REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
THE REALM OF EXISTENCE
February 8, 1981
Translator - Bo Hi Pak
Copyright © 1981 by Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity
Yesterday, happy news came (the birth of Yeon Jin). The baby had
some initial difficulty breathing because fluid had apparently entered
her lungs, but she has recovered and there is no problem now. Mother is
resting well, too, and the child is really beautiful. Mother had to
undergo some surgery herself and there were some minor complications,
but it was nothing serious. Just before coming here, I got a call from
the hospital and the report is that Mother and the baby are both well
The topic of my message this morning is the realm of existence.
The balance in human life is so delicate that it can be thought of as
hanging on the thread of a spider's web. Think of something simple like
inhaling and exhaling. Can you imagine inhaling ten times without
exhaling? Even to inhale three consecutive times is not easy. Try it.
Inhaling and exhaling are one simple example of the beautiful balance
that characterizes all of existence. Balance and harmony exists on a
very thin line.
In addition to the respiratory system, our body also has a nervous
system and a cardiovascular system. All these maintain a tight, narrow
balancing act. For example, if you block one nostril you soon feel
difficulty in breathing. Your mouth can't function if you open one side
and not the other. If you close one eye and look through the other one,
your vision is incomplete and your face isn't symmetrical. From all
these examples, we can conclude that we need pairs, or complementary
aspects, in our life.
Where does human life come from? It begins from a harmonized base
or foundation. Common logic concludes that everything has its origin in
harmony. Since we come from harmony and balance, there must be some
element that generates this equilibrium. When you study the Principle,
you learn that God exists in dual essentialities and that it is
possible to determine the subject and object elements within God. This
is one of the truly great discoveries in human history.
Everything in life participates in subjective or objective roles;
subject and object are needed to form a pair or circuit. God as the
fundamental subject of the universe created all things in an objective
role to Him. Within any subject a minus or object exists as well; in
other words, the subject also contains dual elements. A creation brings
forth the object which, like the subject, contains dual elements. In
general, though, there are two major categories of plus, or subject,
and minus, or abject. These two are supposed to form a circuit of give
and take, interacting in a complementary manner.
The cosmos is nothing but the expansion of this one basic truth of
the relationship between God and His creation. The universe itself is
divided into small entities of subject and object and trillions of
them. But the relationship is always subject or plus, and object or
minus, and each of these always contains complementary elements.
More than 100 elements have been identified through chemistry. An
element is a fundamental substance that consists of atoms of only one
kind and cannot be broken down into simpler particles by ordinary or
physical means. Each element is characterized by the number of plus and
minus particles that it contains. These ions are distinctly plus or
minus, not halfway between. The plus-minus relationship becomes
marvelously complex and sophisticated and is manifested in all the
beautiful aspects of the universe. The variations in the universe come
from the different combinations and angles of plus and minus.
One particular person might have a very large plus element and a
small minus element. There are always variations, but the basic
principle remains the same. Each being encompasses 360 degrees and
includes various pluses and minuses, while its composition is unique.
When you draw a line through the middle of a circle, you form two
complementary halves, but if you do not go through the exact center,
the two sides will not match. When a straight line passes through the
center of the circle, balance is created.
Each atom can be broken down into protons, electrons and neutrons.
Two kinds of electrical charges-plus and minus-exist within that minute
atom, even though it is so small. The atom can be compared to a
heavenly body: there is always a center with elements revolving around
it. No matter how small the atom, there will be an electron revolving
around the nucleus, just like a miniature solar system. The elements
of existence can be contracted into a tiny atom or expanded to the
solar system and on to the universe. The microcosm and the macrocosm
reflect one another.
Scientists today say that the universe arises from energy. But what
is energy and how does it exist? Energy itself can operate only within
the bounds of universal law. Which is the first cause: energy or
action? This is almost like the question of which came first, the
chicken or the egg.
