REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
LET US GO OVER
THE ORIGINAL BOUNDARY
April 1, 1987
Translator - Bo Hi Pak
Today is the first day of April, the month of blossoming flowers.
The title of today's message is, "Let Us Go Over the Original
Boundary." Where is that original boundary? What kind of
world do we live in? The place in which we now live is not the original
world but is, in a way, the opposite of the original world. Because of
the fall of man, this fallen world came into being. We must have this
understanding very clear in our minds.
The question we must ask is, why did separation occur and the
opposite fallen world come into being? Why was the original world not
realized? Was the design defective? Was something lacking? Or was the
original world in itself perfect but something else intervened? The
master of the original world, the Creator, was God. God is almighty and
perfect. The perfect God created and designed the original world, so it
should not have any defect. It should be perfect. So how did the
original world become defective? A certain being conspired to make this
What is the definition of the original world? The original world
has only one master. The fallen world is different. It has come under a
foreign master, and more than one. Therefore, our entire effort and
struggle has been to search after the one original master.
Why should the world have boundaries? If the entire globe was one
nation there would be no need for boundaries. The original world would
in itself have no reason for boundaries. However, because the fallen
world came into being, many boundaries are needed.
If there were no fall, who would be the master, the owner of the
whole universe? Yes, God is the owner of the original world. What did
God have in mind for His original world? God wanted to dwell together
with and share life and have dominion over His creation. In the
original world, all beings and creatures were supposed to be living for
the sake of their Creator. Everything would be ready to accept, even in
very rare and remote spots, a visit from the Creator. The Creator could
not visit and embrace them every day, but they would understand. Maybe
seven years would pass between visits, but all the creatures would be
ready to embrace their owner, the Creator, at any time.
What is the glue that binds together the Creator and all the
creatures? What is pulling everything together? It is the true love
relationship. True love in the original form. That is the central power
to bring the two into a reciprocal relationship.
If that owner or Creator is truly a center of love, then even
though billions of years elapsed, there would be no change. All the
creatures would still be yearning to form a loving relationship with
The created world can be divided into the mineral, animal, and
plant kingdoms. All things have a common element, whether they are part
of the animal, plant, or mineral kingdom. There is a certain common
thread running through everything-they all have a quality that makes
them capable of participating in the give and take of love.
Look at the animal kingdom. The central figure of that kingdom is
man, who has five senses-sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. We
usually talk only about these senses, but some people talk about a
sixth sense and I have talked about seven senses. The seventh sense is
our antenna to know God. Without that antenna, you have no ability to
know God. Actually, if the fall hadn't occurred, perfected people would
have enjoyed seven senses. But fallen man only has five senses. Animals
have those same five senses.
What about viruses? What about disease cells-germs? Are those
animals or plants? Do you think a germ has eyes? Of course, you can't
identify them like human eyes, but they must have some vision within
their own structure. If God did not allow germs to have eyes, then they
would come and protest, "God, what happened? You gave eyes to all
the other creatures, so why didn't You give them to me?" Then God
would say, "I've heard your complaint. You're right. You deserve
eyes. Here they are."
What about ears? Does a germ have ears? Even if we can't imagine a
germ having ears, theoretically we have to accept that a germ has ears
and a nose. If there is no nose, that means that a germ can survive in
a complete vacuum. But they have to breathe. Are there male germs and
female germs? What about it-is there marriage in the germ world?
Even in the germ world, there are certain original relationships of
love. That ability is there to some degree. There is joyful expression
within the germ world and joyful expression in the human world. Of
course, the human world is more real to you. Did the germ world have a
fall? Do they commit fallen acts and sins? No. Therefore, in reality
the germ world may be closer to the original world.
Now everybody at least recognizes and accepts that the animal
kingdom is divided into male and female. What about the plant
kingdom? Are there female and male elements? Yes, no question about
it. Do they also have eyes, noses, ears, and mouths? Yes. You Moonies
have to think about these things that nobody else has thought about.
Perhaps you come to the conclusion, "Well, plants must also have
mouths, ears, noses, and eyes." When the plants hear that
statement, would they like it or would they reject it? All these things
are most likely true in the plant kingdom.
What about the mineral kingdom? Are there still eyes, ears, noses,
mouths-five senses? When you look at the microscopic world, atoms, for
example, can be divided into electrons and protons and neutrons. Those
elements are clearly there. You can separate an electron to the east
and a proton to the west, but they will immediately move toward each
other with magnetic power, pulling into original unity. Electrons
circle around protons. They display plus and minus charges, which
symbolizes male and female character. You might try to deny that the
electron and proton and neutron have five senses, but how can you
explain that they are all trying to find each other, trying to attract
or repel one another?
Let's say that a proton and an electron had some kind of eye
disease. They would need to go to a doctor. If a doctor could treat
them, wouldn't they appreciate it? They would be excited. The atomic
creatures would say, "Look at the human world. They have all kinds
of doctors-eye doctors, nose doctors, ear doctors, hand doctors,
dentists -so why don't we have doctors?" The electrons and protons
would protest. If something went out of order and there were no doctor
to fix it up, they would feel insecure.
Today, America is afflicted by the plague of AIDS. Some people have
predicted that in 10 years' time, 100 million people will be
casualties. There is no cure, no medicine, no doctor. So what do we see
in our society today? Insecurity. Panic. 10 years from now the
population of America could possibly be reduced by half. Does that mean
the Moonie population will be reduced, too?
