REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
MAINSTREAM OF THE
DISPENSATION OF GOD
November 19, 1978
Translator - Bo Hi Pak
In the Western way of life you write horizontally from left to right,
but in the Orient we write vertically, as though from heaven to earth.
The two different directions must meet. Have you ever thought about why
you write from left to right instead of right to left? Since the left
represents darkness, it is as though you are going from the darkness on
the left to the light on the right. God is the origin of light and He
represents the upper portion, so the Oriental way of writing from top
to bottom represents light coming down to the darkness.
Left represents the West and right represents East, where the sun
rises. In every way these two different ways of writing symbolize the
meeting of light and darkness. Once you reach the East you return to the
West, completing a circle. Also, light comes down from God to mankind,
and then mankind returns the glory to God. This give and take makes a
Do you know why Westerners have big eyes? Your eyes are big because you
don't want to miss anything. Your attention is always on what is closest
at hand, which is the world of most immediate reality. The civilization
which was created by big-eyed people is a pragmatic civilization,
or a secular, materialistic civilization. Right? Usually small-eyed
people look into the future. I see the farthest of all, so my eyes are
almost closed all the time. We enjoy this jokingly, but when you think
deeply, there is a great deal of truth in it. Big-eyed people are always
pragmatic, dwelling on reality which is close at hand. Also, big-eyed
people are more easily frightened by circumstances. On the other hand,
small-eyed people see far into the distance and have no fear. That is
not today's topic, however.
Who is the master, or who has total control of the dispensation? Yes,
God. Who actually makes up the stream of the dispensation? Man. However,
man could not form the entire stream by himself; there must be external
forces which can form or shape it. Water exists and people exist, but
they could not automatically make up the stream running down the valley.
Let us analyze how water is formed. First of all, water comes from two
directions: falling down from heaven and also springing up from inside
the earth. Waters coming from above and below together create a body of
water which forms the stream. God's dispensation is no exception. God
alone cannot make the dispensation whole. There will be an element coming
down like rain, but also corresponding elements which emerge from the
earth like a spring. As you know, rain doesn't fall 24 hours a day and
365 days a year. Does spring water flow out at any particular time? If
you dig a well does the spring which supplies it flow at some times and
not at others? Spring water flows constantly.
The mainstream of history is formed by
water from above as well as within the earth
A small spring could not create a stream like the Hudson River. The
Hudson is formed by two kinds of water, that is, rain and spring
water. Can you tell me which it contains more of? Probably rain makes up
90%. Is a big river like the Hudson likely to be short or long? When a
stream begins many hundreds of miles away in the mountains, then it
joins together other streams and bodies of water and forms a bigger river.
What is the significant difference between a small stream and a big
river like the Hudson? Do they start out differently? Their origins are
similar, but a small river always reaches its destination quickly. If a
river flows only a short distance, it has no time to gather strength,
but a bigger river which covers a longer distance has time to gather
strength and become great. The environment or circumstances are very
important factors. Both rivers start out the same way, but each river
develops according to its circumstances.
Imagine a little drop of water on the leaf of the tree. It can say
that, even though it is very trivial, the day will come when it will
join with many of its friends and become the central figure in a great
river which flows to the ocean. If that drop of water is lucky enough
to be in the upper portion of the Hudson valley then it can jump off the
leaf and join the big body of water and then start to travel. That drop
of water can end up anywhere, and even go all over the world. True?
What happens if that drop of water boasts in a very big way, but when
he jumps he lands on the soil or on a rock? Then his proclamation to
become a great river and go all over the world is a lie. There is no way
for his boast to materialize because he will only evaporate. Two drops
of water can both start out from the same place, but one can go a long
way while the other may not fulfill anything.
This same analogy applies to the fulfillment of the dispensation. We
have a tremendous idea and a dream but we must jump and land in a big
body of water, the bigger the better in this case.
The ideological stream of mankind is the same. Religions of the world
are like streams which originate in many different places. We must find
the stream which reaches back farthest of all. Christianity is a very
important religion in that respect because the Bible dates back all the
way to the creation of heaven and earth and the beginning of history with
the creation of man. Adam and Eve were in the forefront of the creation,
but when the moment came they jumped to the wrong place. They did not
land in a stream but on poor soil.
What does this stream we are talking about represent? God intended the
stream to be the stream of love. Is the quality or composition of love
different with history? Are ancient love and modern love two different
things? Americans seem to be changing their standard of love. Instead
of love between men and women, they increasingly prefer love between
men and men and between women and women. The quality of true love never
Like a drop of water, Adam and Eve were supposed to have jumped down
into a stream of love and flowed with the stream of the dispensation of
God. Where did they actually land? They landed in a desert and that drop
of water just vanished. Ever since, this world and the history of men
have been like a barren desert. In a spiritual desert it is impossible
to have a feeling of love, and as a result mankind has always been
wandering. The fallen generation is like a drop of water which has no
secure place to go. The original water evaporated and floated around
in the air. Normally evaporated water doesn't easily join together,
but when the droplets collide with a tall mountain they have a common
ground and they join together. In the same way wandering people have
formed cliques or societies. That has been the picture of history.
Religious movements have usually begun in mountainous areas. Wandering
peoples are stopped when they reach the mountains and so they settle
there. All the founders of the great religions have gone to the mountains
in order to find renewed faith. Buddha, for example, gave up everything
and went to the mountains. Moses went to the mountain to receive the
The Oriental language has a term for "living water." Even the Bible
speaks about living water. Normally water from a field or a great
lake or river is not called living water. That term is only applied
to the sparkling springs found in the mountains, where the cleanest of
all water can meet. The evaporated water from the air and also living
water from the ground meet in the mountains, creating the purest form of
water. It's very logical that the purest form of a spiritual, religious
movement would emerge from the mountains.
When we look at the world as a whole, what is the highest point on
earth? When you climb to the top of the highest mountain then you can
really feel the genuine quality of air and of water. The tall mountains
are always covered by snow, which is frozen water. That water represents
purity; its whiteness symbolizes victory and also authority, or rightness
and power. When you look at the tall mountain, you are first impressed by
its august dignity. You are deeply impressed by the size of the mountain,
but at the same time it also projects a power and purity.
Water is the source of life. All living bodies are three-fourths
water, and without water no life can be sustained. Life exists where
the harmony of water is created. Too much water is not necessarily good,
but a lack of water also causes trouble. What maintains a healthy body
temperature? Water is the body's cooling and heating system. Water is
absolutely essential for life to be sustained.
God is seeking those people
who can be living water
Religion is really a spiritual mountain in the history of mankind. If
you are up in the air floating around then you are like water vapor
and will probably hit a mountain. The work of religion is to create a
mountain which people will gather around. Would you prefer flat ground
or mountainous ground? I think you white people normally like flat
ground. America is probably 80% flat, like Texas and Arizona. Asian
geography is primarily mountainous, like the Himalayas. A variety of
features in the land makes a better combination of harmony and generates
a very special kind of feeling. From that standpoint, Korea is a very
special country because it is a very mountainous peninsula. 1 am not
saying this because I am Korean, though.
When I travel in America, the landscape is rather monotonous and
after five minutes there is not much variety to appreciate. But when I
went to Korea and drove from the north to the south for hours I was so
excited that there was no way I could close my eyes. That does not mean
that you must all come to Korea! Korea is just a small land and there
is not enough room for everyone.
Harmony creates a spiritual taste. We are creating a Unification
mountain. Is it big or small? Is the Unification mountain like Mt.
Fuji, which has only a smooth, simple form, or is there more variety?
How much variety do we have? There is such ecstatic variety in the
Unification mountain that your mind cannot be empty. Even if you go to
the bathroom you still think about the mountain, don't you?
The religious world is really a complicated world, with many ups and
downs, many little valleys and big mountains which can catch all the
floating vapor. We can collect every drop, every young person. We have
many different ways to catch all the vapor. In that case, do we have
Is this a sand mountain or rock mountain? A sand mountain absorbs
the water and makes it disappear, but when water hits a hard surface
like rock it starts to collect in various places. Which would you like,
a sand or rock mountain? You may like the rock mountain, but it contains
an inherent danger. Its surface is so hard that if you make a mistake
and fall you will get hurt. When you land on a sand mountain, however,
you don't have to worry because it will always yield. Does the rock
mountain yield to your wishes? On a rock mountain you have to fasten
your seat belt tightly so that no accident can happen.
Mt. Fuji has spring water at its peak, but would you say that the
water is pure or polluted? Mt. Fuji is not formed of rock but of volcanic
ash. Do rock mountains frequently have more springs, or is it very rare
to find water on a rock mountain? lf we find spring water on a rock
mountain we know it is the real living water.
If you are looking for the living water would you like to scoop the
water out of a mountain made of old ashes or from the top of the rock
mountain? When good water enters your body, it will serve its purpose
100%. When you drink good spring water and it leaves your body through
your skin even the sweat will be pure. With pure water your body functions
better and you feel great. Whatever you do, your body is full of vitality
and you want to reach out to God and sing out to the world like no one
has ever done in history.
Is the Unification Church a small mountain, or a tall mountain? What
kind of vapor are you? Now that you've hit the Unification Church mountain
will you evaporate again? Will you gather together, or will you keep
the vapor from the West apart from vapor from the East? Everyone should
cling together, with the vapor forming drops of water and the drops of
water becoming streams. When there is cool air floating around a mountain,
it quickly condenses and the rain starts.
