About this Course
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Do we truly think that we have lived for ourselves? Perhaps we have lived for money, love, fame, family and pride etc.? Therefore, we don’t seem to be satisfied even though we are full of those things. It is because that we don’t know ourselves. Eric Fromm talked about human nature as two modes of being: “To Have” and “To Be”. If we are “Having” the nature of possessions, we are not satisfied, and feel empty and futile. Then, how can we be “Being” the nature of our inner-selves? Sometimes, we happened to be aware of this “Being” nature and try to change ourselves, but fail. But, because of our daily routines, it’s easily forgotten. And more it is hard to escape from our unwanted minds controlling us. From now on, let us reflect on ourselves and look at our minds leading up to today! Don’t we achieve our goals after knowing ourselves? And let us find the “Being” nature of our original selves after escaping from the minds restraining and controlling us. In this lecture, the definition and principle of the mind are explained in simple and clear ways. You can make sure and practice the methodology of finding the true original mind of inner-self by escaping from the false mind of possession. Self-reflection is the first step to meditate. You can know yourselves most objectively through meditation and you will realize that all the thoughts and actions are due to your minds which are nonexistent and false. If you throw away the false mind, you will find the true mind. Meditation is now world-wide sensation. There are many research reports that show people can be leaders if you have a habit of self-reflection through meditation. Now meditation at school and the workplace are popular. Happiness is having no worries. You can really relax yourself if there is no bundle of thoughts and you can be successful when you know yourself truly. Worries come from the memorized thoughts of the false mind. Your inner potential of positive power are revealed, your peaceful and happiest mind will be in your mind, and you can live the life you wanted through meditation. This method of meditation is very practical and everybody can follow the methodology. As an engineer, I will guide you step by step to practice this meditation. I am sure that this lecture becomes a turning point in your life....
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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2 hours to complete

1 Necessity of self-reflection

Self- reflection is the methodology of meditation for growth, happiness and human completion: (1) Why do we need self-reflection?, (2) Academic research on self-reflection, (3) Draw my life graph, and (4) Ultimate purpose of self-reflection...
Reading
8 videos (Total 75 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
1-1. What is the goal of your life?6m
1-2. Literature on self-reflection10m
1-3. Draw my life graph13m
1-4. Self-leadership10m
1-5. Human completion5m
1-6. Ultimate purpose of self-reflection9m
1-7. Self-reflection and world peace11m
Reading2 readings
Opinions from previous on-line meditation learners10m
Lecture slides for week 110m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz for Week 116m

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2 hours to complete

2 Principle and practice of self-reflection

Learn the principle of self-reflection and practice the self–reflection through 5 subjects: (1) Methodology of self-reflection, (2) Practice of self-reflection through 5 essential subjects (barrier in relationships, inferiority and ego in childhood, emotion of love and hatred since childhood, worries, response to problems), and (3) My past life and my current self...
Reading
9 videos (Total 105 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
2-2. How much do I know my self7m
2-3. Exercise of self-reflection7m
2-4. Practice of self-reflection through relationships12m
2-5. Practice of self-reflection through myself8m
2-6. Practice of self-reflection through emotions of love and hatred7m
2-7. Practice of self-reflection through worries9m
2-8. Practice of self-reflection through response20m
2-9. Your current state & Future you want9m
Reading1 reading
Lecture material for week 210m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz for Week 210m

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Section
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3 hours to complete

3 Copied world and real world

Recognize the copied world and real world and think of living free from the self.: (1) Principle of mind formation, (2) Human recognition observed by philosophers and neuroscientists, (3) Understanding the reasons why we cannot live my own way, and (4) Human mind and Original mind...
Reading
8 videos (Total 118 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
3-2. Human recognition observed by philosophers19m
3-3. Human recognition observed by neuroscientists13m
3-4. Interview with a neuroscientist21m
3-5. Human illusion10m
3-6. Principle of mind formation12m
3-7. Human mind & Original mind15m
3-8. Understanding the reasons why we can't live with free will13m
Reading1 reading
Lecture material for week 310m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz for Week 324m

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2 hours to complete

4 The methodology of mind cleansing

Learn and practice the methodology of mind cleansing: (1) Do you want to change yourself?, (2) Methodology of the mind cleansing, (3) Repetition of the self-reflection of the 5 essential subjects, (4) Real potential and positive mind....
Reading
8 videos (Total 84 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
4-2. Do you want to change yourself? (2)13m
4-3. Methodology of mind cleansing11m
4-4. Your will for change8m
4-5. Repetition of self-reflection - Pride8m
4-6. Repetition of self-reflection - Human relationships11m
4-7. Repetition of self-reflection - Love12m
4-8. Real potential and positive mind11m
Reading1 reading
Lecture material for week 410m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz for Week 416m
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Top Reviews

By RDJul 12th 2018

Its an amazing course to do. First introspection of own self and then with a through understanding of Self reflection meditation, it changes the perspective and the way to look at life.

By GKAug 10th 2018

Follow step by step and gradually be lighter, happier and closer to high performance and goal achievement. Philosophy, psychology, neuroscience and humanities combined.

Instructor

Duck-Joo Lee

Professor
Aerospace Engineering

About Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) was established in 1971 by the Korean government as the nation’s first research-intensive graduate school for science, engineering and technology. It has now grown into one of the world’s best universities, delivering top notch education and research programs for undergraduate and graduate students. KAIST encourages interdisciplinary and convergent research across a wide spectrum of disciplines, as well as strong collaborations with industry and global institutions....

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  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • The mind is memorized thoughts of my lived life, habits inherited from my parents and thoughts of my body. Those are all stored in my brain, which cause all my thoughts and actions. Those become many different thoughts, fixed frame (fixed idea and prejudice) , causes of conflicts in human relations and stress. You become unhealthy. I had not done as I had thought. However, those minds are all non-existent false (illusionary) ones. If you throw away the false mind, you can find the original existence of your true mind (true self).

  • It is the false mind thrown away. The true mind exists eternally, and does not disappear because it is real. If you recover this true mind of your original self, the inner potential of positive power are revealed and you can be successful in any area by doing one thing at a time. You can be healthy, happy and live a complete human life. Human completion is to exceed your boundaries and live with your neighbors in the world in happiness and harmony. You can attain the creative and convergent mind required in this time.

  • Yes. Students who successfully complete the class will receive a Statement of Accomplishment signed by the instructor. The final grade is based on 12 quizzes (60% of the final grade) and 6 assignments (40% of the final grade). To receive a Statement of Accomplishment, you have to obtain more than 60% of the maximum score. To receive a Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction, you have to obtain more than 80% of the maximum score.

  • All the materials will be provided via the course site. You do not have to purchase any textbook for this course.

  • You will practice how to close the gap between your current state and the future you want though self-reflection. Objectively you can evaluate your whole life at each age and find causes of your current state. You can subtract the causes in your daily life which results in widening the gap. Then, you can be a happy and competent person.

  • High school level physics and biology are recommended, but not required.

  • This course is designed for anyone who is interested in fulfilling his/her goals. Anyone who wishes to be a positive, sociable, reliable, and wise manager, team member, teacher, student, parent or friend.

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