REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
WHAT KIND OF THOUGHT
DO YOU HAVE?
June 10, 1979
Belvedere, New York
Translator - Bo Hi Pak
If all of a sudden someone asks you what you have, you may hesitate
to answer, not knowing exactly what to say. You may start to answer
this question by naming the things closest at hand, such as your face,
hands and eyes, but is that all? You also have your mind and thought,
but then what is the difference between mind and thought? Can you think
because you have a mind, or do you have a mind because you think?
Whatever you have is a property you can utilize and be benefited by,
such as money. Thinking more broadly, what do you have as American
people? People here have their families and relatives. No one would
raise an objection when someone claims possession on that level, but
when an individual says he has his nation and society, Americans become
suspicious. Do you control or administer America as your property? As
Unification Church members what do you have? We say it is our goal to
unify the entire world and cosmos, but many people wonder how they can
have a relationship to the world or cosmos, and whether it is possible
to control or administer them. We know the cosmos exists, so by whom
would it want to be possessed and controlled? All things of creation
want to be dominated or controlled by men. Do they want to be conquered
by man's power? By his knowledge? Indeed, all things of creation want
to be conquered by the love of men.
What about God, who created the universe? God would say the
universe belongs to Him since He created it, but would He think He is
entitled to keep it because of His power? We have to consider the
purpose for God's creating such a magnificent universe. I am sure God
had a reason in the goodness of His heart for doing so, but is that
enough reason for the things of creation to want to be dominated by God?
All things of creation would reply that that is not enough and they want
something else. They want to relate to whatever there is in God's heart
that is of the utmost value and goodness.
What is the best part of God? Is truth the most important part of
God? If God and the things of creation are interrelated, what good
would be brought about through truth? Truth is actually a cold,
impersonal quantity stemming from logic, not from heart. Truth can
specify facts, but has no warmth. Truth can describe something, such as
how a dot and line create something through their harmony, how the dot
moves and creates the line, and then the line in harmony creates the
circle. In light of this understanding, would the power of truth be the
best part of God?
Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life and no one
comes to the Father but by me." Ultimately speaking, what good
would it do to be the way, truth and life? If life itself is the
ultimate goal, what is good about it? We can conclude that the
culmination of the purpose of existence is found in one word-love. When
Jesus said he was the way, truth and life, that key word of love was
contained but not expressed there.
If there are swimming pools of truth, of way and of life, which
would you prefer to swim in? Whether handsome or ugly, everyone would
prefer the pool of love. Love has incredible power, and as soon as you
speak about love everyone comes alive. Love has incredible power, and
as soon as you speak about love everyone comes alive. When you are
embraced within love you already feel life and power and truth. God is
truly the king of wisdom, and when in His wisdom He made all things of
creation He wanted dominion over everything through an ultimate goal He
had in mind.
When you are in the dominion of love, sunlight and darkness are both
fine because you can relate everything to love. Both daytime and
nighttime are wonderful. Night is the time when God isolates you from
the rest of the world so you love only one object. That is God's
mandate. During the day you embrace all things of creation in love, but
at night God wants you to love Him alone. During the day a husband and
wife are bustling about in many different activities, but at night they
are isolated from the rest of the world and the darkness is better for
loving each other. The darker the better!
No other element in the universe enhances both day and night except
love. God must think in that fashion, and if the creation has the power
of thought I'm sure love is the center of their thinking as well.
Agreed? No one in the world would say no to love. Love must be the
center of the creation.
Today many people who graduate from a good school are proud of
themselves and the degree they obtained. There is a saying that
knowledge is power. Many scientists think that science is almighty and
that computers will solve the problems of the world, and indeed,
computers are asserting a new tyranny over human affairs in many areas.
Scientists feel that the human mind is limited compared to computers.
Why do you laugh? It is because you know in your heart that mankind is
not going to be dominated by computers.
When we consider what we have in the universe that is of real value,
what do we find? Unification Church members are poor people in material
things, yet we are definitely here to obtain something. If there is
something universally needed by the individual, family, society, nation
and world and even by God, we want to have it. You said it is true
love, but what then is true love? Is true love true seeing? Is true
love a true smell? Is true hearing true love, or real eating? True
touching? Where can we find true love? Do you see God?
