You may have heard that . . . everything changes. This simple statement may sound obvious, yet great insight can be extracted from it if you look at it a little more closely.
The Chun Bu Kyung says:
Dae Sam Hap
Three Trinities make six, and they create seven and eight, nine appears, and there comes a turning
Or more literally, “big or great three gathers or unites.” As energy gathers into the integrated trinity of Heaven, Earth, and Human, it multiplies, grows, evolves and circulates. By nature, it changes. The combinations of Heaven, Earth, and Human produce countless forms and shapes which will evolve, multiply, and develop before reaching completion and recycling. This natural creative process is self-sustaining. It’s the same process found in the cycle of life and death of an individual living being, the rise and fall of a nation, and the constriction and expansion cycles of the cosmos.
However, Dae tells us to expand our mind until it encompasses the universe. Then we can see beyond its ever-changing nature to its underlying emptiness and glimpse our own underlying nature. Hap prods us to join our evolving and decaying form with the everlasting divinity inside us. That divinity is always searching for us. If we make up our minds to search for it as well, those twin desires will become one and we’ll be like a mother hen pecking at the outside of an eggshell while her chick pecks from within. At the final moment, these two forces break down the walls separating them, and a new life begins.