REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
PERFECT SETTLEMENT OF
THE WILL AND
July 15th, 1990
Belvedere, New York
Translated by Col. Sang Kil Han
The topic of Father's sermon this morning is "Perfect
Settlement of the Will and Sovereign Thought"-or self-reliant
thought, that which does not depend on others. "I am the center;
the sovereign." Another translation could be "mainstream
thought." This is a very important concept.
The will of God is allencompassing. If you ask the average
person, "What is the will of God?" they would have difficulty
in answering. If we ask the same question of a noted theologian, he
would probably say, "It is very simple but very difficult to
say." With that kind of answer, we cannot hope for the will of God
to be perfectly settled on the earth or in the spirit world. In
Unification Church, however, everyone knows the answer. We would
immediately say that the will of God is the fulfillment of His Purpose
of Creation. That is the correct answer.
What is the perfection or fulfillment of the ideal of creation? It
is the perfection of the four position foundation. God created
everything for this, especially humankind. The four position foundation
is God, Adam and Eve, and their good offspring. By establishing that,
God will connect vertical love with horizontal love among humankind.
That is the eternal world, well connected with God's love. God has a
position and foundation in that world and will live with them in love
for the rest of eternity.
Can we say we have perfected the will of God? Have we fulfilled that
purpose? "Not yet." Why not?
Of course, we have not fulfilled that purpose because of the fall of
man. The fall of man separated us from all this. As we must know about
the will of God, perfection, and what we should be, likewise we need to
know exactly what the fallen state is. Without knowing that, we may say
we are doing the will of God, but actually we may have nothing to do
with God, His creation, or His salvation. Nor would we have any
connection with God's history of dispensation or understand how we fit
There are and have been people who want to live within a moral
framework. They want to do good things. They want to be directed by
ethics and religion. We cannot explain or understand that unless we
clearly understand the fall. Because mankind fell, we are trying to
better ourselves and get back to the original, unfallen position. This
is why people discipline themselves and do many altruistic things and
have done so throughout history. So much sacrifice and so many trials
have gone into this striving for betterment
For whom was it done? For "me, myself"-for that
individual. "For me and my family." The family is the basic
unit of existence. We have to perfect that unit. Unless we do, we do
not have a proper place to live under God's will.
From this perspective, we can each ask ourselves individually,
"Are my mind and body united into one?" If not, what brought
about that position in us? We know immediately that it was because of
Satan. It was because of the fall, because of false love.
The mind and body should be in love with each other and perform
perfect give and take, but false love came between the mind and body.
They have been conditioned by false love. We didn't know this until we
learned that there is such a thing as true love. Because of the fall,
there was a wall which separated our minds and bodies.
How are we to overcome that? To become perfect and to settle down
perfectly is our task. We have never thought so seriously or deeply
about this, have we?
The East and the West have to become one, united. The whole society
has to be united. Whole families have to be united. Man and woman have
to unite within a family. It comes down to the mind and the body being
united within an individual. The unity of mind and body is so
essential. Without this, we cannot spread out anywhere. After that, we
can connect with true love. Unless and until our mind and body come
into unity, the foundation for unification is not formed. The origin of
Unification is not unifying Russia and America or East and West. The
origin of unity is within the mind and body of an individual.
Individuals have that kind of value. It is not just conceptual, it
is a reality. God created each individual to be so precious and
important. This is why Jesus said that the integrity of one's self is
too precious to exchange for all of the world.
Here is a person! (Father draws a funny looking figure on the
blackboard.] He has a gigantic head and a small body, so he doesn't
have much foundation to stand on. Magnify that to the world's
situation. If we do not stand as we should, then our root becomes very,
very frail, almost as nothing, like this small leg.
Do we love ourselves? In which direction do we love ourselves? Do we
love ourselves centering on the mind or on the body? We should center
on the mind. Do you actually love your mind? Is your mind yourself or
is your body yourself? They are divided and fighting against each
other. This has been the case all throughout history. How can that
struggle be resolved? This is humanity's problem, society's problem,
the world's problem. It is "my" problem. Do you understand?
