Cham Bumo Gyeong: Episode 381
Cham Bumo Gyeong
Book 13: The Completion of Restoration and the Settlement of Cheon Il Guk
Chapter 2: Foundation Day and the Inheritance of True Parents' Tradition
Section 2: True Father's Seonghwa (Holy Ascension) and Inheriting the Tradition, Paragraph 14
Section 3: The Three Cheon Il Guk Scriptures, Paragraph 08
14 We must establish heaven's tradition. You should become people who study True Parents' words every day at hoondokhae and live accordingly. You need to understand that the result of your life will depend on how absolutely you attend True Parents, whether in your workplace or in your daily life. If you live your life with absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience, heaven will give you great blessings.
15 In the future you will be able to experience that Father is with you in spirit. True Father promised that. So, if you want to see Father, please bring substantial results. I hope you can see him that way. During his lifetime, Father did not expose his arms and legs to anyone. He said that he took great care to protect his body, even in prison. Do you think he will appear to anyone anytime and perform spiritual works? So I am saying, “Let's move forward with one accord, totally focused on the Will and centered on the Principle.” All of our blessed families must recommit themselves in preparation for Foundation Day.
Section 3. The Three Cheon Il Guk Scriptures
Compiling the Cheon Il Guk scriptures
A set of three Cheon Il Guk scriptures are being compiled: the Cheon Seong Gyeong (Heavenly Scripture) containing topical selections from True Parents' words essential for the citizens of Cheon Il Guk; the Chambumo Gyeong (True Parents' Scripture) covering True Parents' life course and accomplishments as told in their own words; and the Pyeong Hwa Gyeong (Peace Scripture) containing the key addresses and proclamations that True Parents made in various places around the world throughout their lives, to love all humankind and build a world of peace.
Right after True Father's Holy Ascension, True Mother directed that the scriptures be compiled and organized by topic, in order to preserve and pass on True Father's legacy and tradition. She directed these scriptures be used as the textbooks by future generations. True Mother has been guiding the providence, with oneness in heart, oneness in body, oneness in thought, oneness in harmony and oneness in core with True Father in the spirit world. She is totally committed and gives her utmost devotion to establishing the tradition of God and True Parents. In directing the compilation of the Cheon Il Guk scriptures, she was preparing the conditions for this tradition to take root in generations to come.
1 It is urgent that Father's words be gathered and organized. We have many volumes of Father's words, but they are not properly organized. The same is true of many of the books of his words that have been published.
When we look at the 2,000 years of Christian history, we can see that Jesus' teachings were spread throughout the world with just one book—the Bible. Unless Father's words are organized similarly, the situation in the future will be chaotic. People in the future must be presented with Fathers words as the eternal Word. Since the root is one, the trunk is one, and the fruit is one, when people read them, there will be no arguing or disputing about the Principle and its rules.
The Word must be the standard and guideline for all people in their daily lives. Yet, Fathers words currently are not organized in good order. This greatly concerns me. Compare them to a gemstone. No matter how precious the gemstone is, it will not shine unless it is cut, shaped and polished. Father's words are like the gemstone of all gemstones, but they are like a gemstone that has not been cut and polished. If I were to leave it the way it is now, who will cut it, shape it and polish it? You will not be able to do it. No one else but I can do it.
I want to bring glory to heaven by ensuring that Father's words will remain eternally. I am doing this so that no one, not even a person of great ability who may appear many generations later, will alter them. I am the only one who can undertake this task.
2 Do you know providential history as well as I do? You only know about what has been accomplished. Do you know the Principle as much as I do? That's why I want you to follow me and accept what I am doing. What I am doing is all for the sake of future generations. A new version of the Cheon Seong Gyeong has been compiled. I hope that it will be your guide to living a full life on earth, so that when the end comes and you go to the spirit world, you will leave holding it in your arms. Then I hope that you will say to True Father, “Thanks to the education I received from True Mother, I loved your words during my life, so much so that I carried your book with me in my arms.” I am determined to complete, conclude and consummate all my responsibilities during my lifetime.
3 You should be grateful to True Parents. Through their teachings, you came to understand the law of indemnity. You learned that you could not advance unless you go through the principle of restoration through indemnity. That is what you need to do in order to stand in the same realm of heart as True Parents and live within it. From True Parents' perspective, when it comes to this point, True Children are in the same shoes. Therefore, as long as I remain alive, I shall work to establish heaven's tradition, so that all of you, True Family members included, can stand upright within the same realm of heart as True Parents. The Cheon Il Guk scriptures are being compiled and published in order to establish that tradition.
