REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
PARENTS DAY AND I
March 27, 1990, 9:00 A.M.,
Grand Ballroom, World Mission Center
Translated by Dr. Bo Hi Pak
We are the members of the Unification Church aren't we? Do you know
the word Tong Il? Everything we see in our world today exists in pairs.
Look at the face, the eyes, ears and the nostrils. There are two of
each. Father is talking about the two functions that each of them have.
You have one mouth, but it can say good or bad things. The eyes can see
good or bad things too. You have only one body, but it can conduct good
or bad acts. Is it true? In order to overcome this dichotomy and make
it into one world of unity we need unification on every level. Why is
there separation and no oneness? Because of the fall of man. What was
the fall of man? An action which opposed the ideal of creation. What is
the core of the ideal of creation? The love of God. There is love of
God and life of God. God does not want to be alone. He wants His own
posterity. God wants His own blood lineage.
"Parents Day and I" is the topic today. "I" am
the center of the problem. If there was no fall, the love and life of
God and His blood lineage would have been united into one. Who are you?
You who are the fruit of your entire lineage, your ancestral tree. You
can make an analogy with a large tree. A large tree has many branches
and leaves, but still only one trunk and one root. Everything is
connected from the root to the trunk and to the branches and leaves.
That tree will bloom and blossom. Finally it bears fruit. The fruit
represents the entire essence of the tree, the root, trunk, branches,
leaves, everything. So you are like a fruit. The fruit is where the
seed lies, so eventually you are the seed.
You first have to bloom into a flower. For this process to take
place male and female have to first come together. Your parent's love
created you. They had parents, their parents had parents, and so forth,
all the way back. If you want to become a pair, you need a partner. You
cannot bear fruit alone. Man needs woman and woman needs man.
In a perverted culture men love other men and women love women. They
even marry. What does this mean? The end of the human species!
There must always be an original model or tradition that will
blossom into the ultimate fruit, an ultimate beginning. Everything has
life, love and lineage. In order to bear fruit the pair system is
needed. That is the absolute formula, there is no deviation. Without a
pair system there is no multiplication. It is impossible for one alone
to create fruit. One alone cannot become a recipient of original love,
life and lineage.
Love is vertical, coming down. Therefore to be a recipient you need
to stand right below the vertical line. It is not crooked. The ideal is
a straight, vertical line. True love always moves in the shortest
possible line. True love never beats around the bush. It never wanders.
True love and true lineage always travel straight. What about your
lineage and ancestral tree?
When we read the Bible, it talks of the fall. The fall was not the
damage of one leaf or branch. It was inflicted upon the very root of
the tree. The ideal of God did not include any kind of fall. True Love,
true life and true lineage should have moved straight down from
generation to generation for all eternity.
What is the action of the fall? The invasion of illicit love which
knocked the tree down, took it over and planted an illicit seed. The
true lineage of God was taken over by satanic lineage. Now it is
crooked all the time and wandering all over, creating perverted love.
In today's world, love is deviated, hiding and secret. That is illicit
love. People have a conscious and it bothers them to do illicit
things. Sometimes the conscious is even crooked. American society
today is rampant with free sex and perverted sex. Today we are reaping
the evil sown in the first days. Illicit love occurred while Adam and
Eve were teenagers and now American teenagers are corrupted. This is
the harvest time.
The corrupted tree must be cut and burned and a new tradition and
new lineage must be planted. What is the Unification Church all about?
What is the teaching of the Unification Church? It is Divine Principle
isn't it? Divine Principle is not a theology. This is an important
statement that Father is making. It is not a theology. It is a
principal formula for humankind. Without this principle, without living
it and fulfilling it, no one can truly live like a human being and
fulfill what they should be.
This formula is one particular form that fits everywhere, every
occasion and every circumstance. The Divine Principle is bringing
daylight to darkness. It teaches everything-what went wrong and exactly
what happened. It also teaches how to tell right from wrong. People
are intelligent so they can follow the right way when they can discern
Love, life and lineage are like a trinity. If YOU remove love, life
disappears. You must realize God's love, life and lineage was meant to
prosper forever through you, through human beings for eternity.
