REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
THE AGE OF PERFECTION
June, 17 1990, 6:00 A.M.,
Belvedere, New York
Translated by Col. Han
A healthy person needs perfect digestion to lead a healthy life. Of
course we need to eat well, but more than that we need to digest well.
We have to digest perfectly all things that we take into ourselves.
Look at our eyes, there are something's the eyes want to see and some
things that they don't. So some things are easily digested and some are
not. But nevertheless all things have to be digested by the eye. This
also applies to things we hear and touch and so on.
Now we can extend this more. A husband has to digest a wife and do
all the things a man should. Likewise, children should digest parents
and parents digest their children. Also, centering on a family, we must
digest other families and a clan or group digest a country, and the
country digest the clan. The country should digest the world, and the
world digest a country. Likewise the spirit world and physical worlds
should digest one another as well. God and mankind have exactly the
same relationship as does heaven in heaven and heaven on earth-they
should digest one another as well.
That within a limit should digest that beyond the boundary to
maintain perfect peace. The head should digest the whole body and the
body digest the head. Westerners have been building a very substantial
foundation and the Orientals have studied and digested it very well
whereas often the Westerners don't study or know their own foundation
very well. Therefore the age of perfection does not come. Who will win?
Those who digest well will win. The West says, "I cannot eat
anything but hamburgers and cheese" but Orientals are not limited
to these. Food is plentiful here, except perhaps in prison. That is one
place where you find your body can digest anything. This is an analogy
with the Biblical saying "blessed are the poor for they shall not
want" The poor people can eat anything whereas the rich look for
certain foods they can eat. Where is the more perfect way of life? Much
depends upon how well you can digest things as you live. Because of
these reasons the Unification Church in New York should sit without
chairs and in Korea where they sit on the floor, they need chairs.
Light should digest the dark night before becoming light again and vice
Americans might say they can live only in America. But if a new
world comes, he has no chance of living anywhere else. But in America,
what is the most difficult thing to digest? Myself and the Unification
Church. The most difficult one to digest of all is Father. What about
Reverend Moon, can he digest all problems that arise from people of
five colors? If he cannot digest all their problems then he cannot
claim to be True Parents. True children should digest everything True
Parents digest. If children don't eat or digest the same things as
their parents, they will never be the same. If we say, "I like the
words Father gives us but I don't want the indemnity that goes with
it" then we have a problem. Americans don't like disagreeable
things, especially the women. Also American women like to stand in
front of everyone. But if you are in front, how can you digest those
people behind you? Whereas if you follow behind and digest everyone
then you have the foundation to stand in front. So as long as you fail
to digest all things you remain sick and perfection cannot be
We want to live a spotless life don't we? But look at a tree. The
leaves are clean but the roots are in the dirt where the nutrition is.
Something dirty is exactly what the roots need and digest. Fertilizer,
for example ammonia and manure, smell very bad but the roots welcome
such nutrition. The trees grow much better when fertilized. In human
society too there is the upper section, the middle class and the lower
class. To exchange the lower class and higher class people abruptly
would be like turning a tree upside down. Both positions would die.
Some people are saying that the lower classes should be above the
higher classes. This is what communism has been shouting this for the
last seventy years. They have been annihilating the rich people, the
bourgeois. But all they have succeeded in doing is shattering their
society. Who will digest these problems? That is the key question. The
free world has been fighting communism but now without communism which
way do we go? Right away, Reverend Moon grabbed hold of communism to
digest it. The Soviets also don't know where to go. The one who chooses
one thing and stays with it all the time cannot digest everything. But
the one who can digest everything can go on and on.
Let us said, "Love your enemy". This is the equivalent of
"let us digest our enemy and our enemy's world". So what did
Father do? Father brought Japanese and Koreans as well as Germans-all
those people the Americans don't care for-to America to work for
America Father did this because America was going down and they were
brought here to give America the opportunity to digest them. This is
actually a wonderful thing. When Reverend Moon faced the situation of
being imprisoned, then he "digested America". He did it by
giving America the things it needs to stay prosperous and healthy. In
short, without Bush America could not have digested Russia. Even so the
Americans didn't digest communism themselves. Rather it is True
Parents. Without Reverend Moon and the many projects he has initiated
in the last twelve years this country would not be the same as it is
America is a big country but did it digest Reverend Moon or the
other way around? Did America digest Moonies or vice versa? Moonies
were part of drugs, free sex etc. and were digested by Reverend Moon.
Now they are digesting the rest of America.