Is the rain on the top of the mountain polluted or pure? If a stream
starts to gather and cascade down the mountain will it stop abruptly and
vanish away, or get bigger and heavier? In order to make it bigger and
heavier a spring is needed at the top of that rock mountain. If spring
water is gushing out of the top of the mountain, where would it go? Would
it dry up and vanish?
What is the highest point here in this country? Your answer is
correct. The tallest point here in America, and really the most dangerous
point because it is the pinnacle of the mountain, is Belvedere, Barry
town and so on. Barry town begins with a "b", but in our case we could
call it "Verytown" because it is a very tough place. Everyone else
says that it's too tall and high and the danger of falling off is too
great. Are you on the top of the mountain? You are climbing, but have
not yet reached the top of Belvedere, even though you think you have.
A rock mountain moves in rainy weather. If you are climbing on
that mountain and it starts shaking and trembling, what will happen?
Probably you will be shaken off, right? Even though that mountain may
encounter an earthquake, you will not be shaken off. In order not to fall
off you must have some safety belt. This is the right way of thinking.
We are in an actual race, and God is challenging everyone in order to
choose one champion for all history. The race is like an obstacle course,
and since God wants to pick the greatest of all champions, He has to
set up the greatest of all obstacles. He may even send an earthquake
to shake the mountain in order to see who shall be a remnant. All kinds
of people are participating in this race, with black, white and yellow
people all starting out at the starting line. Everyone is eager and
confident to reach the pinnacle of the mountain.
Who is going to be a remnant? Those who have an easy and opulent
life, or those who really suffer and are disciplined by hardship? The
man and woman of patience, who are really tough, are the kind of people
who shall remain.
Imagine that on this pinnacle there is one beautiful evergreen tree.
If God is walking on the mountain, as soon as He sees the tree on the
pinnacle He will stop and exclaim, "What beauty!" He will stop and
appreciate it. That particular mountain might have been beaten by the
weather through the years and because of the hard storms and the rain 90%
of the branches may be gone, but one big branch remains, hanging down
over the cliff. Would it look artistic or not? God will bring a camera
and want to keep the image of that tree forever. You would react just
the same if you were walking on top of this mountain.
God and I are just the same way, looking for Unification Church
members who are beaten and weathered by the years but who remain like
that evergreen branch, good-looking and dignified. Walk like God's son and
daughter and God will want to take a picture of you. Perhaps there would
be a stream of living water flowing from beneath the rocks under that
tree. Wouldn't that be ideal ? This kind of person is truly a historic
man because he is not only evergreen, standing tall like a tower, but
at the same time he is a life-giving person who provides water for the
world. Suppose that tree had no limitations and could grow to cover the
mountain, sending its roots through the rock. Do you want to become that
kind of man
and woman? How romantic and dramatic it is for the spring water to
pour forth, tumbling down from the top of the mountain, looking down
on the world. In the history of water, I think a drop from this spring
could write the most dramatic chapter of the book. No drop of water can
compare the drama of its life with that of this particular water.
The Unification Church is just the same. God is looking for the
kind of dramatic man and woman and that kind of dramatic history. I
come from Korea and I climbed up through the mountain. People never
even realized that I existed. I started out in the darkness way down
in the bottom and started coming up, reaching the pinnacle at the top
of the mountain. If there is a God, I'm sure that's the route that He
would want to take. Digging out even one inch in this rock mountain
is extremely difficult, but I was digging-through the entire mountain,
from bottom to top.
When you are digging in darkness to reach the top you sometimes find
a crack. Water loves the cracks because it can easily travel through
them. Of course, the crack may lead to a dead end and then you have to
return and start up again. Wouldn't it be ideal for water to find one
crack that travels all the way down from the surface? Then the stream
of spring water could easily cascade down from that place. That is not
ideal. No, a person has to face disappointment after disappointment until
he comes to the authentic mainstream at the top. This is when God will
I never wanted to waste time trying to take advantage of the crack;
I wanted to bore my own hole. God was always following right behind me,
encouraging me to go ahead. Inch after inch and yard after yard I went,
until the day came when I reached the top of the mountain and the spring
water burst forth and cascaded down the side. So much water poured out
that a rainbow shone in the mist on top of the mountain. This gush of
water is the first sign anyone had that any digging was going on. No
one ever knew until after everything was done. American people are very
ingenious in business and commercial ventures, and undoubtedly they
would make it a famous tourist attraction and claim it as the discovery
of some corporation.
After the arduous task is finished and this hole is dug, the spring
at the top of the rock mountain is sure to be the world's most famous
attraction. People will want to go there not only to see that fountain
but to drink the water. Once they climb up, will they want to go down
the mountain or stay there?
lf God exists, He must be thinking of developing this kind
of dispensation. That spring will be alpha, the beginning of the
dispensation, and after the water flows down and goes out to the world,
it comes back to omega, but still unstained and pure. It originated in
God and comes back to God. Even fallen men are smart enough to think that
this is logical. How much more is God, who is omnipotent and omnipresent,
able to arrive at this kind of conclusion? Every person is eager to go
to the top of the mountain and drink that water.
In true love men and women
invite resonance with God
What is then most important to God? God does not need money, power or
knowledge. Why does He need love? What would He do with it? Love makes
joy and happiness complete because in love there is no reservation. Love
creates supreme beauty. Love has eyes to enjoy supreme beauty and a nose
to enjoy supreme smell. It has ears to hear the supreme sound and bring
100% fulfillment of joy, not just 99%. When women arrive in their teens,
perhaps fourteen years of age, their bodies change. Their bosom and hips
develop and they notice how they are changing. Then their eyes and ears
and nose and mouth start trying to function vertically. You are looking
for something fantastic at that age and you are walking on something
other than solid ground. You laugh and smile and talk to the trees and
clouds and then cry out for no apparent reason. Even little things like
one simple leaf falling to the ground spark your laughter.
What are these changes? You cannot stay in one place but become a
wanderer who goes everywhere and looks around. You have experienced
this, haven't you? You feel that you could write great poetry and great
literature. Your poetic mind and romantic heart are growing and you
express your feelings in poetry and literature. You try to catch the
meaning of every phenomenon that occurs around you, feeling it trying to
tell you something. That is the indication of the green leaves of first
love trying to burst. Unfortunately, fallen man's first love is always
rooted in fallen love. This has been the destiny of fallen man. Since
this root of love is stained, first love is not genuine and pure and you
have to go beyond the level of that first love to make a new creation
of love. You overcome that satanic first love and create heavenly first
In the Unification Church young people want to give their first love
vertically to God. In the secular world, the first love occurs at the
time of physical blossoming and first love is given horizontally, but
here in the Unification Church you want to make that first love pure.
You want to sanctify it and become a new man and woman.
Love is stronger than material wealth, stronger than knowledge,
stronger than power. You are trying to go beyond all of these things
and harvest love. In order to make first love pure for God, we have to
deny all these things and reach out for something else. Suppose there is
a man and woman who love completely and feel that only death can part
them. Even with such a love, once these two people realize that some
greater love exists and they taste that vertical love, then within a
week they can agree with each other that for the consummation of that
love they can sacrifice what they have and go on.
Horizontal love alone is dismal, but once it is sparked with vertical
love it has the impact of a lightning bolt. Then two people automatically
melt into one. Once the two are welded into one with the greater love from
heaven then nothing can separate them. Even if you kick them or throw
them, nothing can separate the two. When you are totally intoxicated
with love your five senses are functioning to the fullest degree, at
Grab your nose like this and also close your mouth. You can't breathe.
Hold your breath as long as you can, and if you can't hold it any longer,
then breathe. Then you will really experience resurrection When you are
liberated from death at that moment, you can feel the revival of life. The
impact of love should be greater and higher than the experience I just
described. Once you are intoxicated in this heavenly love, it completes
this horizontal welding, and even though you may suffer until the very
point of death, you will feel nothing else except your loving partner.
Are you ready to be welded like that? When you have that kind of
loving heart would you see your fiancé's skin color? You might see that
your husband's color is black, but you won't have any sense of color
and you will be totally welded into one. The power of love will go
God breathes love; love is air to God. We breathe air, but God
breathes love. When your sense of love is fully developed, God can
breathe with you and you can breathe together with God. You have to
continue breathing, exhaling and inhaling at the same distance all the
time. If your breathing becomes weaker, what will happen to you? You
would vanish away and be reduced to nothing. That love will dry up.
Loving is like a game of ping-pony. God hits with love and you send
it back to God with the same strength and ecstatic joy, back and forth,
and the love gets stronger. It is not God's way to let love get weaker
and weaker and finally dry up. Once you reach a certain level, love
always stimulates you to a higher level. It just throws you up into
a higher explosion of joy. That again is the characteristic of love;
it will never weaken.
When a loving husband and wife are first embracing each other they
feel that two people are embracing, but in the end they feel as one
person. They don't feel a boundary between the two of them. When you
reach this point true existence for both of you starts right there.
Why does God like love? Why does He need love? It is because only the
power of love can stimulate God's five senses to their fullest extent.
There is no other way you can stimulate God and bring Him fullest joy.
I have drawn here a man with two layers which work like two tuning
forks. When you hit a tuning fork it vibrates with a certain frequency
and its vibration will automatically cause the second tuning fork to
vibrate in the same way. The sound waves travel and create the same
reaction on the second tuning fork.
