REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
January 11, 1981
Translator - Sang Kil Han
Copyright © 1981 by Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity
You all know that our lives have an historic quality. When we say
historic, we are including the past, present and future. For example, I
am speaking now in the present, I have spoken in the past, and I will
continue to speak in the future. In this relationship our lives are
connecting three points.
Some people place importance on the past, some put emphasis on the
present, and others think seriously of the future. American people, for
example, are proud of their past, but also they are proud of their
present, and expect to be proud in the future. That is, in the view of
Americans their past is big, the present is bigger, and the future is
expected to be much bigger.
When we say "the public way", we mean the larger aspect,
while the private way is the smaller way. What do we mean when we say
"big" or "small"? Where do we draw the line? A
person might be big or small, and he can live in a public way or a
private way. When we evaluate someone we say he is a big man or he is a
small man. If we say he is a big man, we imagine that he has a good
future ahead of him. If we say he is a small man, we think his future
is not so big.
Our ancestors made the culture we live in today. Our ancestors
always thought about the future more than their present time, and their
work made this huge civilization come into being. We cannot deny that.
Looking back, we can see that religion had more to do with furthering
civilization than any material things did. When we are focused on a
religious perspective, living for a definite purpose, then we are
almost guaranteed that our future will be big and stable, and will
continue to get better. If we are religious then we make a sincere
Centering on the present, there are two ways of looking at our
lives: today we are smaller than in the past, and our future will be
smaller; or the past was small, but today is bigger, and the future is
expected to be much bigger still. It is natural to hope that the past
was big, and that our future will be bigger. Everyone would want this.
The third possibility is that the past, present and future would all be
It is man's original nature to want many friends, not just one or
two, in order to expand horizontally the scope of his activities.
Aren't you that way? In China there is hardly any private ownership but
the country boasts a population of one billion people. People want to
become wide, or big. Therefore, in the past they wanted the future to
be big, and now we want our future to be even bigger.
How would God think? Which would He choose among these three
possibilities? The third one. If God wanted it that way and He is
omnipotent, then why is that world not realized already? We can say
that God thinks in the public way, so why hasn't that world come to
be? When He created Adam and Eve, was it His hope to expand or to
narrow down? For Adam, Eve came into being. and for that couple
children came into being. After their family there came a race, clan,
nation, and so on.
There is the invisible world and the visible world, and man is an
intermediary situated in between. If a thought is actualized in the
visible world then it will also be realized in the invisible world, not
just as a thought, but in reality. When something big is actualized on
earth, then in the invisible world a corresponding area will be
expanded in reality. We imagine that God had an expectation for how we
would be. As we expanded in that way, the invisible world would also
Although each person has the possibility of becoming immensely big,
because mankind has been neglecting God man has narrowed down his
future. Man's thinking has become narrower and narrower, and so the
future which he projects is also narrow. As a result, there are two
realms: one is the world of life, and the other is the world of death:
one is the world of God, and the second is the world of Satan.
What we must know is that the public way is life lived for God and
also for the sake of the future. We also have to have a way in which we
cherish the past, for God is in the past as well as the present and
future. In other words, it is the public way to cherish God and the
future of mankind. If one is living with that image, then he is living
the public way.
How would it look to God? When God created Adam and Eve, would He
have encouraged them to love Him but not to think about the future of
mankind? God must have told them to love each other and their children
as much as they loved Him. He couldn't possibly have said anything
else. If God had said, "Just love me alone and no one else,"
then He would have been denying the past and the future too.
When God was living close to Adam and Eve, He would ask,
"Adam, you love me, don't you?" Adam would certainly say yes,
and then God would have said, "You must love Eve more than you
love me." That meant that God had a plan and outlook for the
future, and was using Eve as an example to teach Adam about the
Let us go forward for the next year, more than for today. Then next
year we will try harder for the sake of the next year after that. While
standing in the present we have two directions. If we retreat to the
past then we are headed for hell, but if we go forward then we will go
Because of the fall, is the kingdom of heaven yet to come in the
future, or has is existed in the past? It is not in the present or the
past, but in the future. We are here in Unification Church for the sake
of God and mankind, and if we retreat then where are we heading? No
place else awaits us but hell. If we advance, however, then a big
future is in store for us. Since the present time is so difficult,
should you retreat? Should you just crawl forward, inch by inch? We can
imagine that God has been teaching man by saying, "You must love
others more than you love me." He should say that if He wants to
insure a big future for man.