This is why Father has given us the motto that before we can go
beyond the world, we should go beyond ourselves. Do you follow?
Can you say, "Yes, Father, I am in complete command of myself.
I can control myself'? If you say, 'Not yet, no, Father," then
when will we be able to say it? When are we going to do that? Many
saints appeared here on earth and even they could not achieve this. The
world is not very serious about this question, but it is crucial to
We have been lamenting, protecting the self, which is not even good.
We have even complained, "How did I become like this?" We can
see that hell is not far away. It is not a foreign place. It starts
right here in myself. By the same token, heaven starts right here in
myself. Should we love ourselves or should we hate ourselves? We have
to hate our selfish selves very thoroughly before we can love our true
selves well. Do you understand? Have we ever lost ourselves? Have we
ever blamed ourselves?
How we become one is a very important question. How do we do it?
What separated us in the first place? [The fall.] The fall of love,
false love. The opposite of false love is true love.
What is God like? He, of course, had nothing to do with the fall.
God, like us, has a mind and a body, doesn't He? Are God's mind and
body in conflict also? [No.] Why not? We can understand that He is not
in conflict. He is completely centered on true love. Therefore, His
mind and His body are completely one. That is how we are different from
Him and how we must become like Him.
If our mind wants to go this way, the body should also want to go
that way, not as it is with us. With us, our bodies want to go their
own way. We can draw an analogy here. The mind and body should be in
the relationship of plus and minus in perfect unity. It is a dual
construction. But we see that both the mind and the body are taking the
subject position. The mind wants to go this way, in this direction, and
the body wants to go this way in the other direction. This is God's
side and the other is Satan's side. They don't want to follow each
other or become minus to God. It is 180 degrees different than it
Here is a beautiful woman. Everyone thinks that she is entitled to
the most handsome man, but she realized how bad she is because of the
origin of evil, the fall, so in order to indemnify that, to offset
that, she chooses to marry the ugliest man. Why does she choose that?
Because she is wise. She
knows that Satan always becomes more and more arrogant the better
things he has. He wants something even better. She knows that the only
way to really control herself within is to become humble and say,
"I only deserve the ugliest man on the face of the earth."
Here is the Abel person. As opposed to someone who says, "Oh, I
was born into such a high class and I will study and rise in society
and become greater and greater," the Abel person says, "First
I need to become more and more humble. I will be very content to be
manure, to be fertilizer for many other people to come." He, too,
is wise because he knows that this is the only way to separate from
Satan, to protect himself from becoming more and more arrogant even
without being aware of becoming so. If he is willing to go to the
lowest place, like prison, and from there want to go lower still and
serve, then he is truly wise.
Say there is a spiritual Mafia which hunts a person even to the
dungeons of hell. They will separate from him there. They will give up
on him there. To die means to exchange one's life. When a person is
willing to die and actually means it, then Satan retreats. We are
perpetually in between God on one side and Satan on the other.
"I" am right in between God and Satan. Normally, women think
about how to make themselves more attractive; they want to be clean and
glowing and wellgroomed. That is normal. There is nothing wrong
with that, but if a woman knows Satan is hunting her, she has to be
wiser. She has to be completely detached from the satanic world of men.
It would be normal to try to attract the attention of man, but because
of the fall, she cannot even think about all that. She not only gives
up men, but also her society, and her surroundings. She has to deny
herself even to that extent. It is very, very difficult. She has to be
determined to completely do away with her satanic connections. She has
to try very hard before she can achieve this, but when she does, then
for the first time, God will come and embrace her.
Here is an analogy. It is like one who got married and who then
realizes over a period of time that she married an evil man. She
divorces him to the extent that she does not even think about him, not
one iota. She tears up even the smallest memory and discards it and has
nothing to do with that former connection. If we don't do that, Satan
will find the smallest previous connection with us and say, "This
is proof that you are connected to me."
You can imagine how difficult it is. How completely we have to free
ourselves from everything that "I" used to be connected with.
