마음과 몸 [ma-eumgwa mom] (sino-korean)
心 (마음) – mind
身 (몸) – body
Man has a mind and a body, which he was endowed with at creation.
The visible body manifests the invisible mind. That is why, according to a person’s appearance, we can understand a person’s character and destiny. This, for example, is what chiromancy and physiognomy do.
The body is a reflection of the mind and acts according to its dictates, which allows a person to live and strive to achieve the goal set by the mind.
Central to the human body is the mind. Because the body is connected to the mind, which is the center, the body must act in obedience to the guidance of the mind.
Without cause, there can be no effect. The mind and body are given to us by our parents. Two lives, the life of the mother and the life of the father, merged into one because of love. Love brings everything into harmony. With true love, the mother’s innermost mind and body have reached harmony with the father’s innermost mind and body—this is how man is born.
The mind is important, and the body is also important, but most important is the unity of mind and body. It is vital for us. If mind and body are one, we don’t suffer. But if there is no unity between mind and body, we feel an internal pain. The problem arises when either the mind or the body are outweighed, forming an imbalance. If the mind and body are balanced, we are not troubled.
Even if the whole world unites, but our mind and body do not, we will be unhappy. Therefore, we must find within ourselves the ability to resolve the conflict between mind and body and achieve harmony between them.