"The true love, life and lineage of God is in here, in me."
If there was no fall, we would each be able to say that. Because of the
fall, we're not in that position. Instead, Satan's love, life and
lineage ended up here inside of us.
Satan's love is always selfcentered. The love of God is always
for the sake of others, for the whole. America today is the kingdom of
the individual. That symbolically expresses that this nation belongs to
Satan. That is why free sex is rampant here. It is the Satanic strategy
to destroy God's love and truth. Free sex is the destruction of God's
The free world and the communist world will ultimately unite into
one world. The USSR is moving toward democratization. This doesn't
mean that God's work is done. It is only an external phenomena. There
needs to be a revolution in mans heart. The history of man has been
lead by Satan. Where is it doing? Into hell. There are many enemies in
this world. The worst one is the enemy of love. Don't you think so?
God has a teaching. It is to love your enemy. Why could God not love
Satan? Satanic men can be forgiven and loved by God, but not Satan
himself. The Satanic man can be changed to good. When he switches to
the good camp, he can be saved. Satanic man without the fall is a child
of God so there is room for love and forgiveness, but Satan himself
destroyed the root of love and cannot be forgiven. Satan himself is the
enemy of God's love, life and lineage.
We have to completely change over and turn things upside down. Then
they will be right side up the way they were supposed to be.
People have a fundamental question, 'why did God create the
world?" For the sake of love. Could God have fun alone? No. He was
lonely. Why did He create? He wanted an object, a recipient of His
love. Even though God is absolute and almighty, He wants a subject that
He would like to be completely obedient to. If God did not have this
kind of characteristic, it would be like God saying "All is for
me." Then God would be a selfish God. Therefore we can say that
God Himself is obedient to true love. Therefore God can command
humanity to obey Him in true love. Therefore all creation was made for
the sake of love, nothing else.
God has totally invested Himself in the creation, giving 1000
percent. God wants His object to be even better than Himself. If we say
that God has 1000 percent love, He did not spare even one ounce of
energy for Himself, but gave everything when He created. So a
characteristic of love is that the object should be even better than
the creator. Those who would like to have a husband or wife inferior to
themselves, raise your hand. No one? Do you want them to be better than
you? [Yes.] Where does this come from? God Himself
Those who want inferior children, raise your hand. You want them
better, right? We all receive this original characteristic from God.
God wants His creation to be better than Himself. This characteristic
has come down generation to generation to you. This is a logical and
scientific answer, like cause and effect, showing that the beginning
and end are the same. They are unified-one.
This particular declaration of principle is one of the most
extraordinary in the universe. For the sake of the object, God invested
everything in totality. The absolute object is centered on true love,
it is always focused on love. Love does not come from "me",
but from the object which wants to receive love. You must be in a
humble position to receive. Your head should be down. [Father
demonstrates, standing with his head down and his palms outstretched.]
Men and women are in a horizontal position. [Like the two outstretched
hands.] The vertical love of God comes right down between them, in the
center. The direction of true love is the shortest way. It moves in a
straight vertical line. There can only be one straight, vertical line.
It only hits one point or one dot, not two. Absolute love travels an
absolute vertical line and lands on absolutely one dot. There is no
Adam and Eve were born in that one true love dot. They were supposed
to grow to the perfection level and then travel the horizontal line to
meet in the center. This center is where the vertical true love line of
God would cross the horizontal line.
Man represents east and woman represents west. They should grow up
and feeling the emotion of love, travel the horizontal line to the
center. The vertical line would hit them. They would have a head on
collision! True love turns in the same direction like the hands on a
clock. What about the earth? It is the same. The ideal meets no
resistance, it just turns smoothly. It is welcome everywhere from the
end of one land to a continent on the other side of the world. True
love is always welcome.
If all humanity dwells in true love, God would be in the center. God
becomes the axis and exists in appreciation and enjoyment. God would
enjoy humanity thinking, "Everyone is just like me."
How about you? Are you in that state? True love is a vertical line
and exists for the sake of the universe. When you search and seek after
love, think of universal love as the scale. When you give out
everything, that is true love. If you are connected to true love your
supply depot is infinite. The vertical center is universal love.