As a patriot you say you love your country, but can you see that
element called love of country? We are confident it exists, but where
can we find invisible love? Let's analyze it. Is there more than one
kind, with one type for each race? No, there is only one, and the
answer to where we find it is very simple. Mankind is composed of two
major elements-men and women, so can true love be found between women
and women, or between men and men? Between men and women? Yes, true
love can be activated between men and women.
What are men and women then? When a man and woman meet, they are
coming from two entirely different sets of lineages and backgrounds.
True love has to have a true history and background, as well as a true
present and true future. But today when men and women meet does their
love have a true background and do they know that it will continue for
eternity? Nowadays love is cheap. You may see a couple who have a few
conversations and then think they are in love, but how long will it
last? Fifteen minutes?
The root is the important thing, the place where the true love of
men and women begins and connects with the present time. The
relationship of men and women is a horizontal one, no matter what, and
once the horizontal line of today's love is broken there is no way to
re-connect it because there is no power to bring the two parts back
together. Therefore, the American family system today is breaking down
for lack of anything to sustain the horizontal relationship. Often one
squabble snaps it apart. Horizontal love by itself has no depth, and as
a result it is not only cheap but fragile.
What is needed, then, is a horizontal relationship supported by the
vertical. What is that? There must be some vertical reciprocal
relationship between subject and object, in this case between parents
and children. Why is that relationship vertical? Because it begins at
birth. A horizontal relationship begins with a meeting or encounter,
but a vertical relationship is one that is born into and which no one
can change, even after death.
A father and mother should have a vertical relationship both above
and below them, in addition to the horizontal line between them. The
unchanging line which no one can sway is the vertical line. No matter
how many children you have, the father-son relationship is
unchangeable. Furthermore, there is an unbroken line from the parents
to the grandparents, and so forth all the way back. Is that vertical
line crooked and changeable, or unbending? Would your forefathers agree
that it is best for the vertical line to be crooked or straight? It
should be a straight vertical line which no one can change.
Who do you find at the top of that line? Would God, who is in the
position of supergrandfather, think that the vertical line should be
crooked at some point in history? I am sure God would declare that He
is setting the vertical tradition in loving His children, and that they
in turn will love their children the same way, and so on forever. Since
God Himself set the tradition, all his descendants will continue that
What if some parents somewhere down the line think it will be
adequate to have 75 degrees of love instead of 90 degrees? In that case
a complete circle could never result, but only a rectangle, and that
would distort the entire tradition. The unchanging vertical line has
been drawn by God, so husband and wife are supposed to be at precisely
90 degrees to the vertical. As much as the vertical line is absolute,
the horizontal line has to be absolute as well. The vertical sets the
standard. Why would you agree to that? Unless an absolute line is
derived somewhere the entire universe would wobble and shake.
What do you think is the longest thing in the universe? True love
is so wide and vast that everything can be embraced in true love with
room to spare. Would anyone ever complain that things are too cramped
in true love and they need more room?
The highest position, which is God's, and the lowest position can
still be harmonized in the one substance, which is true love. One
direct vertical line drawn from the highest point of the universe, God,
down to the depths of the universe is still one line. That unchanging,
stable vertical line is the line of true love from God to all creation
and man. No matter how high God is or how low this world is, these two
points are connected with one line.
This line which God has drawn is the axis of history, while the
history of every man forms one horizontal line. The diagram of this
would be many different circles which vary in diameter; the length of
the diameter determines the size of the circle, but as long as the
horizontal line is drawn correctly, perfect circles will always be
You want to be great men, don't you? What should you do to become
so? There is only one simple definition: a good man is centered upon
this one central vertical, eternal line. That is how you become a good
child, husband or wife, in-law, and parent. We frequently use the
word "true," but what is the definition of true son, true
father, etc.? True refers to anything that has a perfect 90 degree
relationship with the vertical line. When four perfect 90 degree angles
are formed by the vertical and horizontal lines, a perfect circle is
formed, with four equal segments.
This 90 degree relationship is a central pattern, and no matter
where you go, that angle will fit exactly with another 90 degree angle.
