There is one world, but it is seen in millions of different ways because there are millions of different human minds. Born as the child, the offspring, of incomplete people, man takes pictures of things in the complete world through his eyes, nose, ears, mouth and body, and stores them inside his mind. This mind world, which overlaps the real world, is man-made and a duplicate. Inside this illusionary world, man lives making ever more illusions. The Bible tells us, “blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”, which means heaven that is the true world will become one’s own when he discards his false mind completely. The phrase “cleanse or empty one’s mind” means one should discard and destroy this false mind, which has turned its back on the origin and is an enemy of the world. Because this mind is egotistical, narrow-minded and self-centered, it has discriminations, judgments of right and wrong, likes and dislikes, life and death, enemies and lovers, and distinctions between what does and does not belong to it.
Because pictures, the false mind, live as the master, man is born as the child of falseness, lives in a world of falseness and then passes on to a non-existing false world. It is the reason he ends up dying. For man to become complete he must discard the false world; he must discard the Earth, moon, stars and sun of this world; and he must discard even the materials in the air. What then remains is the place of the Creator, God and Buddha. This place is the origin, and from this viewpoint it is always this place, the original foundation, regardless of whether the creations of the world exist. From man’s perspective however, the world is a place with countless different things because his mind is not one with the world. When the world is seen from the place of the origin and source, it is one. It is one when nothing in the world exists, and even when they do exist, it is still one. Only a person who has returned to the origin and become the true mind can know this.
Woo Myung founded Maum Meditation. For his outstanding dedication to the service of humanity, he was awarded the Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award by the United Nations International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP). He is the author of numerous books including World Beyond World, The Way To Become A Person In Heaven While Living, Nature’s Flow, Mind and Stop Living In This Land, Go To The Everlasting World Of Happiness, Live There Forever which have been published in English. His other books, Heaven’s Formula For Saving The World, The Living Eternal World, The Book Of Wisdom, and The Enlightened World are in the process of being translated into English as well as Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish.