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Re: Maum Meditation
Posted by: 7of3of11 ()
Date: January 16, 2017 10:57AM

Allow me to shed some light on this topic as I can see there is a clear misunderstanding about the Meditation.
The meditation is not even slightly a cult.
The biggest misconception comes from closed minded suspicious people who don't understand the "dying and discarding" part.
This is not to have no memories or to become some kind of drone with no personality who worships the meditation as a scapegoat.
You are not literally dying, it is about spiritual death, killing off the ego and discarding attachments that hold us back in our mind.
Spiritual death is a highly respected practice dating back to ancient times. The shedding of the ego and illusion of separation to become one mind living for eachother appears in almost every religion and countless spiritual practices.
If you have not completed this meditation you should not even comment on here as you know nothing. No matter what you think about someone you have seen who gets mad still after completion, if you have not experienced the completion of the meditation you know nothing about it.
You can study all 7 levels over and over for ten years, yet ten minutes of the completion education would be even more valuable than those ten years.
Do not assume based on things you have read when you have never completed the meditation yourself.
The death is a simple dissolving of the ego, it's the people who practiced taking this very litterally that become possessed by their own crazy thoughts and delusions about what they think the meditation is.
Those are the ones who take discarding family attachment and things like that so litterally that even in real life they abandon their family or shut them out. This is a rare few who either don't understand the meditation or just even create an attachment to the meditation like that of a religion.
Discarding attachments is simply reflecting deep within your mind and finding the things deep within that burden you and bother your mind. The family is a big one people have a hard time understanding. You are not trying to block out your family it is simply discarding whatever false love of attachment or conditional love or even image of them in your mind that blocks you from seeing them for who they are and shedding your own judgements and discernments towards then.
Me and my family have never been closer since begginng the meditation 6 years ago. I have been able to let go of so many grudges and deep thoughts on my family and regrets that I only knew I had a little before.
I grew up in a heavily Christian family and rejected it all as I was experiencing certain suppressions from so called Christian members. Many times it was them claiming that they were the only way to eternal life and every other religion or belief system leads to eternal damnation.
Quite a claim when even the bible says no man should judge as all are wrong and none are righteous anyways.
This meditation isn't even a religion is the funny thing.
Since meditating I can easily accept all religions and what they're people set to acheive as it is all very similiar. Spiritual or life practices should not be judged or condemned as we each have our own choice of what path to take and find what makes us truely happy.
Even the bible and sutras say not to judge or accuse any other human but yourself.
The negativity is real on here and it is sickening.
As far as the maum meditation name change in America,there is legitimate reason for that.
Maum means mind in korean, not like logic like we think of in America, but it translates to mind and heart together. This meditation has been growing so much because it is amazing and has brought many people great joy, but during the years of building it's foundation in America it was mostly Korean helpers from abroad, many who had a difficult time translating to english. This helped some of the misunderstandings and some few people labeled this "maum" meditation thing as weird and suspicious. The maum was removed as instead of looking into it's meaning many in America were attached to the idea of the title and some new "strange" group that didn't fit their conceptions.
People love to judge and be negative, and believe only themselves to be right. That is why early on many misconceptions and lies were spread early on that led to some genuine, but mostly ignorant and choicefully stubborn negative people trying to bash the meditation.
The amazing thing is none of those claims matter and the growimg of the meditation around the globe each year can not be stopped and there is a reason many people truely enjoy the meditation.
It's not some scapegoat to be hooked to for the rest of your life.
The method now can be completed within 3 to 6 months at any local center, and that's it. You are done. Never have to go back if you don't want anything to do with it. If someone does join, then that is their choice, nothing is forced on them.
The other amazing thing is more and more people around the globe ar beginning to finish every year and are now able to speak in their native tongue about the meditation and shed light on the erroneous misconceptions and judgements and illusions people have created about the meditation.
Some people just feed off of negativity and hate, and love to put others down and feel important over the internet.
As far as the helpers, many of these people are extremely happy people who have shed material desires and who genuinely want to spread the happiness they have to others.