When you make that relationship with the vertical then you can call it a
true one. Then what is true love? In true love your horizontal
relationships engage this vertical line at 90 degrees and your love is
eternal and unchanging. When men and women engage in true love,
wherever they go the vertical line automatically forms 90 degrees. True
love is established when you recognize the two kinds of love-vertical
and horizontal. What is the most valuable thing you possess? Now you
Why did YOU gather here in this room? What are you going to do with
true love? What are you gaining by being here? People outside our
Church commonly make vicious allegations against me, but did you come to
be a subject of the worst dictator? No? Then why did you come?
You wandered many places and explored many alleys and streets in
life before you came to sit here on this concrete floor. We gathered
here for some common purpose and have a reason to be here. We recognize
that our world is crumbling and the truth is not to be found in it. You
know from your own experience that the world is deceitful and
artificial, so you came here to find the answer in something real and
eternally true: true love. We want to consummate our lives in true
We emphasize trueness. Therefore, we draw the vertical line first
of all between True Parents and true children. I did not create this
terminology. It was there at the beginning of God's creation and of
human history. God has always wanted to leave the true tradition
throughout history and I merely came to manifest it. But the truth was
always there and so this is nothing new. In the Unification Church we
first make our vertical tradition clear, then we try to engage that
vertical line at precisely 90 degrees.
The Unification Church is like a workshop. For three years you
recognize the True Parents and put yourself in the true son's position,
trying to be truthful to this relationship. Here we have a tradition
that we are joyfully obedient to the vertical mandate, not forced or
doing so only out of duty. That is the key. Yes, you have physical
life given by your natural parents, but true life begins with the True
Parents because this is the first time the true vertical tradition of
God has been brought down to earth. Our lives must conform to this
eternal tradition and life. By being part of it you will be resurrected
and receive that eternal life.
Before you can talk about anything else you have to come back to
this vertical relationship. This is the most fundamental effort you
must make. Once you are perfectly aligned according to the vertical
line you can talk about horizontal love, or what we call the blessing of
men and women. The true relationship of love is actually a sacrificial
relationship of giving. Parents are those who are willing to give
themselves die for their children. That is the true tradition of
Children as well could give their lives for their parents. That is
the tradition of vertical love which God initiated in His love, the
fundamental truth of the universe for which we are willing to give our
lives. That is what truth is all about.
Love is sacrificial and thus is true and beautiful. Do you accept
that in logic? Since what I am teaching is this eternal and vertical
tradition of truth, it matters not whether 240 million Americans accept
it. Eventually all mankind will have to accept it because this is not
my theory but God's theory. Once we know this much about the vertical
tradition which God is trying to consummate, we can seriously commit
ourselves and give ourselves totally to it. We have the father-son
relationship everywhere. You are in the position of parent to your
spiritual children, so you love them unconditionally and sacrificially,
even being ready to die for them.
Before you talk about loving your husband or wife you must set the
tradition of loving your children, whether spiritual or physical. Why
is that? Because of the fall the Cain-type world exists and we
must subjugate it with love, bringing it to the true love of the
father-son relationship. When you see a husband and wife in your
home church area who have a beautiful relationship of love then you can
feel that you must love your spiritual children more than they love each
other. That's how you must inspire yourself. Your line will get longer
and longer when you acquire the true vertical tradition.
You are creating a vertical line from the horizontal line downward,
but don't worry about the vertical line upward yet. If you love your
spiritual children then the vertical line above the horizontal is formed
automatically. When you create the line downward which is truly
straight, the extension of that line upward is automatic and your
relationship with God is automatic. The relationship, tradition and
achievement that you create in that vertical line is your precious
asset. My situation is just the same.
Outside of the Principle I have no reason to come to America. No
one invited me and no one welcomed me, so why did I come to a country
with a foreign culture? Because it is my divine duty to set the
heavenly tradition, whether it is done in the Oriental or Western world.
Since Americans today are ignorant of this, people have come against me
with tremendous hostility, but it is inevitable that this truth will
prevail in America within three generations. Are you convinced?
