REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
June 22, 1986
Translator - Bo Hi Pak
Whether from the East or the West, whether in the past or the
present, all people want to possess or own things. Has anyone ever
acquired ownership of the highest, ultimate things? The first man and
woman-the original ancestors of mankind-must have had a very strong
desire to gain that highest ownership, but they could not. We must
understand why they did not achieve that goal.
Had the first ancestors achieved ownership of the highest things,
their descendants would have inherited it and enjoyed it throughout
history. The question is, why could they not achieve such ownership and
through what process did they lose it? It was because of the fall of
Few people nowadays have a clear concept of the fall of man. If
there had been no fall, and no such concept had come into being, then
there would have been no evil, so we would have no need for a standard
to distinguish between good and evil. If history had progressed
according to the theory of evolution, as many people today believe,
then there actually should be no such thing as the difference between
good and evil. Whatever is a reality in our present time would have to
be justified because it is the result of the evolutionary process.
It is only when we establish the existence of a purposeful Creator
that we can establish a standard for good and evil. The minds of all
men and women are always aspiring to achieve something higher. That is
basic human nature. When you achieve a higher plateau you are elevated
into a higher position, and your sphere of influence becomes larger and
greater. The ultimate human aspiration throughout history has been to
achieve one united world community. Is this present world the one for
which all forty-four billion people who have ever lived have
aspired, or is there something else we have to think about?
Religious teachings have indicated that there are both a physical
world and a spiritual world which together comprise the cosmos. It is
universally true that whatever is sown will be reaped. Division and
discord have come into the world because of the fall; likewise, each
person suffers from division between mind and body. When we say that we
are destined to return to ultimate fruitfulness, what does it mean? It
means that we are destined to be restored to the state where the fall
had not taken place, or the position in which original man and woman
would have dwelled.
God created the cosmos first, and then Adam, and then Eve. The
fourth and fifth entities were the children- Cain and Abel-but they
were engendered after the fall. The fallen Cain and Abel were never a
part of the original scheme of creation.
The cosmos, Adam, and Eve-numbers one, two and three-were the
initial, Principled creations of God. He created them centered upon the
fulfillment of love, but then what happened? That love was infiltrated
by evil and division came about. Cain and Abel became a symbol of
division, because of the fall. That is the way history was sown and
that is the way history is being reaped. The restoration had to begin,
therefore, from the fallen Adam and Eve.
Division occurred in the first family; from the beginning, the mind
and body were divided. Since then, the family became divided; the
community became divided; the tribe and clan were divided; the nation
was divided; ultimately what we see today is a world divided. Instead
of one world we have, basically, two worlds. This is the worldwide
manifestation of that original seed of division which was sown. Now we
are reaping those seeds on the worldwide scale.
Each person has a mind and a body which are divided. The world of
the mind could be called the theistic world, while the world of the
body is the materialistic world. There is division and struggle between
these two worlds, instead of harmony and unity. That struggle began
from day one, from the day of the fall of Adam and Eve-the first
ancestors of mankind.
When do we expect to see all these divisions healed and unity to
occur? If Satan's invasion was the cause of the division, when do we
have unity? It is when we chase out Satan and invite God in. Satan's
weapon was satanic love, or self-centered love. We have to invite
God in, therefore, and use God's love as our weapon to chase out
The love of God, which involves concern for the whole, is entirely
opposite to satanic love. Although we observe the problems of mankind
on a large, worldwide scale, the root of the problem lies within
individual men and women. The United States of America is a gigantic
nation with a Christian heritage. Thus the love of God, which is
selfless love, should be the binding center of this nation. But what we
have now is the opposite: self-centered love is prevailing in this
country. Instead of God's love binding people together into one,
selfish love is dividing people. That is why all kinds of perversions
of love have occurred.
Do you think that most people in the United States today feel a
relationship between themselves and the world? Do they have a poignant
feeling of patriotism toward America? What about children-do they have
strong feelings of filial piety toward their parents? Is there a
commitment between husbands and wives to permanent, eternal and sacred
love? All of these levels of relationship have become divided and
secularized, almost like matters of business, or contracts.
Although the desire of each individual is to enjoy the highest
ownership, the power of selfish love is always bringing division,
rather than unity and harmony. Under those circumstances, can we ever
obtain the highest ownership? The whole problem of the world can be
boiled down to each individual-the self. That one self is the
battleground where each of us must obtain the victory.