I already stated that energy is no exception to the law of
existence. Neither energy nor action can be permanent or solid without
the fundamental elements of plus and minus. In other words, energy and
action are like the effect, or the shadow; the complementary elements
of plus and minus are prerequisites to both of them. Therefore, the
origin of the universe cannot be either energy or action, but rather
the complementary relationship of plus and minus. Within God there is
plus and minus and that relationship is found everywhere. When plus and
minus create a circuit, the action of give and take immediately
arises. Action creates energy, just as the flow of water through a
power plant produces energy.
The amount of energy you can exert depends on the size of your
object. An extraordinary object calls forth extraordinary energy. For
example, when I pick up a piece of chalk, do I have to use the same
energy as if I were lifting a rock? No. So you see that to relate to a
small object, you need to exert only a small amount of energy, while to
move a large object requires greater energy.
The most logical, universal truth is that existence begins with
plus and minus, which form a reciprocal relationship of subject and
object producing give and take action. Through such action, energy is
generated. Scientists talk about energy because it is a phenomenon that
they can study. The two elements prior to energy are deeper and may not
be recognizable by the scientific method. Plus and minus are invisible
and often impossible to investigate in laboratory test tubes. Energy
has a prerequisite, but scientists don't usually think that far. They
are content to say that the universe comes from "energy"
However, energy can produce no action without the two elements of plus
and minus, or subject and object.
Do you have love? Where is it? Can you show it to me? You can't see
the power of love and you cannot show it. However, as soon as you have
an object of love, you can feel a certain power moving within you; you
feel love growing. Have you experienced that? Likewise, people may not
know whether God exists. He is invisible, hiding somewhere, but as soon
as we become an object to Him, we can feel His power moving within us.
This is a very scientific method, even though scientists may not
recognize it! All action in the universe springs from the dual natures
of subject and object; apart from them, no action can take place and no
energy can be generated.
We have our ambitions and hopes which must have a direction or goal
as their subject. Our aspirations and goals must work together as hand
in glove, as plus and minus. People naturally want to fulfill their
aspirations and reach their goals because we long to resemble God. When
we unite subject and object, we become a perfect object to God and can
have give and take with Him. This is our ultimate goal.
The aspiration and goal of all the elements was the creation of the
universe. Just as human beings have aspirations and hopes, all things
of creation do, too, although on a different level. Without this, they
cannot connect to God. All things of creation ultimately aspire to
The greatest question in the scientific world today is whether the
phenomena in the universe are the result of evolution or whether they
were created by someone's will. People want to know whether life
originated from some purpose or whether it evolved through random
mutations. If evolution is true, who determined its direction?
Evolution heads towards a higher state of development. Does each
element determine its own goal? Does each being know where it is going
to advance next? Evolution needs the input of new energy to develop
into a higher state. How does the process of evolution obtain its
Today's science is totally deadlocked in this area. Even if the
level of development is different, all things-grass, rocks, trees, etc.
aspire in some way to be like God, who exists in dual essentialities.
All the things of creation focus on one center and are concentrated
into one microcosm-human beings. All the elements of the entire
universe were assembled and compacted into one little shape: a human
being. Each smaller plus and minus combines into bigger elements,
forming higher and greater existences. The basic qualification for
being absorbed or harmonized by a higher being is absolute internal
harmony and balance between plus and minus. A harmonized plus and minus
resembles God, who is perfect harmony.
The Principle states that wherever a perfect plus exists, it will
automatically attract a perfect minus. When a greater plus appears, the
smaller minus become a greater minus in order to be worthy of
complementing the greater plus. The minus grows in stature to create
balance. Suppose the minus is not large enough to balance a very large
plus; it will assemble another small minus, and with it will grow in
The theory of evolution is merely an external observation of the
internal process of creation. Evolution analyzes the phenomena, but
internally there is always a will and a goal at work; through give and
take action a new and higher being is created. All the elements of the
universe revolve around God.
In our body, an individual blood cell does not remain in one organ
but circulates all over, from toe to brain. Blood is a harmonizer,
traveling throughout the body and blending with all its elements. The
nerves also bring cells and organs into harmony.
Spiritual growth can be compared to the educational process. We
start out in life as a small being and want to become a higher and
larger being since we want to resemble God, the highest being of all.