The two layers of man are his mind and his body; they should work like
two tuning forks, vibrating on the same wavelength and creating a vertical
wave. Then together the mind and body will make up one tuning fork and
God will be another tuning fork. As you become a vertical pair, the same
wavelength will travel to God and He will respond to your vibration.
God will vibrate on the same wavelength you do
Why are men and women a necessary unit? Because men and women
vibrating on the same wavelength create one tuning fork that responds
to God's tuning fork. Then the vibration between God and man and woman
will produce ecstatic joy. Do you men need women and do you women
need men? Why? Because true love between men and women will invite
resonance with God. Men and women need each other in order to feel the
joy and the love of God. True religion is trying to teach men and women
that a greater vibration of love between God and man exists. Unless we
reach out to that goal man's life is only temporal and finite and it is
lifeless. True life will only begin when there is a vibration between
God and man together. The purpose of religion is to reveal that to man.
Here in the Unification Church you put your absolute trust in me,
whether you are a man or a woman. You love me because you are confident
that I will connect you to that same vibration with God. The amazing
thing about the Unification Church is that even though you used to date,
once you come into the Church all that becomes very cheap and you feel
instead like giving your total devotion to God. It is so exhilarating
and you feel tremendous joy in doing it even though your body is totally
busy suffering in day-to-day activities. The amazing thing about life
in this Church is that if you decide not to cooperate with me your body
may be relaxed from not working so hard, but your mind will ache. You
feel uncomfortable and you suffer mentally. But when you go out and do
just what I said was best to do, then you start to feel exalted and your
spirit is happy even though your body gets tired.
I have brought the vibration
of God's love to the world
What is this power that's working in the Unification Church?
Particularly if I am directly teaching you and guiding you, the volcanic
power of the spiritual word comes out on many different levels. But now
I am leading you indirectly through the leadership in our Church all over
this country and the world. Even though you see the intermediate leaders
on MFT and in New York Church, your mind is not dwelling on them but on
me. Why is that? In the world of life all living things want to follow
the sun, the source of life. In your innermost heart you know the source
of life and you want to follow that sun. In the world of life the love
of God is that sun and eternal light, so you want to turn wherever the
love of God is shining in order to be closer to that sun.
In a way our life is like a workshop and you are in training to
turn with the sun, the source of life. Then when you go to the spirit
world you are already an expert and you are automatically with God. You
are like a drop of water, but I want you to be pure so that not only
people here on earth can drink and live, but even God can drink and feel
joy. Your mind may be pure, but what about your body? Is it dirty? In
many cases your mind is also dirty. When you think about the love of
God, your mind should be reactivated and feel the vibration of certain
uplifting experiences. Otherwise, your mind is frozen and dead. Why do
we need the love of God? Because that love will make the absolute God
Even if I kicked you and gave you a hard time, should you be a drop
of water that changes and becomes contaminated by complaint? No matter
how much heat is applied to genuine gold, it never changes its content
but will keep its purity. What about you? If I put you in a hot oven, do
you have a great many things to be burned out ? You should be genuine so
that your true qualities shall remain forever. lf I put you into the fire,
what kind of smoke would you create, white smoke or black smoke? Perhaps
you wouldn't give off smoke, but would vaporize and become steam, meaning
that your quality would not change, just that you would be up in the air.
I was born on an insignificant mountainside in Korea, and without
being noticed by the world I have traveled a long, long distance, coming
through valleys and across mountains and rugged terrain to come this
far. In the meantime I brought the vibration of the love of God to the
world, and now the world is beginning to vibrate and tremble. I am like
the stream which started out as a drop of water, then became a stream
and finally a great river like the Hudson.
People around the Hudson River not only enjoy its beauty, they will
drink the water and conduct commerce on the river. In the same way the
Unification Church river is going to supply water for people around
the world and everyone will send boats up and down its waterways. Are
you tasty water? How pure are you? When this water comes into peoples'
bodies they will feel exhilarated. Once you taste Unification Church
water and then go out, you may become tired and your body may not want
you to do any more, but you will never lack happiness again. Nothing
can excite people to the degree that the pure water in the Unification
Church can. They cannot be truly happy otherwise.
When I went to Korea this time, I heard of several former members
who were at one time very devoted. Their minds were saying, "1 want to
go back and repent to Father. I want to tell him that my heart remains
the same." But those people had no courage to come to me. They cried out,
knowing that I was back in Korea but they stayed in their homes grieving
instead of coming to me. There are many stories like that.
Are you drinking and growing up in that pure water? Here in America
Moonies are infiltrating every facet of American life and now people
cannot overlook us any more. Even cartoonists cannot ignore us;
whenever they include Moonies, they make the most tasty cartoons.
Initially people thought that Moonies were very bitter or that they had
no taste, but once they tasted us a little bit they found that we have an
intoxicating quality. That's their dilemma! Americans thought they could
ship the Moonies out and dismiss the Unification Church, but now they
find they can't do that because they know how tasty we are. No military
or political power can kick the Moonies out of America because we are
already so deeply involved in the way of life of the American people.
We are probably the most hard-working people under the sun but we look
prosperous. When I went back to Korea and Japan people asked, "What is the
secret tonic that you drink? You Moonies never get old." Even the people
who worked hard through three seven-year courses still look young and
prosperous. In secular life people might have a job or a little business
for themselves but all kinds of problems beset them. They have one worry
after another and there is no happy day. Corporation chiefs and political
people are tense and worried in day-to-day life. The Unification Church
has one solid foundation upon which we stand that gives us solid peace.
Pure water is blue. In the summer time all the land is covered by
plants and trees and their leaves are green because they take pure water
from the rivers and rain. Blue water makes the countryside green. Are
you blue and young all the time? Blue eyes are very charming and I am
always attracted by the blue eyes of Westerners.
We have thoroughly implanted ourselves in American society and
everywhere we go we become the talk of the town. People in all facets of
society are awakened and stimulated by Moonies, in all kinds of ways. You
are the princes and princesses of the Kingdom of God, so when you show
up they have to pay attention. media have created a bad image of Moonies
because their initial impression of Moonies was not good. Nevertheless,
there is interest and controversy there, so they have to come and try
to find out one way or another. Subconsciously they react and want to
find out what Moonies are, and once they have sampled us a little bit
they start to change their opinions. We are different, not because we
have horns, but because we impart a different taste.
Like liquid we can flow anywhere in any direction. There is no obstacle
we can't go around. People set a certain direction in their lives and
only move to the east, for example. That's the only way of life they
know. But we have no set form of life, no set direction. Therefore,
the more someone studies Moonies the more amazed he becomes because he
can't measure their depth.
For example, you work on the MFT from 5 a.m. to midnight. You come
back hungry and tired, your face tanned from the sun during the day
and your voice hoarse. When your parents see this they say, "This is
the time to take him from the Moonies. 'My son, you don't have to work
this hard. I'll give you good meals and a comfortable bedroom. You don't
have to do MFT work. Come with me.' " Then that tired Moonie replies,
"No, Dad, no Mom, go your way. I'll go my way.
Naturally many American parents are puzzled and they can't figure
you out. They only see that you are a normal son with two eyes, but
actually when you become a Moonie you have a dozen sets of eyes that
see in all directions. You are not in darkness and you know what you're
doing. No one can reject pure water. You are pure water and pure water
is needed everywhere. Wherever you go you are going to be part of that
organization and system.
You can tell people, "If you want to know about the Moonies, come
with me and live with us for three days. You will learn a lot." Let
them taste the water and taste the Divine Principle. What is the power
that makes you so strong and what makes you so sure that God's kingdom
on earth can be a reality? Let them learn about this. Divine Principle
enters your body and cleanses it of all kinds of ingredients that clog
you up. We call it Moonwash.
God is working hardest of all in the Unification Church because He is
pumping the water, and the more people who come the more God must pump
all the necessary water for them to drink. God has been working very
hard and there are so many Moonies now that the supply is not nearly
enough, so God is thinking about automation now. That era of automatic
pumping where all God has to do is push a button will come. When God's
automatic system is complete then the entire earth will be filled with
pure water. The spiritual pollution of the earth will be wiped out and
the world will be fragrant and pure and fresh. Wherever you will go you
will breathe that air and drink that water and then the world will be
elevated into the better way of life.
So far American reaction to Moonies has been very negative, but soon
they will say, "We need them. They are good." What is the most popular
thing Americans like to eat and drink? This generation has grown up on
McDonald's hamburgers, but soon we'll offer them a Moonburger. The time
will come when the Moonburger will give competition to McDonald's and
it will be so popular that people will have a Moon breakfast, then a
Moonburger in one pocket for lunch and a Moonburger in the other pocket
Where else can American young people go? They have no incentive in
life because they have everything they need and they are tired of it
all. Where will they go? They want to be more intoxicated by life so
they are searching for something.
They don't see any reason to study hard in school, so they try to
intoxicate themselves with carnal experiences. They do all sorts of
strange things like streaking, but it gets tiresome and doesn't give
them too much fun after all.
This American generation is looking for intoxication in drugs and sex,
but you know these things are temporal. These could never give anyone
lasting joy. The only item that gives you permanent intoxication is
the quality of love that intoxicates God and then together you can be
intoxicated with God. We have something to offer. We are a new type of
hippie and yippie movement on an entirely different level. You are the
happiest ones. The problem with the hippies and yippies was that they
couldn't find anything permanent; therefore, all American young people
have got to end up knocking on Unification Church doors because we
can offer the permanent intoxication of the love of God. Even if some
government power confines the Moonies to the Nevada desert so that we
cannot witness to anyone, eventually the young people of the world would
swarm into Nevada to find you right there in the desert.
