Cham Bumo Gyeong: Episode 277

Cham Bumo Gyeong
Book 10: Preparing the Ideal Environment Centering on the Providence of the Ocean and Latin America
Chapter 2: The Ocean Providence and Development of Marine Resources
Section 1: Korea, Yeosu and Geomundo
Section 1: Korea, Paragraph 24

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Yeosu and Geomundo

True Parents selected Yeosu and Sun-cheon as the center for their maritime projects. This is because they saw the expanse of ocean between Busan and Mokpo as an ideal location in the world for a future resort area with activities on both sea and land. With the vision of transforming this area into a key tourist attraction in Asia, they made plans to raise funds in Korea, Japan, China and the United States in order to develop a maritime park on the Korea Strait, near Yeosu.

For this purpose, they built the Cheong Hae (Blue Sea) Garden Training Center in the Hwayang district at the edge of Yeosu and the Ocean Resort and Hotel in Soho-dong, Yeosu. These projects show promise for helping Korea develop into a nation with an advanced marine leisure industry. They will make Yeosu the center for events that promote cooperation throughout the Pacific Rim region, and thereby contribute to the reunification of the Korean peninsula and the realization of world peace.

True Parents built the first Cheon Jeong Gung Palace in Cheongpyeong, and they have plans to build a second Cheon Jeong Gung Palace in Switzerland as a center for the unity of all religions. To represent their vision for the maritime realm, they built the Ocean Cheon Jeong Gung Palace on Geomundo. True Parents dedicated Geomundo as a holy ground on November 15, 2006. They likened Geomundo to the Holy Place and even the Holy of Holies in the Temple in Jerusalem. They said that Geomundo was like a refuge, and that any visitor who prays and offers devotion there will find forgiveness. True Parents also carried out a fishing providence at Geomundo where they formulated plans for the joint development of Jeju Island, Chujado, Geomundo, Chodo and Yeosu.

13   The coastal area between Busan and Mokpo, Korea is the only place on earth where the ocean and the land are so perfectly harmonized. The scenery there is breathtaking. There is something special about the geography of the area near Yeosu and Suncheon. Originally the land there was a flat plain, but due to pressure from the surrounding mountains, over time the middle part of the land sank. This geography is the reason this area can become an internationally known fishing location. 

This island-studded coastline is the best place for ocean fish to feed. If you want to catch big fish, you have to fish near a coast where many small fish are living. The coastal water is linked to the depths of the ocean, and the deep-water fish come to feed on the schools of small fish. Near Yeosu and Suncheon, you can find small fish living in the shallow waters and big fish living in the deep waters. They are world-class fishing locations because there are so many varieties of fish living there, and the size of the fish increases the farther out you go.

14   Yeosu in Korean means "crystal clear water." Because the water surrounding Yeosu is clear and the fish grow well, Yeosu has become the center of marine fish farming in Korea. You can find many kinds of clams and fish. The ocean gets deep very quickly. All kinds of tiny crustaceans and insects live around the islands where there are big spaces among the boulders. There small fish gather to feast on them, and big fish gather to eat the little fish. That is why all the varieties of fish that live in the Pacific Ocean and near Jeju Island, whether in the shallows or in deep waters, are concentrated in this area. Therefore, this patch of ocean is naturally an ideal place for fishing.

15   We must build a shipyard and an ocean resort in Yeosu. There are some 3,000 islands in Korea. In the Korea Strait there are many islands that have no owner. It is within a triangular zone between Korea, Japan and China. If we create a park here, many Japanese and Chinese will come to visit. Already the Japanese and Chinese have voted Jeju Island a great tourist destination, so we need to move quickly. We need to build golf courses, hotels, and all the infrastructure needed for fishing. We need to hurry because the government will soon designate this area as a tourist destination, and they will build an airport and a heliport. I am planning to inaugurate a world cup fishing tournament here in Yeosu. For this we will need to build facilities and train ourselves to use them. We have to hurry, because this can even become an event where fishermen from all six continents will compete.

16   I recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to lay the cornerstone for what will become a center of the marine leisure industry in the Hwayang district near Yeosu. A large group of dignitaries attended. I am investing several billion won for this project, which will open a new horizon for the Korean marine leisure industry. I believe this will greatly contribute to the Republic of Korea and help the nation grow into a major player in this industry. This project that we are beginning here in Yeosu will bear fruit for the Pacific Rim providence and will expand into the Asian continent. It goes without saying that it will contribute in a major way to realizing the unification of the Korean Peninsula and the peace of the world, enhancing the happiness of all humankind.

I am continuing to invest my efforts for the well-being and peace of all human beings. These efforts have many dimensions. At the moment, I am developing the Abel United Nations, which will open a new chapter of reconciliation and peace for all the people of the world. This is to fulfill God's mandate to establish the ideal world of peace where all will live by the principles of interdependence, mutual prosperity and universally shared values. The Bering Strait Project is another of my efforts, as is the development of the Hwayang Free Economic Zone near Gwangyang Bay. I have no doubt but that these will play pivotal roles for establishing peace in the Pacific Rim.

