What is the ‘Daesoon Jinri (Daesoon Truth)’?
A Novel Approach to Secure Eternal Peace & Harmony for Humankind
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 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 spiritually inhabiting that icon for 30 years, He finally descended into the human world as Kang Jeungsan and carried out the ‘Reordering Works of Heaven and Earth (Cheonji-gongsa).’ These Works were undertaken to rectify the disorder of the chaotic universe, realign Heaven and Earth into their proper order, and open up the eternal Earthly Paradise of the Later World. This will ultimately lead to the universal salvation of divine beings, spirits, 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 devastating calamities.
Those 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 (or spirit) worlds, and even invisible microscopic worlds all throughout the entirety of the infinite universe. The occurrence of those grievances was simply the result of the principle of mutual-contention that ruled and prevailed over all things, people, and divinities in the Former World. In order to resolve these problems, the Supreme God generated an unprecedented and extraordinary solution that only He could have created. Namely, He made divine beings cooperate with human beings, and they thereby guided one another and engaged in mutual beneficence (Shinin-uido) so as to resolve all grievances and grudges (Haewon).
The completion of this resolution will be achieved through the application of the principle of reciprocating favors out of gratitude (Boeun). Now, through the practice of the two principles of the ’Resolution of Grievances’ and the 'Grateful Reciprocating Favors', 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 (Sangseng). By doing so, the whole world will be gradually enlightened, all the various forms of mutual-contention and hatred will subside, and an Earthly Paradise of the Later World will emerge. This is what we call 'Daesoon Truth (Daesoon Jinri).’ This is an unprecedented and unique truth revealed by the Supreme God, Kang Jeungsan, 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 Heaven and Earth.' After the completion of these Great Works, Sangje Kang Jeungsan passed into Heaven as a transcendental Being and then returned to the throne of the highest God in the highest Heaven. He is none other than the Supreme God of the Ninth Heaven (Gucheon Sangje).
Daesoon Jinrihoe was established in 1969 in order to revere and practice the teachings of Lord of the Dao, Jo Jeongsan, who inherited and upheld Sangje’s great will and aspiration throughout his fifty years of religious activities. These teachings consist of Tenets, Creeds, and Aims, which are the essence of Sangje’s Daesoon Truth. Through training and devoting ourselves to the realization of these teachings, we can reach the true state of ‘Self as the Dao and the Dao as Self.’ Eventually, once we are fully enlightened to the 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 Dotong (Spiritual Mastery) which is, in other words, ‘Absolute Spiritual Enlightenment’ or ‘Perfected Unification with the Dao.’ We are now sharing this vision to encourage all people who are inspired by our message or feel a karmic connection with us to join Daesoon Jinrihoe which aims at actualizing the ‘Resolution of Grievances for Mutual Beneficence’ and creating an Earthly Paradise.