No matter what the American government may do to me or to our Church,
I want you to know very clearly that the showdown has occurred and it
was a victorious one. We have won the game already. Each of you must
feel this. Think about your life in the days before you knew about the
Unification Church and then think about yourselves today. You find a
marked difference in your own heart. Before you were in darkness but
now you have a vision and goal and clear-cut direction. Do you think
someone can bring you back down to the dark days of your life before the
Unification Church? The showdown is finished; the victory has been won
and declared. We have won the war, no matter what the nation may say,
or what the people and the world will say.
We are no longer a drop of water or a stream. We have become a river.
What kind of river are we comparable to? The Hudson, Mississippi or
the Amazon? What other big river can you think of? Yes, you're right,
Moon River. It flows from one continent to another, and the amazing
thing is that the Moon River even travels through the ocean and still
remains a river. It can encircle the entire earth because it is based
on the greatest and most permanent of all power: the love of God. It is
a river of God's love.
No man can revolutionize love. From the beginning of human history up
to now no one could change love. No one will do that in the future. We
are based on the permanency of the love of God and that power becomes
our power. All kinds of strange cultures are springing up in America now
like the gay rights movement. They are trying to enact a law so that a man
can marry a man and a woman can marry a woman. They are trying to destroy
the cornerstone of God's kingdom and the Principle of Creation. However,
they can never succeed. We have laid God's foundation, the base upon
which none of these abnormal cultures can survive.
In the Unification Church we have the most healthy family life;
we live the healthiest of all moral lives, and we have the best of
all ideologies. We do have the superior system to any conventional way
of life and naturally it will survive and prosper and will eventually
influence the entire world. That is the destiny of history.
Nine stages of restoration
Our ideology is clear and obvious. Will today's world become a united
world centered upon selfishness? That's the ideology you once had,
isn't it? If God is united completely with you then will the world be
united centered upon you? God didn't want to have the world cling to
Him and to His ideal; God wanted to have men cling to each other and
then God would come and dwell in that unity. What I am actually doing
is teaching you this very principle, so that you can become God's men,
God's representatives. In other words, God wants you to be a walking God.
You need God so that you can become a central person of the universe.
Don't you want to be number one in any field? Who gave you that kind of
ambition? God gave that ambition to man from the very beginning. In order
for an individual to be installed as the central person, two ingredients
are needed-God and the True Parents. God's power and True Parents' power
will enliven you and start you turning and then the three components
can become one. Then you will become sons and daughters of God and sons
and daughters of the True Parents. Then you will have become the total,
perfected object of the love of God.
Once you become that perfected, central individual, God will plant
you in this world. That one center has two components, man and woman, who
together become one solid center of plus and minus, resounding together
on the same wavelength with God and the universe. As an individual you
are not good enough; being alone cannot fulfill the ultimate purpose of
God. Everyone needs a family surrounding him with whom he can unite and
join as one, turning and turning in give and take. When that heavenly
family is manufactured then God gives that family to the world and the
world can be restored to that level. On the next level, the tribe will
have give and take with God and True Parents and become the living tribe
of God. Then God will plant that tribe into the world. After the nation
is restored the entire world can be restored and then we will no longer
need a restoration factory.
Everyone in the world will follow that pattern, starting out from the
individual, family, tribe, nation and world. 1 have laid the foundation
and it shall become your foundation. God and True Parents created the
base, which is like a superhighway to heaven which is to be enjoyed by
each one of you and everyone in the world. They can follow that pattern
and travel easily toward the ultimate goal.
The give and take action between subject and object in a reciprocal
relationship forms one individual. The beginning point is unity of the
mind and body together as a plus. Then man and woman united together
become one set and form a family. Families united together in that same
process become a tribe, then a nation, then the world.
The unity of mind and body is on the formation level, whereas the
family is on the growth level, and families together form a tribe. or
the perfection level for the individual. Each individual is responsible
for perfection up to the tribal level; each one of you is responsible
to create at least your own tribe. To enjoy life here on earth you need
to establish at least the tribal level.
There are three levels vertically and also three levels horizontally.
Vertically speaking you have yourself, your father, grandfather and
great grandfather, or at least four generations. Horizontally, there
are brothers, cousins, second cousins and distant cousins. That's the
makeup of the tribe. You must try to restore this system symbolically;
that is the ideal home church. involving your own great, great grandfather
is not essential, but you can find people in that symbolic position.
Once you have restored this tribe, all human beings can be related,
no matter how far back your ancestral tree goes, even up to the hundredth
great grandfather. All of us are virtually distant cousins. As long as
you have this base in your tribe, that represents all mankind. From the
dispensation point of view there is Adam's age, Jesus' age, and True
Parents' age. Home church stems from this concept. When this principle
is welcomed by the world then the world and society will start to turn.
The central religions fulfill the vertical things, or the Old Testament
era, New Testament era and Completed Testament era, while horizontally
speaking relatives are the central tribe. Therefore, the central religion
and the central tribe together are a microcosm of human history. The
spirit world also contains a continuation of the central history, in
which one small center becomes wider and wider.
Let's compare the reality on earth and in spirit world. In order for
spirits to descend to work with men on earth, certain conditions must be
ready. Only specific spirits can come down and make a connection with
the physical world. Also, the spirit world has many, many compartments
and denominations, for example, the Jewish faith, which in turn are
divided into many different compartments. The central line along which
spirits may descend does not always travel in a straight line; sometimes
it travels sideways, coming down one way, backing up another way, going
out yet another way.
This makes the descension of the spirit men to this earth more
complicated and difficult. They cannot just come down automatically.
When this generation eventually goes to the spirit world, they too will
want to come down to the next level of reality and again they will have
to go through the same complications. Of course, while the reality
on earth gets bigger, the population of spirit world gets larger. As
spirit world gets more crowded it becomes more complicated, just as an
expanding society here on earth involves more people, more complications
and more administration.
Now the dispensation has expanded to the world level and spirit world
is that much larger. The entire spirit world corresponds to the reality of
the world here on earth. When it is this wide you can imagine one person
has a great deal of searching to do to find the central line. When that
time in the dispensation comes, the important thing in the spirit world
is that they break down all the old barriers. When the time comes it is
most important that the central religion be made obvious to everyone and
that in the meantime, no matter how wide the world may be, that man can
travel without any obstacles to immediately find the central line. That's
the kind of dispensation that is needed in the spirit wood.
Who is going to break down the barriers in the spirit world? They
won't be broken down up there, but only when we do certain things here
on earth. The key is on earth, not in the spirit world. The Unification
Church is doing this job here on earth, breaking down the barriers
between the different compartments of denominations, tribe and race. We
do certain things in the dispensation to make this schedule work, and to
explain the meaning of home church. When we unite the central religion
vertically and unite the tribe horizontally, this unit together will
cover the entire earth. Certain indemnity is paid for the sake of the
world, in the world microcosm which is home church. God will recognize
what you do in your home church system and give it value for the sake
of the entire world. Therefore, what you do in the small home church
system will have universal value.
There are three phases: mind and body form the first stage; men and
women are the second stage as they form the home, and then families become
a tribe and expand into a nation; then thirdly the nation expands into
the world. You don't have a precise term in English for this, but I am
including one more level between that of tribe and nation.
Always you go through three stages to reach perfection, and this whole
concept is implanted in the home church system. When you consider your
family as a foundation, then home church will make a clan, then a tribe
will be formed on the foundation of the clan, and then a nation. The clan
is formation, the tribe is growth, and the nation is perfection stage.
Home church members have to restore all nations; home church is the
device for doing that. In the next phase the nation is on the formation
level, next the world on the growth [ever, and the universe or cosmos,
including the spirit world, is on the perfection level. There are always
The Divine Principle always includes three stages of three stages,
which make nine stages, plus one, which is God, and this makes ten,
a complete union. Union with God is number ten. The True Parents,
installed in the center, pioneered each stage of the family, clan, tribe,
nation and world. They pioneered all the way to the world level and then
returned back to the center to be truly installed. This is why Mother
and I traveled out from Korea, going out to the world and coming back
to Korea and going out again, and coming back to Korea again.
On November 2, 1978 in Korea I held a special ceremony for the
events to take place in spirit world and here on earth which completely
break down the barriers between religions and between clans and tribes.
Since this ceremony, spirit world no longer recognizes the barriers and
boundaries between religions and between different surnames like Jones or
Smith. Now there is no longer a distinction; it is all one family. These
barriers are broken down so that each individual can go freely throughout
the entire world without any restrictions. Now it's up to you. You are
going to be the one who mobilizes spirit world. You can now command the
spirit world to come down here and help the earthly dispensation.
Let your inner man guide you
Here on earth we are in Adam's world while spirit world is like the
archangel world. The angels are to be servants and they must obey Adam
and listen to what Adam says. I want you to know that your thousands of
ancestors in spirit world are in the angelic position and you are in
Adam's position, so they are supposed to listen to you. It's amazing,
but they regard you as the ancestor their family, not themselves. You are
the forefather of your clan. Because you are restoring your ancestors,
you are going to be the founding father of the ancestral tree. Now all
the former ancestral trees will be reorganized because in spirit world
there is no age; whether someone passed away thousands of years ago
doesn't mean he is older than you are.
Eternity doesn't recognize time.