Can anyone remove the chapter of American history that I have
written here? Later on in history this teaching will shine as even more
brilliant because it is God's principle, not mine. This is why I am
pushing you out to home church, the world where you will become a tribal
messiah. The entire universe is ready for restoration but the center is
empty. The whole environment is ready for the Kingdom, but the very
essence is non-existent.
The relationship of parents and children is confused and the
relationship of men and women here in America is void because tremendous
chaos and confusion persist. The vertical father-son relationship
is not clear and the horizontal man-woman relationships are all
confused, so all other relationships are entangled and confused as well.
That is the state of this society at this time. We need a policeman to
guide all this traffic to the one vertical line where it can all be
The Unification Church teaches what God is and what ideal men and
women are, and as a result we are learning the foremost essential
elements of the universe. In many cases men and women see no reason for
God to be part of their private love lives, but no matter how much fun
they try to have in life, they always need an axis to turn around.
Without an axis no one can turn. If you are not stable then you will be
self-destructive. When you are in a right relationship, however,
all you have to do is hold each other and the universe will turn you,
just like riding a merry-go-round.
From this viewpoint today's America is far from God's ideal, sunk in
immorality, and God finds no joy at all in this society. God is
determined to bring change about. Do you really agree with this? There
is no question that America is headed for decline if it continues this
way, simply because no society can endure if it departs from the
Principle of God.
Because the world is slipping toward the cliff, we have to put on
the brakes and stop it. When the wheels are turning fast and you apply
the brakes you have to exert much pressure and inevitably much heat is
generated. People wonder why I came and stirred up so much controversy,
but I cannot be quiet be cause the world is crumbling and we must stop
it If you want to stop this crumbling world you have to be stronger than
the world. Are you strong enough?
Love of God is the key; when you have that you have everything and
need nothing else. First there is the vertical relationship of True
Parents and true children, and the horizontal relationships you have
with each other. We are engaged in many activities and there is nothing
we do not do. Many segments are needed to make a complete circle, so we
are doing all kinds of things. Because our radius of activity is so
wide, some things may appear to be unrelated to the overall goal, but
actually it all is part of the same horizontal line of true love.
Home church is our system for filling the void in society. If all
of your 360 homes are realigned in this vertical love relationship,
would it be a noteworthy happening in America that would draw much
attention? It would be like a volcanic explosion, a panacea for
society's ills made visible, and in every state people would try to make
it work. Many people in history will start out in home church and
compete to see who becomes the tribal messiah first. This is the one
way we can make unification of the world possible without fighting and
I am the judge of this competition and I will go all over the world
to find the best one. Will that title of best in home church last
through eternity? The entire spirit world will erupt in recognition and
there will be a great celebration there, with the ancestors of that
person rejoicing and telling everyone their good news. Once you have
that title, all your ancestors will claim relationship with you, no
matter how distantly related they are, trying to link up with you for
We are filling the void in society. In God's sight there is nothing
out there so we must fill it with something substantial. The
Unification Church is here in order to inherit the tradition of true
love, both vertically and horizontally, and by doing so we can truly
create harmony, which is the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. That crusade
is on now and I have made a covenant with God that the Unification
Church will do it. This crusade of true love will be the first article
in the constitution of the Kingdom of Heaven.
Why should the True Parents take so much time and effort to bless
you men and women in families?
Simply because we want to fulfill this ideal and the blessing is an
integral part of that. If I chase you out of the Unification Church,
what would you do? You may cry on your way out the front door, but then
turn right around and come in the back door. If you are that kind of
child then I can never be separated from you. That's the secret I
learned from God, who is just the same.
The entire world comes against you so life each day is not easy, but
some day when you look around you will realize that the whole world is
ours because God was always supporting us and He has given it to us. I
work on that principle. When I came to America this country was hostile
and negative, but I pushed and God pushed, and now we see that this
country is being swayed one way or the other by me.
God is more eager than anyone else to get this done, far more than
you are, and He is relentlessly pushing you so that His ideal will
prevail. It is inevitable that America opposes me, but eventually even
this society will accept this ideology as the way of salvation and thank
me. Once that happens the entire world will follow.