The Unification Church is looking forward today to achieving a
worldwide victory. We have to transform and change the fallen world
from the bottom up. Satan is the master of the fallen world. He got
hold of each individual; not only every individual is divided, but so
is the entire world. Therefore, the solution has to start with the
individual. The individual was originally conceived in the love of God,
according to His original concept of creation, which was total
There are two types of individuals: man and woman. That means one
is a representative of Adam and the other is a representative of Eve.
Unless we transform the satanic world and all the satanic elements
within it into something entirely new, we certainly cannot hope to
become the original, Heavenly Adam and Eve. No matter how much you may
struggle to rid yourself of the shackles of Satan, you cannot do it;
you are always swimming in the same pool of water. Thus nothing short
of an ejection is needed; we have to eject ourselves from this old
world, but we need incredible momentum to do that.
Although the self wants to eject from the fallen world, it does not
exist in isolation; it is connected to the family, clan, tribe, nation
and world. The most important credo by which to eject is to achieve
victory over yourself; then you have to prevail over the family and
then the clan, the nation and the world. This is the way to
When we look at human history, we see that there have been all
kinds of philosophies and ways of thinking, but the most important of
all these has been religious thought. Philosophy has changed and
evolved at different times in history, striving toward modernity in
each era. Religious thought, however, has always stayed with certain
fundamental, unchanging principles and concepts. Philosophy changes
because it is a product of human thinking and it exists on the
horizontal level; it always changes along with the changes of human
society. But religious thought is based on God, who is eternal and
unchanging; for that reason, it has a fundamentally unchanging
There is one common principle which has guided religious thought
throughout history and that is self-denial. Humanist philosophy
has not had this thread running through it. Through religion, people
are taught to set themselves apart from this world. That is why
religious teaching has always engendered struggle and even bloodshed.
The power of the nation, or the government, in every age has been the
major obstacle in this self-denial process. Therefore, we have to
go beyond the nation in order to achieve the level of the world.
The ultimate religion must recognize no national boundaries; it
must go beyond nations, skin colors, and cultural idiosyncrasies and
work on a global basis. A religion such as that must ultimately arise.
Many national governments and sovereignties throughout history have
persecuted religion, but behind all these was Satan. Satan has used
whatever tool he could, particularly government power Satan is always
opposing your improvement, your self-denial process, but God's
force is propelling you forward, giving you strength to do it.
We call this time the end of the world. What is the meaning of the
end of the world? What is going to happen? When the autumn comes, the
harvest begins. The farmer goes out and harvests the fruits. What kind
of fruits-good or rotten? World history has come to its own autumn
harvest. What is the good fruit of the world today and what is the bad
fruit? This world has produced predominantly bad fruit, but individuals
within that world are looking for something good; they don't want to
accept the world's evil.
The owner of evil is Satan and the owner of goodness is God. The
forces of Satan have to be shrunk, so they must go from the world level
to the nation, then to the clan, family, individual and finally
disappear. How about goodness? It must start from the original, tiny
seed and go up; the process is exactly the opposite. Good must go up
and evil must go down. God has been looking for the good fruit which
can prevail in history-in other words, the individual who can gain
victory over the evil history.
What kind of individual are you? Do you first think, "I am an
American,,? Or do you say, "I am a white woman"? Or "I
am a black man"? Do you define yourself in such a way? Your skin
color, your nationality and so forth are all part of your satanic
baggage-they don't matter. The important thing is the contents, what is
inside the bags.
Every seed contains two pieces, covered by a thin skin. Nestled
between those two pieces is the tiny embryo, the beginning point of new
life. The world itself is divided into two pieces, like a seed. But no
matter how big the pieces are, this world has no embryo. Who shall be
in the position to bring that embryo to the world, to provide the
source of new life? God is the first cause of life, the one who
provides the embryo. No matter how big and powerful the world which was
initiated by Satan may become, it doesn't have the source of true life;
it has no embryo.
Today in the fallen world the two pieces are the communists and the
democratic blocs. Searching both of these worlds, can we find an embryo
there? The true embryo is a genuinely good one; it will ultimately
transform the whole world. The two Darts of the seed provide the
nourishment for the embryo, enabling it to grow. By the same token, the
world will provide the nourishment for the embryo and enable it to
spread through the entire world.
