The honorific dao name that Sangjenim adopted during His late teens or early twenties while meditating on Sirusan Mountain, near His birthplace. Siru has the same meaning as jeung, which signifies maturation and completion. The Korean word for mountain is san. Thus, ‘Jeung-san’ constitutes another name for Sirusan Mountain.
The highest peak of a mountain is called Jeung San. Nickname of Mt. Baekdusan, the highest mountain in the Korean Peninsula, is Jeung San. Jeung is a “rice steamer” while San (산 山) means “mountain.” Jeung symbolizes “a greatest capacity to embrace countless ingredients” and San symbolizes “culture.” Jeung-San symbolize a culture possessing the greatest capacities, the capacity to embrace not only all of humanity’s history throughout the world, but also all the diverse cultures of the world.
Sangjenim, Ruler of the Universe, incarnated into this land and personally adopted this honorific Dao name. Sangjenim’s honorific Dao name is Jeung-San. Mountain in Gaengmang-ri Village of Udeok-myeon Township in Gobu County, Jeolla-do Province. Sangjenim drew upon the mountain’s name when He adopted the honorific dao name Jeung-san.
Sangjenim’s honorific dao name is Jeung-san, jeung and san signifying ‘steamer’ and ‘mountain.’ Sangjenim incarnated into this land and personally adopted this dao name. The term siru contains a great many meanings.
First, the highest peak of a mountain is called a sirubong. Baekdusan Mountain, the highest in Korea, is furthermore a sirusan. According to Sangjenim, there is no vessel as large as a siru in terms of size and capacity. It is a vessel large enough to hold the universe’s three realms —heaven, earth, and humanity—and more. Therefore, I say that the siru symbolizes a culture possessing the greatest of capacities—the capacity to embrace not only all of humanity’s history throughout the East and the West, but also all the diverse cultures of the world. Sangjenim’s honorific dao name, siru, speaks of the spirit of Jeung San Do’s truth.
In 1901, in Korea, the Jeung San do religion, which was called a true Tonghak, was founded by Gang Jung-San, who was born in 1871 in South Korea and left this world in 1909. He was hailed as the Maitreya Buddha, Sangje of God. The Jung-San religion claims that the religion had produced 10 million believers in Korea since 1901.