All the way down to the level of electrons and protons, there
should be a solution to all problems and diseases. The solution is
simple. We have to have medicine and a prescription, a doctor with the
right treatment. Such a doctor has to be omnipotent; he has to know
everything and be virtually almighty. He should have all knowledge and
all wisdom. That kind of doctor alone can devise a solution to all our
ills. Who has such power? Only God is such a being. God then must have
some sort of secret formula-like a magic prescription. That magic
prescription will come up with a panacea, a cure-all. If you receive
the panacea, your stomach-ache is gone in a moment. Cancer goes away.
Lung problems go away. Tuberculosis-no problem. The panacea can be
applied anywhere and it gives an instant cure. What is it? God will
say, "I have that magic panacea medicine to cure all. The name of
that medicine is true love." When a proton and electron listen to
that answer, they would say, "Well, that sounds right. It sounds
good." It is convincing, even to an electron.
True love is that kind of powerful cure-all and panacea. God
Almighty has to have some kind of solution to all the problems or else
God Himself would be in great insecurity.
He would have no power
to govern the world. Do you see?
The Unification Church is applying this particular prescription.
One individual came to the church in terrible shape. He was sick, full
of aches and pains. But he kept hanging on and hanging on, and after a
few months, he got better and became stronger and stronger. I feel sure
he will live a long time-maybe to 100 years of age!
Why do we like true love so much? It is because true love is our
panacea, our cure-all. Even in the most dark and gloomy place, walking
in the jungle, you can light it up with true love, and then all things
come alive and focus on you.
The human body is a microcosm of the universe. There are minerals,
plant and animal substances within your small universe. The human body
is a most sophisticated creation. When true love knocks at the door of
the human body, what happens? All the billions of cells are immediately
activated and ecstatic. The five senses come alive- every cell wants to
touch the beloved. The eyes want to see the lover's face, the ears want
to hear lovely music.
When all your cells are activated, they feel absolutely out of this
world. They feel they are in heaven. All beauty is there and they feel
there is no obstacle. They feel so much freedom. Even your eyes
sometimes go upside down. As soon as true love reaches for the eyes,
they leap out at it. You love true love, don't you?
Okay, I've given you a good appetite this morning, so that is
enough, isn't it? It's not? Think of it: in the mineral, plant and
animal kingdoms, all the billions and trillions of cells are engaging
in all kinds of fellowship. Without the panacea of true love, how in
the world could God even try to have dominion over all things? It would
be impossible. The universal declaration is, "Here I am, the
absolute personification of true love. In every cell of my body, in all
my five, six, seven senses, I am a representative of true love."
When you can truly make that declaration, what happens? You will be
like a gigantic magnet, pulling all the universal elements into place.
Everything will line up centering upon you because you are the center
of true love.
The universal law is such that as soon as you become a central
figure of true love, all the creatures follow you because that is their
coveted core. This is true not only for human beings, but for all
creatures. In a world of true love there will be no barriers because
you enjoy absolute freedom. Wherever you go, you find harmony and
total cooperation. How can you have boundaries in such a world? Even if
one hair gets untangled from true love, it will send out a signal-like
a robot sending out a beep- and the universe will react to it.
In terms of true love which creature is the most sensitive and
sophisticated in its perception? Man is that very creature. Does this
make you feel good? You are the supreme creature. This is why the
universe is constructed with the pair system-male and female, plus and
minus. This is an incredible discovery of Reverend Moon's. It is more
than just theory.
The grass on the Belvedere lawn is green and growing, trying to
take in the sunlight and to become stronger and thicker. Then suppose a
man comes and steps on it. Normally, the grass would react, "Who
is this guy? Why is he pushing down on me? Get out of here! Ouch!"
But if that man is a man of true love, the grass will say, "Push
me down more, more. I want to be crushed under your foot!" When a
man of true love takes a walk in the mountains or hillsides, every
creature, even the stone and gravel, wants to stay with his loving foot
even one second more. They are pulling on him, saying, "Stay a
little longer." Even a rock would say, "Although I am a very
tough, hard guy, please push on me. I want to be close to you."
A man who radiates true love wherever he goes will find that
whatever he touches, whatever he eats, whatever he wears, everything
will want to enjoy ecstatic harmony with him. They will say,
"Please do more. Please wear me more. Please consume more of
me." When true love enters your eyes, it is not only the eyes that
will react. The eyes will send a signal to the ears and the ears will
open up. The ears will send a signal to the nose, "Open up."
The nose will send a signal to the mouth and the mouth will relay the
signal. We can witness this phenomena even in the fallen world. Look
at teenagers. As soon as they sense love, its power is so great, it can
completely remake young men and women. Much energy comes to them, and
they don't know what to do with that energy. They don't even consider
the darkness of night; they don't care if they have to walk hard, long
distances. They just want to pursue that love.
When a person is sleeping and true love comes knocking, the whole
body turns in that direction. All of a sudden, you are wide awake. It
is not easy to describe true love, but you have a realistic feeling of
what true love is like, don't you? (Yes!)
What about the lips? The lips are made up of billions of cells
which are sensitive to any expression of love. Anything that is
perceived by the lips, they immediately transmit it like lightning to
the sexual organs. They are directly connected. There is a hotline
between them. That is why they are so red. Women try to make them even
redder, a more radiant red. You are looking around like a searching
antenna, trying to touch something.
God gave everyone such an antenna. Do you have it too? Are you
sure? When you eat a meal, you don't want to eat alone but with someone
you love. Even across a table, the give and take of love occurs. You
want to be in that kind of environment where you live and where you
work. I am speaking about the original world where every creature and
being is activated in search of pure, true love. The most incredibly
sensitive and sophisticated yet pure dialogue of true love is always
going on. That is the original world.