If as the leader of Unification Church I say that you must love all
others more than you love me, then I am speaking as a public-minded
teacher. If I said that you must love me more than others, then I would
be leading everyone in the direction of hell. In that case I would be
self-centered and retreating toward hell. Hell has no future, while
heaven has a broad future. The deeper we go into heaven, the broader is
the future we can expect.
It is the public-minded way to want a future bigger than the
present, while the nonpublic way does not think about the future, but
only about the present and the past. The fall took place from a
self-centered position, where man thought about himself only and not
about the future. Whoever is centered on himself and wants everything
done for himself is going in the direction of hell. But if you love
others more than yourself, you are heading toward heaven. When you
think of yourself, you are in the present and the past, but when you
think of others, you are in the objective realm, in the future. The
fact that God told Adam to love Eve more than Him meant that He was
thinking about the future. This is what God had in mind in the
beginning, and how He taught Adam about it.
This is our goal in the Unification Church, to live for the sake of
others. If you are alone then it's all right to love yourself, but if
you have someone else then you should love that person more. When Eve
came into being, Adam was supposed to love her more than he loved
himself. When they had a family, Adam and Eve were supposed to love
their family more than they loved each other. When that family
expanded and became a clan, they should have loved the clan more than
their family. When the nation came into being, it was to be cherished
more than the clan, and so on. For the sake of the world, even
countries would be willing to forget themselves. Thus, this pattern for
the future was very much present from the beginning.
Why do electrons go around protons? So that they will create the
world. If the proton would say to the electron, "You shouldn't
move faster than me or be bigger than me," then the world would
never have come into existence. Each one should be willing to let
others become bigger and better, and even encourage that expansion, for
then the small entities will eventually form a big world.
Unification Church members can all say that the individual should
exist for the family, the family should exist for the sake of the clan,
the clan for the nation, and so forth, but no one actually wants to
carry that out because it is so difficult. We can imagine that this
means we would love each other so much that we are connected to
everyone by love, and thus become bigger. If one thinks more of his
family than of himself and pours himself out for his family, wouldn't
the neighbors join in loving that family? Everyone wants to participate
in loving the family, and in that way they will come into unity. But if
everyone is self-centered, can unity come about? No, everyone would be
scattered. The universe could not come to exist in that way. We can
conclude that the smaller one should be willing to sacrifice himself
for the sake of the bigger one. That's the public way of life.
What about a cow eating grass-from the viewpoint of the grass is
that the public or private way? What about the cow's point of view?
When the cow has a definite purpose in eating the grass, knowing it
will one day become of service to a bigger being, then it is going the
public way. If a man is confident that by eating the cow he can be of
greater service to the whole, then he is a]so acting in the public
way. The fact of eating something else is private in itself, but if it
is connected to a bigger purpose, then that becomes the public way.
Possibly you don't feel happy about thinking of yourself last, but
in living the public way everything becomes an extension of yourself. I
can never be as huge as the universe, but if I connect with others for
the future, then indeed I will become as big as the universe. Think of
grass; by itself it can never become more than a few inches high, but
when it is eaten by bigger and bigger beings, then eventually it can be
connected to God. Each cell in the grass will become a cell which God
can love directly because it is in the cell of a being whom God can
love. The cells of the grass want nothing beyond the love of God. There
is nothing better than God's love in this world. Would a woman want
anything else than her husband's undivided love? Does she want money
more than love?
Jesus said that those who want to live will die, and those who are
ready to die will live; he also said that whoever wants to become high
will become low, and whoever wants to become low will become high.
Without love, this would not have much meaning, but it naturally
happens centered around love. With love it becomes possible to jump up
to higher and higher levels.