You are responsible to pay the indemnity and restore history, and when
you reach the pinnacle you will be responsible for the future because
you are the ancestor. You are leaving the tradition behind. The messianic
mission started out from the clan level. Then expand yourself to become a
tribal messiah, national and world-level messiah, all the way up to the
cosmos. That is the mainstream or waterstream of the dispensation. That
is the way you are going to travel and fulfill.
First of all, you will make your mind and body become one. Then when
you are given the blessing you become husband and wife and create one
family, then the clan, tribe, nation and world. Then you continue all
the way to the universe, the spirit world and physical world together as
one creation. You are the central figure or messianic figure to travel
that route and the central theme is the love of God. This is the main
point I am making this morning.
Once a greater sphere is accomplished, perhaps the national level
of accomplishment, then we don't have to worry about the tribe and
clan and family because they are already included. One love of God is
totally governing everything so when you are already in the nation then
your clan is there, and your tribe and family as well, summoned by the
same love. Also, if the world became one then all the nations would
be united. Therefore, don't worry about the boundary of my tribe and
your tribe and so forth. Ultimately under one love of God, God intends
to create one world of love, one unified world. Each one of you helps
create it. Therefore, that world can ultimately have many layers in
which all kinds together create one unified fluid world because you are
consummating all these dispensations for the same principle and purpose:
the love of God.
The Kingdom of Heaven on earth and in heaven is that accomplished
world. From your trivial level on earth you can climb up all the way
to the pinnacle of the mountain, which is God's position, and from
that position you can travel down all the way to the grass roots of the
world. These positions are interchangeable and turning, so that there is
no top and bottom, no high class, no low class. In this way the universe
will ultimately become like one person.
The body is the most vivid example of a microcosm of that future
world. Ultimately our universe will be like one God-centered man. In that
one body you will perform some role somewhere, like a cell. You will have
your own universe, your own world, own tribe, nation and clan, but all
within this one harmonized body. If this one man with the heart of God
is rejoicing and ecstatic in this world, what about you? You cannot be
separate from that joy. When the whole is happy, each individual has to
enjoy and share in that same happiness. Each cell is connected to that big
man, breathing on the same wavelength. The entire universe is ultimately
like one man, and each of us individually will act as one cell. Then when
the big man is accomplished in the love and the heart of God and rejoicing
in God's love, each cell has got to be breathing on the same wavelength.
That's why, even though you may be a small part of that body, you are
the central figure of that universe. God will not deny it; as a matter
of fact, He would like you to be a center. This can be made possible in
the love of God. In love everything will be perfected to the fullest
extent. Under the touch of the love of God, all human cells instantly
come alive and breathe with joy and excitement. In love everything wants
to harmonize and join in unity.
Today's topic concerns the waterstream of the dispensation. You are
the drops of water already making up the stream and you must follow
the major stream of the dispensation to the ultimate finishing point,
that is, the sea of the love of God. That travel will be permanent and
eternal. No one can revolutionize the principle of love. No power under
the sun can alter or change the format of love. Over all these thousands
of years, God existed solely to achieve this goal. Since no perfection
has been attained and you are still struggling to reach that level,
much suffering, confusion and doubt has remained in your heart. But we
are still in the pioneering stages, digging the foundation and making
the highway, and that's why we are still suffering. Once we reach the
plateau of perfection, however, suffering will be no more and everything
else will be harmonized.
How can we live in the fallen world? What should be our pattern? You
must listen to your mind. Actually, I am not your leader. Your leader
is you, the inner you. Your mind and conscience whispers and you must
listen. The mind listens to the external man also. The two tuning forks
are your mind and body and the two must vibrate together, and in that you
will find your true self. Discover yourself, but remember that yourself is
not for you. It's for the sake of the universe, for the sake of the love
of God. Those who think of themselves first become the prey of Satan and
he always exploits them. You discover yourself when you always center
upon the love of God and always take the minus position. There is always
a subject ahead of you and you must resound together with the subject.
When you are drifting in or out of sleep, you are in both the world
of reality and the world of sleep. When you go to bed you know that
when night is over the dawn of a bright morning is coming. Beyond the
distances of the night there will be God, dawning on the other side.
If you are solely serving with a loving heart, if you practice
selflessness as your way of life, then your vibration is resounding with
the vibration of God. Behind your mind there is always a tuning fork
ready to pick up the vibration. When you are meditating you always speak
to your inner man, deep within you. If you really have give and take
closely with this inner man then you will know more about the universe
than in any other way. Your conscience does not need to be taught the
law because it always knew the law. Your conscience is always teaching
you to sacrifice and give love and service. No matter how much you do
for the sake of the world, your conscience always commands you, saying,
"You did well; now do more." God whispers through your inner man because
God is very anxious to get you to the pinnacle. God always pushes you
further and further through your conscience so that you can leap to new
heights of success.
Because the mind is very anxious to cover the many thousands of years
of distance instantly, the mind will push you harder and further. When you
realize this you have to adapt yourself to that and cooperate. There is
a tuning fork in your mind and in order for it to vibrate your body has
to do loving deeds. Even though in the evening after a day's work your
body has no strength to even lift up your leg, your soul and heart are
exalted and feel a sense of accomplishment. When you fall asleep in
that kind of exhilaration, you reach out to spirit world very quickly
and will see many kinds of revelations and visions. I will appear many
times in those kinds of dreams to teach and guide you and you will have
more stimulation for love. Then the next morning you will wake up full
of vitality and stimulation.
Your conscience is pushing you out and again you go out all day long.
Then again in the evening you return home full of exhilaration and that
evening I will come in a dream and walk together with you through the
garden of Eden. All of a sudden you won't want to come back because you
will see incredible beauty and truth and the warmth of love. The person
who is disciplined in this way of life won't even have to go to bed to
have a dream. If he is walking, longing to see me and then he just stops
a moment and says, "Father, I really miss you and I really love you,"
talking to his inner man, suddenly a vision will appear.
You can freely travel in and out of your body because there are no
more boundaries or barriers. You can truly become the tuning fork of
your mind and then really come to know the greatness of the love of
God. We talk about the love of God, but you don't truly know about it.
I always train myself in this way so that an incredible reaction always
comes from the external world.
I have had the experience of saying without thinking, "I just cannot
forgive this person for that action." Then something awful happens to
that person after a short time. Then again someone might move my heart
and I say, "God, bless him. He is a wonderful, wonderful son." Then good
things happen to him. You don't have to hear it with your own ears for
the result to come.
The person who is intoxicated in the love of God automatically feels
great joy and vitality. The experiences of MFT and witnessing are tough
ones, but through each you can experience that realm of closeness to God
and His love. That's why I push you out. I have never asked you to live
an easy life.
Everyone is in the habit of thinking about "my things," but on the
MFT there is no concept of "mine." Everything is God's. All day long the
fund raisers earn money, but they have no concept of this being theirs
anymore. When you empty yourself every day then that much love of God
can fill your heart.
The greater the tribulation,
the greater the blessing that follows,
but many times you don't remember this
and then complaint comes.
My most vivid and longed-for memory is one from a time of suffering.
In prison I was tortured by the communist police and beaten so much
that I threw up much, much blood. Then the police threw me outside in
the snow and left me for dead. During the time I was unconscious I felt
vividly that God was absolutely with me, embracing me in His love. My
soul was exhilarated. l never felt so close to God as in that moment.
Each of you is going to be God's tuning fork, but the unfortunate thing
is that this is a numbed world and each person is like a hard rock which
has no sensitivity to vibration, no way to react. The Unification Church
needs a shock treatment so that you can be shaken loose from that rock
and be free to vibrate to God's soundwaves. In order to build something
new you must first tear the old apart.
This is why religion teaches the importance of sacrifice. Why do you
need to suffer and have God give you tribulation? To separate you from
the satanic attachment and enable you to become the vibrating partner
of God's tuning fork.
If you become one in mind and body so that you are whole men and
women and then are blessed to a husband or wife, you need have no shame.
Otherwise, even though you have been given the blessing, you will have
shame inside. You know where your mind and body are and how good you
are. Look at how American women act in the world. Look at the world of
American men and see whether they are being truthful.
Each of you has your own stream
Again, the same thing can be said in the Unification Church. You are
not all that perfect. Each one of you here has had varying degrees of
success in uniting mind and body and no one can lie about it. You know
the truth best of all. The love of God can come to you according to
your own way of life and that will determine the value of your eternal
life. In other words, no one but you can give you that qualification;
you yourself determine your level of accomplishment in the spirit world.
You know how the mainstream of unification is flowing. You also know
that each individual is like a drop of water in that stream and how your
drop is flowing. Shall we face the tribulation and go through difficulties
for the public purpose?
I could do much better evangelism and more work personally in
Korea, where I speak the same language. If I had stayed home I would be
respected. All the Korean people now regard me as a real hero and a true
patriot who really loves the country. I would be well treated in Korea,
so what reason do 1 have to leave that country? Here there is still a
barrier between you and me because our cultural backgrounds are different;
also because of language it is difficult for you to understand me and
for me to understand you.
Here there are not only white people, but also all five different
colors of skin assembled together. Dealing with the complexities
of their ways of life is not easy. Nevertheless, I came to America
because this work is much more valuable than just dealing with the
Korean people. Neither am I doing it in a mediocre or in a random way.
I am doing it with a full heart, even risking my life in my seriousness.