Whoever lives with vertical love and a universal concept is the true
son or daughter of God. Wherever true love exists, there is also true
life and lineage. All are connected. The lineage comes with marriage.
Oneself alone cannot create it.
When you inherit true love, true life and true lineage the entire
tree becomes yours, the root, trunk, branches and leaves. Humanity in
all nations become your brothers and sisters, like one family of man.
All energy flows through the
tree from one end to the other. There are no boundaries and no
resistance. True love breaks down all the barriers of the universe and
love. That is the Unification Church teaching. What about Unification
Church marriages? We do not recognize any national or color barriers.
What about you? Are you Americans? What nationality are you? You are
citizens of what country? The unification country!
True love absolutely exists for the sake of others- giving and
investing. The laws of physics explain how a high pressure area draws a
low pressure area. When they come together, it creates a big storm.
Similarly when absolute love is in motion, boundless energy is
activated. This works on every level.
Why did the United States decline after World War II? It was
America's peak time. The United States did not fulfill the will of God,
but thought only from a selfish view of national policy. God wanted
the United States to have a universal scope and exist for all
Why did Israel, the chosen nation, crucify Jesus? Because of
selfishness. They thought the messiah would make them great, take
revenge on their enemies and allow them to dominate the world. But
when Jesus came he taught something completely different. He told
people to live for others and embrace the world. His way was opposite
of the Israelites thinking. By the same token, the Unification Church
is not going to govern the world, but it will plant love for the sake
of the world and humanity. That is Father's idea. This is the final
solution to the world's problems. Unified love, life and lineage.
There is no other solution. This is the only way. There are racial
problems, economic and moral problems and diseases plaguing the world
today. The key is true love for the sake of others. Do you understand?
Not love for ones self. This was the way of creation. It is exactly
following God's way. It will bring universal power and so, create
How can we save the world? It is simple. The United States should
become a servant to African nations. Then Africa would automatically
climb up on America's back. This is God's way of taking over or
invading. If you give, you will inherit ownership. You will gain all
that is now under Satan's ownership. This is history's secret. It has
not been know until now. You now know it clearly.
[Father hits a brother in the front row.] Father hit this brother
and without even knowing why he feels, "This is my greatest honor.
Father did that just for me, so I feel great!" If he feels that
way, Father cannot continue to hit him. Father is absolutely following
that kind of strategy in his life. It is God's strategy. The United
States tried to hit and destroy Father in every way possible. But
during that time Father created many institutions and publications to
love and serve this country. Young people like you recognize this. As
long as you are here, the United States will not crumble. It will not
God began the policy of serving so that is Father's tradition. From
a simple mineral to the most supreme
creation, this tradition must be followed. Through all history,
every creature in the world seeks for a true love partnership. Each is
looking for a partner, an object better than himself.
[Father draws a diagram of a globe with a vertical true love line
and a horizontal true love line intersecting within it.] God created
the world in this fashion. From the simplest to the most complex level
the action of give and take between the vertical true love line and the
horizontal true love line is always taking place. The vertical
foundation cannot be invaded. The vertical line is the backbone, no one
can invade it.
Look at a molecule. There we can see plus and minus come together.
But even God cannot force them together. It has to be a natural force
which draws them together.
The theory of evolution is declining and Father absolutely rejects
it. Because in order to advance, there must be give and take between
plus and minus. There is no way a lower creation, like an amoeba can
advance to a higher level.
When a husband and wife are in love would you like some third person
to invade? American women say yes. [No!] Your mission is to wipe this
There are two types of bird which seem exactly the same. They are
the same size and have the same bone structure, only their color is a
little different. Lets say these two birds get married. Can they lay
eggs? It is not possible. Even though they look so similar, they are
different types. God made a division of the seed between species. He
protects each one with absolute clarity. The theory of evolution is a
satanic theory. Father emphasizes that love proceeds multiplication in
heading toward the destiny of the love of God. Without the love of God
no creature could exist on the face of the earth.
Animals eat plants and then people eat animals. Many think that it
is ungodly to do so. Father says that a lower creature which is eaten
by a higher creature comes closer to the love of God. Do you follow?