In America there is confusion about this point. There is 100%
individualism in America today; is there any way it can be connected to
the future? We have to say that right now America has no way to be
connected to the future, so we must look for some way to become
connected to heaven. We can only predict that America as it is will
Why do I point this out? Because of the practical situation we are
facing now. In 1981 you want to do better work than ever before. and
to do so you have to stay in the public way or else you will become
tired and exhausted. To sacrifice means to transplant part of
ourselves. A cancer cell grows very quickly, but ours will spread even
more quickly than cancer cells.
Why doesn't the Unification Church expand as quickly as it should?
It is because individuals are not sure about their way and don't want
to sacrifice themselves. If you don't understand why you have to jump
into more difficult situations, then you shy away. I never thought
that I would become bigger and bigger, but only said, "I must do
my mission and live up to the expectation of the world and God." I
was too busy to think of anything else except following the Principle,
and one day I found that a bigger and bigger realm had been created for
me. Since the Principle was the way, I kept on going, not thinking
about being acclaimed by the spirit world. What good would it do you to
think about it? It is beyond you.
If a president of a country would visit God, God would say to him,
"You must love the world more than you love your own
country." God would never tell him that his country was more
important than the world. If according to the Principle there is
something you must do, then there should be no hesitation about doing
it, or about worrying what others think of you-or even what God or the
spirit world think about you. As you go forward and do it, you will
suddenly realize at some point that people have come to recognize you.
If it is done here, it is automatically done in the invisible world.
Then in the spirit world your realm will be expanded.
I have directed you to do home church, and all of you know why.
That is the public way. When things become difficult, you find reasons
for not going to your home church. How can you say you are too busy for
home church? No matter how difficult it is, you must at least think
that what you're eating and drinking is for the sake of home church.
You should do home church as much as you eat and drink. You must think
that home church is part of yourself and that you cannot cut it off.
The newspaper has to come out, and if you are literally too busy
then you can at least go to your home church area and sleep there. If
you cannot do the work, at least you should take a look at the work and
say to yourself, "That is what I must do." If you cannot go
to your area for one day, you should a least take a look at your home
church. Spiritually, there are many people really waiting seriously for
you. You don't feel that because of your less intense spiritual sense.
Home church people are all imprisoned by a wire fence and they are
crying out to you, " Please liberate us, please free us. "
But you cannot hear their cry and see that they are in prison. At least
you have to go there and hear them crying out for you to liberate
them. If you cannot do that, you have to pray about that to God and
explain the situation to Him. You have time to eat three meals a day,
Now, you may think you learned a handy thing from me today, that
you will just keep praying about home church. But you have to do as you
prayed. If you prayed once, then you have to go there and take a look
at your area.
Those who were in the matching ceremony, raise your hands. Have you
imagined your fiancé in his home church? If your fiancé
is in his area, would you go there? Maybe you would start out to go
look at your own area, but your body would actually be moving toward
his area! Is home church less important than your fiancé? You
shouldn't waste time writing letters or holding hands for one year.
Don't think about your fiancé so much because Principle says we
must love our home church more and then we can love our fiancés
That's precisely the way I went. My own family broke up because I
practically ignored them in order to live first for the sake of the
dispensation. If I had done that for myself then it would have been a
crime, but because I did it for the sake of the country and the world,
it was right. You should never be confused about what is the public and
If I were going forward for the sake of the world, but my wife
decided she would not go with me, should you remain with her or should
you go to the world? If I had stopped because of my wife, do you think
the Unification Church would be here today?
We are called upon to sacrifice by everyone and everything around
us, even by God. If this is the public way, we know that there is one
thing we must do, no matter what happens to us. I did not come here for
my own sake. In fact, I sacrificed myself. I did it for the sake of the
world, for God, and to make this country live. How nice it would have
been if I didn't have to fight against Congressman Fraser, Capitol
Hill, and the government. I did not fight the easy way either. If I had
lost then the Unification Church would have been taken over by Satan,
but I was willing to take that risk. Prison and death were waiting if I
Not long ago in Africa, one of our missionaries was martyred. When
I heard the report, I thought that he had done his mission totally, and
that he would become the permanent ancestor for that country. If he had
died doing the work of the world, then he would have been the ancestor
of the world. I have completed my mission, and by achieving my
responsibility toward the whole world, I am not to blame for the death
of that brother. Because the country is surrounded by the world, it is
protected by the world. Heaven surrounds the world.