I have told you the responsibility of America. Would you go forward
whether or not I was here? We love the world first, then love our own
tribe, clan and family. Here there is no such thing as giving only
extra or leftover energy to the world. In the Unification Church, even
after couples are blessed and have families. if an emergency comes and
I call all the wives to go out for a mission, their husbands will not
protest. Instead they will tell their wives to hurry and pack and the
husbands will take care of the children.
Our discipline of life is different because we love the world and the
world comes first. You never know when God will summon you to the greater
stage of the world. You always anticipate those challenges coming, so when
they come you drop everything and go to a greater mission. Don't you think
that the stream is going to join a bigger and bigger river? Each one of
you harbors a desire to do bigger things and have bigger responsibilities
and to end up at a greater destination.
Each one of you has your own stream. Do you want to stop in the
middle? Your water stream starts out with the individual, family,
then goes through the clan, tribe, nation and world. Each one of you
has an ultimate destination to reach the world and universe and cosmos,
ending up in the sea of the love of God. The same is true of me. I also
went from the individual to the family, clan, tribe and over all kinds
of obstacles and difficulties to come to the world level and still I am
going on to the cosmos. Our destinies are the same.
What's the difference between me and you? I had nothing but opposition
and torture and jail, every inch of the way. Your course is different
because I have already laid the highway for you. All you have to do is run
in the right direction and follow the road signs that are everywhere. You
have no way to miss. Who will receive more of the love of God then, you
or me? I gave more sacrifice and suffered more, but the same criteria
will work for you.
Since I know this principle, would it be love to tell you to take it
easy, to not go out when it's raining? Or should I throw you out and
let you suffer more and more, to the hardest degree? If I don't tell
you, would you say, "Since Father didn't say anything I'll stay home
today"? Each one of you has a small Reverend Moon in your heart, which
is your conscience, but that small Reverend Moon is much harsher than
the real one! Your conscience sternly says, "Get out of here! What are
you talking about?" How many don't think they have a little conscience
inside? Those who know they are under the command of their own Reverend
Moon, raise your hands.
That means you are fully committed to receive the love of God. You
are to be congratulated. When the love of God is broadcast you will
become the receiver station. lf you suffer more, if you really serve
more and your heart is pure then you will become a humming, vibrating
tuning fork. Your vibration will be a broadcast resounding all over
the universe. God will receive it and spirit world will receive your
vibration; even the entire world will receive your vibration and they
will support you. Then it will come back to you as more power. This is
not empty talk. This is real tact. So far, people outside do not know this
fact. You must become one in that fact and be united in the love of God.
Whenever a perfect minus is available then a perfect plus will be
created automatically. Through suffering and sacrifice a person becomes
a perfect minus and then around him a little plus comes into being,
growing and becoming a big plus. If you truly make yourself a total and
perfect minus, a plus is created. Once you are united with this plus,
nothing will take it away.
Arrogance always chases a plus away. It is scientific to think so
because plus and plus always repel each other. Religion knows this
principle and therefore teaches meekness and humility. If you live
this philosophy at home then you will become the plus of your home,
the central figure of your family. If you really suffer and give more
sacrifice then you are always in the subjective role and you can impart
greater influence. Then you are always in the mainstream and no one
can overlook you. This is a simple truth, but people have not know this
before. It is very simple but difficult to live.
If I totally free myself from all kinds of disturbances and become
this kind of tuning fork then I can feel all kinds of vibrations. If
I think about the future of America I can feel where this country is
going. When I meet someone there is always a certain vibration which
I can feel. Because of this I can steer the destiny of the nation.
Whenever we are confronted by opposition, like the Fraser committee,
I can know precisely what will happen and precisely how strategy must
be conducted to overcome it. There was a time when the future didn't
look too favorable for our movement, but I could clearly see what must
happen and so I had no reason to waver. 1 just stood on the Principle and
pushed forward with commitment and conviction. Ultimately, the expected
result will come.
Sometimes I am blunt and instruct you to do extraordinary, challenging
things. You may react by saying, "How can I do that?" But if you have
faith to say yes, then in time you will know why that particular thing
was needed. This is why in the Unification Church the best way is always
to unite with me. That is the secret of success in the Unification
Church. Do you feel bad because of that?
This is the stream of Unification water. When this stream gets bigger
and wider, flowing all over the world, will there be any corner where
people are not affected by the stream? No. Eventually the entire world
will be influenced and benefitted by it.
You decide whether you will become
a magnet who can pull people
You decide one thing: What level you want and what territory you
would like to take. Do you have your home church assignments? Did
your leader recommend it or did you decide to do it ? Your 360 homes
represent the entire world. You have to go by leaps and bounds, really
"assaulting" the 360 homes. When you need money, go ahead and make money;
when you need people, find people. Don't beg anyone for help or money
or support. You should say, "I am the one who will create the money,
people and whatever else you need. I will provide them." If you work
three times as hard as normal people you will do all these things.
I always feel that though I live to be seventy, my life actually
contains 210 years, or three times worth. Instead of trying to prolong
your life biologically for 100 years, work three times harder for thirty
years. Then if you live to be seventy you will have actually lived 210
years and you will be the oldest person here on earth.
If you work not only three times but ten times harder than average
people, you will be 700 years old at the age of seventy. You can think
that you are going to work twenty times more than average people, and
then you will actually have lived 1,400 years at the age of seventy.
How long would you like to live? Working 24 hours every day will really
prolong your life. You will become a rich man, perhaps not here on earth,
which is not important, but in the spirit world. There you will be the
A revolution is taking place right here in the Unification Church.
Think of it; you are ordinary young people of America who grew up in
this cultural background yet now you are asking me to decide who your
mate will be. You all become willing to marry anyone. That in itself is
proof of what a long distance we have come. That gives you joy in your
heart, so how can you deny it? You know someone you can trust in such
a deep way, someone who knows precisely what you need.
Ultimately your marriage is not just for your own sake. After all, you
are instruments of God, and you want to be utilized as building blocks
for the Kingdom of God here on earth. Because I know more about that
Kingdom, you accept my instructions as your way of life. This happens
because you have felt from me a love far greater than what you have. 1
have fulfilled that love, and that is why you have such faith in me.
I will leave instructions for the matching, not only now, but for
future generations. I may say to someone, "In ten generations from now
your descendants shall be blessed with someone Oriental or black." You
will write it down in your will and it shall be a covenant in your home.
We are in an important place in the universe, and every move we make
has great impact. Since you came easily to the Unification Church you
don't feel deeply the value of being here. That's a tragedy actually.
Because you didn't strive hard enough to get in here you don't appreciate
it. Some of you say, "I love the Divine Principle and I like Father and
Mother very much, but I surely don't like the work." I can look at you
and know how you feel.
If you just like me and you just like the Divine Principle but not the
responsibility then you learned the Divine Principle the wrong way. If
I am good and the Divine Principle represents the revelation of God,
that is why you should fulfill your responsibility. You cannot separate
the two. The Divine Principle is like a highway but you must read the
road signs: you are the one who actually drives on that highway. You are
the one who must sweat to accomplish the goal. Otherwise, no matter how
good a highway there may be, it won't do you any good. If the Unification
Church only offered an easy and rosy path, you wouldn't be here. Swindlers
and wheeler-dealers would all occupy the important roles in the Church
instead and you wouldn't have a chance to be here. Don't you feel grateful
because this is difficult and sacrificial ? Worldly people think, "Oh, oh,
this is not for me." That's why you could come to the front line here.
In Japan a billionaire businessman came to ask if I would sell him
the Divine Principle. He offered to pay as much money as I asked. Do
you think; I should go ahead with that negotiation? I told him he could
buy the Divine Principle, but not with his money. He could get down
to the bottom and really taste the worst kind of human life, that's
the way he can buy the Divine Principle. I don't have to charge even
one penny for it. It's available. You are entitled to it, so go ahead
and take it. You make the Divine Principle your own, not with money,
but by living it. That's the reason I go this hard way.
This morning Mother gave me very loving, kindly advice. After pledge
service she said, "Father, you really overextended yourself in Korea
and Japan. You must take care of yourself, so please finish your speech
in one hour." But it has already been four hours now. Why am I being so
foolish? The amazing thing is that when you stay with me for long hours,
even though your hips may be sore and you ache all over, some sort of
new life and richness of spirit is coming to you. You don't have to
remember every word I say, but you are growing here all the same.
When we have Belvedere service and I am speaking, the entire spirit
world is also listening. They not only listen to me but look at you.
Your ancestors say, "My grandchild is sitting there in the very front
row listening to Reverend Moon." Then it becomes like a competition;
after two hours, "Oh dear, my daughter is dozing. Oh no!" On the other
hand someone else says, "Look at my grandson. His eyes are shining and he
is just bubbling with enthusiasm. I am the winner." Everyone is trying
to win up there. I'm sure in the morning when you come to Belvedere at
4 a.m. some people think, "I know Father will speak four hours. Four
hours is just too much." But if you come in the morning without that
thinking then the hours flow by, right? Four hours have already passed
without your even knowing.
Because there is constant give and take between spirit world, all your
ancestors are sitting together and experiencing Belvedere over there.
They are reproducing that kind of atmosphere over there while I am
standing here. Whatever we do has a vertical implication. It is not
just for one age, but for eternity. If I am overseas on a trip and other
leaders speak here I'm sure they don't speak four hours. They speak one
hour, maybe at the most two hours, but even so I'm sure not many people
turn out for it. This is wrong, however. When I am here you know I will
speak at Belvedere and you want to be there.
