, behaviors, and reactions to living with ultimate freedom; from living with ignorance – not knowing the principles of the world to living with wisdom; from living self-centered to living without greed and now doing for others is joyful; to live with constant peace and happiness is the best way to live well. I am truly grateful for this era of Human Completion and it is my hope that everyone will become complete soon.
I am eternally happy regardless of conditions
I always wished that everyone around me and I were always happy. However, it seemed like happiness was conditional. To fulfill my yearnings for happiness, I participated in sports, music, various social events, volunteering activities, etc. I enjoyed those moments when I kept myself busy, but soon I felt a void within. It seemed like my life was filled with cycles of ups and downs. I questioned the impermanence of life and always feared losing my loved ones. Also I tried to perfect my character by reading self-help books and quotations, but I couldn’t find anything practical that gave me long-lasting happiness.
After my very first session, I felt like the weight of the world had been lifted off of my shoulders. I instantly knew this was the answer. I began to meditate diligently. I was able to discard all of the clutter in my mind, through the simple, precise and logical meditation methods.
Each baggage I discarded raised my level of happiness. After completion of the meditation, I am eternally happy regardless of conditions. I am now able to appreciate my life and everyone around me. I am truly thankful to this meditation, and with the greatest sincerity, I invite you to try it for yourself.
I know I am on my way back home
As soon as I started the practice, and began to throw away the mental pictures of ideas, the concepts about me, the world, my life, and my relationships, I felt as if I am taking a huge burden off from my shoulder. The void that was created by deleting my imaginary world is filled up now with natural clarity. Everything in my life has been positively affected by this meditation. My family relationships, my work, the relationship I have with others, and most importantly, the relationship with me.
I learned to accept others and life events as they are, without analyzing, judging or classifying. The people that I interact with are dealing with me with much more ease now; because there is no need to prove anything to me and I am not trying to prove anything to them.
This meditation allows me to create a “space” between me and the things that are happening to me, and in that space I have the opportunity to decide how to react on whatever that is happening. My life now has meaning, hope, and goals. I know I am on my way back Home. I cordially recommend and invite all of you who are now reading these words to call the nearest center and start practicing it immediately. This meditation changed and saved my life and it will do the very same for yours.
The difference in my life … can be described with one word: Gratitude.
I don’t have any dramatic life story to tell. From the outside, my life looks quite ordinary. I grew up in a safe environment in a suburb in the outskirts of Stockholm. I had friends, a Nintendo video game and everything a kid could wish for. My family was not religious and relatively open-minded, so I was free to make my own life decisions. I graduated from university and got a job at an IT company and thought I would be happy but, in my mind, I was never truly happy. Every time I achieved something that I wanted, I just wanted something else, something more. I was constantly stuck in my thoughts with my wandering mind. I was always wondering, stuck in my own thoughts, asking myself why I had so many thoughts in my head. I tried so many different things to find an answer but everything I tried only gave me a temporary release.
Though very quickly I realized by doing this meditation that this thinking was about myself and the reason that I think so much and why I was so stressed was because I was caring only about myself. For me, I used to carry things that were unnecessary. I knew that ruminations were unnecessary and bad for me but I didn’t want to nor know how to let go. However, through this meditation method I learnt how to truly let go of the worries and thoughts and to me that is true relief.
Now, there is a huge difference between the me before and the me now. Before, I needed so many things in life to be happy. I needed my hobby and I needed to have certain people in my life. I thought I needed a lot of things. Now I have no worries about the future so with this mind I can just live and the universe will take care of things for me. Now I have also learned that when I sincerely care about others more than myself my stress fades away and I now know how to truly contribute to the world. The difference between my life before and after the meditation can be described with one word: Gratitude.
I feel so much gratitude for this meditation, for being able to let go, and for being able to confirm with my mind that I am fundamentally one with everything around me.