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Meaning of Jeol(=bow)

‘Jeol’ is a expression of both ‘저:Jeo(My)’ and ‘얼:Eol(Spirit)’.
A ‘Jeol’, which is expressed from a healthy body and a bright mind, is not only beautiful and noble, but also delivers a communication with mother nature.
Depend on mental states of person, ‘Jeol’ can be expressed whether beautifully or perversely.
When a person ‘Jeol’ on one’s opposite, it is a gesture of respect for human beings.
On the other hand, if a person ‘Jeol’ in front of nobody, this person expresses his or her gratitude to the other human being or mother nature through spiritual connection.
Accordingly, we can persue harmony with the others and mother nature through proper ‘Jeol’ that makes energy filled with respect and gratitude.

Written by Ji do ja nim Yoo
Translated by Hyun soo Chung