“A constant riddle in my mind was the fact that we had to die after living this way – as well as where we come from, why we live and where we go after we die. I also pondered why we all come into the world but only some people become saints, while others such as myself are just ordinary people.”
– From Stop Living In This World, Go To The Everlasting World Of Happiness, Live There Forever
Teacher of Truth
The answers to these questions only came to Woo Myung after he achieved Truth. He then realized that anyone can become Truth if they discarded their selves, and he began to ponder on the best method possible to teach others to also become Truth. “In order to teach people, there needed to be a method. I studied this question from the perspective of ordinary people.” He no longer needed to cleanse his own mind, but he studied even harder, eventually resulting in seven levels of meditation methods. To this day he continues to study, write, and give speeches on these questions.
Woo Myung is known for being a spiritual leader who works harder and endeavors more than the students who come to learn from him. Perhaps this is because he knows better than anyone the reason people are born and given precious life, and why we must not fail to become Truth. For him, the moment when all people in the world become Truth cannot come soon enough and he makes full use of each moment of every day to this end.
He once said, “It is not my purpose to make disciples. I am here to make masters.” He was referring to the fact that anyone can become Truth when they meditate according to the meditation method and his teachings. Ensuing results of the meditation have shown the universality and accuracy of the method. It also carries the meaning that those who have become Truth can become masters who can guide others to Truth.
Solving Mankind’s Perpetual Riddle
When Woo Myung taught the first group of meditation students in November 1996, there were 10 students. A week later, nine of them were enlightened about the place of the mind, and the meditation process they went through became the Level 1 method. A month later in January of 1997, 50 people came to him to meditate. What began as a monthly, week-long course soon became twice a month; and as more and more students came, having heard the news that one’s minds could really be discarded and become enlightened, it began to run every week.
In February of 1997, only three months after the gathering of the first group of students, this meditation program was given a proper name, ‘Ma-Eum Su-Ryun’ and meditation facilities were acquired at Gaya Mountain. Then, in 2001, a permanent location at the foot of Gyeryong Mountain near Nonsan, South Korea, was built. By 2012, over 400,000 people around the world had participated in the various meditation programs and thousands of the students began to achieve human completion.
Woo Myung’s way of teaching is detailed and exact. Along with the fact that the students experience enlightenments in each step of the meditation, Woo Myung’s teachings and methods give the students confidence in the progress of their journey, as well as a certainty of the destination of their meditation.
“Nature’s flow is to just live as water flows, without going against the laws of nature; it is living without conflicts; it is living as one without separation between you and me; living simply as one in togetherness; it is living for others before one’s self; it is doing without the mind of having done; it is simply just living. Such is a life of nature’s flow.”
– Woo Myung
Throwing Away False Minds: Opening the Path Towards Human Completion
Woo Myung’s sole purpose is to help people to escape from their mind worlds and become one, so that they may live in the true world as an eternally liberated and peaceful existence. He created a complete method that enables people to discard their false bodies and minds and be reborn as their original true selves.
This meditation method is not confined to cultural or racial boundaries – everyone, regardless of their race, gender, or background, can become Truth when they discard their minds. It is only common sense and natural that when the human minds that everyone carries within them are discarded, the true mind of the origin emerges and everyone becomes one.
Meditation to find one’s true self continues to grow around the world; and as the number of meditation students increases, many people have expressed their appreciation and thanks to the man who founded the method. However, Woo Myung finds meaning only when the students attain enlightenment and become free from their suffering – this is the reason he continues to travel to new and unfamiliar places. Fundamentally, he is a person of Truth who wishes for all people to become Truth as he has.