Category Archives: Juche

Can we see the Consciousness as the same as the Conscious?

Consciousness and the conscious are closely related but never the same one. Leader Kim Jong Il said that the conscious is the sophisticated function of man’s brain, the most developed of his physical organs. The brain plays the central role in the activity of human life, and the conscious which is the function of the […]

What is Consciousness?

Kim Jong Il said: Consciousness is an attribute of social man, which determines all his endeavors to understand and reshape the world and himself. Consciousness is one of the essential attributes of man, social being along with independence and creativity. With consciousness man understands the world and the law of its movement and transforms and […]

What is the Correlation between Creativity and Creative Power?

Creativity and creative ability should be correctly distinguished in their close relationship. President Kim Il Sung said: Along with independence, man has creativeness. This means that he has the creative power to transform nature and society in accordance with his will and wishes. The creative power is the fundamental guarantee for a man to be […]

What is Creativity?

Kim Jong Il said: Creativity is an attribute of social man who transforms the world and shapes his destiny purposefully and consciously. Creativity is one of the essential attributes of man, social being. With creativity man transforms nature and society to be more useful and beneficial to him by changing the old and creating the […]

What Does it Mean that Independence is the Life and Soul of Man?

This means independence is the most valuable for a social being. Kim Jong Il said: Independence is the life and soul of man, the social being. When independence is referred to as man’s life and soul, it means social and political integrity. Independence is the basic quality of a social being and it is the […]

What Does it Mean that Independence is the Characteristic of a Social Man?

This means that independence is the characteristics of a social man who leads an independent life with consciousness of independence. Kim Jong Il said: Only when a man has the consciousness of independence can he conduct conscious activity to conquer nature and actively struggle against the oppressors who encroach and trample upon his independence. Independence […]

How Should We Understand the Term ‘Social Being’ Since it is Used as the Particular Meaning that Defines the Essential Qualities of Man?

When we say that the term social being is used as the original meaning that defines the essential qualities of man in the Juche philosophy, we have to understand the social being with a meaning that the essential qualities of man are social ones. Leader Kim Jong Il said: Systematizing the Juche philosophy, we used […]

What is the Correlation between Independence and Independent Demand?

Independence and independent demand should be clearly distinguished in close relationship. President Kim Il Sung said: To live independently, free from any form of domination and fetters, is the natural desire of social man. That man has independence means he has independent demand. But this never means that independence and independent demand are the same. […]

What Does it Mean that Man’s Independence, Creativity, and Consciousness are Social Attributes?

This means that man’s independence, creativity and consciousness are social attributes which are formed and developed through the socio-historical process of his working in the social relationship. Leader Kim Jong Il said: These qualities (independence, creativity and consciousness) of man are social attributes which are formed and developed through the socio-historical process of his working […]

Why Does the Juche Idea Become the Supreme Humanitarianism?

Answer: This is because the Juche idea is an idea of loving and valuing man most in the world. Leader Kim Jong Il said that as the Juche idea is an idea of loving and valuing man most in the world, it is an idea of ardently loving the country and nation most. Indeed, the […]

Why is the Juche Idea Called the Idea of “Believing in the People as in Heaven”?

Answer: This is because the Juche idea is the revolutionary idea that embodies the noble spirit of “believing in the people as in heaven” most thoroughly. President Kim Il Sung said: To ‘believe in the people as in heaven’ has been my constant view and motto. The principle of Juche, which calls for drawing on […]

What is Independence?

Independence is an attribute of man who is desirous of living and developing independently as master of the world and his own destiny. General Secretary Kim Jong Il said: Independence is an attribute of social man who is desirous of living and developing in an independent way as master of the world and his own […]

What is the Reason Why Man is a Social Being?

Man is a social being because man is a being that forms a social collective and lives and acts in social relationship. General Secretary Kim Jong Il said: Man is a social being. This implies that he is a being who lives in a social relationship. This term is used to distinguish man from a […]

What is the Philosophical Principle of the Juche Idea?

Answer: The philosophical principle of the Juche idea is that man is master of everything and decides everything. General Secretary Kim Jong Il said: The Juche idea raised the fundamental question of philosophy by regarding man as the main factor, and elucidated the philosophical principle that man is the master of everything and decides everything. […]

What is the Fundamental Question of Philosophy Newly Raised by the Juche Idea?

Answer: The fundamental question of philosophy raised by the Juche idea is the one on the position and role occupied and played by man in the world, the one on the relationship between the world and man. General Secretary Kim Jong Il said: Since the question of the world’s origin had been made clear by […]

What is the Juche Philosophical Outlook on the World?

Answer: The Juche philosophical outlook on the world is the viewpoint and stand to the world centering on man. General Secretary Kim Jong Il said that the Juche outlook on the world that established the view on the world with man at the center and that clarified the viewpoint and stand towards the world centering […]

What is the Criterion for Defining the Present Era as the Juche Age?

This is the definition of age made on the basis of working people’s position and role. Leader Kim Jong Il said: This is the great age of Juche. The Juche age is a new historical era when the popular masses have emerged as masters of the world and are shaping their own destiny independently and […]

What Meaning Does the Term ‘Subject’ Contain?

The term ‘subject’ in the Juche idea means a performer and a decisive factor that causes and pushes ahead with the transformation and development of the world and the social progress. Leader Kim Jong Il said that it is important to clarify that the term subject in the Juche idea has a new content, while […]

What is the Ideological and Mental Source of the Juche Idea and its Premise?

The ideological and mental source of the Juche idea is the idea of “Aim High” and its premise is Marxism-Leninism. The ideological and mental source of the Juche idea is the idea of “Aim High” put forward by Kim Hyong Jik, the father of the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung and an outstanding leader […]