This Meditation Taught Me a Lot
I just studied, worked and made friends, and I didn’t know how to live my life. I had a lot of thoughts in my head, little action, and life was a mess. I was always in my own small mind world. In that small world of my own mind, sometimes I thought I was great, and on the other hand, I thought I was so nothing.
The stress my parents have given me since I was a child was just plain talk like “save money”, “save money”, and “study hard”, but in my subconscious mind, unknowingly my parents’ words used to be a huge stress.
This Meditation taught me a lot. I could realize that the thoughts I had were illusions I created by myself, while meeting people in my life and through the experiences I had with them. And I learnt that those illusions are actually not existing things in real.
There is a saying in Chinese proverb. “You must live in the present” means not to live in the past, or in the fantasy of the future that has not come.
My level of stress has been reduced a lot.
As a university student, since I have been practicing this meditation, I totally changed. This meditation has helped me a lot with my studies as well as improving my focus. My level of stress has been reduced a lot. The method is simple and easy for everyone to practice. Especially, this method really works for everybody. Just try it, and you will see the benefit.
The enlightenment is amazing.
The enlightenment is amazing. You yourself can truly understand and know where human go, why we live, and where we come from. To be 15 and know my true self is incredible. I am so grateful for this method because who wants to live in the false mind world, where only care about our false selves, not me.
I feel like big burden has been taken off from me.
I discarded my mind every day and it made me feel free day by day. The world seemed better and even people seemed nicer. I can’t describe this amazing feeling I had for the first time in my life. I feel like big burden has been taken off from me.
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
It starts with this message
It starts with this message – Just try it; Do it sincerely, simply, innocently. There are many things this meditation has helped me with – focus, clarity, concentration as well as reduce stress. However, these pale in comparison to the profound peace in knowing my true self. I promise you your life will never be the same
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!!