Cham Bumo Gyeong is Published in Three Languages
There was great rejoicing on September 1, 2015 in Cheong Pyeong, Korea, with the successful publication of the Cham Bumo Gyeong in Korean, English and Japanese. A new and first-hand account of the life and works of True Parents, the Cham Bumo Gyeong accompanies two earlier volumes, the Cheon Seong Gyeong and the Pyeong Hwa Gyeong, published in 2013.
During his lifetime, the published sermons of True Father filled more than 700 thick volumes; most of them not yet translated from the original Korean. If all the books were piled on top of each other, the collection would form a wall over 90 feet high – a daunting task for even the most devoted scholar or disciple who would try to read them all.
True Father himself pointed to a preferred selection of those readings, which Unificationists informally refer to as the “Eight Great Textbooks.” These include many important speeches and teachings, as well as the Divine Principle, the central theological premise of the Unification movement, and the World Scriptures, an anthology of the teachings of other faiths, including Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Taoism, and more. Still, that 90-foot tower of sermons remained in the background.
Realizing this, True Mother commissioned a series of three volumes of teachings compiled from these sermons, hoping to capture the essence of her husband’s unique understanding of the heart of God and adding a few significant insights of her own. She directed that the work be completed during the traditional three-year period of mourning for True Father, who ascended to the spirit world on September 3, 2012.
As the celebrations for the Cham Bumo Gyeong’s publication concluded with song and dance performances, True Mother shared the hope and conviction that the essence of True Parents’ teaching has been safely preserved for future generations.
“The latest addition, the Cham Bumo Gyeong is my clear favorite among the three volumes,” said Dr. Michael Balcomb, President of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification USA. “True Mother wished all readers many blessings as they read and study these words, and I firmly believe that we will find in them inspiration to further study and above all practice the Divine Principle and the many other teachings of True Parents.”
Copies of the Cham Bumo Gyeong in English will soon be available here. In the meantime, read a review of this third holy scripture and consider friends or family with whom you might like to share its precious words.