I got this book through a recommendation of a close friend. When I saw the cover page of book where many people are riding in a ship, it made me wonder, are there people really going to the eternal land of happiness?
As I continued to read this book, I thought “it’s easy and fun.” I thought the book would have a complicated content, based on the title; but it explained human mind simply without any complexity. I was impressed by Woo Myung’s explanations that a human being does not live in the real world, but lives within own mind world; and that now, he could live eternally happy by escaping the mind.
It seems like this book could clearly answer and solve the typical questions one tend to have as he lives his life, such as where does a man come from and where does he go?
When I first saw this book, it felt different from other books. The title was amazing. Some may even say the title is rather arrogant. The meaning of the title is astonishing, but the tone at first was more of urging; after reading the book, I felt a sense of persuasion. The calligraphic lettering in the cover page was unique and hard to decipher without the separate title being written. It was huge shock just by the title and calligraphy. Inside the book, the foreword also contained a remarkable content. As I headed home after reading the foreword, I was deep in thought. The fact that I eat, sleep and work, is this the true reason and purpose of being born as a human being? Even those who have succeeded in life seemed in vain when you consider the message of the book. Whether one is Bill Gates, Warren Buffet or a bum on the street – sleeping, waking up, eating, living and running around- when one dies, is that the end? I felt the futility of life and it felt like falling into a bottomless pit. When reading, the author emphasizes one thing continuously. Through different expressions, one point is emphasized repeatedly. As the title of the book, it focused on the method to live in the eternal land of happiness. This was expressed simply but logically. Whereas many intellectual books are written in their own typical grammatical fashion mixed with self-boasting, which make readers feel inferior, this book is written in easy words so anyone can read. I like this feature. The author is convincing all to read this book to enter into the land of happiness and to live forever. Anyone who read this book correctly would also know well what needs to be done.
Joo-hyun Kim/College student/Busan
I was a superwoman who liked to hear that I was a great teacher, warm mother, affectionate and loving wife, daughter-in-law who does everything well. After 10 years of such life, I felt this was not what I wanted. I wanted to be free, and be able to study more.… I felt I was getting more and more lonely. There were limits to what I could do, but people felt that I could do it all and this started to burden me. Then, The Way To Become A Person In Heaven While Living was in my hand. There is a method for harmony and also for way of living for all humankind. Living the life would be easier if one knows and follows the logic of the world; but because people live within their frame of minds, which do not match the world, there is a hardship while living. Finally, I understood that my life was difficult due to my own stubbornness and frame of mind; and I found that I have to recover my original true self to be one with the world. I understood that if everyone transformed to the mind of the world by throwing away thoughts and mentality which are concepts and habits of self, then there will be correct solution. A lot of time is spent being educated, but now is the time when one should be educated on finding the true mind and living correctly.
The content is about the true and false in this world. The author states that human mind is false and made of pictures, and therefore human beings are incomplete; Truth is the world which is complete. I agree with the idea that human beings’ minds are incomplete and continue to add due to inadequacy; but I could not readily understand that I, a human being, was false. The author repeatedly explains why human beings are false and states a method to become Truth. A hopeful message is given; become the bon-ba-dak, the Universe mind, to live forever happily by eliminating all of the human mind. As the author states, I truly want to throw out the false human mind and live as the infinite Universe mind.
Byung-hak Chung/Business owner/Kyung-nam Sachon
The title was unfamiliar. “Where you become true is the place of Truth.” Written in such direct manner!! I read this book because of that reason; and it touched on the questions I had and solved them. Although I read it all at once, there were many parts I did not understand; and also it seemed different each time I read it. These days, I read one to two pages per night. This book helped me let go of my greed and put my mind at ease. I really would like to recommend this book to be put near bed and read before sleep.
Ji-yuh Yoon/32/Corporate staff/Busan
Woo Myung is the author of many books on meditation, a number of which have been translated into English. Stop Living in This Land: Go To The Everlasting World of Happiness: Live There Forever; is the most recent. In this handsome presentation, both the calligraphy and illustrations are by the author, and offer visual imagery that correspond beautifully with the essays and poetry. A native of South Korea, Myung grew up in a culture that focuses on hard work, perseverance and success. Despite his many accomplishments, he was greatly disturbed by the insufficiency and anxieties of life. In 1996, after years of effort searching for inner and outer peace, he attained enlightenment while meditating in the Gaya Mountains, and became Truth. After that, Myung dedicated to helping others attain enlightenment by cleansing the self-centered body and mind through eight levels of meditation. The fact that his centers can be found around the globe underlines his conviction that the world where people live without the mind of self will be a truly joyful place to live. . . it will be a world without divisions between nations; a just world where people are honored to live for others. Other books by Myung that have been translated into English include The Way to Become a Person in Heaven While Living and World Beyond World. They will all be welcomed by readers seeking relief from personal stress and anxiety, and hoping to find the true meaning in the pure universe, through the enlightenment of meditation.
So many people have lived but disappeared without traces in this world. I have lived in my futile life without knowing the reason or the meaning of living; I felt as though I was being healed though this one book which I picked up rather carelessly. It was great to find out that I did not exist in the real world, that I was only a picture that took pictures of the world. If I eliminated all of the false, then I could escape the futile human world and meet the original true world.
Young-hee Kim/Corporate staff/Seoul
When reading this book page by page, I find that the questions that I always had were explained in a very simple and clear way. The clear answers to why human beings were born and living were in this book. Also, I was surprised that there were very easy explanations and definitions about God, Truth, creation and religion in a page and half. It was great that even average person like me could understand about Truth. I always had some questions in my mind; after reading this book, those were solved.