destiny of the world

One of the two principal currents of Sangjenim’s Cheonjigongsa, the destiny of the world is the redirecting of human history to achieve first the resolution of humanity’s bitterness and grief and then global unification. The destiny of the world was ordained primarily through the Dosu of the Five Immortals Playing Baduk, which must be understood in tandem with the metaphor of ssireum (Korean traditional wresting). This dosu and the metaphorical ssireum involving matches between children, youths, and adults (the latter adult match known as the sangssireum) established historical currents that shall lead to the Autumn Gaebyeok. See also “Five Immortals Playing Baduk” “ssireum” “sangssireum.”