This is absolutely the law of love. By the same token, if animals
sacrifice themselves for the sake of love of man, for the sake of God
we should be able and willing to sacrifice ourselves. We must be always
willing and ready. Praise God for making the pair system!
God's vertical line never changes. It is always straight. The fall
is like an off center line. It exists on an angle, it is not straight.
Man and woman, which represent east and west should move in a
horizontal line. The crossing point can only be in one place. That is
the ninety degree angle where horizontal and vertical cross. Ninety
degrees is an absolute formula. There is just one point where this
intersection takes place, it can't happen just anywhere. The fallen
world is mixed up with all kinds of lines at many different angles. It
is perverted and strange. How can this be the heavenly kingdom?
We need to use the ninety degree formula. Pattern your life in this
way. Through this pattern of vertical true love and horizontal true
love, man and woman, son and daughter and parents and children exist.
Anyone not in this pattern is destined to hell.
Do you want one or two minds? [One.] One or two bodies? [One.] We
want one mind in one body united at ninety degrees. Your body is a
product of birth, which comes from your parents while your mind
originates from the vertical parents. It is your true self. Now your
body and mind are fighting. Why? Because of the fall. Only true love
can make them into one. The connection between the spirit world and the
physical world is the same. The vertical line is only one. The
horizontal line has a broader base, so it is able to multiply. The
spirit world is like the vertical line, for in spirit world there is no
God created first of all to find an object of true love. His second
purpose is to create Himself in the physical form. A father ultimately
has to have a certain form. Adam and Eve should have become the
physical form of God in life, then they would have remained that in
spirit world. The third purpose of creation was to create Gods own
people. In spirit world there is no multiplication. Therefore God
wanted His people multiplied on earth. When we reach the level of true
love, we don't need salvation. It is not necessary. We will be born in
heaven and live in heaven.
Religion is like a correction center or hospital, trying to bring
humanity to the right way. Father is now teaching all these points in
five cities around America.. He is telling Korean people that the body
should be subjugated by the will of the mind and that the mind should
be subjugated by God.
When we receive the most powerful energy from the vertical line it
is overwhelming. It gives us power to control the body. This is another
purpose of religion. This is what Father has been asking you to do.
Only the Unification Church and Divine Principle can teach this. You
must control your flesh body. The mind and body centered on true love
and combined into one is what restoration is all about. When you
accomplish this God and the universe will welcome you.
Father already said evolution was wrong. Another argument going on
these days is also wrong. People are asking the question, which came
first-concept or reality? This is another thing Father is teaching the
Korean audiences. For example, when the eye was created, did it know
that sunlight would exist? No, it was made by some Will to see the
sunlight. Who had that knowledge? The eye itself? No. This same
"somebody" knew an eyelash would be needed to keep dust out
of the eye and also that tears would be necessary to keep the eyes from
drying out. The creator had the concept of how all parts would fit
together in the whole. This shows that concept was first. Father's
conclusion is that God exists.
Today is the thirtieth Parents Day. If there was no crucifixion and
Jesus was elevated to the position of True
Parents restoration would have been accomplished by now. In 1960,
True Mother was installed. Looking at Mother, this thirtieth
anniversary is significant because it is the same number as the age of
Jesus when he began his mission. Jesus was supposed to accomplish his
mission in his thirties. He was messiah on the national level. Now True
Parents stand on the universal level. In 1960 True Parents were
installed. Today thirty years later, True Parents have absolutely
accomplished on the universal level. In thirty years time all
persecution and opposition from the free world and the communist world
has passed. Even Kim II Sung's persecution is passing away. Father has
a special plan for him. Father has consummated the True Parents
When Father ascends to heaven and only Mother remains, it doesn't
mean the work is finished. It will go on. Until True Mother came into
being women of the world were not in the position to be liberated. At
today's pledge service Father declared that now women can be liberated
based on the accomplishments of True Mother. Therefore women are now
more on the front line and are important in the mission. Women of the
world must be united to go out and cleanse all unclean women of all
Women have been used as Satan's instrument through all time. They
multiplied Satan's children through illicit love. This must be
stopped. How can it be cleaned up? That's the job and responsibility on
the shoulders of Unification Church women. All women must be restored.