Children go through elementary school but they are not satisfied with
that. They want to continue through high school and perhaps go on to
college and graduate school. When someone finally obtains a Ph.D., can
he turn around and belittle his kindergarten or elementary school
experience, or call high school a waste of time? Not at all. Looking
back at all his experiences at the earlier levels, he realizes that
they formed the foundation for his Ph.D. work and they are harmonious
with it. From balance comes harmony, cooperation and advancement.
Communism claims that development takes place through confrontation
and struggle, but that is a lie. It is impossible for higher beings to
develop through confrontation and struggle. Only balance, harmony and
cooperation can make it happen.
With this principle, we can evaluate the errors in the theory of
evolution; also we can show that the ideology of communism is based on
falsehood. When someone lectures on the Principle, he repeatedly
stresses that God exists in dual essentialities. It sounds very simple
and may seem easy to think of, but in order to reach that conclusion I
had to dig down and search the four corners of the universe.
One of the greatest historical questions has been answered this
morning: is our world today the result of evolution or creation?
Creation is actually the most logical answer.
All things have a direction and goal; when they aspire towards it
and take action, the energy arises which enables them to reach that
goal. Thus it is logical to conclude that the entire universe is
heading in a certain direction and that there is a will which
determines that direction. Somebody set the goal, so movement has
direction and all existence has a goal.
Communists talk about a utopia and the inevitable goal of an ideal
world according to their "law" of dialectical materialism,
but that is pure fabrication. They say that the ideal world can only be
achieved through confrontation and struggle, but that is simply a lie.
No such goal can be reached through violence and conflict. The
Unification Church has a clear explanation: history has been the
struggle between good and evil, not between plus and minus, not between
the two complementary elements of male and female. History is filled
with confrontations between good and evil. How can we determine that?
By looking into our own hearts!
There are two types of processes operating within all things:
action and reaction. When you consider only the reaction processes,
everything appears to be a struggle. When there is action, a parallel
reaction automatically appears. The Principle explains this as origin,
division and union action. But the authors of communism, looking at the
same phenomenon, came to a quite different conclusion. They saw it as
a polarization-opposing elements continually at war with each other;
and out of that conflict, they said, a new element or new creation
comes into being. That is the view of existence according to
It is true that there are active and reactive elements, but there
are two very different ways of explaining them-either communist theory
or the Principle. There is a repelling energy in the universe. God is
complete harmony between plus and minus, so He is a perfect being. If
some foreign element tries to invade and break up the balance, this
perfect element repels it and says, "You are not needed here. Get
away" In your own experience, you repel a threat even
unconsciously. If an insect flies toward your eye, your hand
automatically comes up to stop it. If some person moved toward you in a
threatening manner, you would crouch down, making yourself smaller,
ready to burst into action. You want to repel any external invasions
and defend yourself against foreign elements.
Why does the human body shrink before it expands or strikes out?
It is because the universe is like that. God must have built some
reactive or repelling energy into the system. Once perfect harmony is
achieved, you want to maintain it for eternity. Everything aims for
eternal existence; therefore, you have the built in power to repel any
threat. You have your own defense department within you! Likewise, all
of creation seeks to protect itself for the sake of preserving harmony.
This is the beauty of the universe!
You might be thinking, "I am listening to what Father is
saying but I am not convinced. How can it work?" The Principle
teaches that when our plus and minus aspects come together in complete
harmony, God will dwell within us. That is because a completely
harmonized being reflects God's own characteristics; that is how God
can make His dwelling with us.
When your cells function perfectly, blood automatically flows
toward them and the nervous system serves them. A perfectly functioning
cell automatically sends an invitation to the circulatory and nervous
systems and the life force flows into it. How can you deny it? It is
scientific truth. By the same token, when the plus and minus elements
completely harmonize, God comes to dwell there.
Thus both a harmonizing or comforting force and a repelling force
exist. The first brings everything into oneness- like glue. The second
rebuffs any threats to that perfect harmony. It springs into action and
says, "Get out of here!" A certain rapport is established
between plus and minus, but a foreign element that is not a perfect
plus or minus is unwelcome. You enjoy talking with a loving person with
whom you have complete rapport; but to someone you dislike or perhaps
even hate, you say, "Get out of here!" You don't want him
around. The universe operates in two ways: by harmonizing and by
repelling, and for both activities it needs energy.