That is important. Therefore, we can only imagine how difficult the
perfect settlement of the will of God upon "me" is.
Do you say, "Oh, Reverend Moon has really thought of the
perfect way to threaten an individual"? Do you think this is
Reverend Moon's explanation or do you think this is a fact? [A fact.]
When we recognize and realize the fall of man, we find that all of this
We can see that there is no such problem in nature. The natural
world is all right The spirit world is all right. God is all right.
Only humankind is in an impossible entanglement. The history of
humankind has been fighting from the small level to the large. All
throughout history, there was struggling and fighting. White killed
black, blacks retaliated. Human history has been the repetition of
hatred and killing. Do we ever hear of things like this happening in
the animal kingdom ? [No.] Do they use spears and swords and guns on
each other? No. How about in the spiritual world? Do you think we
would witness those kinds of things in the spiritual world? [No.] We've
exerted a bad influence over the spirit world, but it all originated in
man. There is much evil here.
Who destroys the spirit world, nature, and the environment-who is
the center of evil? Satan does that. Satan tries to destroy everything
because he cannot have it.
At some point in history, this influence of Satan has to be
completely eliminated. Can we do it? Yes! we can if we know how. How
serious this situation is, all over the world. It all originates from
the separation of mind and body. When two men get together to talk,
they are divided into four parts. How can a family live together? They
are separated into twenty parts! How can we unite? This is a very
serious problem, for us, for ''me''.
Even though we may look like God, we are not like God. Our eyes may
look the same, but our eyes are not like His. When God looks with His
eyes, He focuses on a certain object. We have the eyes that He gave us
at birth, but our eyes wander around and around with no focus, here and
there and everywhere. We see that the enemy of the universe can be
found right in "myself', ourselves. To eliminate this, to free
ourselves from it, to subjugate and overcome it, we need to invest. We
need to put in love, like an injection.
We've heard of addiction to the injection of drugs. We have to be
addicted to the everyday injection of love into our body. That is our
most important individual duty in this world. Do you understand? That
is our most important responsibility.
Which is more important-to go to school and study and advance
oneself in knowledge and to rise in the world or to inject oneself with
true love? Drugs are a bad habit; we have to acquire the good new habit
of true love.
We want to lower ourselves even to the deepest level so that we can
elude Satan. This body will say, "Oh my master really treats me in
a cruel way! He makes me work twenty four hours a day and demands even
more. He is impossible.! I give up to my master! He's driving me
crazy!" When the body says that, then it has a chance to be freed
from evil. That mind is a good master!
Would you like to be driven like that by your mind? Here in the
Unification Church, everyone thinks Reverend Moon gives them very
difficult tasks all the time. If we really understand what is the real
matter of Principle, the real suffering we should go through-no one
would remain in the Unification Church!
The standard high mark for tests is 100%. Where are we? Are we in
the seventieth percentile? Are we passing or are we in the sixtieth or
fiftieth or even lower percentile? Each individual knows what grade he
is getting. You know yourself. One thing is for certain: we are not
Father can see that when there is a difficult, trying time, everyone
just looks around for someone else to do the job. Father has never
found anyone who said, "Father, I will go first",'' in a
volunteer spirit. That would be a 100% mark. There is no such person.
Do we have that kind of mind? When there is a difficult situation, do
we want to go ahead of everybody and do it? If someone else makes me do
it, then it actually does not matter so much.
This is one task we must solve within our lifetime or else beyond
our lifetime. Even if it takes eternity, we have to solve it as
individuals. It is like this. Everyone goes to spirit world-ready or
not. Only those who have perfect unity between mind and body will go to
heaven. That means we are not prepared to go to heaven and will have to
wait and wait until that problem is resolved. Now someone might want to
say, "Father, is there some way I can avoid going to spirit
If there were no spirit world, all this would not matter so much.
But because there is a spirit world, it is a very serious manner.
