Daesoon Jinrihoe held the Chiseong (devotional offering) to celebrate the birthday of Doju (the Holy Founder) at Yeoju Headquarters Temple Complex at 1:00 am on January 20 (the fourth day of the twelfth month of the lunar calendar). The Chiseong was attended by roughly 7,000 participants.
On December 4, 1895, Doju was born in Hoemun-ri, Chilseo-myeon,Gyeongsang Province. According to The Daesoon Jichim, the phrase “Rebirth on December 26“ from The Jeon-gyeong indicates the day of Doju’s birth on December 4, which marks the completion of a perfect annual circuit(360 days). The advent of Doju on December 4 conveys the holiness of the Orthodox Religious Authority that had been bestowed to Daesoon Lineage Holders directly by Heaven.
Doju,who received the revelation of orthodox religious authority from Sangje (The Supreme God), generated the methods of cultivation, ceremonial procedures, andother regulations. At the end of his life, he passed the Orthodox Religious Authority to Dojeon (Holy Leader)Park Wudang with his last words prior to passing into heaven in 1958.
*Daesoon Jichim: a summaryof Dojeon Park Wudang’s teachingswhich provides the guidelines for cultivation.