For a seed to grow, it must be planted in soil and given a certain
amount of moisture and heat; it needs a favorable environment. The
environment must provide warmth. The embryo cannot germinate unless the
heat of its surroundings is greater than its own temperature. The heat
we are talking about is love. Human life germinates in love; without
its warmth there can be no growth.
We could say that one side of the seed represents the father and
the other represents the mother; between the two, the new individual is
formed. Can we just rip out one of the sides and replace it with
another part at whim? But that is what is happening in American homes
today; the father and mother do not remain intact.
What about the democratic world and the communist world-are they
achieving harmony and unity and giving nourishment to the embryo on the
world level? Centering on humanity, are they one? No, absolutely not.
For that reason, we cannot put any hope in that world.
Therefore, we have to eject ourselves from that world and land
within a new world. That new world has to begin from a new germination,
which springs from a new embryo. We must become that new embryo. That
is what our job is-to eject from the old world and its shackles and
become a new embryo.
The embryo is in the plus position, while the rest of the seed is
in the minus position. The minus part must sacrifice itself for the
growth of the embryo and nourish it. Adam and Eve, for example, were
created as the embryo of the world and the universe itself provided
their nourishment. The embryo doesn't grow only to the size of the
seed; it is meant to burst out and become much greater and larger than
the seed. Self-perfection of the whole seed comes when the embryo
grows; even though part of the seed must sacrifice itself for the
embryo, it will become something far greater than the seed itself. Thus
every component of the seed feels its own fulfillment when that
We are living in the time of harvest, and we have gone beyond the
level of the nations. The entire world has opposed the Unification
Church, including the United States, Korea, Japan, and Europe. Every
power has tried to stop us. Satan does not want to see us move to the
world level, so he has tried to hold us down to the national level.
That is because the highest authority of Satan is the nation, or
Once the world becomes united, the significance of the nation will
be diminished. God's original plan was for men and women to possess the
world, not just the nation. Each individual's ownership goes from one
level to an other higher one-from individual all the way to the
world-in his struggle for goodness. Suppose there had been no religion
throughout history. Without religion, there is no power by which people
can break their shackles on the levels of clan, society, and nation.
Without the religious concept, which is based on love, there is no way
the barriers between White and Black can be broken down. East and West
cannot come together; neither can North and South-nor can those
differences between wealth and social standard find common ground.
These barriers can only be broken down through religious principles and
the power of love.
Satan does not like any attempt to bring the world together; he
truly hates to see such a thing. That is because a united world is
God's original ideal. It is the satanic desire to have many
sovereignties, many divided nations-Satan loves that because he loves
division. The divided situation is always on Satan's side.
Our goal is to see ultimate unity, but today we see two worlds-one
of democracy and one of communism. They will never become one on their
own. Satan would never allow that because he knows it would mean his
end. Thus we have to be powerful and apply pressure and energy in order
to unify these two worlds.
Reverend Moon is Satan's worst enemy because I am the one who can
break through all his barriers. Satan has become defensive toward me.
He says, "Reverend Moon, you can be nice and comfortable. Why
should you always try to struggle between mind and body? That's
baloney. Enjoy the world. I will give you power." What do you
think-should Reverend Moon have division within his own mind and fight
A struggle within an individual signifies the worldwide struggle
because once the battle is won on the individual level, it will
ultimately be won on the worldwide level. Once unity is achieved, it
will penetrate like a bullet, going through all the walls, all the way
to the worldwide level, and Satan knows it.
Anyone who tries to follow Reverend Moon will meet all the forces
that Satan can mobilize to stop him. Some of Satan's best allies in that
effort are the parents who say, "Hey, you are my child! Don't go
near that Reverend Moon." This is the front line of struggle. The
battle begins with the individual. When Reverend Moon won the individual
victory, he moved right on to the family level. If Reverend Moon's
mind and body are divided, that would reflect in the division of the
family as well. In order to engender the battle on the worldwide level,
Reverend Moon came to America because this is the center of the world.
How far has Reverend Moon come, really? Today I have the reputation
of being the one man in the world who has the solution to communism.
