Daesoon Truth is a fresh new approach to achieving world peace and harmony for humanity. To accomplish this aim, Daesoon Jinrihoe advocates the practices of the ‘Resolution of Grievances (Haewon)’ and the ‘Grateful Reciprocation of Favors (Boeun)’ to foster Mutual Beneficence (Sangsaeng) throughout the whole world.
Through the practice of these two principles, we could resolve accumulated grievances and grudges, have our minds become pure and clean without any greed or selfishness just like the affectionate mind of a mother interacting with her own child, and finally, we could restore our innate true conscience.
We believe that when all humanity understands and practices these two principles, old piled-up grievances will be resolved, further grievances will no longer be created, and all will live in peace and harmony. In this manner, global peace and an Earthly Paradise can be gradually created.
The object of belief in Daesoon Jinrihoe is the Supreme God of the Ninth Heaven (Gucheon Sangje), who is the highest celestial deity and exercises supreme authority over the universe. He made a ‘Great Itineration’ around the world in response to the petition and request of all divine sages, buddhas and bodhisattvas, who have existed since time immemorial. Stopping on this eastern land of Korea, He spiritually resided in the statue of Golden Maitreya Buddha in the Geumsansa Temple at Moak Mountain in North Jeolla Province where He stayed for thirty years.
On September 19, 1871, He was born as a human being to the Kang family in North Jeolla Province. His honorific name was Jeungsan.
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.
Sangje learned that His father had been agonizing over the debt of several hundred nyang which he had borrowed from the rich man, Park. Sangje asked His father for fifty nyang, visited Park, paid the debt back, and made friends with the pupils studying at Park's private school. While He stayed at the schoolhouse, the teacher had his pupils write poems. Sangje also asked the teacher for a one word prompt so He could compose a rhyme. His poem was so refined and exquisite that the teacher and the pupils were greatly surprised. Park also felt very curious about Sangje and asked Him to stay for a while to study with his own children and nephews. Sangje reluctantly decided to stay there for a few days. After telling Park about His father's difficulties, Park was deeply touched by His filial piety and canceled the debt by burning up the promissory note.
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