- The Sook-gu-jee Program
- 1 Jun Tae-il, who lived in Sook-gu-jee Village of Tae-in County, came up to Gohng-ooh and told him,
- 2 “I was chanting the Shee-chun-ju Mantra the other day, when an old man came to me and said, ‘If you want to go where you will live and prosper, travel twenty lee to the south.’ That is why I have come here.”
- 3 Gohng-ooh brought Tae-il to Sahng-jeh-nim, who then wrote a page of verses and gave it to Tae-il. Upon returning home, Tae-il unfolded the paper. On it was written the Tae-eul Mantra.
- 4 He recited the verses all evening. As he chanted, the entire village―men and women, young and old―repeated the verses after him.
- 5 The next day, Tae-il went back to Sahng-jeh-nim and reported what had happened.
- 6 Sahng-jeh-nim said, “This work has been assigned to Moon Gohng-shin. The village name “Sook-gu-jee” sounds like su-ggu-jee, ‘counting the numbers.’ I have just looked into the work in the future and counted the numbers.
- 7 But, because the time is too early, I will withdraw the energy.”
- 8 Then, He wrote on a wall in the medicine room:
- 氣東北而固守 理西南而交通.
East and north, the qi holds fast.
West and south, the principle changes.
- After that, He went outside, drew a talisman on a large flat rock, and made dots on it.
- 9 He went back into the room, wrote the Tae-eul Mantra and the name “Gim Gyung-su” on paper, pasted it to the wall, and, bowing toward it, said, “I have received this from Gim Gyung-su.”
- (JSD Dojeon 6,76)