Without being able to observe the whole picture, you only see
things piecemeal and notice only the small elements and the repelling
action. You can see a lot of struggle and wonder how such things can
develop into something greater. But when you observe the whole, you
find not only the repelling force but also the more important
dimension: the harmonizing and unifying force. Whenever you seek after
a greater object or subject, the uniting force becomes greater than the
repelling force and it draws you forward.
If you know something about elementary electricity, you realize
that two circuits are required in an electrical current: a plus circuit
and a minus circuit. Do plus and minus attract or repel each other?
They attract. However, two pluses and two minuses repel each other.
When plus and minus unite, they resemble God, but plus and plus
together do not.
During a summer thunderstorm, great masses of plus energy collide
with great masses of minus energy in the air. When they come together,
they produce Joyful sparks and an incredible sound. But if plus repels
plus and minus repels minus, how can they amass into such a huge plus
and such a huge minus? I was studying electrical engineering, and I was
going to write my dissertation on this topic. However, I changed my
studies to religion and never wrote the dissertation, but I still have
a theory about this question. Engineers and physicists do not deal with
philosophical questions; they usually just study the phenomena.
I worked out a beautiful theory to show why plus and plus do not
always repel but also unite under certain circumstances. If no minus
element is present, plus and plus may join, but as soon as a plus spots
a minus-a potential "mate"-he exclaims, "Oh-ho! This is
what I have been hunting for a long time!" Then he rejects the
plus and goes to the minus.
Another good example can be taken from human experience. Before
finding their mate, boys are best friends with each other; plus and
plus are united in this case. But when one meets the woman who becomes
his fiancee, he doesn't want other men around anymore. Once a plus
discovers a minus, it is drawn to it as object; that is because their
unity will make them more like the image of God. No matter how closely
plus and plus are united, it doesn't reflect the image of God.
Therefore, when plus and minus unite and then repel others, they are
actually giving them a loving push away, an encouragement to go and
find their own mate and create their own eternal harmony! That
repelling action is a stimulant for others to become the harmonized
image of God.
One plus unites with another plus, forming higher and higher
pluses, and one minus unites with another minus, forming higher and
higher minuses. Ultimately the super plus and super minus will meet,
creating the ultimate universal, eternal beauty. One magnetic pole is
mankind, the supreme creation, and the other magnetic pole is the
universe, the rest of creation. When mankind and the universe unite and
energy flows between them, they give birth to incredible beauty and the
However, this is not the end of our journey. We continue our quest
until we reach our ultimate, invisible subject, God. He is the final
destination. When we reach God, we find complete, ultimate harmony,
with God as the plus and mankind as the minus.
Once men and women join in perfect harmony, should we preserve it
for eternity or break it up? If any foreign element tries to invade it,
the repelling force pushes it away and tells it to go out and find its
When you are sick and in pain, it means that somewhere in your body
the normal harmony or balance is broken. Something invaded and upset
it, causing a reaction to eliminate the disruptive element. That is
why you feel pain. The universal repelling force operates in your body
to drive away the foreign invasion and sickness, and the struggle
between the two produces the sensation of pain. When somebody hits
you, you feel pain from that invasion. That pain motivates you to do
something to protect yourself.
If something destructive is not painful, you might keep on laughing
and in the meantime be destroyed. Pain is an alarm signal, an emergency
warning system. The newborn baby feels pain whenever any critical
balance is broken. He or she is sensitive to any abnormal situation. I
thought a lot about the laws of existence last night!
We have concluded that we are the result of the act of creation,
not evolution. We are the fruit of beautiful harmony. Communism claims
to have the ultimate truth, but it looks at the world in little bits
and lacks the whole perspective. To produce complete harmony, the
universe is composed of pluses and minuses, and their intricate
interactions form all the beauty of the universe. There is always give
and take between them. A big plus includes lots of smaller pluses and
minuses; a big minus includes lots of pluses and minuses as well. Each
time plus and minus unite, something greater is created.
