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Taekwondo Bible, Vol.2  
2. Samjae

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2-8. Ultimate Samjae

The way of Haneul is eternal, and so it is rather simple. Therefore the way of Haneul is only one. The way of Tang is divided into Kang and Yu. So we come to see two. The way of Saram can be represented as three kinds, since it has three aspects.1) This is what is meant in Taekwondo by "one Haneul has one figure; one Tang has two figures; and one Saram has three figures."[߲]2)

<Samjae should be abandoned in the end. Samjae is mere expedient means.>

On the other hand, however, since it has been said "the Haneul way insists emptiness while Tang way maintain firmness, so emptiness doesn't include no sameness while firmness includes only differentness",3) "while the way of Sky is a principle focusing on the originally nondistinctive essence of Nature, the way of Earth is focusing on the man's originally distinctive essence, yet both of them imply same, i.e. one thing."(Ch. 11) Concerned with the last man, i.e. yourself, too, "though the common people accept egoity as real, the Tathagata declares that ego is not different from non-ego,"4) that's all. Therefore, we can see every way is empty.

Therefore, Samjae should be abandoned in the end. Samjae is mere expedient means. "This is the reason why the Tathagata always teaches this saying: My teaching of the Good Law is to be likened unto a raft. [Does a man who has safely crossed a flood upon a raft continue his journey carrying that raft upon his head?] The Buddha-teaching must be relinquished; how much more so mis-teaching!"5) If you cannot stop clinging to Samjae it means you cling to distinction only, then you cannot reach the non distinctive truth; the one skillart. After all you cannot get TAEKWONDO. It is why Samjae can be meaningful that it guides you to the non-distinctive oneness.

Therefore, it is futile and in vain to talk Samjae if you lose its oneness. When they said "if you seek the true principle of Three-One persistently you will return to what is true from what is futile"6) they meant it. Therefore "reaching the oneness in collection of three understanding divides into confusion and realization."7)


<footnotes>

1) As you've seen in "2-2-3, Settlement of Samjae", "If you have this intending you come to also have an objective, what you intend to do, with a method of how to get it." That is, the intending, the objective of the intention and its method are those three aspects discussed here.
2) ݬ衹, The one Sky is one, the one Earth is two, and the one Man is three.(߲)
3) [߲], 3 [߲]: Գ, , Գ, , , .
4) Diamond Sutra 25. ު .
5) Diamond Sutra 6. ͺ , . ު.
6) ӱݴ Ѿ ⸲ ù°( ߲ ), "߲ ."
7) ӱݴ Ѿ ⸲ °( ߲ ), ټ° (), "߲ ڻԲ".

 

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