Sung Il Park (6000 blessed couple)
I have been an advocate of broad reading, wishing to learn from experiences of a broad
spectrum of people by reading many books. ... Therefore, the idea of reading a single
book 100 times was a complete surprise for me. But I decided to follow the pastor's guidance and make a start. ...
It occurred to me that the 1-hour manual is the smallest book with the richest content. I
could read it fast because it only has the essential points. The repeated readings gave
me a good understanding of the contents, and the ability to read between the lines.
Reading out loud slowly at first gives you a good understanding of the contents and
makes you concentrate by engaging your eyes, ears, and mind. In fact, the hardest thing
in reading is losing concentration. In this case, read out loud a bit faster, and this will
ward off distractions and keep you immersed in the reading.
Also, I think it is good to be prepared to read at any time and place, by carrying a
manual all the time. I myself have carried one all the time and read it in small bits of
spare time. ...
First you put the basic framework of the Principle in your head, and then go up to 3-
hour manual and 12-hour manual; I believe this is an effective way of understanding the
Principle. Reading the same book 100 times is another form of self-discipline; it will be
very helpful in raising your ability and conviction. ...
Now I have levelled up and am reading the 3-hour manual. I am living a life of hoondok
thoroughly soaked with the richer content of the Principle.
From Testimonies on 100 Hoondok of Divine Principle Lecture Manuals toward the Foundation Day, published in 2012 by Songpa Church, Seoul