Each one of you can be a magnet like me and have the power to pull
people. If you are really intoxicated in the love of God, you too shall
become a magnet and pull the people of Africa. South America and the
Middle East. You must pull the people with slanted eyes and people of
all colors of skin.
You have to long for the members and really care for them more than
for your own children, your wife or husband. You have to long for one
spiritual child. I had the experience of really caring for one member
and because of that love that person couldn't go away. He just couldn't
get up because his legs didn't listen to him. In the early days of our
Church 1 directly taught the Divine Principle and personally nurtured
our members in Korea. Housewives came and husbands came and they forgot
to go back on time to their work or to go back home to cook the meals
for their husbands. In many cases that was the cause of problems.
Everyone wanted to stay with me and go everywhere with me. If I went
to the bathroom, they wanted to follow me to the bathroom. If I wanted
to go to a dark room, they wanted to follow me into a dark room. If I
went to hell, they wanted to follow me there as well. It didn't make any
difference; as long as I was going, they wanted to go. Why? Because they
felt some special embodiment of the love of God. That is not from me;
it comes from God. You can't see it with your eyes, but there are many
things happening in this room; there is a different vibration here and
you sense it even though your eyes don't see it. You can all become
special persons like this.
A mother's love is totally pure and sacrificial toward her children,
so when you think of your mother it is always a beautiful, sweet, warm
memory. Love has that kind of quality. I don't have too many things to
sell, but I do have the love of God. I am a salesman for the love of God.
You know now where we are going and what kind of water stream we are.
In New York there are all facets of human society and all different
cultures. Even when you go to them and are rejected and cursed you still
go; no one can stop you. I'm sure that if you go and sincerely witness
you will feel that the good-looking white people are the farthest people
Sometimes the most trivial and poor-looking black people respond
more quickly and support me. I am a friend of the underprivileged
and rejected people. I am a friend of sinners. The love of God starts
blossoming first in that kind of area. Jesus said that for a rich man
to enter the Kingdom of Heaven was more difficult than for a camel to
go through a needle's eye, yet we have to save the rich people. I have
devised ways of attracting these people so that we can still give them
salvation. In every way -economically, culturally, and intellectually-we
should be able to speak to those people and we are doing it. The Science
Conference is a good example.
My dream is to have the best and greatest of all universities where
the best minds and most brilliant students in the world can come and
be trained in God's ideal. If Harvard University is for sale, indeed
you know there will be a buyer! Do people say I have money or not? Do
people say I am smart or dumb?
Many people ask to have an audience with me but usually I refuse. The
world is actually led by just a few people, and when those few people turn
around, the whole world will be turned. It's significant that I don't
meet these people who want to come see me but I want to see you every
day. Don't you feel that you are greater than any scholar or millionaire?
My main concern is how to mobilize you
for the sake of the world
Once you have spiritual power, there's no segment of the world you
cannot reach. You can go anywhere, knock on any door and open up any
direction or area. Now I am pushing you out for evangelizing, but that
is not the only goal for you. I want you to do many things because the
time will come when you won't have to witness. So many people will be
coming that you will spend all your time taking care of them. The time
will soon come when I will speak to millions of people at one time over
television, and then America will start to move.
Then too many people will want to come to workshop, and we will have
to put up a narrow gate and allow only those who are qualified to come
through. If you really know the value of our movement and our teaching,
can you think that will not happen? If I didn't have confidence that would
eventually be the case, I would never have dared to come to America and
even start this movement.
I planned everything in the beginning and
decided how to get involved in many different areas.
Water flows all over the earth, giving life to all living things. You
are like that water, giving new life to restore all the world.
Sometimes you do manual work in factories and get soiled with oil.
How would you women like that? Do you women want husbands who are like
one-way streets, or who are four-way streets? Look at Mother. I am a man
like a four-way street, and in order to follow that kind of husband you
will have to go all kinds of places and do all kinds of things. Mother
has to be very tough to follow me.
My children rarely have a chance to see Mother and me because we are
away so much. Would you mind if your children had that kind of life?
That will happen to them if your husband is a four-way street man. If
our children always whined, "Mommy and Daddy, why don't you stay home
with us" then they wouldn't be good children. But they say, "We know
what the outcome will be. Go and help restore the world and we shall
follow you. We will study and not just play all the time."
Imagine being at home with your husband some night when all of a
sudden he says, "I must go to this place right away and take care of
something." Which would be the best wife, the one who says, "By all
means take off," or the one who wants her husband to get a good night's
sleep and then go in the morning? You have the first kind of Mother,
don't you? If you live like that it will be not just an unusual life
but an extraordinary life. All these deeds shall be recorded in history.
Many times my own parents misunderstood me. For example, when I was
in North Korean communist prison for three years, my mother came to visit
every month. She was a most loving mother who overworked herself making me
some new clothes and fixing food. That prison was a death camp and every
month at great sacrifice she brought me food and clothes, expecting that
I would appreciate her gifts and use them to keep well and happy. When
she brought these things to me I gave them away to other prisoners and
she was heartbroken. She couldn't understand and she scolded me, "You
never appreciate what I have done!" I heard later that when she went
back home she told others that I never understood her or appreciated
what she did for me
Now you judge. If I have been a good boy and done what she wanted
in those days, thinking only of myself, would I be who I am today? My
mother didn't appreciate what I did then, but now in spirit world she
not only appreciates me and is proud but also feels apologetic for
not understanding me. Of course I appreciated her sacrifice, but her
thinking then was shallow. I never even bought one handkerchief or pair
of shoes for her, even though I have done many things for our members,
establishing them in homes and giving them gifts. God does not think
that I have been cruel to her. My actions have moved God's heart and as
a result He could give more blessing to her Himself. I don't think God
will chastise me; He will tell her that what 1 have done is right.
This is why people from all over the world gather in front of me and
this is why you trust me in this degree. I have lived an extraordinary
life and this influences you. I can't stand injustice. When I was younger
and I saw a strong man hitting a weak person I couldn't stand it; even
though it had nothing to do with me I would plunge in and fight to defend
the person who was wronged. God loves a person of such character.
That is the tradition of the Unification Church. When we are flowing
throughout the world like a stream we will create the same reaction.
We will give loving service and sacrifice as our way of life. No matter
what kind of stone wall we hit we will penetrate it. We don't know the
word defeat. Even though an enemy may initially knock you down, from an
unexpected quarter a defender will come to help you fight the battle. That
is the mainstream of the Unification Church dispensation. That's the
way I have walked, and that's how this river is now flowing all over
the world. Ultimately it will change the world to the way of life of God.
Wherever we go we meet brothers and sisters. When we meet elderly
people they are like our parents or grandparents. We have no enemies.
Through you all kinds of people will join and the stream will become
a river. No power can turn this stream aside, and soon the whole world
will be drinking from this water.
Do you think of yourself more, or others more? I don't think too much
about my own livelihood or taking care of things at home. I don't even
think of you too much. Instead, I am always thinking of how I can push
you more so that in turn you can make the world happier and turn it to
God's way. My concern is not primarily to care for you but to mobilize you
for the sake of the world. Will you then plan to strike and demonstrate
against me? You wouldn't do that because I never demonstrated against God;
I know He is pushing me to live His way of life. The harder the task I
undertake, the greater the opening of our fortune and blessing. I know
our future will be bright, and knowing how hard you work I know we are
bound to be successful. Shall we do it?
How many times more would you like to work now than you ever did
before the Church? Try yourself out first and do one and a half times
more to start with. Then do twice as much and finally three times more
than you did before. If each of you do it then I guarantee the Kingdom
of Heaven is secured for you. If you used to sleep eight hours, then
sleep two and a half hours. Can you do it? You used to eat three meals,
so you will eat only one meal in that case. You will walk three times
as fast and talk three times as fast.
In witnessing you are selling the love of God and Divine Principle.
Now put your heart into witnessing and meticulously prepare whatever you
need. You must be different from before and your influence will touch the
people. Raise your flag and don't hesitate to say you are a Moonie. You
have to be exemplary in your neighborhood. In the winter shovel snow
and in the summer tend the gardens and streets in the neighborhood. The
first house to have the snow shoveled should be the Moonies' house. Then
people will come to solicit your services for themselves, and they will
need only one-third as many people to help them as before. This kind of
thing has an impact on people.
All you women have greedy-looking eyes. Are you thinking, "Father,
I need a tall, handsome, well-educated husband who can earn lots of
money"? Your standard should be, 'Father, all I need is a man." Then you
will discover that the person you got has some exciting features and you
will exclaim, "Father, you gave me a well-educated husband!" "Father,
you gave me a tall man!" Then you will feel that you got something extra.
I want you to know that the first-class wife is not the one who will
live prosperously only with a good husband. A first-class wife can make
the worst man feel like a king. She can make a poorly-qualified husband
into the most shining material. This applies not only to the women;
a first-class husband can make an insignificant woman feel like a queen.
What happened to Mother then? Was she very poor material or what? Now
Mother is a brilliant woman, but at the time of the blessing she was very
young and hardly knew what men looked like. She was a shy high school
girl who knew nothing about the world of marriage. In a sense it was an
incredible thing that 1, who knew the totality of God's dispensation,
took a young woman who knew nothing about the world as a wife. It was
an incredible task to install True Parenthood.