Imagine that a man was living very happily with all his relatives,
his parents and so forth, but he suddenly lost them all. They all went
to spirit world at the same time. He alone is left behind. How sad he
would be and how deeply he would cry. If some enemy came and killed
them all, how hard would he cry? How hard would he shout out blaming
the enemy? In such a miserable and sad situation, tears would not only
flow from our eyes but also from our noses, from every opening, even
welling out through the skin. Will that kind of suffering solve the
problem? For eternal liberation, the eternal solution to this problem,
even that kind of suffering would not clearly solve everything. There
would still be some loose ends.
Imagine you have a cloth or handkerchief. It gets soiled and you
wash it. Then you wash it again and again. Even after all that, if it
has touched dirty things, some dirt still lingers in your mind. Even
though it looks perfectly clean and other people say, "Now it is
clean," your only thought is to go and try to wash it again. Have
we ever treated ourselves like that- as if we were an eternal being?
Love has been stained. Knowing that, we should want to wash and wash
and wash again. How many times? Do you wash it and then go and dirty it
again and then come back to wash it again? Certainly not.
Our mind is like that. We see something dirty and we want to clean
it. Our mind wants that kind of perfection. We want to make something
spotlessly clean-our mind and our body-and we want to dedicate this to
God. We have that kind of mind, don't we? If we have something very
precious then we want to give it to God.
God is perfect, He is an absolute being. He can't accept something
that is partially dirty. God cannot be happy with that. Because His
standard is absolute, He cannot bear to accept it. God wants fallen
man to become even cleaner than He is. God's mind is like that We
fallen beings want our sons and daughters, our offspring, to be better
than ourselves, don't we? God is much greater than we are. How can we
say that God is not the same? He is the same.
We now know how perfect we should be, how high a standard we should
have. Where does the perfect settlement of the will take place? Where
does the will settle down? The will has to settle down on
"me", perfectly. That is the meaning.
The mind and body are separated; we have to reunite them and keep
them together. With what? With true love. What is true love? True love
is selfless love; parental love.
Even a fallen person wants to marry a spouse who is better than he
is. Even fallen parents want their children to be more perfect than
they are. Likewise, God wants His partner of love, humankind, to be
even better than He is. That heart is in God just as it is in us.
We can also explain it by reason, by logic. We are the resultant
beings; God is the cause. The fact that we feel that way means that
somebody created us that way. We take after somebody. God was the
God, who upholds the 100 per cent standard, wants His object of
love to be even better than 100 per cent Perhaps 1,000 per cent Even
10,000 per cent hundred times better than what is already good. That
is God's feeling.
What is God's world like-the world from which true love starts? It
is like this: God gives 100%; 1,000 % an impossible degree. If He ever
stops and thinks, "Oh, I have given so much to mankind," He
would have to stop, so He doesn't think. He gives and gives, more and
more, and still wants to give more, never thinking about how much He
has given in the past. That is the kind of world God comes from. God
continues investing, forgetting what He has done.
[Father draws on the board]. When there is a high pressure and a low
pressure zone, then this will go around because of the force that moves
from one place to another. Then continual power appears there. Do you
Here we can begin to understand eternal life. How is eternal life
possible? Everything has an end. Everything has to stop. This is a hard
question, but if someone asks you how eternal life continues, you can
answer that true love means investing forever, giving for ever and
ever. Thus we can say there is eternal life.
When you see good parents who love their children, do they say,
"Oh, I've done this in the past for my children. [ That's
enough.]"Do they ever do that? No. They continually love them.
This is the parental heart Say the parents go to a department store to
get a special gift for their child. There is something that is very
expensive, something less expensive, and something that is least
expensive. For whatever reason, the parents buy the less expensive one
(perhaps they can only afford that) but after that, every time the
parents go to the department store and see the best one on display,
they always feel regret. "Oh, I wish I'd bought him the best
one!" They resolve that next time, they will buy him the best.
parents come back from the department store, they work even harder
to invest more to give to their children. This is a small example, a
glimpse of the nature of true love. That must come from God. It
certainly didn't come from any person.
We say the one who is willing to die will live. Where is the
settlement place, the perfect settlement of God's will? That is the
place where God invests and forgets how much He has invested and
invests even more.