In the original world, when love touches one place, it expands
immediately outward. One bit of love multiplies one million, one
billion times. In the fallen world, it is completely the opposite. In
the fallen world, love shrinks. If you give this much, it shrinks and
you can lose everything. People say, "I don't care about the
universe or God. I'm just concerned with me, me, me." Even when
they talk about "me" it is not the spiritual self, but the
physical self. The physical body craves physical food- more and more,
and it is completely blocked and isolated. It does not enjoy
community. It knows nothing of the vast world of giving. This is the
reality of the fallen world centered upon evil men. Do you follow? God
did not create the evil world. It was originally God's world but
because man fell and became separated and departed from God, mankind
created for themselves an evil world.
This event took place tens of thousands of years ago. How in one
short lifetime can we understand and perceive it fully? It is virtually
impossible. The work of God has been the work of cleansing, sweeping
away this stain. The original world has been stained by evil and the
cleaning process will take tens of thousands of years in order to
remove all the evil elements. This cleaning process of God is called
restoration. If God asked all the creatures in the fallen world,
"Don't you want to go back to the original world as quickly as
possible?" They would say, "Yes sir, we do."
When you are moving fast, you may get a scratch on your leg, a
bruise, or you could even break your leg. Nevertheless, everyone would
say, "No problem, Father. I'm still going to get to the original
world." That is true for the mineral kingdom, the plant kingdom,
and the animal kingdom. Every creature says, "Even if a portion
of myself has to be sacrificed, I still want to go there quickly."
This is why the tradition of the religious world is one of
sacrificial offerings. This tradition came to exist because of the very
principle I spoke of a few minutes ago. All the mineral creatures exist
for the sake of the plant kingdom. The plant kingdom was created by God
for the sake of the animal kingdom. Animals were made for the sake of
man. If we human beings must make some sacrifice, our attitude should
be, "I want to reach that goal as quickly as possible." The
human being, the highest part of the creation, feels the same as the
We have seen the three stages of growth. The first was the Old
Testament era, then there was the New Testament era and now we are in
the Completed Testament era. The central line threading through these
three eras is the spirit of sacrifice. We ourselves should become
living sacrifices to expedite our journey toward true love.
We must go over that boundary. Even if a portion of ourselves had
to be sacrificed for the good of the whole, we should be willing so
that we could reach the true love goal as quickly as possible. As you
know in the Old Testament era, the things of creation were offered as a
sacrifice. Thus plants and animals were used as offerings or
sacrifices. What was the New Testament era? That was the era in which
the beloved son of God became a sacrifice for the sake of the whole. In
the Completed Testament, the time of the Second Advent, what is the new
concept of loyalty and offering? All the sons become sacrifices for the
sake of the parents.
What are the True Parents sacrificing for? It is for the sake of
true love and for the sake of God, the eternal Father in heaven. When
we understand this, we see clearly that everything is connected from
the mineral kingdom all the way up to the love of God. There is one
common trunk line or thread throughout. That is the spirit of sacrifice
for the higher attainment of true love. There is only one way to get
there, not two ways.
The Christian cultural sphere has been working toward this same
goal, but they have largely lost their vision. They are perishing
quickly and their influence is low. Jesus said, "I am the way, the
truth, and the life." But he didn't say the fourth important
point: "I am the love." At that time, Jesus was not in a
position to fulfill that love because he had no object through whom to
work. He could fulfill the first three, but not number four. Love is
the ultimate goal. "I am the way"-what way? The way of
love. "I am the truth." What kind of truth? The truth of
love. There would be no need for religious teaching in the original
world because we would automatically know all about love.
When Jesus said he was the way, he did not give a definition of
that. What kind of way-a way of living, a way of business? Liberation
theology says that the way is a political one. Is that our way? We
fundraise-therefore, do we say our way is an economic one? Is our way
an evangelistic way? Ours is the love way. There are many truths in
the world. What kind of truth do you want? What kind of love do you
want? You want absolute love, true love. Creatures stand in one
position, loving and looking everywhere, feeling love with their five's
senses. Are you like that? Are your eyes love eyes? Do you have a love
mouth, love ears? What about a love body, love heart?
Who is the leader of the Unification Church? It is Reverend Moon.
What kind of teaching does Reverend Moon have? He has the love
teaching. Is it clear? Satan cannot take that away. It is mine
forever. You have to have true love and be able to say, "I am the
center of the universe." Those are the correct words. Is that
Suppose some being is chosen to go the sacrificial way. That being
might say, "Oh, no, I cannot go that route." Instead, it
should say, "Thank you, Father, for the great honor of
serving." If you truly understand true love, you would be grateful
for that opportunity. Who is Reverend Moon? He clearly knows the
distinctions between the original world and the fallen world and he
clearly knows the boundaries. Therefore, my mission is to break
through the barriers and demolish them. Our entire movement is working
for the removal of those barriers-in Korea, Japan, the United States,
Germany, and elsewhere. You must know one simple truth: men and women
were born for the sake of love. We came to this world for the sake of
the fulfillment of love. God created men and women for the sake of His
true love. Therefore, to sacrifice for the sake of fulfilling true
love is our divine duty as human beings. This is a great honor.
From this time on, our goal is to break through and completely tear
down the barriers. God is looking for a model to place in a special
museum. He wants to display models of the most historic, dramatic
instances of the victory in breaking through the barriers. Even if God
had not thought about such a museum, we should propose it to Him.
There are so many boundaries and divisions in this fallen world.