As we have said, the two opposing camps in the world are the democratic
world, the basically theistic camp which accepts the existence of God,
and the communist world, the atheistic camp. In the theistic world,
however, there is a prevailing trend toward secularism and humanism,
which is basically atheistic. So the two worlds together have put up a
barricade to Reverend Moon's forces, saying, "You cannot go any
further." Reverend Moon has penetrated, however, making a
Reverend Moon has not only brought a solution to communism; he has
also solved the problems of secular democratic society. Within Reverend
Moon there is something you cannot find in the communist or the
democratic world-there is an embryo, a new beginning. Neither America
nor the communist world knows what Reverend Moon knows. There is
something completely new, and special; something brand new and
We are about to break through with that brand new force, that
embryo. It's almost like a rocket launching. You've got to have great
power for the initial thrust. That initial thrust of the rocket engine
will blow the two worlds away! The rocket will take off and the two
worlds will be left behind. The Unification Church has the solution to
the divisions between East and West and North and South. Can the United
States solve these divisions? What about communism? Can it digest this
theistic, democratic world? No, it cannot. But then, once they accept
Reverend Moon, they will find the power, the solution, the embryo that
can truly liberate the agony of communism and the free world.
North and South, East and West-it's a gigantic world, but here in
the center is the core, the nucleus of genuine pure love. That is what
will grow into the family, and then into the clan, tribe, and nation.
We have already encompassed the national level. We have grown into, and
must go beyond, the national level.
Do you have a simple concept of the United States? Why not? We do
not have a simple teaching but a providential one. When we even speak
of America, we also mean there are other nations. Thus since there is
more than one nation, they are under the satanic domain. God never
wanted to see more than one nation. Two nations always come under Satan
because it means division occurred. When the division occurred between
North and South, that was a manifestation of the satanic nature. East
and West divided and that was the same.
Any movement that does not bring East and West and North and South
into one is satanic because that division must be conquered. There are
people who claim the supremacy of their group over other peoples. For
instance, some claim the supremacy of the Anglo Saxons; others claim
Jewish supremacy. But they are automatically put tiny themselves in the
satanic camp because they are promoting division. The Unification
Church is one, promoting one nation under God. That is the overriding
principle and teaching of the Unification Church. Only one nation-is
Do you Americans think, "Reverend Moon comes from the Oriental
culture? If so, you are allying yourself with the satanic camp because
you are thinking in divided terms. I am not Oriental, not at all. How
can I prove it? Because Korea, an Oriental nation, gave me the most
persecution of all. After forty years of struggle, the Korean people
are finally coming to the realization that Revere end Moon is a most
important man for them. They have asked me to stay there. But today in
America, people are still looking askance at me. So far, only the
American Moonies have given a true welcome to Reverend Moon. The rest
of the nation hasn't. But will that embryo grow, or stay the same?
Are you growing? What about you blessed couples? Now that you have
your spouse and children and so many more responsibilities, have you
forgotten about everything else? If so, you are bringing yourself down
to the satanic side. That is because you are saying, "The church
is one thing and I am different." Thus there are already two
entities and such division is satanic. No matter how difficult it may
be, you should say, "I will go this way, crossing into Canaan,
even if I must carry my family and tribe on my back. The church and I
are united into one." God gave Moses that one mandate: one nation
under one God. But the Israeli people thought differently and therefore
We must give everything we have for the sake of others. How can we
prove that within our way of life? Well, our marriages prove that. We
recognize no boundaries between nations, cultures or languages.
"Fallen" means fallen love, which is Satan's love. On the
other hand is God's side and God's love.
The love of God brings total give and take and exchange between
people. Those who have international marriages have sometimes
complained, "Oh, Father, we have found this so very
difficult!" But I wanted them to be difficult! If they were easy,
what would be accomplished? Nothing. What would be your credit?
Nothing. With the international family, you can kick the international
Satan-with one kick. I want to give you that kind of weapon, so you
will have that capacity. In a way, those international marriages have
been a greater burden and more responsibility, but also greater credit
and prestige. With no common language, different cultures, food and
customs, how can you expect such a marriage to be easy?
As I have said, there is only one subject and that is true love.
Any other element can be absorbed under that love, no matter how
difficult or huge it might be. Unless you are united, you remain as two
separate entities and you are inviting satanic separation. If you take
your Blessing lightly, it means it is a fake-the fake International
Wedding. If you come to the Unification Church and try to exploit God,
taking advantage of Him for your selfish benefit, it is just no good!