If the fall had not taken place, all of these things would have
been automatic. But because of the fall, we are trying to create a
bigger and bigger environment. Without the fall we would have been
under heaven's protection 24 hours a day. There wouldn't be even a
small risk. Because the fall took place, however, the world is a
different place. Now we have to cross the border into a country where
we have nothing to do with evil.
The people in spirit world are still influenced by their past
experiences of life in the fallen world. Each spirit man wants to cross
over his own boundaries and become bigger and better, but he has to
cross the borderline from the fallen world into heaven. This is what
should happen, but since no one is in the position to see the right
direction clearly, there is a lot of confusion in the spirit world.
People there don't know how to get out and go where they are supposed
to be. The spirit world cannot freely come to work on earth, however.
It has been difficult for those in spirit world to get together and
break through their boundaries.
In the Unification Church you are experiencing something you
couldn't even have dreamed of in the past. The spiritual experiences
you have had are the result of all the sacrifices made historically,
and you are freely given them. What you are experiencing is happening
only once in history.. It is not accidental, but with that great
privilege comes responsibility.
For the first time in history, clear direction is being given about
how to pioneer the way from the individual level to the family, to the
clan, and to the society, nation and the world. Heaven is realized in
spirit world to the extent it is accomplished on earth. Unification
Church exists for the sake of the world, and so you Americans have to
sacrifice for the sake of the world. This is the way we teach. If we
sacrifice for the sake of the world, the national ideal will come to be
realized. In other words, we are saving our country by loving the
world. The quality of love which you give your family and nation is the
same, except that one is wider. One hair on my head will look after
itself, but all are connected through one life force. The individual is
connected to the universe through the life force, by heaven. Through
love, all the world is one.
Life is for the individual, but love is for the world. Therefore,
you do your best in your life for the sake of love and the world; this
becomes justice. Justice is loving the world. Have a clear idea of
this, not a vague idea. It is truth that we must eat to sustain, our
lives, and to love others is also the truth. Truth is eternal, and love
is truth. Even in the future everyone will have to go this path of
Eating is truth, and love between husband and wife is truth, and
giving birth to children is also truth. No matter how old you may be,
still you want to give birth to a child. Some girl may say she is
afraid to get married because eventually she has to give birth to a
child; she doesn't know what truth is. But when she is thirty or forty
then she understands and wants very much to have a baby. I think that
is true. This is true everywhere.
We will go forward for the sake of the world and the spirit world,
and while we are doing that, everything around us is left behind.
People in the spirit world know that sensual disco dancing is wrong,
that taking drugs and smoking cigarettes are harmful. We will do away
with those things. Don't go to a cabaret to dance, but dance in your
home. If a father, mother and children want to disco in their home,
it's all right. Everyone in the spirit world knows that what is going
on in this world is very bad. We should wipe out everything which is
The immorality and prostitution on Eighth Avenue is no good. That
needs to be stopped, but now is not the time. When the proper time
comes, certainly we will do that with our own hands. We do not have the
world foundation yet, but when we do, we will discontinue those
things. We are doing this for the sake of the spirit world too.
The work you do today may look trivial, but you should always be
thinking that the next year will be better. All the 80's will be better
than the 70's, and the 1990's will be even farther reaching. The
Unification Church members must have a clear vision of where we are
going, knowing that each decade will be getting better. You may say,
"I am only an ordinary person, so I don't want the world. Why
don't I just live with my fiancé?" In the spirit world you
should be able to go everywhere freely, with no boundaries, but if you
refuse to work for the world then you are fencing yourself into a small
area. You will be unable to go beyond your fence, and no one can break
that fence down to free you.