We have been talking about all these levels of duality, but you,
too, are a dual existence. Within you there is the internal and
external, mind and body, right? If there is no harmony between the
internal, spirit body and the external, physical body, you feel the
pain of conscience. To create perfect harmony you need God, who brings
you the power of life. When God dwells with you, you never lack
energy. As the dwelling of God, you become a powerhouse, able to
continue day and night without running out of energy.
When you fund raise, if there is a battle between your mind and
body, you feel fatigued and powerless. But once your mind and body are
united, God can dwell in you and you feel abundant energy and
vitality. In that case, an individual is like a factory with all the
machines running- all the organs are doing their best-and you don't
have to worry about them going on strike!
Some members wonder what is wrong with drinking a little alcohol,
smoking or taking drugs. Liquor, for example, will only play an
invading role and upset your balance, making you commit some mistake.
Of course, after you achieve perfect harmony between plus and minus,
liquor, cigarettes and marijuana could not distract you. But while you
are in the process of growing, you tend to look in all directions and
many foreign elements try to woo you. When you pay attention to them,
you will be drawn into their sphere.
Take another example: although there is no line between you and me,
you feel some pulling power from me, don't you? I may try to chase you
away, but you come right back, just like a rubber band! You may think
about me day and night, and you feel good because of the invisible link
pulling on you. That is the power of life. All living things orient
themselves toward the power of life; plants, for example, grow toward
My position is not that of an appointee; you cannot appoint a
replacement for me. Someone can represent me, but not substitute for
me. Can you replace your fiancé or spouse and swap them for
someone else? Certainly not.
It is not enough to do well as an individual; you need a family.
The family and its members-brothers and sisters, parents and
children-are essential, because by uniting with them you enlarge
yourself. In a way, your family is your larger self, and your society
and nation are still larger selves. Even the world can be your larger
self! Each person wants to become a greater and better being. Without
this principle, the standards of value in society cannot be
The greatest of all contributions that I have made to the world is
the system of home church. Home church is the base or stage for
becoming a larger self, for transforming the individual into the
greater world self.
According to the Principle, a perfect plus automatically brings
forth a perfect minus. God is the perfect plus of the universe. If I
make myself a perfect minus, then perfect harmony will result. If any
negative force threatens that combination, universal power will shatter
it. If this is not true, then the entire universal law that I have been
preaching throughout my life is false. God is the perfect plus, and
everything and everyone else-myself, the United States, the whole
world, the spirit world-should be in the position of perfect minus. I
am taking the role of perfect minus to God so if the United States
tries to harm or destroy me, the universal force will make it stop.
That is the philosophical conclusion and truth must operate. I have
seen proof of this statement.
Representative Donald Fraser, with the overwhelming power of the US
Congress behind him, came against me and our movement. I gave Bo Hi Pak
instructions to go out fearlessly and fight. Knowing this truth, I took
the position of a perfect minus and Bo Hi Pak was united with me. No
power under the sun, not even the universal power, can shatter such a
relationship. Anything that tries to break the harmony between God and
me will be repelled by universal power. History proves this. Who was
defeated in the battle with Congressman Fraser? Who was defeated in the
battle with the Carter administration? Was I defeated? I ran a
beautiful test of this theory-like a laboratory experiment- with Fraser
and Carter and I proved that it works.
The same principle is behind my announcement of a rally in Moscow.
Everybody said, "A Moscow rally? How could we?" But if this
principle is true, the Moscow rally will become a reality when you
unite with me and the absolute minus. Yes or no? This is a logical
theory and I am not acting blindly. There is logic and philosophy
behind my actions. By following this principle, we will ultimately
bring the universe and the world into unity. That is our ultimate
When I talk about winning over the world, I don't mean with any
sort of physical means. I mean winning over people with love,
enveloping them with love. I am constantly urging you to become bigger
people and take on greater challenges. You only win people by loving
them, by giving greater and deeper service to them. By loving and
serving the world, you create a total vacuum, or a perfect minus. High
pressure air is drawn to a vacuum, so when you make yourself a perfect
vacuum, God will move in. No power under the sun can stop Him.