There are divided tribes, clans, nations, cultures, colors, and
creeds. Anyone who breaks through those boundaries for the sake of
true love shall be a world champion. Once such a model man appears he
will also become a champion in the animal, plant, and mineral kingdoms,
as well as a champion in the spirit world. You can say to God, "If
I am chosen as a champion of the human world, I shall deserve to be a
model in Your museum." God will reply, "Yes, that is
The Unification Church is the place where the museum pieces are
being created. They are being selected, hardened and polished here. In
the Unification Church there are all races, all six continents are
represented, all the different languages and colors of humanity. This
is the most fertile ground from which to select the champions for such
museum pieces. God is picking each one of you and testing you,
discovering how hard and durable you are by throwing you into a hot
furnace. By doing this, God sees whether you are incinerated or if you
are hardening yourself. God will say, "Mm-hm. Now I know you can
become my museum piece."
That furnace of God is home church. He is picking you champions
and sending you to home church, to see if you deserve to become a
museum piece. Your 360 homes represent 360 different tribes, nations,
and races. Actually, God is letting you be hardened and polished so
that when you come out of that furnace, you will be genuine gold. You
can melt the 360 different races and tribes by true love. Your home
church area will become a melting pot because of you.
When you pass the love test, God will pick you up and label you,
"This is my museum piece." Then He will hold a worldwide Expo
and the museum pieces will come from all six continents. They will be
displayed with a big gold label which says, "This is my champion.
Look at him. Look at her."
In a way, you are taking a love injection to the 360 homes. When
you give them that love injection, they will be absolutely
rejuvenated. They will come alive and shout with joy. This is the
strategy of God. The home church area is a sample area of the world.
When we give a love injection to our home church area, it can be melted
into pure gold. Then all the world can become a part of that.
No matter how clever, wise, great or honorable is the work you do,
unless you go through the melting pot of true love, you will not be
eligible to become God's champion. What do you think? Do you want to
join this crusade? Do you feel, "Well, Reverend Moon says so. I
don't particularly feel like doing it, but I may have to." Is that
going to be your attitude or are you going to take initiative? You are
plunging into the original world. That is your privilege. What a great
honor, don't you think so? Can you bet your life on it? Is it a worthy
cause to bet your life on? You Americans are pragmatists. Do you feel
that this is a worthy cause, more worthy than your life? If you don't,
you will flunk the course. Even though you have been running this
course for many years, ultimately you will be labeled, "Failure.
No matter what, you can be grateful to God and True Parents because
you do not have to begin from scratch. I laid the foundation already
and gained the victory on the national level. No matter what, the
United States has to follow God's dispensational will. We are coming to
the worldwide stage. The United States of America is like a desert. It
is poverty-stricken. What does it lack? Love. There is a poverty of
love. Men and women in this country have become poverty-stricken for
lack of love. They want to go over the boundary to meet their parents
but that boundary is too high to cross over. They want to meet with
their own brothers and sisters but the walls between them are too
high. They cannot cross over. Therefore, the Young men and women in
this country are withering away.
God has not abandoned the United States. He is giving this country
a love formula and the mold for achieving it. Anyone who is pressed
into that mold can become a person of true love. The only one who is
bringing that mold to this country is Reverend Moon. "True
Father" means the personification of true love. He is the one who
manifests true love and is a dynamo generating that true love. When you
bring true love to someone, no matter how hardened and cold-looking he
is, you can unlock his whole being. If you bring true love to a family,
the family's problem will be solved. Once you connect to true love and
get even a small taste of it, from that point on you cannot go away.
Even if you kicked them away, people would just fly over trying to
True love has that kind of power. How wonderful true love is! If a
true love fly is flying around, you would try to catch it. Are you
trying to catch it or have you caught it? What position are you in? If
you are sitting directly on true love, you have such a feeling, such a
sense of security and safety.
My temperature is high today-my true love temperature is one
hundred thousand degrees. That is why my heart is racing and I am
sweating so much. If anyone says, "God, I'm betting my life for
the sake of true love! I am Yours. I am totally committed," the
entire universe will be completely electrified and mobilized. That
person will be brought right up to heaven. Everything about him will be
Have you ever pledged like that, betting your life for the sake of
true love? Have you ever had that experience? In the Old Testament era,
so many sacrifices were paid even when they only had a vague concept of
true love. In the New Testament era, the great saints of Christianity
died with only a vague concept of true love. Now, True Parents have
come. They have dedicated their whole being to give and share true love
with humanity. What about you? How much have you dedicated? Have you
committed your life? True love is so real now, so clear. It is one
billion times more valuable than your life. But how much has any one of
us truly committed our life to it? Do you think it is worth it? Is it a
"good deal," in American parlance? It is a good deal to give
one's life to obtain true love.
I'm going to close my eyes and then ask you a question. Can you
say, "April 1st-today-is a new beginning. A new spring is coming.
I want to show my true determination by raising both hands in the
air." Now I am going to open my eyes. Amazing! In your heart, is
it true? This time I believe you!
What do you think-is Reverend Moon a wise man or a dumb one? How
wise Reverend Moon is, you really have no idea. But I will give you one
illustration. When I am debating with God, God ends up saying,
"Amen, all right, you're right."
Does God have a mouth? Then suppose you command God, "Please
open Your mouth." God will say, "Why should I? For the sake
of money, power, or wisdom? No. I have those already." Then you
can reply, "No, sir. For the sake of true love. We'll show You
true love." Then God will open His mouth wide and say,
"Ah!" Then you could say to God, "Don't close Your mouth
for the rest of eternity. Keep it open." God will say, "Oh ho
ho, ha, ha, that is great."
If you throw a love hook into God's mouth, He will not feel pain at
all, no matter how hard you pull. This is another reason I love
fishing. It is very symbolic. My fishing pole has a "love
hook." The bait is love bait. All things want to be hooked by the
love hook. If I pull it, all the creatures will say, "Pull more,
pull faster." They will not want to run away; they will want to be
pulled faster and faster because of the love hook.