Once you go to the spirit world, you cannot go beyond what you are,
so if you still have many fences you must go all the way back to the
earth again. You would regret everything so much, knowing that I
explained all this to you when you easily could have done something
about it. You must come back and do things all over again through
people who wouldn't recognize you. How miserable that would be! I am
telling you now, so please listen.
If I didn't know about the spirit world, I would not live the way I
do. I would be easy-going like you. I am smarter than you and have many
skills, and still I work harder because I know about the spirit world.
That gives me conviction and strength. Even if the whole country comes
against me, I couldn't stop, because l know that whatever I fail to do
here I will have a harder time doing there. To break barriers is never
When I got to the fence of a country, l kicked it open and all
Satan's people shouted and accused me. Do you think there has been any
other time in history that somebody would kick open a big barrier like
a nation's fence and make all kinds of commotion? Do you think that
will happen in the future? It is not likely that any greater commotion
than what I went through in 1976 will come, even in my own lifetime.
If in the next seven years the Unification Church does not fulfill
the mission of winning over communism, and the communists get the
better of the Unification Church, then that's another persecution we
will have to go through. We are supporting President Reagan so that a
Christian revival can be made possible through the conservative
ideals. As soon as the Reagan administration takes office, the
communists will start to demonstrate against the new administration all
around the country. Even Mr. Reagan is not thinking about it but also
getting ready for that event.
How did you find yourself in Unification Church? So much work is
waiting for you, and when the communists demonstrate, you have to go to
the front line and fight against them. Someone might ask why a
religious organization is fighting communism, instead of loving the
communists. Communists are entirely focused on dominating the entire
world. If they were working for the sake of mankind and God then
certainly that movement would be helpful, but they are not. The
atheistic communist doctrine teaches that historically the social
classes clash with each other, so communists agitate for confrontation
between different parts of society, and claim to support the
proletariat. But God's ideal is centered on unity, not confrontation.
Also, the communists are promoting free sex, homosexuality, disco
dancing, and drugs, urging people to create a world of hell by
centering around themselves. We can never let that continue to
influence the world. This is why it is the public way that the
Unification Church fight against communism, and we do it for the sake
of the country, the world and God. If we don't fight, then the
communists will destroy all the religious people. If I did not know
this, the world would have no vision for the future, and would succumb
Even though you are Unification Church members, actually you know
little about the Unification Church. Only after listening to my words
have you come to know my real value and the value of the Unification
Church. I am not doing all these activities because I am dumber than
you; if what I am doing looks obscure, it's because I am way ahead of
everyone else in my vision. Eventually everyone will conclude that this
is precisely what should be done.
Clearly we must have an ideal for a public life, a public way. If
we don't have one, then when we must decide which way to go we will be
thrown into confusion and disunity. But if we clearly know the public
way then we can always become successful.
If "God" is a good word, why do people say "Oh
God!" when they are frustrated or distressed? What they are really
saying is that they want God instead of Satan, who took the central
position instead. After the fall, the word God has come to be used in a
negative way. It is not unusual for someone who is going toward God to
wind up under Satan instead. You experience tears when you are happy
and unhappy, but the quality of your tears is what makes the
difference. You cannot say that crying means you are definitely in
heaven or hell. In that situation I would call out "Oh God!"
What does God like most? God likes religious meetings. There have
been various forms of religion over the centuries and now religion has
come to a very high level. In this country, there are people of all
kinds of religious backgrounds, but when you go to other countries,
most people worship in one way. Also, there are not five different
colors of skin in most countries, just one color. We can see
throughout history that when a better religion comes into being, the
existing religions always challenge and compete with it, and finally
the higher level of religion emerges.
Now who fights the Unification Church? Jews, Christians and
communists are all against Reverend Moon. Am I a good champion now? Are
you a good cheering group? You say that my words are good and you know
they are true, but you don't want to act on them. You like the idea of
fund raising but you don't want to fund raise. Do you think I only
speak but don't act? If I speak, I do. I have been fighting Satan on
all levels, including in communism. Am I winning or losing? In this
religious Olympics young people from all over the world have come to
compete. People accuse me of breaking up their families when their
children join Unification Church, but all the spirit world is saying we
are good. All the world is going against the Moonies, the champion of
religion, where as in the spirit world they are all cheering you on.