17   I moved my efforts to train people from Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean to facilities in the Yeosu-Suncheon area. All races of people are living around the Pacific Rim, so I want to bring them to Yeosu-Suncheon and educate them. Yeosu will become famous. What we need to do is create a town where Japanese, Americans and Koreans live together. That is why I am planning to build a shopping mall, one that combines the best features of malls in Japan, Korea and the United States. What would it take to build a huge mall surpassing any mall in the world? I am thinking that we will need to build a mall that is unique, different from any existing mall.

18   Yeosu and Suncheon are great locations. Here in the area of Yeosu and Suncheon I am spearheading the era of the coastline. I have become the leader in developing these cities, but more than that, I am connecting them with God. I want these cities to surpass any nearby cities, either in South Korea or in the nations that border Korea. We will make them model cities with excellent condominium complexes, fit to host an ocean exposition in the future.

19   I sanctified Geomundo as a holy place on November 15, 2006, after I finished delivering a peace message. You also have to go to Geomundo and offer your conditions of devotion. From now on, everyone without exception has to visit Geomundo. It is the place where you can settle accounts with God for all you did in your life, asking forgiveness. There you can leave your final words before departing to the next world.

20   I am going to build a palace on Geomundo. That is why I visit Geomundo whenever I come to Korea. Looking at the name Geomundo, I consider the Chinese characters for geo-mun (巨文), as "the great Moon," but I do not literally interpret do as "island" (島), but as "the way" (道) This place is the way in the ocean, the way of the great Moon. 

The palace on Geomundo will become a place where all people of the world will come by boat to rest, pray and offer devotion. The palace that I am going to build on Geomundo will be like the Holy Place, or even the Holy of Holies. It will become a place of rest and prayer where all of you and your brothers and sisters around the world can come at any time. Those who visit and pray at Geomundo will leave having received forgiveness. It will be a place of refuge, a place to get away from the world.

21   The bases of Yeosu tourism are the islands of Baekdo, Chodo and Geomundo. Since I interpret the name "Geomundo" to mean "the way of the great Moon," we need to establish ourselves there. There we can catch many fish that live in deep water, including bass and yellow tail. These islands are the collapsed remains of what were once tall mountains, providing an ideal environment for many fish to live in the waters between them. There are even cliffs from which you can fish. To secure yourself on the cliff you can tie a rope to a pine tree growing on a nearby ledge, snap the rope to your safety belt, and find a firm foothold. There is no place to sit comfortably and fish, but these safety measures will keep you from falling into the ocean if you doze off while fishing. When I fished this way, I broke the record for catching the most flathead mullet.

22   Geomundo is where we should build our new base on the southern end of Korea. Originally I thought of building Cheon Seung Ho boats there and then fishing off the coast of Chujado Island. You can catch many Japanese Spanish mackerel there. In Korea, the only place where you can fish for Japanese Spanish mackerel all year round is off the coasts of the islands of Chujado and Geomundo. Yellowtail, bass and grey mullet also live in those waters. You can catch them not only in summer, but also in winter. Thus it occurred to me that we have to farm these fish, because they are hardy fish that can withstand the seasons. We need to find a way to propagate them all over the world.

We will need to build a coastal museum, a training center and an aquaculture college. The best place for these activities is Geomundo. Its port is excellent, and geographically it is so well-sheltered that you could fish even amid a typhoon. Geomundo is situated like Hawaii where, on the north and south sides of the Big Island near the coffee plantations, people can fish in all four seasons. At Geomundo, likewise, you can fish all throughout the year. There you can find every kind of fish you ever wanted to catch. We will build educational facilities where we can teach people all the skills required for catching fish and what makes for the best bait. We can even teach how to build boats. We can disseminate all the knowledge and skills in the marine field. For this, we can make a full course of education in which students train on all these islands Jeju, Chujado, Geomundo, Chodo and then at Yeosu.

23   We must buy land on Geomundo. There we will build a palace for the south of the country, an ocean palace. When I went to South America, I dedicated a holy ground that I named the Original Holy Ground, Root Holy Ground and Victory Holy Ground. Based on that foundation I had intended to build an underwater palace there in the middle of the water. Now I have moved this plan to Geomundo. On Geomundo, which is surrounded by crystal clear water and many islands, I want to start building God's nation.

24   The Cheon Jeong Gung Palace is the model on earth of God's palace in heaven. The first Cheon Jeong Gung Palace is located at Cheongpyeong. The second Cheon Jeong Gung Palace must be a place that can unite all the religions, so I have talked about building it in Switzerland. Next, we will need a Cheon Jeong Gung Palace that represents the ocean. We need to build an ocean base for God, an ocean palace. Geomundo is a suitable place for this.

It was on Geomundo (Port Hamilton) that the British set up a naval base in order to defend Korea against Russia during the latter half of the 19th century. In this way the United Kingdom fulfilled its responsibility at the Eve nation to defend Korea. We will now build the Ocean Cheon Jeong Gung Palace on Geomundo, based on the foundation of the British ambassadors who came to Korea and fulfilled Eve's responsibility within the world providence. This is the historical foundation upon which the Ocean Palace will be built. This palace will represent the marine world.

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