Why did you come to the Unification Church? You came to receive the
inheritance of true love and to learn from the living example, to love
our Heavenly Father as True Parents do so that you will set that
vertical tradition. As I love God, you love me. As God loves me, I
love you. This example will set the eternal vertical tradition and no
one can alter or sever this relationship. The amazing thing is that
your mind is not happy unless you do this. You don't need extensive
logic as motivation for doing this, but unless you go in God's direction
your mind and conscience are not clear. Love your spiritual children as
much as you love me. That is how this tradition will be passed down.
We are drawing this vertical line. No matter how many times you
die, you will not become a rebellious son or daughter, right? Those who
are ready to receive engagement and the blessing should be able to say
that no matter what happens they will never be rebellious, but be
completely obedient to this tradition.
A vertical tradition has been set and a horizontal tradition is now
being created, so since the prototype is established all you have to do
is fit into it. Should you have your own unique way and want me to
follow it? You don't feel you can do that because you came to
accommodate the vertical line, not for the vertical line to accommodate
your wobbling horizontal line. This is why you come to me to be engaged
and blessed and to be directed in your life.
The Unification Church has set a tremendous tradition in the
horizontal. We are truly horizontal because there is no difference
between races here and no national boundaries. The greater power of
true love is penetrating them all. Are you single-minded in
concentration or is your mind wandering? You must be single-minded
toward the one woman or one man who is your spouse. In the garden of
Eden were there many choices for husband or wife? No, there was only
one man and one woman. If Adam and Eve were engaged by God but later
Adam slipped from a cliff and was crippled, could Eve say he was not
qualified to be her husband? Then there would be no husband for Eve for
eternity. It was a very simple situation! You engaged men and women
are in exactly that same position so you should see only one man and one
woman. It is very clear.
An eyeball has one vertical and one horizontal line, which meet in
the center. The eye moves as a unit; the center doesn't move one way
and the periphery of the eye move another. You have two eyes, but do
you see two images when you perceive something? No, you see one image,
not two, so in marriage your focus should be one as well. Man and woman
are two individuals, but your one focus is love of your child. You love
your parents as much as you love your children, and that's how you
restore the vertical line. The truth is always simple.
This is the great conclusion of the Divine Principle, that the whole
purpose of creation is the completion of the four position foundation.
You have received a tremendous treasure without even knowing how
valuable it is, yet it is given to you unconditionally. Once you become
principled men and women you will be the center of the universe wherever
you go, whether to Mars or to the moon, to the spirit world or physical
world. No matter how small a portion you may occupy in the center, you
are still in the image of the prototype and the circles are the same,
though of different sizes. You will fit into any place in the universe
and be accepted.
We are trying to create the core truth here, with love of parents
and children and love of husband and wife like the first atom or cell.
Our effort now is to expand it to the worldwide scale. That is the
When you look at a black grandmother or grandfather, don't view them
as strangers but as your own grandparents. When you meet people the
same age as your parents, whether they are beautiful or ugly you can
relate to them as to your own parents. When you meet your peers, they
are extensions of either your husband or wife. When you meet younger
people, see them as your own children, or as your younger brothers and
sisters. If you are familiar and comfortable in that way of life then
you are living in the one family of the world and you will fit in
anywhere in the universe; you will not be rejected anywhere, even in
spirit world, because you are the basic cell which can fit anywhere in
the world God created.
When you men look at women, don't do so with the archangel's point
of view but from Adam's perspective. Satan always knew that Eve did not
belong to him but to Adam, yet he still wondered if there was some way
he could conquer her and entice her away. A woman can also harbor the
mind of Lucifer, looking at a handsome man who is not her husband and
wondering if there is some way she can win his attention. The safest
way to look at a man is through the eyes of your husband. The men
should look at women through their wives. That's essential. When you
do so, the entire world will be the extension of your family.
How will a sense of ownership and value be determined in the future?
The assets you are entitled to possess will be determined by how far you
can expand your central truth to influence your surroundings. That will
determine the size of your world. When you have a true horizontal line,
the true vertical automatically comes into being; when you have a true
vertical line, the true horizontal line automatically comes into being.