Even if you have to bring them one by one to your home, women must
become heavenly and Godly. We are moving toward the ideal family of one
man and one woman, Adam and Eve. That is the ideal of creation.
Make your mind and body into one, then each Adam and Eve can connect
absolutely with God. Then man and woman can absolutely combine into
one. This is true love- absolute couples centered on God's love. They
cannot separate, but will remain absolutely connected forever.
What about American families? There are stepfathers and stepmothers,
is this good? American people lost everything. They have no concept of
the ideal. There are no parents, brothers or sisters, only individuals.
They like the flesh way-free sex and drugs. They accuse God, asking
"Can you save this world?"
The Unification Church has the power to change. Your ambition should
be on the highest point. You want to occupy everywhere. Why did God
give you such big ambition? So you can occupy true love.
Father can fill America with love. Father can change every place
that he visits. All Unification Church members around the world ask
Father to visit. They ask him why he wants to stay in America which is
such a bad place. From now on all countries will welcome Reverend
The True Parents only come once. You are meeting with True Parents
and receiving education directly from them. How precious your position
If you don't take action, you cannot make result. Do you like zero
result? [No.] Then you have to work hard.
Today Father declared the liberation of women. Even if only Father
or Mother is here alone, the dispensation will go on. Now the outside
world is talking about Fathers seventieth birthday and wondering about
his successor. There is no need to talk about it, Reverend Moon's wife
is only forty seven years old. After True Parents there is the True
Family. So what is the worry? Father would like to make special
emphasis in True Family that they become examples of True Parents.
Eventually Father will install a True Family council where all matters
of church policy can be discussed and member changes made. No problem.
On this day at pledge Father declared that Father is the first
founder of the Unification Church and Mother is the second founder.
This title was officially installed today. So far all women have been
following behind men, now you can walk side by side. From now if Mother
goes to visit mission countries, no one can question why only Mother
may visit or ask where Father is. Because Mother is a representative of
Father, and also a founder of the church.
In Fathers dispensational period the elder sons birthright has been
completed. Cain and Abel have been restored. Father is in the Adam
position and the American president and people are in Cain's position.
They must listen to Father now and follow his direction.
Satan is pushing all humanity into hell. God has been creating
another orchard of wild olive trees which can be controlled by God.
That is Christianity. When the Lord of the Second Advent comes, Satan's
world is getting weaker. Father will cut the trees and a grafting
process will take place. When True Parents came, right and left wing
both declined. God and True Parents did this. America alone cannot
solve the corruption of youth. The Soviets are the same. They have no
foundation for a world utopia. Only the Unification Church has this.
Only True Parents and God can do this. The Unification Church is
creating a world of Utopia with God at the center.
This Parents Day is the declaration of the liberation of women, the
elevation of Mother as the second founder and also, Father announced
all blessed families of the world have inherited True Parents power. As
much as spirit world protects True Parents the same will come to
Be bold and strong, go out to the front line. March forward in a
straight line. Proclaim to the world, Y am a proud member of the
Unification Church." This world belongs to True Parents and you
are True Parents children. Make your mind up to this kind of concept.
Those who do raise both hands.
Father has accomplished the restoration of three rights. The first
is the restoration of Cains birthright. True Parents have restored
brotherhood. The USSR has been in Cains position on Satan's side. Now
Father has been invited to visit. Father will declare to them the same
message he gave us today. There are 270 million Soviet people. Fathers
words will be televised on Soviet National Television. There is only
one station there so they will have to watch! American media is still
far behind. China, Russia and the eastern world welcome me now. This
is not joking, but reality.
Members of the Soviet media visited Father in America and Korea. One
of them advised Father that though he has many followers in the free
world, if he were to print Divine Principle in simple Russian language,
it could reach the entire population of the USSR. In a few months our
church would have more members there than in the rest of the world
And what about China? The highest leadership there sees Father as a
hero. Not a Korean hero, but a hero of China. The restoration course
is done, not by God but by man. Man fell and so man must restore
himself and recreate himself.
