Hyeon Ok Yang (6000 blessed couple)
Pastor Jong Yeop Lim’s Sunday sermon on Feb 26, 2012 was all about hoondok. Through
his sermon a video of Japanese missionary Chaen’s hoondok and the completion of the
100 hoondok of the 1-hour manual, which is one of the eight textbooks, made a strong
impression in my heart.
I myself do not like reading, however, and so I rather felt the idea of hoondok as
burdensome. But after the service I got to sit with the pastor for lunch, and his words
about hoondok struck me hard. So I thought, “Let’s do it one at a time. Then I will reach
100 times some day. Aren’t they words I must read for the rest of my life?” This brought
peace to my heart.
My first taste of hoondok was too sweet. I leave for work at 4 pm and come back home
at 12:30 am. So when I came home, settled down, and did 1 ~2 readings, it was already
2 or 3 in the morning. One reading took about 40 minutes. As I got soaking wet with the
sweet rain of hoondok, waves of grace started to rise.
I reduced my sleeping time and did hoondok from early morning. As I was supposed to
read out loud, I even felt that eating times were a waste and ate in a great hurry. I didn’t
realize being hungry or tired. This was clearly because of the power (nutrition) of hoondok. The exercises I used to do everyday, and the TV dramas I used to watch every
day were not fun any more. While dividing house chores with my husband, we had a
competition in reading. Now for me there is nothing more important than hoondok. ...
One day I did 3 readings on a bus to and from Dae Jeon, got car sick, and threw up.
Whether eating, lying down, riding a car, or waiting for a bus, I did not want to let go of
As a habit of hoondok established itself in me, joy arose in my heart. After doing 40
readings songs of joy and gratitude rang out from me. In joy and elation I danced with
the book. Although I was reading alone, hoondok in fact was God speaking to me at that
moment. I was meeting Father at the time of hoondok (I could feel it in my heart). While
doing the 61 st reading, I heard the voice, “Complete it over a set period of 21 days.”
At the 92nd reading, my flesh started hurting intensely. I was hurting so much, but could not stop the reading. Then the sorrow of God and True Parents started to flow into my
heart. Father, you have come to me at the crossroads of life and death! While crying, I
pushed forward with hoondok even more strongly.
On the 21st day, at 1:30 pm, I finished the 100 hoondok. Then, after a short while, I saw
True Parents in my dream. True Father was lying down in a shabby place, and he had a
cast on the right leg. I offered to massage his legs, touching here and there, but he said,
“No, it hurts.” Then I heard some rustling sound nearby, and there was True Mother
standing in the bush. She said, “I want to eat a vegetable soup with cabbage and radish.”
After I awoke, I wailed looking at a True Parents’ picture. Father was trying to rest with
his aching body, but he was not really resting. Mother was unable to eat properly.
Nevertheless, True Parents haven’t given up on us children and came to us with the
words. As I came to realize their love and grace once more, I found myself the worst
After finishing the 100 hoondok I raised my head on the way to Sunday service. The sun
was dazzlingly beautiful. It was a sunshine I saw after 21 days. I shed tears in gratitude
for the sun. I saw trees, and they already had new buds. I again shed tears in gratitude. I
met Deacon Lee in front of the church. When I grabbed her hands tears came to my eyes. I felt our members were so precious. When I read the Tongil Segye magazine and
Father’s prayers, I could understand the depth of the words with my heart, not with my
From Testimonies on 100 Hoondok of Divine Principle Lecture Manuals toward the Foundation Day, published in 2012 by Songpa Church, Seoul