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Hyo Jin Moon August 12, 2007 7:00 am Belvedere

Here are my notes from Hyo Jin nim's speech Sunday 12 August 2007. My ability to convey what was actually said is limited. These, at most, convey some sense of what Hyo Jin nim said and are not a verbatim record. Hyo Jin nim's website is: To see two of the projects that Hyo Jin nim is working on log on to: and Joe Kinney

Rev. Andrew Compton is the MC. All welcome Hyo Jin nim and Yeon Ah nim and offer a standing bow.

Hyo Jin nim bows to the audience as he approaches the stage.

How are you doing?

Do you like to be judged?

Do you want to be a judge?

Some people they try hard, they go to law school to try to be a judge. I guess that's something that means something to somebody in finality.

How do you evaluate somebody's worth? I was talking to somebody the other day and I just came up with line and I like it; I will share it with you. "I'm cheap; no I'm dirt-cheap; no I'm free!"

Why do we need to judge? It's because we have a lot of questions. You seek an answer when there is no answer that you can accept or that you're hearing in terms of balancing extremes. You always have to deal with that.

Life is about answering ... Trying to understand the extremes in what ever lever you are, in what ever that you do. It doesn't matter. So when you're questioning yourself sometimes if you don't have the answer and if you don't have the patience you'll answer it yourself. Whether you like it or not you become the judge.

Pretty much the free market thrives on this kind of mentality. So that's why things shift in all sorts of unpredictable ways. Because people are judging, and you make money out of their judging.

Is that good or bad? Who knows?

Do you like to be free? Well, that's your freedom.

What is the ideal world then? Is there some kind of design? Well obviously that's what we're trying to figure out. Our whole life is about figuring that out. That's it figuring that out. We spend every single second if you're conscious about that. If that's what you want to know, every second of your life y