The second thing Father has restored is True Parentship. Adam and
Eve should have been True Parents, but fell. Jesus should have been
True Parents but couldn't because he was crucified. True Parents
finally accomplished this. As God sent out True Parents, True Parents
should send you out in the name of Tribal Messiah. For that reason
everyone goes to their hometown. Because of True Parents traditional
religious work is not needed. The entire world is now entering into the
chosen realm. The tribal messiahs purpose is to save your parents. On
a vertical line, there are three levels, Adam and Eve, Jesus and the
LSA role which is on top. Horizontally, all restoration is united under
one parent. There are three levels of horizontal parenthood, old
testament, new testament and completed testament. Now they are united
Your hometown, where you were born can become the kingdom of heaven.
When your hometown is restored you will become the true ancestor. True
Parents are the vertical and you the horizontal. All should be
connected and combined. The original hometown is Father's hometown, but
we should all become leaders in our individual tribes hometown.
True Parents family is vertical, you and your family are the
horizontal line. Love True Parents first (the vertical), then your own
family and tribe.
The third thing Father has restored is Kingship. This was declared
February 27th, 1990. True Adam and Eve were consummated as king of the
family, tribe nation and world. It means the entire world will follow
Father's direction. His declaration is on the world wide level.
Father has to ask us to go the suffering way to separate from Satan.
We complain saying this is not the American way of freedom and
enjoyment. No, you have to know what suffering is. Go all the way down.
Be persecuted. You must go the deep way to be separated from Satan.
Satan cannot follow you on the most difficult way. So it is good. No
matter how difficult it gets, Father goes the straight way.
What kind of situation are American blessed couples in? Many have
four children now. We don't have a nation so who can protect your
family? You have to make your nation. Start with your tribe.
Today we are talking about Parents Day and I. Our gift from True
Parents is true love and parenthood, so you can become like True
God is obedient to true love. True love is absolute investment and
total giving. Blessed families raise your hands. Would you trade one
billion dollars for your husband or wife? What about your children?
Would you trade them for the world?
The spirit world has infinite room. There is no need for birth
control because they want a bigger population. Even if you starve to
death here because of your sacrificial life, or the fact you have such
a large family, you will go to the kingdom of heaven, so it's not a bad
deal. Has anyone in our movement starved to death? No. We're trained to
survive any kind of situation.
When true love is given as a gift, you have everything. You can even
control God. There is nothing more to want. The entire universe can be
controlled with true love.
Persecution is the way to inherit Satan's ownership and take it to
Today is a very special Parents Day. Father explained his
declaration of the thirtieth Parents Day. Follow True Father. True
love can control the entire world and Satan's world will be wiped away.
Be a chosen, God centered people. Those who can do this raise your
[After Dr. Pak prayed, Father began speaking again]
From now we need to create nationalistic tribe messiahs. For example
if you are Colombian, you should have a Columbian tribe. If you are
Japanese, you should have a Japanese tribe. Father will use the United
States as the world restoration foundation. So far the United States
has been exploiting the rest of the world, but now it will help by
being used in this way.
From the viewpoint of Christianity America is in the Abel position
and Europe is Cain. People who were persecuted left Europe and the
domination of the Catholic church. Those who came here established
Protestantism, in protest against the churches of Europe.
Tribal messiahship was established, now national messiahship must
come. Father has the Summit Council which many former leaders are
connected to. Father can now link us to those countries on a national
level. No matter if you are a man or a woman, you can become a leader
of your ethnic church. Satan pulled woman out of the Garden of Eden so
restored women have to be able to entice Satans world into Canaan. You
can control the twelve past presidents and prime ministers and become
like a queen.
You are the sons and daughters of God, there is no way for you to
become a servant of Satan. He is your servant. No power can invade
you. Your husband is God's son, and your wife is God's daughter. How
could you want to keep company with a servant?
Racial minorities has suffered in the United States, but now they
can come together and be a majority. Who said that America belongs to
whites and that there can never be a black or Spanish or yellow
president? Anything is possible. All minorities follow Father, but he
has no political ambition. Father only wants to give them truth.