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Doctrines

Overview of Doctrines

The doctrines of Daesoon Jinrihoe are summarized as follows:

The Tenets are
Virtuous Concordance of Yin and Yang,
Harmonious Union between Divine Beings and Human Beings,
Resolution of Grievances for Mutual Beneficence,
Perfected Unification with Dao

The Four Cardinal Mottos are
Quieting the mind, Quieting the body, Reverence for heaven, and Spiritual Cultivation.

The Three Essential Attitudes are
Sincerity, Respectfulness, and Faithfulness.

We Aim to
Propagate Daesoon Truth throughout the world,
Save all people,
Promoting national interests and bringing peace to the citizenry, and
Create an Earthly Paradise,
through the Renewal of Human Beings and the Transformation of Human Spirits.

Tenets

The tenets are the most important and core teachings and the right directions which lead to the aims of Daesoon Jinrihoe.

Virtuous Concordance of Yin and Yang (Eumyang-hapdeok) Harmonious Union between Divine Beings and Human Beings (Sinin-johwa) Resolution of Grievances for Mutual Beneficence (Haewon-sangsaeng) Perfected Unification with Dao (Dotong-jingyeong)
Virtuous Concordance of Yin and Yang
This refers to the harmonious and balanced integration of the virtues of yin and yang in order to bring about the ideal relations among all beings or existent things in the universe.

All things in the universe form pairs because they always exist in relationships of relativity; each with its own counterpart. They are referred to as ‘yin and yang.’ Some examples of this include, light and darkness, heaven and earth, divine beings and human beings, soul and body and other such complementary polarities. However, the Former World was a world of oppressed yin and revered yang wherein yin and yang had fallen into a bias favoring yang, thereby, conflicted relationship with one another. Therefore, this tenet is undertaken to create concordance and harmony between yin and yang while also preventing them from bias or conflict against one another.

For instance, all social or human relations such as those between nation and individual, parent and child, and husband and wife are necessarily relationships characterized by mutual dependence. Yet, these relationships are often subject to conflict and disharmony. Therefore, the ‘Virtuous Concordance of Yin and Yang’, in terms of social or human relations, refers the resolution of these conflicts and the creation of a harmonious state wherein human beings truly collaborate and help one another achieve mutual beneficence.
Harmonious Union between Divine Beings and Human Beings
This means that divine beings and human beings can come to depend on each other in a harmonious and complementary way so that they eventually transform themselves into ideal beings.

The human mind is an invisible gate and pathway through which all kinds of spirits (including divinities, common spirits, or even demons) come in and out. Some of them might be good whereas others might be evil. Through our cultivation process, those evil spirits who have karmic affinity with the affected individual could gradually be transformed through mutual beneficence to no longer harbor any grudges or grievances. This is a crucial part of the ‘Resolution of Grievances for Mutual Beneficence.’ In this way, spirits and humans could be purified and ultimately gain enlightenment alongside one another. And once enlightened, humans are no longer affected by evil spirits and will be able to harmonize with divine beings, and this ultimately leads to the state of ‘Perfected Unification with Dao.’ Finally, they can contribute to the opening up of the Later World of Earthly Paradise by bringing about various mystical events.

In order to achieve this state, guidance or help from divine beings is integral during the cultivation process, however, it cannot be easily attained unless the human mind has been sincerely set upon saving all the sentient beings who have been plagued by their own grievances. This state is only attainable once their minds have achieved consistency with the Supreme God’s mind; the mind of the One who descended to Earth to save the whole world. By doing so, the divine beings who interact with that person can gain merit as well.
Resolution of Grievances for Mutual Beneficence
This includes the whole process of resolving grievances or grudges held by or against divinities, people, and all things as well as the process of preventing them from ever arising again in the future.

Generally, people provoke ‘Grievances or Grudges against Others (Cheok)’ through their vanity and limitless greed. These grievances or grudges may have been created in either your present life or past life. They are the main source of misfortune that prevents you from succeeding in life and achieving happiness. Our spiritual cultivation is a combination of Haewon (carrying out the resolution of all such grievances or grudges by practicing specific forms of spiritual cultivation created by Lord of Dao Jo Jeongsan) and Sangsaeng (living within our means and promoting the betterment of others in order not to provoke any further grievances).