Do the Unification Church members want to lead a true love life or
are they already leading a true love life? If we love our church, then
we do everything. We invest 100% of our abilities and then forget and
want to do it again. Have we ever even give the first 100% to the
church? Have we given 100% to the world, to heaven, to God and to the
True Parents? That's the problem.
Maybe in the initial stages of our involvement with the church, the
infantile stage, we thought like this: "Oh, I've met Father;
Reverend Moon. I am in good hands. Everything will work out and I will
get a diploma because he loves me." Is that intelligent thinking?
Why not? The universe will accuse Reverend Moon on that: "Why are
your church members thinking like that?" There is a formula, a
Principle. The Principle is that we have to be the settlement place of
God's will. Have we become like that? That's the important question.
This is all agreed upon. The spirit world says, "Yes, yes, this
is true. Each one has to do it on his own, make himself a perfect
settlement of God's will." God will say, "Yes, your Parent
speaks truly when he says that." Even we agree, "Yes, I agree
with that Father. We should do that" The True Children will agree.
Everyone agrees with this point Is it true or is it false that we have
to make ourselves into a perfect place of settlement? [True.]
Have you ever placed yourself in God's position, looking at Satan?
How hateful Satan is to God. If He were to express His hatred toward
Satan, He would want to tear him cell from cell. God hates everything
Satan is. That is the kind of pain God has in his heart. But God has to
suppress that anger. He has to stop Himself from exposing His feeling.
He even has to love that enemy being because it was originally His
Look at history. God let Jesus die. He let the most loving person,
Jesus, His son, die in order to save Satan. Satan will come around and
have to admit, "God, You loved me more than You loved Your loving
son, Jesus." Everybody and everything knows that God let Jesus die
on the cross in order to save the lowliest person. Then evil has been
subjugated by God and has to say, "Yes, God, you are right You
saved me because You loved me more than You loved Your son." That
is the Principle. There, the purpose of creation is accomplished,
centering on true love. That is how we must do away with Satan.
That is when God's will has settled down. Then His purpose of
recreation and salvation will have been accomplished. That trophy,
that proof of true love has to be there before Satan bows down and is
subjugated. Otherwise, Satan will continue demanding, "Where is
love for me?"
The True Parents, the savior, and God have to treat everyone and
everything with the original heart, as though they were the original
creation, even though they are fallen and unprincipled and do not
deserve it. They have to love and love and continue loving no matter
how difficult the situation is, from the individual level to the family
level to the national level. No matter how impossibly humankind repeats
the same mistakes again and again and rebels against Him, they must
love like that. Even when a person not only does not appreciate you,
but is beating up on you, you have to continue loving him! You have to
persevere through that and even do more. "If I love more, maybe
you will change your mind. I will love more." That is how God
The Messiah will continue doing that to the very end, through all
the eight grades of the individual, the family, the clan, the society,
the nation, the world and the cosmic world. While he does that,
everyone will oppose him and try to stop him and mock him. Still, he
has to exert original love as if the unloving ones were the originally
This is the individual level [Father indicates on the board]. The
family level will be a little bigger; the clan level, bigger; and so
forth. The Messiah has to pull the whole universe here, like a
locomotive of love, the Messiah has to love and give on all these
levels even in the face of opposition. It is like a locomotive carrying
a load so heavy that the wheel slips, but he keeps on moving, even if
it is only inch by inch.
The satanic world says, "Oh, forget it; you can't make it, you
can't do it," and they mock and mock and try to stop him, but
nothing will daunt the heart of the Parent. When he is loving the
individual level, that level rebels against him. The family level
rebellion is a bit stronger than that. Then he goes on to the clan and
to the nation. As he goes higher and higher, the opposition becomes
more and more fierce. It never becomes less. He has to go on with a
parental heart. The one he is loving is in hell and suffering. He
cannot leave him there. He goes on to an impossible degree. When the
loved one does not come around, even after all that time, God cannot
eradicate him even if He wants to. The parental heart must go on and
There was a thick wall on each level, but God and the Messiah have
been loving and loving, going forward in what they should do, even
through the walls. The Messiah opened up a way for this individual,
this family, to go to heaven. He even opened up a way for the communist
world to be loved. Look at Korea. They were in so much darkness, they
did not even know what Reverend Moon was doing. Yet he did it end loved
them and now they are coming to understand. However, they still do not
return what he has done for them. To an impossible degree, Father
continues to work for Korea, even as it continues in rebellion. He
never for a moment says, "Well, I give up on that country. I would
like to see them punished."
