Let’s Begin a Study of Universal Principles

After I completed the intense body mind spirit practice that definitively answered my questions of: “Who am I? Why am I alive? What is my purpose?”, I discovered the Chun Bu Kyung, an ancient text of 81 Chinese characters that contain the essence of my awakening. This short text, which predates other religions and philosophies in Korea, and which was handed down by word of mouth before it was recorded, describes the laws of the creation, evolution, and recycling of everything in the universe.

Since discovering the Chun Bu Kyung, I’ve studied it intensely and have meditated deeply on it. I’ve taught it to my students, have written about it in my book, Healing Chakras: Awaken Your Body’s Energy System for Complete Health, Happiness and Peace, and have recorded myself and others chanting it.

Why don’t you take a moment to close your eyes, take three deep breaths, relax your body and mind, and listen to this recording of the Chun Bu Kyung from the Power of the Chun Bu Kyung CD.


Ilchi Lee - Korea - Chun Bu KyungIl Shi Mu Shi
One begins unmoved moving, that has no beginning
Il Seok Sahm Geuk Mu Jin Bohn
One divides to three crowns, while remaining a limitless mover
Chun Il Il Ji Il Yi In Il Sahm
Heaven comes first, Earth comes second, Human comes third
Il Jeok Ship Keo Mu Gwe Hwa Sahm
One gathers to build ten, and infinite forms become the Trinity (of Heaven, Earth and Human)
Chun Yi Sahm Ji Yi Sahm In Yi Sahm
Heaven gains two to make three, Earth gains two to make three, Human gains two to make three
Dae Sahm Hap Yuk Saeng Chil Pahl Gu Un
Three Trinities make six, and they create seven, and eight, nine appears, and there comes a turning
Sahm Sah Seong Hwan Oh Chil Il
Three and four form a circle, five with seven makes One whole
Myo Yeon Mahn Wang Mahn Lae Yeong Byeon Bu Dong Bohn
Way less is the way all comes and all goes, features are changing, and changeless is the maker
Bohn Shim Bohn Tae Yahng Ahng Myeong
Divine mind is the eternal light, looking towards celestial light
In Jung Chun Ji Il
Human bears Heaven and Earth, and the three make One.
Il Jong Mu Jong Il
One is the end of all, and there is no ending to the One.

How did you feel while you listened? What went on in your body, your emotions, and your mind?

One of the main effects of studying, listening, writing, visualizing, and/or vocalizing the Chun Bu Kyung is purification. Its energy is the purest energy that exists in the universe because it speaks about the essence of all life using the purity of numbers. By studying the Chun Bu Kyung we can match our personal energy with its pure energy, and our mind, energy, and emotions will become brighter. We can achieve that state which so many mind-body practices strive to achieve, and really experience our true divine nature inside us and in our everyday life.

That’s why every weekday this month, I am offering you a chance to study the Chun Bu Kyung. I will translate and describe the meaning of each line of the text, as well as give you ways to experience the meaning and energy for yourself. You cannot truly understand the Chun Bu Kyung just by reading about it. You must experience its energy. The source of all life is energy which exists as light, sound, and vibration. If you only study the Chun Bu Kyung intellectually, then you are likely to overlay the purity of its message with your own preconceptions and prejudices. When the truth of the Chun Bu Kyung enters into our bodies and minds, we become one with all life, and we can undergo a profound transformation.

To encourage your study further, I am also doing a giveaway on my Facebook page. I will post a summary of my blog posts on Facebook every weekday, offering you a chance to comment on them. Every Friday the staff will pick five people who commented that week to receive a deck of Wisdom Cards: 81 Chun Bu Kyung Cards for Daily Meditation. Then at the end of the month, they will pick three people who commented that month to receive a matted print of one of the calligraphy paintings I’ve made. Whenever I do calligraphy, I put the energy of the Chun Bu Kyung into it, and I would like to offer this energy to you.

I hope you will join me on this exciting journey deep into our true nature.

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14 Comments. Leave new

  • Thank you. I am looking forward to feel the energy of the Chun Bu Kyung.

  • Thank you so much!!! ~*~

  • Thank you, Seuseungnim.

  • Wow, thank you! This is the best gift ever!!!

  • Great!!!

  • Seuseungnim Gamsahamnida. The Chun Bu Kyung is something I try to experience everyday. I can’t say I understand it but I can say it has affected me and one thing I have learned from chanting it and listening to the cd is that it is something that is alive. The first time I experienced this I was amazed and my body automatically said “Chun Bu Kyung Gamsahamnida”. I never said that before. Thank you for giving me all these tools to experience it. It is actually amazing and precious. I really look forward to this month’s postings on the website. Gamsahamnida, Saranghamnida. CBK Gamsahamnida.

  • I am looking forward to studying and experiencing the energy of Chun Bu Kyung with Seuseungnim every day 🙂

  • WOW~~
    This is great!!!
    Thank you so much!!!

  • Your Ilchi Brain Wave Vibration video where you make yourself well over a period of time is very true and possible. I have healed myself several times by avoiding hospitals and docters.!!! My daughter Ariana Benn works in the Anahiem Hills, California Dahn Yoga location and I am very happy that she is doing so well there. Thank you very much.

  • I have been interested in experiancing , and learning the Chun Bu Kyung. I’m very grateful for your guidance.

  • Lindy Jones
    April 8, 2011 7:59 am

    This makes sooo happy!

  • I was experiencing heavy energy before logging on, but listening to Ilchi Lee chant the Chun Bu Kyung made me feel a shift inside. Lighter than before. I feel protected. Many thanks!

  • Kolnita Riggins-Walker
    January 24, 2022 8:25 pm

    I felt the vibrating energy as I listened quietly. I am expectant to gain much for complete transformation.

  • Victoria Zelenak
    February 1, 2023 9:20 am

    Thank you. I feel this will be transformational for me and will listen to it while I am bowing.


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