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Heaven, Man, and Earth

Heaven, man, and earth are one;
they do not exist separately from one another.
Heaven, man, and earth are one,
but people do not know this and are thus lost.
People live in their delusions because
they have been born in to this world as human beings
and consequently they think they exist.

People live in this world with their clever minds
assessing things for themselves
and living only for themselves.
But because such a way of living is not of nature's flow,
they experience nothing but hardships.
Everyone comes to this world together,
but while some live well, others are not so fortunate.
Thus their complaints and heartaches are endless,
which is why out of Heaven, man, and earth,
man is trouble.

World of Great Love
Journey to human completion

Enlightenment

Though one may live in the world sighing,
though one may live in the world laughing,
they are all futile dreams.
Time passes,
making everything into a dream
and scattering all existent images into pieces.
Having lived attached to those images is one's error.

Let us go seek out Truth.
Where could it be?
It is not up in the sky;
Truth is the place where I have come from
and it is where I will return.
But people do not know Truth and thus are lost.

I see that Truth is the existence
that is within the emptiness,
and though it may be invisible,
in it there is material existence.
Truth is the eternal and never-changing self,
which everyone must know
so that we may be together forever.

Enlightenment

Though one may live in the world sighing,
though one may live in the world laughing,
they are all futile dreams.
Time passes,
making everything into a dream
and scattering all existent images into pieces.
Having lived attached to those images is one's error.

Let us go seek out Truth.
Where could it be?
It is not up in the sky;
Truth is the place where I have come from
and it is where I will return.
But people do not know Truth and thus are lost.

I see that Truth is the existence
that is within the emptiness,
and though it may be invisible,
in it there is material existence.
Truth is the eternal and never-changing self,
which everyone must know
so that we may be together forever.

As Naked As The Day You Came

Where have you come from
and where will you go?
Do you have sadness?
Do you have kleshas?
If so what?
Are they kleshas of knowledge?
Are they kleshas of meetings and farewells?
Are they kleshas of death?
Are they kleshas of birth, sickness, and old age?

Whatever sadness or worries you may have
they are all your meaningless delusions,
which have been born of your impure discernment.
Thus if you were to abandon all of your attachments
you would be free from your sadness.

In society today,
a person's worth is determined by
his state of wealth and rank,
and people believe that such things enrich their beings
which are nothing more than empty shells.
But man is an existence that departs
as naked as the day he arrived.
Do you not go alone just as you have come along?
Once you find yourself,
you will come to know that
you have come from nowhere and will go nowhere;
once you truly realize that
you are bound to your sadness, kleshas, and delusions
and are thus not really alive,
you will become Buddha.
Kleshas, along with all the delusions you see,
are meaningless.
Once you become enightened
you will understand this logic.

Picture world
Climbing over Ariang Mountain (defeating one's self)

Abandon

It is with great earnest that I say to you,
abandon your attachments;
abandon your discernment;
abandon what you know;
abandon your pride;
abandon anything and everything in your subconscious
that moves you;
completely remove the fundamental roots
of all of your thoughts.

You will not die if you abandon them.
You will not lose if you abandon them.
You will gain something greater.
If you do not abandon them
you will never reach enlightenment,
nor find your self that is at peace.
You will be Buddha if you reach enlightenment,
so why is it that you do not abandon them?
You lived creating enough kleshas in your mind,
those futile delusions.
What good have they done you?
Why are you unable to let go of them
when they provide no aid or benefit?
Let them go immediately.
Do you intend to continue fighting your kleshas?

Be simple and innocent.
Be like a child.
Be a person that knows nothing.
Abandon your curiosity.
Do not be cunning.
Abandon wealth and prosperity.
Such things are what sicken you;
they are your worst enemies.

There are steps that must be taken for all things.
Thus if you wish to reach enlightenment,
you must take action
by abandoning the things you have,
for unless you do, you will never reach it.
If you still do not wish to let go of them,
let us consider
the countless people who have departed before you:
Are the heroes of the times or the eternal saints still
alive now?
Is there anything that is indeed eternal?
They are all futile dreams of the past.
So truly let go of all that is yours -
those pointless things -
right now.
Once you do, you will find your eternal self,
which is a priceless treasure you must indeed find
while you are alive as a human being.
This is something that cannot be done
unless you are a human being,
and opportunities do not come often.
If you do not let go now
you will lose this chance for all eternity.
Time will not wait for you:
Who will you blame when you are without
enlightenment?

Abandon

It is with great earnest that I say to you,
abandon your attachments;
abandon your discernment;
abandon what you know;
abandon your pride;
abandon anything and everything in your subconscious
that moves you;
completely remove the fundamental roots
of all of your thoughts.

You will not die if you abandon them.
You will not lose if you abandon them.
You will gain something greater.
If you do not abandon them
you will never reach enlightenment,
nor find your self that is at peace.
You will be Buddha if you reach enlightenment,
so why is it that you do not abandon them?
You lived creating enough kleshas in your mind,
those futile delusions.
What good have they done you?
Why are you unable to let go of them
when they provide no aid or benefit?
Let them go immediately.
Do you intend to continue fighting your kleshas?

Be simple and innocent.
Be like a child.
Be a person that knows nothing.
Abandon your curiosity.
Do not be cunning.
Abandon wealth and prosperity.
Such things are what sicken you;
they are your worst enemies.

There are steps that must be taken for all things.
Thus if you wish to reach enlightenment,
you must take action
by abandoning the things you have,
for unless you do, you will never reach it.
If you still do not wish to let go of them,
let us consider
the countless people who have departed before you:
Are the heroes of the times or the eternal saints still
alive now?
Is there anything that is indeed eternal?
They are all futile dreams of the past.
So truly let go of all that is yours -
those pointless things -
right now.
Once you do, you will find your eternal self,
which is a priceless treasure you must indeed find
while you are alive as a human being.
This is something that cannot be done
unless you are a human being,
and opportunities do not come often.
If you do not let go now
you will lose this chance for all eternity.
Time will not wait for you:
Who will you blame when you are without
enlightenment?