You might say, "You like to digest all things, but I was
brought up in America and I don't like to digest everything?" If
you say this then we will perish and so will America. Those who refuse
to go to the special training hospital in the Unification Church will
perish. How many healthy, perfect men can say they are ready to digest
more than Reverend Moon?
Many of the Japanese and Americans who didn't want to go along with
Reverend Moon are now coming to see Reverend Moon is right. The Germans
said the same. They complained about Reverend Moon taking all the
machinery out of their country. But now they see that he instead has
been working on perfecting it. How about Korea? They are a more
stubborn country. Even they are beginning to say he is a saint.
Reverend Moon is the one who decided to digest prisons the best. In
six months he digested all parts to the point that those who were
leaving prison before Father would come before him to report that they
were about to leave. If Father had not digested prison in Korea then he
would not have been able to digest the Japanese prison and there would
never have been a Unification movement. Korean prisons were probably
the worst, especially the communist prisons set up by Kim Il Sung.
Father has been to the worst places.
As a man, all things tried to tempt him. In some situations, not
eating food is the best way to digest things. Reverend Moon looks at
the worst situation and sees this as an opportunity to establish a
standard and foundation. We all have to be able to digest the worst
placehell on earth.
Father knows the prison world, the prostitution world Mafia,
Hollywood etc. Maybe Father will dress up a few sisters and make them
more beautiful than the night queens. He will put them in the highest
heels-not inches high, feet high! Perhaps one of them will be the one
to digest all the prostitutes. Father will introduce her as such. Even
if she is well manicured and has lipstick everywhere, God will praise
Father also sent a lot of underground missionaries. They had to
digest many incredible things behind the iron curtain. Is the man who
instigates all these things, a good or a fearful man? (Good!) Both! To
God's side he is good. To Satan's side he is a fearful guy.
Now since you are so smart you know Father's point here. China years
ago, used to have a very peculiar custom. Even less than one hundred
years ago the Chinese would bind the feet of the women so they would
never grow. If someone did this to American women they wouldn't know
how to deal with it, they wouldn't know how to digest it. But perhaps
if their feet ached so much they would come to know the real value of
love. Father thought that perhaps the greatest woman of love would come
from such a group of Chinese women.
The age of perfection comes through us digesting all things well. As
far as Father is concerned if God called Reverend Moon and said,
"You have digested all things to do with people please go to the
mountain and digest the animal world", what would you think Father
would say? "OK"
How does Father reflect on you? How do you see Father? Good and
stylish? Unstylish? (Stylish). If so, Father is bound to be respected
by all women in the world. Will women listen to Father or their
husbands if Father says "Stay away from your husband"? Father
has the original root of true love. The husband does not have this.
All your fathers said, "If Reverend Moon is True Father then
who am I?" According to the Bible it teaches us that the Lord to
come is a bridegroom. Then it is natural that all women follow the
messiah and establish a relationship with him as True Father, true
elder brother and true husband. Men don't have heavenly live seed.
Rather they have Satan's seed. But we need heavenly seed to bear
heavenly children. Therefore the messiah comes in the position of
bridegroom to all women.
So Father is to you as your real father, elder brother and husband.
He stands in these positions. So when the messiah gives directions, the
women especially should obey. We have to establish the tradition of
connecting the woman's world to the messiah. This is tradition that is
opposite to the conventional way.
Father always challenged the longest sermon. One he gave was over
sixteen and a half hours long. Next Father will challenge the
shortest-perhaps three seconds. He will have someone else write up the
title before he comes up, then all he will say is, "Now you
understand. If you don't, study!"
There is false and true love and we need to digest both. There are
false and true men and we need to digest all. What is true love? What
is bad love? Selfcentered love where "I" am number one
for ever, like a dictator centered upon self.
Who stays in the top part of spirit world? Those who live for the
sake of others. Everyone will welcome such a person. Only the rule
"live for the sake of others" deter
mines position in the spirit world. We do not have position there
because of our husband or wife. Those in the top realms of spirit world
lived for others, their families and beyond-for the nation and the
world. Filial sons and daughters-they forget what they do for others.
Such people digest their world fully. The criteria is simple. Such
people can go anywhere.
Noone can avoid death. So it's simple for us to understand. If
God is the Original Being, would God wait thousands of tedious years
for salvation of His children if He was selfish? How long could we
wait? Would we last one week, one month, one year? This is an important
question-how long are we going to persevere in God's position? Ask
yourself when you get up in the morning and look in the mirror,
"What did you do? What are you going to do?" Each of us knows
The moment we die we go to some place in the spirit world. How we
live is up to each one of us. We cannot say that we were not taught
clearly by Father that where we go in the spiritual world depends on
how we live. In digesting we should not do so centered upon our selves
so that we an go to a better place. Rather we should be motivated for
others' sakes, especially for God and spirit world.
