Haemin Sunim is a Korean Book Author and Buddhist teacher. He practices Buddhism for the last few decades. He was born in South Korea and completed his education at Berkeley, Harvard, and Princeton. He is the author of two books – “The Things you can see only when you can slow down” and “Love For Imperfect Things.”

“When people who don’t know you well admire you, they are seeing their projected illusion, not your real self.
In contrast, when people who know you well respect you, it is probably because you deserve it.”

Haemin Sunim

According to Haemin, the purpose of life is to serve others. We have to manage our lives in a way that maximum time we can spend in service to others. We should render our service with the emotion of love. When you dedicate yourself to others, you discover yourself. That is the real essence of life.

“The more grateful we feel, the happier we become. This is because gratitude helps us realize we are all connected. Nobody feels like an island when feeling grateful. Gratitude awakens us to the truth of our interdependent nature.”

Haemin Sunim

We should be aware of our actions. The awakening of Consciousness can only begin once you start helping others selflessly.

We should emphasize valuing the emotions of being Gratitude, Kindliness, Humbleness, Integrity, and Compassionate.

“We know the world only through the window of our mind. When our mind is noisy, the world is as well. And when our mind is peaceful, the world is, too. Knowing our minds is just as important as trying to change the world.”

Haemin Sunim
About – In conversation with Susan Cain, Haemin suggested to the youngster to take time before choosing a career. Don’t be so quick in making decisions. Watch yourself, Meditate, explore yourself and then choose wisely your profession.

“When we become kinder to ourselves, we can become kinder to the world.”

Haemin Sunim
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“Life isn’t a hundred-meter race against your friends, but a lifelong marathon against yourself.”

Haemin Sunim

“Do not fight your negative emotions. Observe and befriend them.”

Haemin Sunim

“If you want to predict how a politician will act after winning an election, look at how he currently lives and how he has behaved in the past. A person does not live the way he says he would. He lives the way he has been living.”

Haemin Sunim

“There is a saying in Korea: “Lengthy deliberation often leads to a terrible decision.” If you think and worry too much before doing something, “your boat goes to the mountain instead of the ocean.”

Haemin Sunim

“The reason we think we are better than others is that inferiority still lurks within us. A sense of superiority exists because of a sense of inferiority.”

Haemin Sunim

“Spirituality must be practiced not just in solitude but also among people. Open up to people around you and feel connected. This is the true challenge of spiritual practice.”

Haemin Sunim

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