Introduction to Enlightenment
The appearance of an Enlightened Being
An enlightened being appeared on island of Yeon-Hwa
in the southern sea
of Korea in
November, 1984. Since then, he has been calling himself a Tathagata and explaining
what the enlightened being could do and why this era needs the enlightened being.
But nobody has thought highly of what he said. So he is traveling all around
the world, trying to reveal the way of mankind in the world.
What is Enlightenment?
Enlightenment is opening eyes to what exists. From
the moment when you attain the supreme enlightenment, you will be able to see
what exists inside the principle that makes the things of the world exist. You
will also recognize through what matter what exists comes into being and say it.
Requirements for an Enlightened Being
In order to attain enlightenment, the exact way
to the enlightenment must be known. Firstly, the activities of the karma which
try to conquer you must be stopped. Secondly, you must be able to see what
exists. Thirdly, there must be conscience and courage. Fourthly, the karma in you
must become extinct through endless love.
The period of the advent of an Enlightened Being
As mentioned above, the one who has attained the
supreme enlightenment (the state of emancipation), calls himself a Tathagata. A
Tathagata comes along only once with the period of about 3000 years. The aim of
enlightened being's appearance is to reveal the way in the world for human
Phenomena after being Enlightened
It is worthwhile to have interest in what phenomena
happen to you if enlightenment is attained. This is because enlightenment can take
the essence of consciousness to the greatest level. If enlightenment is
attained, anguish and illusion will disappear, the five desires will become
distant, and the matters which make things in the world exist will be
The teaching of an Enlightened Being
An enlightened being says what exists. If you
accept what he says as important, like when you learn mathematics, you will
realize the fact that things in the world make their results through the single
principle. Even if the teaching of the enlightened being is very easily explained,
people who don't open their eyes to the truth of the world always have tremendous
difficulties in accepting the teaching and practicing it.
The ability of an Enlightened Being
The ability of the perfectly enlightened being
cannot be easily explained with any kinds of comparisons. This is because the
range that the enlightened being can see cannot be defined with a certain limit.
For example, the enlightened being sees much more things in a single principle
than tens of millions of scientists who have appeared up until now, have found
The value of Enlightenment
The value of enlightenment cannot be compared
with any other things. If enlightenment is attained, you will become the best
existence in the world. If you are once enlightened, it makes you exist
permanently and when you are born again in the future, your outstanding essence
will make you a Tathagata or a Great King with great power.
Things which people who want to be Enlightened
must be careful of
Those who want enlightenment must first know how
the one who has already been enlightened could attain the enlightenment. If you
are fortunate enough to meet an enlightened being, it will make the best
circumstances. But if not, you must not take any actions carelessly until you
find the exact way to the enlightenment. If you meet those who aren't
enlightened and follow their teaching, it may make yourself fall into serious
The life of an Enlightened Being
If enlightenment is attained
his life will become much harder. Firstly, he will become distant from people
around him. Secondly, it will become difficult to reveal anywhere the things
which he easily sees. It is because most people are being controlled by the
karma inside themselves and so they are unwilling to stay near an enlightened being.
Despite this reality, an enlightened being continues endlessly to do the work
that he awakens the human world.