Aug 1, 2008

BYJ Analyzed Through Ayurveda - Part I

To the readers: Please note the correction I made on August 2 - BYJ's constitution is fire and water (not wind). Thank you dear sister for pointing it out!

BYJ Analyzed through Ayurveda

(From the Japanese magazine Korean Drama Tsushin Summer Edition )

Text by satovic, Illustrations by Yuko I.
Translated by flowerbossa

Ayurveda is a traditional system of medicine of India.
This system advocates that there are three types of energy in nature which are symbolized as wind, fire and water and that the percentage of the combination of these factors also govern the physical constitution and innate character of man. Although there are only three factors, they can capture the nature of human beings far more deeply and accurately then blood types can. When we analyze BYJ through ayurveda, it seems that he is the typical type where the qualities of the fire and water are most dominant.
Let me explain what is typically advocated for each type of energy.

Sharp-minded and Passionate
A Perfectionist Who Cannot Allow Compromise

The characteristics of the energy symbolized as fire is “heat”. People with high fire energy have a lot of “heat”, therefore are sensitive to heat and sweat a lot. It is well known that YJ is sensitive to heat, and during his stay in Taiwan, he had made a request to the hotel to keep the room temperature at 26 degrees at all times. Because they have heat in there heart as well, they are passionate, brave and bold. These people also have the tendency to dislike defeat, and tend to be irritable. When they play games, they play till they win. BYJ, who got addicted to the puzzle ring and worked on it all day long during the filming of TWSSG, is most likely the type that can’t stand to lose.

The heat of fire also penetrates things sharply. Therefore, people possessing the qualities of fire have intellectual sharpness. They are smart, act upon meticulous calculations, and dislike futileness. You can say that in a way, they are calculating and stingy, but they are not the type to merely save. They are warm hearted enough to help people out even if they are enemies. Because they are chivalrous and possess a high sense of justice, they sometimes make huge donations for society. YJ has made many generous donations in the past for victims of natural disasters in various areas of Asia. On the other hand, his staff who lived with him in the U.S. when he trained for "The Image" testifies that he was sensitive to turning off the lights for the rooms which were not in use.

Such people who possess a sharp mind and passion exercise great leadership and make good business managers and politicians. They are capable of becoming passionate or ruthless as they please with their firm decisions, and possess a high sense of responsibility. YJ who obtained success with the business of Gosireh and BOF claims that the common characteristic between Damdeok and himself is “the sense of responsibility”.

Also, what is meant by “sharp” is that these people appreciate meticulousness. Therefore, they cannot stand messiness – it is in their nature to put things away to their proper positions after they are used. They are perfectionists who want to have everything managed meticulously to their liking. In a special program broadcasted in Korea a while ago, his co-players Moon Sori and Son Yejin (from “April Snow”) used the same word “perfectionist” to describe him. In a making film of a drama he did in the past, he is seen repeating the phrase “I will try it one more time!” – people like him do not acknowledge the word “compromise”. A prominent characteristic seen among these people is that they opt to do everything thoroughly.

(to be continued)


gosijo said...

Hi dear Flowerbossa,

Thank you so much for introducing this translation to us! Very interesting! I look forward to the rest.

Also, I truly enjoyed your trans of excerpts from the FLIX Magazine.

Many, many thanks!

flowerbossa said...

Hi gosijo,

Thank you for taking interest in this article^^

BUT, I have to apologize to you (and satovic) that I made a major mistake in the opening paragraph.

Please note that BYJ's constitution is FIRE and WATER (not wind like I said earlier).

The heat must be getting me ^^;

I hope you are enjoying your summer!


bb said...

hey flowerbossa!

you know, ever since i've gotten to know satovic, i've become more interested in ayurveda... and i sincerely hope she will be able to complete her humogous translation project :p

thanks much much for this, it makes interesting reading! and am looking forward to the next instalment... no pressure though, take your time :)

flowerbossa said...


Thanks for your encouragement as always! Your entry on this subject was just as interesting♪