The spiritual origin of Tao Fellowship philosophy is Sun Tao, which is Korea’s original tradition of Taoism. The tradition starts with the story of Mago, the soul of the earth. In Mago’s castle, there lived Sun-Ins (enlightened humans). By falling into the joy of the five senses, they forgot their divine nature and fell to mere physicality and emotions. Their leader, realizing they could not stay in Mago’s castle any longer, left the castle with a vow to recover their divine nature and return to Mago’s castle. The leader taught his people to practice and purify themselves.
This was the beginning of the tradition of Sun Tao. Mago in this tradition represents the ultimate Oneness, the soul of the earth as the common source of life to all existence on the Earth, and our original divine nature.
This teaching was delivered through the three eras of enlightened masters: Han-In, Han-Woong and Dahn-Guhn. There were 7 Han-Ins in the first era and 18 Han-Woongs in the second. The third era had 47 Dahn-Guhns and they are the most direct ancestors of Tao tradition of Korea.
Tao, the ultimate truth and the creator of all life is personified and represented as Mago, and the wisdom of Tao was discovered and delivered through the three generations of the enlightened masters from the Han-Ins through the Dahn-Guhns. This is how Tao, Mago and Dahn-Guhn are connected.
Succeeding the ancient tradition of Sun Tao, Tao Fellowship offers an environment, guidance and training to awaken the divine potential and grow it to enlightenment and completion.