You’re the one in charge

Here’s a short Dharma talk from Daehaeng Kun Sunim. One of the points that she would emphasise was that we’re the one’s in charge of our fate, as it were. She would often say that this body we have is the result of the karmic affinity we’ve made, but not because she wanted to blame anyone.

Rather, I suspect, she wanted to stop people from blaming others, because it denies that we are interconnected, as well as being a giant waste of time. And, if our body and situation now are what we made in the past, then we are the ones who have the power to make our future! If we made this, then, we can make that.

Be careful not to try to make designs that are just reflections of your fixed ideas, though. Try to visualize a more positive direction, along with specifics if the situation is urgent, but then entrust that to your foundation, but that energy is where the big picture is known, for lack of better words.

You’re the One in Charge

You’re the one in charge of how you are born,
not your parents.
Whether your physical and spiritual level is high or low
is all up to you.
So take this precious, tangible body that’s formed
from the karmic affinity you created,
and, with the opportunity it provides,
work to deepen your faith in your intangible, true self.
For that is the energy that can do anything,
that can create anything.

— Daehaeng Kun Sunim

사람이 태어나는 것은

사람 이 태어나는 것은 부모의 소관이 아니라
자기 소관입니다. 차원이 높고 얕고 그런 것도
다 자기 소관입니다.
그러니까 자기가 모습 있는 인연을 따라서 받은
소중한 그 모습으로 보이지 않는 자기를
진짜로 믿어야 합니다.
그것이 바로 색색 가지로 만법을 행할 수
있게 하는 에너지입니다.

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