Taekwondo permeates your inside through training
and your life through yourself. On the other hand, the entirety
of daily life forms you, who also determine the momentary Taekwondo.
Taekwondo is at once a part of life and a way of life. Therefore,
the moment of facing your opponent always lies concealed within
your daily life, which is in turn condensed in a moment. A moment
is not separated from eternity.
Taekwondo and life permeate one another, erasing
their distinctions just as everything is originally without distinction.
In its origin, every thought comes from action and intention to
act, and it is composed of words and logic. Words and logic always
include names, which inevitably rely on distinctions. Here you can
see the limitations of words and logic. This distinctive nature
destroys harmony, the perfect harmony of the world and you. If a
truth were to contain the true figure of things it must be beyond
such distinctions, so it cannot be expressed in words. The word
is nothing but a sort of tool.
TAEKWONDO plunges into being itself not through
words but as action. And it expresses no distinctions between this
and that. The Taekwondo-Een does not face the world with words but
enters into it. That is, he meets and touches beings at first hand.
Thus, he accepts everything as it is. The ultimate truth of Taekwondo
can only be felt and experienced; it cannot be expressed or analyzed.
The truth of Taekwondo, which is beyond distinction, cannot be explained
in words but must be delivered directly from mind to mind.
You should empty everything of yours in order to
destroy the wall between minds, receptive to all things with an
impartial mind. Then all attachments and negations will be emptied.
This is giving up everything of yours to attain TAEKWONDO. What
vice could break into this? Therefore, it is impossible for a truly
vicious man to reach the ultimate truth of Taekwondo, as has been
taught in most didactic tales. For vice is an attachment to or coveting
of some trivial object, and the confused contradiction of a closed
mind. The true should be strong. Therefore, if there were an ultimate
truth it should be both right and strong for man. The truth of Taekwondo
is just such an entirety as original life.