Completion of Chun Il Guk Scriptures in Korean Magazine
Monthly JoongAng (December 2015 issue)
A Korean National Major Monthly Magazine
Translated by PR Department of Tongil Foundation
FFWPU Korea Published “Chun Il Guk Scriptures”
Various Experts Participate and Completed after Long 3-Year March
‘Cheon Seong Gyeong’ ‘Pyeong Hwa Gyeong’ ‘Cham Bumo Gyeong’
Three Major Scriptures Enterprise Completed with the 3rd Anniversary of the Seonghwa of Rev. Sun Myung Moon
It has been three years since Rev. Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU), has passed away. Once renowned as a worldwide religious leader, Rev. Moon is regarded on the world stage as an individual who, throughout the 93 years of his life, left an extraordinary legacy of world peace and human salvation.
The FFWPU has been doing its utmost to carry on and develop such traditions, as well as the unfinished work of Rev. Moon, centered on Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon. One such activity is a compilation of lectures that Rev. Moon left behind, as well as the creation of a scripture enterprise for the future.
Rev. Moon used to hold education sessions with his followers at 5 a.m., not missing a single day. And throughout his whole life, he gave lectures to the public. The book that contains all of the contents from these lectures is titled, “The Sermons of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon,” and contains 615 books as documents. Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon has also toured the world, and has given hundreds of public speeches.
The “Chun Il Guk Scripture” enterprise that contains the quotations from the life of Rev. Moon inside and out has been completed just in time for the 3rd Anniversary of Rev. Moon’s Seonghwa. The “Chun Il Guk Scripture” is composed of three books: the “Cheon Seong Gyeong” that selected the main points from Rev. Moon’s lectures, the “Pyeong Hwa Gyeong” that included the public lectures and the “Cham Bumo Gyeong” that contains the background and life course of Rev. Moon. Amongst these the “Cheon Seong Gyeong” has a special feature of added quotations that had not been listed since the first edition from 10 years ago.
Each religion has a scripture that has recorded quotations on the past of its founder. With the 1st Anniversary of Rev. Moon’s Seonghwa ahead, the FFWPU has also been working on the “Chun Il Guk Scriptures” publishing enterprise as part of succeeding the unfinished work of Rev. Moon, and primarily held a publishing commemoration ceremony for the “Pyeong Hwa Gyeong,” as well as the revised version of the “Cheong Seong Gyeong,” on June 10, 2013. And this year, on September 1, in commemoration of the 3rd Anniversary of Rev. Moon’s Seonghwa, the “Cham Bumo Gyeong” was released at a publishing ceremony with world leaders in attendance.
FFWPU created the Chun Il Guk Scripture Compilation Committee (Director Young-Whi Kim) on August 30, 2012, and after a long 3-year march with much help from various experts, the Scripture Enterprise has recently been completed.
3 Major Scriptures’ Translation Work into Various Languages in Process
The “Chun Il Guk Scriptures” were composed by breaking up “The Sermons of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon” into many subtopics. The original “Cheon Seong Gyeong” has up to 400 books included; and this time, in the process of binding several copies, overlapping contents were replaced with new contents.
In the revised edition of the “Cheon Seong Gyeong,” 13 books are included such as “God,” “True Parents,” “True Love,” “True Person,” “True Family,” “True Creation,” “Earthly Life and the Spirit World,” “Life of Faith and Training,” “Home Church and the Tribal Messiah,” “The Philosophy of Peace,” “Ceremonies and Holy Days,” “Cheon Il Guk” and “Peace Messages,” alongside “True Parents’ Prayers.”
In the “Pyeong Hwa Gyeong,” 340 volumes from the public lectures of Rev. Moon are divided into 10 topics, and 178 books were carefully selected, including “The Principles of True Peace,” “God’s Homeland and the Peace Kingdom,” “The Mission of Religion in Achieving God’s Ideal,” “The True Family Movement,” “Absolute Values and a New World Order,” “The Role of Women in Creating the Ideal World,” “The World of the Culture of Heart,” “The Reunification of Korea and World Peace,” “The Role of Nations in Realizing World Peace” and “True Parents, the Hope of God and Humankind.”
Amongst the eight books that Rev. Moon selected during his lifetime, “True Family—Gateway to Heaven” and “Owner of Peace and Owner of Lineage” were also included. “The Sermons of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon,” “Exposition of the Divine Principle,” “Cheon Seong Gyeong,” “Pyeong Hwa Shin Gyeong,” “True Family—Gateway to Heaven,” “Family Pledge,” “Owner of Peace and Owner of Lineage,” and the “World Scripture” are the eight teaching materials and textbooks that Rev. Moon selected to leave as his will and testament for the world and humankind.
Of the “Chun Il Guk Scriptures,” which is to be displayed this time, each book has been made with a hard cover containing 1,648 pages of high quality material, as well as a translation process that has been taking place with the “Cheon Seong Gyeong” and “Pyeong Hwa Gyeong,” published in Japanese on August 23, 2013 for the 1st Anniversary of Rev. Moon’s Seonghwa, the “Cheon Seong Gyeong” and “Pyeong Hwa Gyeong” in English on August 12, 2014 for the 2nd Anniversary of Rev. Moon’s Seonghwa and the “Cham Bumo Gyeong” in Japanese and English last September.