God also has to be pulled by that love hook which has arrived for
the first time on earth. Then will God say, "What did you do to
me? You've invited me in such an outrageous way!" No, God would
not say that. He will say, "This is my first visit to the face of
the earth." He will be ecstatic and He will say, "This is
truly heaven, isn't it?"
Actually, men and women are fishing for each other. Certain women
are pulled by certain men. What pulls them? A love hook. You know you
are hooked by love so you want to be pulled much faster, right?
Now you know why I push you out, kick you out into the wilderness.
You are going out there to fish. Go ahead. Enter the contest of true
love and become a museum piece of God. That is my wish. Without going
the path of the cross, no one can reach true love. The road of
sacrifice is the way of God and the only way to attain true love. For
my entire life, I have been bearing the cross. Mother has accompanied
me and so have all the members of the True Family. I am still bearing
the cross of true love.
Everybody is hooked one way or another by the true love hook. Some
are hooked by a little bit of skin here or by a little finger. Some are
hooked by the nose, some by the eyes, in some cases by the clothes, or
a few threads. In some cases, you are hooked by the heart. Which would
you like? If you are hooked by the heart, will you have a heart
attack? Even if you feel pain, the pain of love is a joyful pain. So,
a love heart attack is no problem. It will not kill you; it will revive
You said, "I want to bet my life!" Suppose I gave you the
direction, "Take off for Moscow today and work in the underground
movement. You are going to be God's spy in Moscow." What would you
say? Would you be afraid to go? I want you to know, if you had to give
up your life in that fashion, a love tree would grow in the place where
What do you think? When I speak to you-do you feel the word of God
to your bone? Do you feel inspired? Reverend Moon, as you said, is a
wise man. I am not dumb, as you agreed. This wise man, Reverend Moon,
bet his life for this cause and came to America. Do you think he could
have come to America without betting his life? No way. I came to
America for what? For a heavenly collision with the world. I came to
America for the sake of true love. I knew that once true love was
detonated, it would cover the entire country of the United States and
the rest of the world.
Now in all fifty states, the fire of true love is flaring up. When
you are ignited by true love, you can have no complaint. You always
want to go down lower, be more humble, more grateful. Did each of you
raise your hand to bet your life?
What do you think: this beautiful woman here is betting her life.
Suppose the ugliest woman is also betting her life. Which one do you
think God will pay more attention to? In ancient times, some primitive
tribes sacrificed virgin women to their gods. They always selected and
captured the most beautiful woman because they felt that had more
sacrificial value. What about Reverend Moon - is he a handsome guy? Is
he an able man or a very incapable man? That kind of man - capable and
able - when he bet his life, it had incredible value. God has
hand-picked one man as the eternal and universal sacrifice among four
billion people. That is Reverend Moon.
After using Reverend Moon in such an incredible, extraordinary way
of sacrifice, do you think God will throw Reverend Moon away into the
wastebasket or will he welcome him into the palace? God has already
prepared a most gorgeous, luxurious, and splendid palace.
Do you feel lucky to have met me? Once I have taught you plainly
of God and told you the plain truth, then you feel you cannot come to
me without fulfilling that truth. God the Father is teaching this
truth to you in order to harvest and reap the fruit, not just for the
sake of teaching. I want the kind of fruit that bears seed. When the
seed is planted, even if it is in the North Pole, a Reverend Moonlike
character will blossom out.
First of all, we have to go over the boundary of the fallen world
into the original world. You've got to be aligned in a truly reciprocal
relationship of subject and object going in one direction to God. There
is only one direction to God. What if I am directing you to go to the
east, but then you say, "I don't have to do it Father's way. I
want to do it my way." Would that be following one direction?
Would that work? Only one direction can break through the boundary. The
love way is one way, forever. It is like a formula and everything
The problem is this: unless you fulfill this while you are here on
earth, you will spend eternity in a shambles when you are elevated to
the spirit world. Men and women-when you approach each other as husband
and wife, there is only one way-centered on true love. Many American
marriages today are convenient: "You have your bank account, I
have my bank account. There's your closet and my closet, your luggage,
my luggage." As soon as something changes, "Okay, I'll pack
my stuff. Bye bye." That is not a true concept of marriage. No
matter how tired you are, at midnight or two or three in the morning,
if your spouse comes and says get up, you get up, period. You shouldn't
complain, "Look at your watch, look at the time!"
Suppose I make an announcement that Belvedere service will be held
at 3:30 a.m. Isn't it true that you are only applauding because I am
here? If I were not here, you would say, "Three-thirty? That's
crazy. Six o'clock is already crazy but three-thirty is even
crazier." But if I give you a three-thirty sermon, it will be a
sweet sermon. It will be so sweet, your tongue will be hanging out.
Those who want to come at six o'clock can stay behind. For those few
who come at three-thirty, I won't give the sermon here. I will take
them away to the mountain top.
When you break through the barrier of the fallen world, you cannot
break through in an ordinary way. It is almost like launching a
rocket. You have to break through the sound barrier, you have to break
through gravity, so you've got to have extraordinary speed and power.
Once you break the sound and gravity barriers, you go into orbit. Some
American women don't particularly like men. They say, "We want to
take off and go into orbit without men, on one wing." Is that what
you want? What kind of satellite would you like to shoot up into
space? A homosexual or lesbian satellite? Individual? Family? Tribe?
Nation? What kind of rocket would you like to launch? At least you
have an appetite for great adventure, don't you? Is it easy? No, it
isn't. I am now working on a rocket-a world-level space missile. The
launching of that one rocket will affect the entire world. Do you think
it is easy? When that is launched, communism shall disappear from the
face of the earth. We are not going to demolish the communists,
however. We are going to liberate them, save them. They are truly the
victims of communism.