If we work for the sake of others we have no worries about
ourselves. If we live this way for ten or twenty years then everyone
including God will become your friend. This is the way the world is
made and if we work in accordance with this law, if we work in harmony
with this then we will be truly free. The one who digests perfectly
reaches perfection and is healthy. When Americans didn't know Father's
motive they tried to get rid of him. But as they learned the real
nature of Father they turned around and now they want to give all
America to Moonies.
Our origin has changed. We are not just a little better. We are
different. What is the pride of the Unification Church? True Parents
and True God. If true love did not exist then True Parents, true
children and true race would not exist. Even God obeys true love.
Presidents and queens should also respect true love. The origin is God
who has absolute recognition of true love. Even God is willing to give
up his own life for the sake of true love. Why does God himself exist?
Because of true love. Therefore love is ahead of life. It is the origin
of existence. If love was not there then God's existence would have no
meaning. To prove this God created all things in pairs-to love. This is
the first time in history this has been pronounced. This is not just
concept but reality and truth.
We inherit a lot from God. There is a nobility of parents in wanting
their children to be greater than themselves or their spouse to be
better than themselves. Where does this thinking come from? It comes
from God Himself.
God wants His partner, the object of His love, to be greater. Man is
also made up of subject and object aspects so as to appreciate these
two aspects of all existence and how they harmonize in love.
At the top of the human being is the head. In the center are the
reproductive organs. All thinking is focused here in the center, on
love. The center of all thinking is focused on this central point. Is
this true and good? The most precious thing is not to forget thoughts
of love towards your spouse. No matter how busy she is a woman still
thinks of her husband. And even though a man may be working like an ox
he will be thinking of going home to his wife.
Who is the real master of your sexual organs? (Spouse!) Father is
amused because you are right. When did you learn this? There can only
be one master. Or do we need two masters? Perhaps two loves? But there
can only be one perfect master-not ourselves but our spouse.
Our origin is not in our brain. The brain does not have true love,
true life or true lineage. These three exist in only one
placethe sexual organ. Clear! The original place of love is
this. This is the origin of life and blood lineage. This is the
fountain of life, the most precious place in the whole body and in
Imagine. Humankind has never experienced their value given them by
God. We have never really understood our own intrinsic value. If we can
be aware of this value given by God then the more we work and the older
we become, the stronger we become. The more you invest in love the more
power you get to invest more. This is the ideal world of love. The
inner contents of such people becomes more and more beautiful.
True love has a continual attitude of giving and forgetting to count
what is given. True love gives and gives. But how do we catch true
love? God's true love, True Parent's true love and children's true love
is common to one point-True Parents. As soon as we occupy True Parents
then we find everything.
Women absolutely must follow men. M for men is like two peaks and W
for women is like two valleys. The peaks must not go down to the
valleys and vice versa. But no matter how you American think about
this, you must follow this truth. Who doesn't like this? (Noone
said a word in front of Father.) Then you agree! Please follow.
In True Parents there is true peace, true perfection, and true
passage. By digesting True Parents then we also digest true peace, true
perfection and true passage. Become one with True Parents. This means
we are then directly connected with the true lineage of God.
How much did people invest in digesting all things? If you invested
twenty years in digesting this country then much would be different.
Today must be the new chapter of digesting many things. We can conquer
everything once we are armed with this formidable weapon of digestion.
This is not conquering by coercion or force. When we digest things
there is natural subjugation. How does Reverend Moon conquer us?
The new championship of digestion is to be achieved. The deepest
hells-places of violence, corruption, prostitution, Hells Angels and
many more have to be digested. God doesn't have a body. He needs a body
to accomplish these things. Will this be done by Americans or
You say you don't like fundraising and yet Father sends you out. YOU
don't want to go to digest the Hells Angels, Mafia and so on and yet
Father might ask you to do just that You might even lose your life. But
remember those who lose their lives will gain their life.
There are more things to do in the spirit world, especially if we
leave them undone here.
What purpose are you working for now? To digest all things. Visit
the ones who make the biggest noise against us. How much result did
you make? How much result will you make?
Today is the beginning of a new chapter of digesting everything.
Father is telling us it is the first day. Shall we do it? God bless