Is that clear?
America will change its attitude toward Reverend Moon and will come
to welcome me. Most recently, the special documentary film called
"Nicaragua Was Our Home" was shown across the country on the
public television stations. The program says, "This program was
sponsored by Reverend Moon and CAUSA International. CAUSA is bringing
a critique and counter-proposal to the ideology of
Marxism-Leninism.," This is the most authentic proclamation
of what Reverend Moon is doing for the sake of this country and
particularly for the sake of Nicaragua. Therefore, who is taking the
truly subjective role in solving the problem of Nicaragua? Is it the
United States government, or Reverend Moon?
What do the American people say about this activity by Reverend
Moon? Do they welcome it? What about the U.S. Congress-are they ashamed
or not? The American people will say, "We cannot let Reverend Moon
take responsibility for Nicaragua like that. We cannot be shamed in
such a way." The U.S. Congress is opposing the Nicaraguan aid
bill, while the President is trying to get it passed. That means the
President and Reverend Moon are both working for the same goal-to get
the Congress to capitulate to this bill.
I know that when I announce certain things in conferences the
American members say, "That's just Father's Oriental thinking. We
Americans will get together and digest Father's words in our own
way." You have your own separate meetings, but that is satanic
because it means you are separated from me. There is one big difference
between the Japanese and American people. When I give a mandate to the
Japanese, they don't think about it. They just plunge in, like diving
into the water. Then they come back and say, "Father, it
worked." Sometimes they say, "Father, it didn't work,"
but they always jump into the water first. When the mandate is given
to the American people, they say, "Hmm. ... well, let me consider
it." Some Americans think, "The Japanese way is savage and
uncultivated. We are more cultured and sophisticated and we don't do
things like that." Which one is satanic in that case-the American
side or the Japanese side?
When I first came to America and New York and walked down Fifth
Avenue, do you think I was overwhelmed and awed by the American
culture? No, I was thinking, "I am ready to launch the
struggle." Looking at Fifth Avenue, the Empire State Building and
so forth, I was standing there and thinking, "All by myself, I am
fighting against this power." That was eventually manifested in
the court battle. Who actually won that battle in the sight of God?
American people have come to realize, "Reverend Moon is needed
here." That was the victory. New, fresh air is blowing over this
country and people are thinking, "We made a mistake. We need
Reverend Moon here."
Suppose there is a couple in which the husband is following my
directions absolutely, and the wife is following him. Or vice versa:
the wife is following me and the husband follows her. Whoever follows
me in that situation is the subject. Anything else is satanic. So ask
yourself which side you are standing on, God's side or the satanic
side. You can evaluate yourself. Unless I had this clear, absolute
concept, with not one iota of haziness, I would not have survived this
far. There have always been temptations coming toward me-temptations of
money, love, knowledge, prestige-all kinds.
Because of this attitude, I could even visit the house of a
prostitute and, instead of that place prevailing over me, I could help
to clean it up. That is the way I work. Wherever I go, I try to think
how I can cleanse the surroundings, leaving more goodness there than I
Even if I became drunk on alcohol, I would only do it if that could
be victorious in some way for the sake of God. Suppose I collapsed at
some point; I would not want to fall backward but instead my dead body
would fall forward, in order to advance. That principle applies to my
children as well. Do you understand?
In a sense, you are entering the home of Adam and Eve in this
restoration process, but you are in Cain and Abel's position. It is
there that you come under True Parents. The Cain people say, "Oh,
I don't need True Parents. I can manage on my own." That attitude
of separation is satanic. It is even more hellish if Cain says, "I
don't need my brother.,, We must become one horizontally and then
vertically. Abel is the subject and Cain is the object. East and West,
North and South-all become one within this horizontal concept of unity.
Then the vertical unity is established with the Parents, centered upon
the love of God. When this horizontal unity is consummated, vertical
unity is possible and can be consummated. Then you become a true
Adam-and Eve; you consummate the ideal of Adam and Eve within
You can inherit from the True Parents the virtue of the true Adam
and Eve and you become one. Thus you become like the second generation
of True Parents. Who shall prevail over the world? You? Who did it for
you? Only the True Parents have the power to prevail over the world,
simply because they alone are in the position of original, restored
Adam and Eve. The false parenthood brought the evil society and the
fallen world; goodness can never come through that. Only when the
world finds the True Parents can there be victory over the satanic
forces. Is this concept very clear to you?