Everything is within the pair system. This is the reason unity is
so important in the Unification Church. This is where the Blessing
comes in. The love of men and women mixed together is sweet but love is
God's tongue is particularly bitter. Therefore, whenever you say,
"I bet my life," that means for the women that you bet your
life for the sake of your husband. For the man, it means he bets his
life for the sake of his wife. Is that true? (Yes.) Furthermore, this
kind of couple, husband and wife, bet their lives for the sake of their
children. (Yes.) That whole family bets their lives for the sake of the
well-being of the tribe and of the nation. That family becomes a
sacrificial offering. That means that the Unification Church, which is
the most multi-national, multi-racial organization-we are betting our
lives for the sake of the world's well-being, for all of humanity.
Each of us should think, "My life is not my life. It is given
as an instrument. God, please use my life for the sake of the ultimate
fulfillment of true love for the sake of humanity, for the sake of the
world, for Your sake." This is the duty of men and women.
Blessed couples, raise your hands, please. Between you husbands and
wives, have you had some boxing matches? You are forming the family. My
criterion is that the wife and husband bet their lives for the sake of
each other, for their children, and bet the lives of their children for
the sake of the nation, and so forth. Do you feel you are fulfilling
such a mandate in your home and becoming the champion of love for this
universe? Do you have that kind of commitment and determination in your
family life? How can husband and wife fight or give each other dirty
looks, hating each other, particularly when you go to home church? When
you are just doing it for the sake of formality, reluctantly, "Our
duty," you reap nothing.
When God gave instructions to me all of a sudden, "Go to the
United States. Save America," do you think I turned around to God
and said, "How can I save America? What did You give me?" I
did not ask that question. God had already given me true love. That is
the weapon, the instrument, the treasure I have been bringing to this
After I came to this country, people persecuted me, ridiculed me,
and assassinated my character. All this time, that has been my daily
life. In the meantime, God allowed this nation to see true love because
my work has been planted, taken root, and prospered.
Your family is your launching pad. This is the beginning point,
where you must launch the love crusade. When you go with true love, as
I already described so vividly, the whole universe will embrace you.
But when you go with self-centered love, everybody will hate you. That
is why the slogan, "Yankee, go home!" has become common.
When you were first exposed to the Unification Church, did you have
a totally open heart? Nobody came that way. Everybody came with a
certain amount of skepticism. But why do you stay? It is because you
are hooked on true love.
Hatred, animosity - that is the basic attitude with which people
approach Unification Church. But now those negative men and women are
sitting here at Belvedere, lifting your two hands and saying, "I'm
betting my life on this." What made you change like this? Was it
my eloquent speech and handsome face? Without the power of true love,
it could not be done. That is the answer. That is the message I want to
get across. Sometimes a Moonie's life is not easy. It involves
suffering, it is difficult. Many times, you cry. But even though you
cry, you cannot turn around. You still keep going, even through your
tears. Something is pulling you, no matter how much despair you may
The Israelites wandered in the wilderness for 40 years, during
which time they suffered - and paid incredible indemnity. But
eventually they came to the Jordan River and it was time to cross over
into Canaan. Now is that time to cross the river.
The Pacific Ocean is like the meeting point for the Eastern and
Western cultures. Jacob crossed the ford of Jabbok and wrestled with an
angel. By the same token, great wrestling is going on between East and
West in the Pacific Rim. Actually, the Eastern culture is overpowering
the Western culture. Why is that? Because Asian culture has a
background of the mysterious power of true love.
Is our world on the verge of collapse or is it booming? The world
is perishing. There are three billion people in Asia. China alone has 1
billion people. Without embracing the culture of three billion people,
the Western world will not survive.
White people's history has been plunder, exploitation and
bloodshed, trying to benefit themselves. If Europe had a culture
similar to Asian culture, an embracing culture, Europe could be one
country. It is a small mass of land, but there are dozens of different
countries which have been fighting each other throughout history. God's
point of view is, "I cannot leave the world in the hands of white
people. If I give the world to you what will happen? History has been
the proof. You are going to plunder, kill, and fight." This is why
God decided to send Reverend Moon to embrace the West.
When you really look at the history of white men in America, how
many innocent Indians were slaughtered? Indians are of Asian origin;
they are Reverend Moon's cousins, in a way. The Indians were here a
long time before white people ever set foot on this land, yet white
people came here and slaughtered them. Without God's true love, this
nation would have no hope. There is an embedded enmity there which no
other power under the sun can cure.
I have spoken about the Opium War when Great Britain was trying to
make China a colony. British people sold opium at high prices trying to
demolish the Chinese people and at the same time, they reaped the
wealth. They did not care about the well-being of the Chinese people;
that was not their purpose. What they did to the yellow people at that
time is typical of the Anglo-Saxon race. The cause and effect law of
the universe cannot be bent. Therefore, who is suffering now from drug
abuse more than anyone else in the world? It is the children of the
rich, white people here in America, the descendants of the
Reverend Moon came to the United States against this kind of
historical backdrop. But I did not come to kill or to take revenge on
this country. God asked Reverend Moon as a champion of the East to come
and embrace and teach Western people to become healthy and wholesome.
Without true love, no matter how much you claim this is a Christian
nation, it is to no avail. Without true love, there is no panacea, no
prescription for a cure. Reverend Moon alone knows how to write the
prescription. This is an absolute truth. Without the Unification
Church, this nation is destined to perish. Do you know that?