At the Dowon Building in Mapo, Seoul, where the Chun Il Guk Scripture Compilation Committee created the materials, the translation process of the “Cham Bumo Gyeong” into Spanish is almost complete; and it is anticipated that the “3 Major Scriptures” are to be translated into many languages very soon.
Following the Seonghwa of Rev. Moon, Dr. Han requested, “Rev. Moon’s lectures and his entire past is like a jewel. We must make that jewel more valuable than anything else,” and regularized the Chun Il Guk Scripture Enterprise. Dr. Han said at the publishing ceremony of the revised edition of the “Cheon Seong Gyeong” and the “Pyeong Hwa Gyeong” on June 10, 2013, “Such words must stay in order and become a beautiful jewel; and to think that such jewels are roped into a straight line gives me much joy,” and emphasized, “Let us become one with the words of Rev. Moon and with fervent action, strive as leaders that open a new era.”
On September 1 at the Cheong Pyeong Heaven and Earth Training Center in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi, the publishing ceremony of the “Cham Bumo Gyeong” successfully took place with 900 domestic and foreign honored guests and church leaders participating. On this day, the English and Japanese Editions were presented simultaneously.
The “Cham Bumo Gyeong” included 13 volumes such as “True Parents’ Incarnation and the Era of True Parents,” “Sacred Birth and Calling of True Parents,” “Official Beginning of Life Course and the Founding of the Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity,” “Mankind Salvation through the Blessing,” “Providence Foothold Expansion and Beginning-of-the-Year Slogan,” “World Tour and World Mission Work,” “Journey of Suffering and Victory of True Parents,” “Realization of North and South Unification and World Peace,” “Media, Education, and Art Activities for a Pure Heart Culture World,” “Environment Creation and Providence of the Ocean and Central and South America,” “Interreligious Peace Movements and Spirit World Liberation Providence,” “Founding of FFWPU and the Providence of the Era of Women,” and the “Completion of the Providence of Restoration and the Settlement of Chun Il Guk,” adding the “True Parents’ Major Providence Records” in the appendix.
Another feature in a special text is organized as the explanations of each topic’s meaning, the exact period of time, as well as the situation at the moment, in order to clearly grasp all of the activities that Rev. Moon and his esteemed wife have unfolded.
Hundreds of Millions of Won in Scholarships Presented Domestically and Internationally for the Training of Outstanding Individuals
At the publishing ceremony, Dr. Han said, “The 3 Major Scriptures are the essence of the history of the providence, and is an unprecedented and perfect jewel that cannot be altered anymore,” and emphasized, “The reason for putting our utmost into this process over the past three years was to spread and expand God’s love towards humankind.”
Compilation Committee Director Young-Whi Kim explained in his commemorative words, “The 3 Major Scriptures have picked the jewel-like points from the 700 books of Rev. Moon, and clearly included them into a final report made through blood, sweat and tears.”
Former Religion Association of Korea Leader Jae-Seok Lee emphasized in his words of publishing, “The Chun Il Guk Scriptures, by compiling the words and life works of Rev. Moon and his esteemed wife, yields a great legacy that shows us the life model that mankind must follow.”
Also, former Vice-Chairman of the Democratic Peace Unification Advisory Committee Min-Ha Kim assessed through his congratulatory message, “The Chun Il Guk Scriptures, especially the ‘Cham Bumo Gyeong,’ will become an excellent guide of True Love and Peace, justice and truth, as well as consciousness to humankind, from the viewpoint of including the vivid records of Rev. Moon’s and Dr. Han’s life course of sacrifice and spreading True Love to mankind.”
This scripture compilation operation was published after going through a verification process of planning ▷ searching for each topic ▷ categorizing and editing ▷ and supervision, passed through the oversight of many people and had invested in it a lot of devotion. Readers that have received these 3 Major Scriptures have welcomed it, and are saying that it shall play an excellent role in realizing the last community of mankind, Chun Il Guk.
It was seen that in order to realize a great family society centered on Rev. Moon and his esteemed wife, outstanding individuals were needed more than ever before, so a special interest and investment was demonstrated in the field of education. As a result of such efforts, Sun Moon University and the University of Bridgeport, Unification Theological Seminary, Cheongshim Graduate School of Theology, Kyung Bok Elementary School, Sun Hwa Arts Middle and High School, Sun Jung Middle and High School and many other education institutions, were established.
In order to continue such unfinished work, Dr. Han founded the Wonmo Pyeongae Foundation on February 20, 2013, and as its first enterprise held a presentation ceremony by selecting 745 scholarship students, and providing them with scholarships at a scale of 4 billion won. The foundation also held an awards ceremony for five individuals and five organizations that had performed volunteer work for neglected neighbors, and on February 28, 2014, selected 1,455 people domestically and internationally, presenting a sum amount of 10 billion won. And on February 28, 2015, the foundation provided 10 billion won in scholarships to 2,000 people from 68 countries around the world, putting its heart and soul into training outstanding individuals.