Father came to America and told them why he came.
They did not believe, they did not know. They went against him and
even put him in jail. Yet even in jail, Father tried. Father loved the
lowest person in the prison. He continued loving. Even during the most
difficult time, Father did not think or retaliating or loathing them
even once. He just waited and did even more for them. He thought,
"That means I need to do more." Father invested more and
more. He doesn't even remember how much he invested in America. The
field which Father created through investing love, that foundation of
love which Father has won here has to be respected even by Satan. No
one can trespass there. Satan will say, "Reverend Moon, this is
your achievement, your foundation."
Father is trying to bring all divisions into unity. This is an
inverted map of the Korean peninsula It is a very good map, isn't it?
Now Father has gone through all eight stages. One thing remains,
however. Kim II Sung, the head of North Korea, is the worst, the most
evil extreme of false parents. Kim II Sung proclaims himself to be a
parent, doesn't he? He is the evil counterpart of the True Parents.
Kim Il Sung does everything by coercion and oppression. We know how
communism works. We know that even though the communistic world has
been liberated on the world level-the wall has come down clearly thanks
to the parental achievements-but that is horizontal communism. Vertical
communism is still holding on. East and West Germany represent the
horizontal level. That has been unified now. But here on the vertical
line, Satan will not let go so quickly. This is the task now.
Centering on Kim II Sung, Cuba and Qaddafi are like the left and
right wings. Kim II Sung himself serves as the headwing on Satan's
side. On God's side, there is Reverend Moon, Bush and Gorbachev.
If the communist and free worlds come into oneness, into unity, then
aid to Kim II Sung will be cut. Kim II sung is baffled now. He does not
understand how history is spinning so fast. It makes his head spin.
An upcoming media conference will be held right in the heart of Kim
II Sung's capitol. They are working on that now. It is impossible for
Kim II Sung. The world is coming in. How can he stop it? Moscow,
Bejing, Japan, America-pressure is coming upon Kim II Sung. How can
you beat that? that is the trend of the world. They are all pushing Kim
II Sung to open up. That is the last foothold of the evil of communism,
the last fortress of Satan in history.
Reverend Moon will liberate even Kim Il Sung. Communism in Russia
and East Germany has been liberated. Father worked so hard to shorten
the time. The light is shining now and they will be seeing that light.
Both the free world and the communist worlds are stunned. They don't
know what to make of it. History is going that way; it is real. While
they are still confused, they have no other choice except to follow in
Reverend Moon's wake. Amen! ["At last!" Father says in
Now we see that the end of history is at hand, the time when there
will be no more opposition from anywhere in the world against Reverend
Moon. That time is fast approaching. Recognition and praise are
beginning to come.
Father is launching the Federation of World Peace project now. We
are getting signatures from the leading people here in America Because
the ALC is an organization that people recognize by name, a lot of
people have been signing up. "Oh, if that group is doing that, I
already understand their goals and the goals of Reverend Moon, so I
will sign it. I don't even have to read it."
The dark night of the Unification Church is now coming to an end and
dawn and a new light are becoming visible. We know which direction the
sun rises in now. Even if Reverend Moon withdraws in to the high
mountains of the Himalayas, people will swarm to find him. "Where
is he?" All of humankind will do that. Father doesn't need to be
the focus of attention. We now know that the Parents have established
their positions. But the same position does not automatically extend to
the children's realm. It is Fathers concern that all the children, the
individuals, will come to this point themselves. This is Father's
In order for us to do that, since the settlement is coming now, we
need some directing thought within ourselves. Do you understand? Father
made that kind of completion on the world foundation. How can you
follow that? That is the true purpose of your individual and family
foundation. This is the mainstream thought
What is the hope, the wish of mankind? The hope or wish of mankind
is that we want a world where our children can go to heaven without
persecution, without a savior. All the babies born on the earth can go
directly to heaven. That is the wish of fallen man.
