Simple Illustrations in Ink and Pencil, Expressing World of Truth

When Woo Myung gives his talks, he uses simple line drawings to clearly explain the mind world. During his speeches, where his earnestness and passion is evident, a circle can always be seen drawn on the whiteboard. The circle represents the Universe which cannot be drawn. He began using illustrations as a tool to help people better understand the principles of the Universe and the theory of subtraction. Woo Myung’s illustrations in pen, ink, and pencil are as clear, direct, and simple as his narrative. To some, their simplicity may seem like the scribblings of a child, but within them are contained the depths of the complete world and life after becoming Truth.

Poems of Enlightenment Written in Beautiful Calligraphy

Woo Myung began to write calligraphy in 1996, the year Subtraction Meditation began. He has produced more than 40,000 pieces of calligraphic writings since that time. He often writes numerous pieces in a session, with the hope that they will help people awaken from their dreaming. They are not first composed as poetry, to be later written in calligraphic writing, but simultaneously composed and written down; the poetry forming as the brush moves across the paper. His calligraphy has the fluidity of water but is dynamic at the same time. Calligraphy experts and enthusiasts have praised his works as “possessing an inimitable uniqueness which does not belong to any existing school of work.” A portion of his work can be seen hanging in the walls of centers world-wide.

Woo Myung’s Calligraphy, Drawings, and Songs

  Woo Myung is the founder of Subtraction Meditation as well as an author, a poet, a composer, a calligrapher, and an illustrator. There is one purpose to all of these works, which is to help people more easily learn the principles of the world and understand the method to become Truth. Woo Myung does not stop at giving talks and guiding meditation sessions. He has written poems of enlightenment, put those words to music to transform them to songs which he then sang himself for the recording. He also wrote poems in calligraphy. The poems, songs, and calligraphy are not edited or drafted but written, painted, or composed in one sitting.

Wrote and composed by Woo Myung

On an autumn day in the year 2000, Woo Myung wrote and composed 22 songs, which he sang himself and named “The Songs of Heaven.” All 22 songs were written and composed in a day. These songs, which are easy enough for anyone to sing along to, can be written in both Western and Eastern musical notation. They are simple and repetitive but have catchy melodies which put the focus on the meaning of the lyrics. These songs speak of the mind and life from the viewpoint of Truth, as well as lyrically describing the life of heaven. Listening and singing along to them help to awaken one’s mind toward one’s original nature and Truth. These songs are the musical personification of Woo Myung’s mind and a wish for all people to become one and live in the true world.