Please become like perfect, low pressure air. God is the world's
ultimate high pressure air, but there has been no corresponding low
pressure air. If you become the lowest of all air pressures-a
vacuum-you are a perfect minus, and God's high pressure air will flow
into you and fill you. That is natural law and principle. I send you
out to suffer and endure hardships-perhaps even unto death-not because
I hate you, but so that you can become a perfect minus to God.
Opposing elements look for their perfect mate for the achievement
of perfect harmony. The universal repelling power never works to
destroy someone, but guides them into their complete harmony.
Universal power is not a destructive power. That is why we should love
our enemy. By loving the worst opposing force, you are actually guiding
it into greater harmony.
If you make yourself perfect low pressure air, or a perfect minus,
then you become a person of all seasons and all regions. No door will
be closed to you; wherever you go, you will harmonize and be accepted.
If I walked in on you in your home, would you tell me to get out? Or
would you say, "Welcome, Father, this is your room. Come right
in" This is an example of how you can become a perfect minus, if I
come in as a perfect plus.
In the family, the father and mother are the plus. The children
must love them, obey them and harmonize with them. That is the
universal law. Because Americans violate that law so much, they have
many problems in their homes. The secret to winning the others in your
family is to become the lowest pressure air and draw everybody else
in. Then all the members of the family-parents, brothers, sisters, and
children-can embrace one another. You can become the master of the
house when you give more love than anybody else.
The same principle applies to the nation. When you become the
lowest pressure air of the nation, you are the best of all patriots.
Everybody will pay respect to you, including the president. To create
the lowest pressure air, go and live for others; serve others.
Today I have been talking about the universe and its central
principle. We know the core of both communism and democracy. What is
Unificationism? Unificationism means the harmony of everything through
the power of love.
Today we are celebrating the birth of a brand new heavenly baby,
Yeon Jin. I know she will be very smart and grow up fast, giving you
lots of competition. Are you ready to compete with her? That is the
best frame of mind for celebrating her birth.
My children know the universal truth and they pray according to
it. You, too, know what to pray for. Then God will heed your prayer.
Otherwise, your prayers are just mumbling and bumbling-beating around
the bush, in God's opinion.
People say many things about me, but one thing is absolutely true.
I am the one religious leader who will make you suffer the most! You
may protest, "No, Father, we don't like it,' but it is a good
thing. I will explain why. Take your home as an example. If you work
harder than everyone else, with a loving heart suffering for the sake
of your family, even your parents will come and bow down to you and
thank you from the bottom of their heart. By living that way, you
become the child of God. Being one with God, you attain God's position
in your family.
When Unification Church members shoulder the worst problems of the
United States with a loving heart, the entire country will eventually
bow down to you. That is heavenly law. You can become the patriot of
patriots. In order to do that, however, you have to suffer for the sake
of the nation with a loving heart, more than any other person in
There are quite a number of patriots in every country, but only a
few saints. The saint's scope is different from that of the patriot: he
works for the universe and for God. We could describe three levels of
spiritual advancement: children of filial piety, or good members of
their family; patriots; and saints, or holy people. How high is my
ambition for you? I don't want you to become mere children of filial
piety. I am pushing you to become saints.
I am ambitiously seeking to take on the worst problems of the
universe, asking to bear the universal burden. Is that good? People
have had high ambitions and have tried to establish utopian ideals, but
no one has been able to accomplish them. I have sought to understand
the greatest problems in the world. God's worst headaches are the
expansion of communism; the rapid decline of religion; the degradation
of youth; and the collapse of morality. These are the major problems of
the world. God has been working day in and day out to solve these
problems, so I volunteered, "Heavenly Father, let me take up those
burdens and solve them for You. Let me come up with a unifying source
of hope and a method for establishing a utopia"
This was the motivation behind the International Conferences for
the Unity of the Sciences. God's original plan was for people to be
perfected within approximately 20 years. I am thinking that if I lead
these scientists and eminent scholars for 20 years, they will have
reached a pretty good level. Every year they give their unflagging
attention to absolute values. When they could find no answer to a
certain question, they decided to ask me about it!