Go to Fifth Avenue; go to Harlem. American young people are
withering away because of drugs. How can you who have the solution for
the drug problem sleep at night? How can you live an easy life? This
is an emergency time. Heavenly punishment is coming to America because
this country is worse than Sodom and Gomorrah. A mandate has come from
Heaven and we've got to listen to the voice of God. Many people say,
"God? Who is God? He's dead. Morality? What kind of morality? I'm
going to enjoy my life."
What has happened today? The disease of AIDS has hit America. It
has an incubation period of five to ten years. People are thinking,
"I have done all kinds of things in the past ten years. I don't
know what is going to happen to me." There is only one way of life
that prevents this kind of disease. It is God's way through the
Unification Church way of life. God provided a solution even for AIDS
through Reverend Moon. In the future, I want Unification Church members
to have an AIDS test. I do not want this church to be contaminated by
AIDS. The only solution, even for AIDS, will come when true love is
flaming hot all over America. True love has the power to burn away even
diseases like AIDS.
Where is the beginning point for each person? The husband and wife
are the launching pad. Home Church begins at your home. The husband is
the base of the Home Church, centering upon love. The wife is the Home
Church base centering upon love. If you love home church more than you
love your husband or wife, then your standard is all right. If you love
home church more than your own children, you'll be all right. Home
church is actually the mechanism for breaking down the barriers. It is
how we reach out to the original world. The value of the original world
is greater than anything else under the sun. For that reason, we have
to raise our standard up high. When you love the original world more
than your wife or husband you will begin to deserve that original
When you have true love, everything follows you, even God. You set
the direction. Where there is true love, there is new life, like
springtime. All beings are drawn toward the person who brings true love
and new life. For example, more and more Western people want to go to
Asia. No one has asked them to go or to pay the money to cross the
Pacific Ocean, but now the Western world is feeling some sort of
romance, some sort of mystical element pulling them toward the East.
(Blackboard.) This represents all the things of creation in the
universe. In the center is the human being. In the center of the human
being is the family and the center of the family is True Parents. The
Old Testament era is represented by the creation; the New Testament era
is the era of human beings. The family centered upon true love and the
True Parents is the Completed Testament Age. Your family is the
microcosm, where the universe is unfolded. The center core is the
blessed couple, husband and wife. The children and family form a
circle. The tribe, your home church, becomes your world. This
represents the whole universe.
You must be capable of offering all things. That position belongs
to you; your life is a sacrifice. You are able to dedicate your
relationship with your spouse and children for the sake of the higher
cause of true love. I have been walking the same path and setting the
example. First of all, I don't keep any material possessions that come
to me. I give them away for the benefit of others. My own family has
suffered more than anyone else. My elder children suffered the most
because I almost totally neglected them for the sake of the world
cause. I also sacrificed my relationship with Mother. Her suffering
behind the scenes is incredible. Why is that? It is only because of
My goal is not just the True Parents' family; my goal is to foster
true love that will be prosperous in the world. In order to reach that
worldwide target, I am willing to sacrifice anything I have on earth.
Of course, I sacrificed myself a long time ago. I have been working
according to this rule and my efforts have not been in vain. I have
laid the worldwide human foundation so that now even the United States
will inevitably listen to my message. Many United States leaders know
that there is no hope for this nation without my words. Human dominion
over all of creation is also established. The worldwide restoration is
Humanity and all the things of creation are coming under the
influence of God and all are about to cross over the boundary into the
original world. The entire world has come to that point; one more jump
and we can plunge into the original world.
What is our claim? Our claim is that we are building the Kingdom of
Heaven on earth. This is not a joke or an empty slogan. In that Kingdom
there will be no United States, no Korea. There will be one nation, one
entire world under God. The Kingdom of God has one people, one race.
We've come to the final stage and we are lining up to make the final
breakthrough, the final assault, so to speak. What will be our weapon?
Money? No, it is only true love.
The time has come and we are forming the love power station, the
love powerhouse. Through this powerhouse of love we can electrify the
world. The human mind is sensitive. People sense that a new world is
coming and that a new order is dawning. They feel that something good
is in the air. America hates Reverend Moon and this movement the most
because we have hope. The Soviet Union opposed this movement simply
because we have hope. As I have spoken previously, even though the
first generation, the so-called Establishment, belonged to the evil
world, the second generation is listening. They are ready to be
inspired by Reverend Moon.
Yesterday was Hyun Jin Nim's Holy Wedding. This is the first time
in Unification Church Holy Wedding ceremonies that we allowed outside
people to attend as guests. Many voices were clamoring, "Reverend
Moon, can we attend? Can you give us tickets? Can we go in?" I
said, "Okay, I'll hand-pick a few." I picked only special
leaders from the media, the political arena, the religious world, black
leadership, and youth leadership. If I didn't limit their numbers, the
Unification Church members would have no room. The auditorium would be
filled by outside people.
We will conduct a workshop for the top people in the world. The
time has come already. You don't know it, but all these things are
happening. If you are lazy and trying to relax at this emergency time,
I'm afraid you will lose your seat on the train. A lot of people in the
outside world want to get on. I have a special plan for Moonies. The
Moonies go into the enemy territory first, infiltrating and occupying
all the key positions.
When the time comes, I will push the locomotive full of outside
people forward, then enter into the territory. You will not have to
worry about your position because you will already be there, already
winning the battle. Then you can get all the people off the train and
tell them, "All right. We are crossing the Jordan River into
Canaan. We cannot repeat the same mistakes that the Israelites
committed in the time of Moses." You will have to train them;
discipline them. You will create a new youth movement. But those young
people who get drunk or use drugs will not even come near to the new
order in this land of Canaan.
Many people are going to be running for the Presidency in 1988, but
none of those people, Republican or Democrat, can do it without paying
attention to God's will. I will tell them, "You need my advice?