Where are we now? Is our score better than the world's score? You
champions are not so great, but you have a great coach. Every time the
coach gives direction, the champion who has faith wins all the time.
Then the world would say the coach is really something. Will you be
defeated or will you win?
Are you paying lots of attention to home church now? Unless you
have that confidence, how can you break through even one barrier here?
Once you finish home church, you are given credit for doing all the
rest. Your arena where you fight the title match against evil is your
home church. We have to have a world champion among the Unification
Church members. We are competing among ourselves. Are you the Church
champion at winning, or are you the champion at losing?
Yesterday I received a letter from one MFT member. It was simple
but very straightforward. He was a teacher before he joined and really
enjoyed teaching, but after being in Unification Church one year and on
MFT for three months he learned more than he had learned in his life.
He thanked me very much for giving MFT and Divine Principle Then I
shouted out, "Oh God!" Such a person can see the gains he is
making in his life. Why do some Unification Church members not agree
Home church is the dividing way between heaven and hell. Those who
fail and cannot go to heaven will say, "Oh Father, why did you
create home church? If you hadn't created home church I would not have
had to go to hell. " I will not say anything because members in
the spirit world who worked hard in home church will blame them for
saying that. They will say, "I am one example. I did just as
Father told me to do and became successful, and so I could come to
A fighter may be a champion on a local level, but if he loses in
the national fights then he's a loser. Someone might say, "I've
been in MFT for ten years and I've worked harder than anybody else but
I didn't do home church, so you mistreated me." Can you say that?
Fund raising was not a waste of time; the person who fund raised in a
principle way will have an easier time doing home church. You may
think, "I'm not doing home church now because I'm fund raising,
but I will do it so well that I could support all my 360 homes."
If you fund raise with that attitude then you are connected to your own
home church. When the fund raisers start doing home church, they can be
successful in a short period of time. I brought you up to the world
level and the universal level, the champion position.
If you go into space on a rocket, you won't eat your usual food.
You must eat what's available in the capsule. In this situation you
will eat and digest the Unification Church food that I have prepared.
These are serious words. So would you act now? Once you enter the ring,
fighting with all your might is the right thing to do. If you don't
fight, that's wrong. Outside the ring it is different, but in the ring,
hitting and fighting well is your virtue.
Home church is the public way. I have given you the best present
mankind has ever had. With this weapon and this food, you should never
be defeated. Today, jogging is in fashion, and that's good. Like
dedicated runners who jog each day, you should jog to home church. You
will destroy the walls between individuals and families, the walls
white people put up to keep out other races, and you will enable
everyone to move back and forth freely.
If you say that you don't like the public way, then you are
retreating to hell. Only if you go the public way are you doing good
work and going the way you are supposed to. Have you ever stopped to
think that after you have done home church in America you will go to
other countries, and even spirit world, and do home church? You can
feel that in the future millions of people will act according to your
Are you going to go into the arena of home church now? That's the
ring in which you fight the championship bout. You must truly know the
public way, for once you turn to the private way you will decline. You
always have to check yourself in this matter.
A straight line passes through the three points of the past.
present and future. If the central point turns around, will all the
rest turn too? Since this line is the axis, it will turn. If heaven
will make the axis spin, then everything else will tend to spin too. As
long as you maintain a public position, if heaven spins then you spin
accordingly. If you spin on your level, God will spin and future
generations will spin also. As long as these three points are in a
straight line, when the axis spins, everything will automatically
The center always needs more power in order to spin. What is strong
enough to move everything around and still have power to spare? It is
the power of love. Would even America spin around with the power of
love? Don't you want to be the main shaft or axis in God's place? This
is how life will be connected to the vertical world. Your ambition and
life will belong to the horizontal world, whereas love will dominate
the vertical world. When life and love come into harmony, then they
are strong enough to move the whole cosmos.
