The Tea Ceremony has a utilitarian meaning from the way of handling, brewing, and drinking and
also has a philosophical meaning from the empirical truth of proper etiquette. The spirit of Tea
Ceremony can be summarized into JUNG (正) and JOONG (中).
JUNG is for righteousness and properness and JOONG is for discretion and harmony.
 
  JUNG is brewing the proper amount of pure tea and water with heat and JOONG is drawing the
harmonized aroma and taste from these elements. Also, JUNG is the proper etiquette and
sincerity of handling tea and JOONG is to be gentle and calm by uniting with the guest(s),
and this is also called HWA (和).
 
This JUNG/JOONG also becomes the ethics of life. JUNG is to penetrate oneself without any
falsehood and JOONG is to love oneself and also the others.
 
In these modern days, JUNG/JOONG is the more important practical philosophy; with in the Tea
Ceremony, one can understand the ideal human life and generate its own ego.
 
In the stage of Tea Ceremony, our ancestors understood the true meaning of nature and they derived 
 
   HWA (和) - gentle nature, the principle way to be truthful, 
   KYUNG (敬) - proper etiquette, significant element in relationship,
   KUM (儉) - life of frugality, the attitude without vanity and extravagancy,
   JIN (眞) - truthful, an honesty to be the most valuable nature.
 
The practical way of Tea Ceremony can be apply to our everyday life without any difficult formality
- but not carelessly. The Tea Ceremony creates exceptionally pleasant setting for meditation.
From Relaxing with the silence, being free from worldly thoughts, and musing with aroma, the
means of meditation can be earned.