Shimjeong purity

Writing and etymology in Korean
심정의 순수함
[simjeong-ui sunsuam]
心情 (심정) [simjeong] – simjeong
純 (순수함) [sunsuam] – purity

Suppose man is a drop of water in a vast ocean. If we are asked if we are water of crystal purity, we have nothing to answer. Like any water, we have our own individual qualities. When we think about our degree of purity, we can say that of all our actions, there are few we can take credit for.

How can we cultivate internal purity? What criteria do we use to determine the degree of purity? The criterion by which we measure a person’s purity must be the same.

If we take water from a well, from a river or from the ocean and decide that it is pure, it is far from it. Chemical analysis will show that water is different from source to source.

The formula of water is the same, always H2O and nothing else. The formula of water does not change in the spring, summer, fall or winter, nor does it depend on the weather. The elemental composition cannot be changed, neither added nor subtracted. This is clear enough. The pure composition of water can be defined as H2O, but how do you define the purity of a human shimjeong? Here is the problem!

We have compared man to water; now we need to find the purity within ourselves, the truth, the real validity of our existence.

We must go back to the origins of human existence, searching for a point of reference. To see such a point, we look to the future, but in the search for truth we must look back to the beginning of human history. Consequently, if we really want to find the standard, we don’t have to look forward, we have to go back to the original starting point from which true values originate.

Going down to the beginning of human history, we must find the Heavenly Parent there. Only then can we go forward and build the perfect world.