Cheon Seong Gyeong 1635
Adam is the ancestor of all males and
Eve the ancestress of all females. In oth-
er words, they are the seeds of man and
woman. They are two halves. Everything
is made up of two halves enclosed in a
single shell, symbolizing God and the
universe. Within the unified God are
dual characteristics, and within them
the embryo, seed and nucleus. (253-249,
Cheon Seong Gyeong 629
What is the center of the spirit world?
It is a world structured and centered on
the One Absolute God, the originator of
the universe from the beginning. There
is nothing He has not created. Since all
things belong to Him, they feel as He
feels and exist in relationship to Him.
For example, the human body consists
of one hundred trillion cells. When any
of the cells at any part of the body feels
something, it directly relays it to the
brain. It is the same for all creatures that
have been connected to their Creator
since the universe was created.
What is more, we are born and live
with consciousness, pursuing goodness
and higher value as well as experiencing
the grief of others? All these attributes
did not originate from human beings
but from the origin of humankind. We
can say that human life is a process of
going towards the resultant world which
leads us to the origin. (140-121, 1986.2.9)
2. The Sorting, for Heaven or Hell
The hour is coming when all who are in the
tombs will hear his voice and come forth, those
who have done good, to the resurrection of life,
and those who have done evil, to the resurrec-
tion of judgment.
Towards the wicked man and the righteous one
And him in whom right and wrong meet
Shall the Judge act in upright manner,
According to the laws of the present existence.
Avesta, Yasna 33.1 (Zoroastrianism)
He, having effected an activity of body that
is harmful, effected an activity of speech that
is harmful, effected an activity of mind that
is harmful, arises in a world that is harmful.
Because he has uprisen in a world that is harm-
ful, harmful sensory impingements assail him.
He, being assailed by harmful sensory impinge-
ments, experiences a harmful feeling, without
exception painful, even as do creatures in Niraya
Hell. In this way, there is the uprising of a being
from what he has come to be; he uprises accord-
ing to what he does; when he has uprisen sen-
sory impingements assail him. So I speak thus:
Creatures are heir to deeds.
Majjhima Nikaya 1.389-90, Kukkuravatikasutta
For the Son of man is to come with his angels
in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay
every man for what he has done.
Naturally every Hopi wants to join the spirits
of his loved ones who have passed beyond. To
that end he keeps his heart pure and is kind and
generous to other people.
When a bad person, one who is known
as “not-Hopi,” dies, his fate is very different.
Witches called the “Two Hearts” take him by
the hand as soon as the breath is out of his body,
and they lead him away to their own country.
The country of the Two Hearts is as bad as they
Hopi Tradition (Native American Religions)
The Trumpet will be sounded, and whoever is in
heaven and whoever is on earth will be stunned,
except for someone God may wish. Then another
[blast] will be blown and behold, they will stand
there watching! The earth will shine through
its Lord’s light and the Book will be laid open.
Prophets and witnesses will be brought in, and
judgment will be pronounced among them for-
mally, and they will not be harmed. Every soul
will be repaid for whatever it has done; He is
quite aware of what they are doing.
The ones who disbelieve will be driven
along to hell in throngs until, just as they come
up to it, its gates will swing open and its keepers
will say to them, “Did not messengers come to
you from among yourselves reciting your Lord’s
verses to you and warning you about meeting
[Him] on this day of yours?” They will say, “Of
course!” But the Sentence about torment has
still come due for disbelievers. Someone else will
say, “Enter hell’s gates to remain there. What an
awful lodging will it be for the overbearing!”
The ones who have heeded their Lord will be
driven along to the Garden in throngs until just
as they come up to it, its gates will swing open
and its keepers will tell them, “Peace be upon
you! You have been good, so enter it to remain
there.” They will say, “Praise be to God who has
held true to His promise for us and let us inherit
the earth! We shall settle down anywhere we
wish to in the Garden. How favored are such
At the gates of the land of the dead
You will pass before a searching Judge.
His justice is true and He will examine your
He will know how to find every stain,
Whether visible or hidden under the skin;
If you have fallen on the way He will know.
If the Judge finds no stains on your feet
Open your belly to joy, for you have overcome
And your belly is clean.
Fon Song (African Traditional Religions)