All right, come to East Garden and see me." But the candidates are
so scared to come to East Garden, they'll have to come at night, like
Nicodemus. If they cannot come during the day, they can come at
night. I will say, "This is the way you can save America,"
and they will listen. When they become the President of the United
States, if they fulfill that particular policy, who shall benefit? The
United States and the world.
What do you think-if all of the 240 million Americans went through
a nonstop 40-day training, would America revive or not? America is
dying. But in 40 days we can teach the people. Not 40 years. For 40
days, all the people can attend a nationwide workshop. They don't even
have to come to a classroom. They can just turn on the television set.
At least the United States is a part of the Christian cultural
sphere. The base and foundation of this nation is Christianity. The
Unification Church is bringing the Completed Testament, as well as the
contents of the Old and New Testaments. The other day, it was reported
to me that 203 American ministers went to Korea. They went to the Holy
Rock in Pusan where my lonely, miserable, one-man prayer was offered.
In those days, no one knew me. The ministers went there and prayed and
kissed the rock. Their tears were dripping down, they spoke in tongues
and received holy fire and healing and had visions. One minister had
his physical vision completely healed. Before that, he could not even
see one foot without his glasses, but he said afterward, "I can
see. I can see now." He came walking down the steps without
glasses. Isn't that the power that can save America? When the
communists come in, what would they do with ministers? They would chop
their necks. But Reverend Moon gives the ministers resurrection, new
spirit, holy fire, holy truth, true love. I come to revive and save
The goal is for more than 600 American ministers to visit Korea
every month. The goal for this year is 6,000. There are about 7,000
state legislators in the U.S. and we are teaching at least 3,500 of
them this year about Unification ideology. There are about 1300 retired
generals from the army, navy, and air force. I would like to educate
these people and organize all the veterans' organizations throughout
America. This is not just my thinking; I have been doing it.
Politicians are very sensitive about this. Now they see what I am doing
and they want to cling to my back now. The time will come when even in
a political city like Washington, D.C., they will proclaim in broad
daylight, "Reverend Moon is the Messiah." No one will laugh.
It used to be that they would laugh, "Ho, ho, crazy." But no
longer. They will take that word seriously. Why? Because they see what
Reverend Moon has been doing. They have seen the accomplishment and the
foundation that Reverend Moon has laid. In all the wide world, they
could not find any duplication of that. There is no one like Reverend
Moon. No one else has a foundation like his.
Korea was liberated after World War II. Fourteen years after the
liberation-in 1960-the installation of the True Parents took place. In
the 14 years time since I came to the United States I have laid the
foundation for the True Parents to be elevated to the national level
and move on to the worldwide foundation. Worldwide communism is now
declining rapidly. In the Soviet Union, they will not laugh too long at
Reverend Moon. This is why I am not making a crazy statement when I
announce the liberation of Moscow. It is not a crazy idea at all. I
already have a blueprint and a plan of how to achieve it.
After the banquet was over last night, before 12 midnight, I held a
special service with the True Family and made a special declaration.
Now I have a special announcement for you on this day, April 1st. I
said that the True Parents' ultimate Messianic role is to set down the
constitution of the Heavenly Kingdom, the law of the King's palace.
Palace law shall be established. As opposition to the Unification
Church dwindles, time is drawing near for registration to enter the
Kingdom of Heaven. In order to belong to one of the twelve tribes of
heaven, you've got to go through the gate of home church. In a nation
with a population of twelve million, each tribe will be one million
each. People will draw straws to decide which tribe to belong to.
Without belonging to this organization on earth, you have no gate to
enter the Kingdom of Heaven. You never know when this will happen. You
just have no idea. You have to go the front line of home church. Go
down to the local level. This is the safest ground for you. It is the
sure way that you will not miss the opportunity. It is the only way we
can make one nation, one unified world.
If there is only one love, how can there be more than one
language'? It is impossible. In a culture centered upon one love, there
should be only one language. Now the time has come to cross over the
I did not come to push this nation into the ditch. Rather, I came
to save it, to apply the brakes. With the original world as the target
and goal, would you like to walk slowly into it or leap into it?
You have received a good sermon for a good day, April 1st. All the
members of the Unification Church should say, "Now we are going to
be frontline soldiers, no doubt about it. We are going to infiltrate
deeply into the enemy's territory and we will turn things upside down
and right side up. That is our commitment, our determination."
Train your children. Let them go out and fundraise for the cause. Sell
your own possessions so we can take that money to the jungles of
Africa. We will spend that money so that continent shall be filled with
light. What will happen? By doing so, no American shall perish. America
will revive and be resurrected on a worldwide scale. When you fulfill
this mission, Africa will follow after you. When you liberate the
Soviet Union, the people there will follow after you. Then where will
you go? You shall return everything to God, not to Reverend Moon. We
shall return it to God.
My role is that of the good shepherd and you are the flock. I will
take the flock and walk proudly into the palace of heaven to have an
audience with God. No one will reject this flock, white, black, or
yellow. White people cannot say, "Oh, black people are there, so I
don't want to go." Black people cannot say, "Oh, white people
are included, so since I don't like white people, I don't want to
go." No one will do that. You know which road and which method
will succeed. It is Reverend Moon's way.
Today is April the first, the beginning of true springtime. All the
plants and flowers are coming into bud, ready to explode. We are too.
We are seeing the springtime of the Heavenly Kingdom. We should be
ready to explode like those spring buds this month. Those who pledge
that kind of explosion for the sake of building God's Kingdom and for
the sake of true love, raise your hands, please. Which way shall we go
now-the natural way or the jumping way? Those who want to jump forward,
raise your hands. God bless you.