Are you primarily a U.S. citizen or a citizen of the Kingdom of
Heaven on earth? That Heavenly citizenship is your pride. No amount of
money can buy it for you. Heavenly Kingdom citizens must go first
through the gate of the Blessing. That is why the Blessing is so
precious- it gives you that qualification. Without your spouse, you
cannot become citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven because pairs together
must be given citizenship. This is absolutely, logically correct.
What is our title today? "The Highest Ownership.,, What is the
highest ownership? We own the entire cosmos because it belongs to our
Father. What belongs to the Father belongs to the children. Thus we
own the True Parents; ultimately, we possess God centered upon true
love. Your own individual problems can never be solved without true
love. The same is true for your family problems, as well as the
problems of the nation and the world.
The highest ownership can be put into three categories. First of
all, you own the God-created cosmos, which is spirit world and
physical world together. Then you possess the original Adam and Eve's
position, which is the True Parents, position. Then ultimately, you own
God Himself. The dwelling of God is with you. That is the highest
True love never changes; that original heart of the love of God
remains for eternity. The True Parents inherited that true love of God.
The heart of the True Parents, no matter what happens in the world,
will not change, not even one iota. For the past forty years, I have
encountered one incredible situation after another, but I have always
overcome them, one by one, and prevailed over them all. I went to
communist labor camp, where death was everywhere, but that never
stopped me from pursuing my goal. My mind was not changed even one
When you are sitting thinking, "I am so tired today. I just
don't feel like doing anything," that is Satan whispering in your
ear. That is when you must jump up and say, "What am I saying? God
is with me; True Parents are with me." God is waiting for you, one
step ahead of you. Therefore, when you reach out to take just one step
forward, you meet God. Immediately, energy will come; bubbling
enthusiasm will return. That most crucial moment is when you have the
choice to turn around or go forward. If you think, "I want to lie
down," and you just do that, you are not moving forward to the
place of God, but backward to the place of Satan.
Your marriage does not belong just to you or exist for your own
self-indulgence. You must marry because you want to advance the
one, united world. You have your spouse because together you can get
there first; you have children because you want that one world to
flourish. That is the reason. Marriage is ultimately for the sake of
God. We evangelize the world in order to accomplish that one world
quicker. There are four billion people on the earth. How many people
die every year without meeting the True Parents, without knowing God?
When you engage in business, you need some capital. In this great
and glorious undertaking of the providential will, you also have to
have some capital. What is your capital? What do you have that you can
invest? One life-that is what you have. Since the love of God is at the
center of your life, that capital can be accepted. As long as that
love is there, you will be unchanging; that means you can join the
club, in a way. It is an absolute necessity.
This pioneering task is not just for here on earth. If you don't do
it here, you shall continue in the spirit world. But there the road is
completely arduous because there is no place where you can be taught
like this-no Belvedere. Once I am elevated to spirit world, I won't
have to do anything further here on earth. True Parent's ideal is to
see God's ideal realized. Once the True Parents, ideal becomes true and
returns to the bosom of God, then God's work is done. For that reason,
the satanic population growth does not bring joy to God.
Do you think the blessed couples should be using birth control or
abortion? How many children can you multiply without birth control?
Until they fill the earth. That is the way God wants the earth to be
filled. The fallen population is meant to decrease while the Heavenly
population should grow. That is what God wants and what I want to see.
Mother is an excellent example of this. You know how many children she
has given birth to.
You know now where we are going and where we are. No matter how
difficult it may be, you must single-mindedly set out for the
providential goal, striving toward the highest ownership of cosmic True
Parents and God Himself. No matter how much suffering you endure, how
much poverty you may go through, I know one thing: you will end up in
the highest place in the Kingdom of Heaven. That is because you have
the highest ownership. You will be the richest people in Heaven.
Actually you don't have to suffer that much, because God did not design
that all of you would have to go through the way that I went. I was
able to prevail over the world and I set the pattern for you. Now you
know where to go, how to go and what the goal is, right? One united
concept, one victory, one world.
