Introduction to Enlightenment
The appearance of an Enlightened Being
An Enlightened Being appeared on Yeon‐Hwa island in the southern sea of Korea in November, 1984. Since then, he has called himself a Tathagata and has explained what the Enlightened Being could do and why this era needed the Enlightened Being. But nobody has thought highly of what he said. So he is travelling all around the world trying to reveal the way of mankind in the world.
What is Enlightenment?
Enlightenment is the opening of one's eyes to what is. If someone attains Supreme Enlightenment, from that moment on they will come to see what is inside the principle that makes the things of the world exist. They also see and say the matters through which what is, is made.
Requirements for becoming an Enlightened Being
In order to attain Enlightenment, the exact way to the Enlightenment must be known. First, the activities of the karma which try to conquer the self must be stopped. Second, one must be able to see what is. Third, there must be conscience and courage. Fourth, the karma in oneself must be extinguished through endless love.
The period of the advent of an Enlightened Being
As mentioned above, one who attains Supreme Enlightenment (the State of Emancipation), calls himself a Tathagata. A Tathagata comes along only once within a period of about 3000 years. The aim of an Enlightened Being's appearance is to reveal the way in the world for human beings.
Phenomena after being Enlightened
It is worthwhile to have interest in what phenomena happen to oneself after Enlightenment is attained. This is because Enlightenment is the thing which makes the origin of one's consciousness reach the greatest state. If Enlightenment is attained, anguish and illusion disappear, the five desires become distant, and the factors which make things in the world exist come to be perceived.
The teaching of an Enlightened Being
An Enlightened Being says what is. If people accept what he says as important, like when they learn mathematics, they come to realize the fact that things in the world make results through a single principle. Even though the teaching of the Enlightened Being is very easily taught, people who don't open their eyes to the truth of the world always have difficulties in accepting the teaching and practicing it.
The ability of an Enlightened Being
The ability of one who attains Perfect Enlightenment cannot be easily explained with any kind of comparison. This is because the wide range which the Enlightened Being can see, cannot be explained in a limited way. 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 or revealed.
The value of Enlightenment
The value of Enlightenment cannot be compared with any other things. If Enlightenment is attained, one will become the best existence in the world. Once Enlightened, it makes oneself exist permanently and when he is born again in the future, his outstanding origin will make him a Tathagata or a Great King with great power.
Things which people who want to be Enlightened must be careful of
Someone who wants Enlightenment, must first know how the one who is, or was, already Enlightened could attain the Enlightenment. If they are fortunate enough to meet an Enlightened Being, it will make for the best circumstance. But if not, they must not practice until they find the exact way to the Enlightenment. If they meet those who aren't enlightened and follow their teaching, it may put them into serious dangers.
The life of an Enlightened Being
If Enlightenment is attained, his life becomes harder. First, he becomes distant from those in his surroundings. Second, it becomes difficult to reveal anywhere the things which he easily sees. The reason is that because most people are being controlled by the karma inside themselves, they are unwilling to stay near an Enlightened Being. Despite this reality, an Enlightened Being continues endlessly to do the work that awakens the human world.