At that time I was forty and Mother was eighteen, or seventeen by
Western counting. There was 23 years difference in our ages. Do you
think I couldn't find someone with a college degree who was socially
polished? Is that why I chose Mother? No, there were many such
candidates, but I ignored them and chose a pure, innocent girl for the
sake of God's dispensation.
After the holy wedding was conducted in 1960 do you think Mother was
given red carpet treatment? To train Mother into the dispensational way
of life meant starting at the very beginning. It took years to be trained
into True Parenthood, but Mother has one beautiful quality-absolute
obedience. Because of that I could go quickly on the dispensational
way and she could learn quickly. For that reason I have the highest
admiration and respect for her, besides loving her. I am a very stern
man because I am a man of strict adherence to Principle. That is how
I trained myself. It was not easy for Mother to mature in that way,
but she is truly a brilliant woman and God was satisfied in that respect.
I never bent the Principle for Mother. She had to reach a very high
level and there was no deviation. No matter what, once a person violates
the Principle there is no forgiveness. On the other hand, Mother also had
certain expectations of me, and if I failed her then I would disappoint
her. If I preach one thing to the members and then act differently at
home, Mother would be the first one to criticize me. It's not easy to
be a good husband to Mother.
Our children are also very important critics at home because they can
observe Mother and me. They will speak up first if they see me deviating
in some way from what I teach. If I had a double standard then it would
not be the ideal. My way is this: I will never press or persuade you in
my sermons until I have mastered what 1 am talking about. That's why
God and spirit world recognize me and support me. A true man of heart
and conscience cannot help but support me.
Since the elder Korean members have been with me so many years
they know me by heart. They know from experience that what I have
done overshadows completely what they have done. You can't slip by or
do things halfway in spirit world. There is no way you can do anything
undetected. If I have money in my pocket I don't think of how I can spend
it for my own children. I want to spend it for whatever will benefit
the world the most. I am living that way, so when you earn money fund
raising you feel the same way and want to give more so it can be spent
for the sake of the world.
Not a single MAT member will feel he has done enough, that no one can
beat his record. No matter how hard our members work, at the end of the
day they feel, "Father, I am sorry I have not done enough. Tomorrow will
be better." They know they cannot beat my record. It may sound like a sad
way of life, but really it is a blessed way of living. I have a great
responsibility upon my shoulders, not only for this country, Japan and
Korea, but for the whole world. I am bearing this heavy burden for the
sake of the world. There is still a job to be done for God and mankind
and I cannot relax at all until it is done.
Belvedere is a typical Moonie house. Cleanliness is next to godliness,
and everywhere a Moonie dwells must be clean. Cleanliness forms the
first impression of people who come to visit.
Next year I would like to move dramatically toward our goal. There
are 42 more days left until the end of 1978. We have not yet influenced
society, but the time will come. Each of you must be selfdisciplined so
that your mind and body are really one. If you suffer in your work, the
voice of your mind will get clearer every day and you will be vibrating
on the same wavelength as God's mind. If your mind really parallels
God's then you will shine with light.
When you extend your hand, it will bring forth light.
Incredible mystical experiences will come to you.
There should be no complaining. Jesus bore the cross with no complaint
and so should you. That shall become your credo of life. The stronger you
become in that respect, with your heart, body and mind responding more
fully to the way of life of God, the more closely you shall be vibrating
with God. In that life you can experience many amazing things. At night
you may sense someone coming to rest next to you and you will discover
that it is your own spirit man embracing you. Everyone can have this
kind of experience, but in order to do that you have to go through the
road of sacrifice. There's no shortcut, no deviation.
When I was in prison in North Korea, going through the hardest physical
life, I had vivid communication with God. The spirit world came very close
to me so that I could instantly communicate with that world. Even though
my body was tortured by the heavy labor, my mind was peaceful because
it was enjoying fellowship with God. When your body works the hardest,
the spirit world comes closest and you will instantly communicate with
that realm. When you contact that world, the fatigue of your body will
vanish. Unless you experience it here on earth, you will not have an
easy time harmonizing with the vibration of spirit world. You must make
an effort to have that kind of experience.
Then you will really meet me in many different places in your dreams
and visions. As those kinds of experiences increase, your spiritual eyes
will be opened and you will perceive more. One time you will just sit down
and open your eyes, and suddenly you will see, not reality, but a vision
of another world. You will see me and know what I am doing. Even though
you are separated from me, you know the dwelling of God and True Parents
is with you and you will always feel their presence in your home. Spirit
world automatically opens it up. This does not happen as fantasy. It
will happen in reality; that real world will come and open up to you.
Once you experience things like that, your sphere of movement will
become wider and your experiences will get richer. Then you can accomplish
more here on earth. Concentrate your energies and try to leap into greater
achievement in the fastest possible time. You should not just respond
passively. You've got to take the initiative and set the schedule and
really push yourself forward to that goal. Each day is another stepping
stone to a higher goal. Human love would not thrust you to that higher
I level, but the love of God will push you instantly. There's no end to
how far you can go.
You are in your early twenties. In a few years you can gain more
experience than people twice your age. That kind of person shall change
the entire nation of America. Think of it, I came here all by myself
and had incredible impact on America and nations all over the world. How
much this many people here could do! How much impact you could have on
America by being just like me and going out in all directions. Go practice
this and live it. Undoubtedly great glory and victory will come. I have
been victorious and as an individual I have received glory. Young people
from around the world clamor around me and follow my direction. No other
person has ever experienced such glory.
You can be victorious and you can be glorious as long as you follow the
tradition of my way of life. That means that from next year on I don't
have to stay here in America. If you have matured to that degree then I
can travel around the world and help many other countries. Do you want
me to trust you, knowing that you would do more than if I were actually
here and commanding you? Whether I am here or not will you promise not
to disappoint me?
There is no Asian country whose people would say, "Reverend Moon,
please come to our country. We'll welcome you, and whatever you want we
will fulfill. In North America there are only two countries, America
and Canada, and none of those are ready to do that. How about South
America? Since I established our movement here in America, the South
American people think that I like only white people. They think that I
probably don't care much about South America, and I want to change that
image. Then I will go to the African continent. African people might think
that I would never come to Africa because this time I really showed my
interest in the European countries. We must change that image in Africa.
I want to prepare for those days. I want to be a man for all seasons,
a man for all people, a man for all colors. I must practice living it
by going around to all these countries. Are you happy to see me back
in America though? Would you say, "father, leave America to us. Go
ahead and restore other continents." Who has financed the expansion
of the American movement? The Asian Church did it. Then who will be
responsible for financing and supporting this work when I go to other
continents? America is still indebted to others. When I am not in America
you have difficulty. You are not totally independent yet. Whenever I come
back to America I am always greeted with budget requests from the leaders.
If you continue doing things the same way you have been, can 1 have
reason to believe that it will change in the future? Unless you change,
nothing will change here in America. Americans must work hard not just
for the sake of saving America, but to save the world. I did not come to
save the Unification Church; I came to sacrifice the Unification Church
to save America. By the same token, American people must feel that they
must not work only for America's salvation. They must work for world
salvation by giving America as the sacrifice.
From next year on your thinking must be expanded. I may not be staying
in America too long next year. You must be responsible for America
and be good enough to give the support that I need for the rest of the
world. Can you do it?
I installed the home church movement here and last week asked you to go
into it full swing. Have you been doing it? While I am here in America I
really want to see the home church system get on the right track. Then I
might leave for England and South America. I also have a plan for Africa
and next for the satellite countries under communist regimes. Those who
are excellent workers here in America, seasoned leaders in this country,
you never know when I will call you to take up a new challenge. You
should ready yourselves for any mission when I call you.
The African religious leaders who are coming here soon to visit have
five million native followers in Africa alone. They are well-trained in
their faith and they lead a well-organized religious movement, but they
do not know God's dispensation so they must come to us to learn. If they
totally accept the heavenly dispensation and the way of Divine Principle,
perhaps the black people shall be the most blessed people in the days
to come. After all, this acceptance has not happened at all in Asia or
in the white world. It is possible that soon there shall be a dawning
of a new civilization in Africa. On the other hand, if these particular
visitors do not realize the true meaning of heavenly dispensation then
that will also mark a very dismal day for the African people.
This way of life and this ideology are needed in Africa. That is
the only way the African continent can be spurred into the new realm of
heavenly civilization. Without it, the future of America also remains
dark. If this particular group that is coming really unites with the
new revelation of truth then they can influence not only the African
continent, but also the European nations as well, perhaps even defending
Europe from a communist takeover. The Third World is a very volatile area
of world politics today and the African nations are the major bloc of
the Third World. lf they come to God's side then that will help advance
the entire Third World bloc to that level.
Can Americans teach the African brothers and sisters who are coming
to learn? The question is whether you are capable of being ambassadors
of God and True Parents to them. As long as True Parents are here your
immaturity is not a serious problem, but when Mother and I are away
you've got to demonstrate maturity. Otherwise, there is no way our
movement can grow. You don't want to hear that because you want me to
stay here and lead you.
I expect the American movement to be a selfdisciplined, independent
movement. Furthermore, I would really like to expand our economic base
here to support the movements in other underprivileged nations. By
the end of this year I would like to see each one of you gain three
spiritual children. You are assigned 360 homes as your home church area;
go and live there, and no matter what, in the next 42 days you must find
three spiritual children. Then we will have a strength of 4,000 members
in New York area.
Those who pledge to God that they will give their heart and soul to
get three spiritual children, raise your hands. Thank you. Let us pray.