4 True Father's words are the truth. They are the Principle. You must study them and live by them in order to be able to build the world of love based on the culture of heart and offer it to True Parents. I hope that you will do your utmost to accomplish this. I am sure that all of you know what it means to live according to the teachings of True Father, who is now in the spirit world. Please make a pledge before True Father that you will stand as mature sons and daughters.
Purpose and process
There are three main purposes for compiling and publishing the Cheon Il Guk scriptures. The first is to preserve the life and words of True Parents, who have walked the course of restoration through indemnity, and leave them as a legacy for all humankind. The second is to present the vision of Cheon Il Guk and guidelines for the citizens of Cheon Il Guk. Finally, it is to cultivate everyone's spirituality and character, by studying the scriptures during hoondokhae all throughout the world and even in the spirit world.
Among the three scriptures, Cheon Seong Gyeong and Pyeong Hwa Gyeong were presented on Foundation Day in 2013. The Japanese translations of these books were presented at the first anniversary of True Father's Holy Ascension. The English translations took 15 months to complete, and they were presented at the second anniversary of True Fathers Holy Ascension. The volumes are being translated into many other languages. The Korean edition of Chambumo Gyeong was presented at the 3rd Foundation Day in 2015.
5 One of True Father's achievements was to set before fallen humanity his precious words of truth. They are like gemstones. His words should not be left in disarray, but rather formed into beautiful jewelry such as the Cheon Seong Gyeong. It makes me very happy and grateful to think of the Cheon Seong Gyeong, where all those precious jewels are threaded together in one book.
With the publication of the Cheon Seong Gyeong, we are now in a position to accelerate our efforts toward the age of Cheon Il Guk. These words will become the actual center. As the fruit of True Father's life, they will be the pillars of Cheon Il Guk. How happy will God be if you unite with these words and fulfill your responsibility and mission in your own position? We are still responsible to fulfill the Will that heaven expects of us. It is our responsibility to guide all people in the world as quickly as possible to become citizens of Cheon Il Guk. I am saying that since we are the first citizens of Cheon Il Guk, we have this responsibility.
You can all stand in the position of devoted children and be the owners of Cheon Il Guk. However, if you are lazy, heaven will not wait for you. You need to think of how you will fulfill your responsibility and make a determination to fulfill it.
Today, as we mark the publication of the Cheon Seong Gyeong and Pyeong Hwa Gyeong, I hope that you will take these jewels of truth that heaven has given you and use them to invest yourself totally to save humanity.
6 The Word is our root. Speaking of the human body, it is like the spine. If something happens to the spine, all the organs will become twisted and you will get sick. That is how important the Word is. Through the Cheon Il Guk scriptures, we are able to live with True Father. We can breathe in oneness with his divine spirit and his truth. That being the case, what incredible words of life these are to all of you! No one should have to thirst for the eternal truth. These words must live and breathe inside you, not only for you but for the sake of your descendants. They must not benefit you alone, but as I said, we must re-create our environment. If we expand the domain of goodness, the shadows of darkness will naturally fade away. They are bound to disappear.
7 While you are still alive, you must let people know about True Parents. The reason we remain alive today is to teach people about the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind. You should not forget this. If you don't do this, it is as if you have no life in you. When I think about this, I feel that one day is like 1,000 years. It is important for me to preserve Father's work and his entire life history for future generations.
I want you to carry the Cheon Il Guk scriptures, in which Fathers teachings are organized, every day and wherever you go. Just as Christians carry the Bible around with them, I want you to carry these scriptures of Fathers words—the Cheon Seong Gyeong, Pyeong Hwa Gyeong and Chambumo Gyeong—and never let them leave your side. They will be important tools that will help you save many lives. You have no idea what precious tools these books are. Now that the texts that can save humankind have appeared, you must make the best use of them to save many lives.
8 You all must liberate your ancestors. After you liberate your ancestors, you must create an environment for them to be free from all indemnity and then invest yourself in outreach work. You need to make a life- or-death determination to do so. In order for you to do this, I made the Cheon Seong Gyeong and Pyeong Hwa Gyeong, containing the extract or essence of True Father's words.
Now you must become people who make the utmost effort to save even one more life by telling them about True Parents, even giving up sleep to do so. You need to put this into practice. You need to take action.
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