They work 14 hours a day Monday through Saturday and 5 hours on Sunday. Of couse they still have minds coming up at times as they are constantly working to help the people at the center and putting their whole effort and strength into what means the most to them. It is different though, after the completion everything is 90% better at least, but tirelessly helping people as people come throughout the day and constantly speaking, moving their bodies, or guiding the meditation all day is not easy. These are some of the most hard working people and just cause for a moment they get mad or something, it is not nearly the same of before the meditation, and they know not to hold onto that anger, unlike many people.
Someone above was so ignorant they said "they're korean so you don't know where the money goes." That says a lot about whatever stereotypes they have molded in their head while hypocritically trying to call something out.
All money goes into the maintaing of the centers, little money to the helpers, and any extra into building new centers around the world as despite the negativity on these types of forums, thee mediation is only growing more and more each year exponentially, funny.
As far as Woo Myung living a "lavish" lifestyle, what a foolish statement.
For the past 3 years he has been doing a global tour around the world holding seminars in different cities and countries almost every other day non stop because of how many people have become so interested in it.
If you have ever been with him during the tours you would see he moved his body and works harder then any of the people there even though he is the oldest most of the time and his body is growing weaker. You would also see that he keeps up with this while sleeping only about 3 hours each night.
Doesn't sound lavish to me.
Again that judgement stemmed from ignorance and misunderstanding.
If you don't like the meditation, don't do it. It is your choice at the end of the day.
It's one thing to worry about a friend or family member who misconstrues the meditation and takes a cult like approach to it, and it is another thing to profile, shame, sterotype, and spread hate and negativity about the people who meditate there and the helpers as well.
I'm sure none of you would like people doing that to you for the path you have chosen.
We should all accept each other and eachothers beliefs, values, and life goals/paths.
It is time to put a stop to the spreading of lies by people who don't understand the meditation, are purely negative just to be negative, had a friend or family member who misunderstood the meditation, or even those who say they have practiced before but never finished because they either pretended to meditate to find out some sort of secrets about the meditation or who meditated holding onto their own erroneous concepts of the meditation.
There are real people, not drones, meditating and who are so grateful and have found deep happiness whether you like it or not there, and to subject them to hate, judgements, pain and hurt for doing something they love is sickening. How ugly of a mindset that is, as if you are some so wise person who knows what is right and what is wrong.
Learn to accept the things you can not change. The meditation is there, and will only continue to grow. It has never hurt anyone, they have only hurt themselves with their own negativity and misconceptions, don't blame the meditation for causing any problems, blame yourself for being so caught up on something you don't understand and taking your anger out on others over the internet. Just don't be spreading false lies about something you are pretending to have an understanding about based on your own opinions and logic.
Those who finish the meditation don't even have to become helpers or anything like that. The helpers are the ones who choose to be helpers because it is what they love. After completing people continue pursuing the things love and 99% of the time they find themselves doing what they love to do much better, with less stress and burden, and can easily overcome difficult situations. This meditation is simply there for people who wish to pursue it, and it provides many boundless benefits, just because something doesn't fit your conceptions doesn't mean it is a cult. Ignorance is easy to do, accepting those who have different practices or ways of life then us or how we "think" life should be is truly being brave and loving and accepting towards them.
I challenge you all to stop judging others and making assumptions on things you have never finished or seen through to the end yourself, and look at your own negativity and disgusting thoughts about others or things that make other people happy. It comes of very self-righteous.
Karma is a b, we all know the saying, and the more you spread that negativity and hate and those judgements, the more those things will come back to you.

-Coming from someone who has actually gone through the meditation, still has memories just has been able to let go of deep mental, physical, emotional and spiritual attachments through the meditation and who is still a person. Not a drone who left his family or friends or goals, but someone who truely has the back of everyone I know no matter what they pursue in life to have purpose, and they I. Think about what you say about others before you spew ignorance on the internet, or just be careless and negative and judgemental towards others all the time, I don't know, your choice I guess.

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