In this manner, if humans cultivate deeply enough, they can achieve purity, eliminate selfishness, and create harmony with others. Then, all grievances and grudges piled up from remote ages among humans as well as between humans and spirits will be resolved and this will lead to the realization of ultimate peace and harmony for humankind.
Perfected Unification with Dao
This means that humans and the entirety of the Three Realms reach a perfected and truly enlightened state. Once mind and body have become perfectly clean and pure without any grievances through cultivation, one can be completely unified with great divinities and eventually reach human perfection. The Three Realms of Heaven, Earth, and Humanity will likewise be elevated into the highest dimension. Those who reached the this state will have a thorough and full understanding of all things in the universe with the ability to do anything they wish. By doing so, an everlasting paradise will eventually come to arise in this world.

Creeds

Creeds are the necessary conditions that Dao cohorts have to follow to achieve the aims of Daesoon Jinrihoe. The category of Creeds consists of 'Four Cardinal Mottos' and 'Three Essential Attitudes.' They appear as follows:
Quieting the Mind
Since the heart-mind controls your conduct, you should return it to its unbiased, impartial, authentic, and pure state so that you do not fall into traps set by others or end up distracted by futile desires. Furthermore, you should always quiet your heart-mind to attain your ultimate goal.

Quieting the Body
Since your heart-mind ultimately manifests as your behavior or your physical actions, you should conduct yourself in accordance with ritual propriety and dutiful righteousness and adhere to ethical norms while ridding yourself of vanity and avarice.

Reverence for Heaven
In being careful regarding all your actions and behaviors, you should always keep your heart-mind focused on serving Sangje even when asleep. And you should not forget to be respectful and sincere to Sangje. Keep in mind that He is always beside you.

Spiritual Cultivation
While quieting your mind and body, you should fully concentrate your reverent mind on Sangje with your desire to worship Him sincerely. In other words, you should direct this reverent energy to your lower Dantian (the elixir field considered to be a qi-energy or life-force center located in the lower abdomen) by reciting incantations while continuously maintaining reverence and sincerity. This whole process should be done with the ultimate goal of achieving integration with divine spirits. This leads to perfect enlightenment.
Sincerity
You should contribute to the transformation and salvation of all sentient beings by achieving integration with divine spirits from a state of mutual alignment with Dao.
In order to achieve this state, you need to focus on maintaining a true and sincere heart-mind through which you can coordinate and integrate with divine spirits. The heart-mind governs the body and commands all mental activities such as concerns or worries about oneself. Whether moving or sitting still, whatever goes through your mind is a product of your heart-mind. All possibilities exist first in your heart-mind before their potential actualization in the physical world. Therefore, Sincerity means having a heart-mind that is endlessly attentive to addressing your own insufficiencies. That is, being sincere means maintaining a mind that is continuously concerned with detecting and correcting any insufficiencies in your exertions or dedication. Doing this will enable you to complete your tasks as a Dao cohort.

Respectfulness
Respectfulness is conducting yourself with utmost decency while exemplifying the right attitude of a Dao cohort. In other words, it is the proper conduct that is consistent with devoting your heart-mind to the observation of ritual propriety.

Faithfulness
Once you make up your mind, be consistent and remain unaffected by gain and loss, right and wrong, favoritism and dependency. Do not claim ‘one’ as ‘two’, and do not insist that your ‘three’ is the only ‘three.’ Do not say ‘that’ is ‘this’ or say ‘front’ is ‘back’. Be persistent enough to venture through the eternal vastness of the past just as the four seasons and day and night are constant in their own cyclical transitions. Be steadfast enough to resolve all accumulated grievances and grudges (known as ‘negative karma’ in Buddhist terminology) from your past just as rivers and mountains have maintained their integrity throughout the ages. Keep completing your tasks as approach due dates and work within agreed upon limits. Keep moving forward with the greatest devotion by committing yourself to reaching the zenith of your practice. All the aforementioned benefits are only realizable through faithfulness.