A perfect plus comes whenever there is a perfected minus, just as a
high-pressure area is automatically attracted to a
low-pressure area and generates thunder and lightning. Anyone
living in this Principle, regardless of how they look, is sending out
beautiful vibrations, and everyone who comes near won't be able to help
but love them.
If you are white, you must ask yourself what you have done for the
black and Oriental people What you need is the whole world, not yourself
alone; you cannot survive without the world. Do you think this ideology
should be welcomed only by white society? Or only by Asians because I
am Oriental? Or only by black people? If I should be welcomed on the
universal scale then I should bring God's conviction and way of life of
What do you gain in the Unification Church? I am anxious to give
you much, but have you received it or are you in the process of
receiving it? I can classify you in one of three ways-those who have
received, those who are thinking about it, and those still in the
Some people claim they have been members for twenty years, but they
have been spectators, only trying to gain something without investing
themselves too much. For those people it doesn't matter how long they
have been here. Also there are those who think they should gain some
benefit from the Church, such as housing or money. Supporting the
Church is actually only the first level because eventually you are going
to support the nation and the world. It has never been my philosophy
that the Unification Church should prosper; it is my philosophy that the
Church should sacrifice for the sake of the nation. Am I pulling the
Unification Church to the goal, or is the Unification Church pulling me
to the goal? In that theory should you be pulled by the Church, or do
the pulling? Just as I am pulling the Church, you too should be taking
the initiative to pull the Church to the higher goal.
For instance, do you come here to Belvedere because you are required
to, or because you want to be better locomotives? Should members come
only when I am here, or should more people come when I am away? It is
absolutely true that when I am not here you should be even more strong,
taking my position. No one else will lead if you don't. If you are
always passive and I am the only one pushing you all the time, then when
you come here you will only think that you are being pushed some more
You should be a radiator of the love of God to influence the world
more and more. That's how your value will be determined. During your
student days you asked your parents for an allowance, but then when they
told you to study you resented it and grumbled about the generation gap.
Our life here is similar because I am always pushing you and when I am
away I send Col. Pak to push you, so you think that there is no
respite. Do you think I do that to earn my meals? No, I am investing
every penny I have, and the harder you work the harder I must work to
provide funds for all your activities.
This is the only chance to make you into gigantic men and women in
the sight of God so I have to push you hard. For the first time God is
relieved, knowing that I am doing this work for His sake. For the first
time in history God has found a representative to push mankind. America
is proud of all her accomplishments, but unless they are connected to
true vertical love they-have no value in an eternal sense. That's
why reorganization is necessary in order to bring everything back to the
central line and that's what we are doing in the world. Has anyone else
even attempted this?
Last month there was a momentous engagement. Is that the end of it,
or just the beginning of expanding this true love to every continent?
That engagement is symbolic of uniting the entire world in reality.
Will that concept of unification be welcomed by each continent? People
point their finger at me and accuse, but do they have any better
alternative? Then who shall ultimately prosper and win? You shouldn't
say we will, but say "I will" instead.
The topic today is "What Kind of Thinking Do You Have?"
You are creating the heavenly four position foundation, and without it
the universe will crumble and salvation cannot be brought to the world.
It is the purpose of your life to start the living tradition of that
foundation. That's why you need your wife or husband and children-not
for your own security and enjoyment, but to fulfill the heavenly
foundation. You are becoming the point of stability in the universe and
because of you the world will be stabilized.
Can we swap that value even for the whole of America? Even if the
whole universe is handed to you it would not be a fair exchange for this
value. You cannot even swap it for God and True Parents. Do you want
to have that value? How much have you been yearning to possess it?
This process is one of trying to sculpt men and women together into
harmony with the universe. Carving yourself out of stone is painful.
with all kinds of hardships coming to you as the chips fall away. After
many years of tumbling around in running water gravel has smooth edges,
but imagine how harsh an experience it was to become nicely rounded. We
are going out to the world, which is like the running water, to smooth
off our rough edges. Through your experiences you will get harder and
stronger, but the water will round you off and make you into a beautiful
shape. Do you have confidence in this?
For a few days you people who were just engaged were enchanted by
having your new object, but after a while you looked closely and thought
perhaps that he or she was not so attractive. Did you ever think back
nostalgically to the days of having your former girlfriend or boyfriend?
