자기 부정 [chagi pujeong] (sino-korean)
自己 [chagi] – oneself
否定 [ujeong] – negation
The easiest way to unite with people is to completely forget about yourself. By completely denying yourself, you can build relationships with anyone. Self-denial can only manifest itself in a relationship.
Every person must be humble. However, while everyone can obey, not everyone can completely deny themselves.
Self-sacrifice is a fundamental principle; it is self-sacrifice for good purposes. Self-sacrifice means self-denial.
If a man and a woman love each other so much that they cannot live without each other, they can go beyond their lives. Each of them can sacrifice their lives for the person they love. To be together with their loved ones, people are willing to sacrifice everything. For true love, we can deny our lives. Such is the power of true love.
Asian religions traditionally teach self-denial and renunciation of material possessions. Westerners, on the other hand, seek the highest possible position and the greatest possible wealth. The result of this selfish way of life is that people become materially wealthy but spiritually empty.
If you deny yourself, it does not mean that your self disappears. Goodness begins with your desire to find yourself in the other person and to value that relationship. This is the way goodness develops.
Deny arrogance and be demure, and instead of insist on your own, be humble. In accord is born friendship. If people cannot come to harmony and unite, there will be no development. The absence of harmony and accord leads to stagnation.