What is the ‘Daesoon Truth’?
The ‘Great Creator and Supreme God of the Ninth Heaven (Gucheon Daewon Johwa Jushin*)’ who presides over the Three Realms (Heaven, Earth, and Humanity) with great authority, made a Great Itineration (Daesoon) around the whole world and then came to reside in a Golden Icon of Maitreya Buddha in Geumsansa temple at Moak mountain in Jeonju, North Jeolla province, Korea.
After inhabiting that statue for 30 years, He ultimately descended into the human world as Kang Jeungsan and carried out the ‘Reordering Works of the Universe.’ These Works were undertaken to rectify the disorder of the chaotic universe, realign Heaven and Earth into their proper order and open the eternal Earthly Paradise of the Later World. This will ultimately lead to the universal salvation of divine beings and humanity. Previously, they were in a devastated state wherein divine beings and human beings found themselves unable to communicate with one another and divine beings could not even properly communicate among themselves. Consequently, humanity had fallen into all kinds of calamities.
The problems they faced had all been caused by the accumulated grievances and grudges which had amassed gradually since time immemorial. These grievances and grudges had taken deep roots throughout various worlds including human worlds, divine worlds, and even invisible microscopic worlds all throughout the entirety of the infinite universe. The occurrence of the grievances is simply the result of the principle of mutual conflict that ruled and prevailed over all things, people and divinities in the Former World.
These Reordering Works were performed through an unprecedented and extraordinary way that could only have been created by the Supreme God. Namely, He made divine beings cooperate with human beings, and they thereby guided one another and engaged in mutual beneficence so as to resolve all grievances and grudges. The completion of this resolution will be achieved through the application of the principle of reciprocating favors out of gratitude.
Now, through the practice of the ‘Resolution of Grievances (Haewon)’ and the ‘Grateful Reciprocation of Favors (Boeun) for Mutual Beneficence (Sangsaeng)’ along with the mutual cooperation between divine beings and human beings, all grievances and grudges are set to be resolved. In addition, in order not to cause further grievances, we need to serve one another in gratitude and promote the betterment of others. If we do so, the whole world will be fully enlightened by Dao, all the various forms of mutual conflict and hatred will subside, and an Earthly Paradise of the Later World will emerge. This is what we call ‘Daesoon Truth.’
The Supreme God, Kang Jeungsan, revealed an unprecedented and unique truth known as Daesoon Truth which had never been known previously in the human world. He achieved this throughout His nearly forty year life by means of the Reordering Works of the Universe. After the completion of these Works, Sangje Kang Jeungsan passed into Heaven as a transcendental Being and then returned to the throne of Gucheon Eungwon Noeseong Bohwa Cheonjon Kangseong Sangje* in the highest Heaven. He is not only the Supreme God of the Ninth Heaven (Gucheon Sangje) but He is also Maitreya Buddha.
Daesoon Jinrihoe was established in 1969 in order to revere and practice the teachings of Holy Founder Jo Jeongsan, who inherited and upheld Sangje’s great will and aspiration throughout the founder’s fifty years of religious activities. These teachings consist of Tenets, Creeds, and Aims.
Through training and devoting ourselves to the realization of Daesoon Truth based upon these teachings, we can reach the true state of ‘Self as Dao and Dao as Self.’ Eventually, once we are fully enlightened to Dao, we will see all things clearly, be endowed with the knowledge and wisdom needed to fully understand everything in the universe beyond space and time, and even be empowered to do all things in accordance with our wills. This state is called ‘Absolute Spiritual Enlightenment’ or ‘Perfected Unification with Dao.’
We are now sharing this vision to encourage people who are inspired by our message or feel a karmic affinity with us to join Daesoon Jinrihoe. All are invited to work towards our aims of propagating ‘Daesoon Truth’ throughout the whole world, saving all divine and human beings, and creating an Earthly Paradise through the Renewal of human beings and the Transformation of human spirit.
*Gucheon Daewon Johwa Jushin : the divine epithet of Kang Jeungsan as the Supreme God. Gucheon means the ‘Ninth Heaven’, Daewon means “Great Origin’, Johwa means ‘Creation’, and Jushin means the ‘Lord God’.
*Gucheon Eungwon Noeseong Bohwa Cheonjon Kangseong Sangje : the divine title of Kang Jeungsan as the Supreme God. It is also shortened to 'Gucheon Sangje' as an abbreviation. For more details, refer to Page 16.