What is the world of ‘Earthly Paradise’ in Daesoonjinrihoe?
The Earthly Paradise of Later World
The World of Earthly Paradise is an ideal world that comes as the result of Sangje’s Reordering Works of Universe and the subsequent practice of Sangje’s Daesoon Truth by humanity. In contrast to the Former World ruled by conflict, the Later World is the era in which all the piled-up grudges are resolved and all sentient beings live in accordance with the principle of mutual beneficence.
In the Earthly Paradise of Later World, 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.