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 entered the Golden Maitreya Buddha Statue 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 from time immemorial and taken deep roots all throughout various worlds including nearly invisible microscopic worlds, the world of humans, the world of divinities, and even 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 in the Former World.
These Reordering Works were performed through an unparalleled and extraordinary way that could only have been created by Sangje. 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 for Mutual Beneficence' and the mutual cooperation between divine beings and human beings, all the 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 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.
The Reordering Works of the Universe
These were a series of Great Works performed by the Supreme God (Sangje) in order to reform the previous nature of Heaven and Earth and to renew Humanity into their new form suited to the Later World characterized by His divine coordination and reorganization.
The result of the Great Works has already been manifested in the current world and is observable in more and more occasions or events as time unfolds. These historical and current events occur in accordance with Heaven-ordered Predeterminations*
and such events will continue arising in this manner until the opening of the Later World.
The Great Works, performed from 1901 to 1909, were mainly focused on setting up the means by which all kinds of grievances and grudges can be resolved and further made to never happen again.
As a result of the mutual conflict which ruled and prevailed in the Former World, Grievances and grudges had been piled up from remote ages and had taken deep roots all throughout various worlds including nearly invisible microscopic worlds, the world of humans, the world of divinities, and even the entirety of the infinite universe. In order to resolve them, the Supreme God performed the works for humans to transform themselves to be free from any greed and selfishness and to restore their innate pure consciences through spiritual cultivation in Daesoon Truth. By doing so, all of the grievances and grudges in the universe are eligible to be resolved as the human's minds are interrelated and interacting with all beings in the universe even at the level of an individual person's own body.
Namely, as human mind is the center of Heaven and Earth or, in other words, the universe, it can affect the human world as well as the divine world and the microscopic world as well as infinite universe and in doing so, the human mind can transcend space and time. Thus, the whole universe could be transformed into an Earthly Paradise ruled exclusively through mutual beneficence.
That is why the Supreme God made divinities cooperate with humans, and they thereby guided on another when said humans cultivate themselves to attain mental purity and cleanliness. In other words, to renew human beings, He made divinities come in and out of human mind and help humans rectify their mind to get cleaned and purified. Also, during this process of renewal, in return, the purified human can gratefully guide the lower level spirits still suffering in grievances to become an enlightened spirits, that is, divinities. This is the very unprecedented and extraordinary way created by the Supreme God to save the Three Realms.
Hence it should be understood that He had performed the Reordering Works to resolve grievances and grudges while merely using one instrument: the human mind.
In the meantime, Heaven and Earth (the divine world) have already been transformed by the Supreme God, but Humanity has yet to transform and achieve renewal through self-cultivation through the above way. This is we call 'the Resolution of Grievances and the Grateful Reciprocation of Favors to foster Mutual Beneficence.'
If humanity does come to understand and implement these principles in a collective way, the Later World of Earthly Paradise will gradually emerge.
*Heaven-ordered Predeterminations: cosmic plans previously made by Sangje through the divine world, which will unfold through various events in the human world in due time