When we say God is love, we mean He is the center. To be public is
to connect to the axis of love. Each individual, each nation, each
level must connect to that axis. Sacrificing is not bad at all; love is
all good. When your parents are urging you to study, it is good as long
as they do it with love. No matter how a person bothers you, as long as
he does it with love you must accept that as being good.
When God urges you to sacrifice yourself, it is not because He does
not know the Principle, but because He wants to bring you to a higher
level of love. You have to bear that heavy and important
responsibility. If you persevere, then you can become the axis of love,
right in the center. This is why you are urged to sacrifice and
If I had run away from America because working here was so hard,
could I become the axis? I can be stronger than communists only through
love, not anything else. Ultimately I will become the strong axis of
God's love. I have been strong and unafraid of anything. I am the point
connecting the present time to the axis of love, and when I go around
in love, the universe will go around with love.
Once I teach you, whether you pass or fail is entirely up to you.
If you fail, it does not mean this is a bad school. It's the other way
around, in fact. If a school is so strict that many students fail, the
school becomes more respected. Unification Church has a rigid standard,
with no compromise. The world will come to understand that this is a
true school. It is very much up to you whether you go through this
course successfully or not. I haven't seen very many members who are
going the way that guarantees success.
Now do you know what the world is, and what the relationship of the
past, present and the future is, and what is your public way? Stay
with the public way all the time. It is absolutely important to you.
You can forget eating or drinking, but you cannot neglect the public
way. It's more important than loving, eating or anything else. When you
are hungry, when you feel you don't get enough sleep, you wonder why
you are working so hard. You want to have Christmas vacation once a
year, and perhaps there is someone you want very much to see. These are
difficult things for a person to overcome.
Don't you feel pity for young people who do not know who they are
and where they are going? They are taking drugs without knowing what
they are getting into. They have no future doing that. When you know
the love of God, and when you know the young people are so pitiful,
then even though your body may become like a rock, you must skill go
the public way.
Once you are married, would you ever get divorced? Your spouse is
very close to you Even after you get together, you both have to
sacrifice and continue working for the sake of the country. Then even
after you secure the country, you sacrifice the country and work on for
the sake of the world. You still have those things waiting ahead of
you. Your spouse should be really close, like your friend and comrade.
When you are fighting a war, a friend is more than a friend; he is like
one of your legs. You have to feel that close to your spouse
You might say, "I'll fight personally for the clan," but
you cannot fight a war of the clan unless you have a family. Even when
you are fighting the war for the country, the family is still the
nuclear unit. Without a family you will not come to the love of God.
The family is the axis of love, and this is why you love your family.
You should be thinking that through your family the world will turn
around. If you think instead that you will forget about everything else
and enjoy your family, then your family will perish. That family would
be a thief of the heavenly country, and would end up in hell.
You must love yourself so that you can become strong and be an axis
which the entire world can depend on. You don't love yourself for your
own convenience, though, for that is the destructive element in the
world. By loving the world you automatically become the central shaft.
Everyone knows how to love themselves first but the public way is to
love the world, and then for that reason love yourself. Once you become
like that, everything will come to you.
Satan's way and God's way look alike, but God is living for the
sake of the world and Satan is living for the sake of himself. You
don't have to plan and think about what your accomplishment will be. If
you are living for the public role, your future will be bright
automatically. Likewise, you don't have to think about the future. If
you work for your own sake, you will automatically be headed for hell,
with no way to turn around.
You follow me because by doing that you find an easy way to go over
the country and world levels. But it is up to you to win. As long as
you stay in the public way and do as I tell you, you will win every
time. As long as this is true, whether you go to heaven or hell is up
Jesus was asked where the kingdom of heaven is, and he replied that
it was in each person's mind. We realize that we are standing at the
borderline of heaven or hell, and that we must persevere and win. There
is no substitute for winning.
Now will you forget all your past attachments, realizing what is
the public road, and continuing to do this until we win the final