The hoondok fever sweeping Asia with the Philippines as the center
March 18, 2012
Dearest True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind and King of Cosmic Peace
I would like to report on the 100-times hoondok movement with the eight hoondok textbooks in Asia, which are an eternal treasure you have left for mankind.
As a frontline worker I have long been agonizing over how to create a lasting tradition of hoondok with this treasure, which you have prepared through your victories in life-and-death struggles. Now, the tradition of hoondok is spreading with an amazing speed like an acute virus. No one who catches this virus is able to get it off, because it gives them an experience where a desire of the original mind springs up over all physical desires and takes them beyond the limits of the Fall to a place of ineffable joy.
Now I would like to tell you how this hoondok movement started and unfolded. Masaaki Chaen is one of the Japanese missionaries to the Dominican Republic, a country to which you have sent me as a National Messiah. He has invested over seven years into hoondok and set a model. He did a 100 hoondok with seven of the eight textbooks designated by you, the remaining being 1000-volume collection of your speech. Those seven are the 1-hour lecture manual, 3-hour lecture manual, and 12-hour lecture manual, which were produced by President Gil Ja Sa Eu on your direction, and The Exposition of the Divine Principle, As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen, Messages of Peace, and Cheon Seong Gyeong. It took him 3 months to read the 12-hour manual 100 times, 7 months to do The Exposition, 6 months to do As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen, and 5 months to do Messages of Peace. And I have been informed that it takes 120 hours to read Cheon Seong Gyeong once. Nevertheless, this missionary completed a 100 hoondok of Cheon Seong Gyeong, taking 5 years and 2 months from June 1, 2005 to July 21, 2010. Every day from March 2004, he invested 3 hours from 4:00 am and 3 hours before sleep into hoondok, completing the 100 hoondok in seven years and setting a model. Asked how he was not exhausted while investing so much time into hoondok, he said it was because he experienced God’s presence every time he did hoondok. He said he met the limitless love of God and a God who is living and working.
According to him, when he started hoondok, it was difficult for him to concentrate even for more than 10 minutes, but now he is able to sit still and read for 7~8 hours. His family were surprised to see how much his character had changed through hoondok, and I have also witnessed the great extent to which hoondok can change people. His change is giving a lot of inspiration to people around him, a case that testifies to the power of hoondok to unify mind and body.
I have toured around Asia with him, with Chaen giving a testimony on his seven-year experience of hoondok, and me explaining your guidance on and the importance of hoondok. This gave the audience the confidence to take the challenge, and now an unstoppable whirlwind of hoondok is blowing, and models of hoondok are springing up in Asia.
If we do hoondok with vague aims and methods, we will get exhausted on the way. However, I see that when people follow the method established by Chaen, they all become enticed and even addicted to hoondok. First of all, to be a champion of hoondok, one must set a goal by considering how s/he will read the eight textbooks in his/her lifetime. Just as True Parents have completed your indemnity through the vertical and horizontal eight steps, we have set the goal by matching each of the eight steps with each of the eight textbooks. First doing a 100 hoondok of the 1-hour manual gives one a strong determination and conviction to do the same with the rest of the eight textbooks over his/her life. It gives him/her a quick overview of the creation, fall, and restoration and an understanding of God’s intentions with His providence, with a feeling of resurrection of his/her spirit. My one year of guiding members has shown me that the hoondok of the 1-hour manual gives the readers a foundation for hoondok for the rest of their life and establishes a habit of hoondok.
I am amazed with the many spiritual phenomena that occur during the 40 minutes, which is the time it takes to read the 1-hour manual once. Readers see True Parents’ images, and when reading Resurrection, they see their ancestors appearing and reading together. They experience God’s word flowing in their hearts and washing away their sins. The 100 reading serves to wash away 100 times our sins of 6000 years. Some people wail loudly and meet God.
According to Chaen, the greatest thing he realized after the seven years of hoondok is that the words of hoondok go beyond the level of life and truth; they are God’s love. He says that as he read with an understanding of the words as God’s love, he could never read by rote no matter how many times he read; rather, at each reading he ate God’s love and felt his sins washing away and his spirit rapidly growing. Our members are now following this tradition and reading with an understanding and a joyful experience that the time of hoondok is a time of being infused with the nutrition of God’s love.
In Asia, about 10,000 people are doing hoondok. Among them, 2,036 people have completed a 100 hoondok of the 1-hour manual, and 752 people 3-hour manual, They are reading everywhere, in the car, while walking, and even in bathroom. The hoondok fever is growing and stirring up a great whirlwind. You have taught us that families with the tradition of hoondok will be rid of Satan and be able to live a life of direct communication with God, and the Kingdom of Heaven will emerge when such families fill the earth. Our experience has given clear confirmation of this teaching.
Our members have been inspired by the story that a Brazilian member, named Arcanjo, has read The Exposition for 90 minutes every day, during which time he sold 4,000 copies of The Exposition and completed the task of the Tribal Messiah. Furthermore, we have also been stimulated by the Brazilian member’s testimony that among those who did hoondok with absolute faith, 3 were completely cured of cancer, 3 were cured of brain disease or stomach disease, a blind person got his sight back, and a cripple became able to walk.
What I personally feel while teaching hoondok is that hoondok is the greatest revolution for fallen people, who have lost God’s word. I myself started hoondok from the beginning. On May 15, 2011, I finished the 97th hoondok of the 1-hour manual and went to sleep. At 2:30 am, Father appeared in my dream and gave me a writing that said, “Hoondok is a solution to everything.” I was tremendously moved. As you have said, I have seen various problems resolved through hoondok, including individual, family, and financial problems and problems of human relationship. I have seen that whoever does hoondok persistently, s/he will be directly governed by God in accordance with his/her spiritual state.