Inevitably then your skepticism would expand to include the True Parents
who matched you. Do you have confidence that will not happen? Why?
Because your engagement has common ground in true love. For the sake of
the world and the future you are going to be a pillar to support the
world, so you cannot crumble, either of you. It doesn't make any
difference whether this pillar is a little short or fat or thin. That
person can be fat like a potato and it won't matter as long as he has
this burning desire and radiates true love.
At this particular juncture of history God is using me to be a
mediator of this true love to disseminate the example of a true
individual, true family, true ideal society, nation and world. The
Unification Church, therefore, is the place where you will receive it
because I am the mediator to do that. Eventually you will receive God,
and He will find His dwelling in you. Do you think you have received
this inheritance or are you still receiving it? If you have received it
are you really taking care of it? Are you using that inheritance in
your own life?
God created His world of love, and in the same way I am asking you
to create your own world to love. You are in the process of
recreation-of yourself, your family, the nation and world, and
eventually even the entire universe. In love you are the builder and
you administer your house with love. Don't you want to become that kind
of men and women? Is it easier than getting Ph.D. from Harvard or more
difficult? It is so difficult that I have given
all sixty years of my life to it and still I am working on it. No
other thought even enters my mind. Do you want to receive that
inheritance? Do you have the genius to do this? If I have struggled
with my whole might for these sixty years, then how much more would you
How many years would you need to live to do it-several hundred? You
know you won't live that long, so since your time is limited don't you
think you should be desperately hastening toward the goal? Then should
I encourage you to relax? If I have a real heart of love then should I
push you to work harder than I do? That is why I clearly say that if
you have a real ear and real thought then go ahead and analyze this task
and do it.
What do you have? You have the ideal of the heavenly four position
foundation. Would you put it in storage somewhere? If we have this
ideal then we must fulfill it in every way to create a new world of
unification culture. You will have to invest every talent and skill you
have to fulfill this heavenly four position foundation. If you don't
have too much talent then invest your body and do it, but don't ever be
idle. You must not be a burden to the Church or to me, or to the nation
and world. You must not be indebted, but give grace so the world will
be indebted to you.
At home you want to be a good child who will not burden your
parents, so you take care of your brothers and sisters and bring comfort
to your father and mother. If you die with a great debt then you will
be bowed down eternally and not able to lift up your face, but when you
make the world indebted to you, you can look at God face to face. That
is the secret of heaven. That's why I never wanted to be indebted when
I came to America, but to make this nation indebted to me instead. Many
times I have seen members trying to take advantage of me, but I am still
giving and trusting because my life has been given and God's life has
The young people of America have come to me, but they are indebted
to me, not vice versa. The same principle works at my home with Mother
and the children. I have received a great inheritance so I must be in a
position to give abundantly. This is true for you as well, since you
have received so much. Don't worry whether Your work will be recognized
or whether people know what you have accomplished. Just live the
Principle. I may not recognize what you have done, but that doesn't
mean you have been deprived; your assets will remain and no one can take
them away and there is no way you can complain. No matter how well you
do, you know you have not yet fulfilled your responsibility to the
nation and society, so as a person who has not finished how can you lift
up your head or complain?
Do you have this inheritance? I am a man with bare hands who has
nothing except the most precious gift-truth. Millions of people of all
races have to follow me because they want to receive that inheritance.
Everyone comes to me to drink the water of life.
Amazingly enough the entire spirit world is supporting me. There
are many great ministers in the world, but even though I am unjustly
persecuted spirit world is working with me and all kinds of miracles
take place in our Church around the world. It is because I have the
central truth of God; I am the heir of God's kingdom and the mediator
between God and mankind.
Today is June 10, 1979. Today you undoubtedly received the
inheritance of the true love of God from His mediator, the True Parents.
Then what can you do? You have to give it to others. Go to your home
church and give it away, and go to your nation for True Parents and God.
At the beginning of this sermon you couldn't answer the question,
"What do you have?" But now you can answer that you have the
true love of God.
Those who pledge that you have received that inheritance, raise your
hands. Thank you. Let us pray.