When you walk down the street, think, "I am walking toward
that providential goal." Sometimes you may go into a bar, but you
absolutely must not go there in order to assist the satanic world; you
must do that only if in some way you are able to increase the Kingdom
of God, such as by fund raising.
One concept, one mind-no matter what you do or where you go, there
should be no deviation in your mind. You must be one person, with one
mind dwelling with true love. When you have one mind, it needs to dwell
only on true love.
The world is quickly changing in favor of God. Very soon the
climate of society will become more favorable toward the Unification
Church and Reverend Moon. In Korea, even the congressmen come to my
talks about Unificationism; likewise in Japan. Among the primary
providential nations, Korea has about 270 members of its legislative
body; Japan has 511; the United States has 535. Suppose all the
lawmakers of those three countries moved toward the Heavenly side. In
any nation, the existence of two or more parties has been used by Satan
as a means of keeping the country divided, but imagine if those two
parties worked to unite the country. At the fall of man, two
"parties" came into existence, and we can see that sort of
system existing now within our society. That could not change until the
True Parents came. Nobody else could change it.
What we need is both vertical and horizontal harmony. In the United
States, the leader of the Democrats and the leader of the Republicans
engage in all sorts of fighting; they practically curse each other.
That is not harmony. It is more like the dialectic. When there is
constant confrontation, there is no way the one world can be realized.
Only when there is vertical and horizontal harmony between all parties
can one world come to be.
How can this be applied to your life? Firstly there must be unity
between husband and wife-that is horizontal unity. Then you must be
vertically united with the True Parents. Should there be division and
fighting between the vertical and horizontal planes? No, there should
be one love uniting the husband and wife and uniting the True Parents
and the children. Do you follow?
Anything that tries to contradict this way of true love will be
pushed out by the environment and the spirit world. In other words, in
time they will be regarded as foreign elements by the environment. In
secular America today, there is division between parents and children;
they are in contradiction. Also, men and women- husbands and wives-are
in contradiction, struggle, and confrontation. God cannot dwell in such
a situation. The family system is breaking down. It is a very unhappy
situation-the family feeling is ice cold. There is a cold, chilly
feeling between the parents and children, husband and wife.
In the Unification Church we are trying to come to the center, both
vertically and horizontally. In one point, unity is formed. That is
because true love is at the center. Everybody comes and unites in that
center. You can go out from that center but you don't feel alienated;
you can always come back and recoup, like returning to the
"filling station" of love again and again. True love alone
can make this possible. It's not only the little child who is lovable
and cute. In this concept, the elderly grandmother is also beautiful. A
grandpa may have very rugged skin with a long beard, but the little
child will go up to him and kiss and hug him. That is a beautiful
sight. Can we see such a thing frequently in the average American home?
Not very often.
Does anybody like a contradictory system? Raise your hands if you
do. Within the Unification Church, we have learned how to come
together. We have many meetings and gatherings. In that way our
intensity grows. When you feel lonely, then meet together. When you
feel a lack of energy, meet. The more meetings in the fallen realm, the
more destruction occurs, whereas on the heavenly side the more energy
and harmony is created.
I was told that you were very lonely when I was in Korea for the
past six months. You wanted to go to Belvedere, but because the True
Parents weren't there, you weren't so inspired. Why is that? Reverend
Moon is an Oriental man so why should you miss me so much? You can't
explain it precisely in words, but your mind is pulled toward me. Even
ex-Moonies say to me, "Reverend Moon, I love you very much,
but it's those guys around you that I hate." But that is an evil
viewpoint; it is having two minds. You cannot survive like that. That
is why they became ex-Moonies; they had two minds, so they dropped
out. Basically, however, they still feel pulled by the magnet of the
The ultimate ambition for the human heart is that of true love.
Therefore, women definitely need men; men definitely need women. All
human beings together are born for the sake of reaching out and
acquiring the love of God. That is the very reason for our existence.
No matter how great a religion you might proclaim, unless you reach
out to gain the true love of God, you can never acquire true happiness.
It doesn't matter if you are a renowned philosopher or a religious
thinker, unless you reach that particular destination, you cannot be
happy. A loving husband and wife gain possession of the entire world.
We shall transform the world so that it welcomes and embraces that
concept. That is the mission of the Unification Church.
If you can say, "The mandate given this morning is going to be
my life's goal," raise your hands and pledge. God bless you. Let