This is why we want to give birth to fine, worldlevel children,
don't we? Another point is how to educate God's own true sons and
daughters to serve the rest of humankind. This is another wish. This is
why we want to teach them well and show them the exact example.
We want to see our children educated in such a way that they will
head an organization, head a country, lead many people. We want them to
be the true masters, the true centers. To become True Parents, true
teachers and true owners are our three biggest wishes. We all want to
raise ourselves up to become the master or the center of that country.
Before we come to be in that position, we have to be the true master of
our household, our family.
To represent all our ancestry and to even represent God, we have to
become the true master of our household and inherit all the good
traditions that our Parents have set. Then all the family members and
other families will respect us in that position. These three wishes
encompass everything: to be True Parents, true teachers, and to become
true owners. If we achieve all three, we can do many things, can go
anywhere and be welcomed in both the realm of the physical world and
the realm of the spiritual world.
Do you follow so far? [Yes.] Mainstream or sovereign thought
consists of these three goals. The three elements of the mainstream
thought have something in common: they have a common root in true love
in the sense that we want to give, love, serve, and forget Love and
forget do more and forget invest more for the sake of others and
When we think about True Parents, we immediately think about the
true teacher on the right hand and the true owner or master on the left
hand. He is not one; he is three in one. The fact that you give birth
to your child does not make you True Parents. After we give birth to
them, we have to educate them in the standard and give them some kind
of foundation and show them how we live as True Parents. They should
see a loving father and mother in a peaceful family, not a lot of
fighting. You become a living textbook. We have to love the biggest
level first-the cosmic level, the world level, the national level, the
tribal level, and the parents' and individual levels. You have to show
them how to go through those levels. That is the kind of education we
must give our children so that looking at us, they can follow us and
receive true education through our good tradition.
When we hear True Parents, we immediately have to think, "Oh,
True Parents. He is the true teacher; he is the true owner or
master." Father has to go by the same Principle. Giving birth to
us, the Unification Church members, it is the same system. Heaven, too,
is on that system. Everywhere you have these three mainstreams of
thought These three are the same; they are one, like a trinity.
The world is in helpless chaos, yet if you find only one out of the
three elements, then there is a way for the world to be led out of its
confusion. Any one of the three is all right. The on who has this kind
of thought day in and day out, every second of his life, and who lives
that way, when he goes to the spiritual world, he will be in heaven.
Heaven is that kind of a world. Which ever path you take, that path
will lead to heaven. If you follow the path of the true teacher, you
will meet True Parents.
Why does Father have to expound on this? Why does he place so much
importance on this? You are here but what about the people who have no
chance of meeting Father? What about people who live one hundred years
from now? We have to inherit the tradition and pass it on.
We respect and follow the true teacher just as we follow the True
Parents. We follow the true owner just as we respect the True Parents
and the true teacher. When we have that kind of thought and have made
it a reality in our lives, are we a happy or fortunate being or not? No
matter what happens, we are happy, we are fortunate. Not everyone has
If we handful of people here who listen to Father neglect this and
don't listen or take the Parent's talk very seriously, don't pay
attention and loaf, it will be a source of regret for many thousands of
years. "In such a time zone here on earth, you were taught
directly by True Parents, loved by True Parents directly-you were
taught to become the true owner, not an employee. what did you
do?" Later, the spirit world will question us like that. What are
we going to say? Will we say. "We didn't know"? Spirit world
will accuse us then. "You were on the earth with them. How much
respect, how much praise, how much prayer and hard work did you
invest? What did you do during your time on earth centering on the
living Father?" It will be a very serious question. Do you
This is an extraordinary, historically rare position that we are in.