Aims

There are six aims in Daesoon Jinriohoe. However, these aims form pairs. The paired aims are interrelated with each other. The ones which appear second are achieved based upon the first one. In other words, it is through former aims, that the latter are able to be achieved. These aims can serve as the best description of our identity and also as the best summary of the vision of Daesoon Jinrihoe.
Guarding against Self-deception – Transformation of Human Spirit
The first aim (Guarding against Self-deception) is to focus on our inner selves by opening up our authentic heart-minds as they are without fabrications. ‘Guarding against Self-deception’ means literally ‘do not deceive yourself.’ However, it does not merely mean ‘not to tell lies,’ but rather, it includes revealing our emotions or thoughts towards fostering mutual understanding and eventually finding harmony with others in every aspect of our cultivatory lives. This is because our heart-mind is the gate
and pathway through which all kinds of spirits enter and exit. Once they come to be unlocked, all affected active or even dormant sprits can easily reveal themselves, which can serve as a momentum to resolve their grievances or grudges through the merits of the ‘Great Dao of the Resolution of Grievances for Mutual Beneficence’ as revealed by the Supreme God, Sangje, during His Reordering Works.
The heart-minds of human beings have gradually deteriorated due to the time humans spent dominated by the principle of mutual contention. Consequently, all of people and also spirits have finally fallen into severe deviation from their original states of purity and their innate consciences while the grievances and grudges that affect them have accumulated. Our dispositions are negatively affected by those factors that come to embed themselves deep into our hearts and eventually manifest in our bad habits and behaviors.
Therefore, in order to resolve those grievances by enlightening all related spirits, there is no other way aside from cultivation based on ‘Guarding against Self-deception.’ When this is done, grievances in which we are entangled become eligible for resolution. This means that those spirits which negatively affect us will begin to awaken into enlightenment and ultimately, my own spirit will be transformed. By doing so, we can also correct our bad habits and behaviors, and furthermore, even our mental or physical disorders can also be rectified. However, it should be noted that on its own, this is not a sufficient condition for the ‘Resolution of Grievances for Mutual Beneficence’ but it is an essential prerequisite nevertheless. In other words, in order to achieve the perfect ‘Resolution of grievances for Mutual Beneficence (Haewon Sangsaeng)’ in our lived practice of cultivation, we need to adjoin it to the concurrent practice of the ‘Grateful Reciprocation of Favors for Mutual Beneficence (Boeun Sangsaeng) ’ This promotes the betterment of others and avoids the provocation of further grievances and grudges (Cheok) while living within our means based upon our principles of cultivation.
Through this process, we can gradually restore our innate consciences to reflect our noble human nature bestowed upon us by Heaven, which is a state of honesty and truthfulness free from avarice and selfishness. And the other accompanying aims can then be achieved in sequential order.
Consequently, ‘Guarding against Self-deception’ is the only mean by which human beings can purify and enlighten their heart-minds leading into the transformation of human spirit. In other words, through the cultivation based upon this aim, we humans can transform our spirit from the state of mutual contention, which has long burdened humanity, into a new state of harmony and mutual beneficence.
Realizing Earthly Immortals – Renewal of Human Beings
The second aim is to thoroughly renew ourselves while leaving no stone unturned. An ‘Earthly Immortal’ is a perfected and ideal human being who has attained ultimate divine status and transcended aging and death through the cultivation of Daesoon Truth. This new human being is a Dotong-gunja, who is unified with divinities while reciprocally responding to each other and reached the state of ‘Harmonious Union between Human Beings and Divine Beings (Sinin-johwa)’.
Some human beings alive today will eventually achieve earthly immortality, and this is also referred to as the ‘Renewal of
Human Beings.’ This renewal is undertaken so that humans can be renewed perfectly and reach immaculate optimization in both their disposition and physical constitution through practicing the Dao of Mutual Beneficence and by being reborn as the leaders of the Earthly Paradise of the Later World.
Creation of Earthly Paradise – Re-creation of the World
The third aim is for the world. ‘Earthly Paradise’ is a world enlightened through Dao, wherein the world will become one family so that people will be governed in reasonable and rational manner not by power or punishment. And they will live in perfect harmony without any conflict and struggle.
A man who is in government service, being moderate and rational, shall not have more honor than he deserves. People will no longer be subject to agony or distress caused from their resentment, avarice or lewdness. They will free themselves from suffering caused from disease or sickness and burial process after dying. They never age and never die.
In addition, there will no longer be any distinction between the rich and the poor. People will come and go anywhere at their choice. With heaven being lowered, people ascend and descend at their will even into ninth Heaven. Also, their wisdom will be ultimately brightened that people will be well-versed in the past, present and future and all the worlds both in humanity and in divinity.
There will be no longer three disasters resulted from flood, fire, and wind. Eventually the world will become literally an Earthly Paradise full of auspicious and propitious energy.
The current world shall be re-created into an earthly paradise, which is also referred to as the ‘Re-creation of the World.’ This re-creation is undertaken to greatly open up a new world of universal harmony and perfect Mutual Beneficence shared among all of humanity and spirits as well.