"The word "death" is sacred. It is not a synonym for "sadness and suffering." True Parents have created the term Seonghwa [ascension] to explain the true significance of death. The moment we enter the spirit world should be a time that we enter a world of joy and victory with the fruits born of our lives on earth. It is a time for those of us remaining on earth to send off the departed with joy. It should be a time for great celebration. We should be shedding tears of joy instead of tears of sadness. That is the way of the sacred and noble Seonghwa Ceremony, the first step the spirit of the departed takes toward enjoying eternal life in attendance of God, within His embrace."
"To this day, people have thought that everything disappears with death but that is not the case. Life continues into the spirit world. We have to make preparations on earth in order to enter the next world. You breathe love in the spirit world. Thus, you should live with love as the centre of your life on earth in order to freely breathe in the spirit world… Physical death is the start of the second stage of life. Hence there is nothing to be afraid of. Death opens the gate to a new beginning."
This page honours and remembers the lives of beloved Unificationists who have ascended to the Spirit World.