If we do not do right, if we do not become good True Parents, teachers
and owner, spirit world and history will accuse and blame us. Now we
know clearly that this is what Father has worked for all his life. This
is what Father is teaching us and it is the most important thing. We
should remember it every day. By doing this, we will educate the
children of God and help them to become good enough teachers to teach
yet another person and all the rest of humankind to become true centers
and true owners of the universe. This is what Father wants us to be.
This Principle applies to every level. It is the textbook, basic
formula, from the smallest divisions of the male and female elements,
to the nation, world, and cosmos. Father has established this so
painfully. Father dedicated all of his life to this, sacrificing his
entire life. Now Father is freely giving this to us. We did not have to
suffer for it as he did. So we should never forget for even a minute,
even for a second, that we are representing something, We not only
represent our family, we represent our relatives. our nation, and the
world. As long as we are Unification Church members we represent all
four. Never forget this concept of representation. There is no
This is also a very important principle of Father's: when the family
becomes perfect, the family has to invest for the sake of all the
relatives, the clan. They are in the plus and minus or subject and
object relationship. When the perfect clan is established, then that
becomes the plus and the nation is the minus. You have to put
everything your clan has into making a better nation. After that is
achieved, then you have to put that nation into the world. Why do we
have to continue to do that? By continuing it with all our might, our
own mind an body become united. Every individual ever born was born
with that separation of mind and body, that battle within. They are
reunified centering on this. When it gets to the stage of the world as
plus, then the universe is minus. When they are combined into one,
then they can connect with God.
Why do we have to take that kind of route, the many different
levels? It is for the repair of the separation of mind and body, to
reconnect them into one. It is always the Cain/ Abel relationship. The
Abel person invests in the minus portion. Do you understand? Until now,
the Unificationists did not live up to this concept properly. They
thought, "I am Abel, surrounded by many Cain people. They should
respect and obey me." No. That is wrong. That must be corrected.
You have to invest. Abel must invest in Cain. Abel must unite them
into absolute oneness through investment. Then Cain will obey
absolutely. That is the true Abel's position. Otherwise, they cannot be
unified. Invest 100% or more. Invest your whole lifetime, forgetting
about it, and then invest more. That is the mind's position. When you
take that position, you take the position of God.
The mind cannot follow the body. The body is Satan's base. The mind
is God's base. This is their battle. This body belongs to Satan. It is
his fortress and it is very strong. Do you understand? How can you
tear down this fortress? This is the biggest task of our lifetime. If
you do not achieve that completely, you cannot go to the best place in
the spiritual world. You will go to a place where you have to wait for
a long, long time.
We do everything for the sake of the larger purpose. The small one
should invest everything for the sake of the bigger one because the big
one is more important. Since Father has bequeathed everything to us,
when we think, "I am the center, the teacher, the True
Parents," we have to think, "I am representing the whole
world in the tradition of Father." We have to have representation
in our thinking always. "I represent the whole nation; this
country of America, as a good parent, a good owner, and a good teacher.
I also represent all of my clan and my family, not only myself as an
This is a small cosmos. In America, there is no element of the world
which is no/represented. Father has a world wide victorious foundation
which we need to inherit. We need to work right here in America. We do
not have to travel very far to find the world. Once your family is
completely united, centering on man and woman, the tribe is no problem,
the nation is no problem, the world is no problem, the cosmos is no
problem. God comes down to your family. Your family represents the
cosmic Abel nation, tribe and family. Reaching that, the cosmic level,
you are automatically in heaven.
So here is the meaning of the title, the perfect settlement of the
will and "me". We should have this mainstream thought, which
is comprised of these three elements. We should never forget. Every
moment we live, we should remember.
For instance, if we are having a meal, we are not eating an American
meal. "I am eating a world meal, for the sake of the world,
including the spiritual world." We wear our clothing for the same
purpose. when we walk, it is for the same purpose. We are walking in
True Parent's footsteps.
How wonderful that is. All things will bow down. You will have
strong spiritual stature when you are like that. Do you understand? I
want to live with that kind of purpose. Those who want to be that kind
of leader, let's see your hands. Beautiful! God bless you.