All kinds of criticisms and accusations have been hurled against me
but they don't bother me. I just persevere and move forward, completely
digesting them. I am engaged in a tug of war against communism,
confronting it face to face. I tell it, "I will digest you. You
can never digest me" I am also throwing a challenge to
Christianity, saying, "You need me to revive yourselves, but you
cannot digest me"
The adjective most frequently used to describe me is
"controversial"-"the controversial Reverend Moon"
All right, I am controversial. At least it proves one thing: people
pay attention to me. I have become one with God, so when the rest of
the world comes against me, the universal power repels them. That clash
becomes the controversy. I have a completely logical explanation for
all these phenomena. No area is hazy.
I can be calm even in the midst of suffering. If I am sentenced to
prison and have to face hardships, I am filled with peace even as I
enter jail. I can sleep well, eat well, and even digest sand if
necessary. There is never a cause for worry once you know universal
truth. I am absolutely confident of my destination, the heavenly world,
and I want to take as many people along as I can. I can invite you to
accompany me without any doubts, since I know our goal and
To the degree that I am a perfect minus to God, I am a perfect plus
to you. Whenever you create the perfect minus position, I will be with
you. Whether you are in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East or Asia,
whether you are behind the Iron Curtain or the Bamboo Curtain-it makes
no difference. I will appear to you there. When you are a perfect
minus, I will be with you. Therefore, no one can stop the march of the
The Unification Church is grounded in the truth of this principle.
Unless some greater truth emerges, there is no way anyone can push the
Unification Church back or put us on the defensive. It will be those
who are resolved to suffer more than anybody else, those who try to
duplicate my way of life. It doesn't matter whether you have a Ph.D. or
Master's Degree and are a great scholar-this principle shall not
change. I am setting a new tradition, and those who give themselves to
the best of their abilities and suffer for the sake of others with a
loving heart shall form the mainstream.
I know this is true, so whether you like it or not makes no
difference. I will send you out, knowing that the final result will be
glorious. At the end of your course, great blessings await you. You
will be grateful to me then. That is why I have no reservations about
pushing you now. Do you think I am telling you the truth, or am I
trying to win you with cunning and sugarcoated promises? This is
This is why God is protecting me. If it were not the truth, I would
have been summoned to the spirit world a long time ago. So many people
have wanted me to disappear, to be taken to heaven or hell-or
wherever! Many people have actually prayed for my life to be taken
away, so why does God keep me here on earth? Regardless of what the
entire world might think or pray for, God needs me and the members of
the Unification Church.
God has the power to protect you, so you should go forward with a
bold and strong heart. Are you a living being? Do you manifest the life
force? You should have the powerful life force that can move the whole
When you are fortified with this ideology, no challenge is too big
for you. When I first landed here in the United States, do you think I
was totally overwhelmed? When you become a perfect object to God, you
too can act independently. In that case, you might say, "Father, I
don't need the help of you or the church. Let me take responsibility
for this country"
You might also say, "I shall become perfected because that is
my goal and destiny. I will perfect myself and then reach out to bring
along the rest of the church"
When you encounter opposition, it is a test to see whether you can
do these things on your own. Without overcoming opposition, you have
nothing you can be truly proud of. Because you have learned to
withstand and overcome opposition, that is proof that you have
accomplished things on your own. That proof is beautiful and dynamic.
During the battles with Congressman Fraser, I was never afraid. I
never prayed, "God, I am perishing! Come and help me!" I
simply said, "Father, let me do this. Just sit back and enjoy the
show and take delight in the accomplishment" This is the way I
want to teach to be; you shall become people of dynamic boldness and
strength. Don't say, "I have no motivation because my central
figure never recognizes my work"; or, "I am discouraged
because my fiancé is so ordinary; I don't have the energy to
continue" If I ever had such thinking, I would not have gone far
Those who pledge, "Yes, Father, I can follow your principle on
my own. I will become a dynamo and perfect myself, helping to create
the nation and world which God desires,' raise your hands, please. Let