REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
THE LINE WHICH LIMITS
WHERE I AM NEEDED
September 9th, 1990
Belvedere, New York
Translated by Col. Sang Kil Han
The topic of Father's sermon this morning is "The Line Which
Limits (or, The Borderline of) Where I Am Needed."
Allmen take themselves very seriously and think of themselves
as being very important indeed. We don't need to have this explained to
us. We know it well ourselves.
We take ourselves so seriously that if we were allowed to trade
ourselves for something, what would we consider worthy of exchange?
Some people find themselves spending all day at a job doing whatever
they are asked to do. What do they get in exchange for doing that job?
Money? In Korean "money" means "much quantity."
What is money? [All things.] We receive money to buy the necessities of
life - what we eat, what we wear, and where we live.
We can buy and sell things that we can see, but there is no way we
can trade something that we can't see. Can we sell our minds? Can we
buy or sell the love of country, patriotism? There are different ways
of working to get money. Whether I just make my body available for work
in order to get money in exchange or work in another way is an
important distinction to make.
Men have this in common: an employer would like you to put more than
your body into service and earning your wages. Even if you put your
mind and your body into it, it is not enough for the employer. What
every employer would like would be that their workers put their minds,
bodies and their hearts into the work. It is every employer's
expectation that not only will we give our bodily service, our
intelligence and knowledge, but we will give our love and genuinely put
ourselves into the work. Every employer would like that.
How much difference there is between those who put everything into
their work and those who just let their bodies work and keep their mind
off the work and keep their love somewhere else. What kind of quality
of life is that? At the end of his life, how will such a person feel?
Everyone has his own life. He has his family life and his community
life. He also has a national life and a world life and extended to its
furthest point, he has a cosmic, eternal life. Here is a question: what
kind of person would you like to live with? Which would you like
better-the man who lives his life for his own benefit, centered on
himself, or the one who lives all his life for the sake of others and
their benefit? Eternal life is the answer, "The one who lived not
only for others but for the universe too." Eternal life would like
to live with the second type of person rather than the first.
Father understands that it is very difficult to translate these
types of things!
What would you say if the same question were asked of you? [The
second one.] What about God Himself? Would God have a different choice
or would He feel the same? [The same.] Yes, He would feel the same. No
one can deny that.
Does this also apply to Koreans? To Americans? To Japanese? The
Japanese and Americans are enemies, aren't they? If they hold the same
idea in common then they are not enemies! Would they say, "I am of
a different background, so I think differently"? This is something
that everyone likes. We find a very important element here. If we have
it in common, then it is substantial enough to overcome being enemies.
The one who lives by the body alone can have enemies, but the one who
overcomes his body and lives by the mind can overcome more. The one who
lives with love can overcome both the mind and the body.
In this aspect, we can have a choice. What would you choose? The one
who lives by the body alone, the one who lives with the mind and the
body, or the one who lives with love? [Love.] Why love? Why do you
choose that? Another choice could be one who lived by conscience.
When we live according to the dictates of our consciences, the
standard of conscience can differ between Japanese and Americans.
Certainly the expression of conscience can be different. But we see
that when we reach the realm of love, there is no difference between
The conscience can go over many things, but love can even go over
the conscience. We can generalize this to every day life and see it
clearly. Our mind alone cannot move our enemy, but with love we can do
it. The great power of love is evident.
Then what is a true man? Is the true man someone whose mind and body
go in different directions and love is somewhere else again? [No.] Then
how about you? Imagine yourself with a very big body and your
conscience and love very small, like a tail. Imagine yourself walking
around like that. Then picture yourself with your love very big and
husky. as big as your body. We have a word for someone who deceives
other people: swindler. It is extreme to call someone a swindler, but
we should ask ourselves to what extent are we the same? Can we say,
"Oh, I am a righteous man; I am right! " Can you easily say
that? [No.] There is no worse swindler than the one who cheats his
conscience and ruins love. How bad that is, if you really give it
serious thought. The one who swindles the body is bad enough, but what
about the one who swindles by deceiving the conscience, disguised as
love? How much worse it is if we do that.
As long as no one questions us on this, we might not think about it
much, but once someone raises this question, how do we feel? Do we feel
very confident and arrogant or do we feel like a guilty person standing
before a court? We think we are alone but we are not alone. The
universe and all things are watching us and they know us better than
other people do. They can see through us. When this is the situation,
how would we feel? Would we be really ashamed and afraid? The body and
mind are supposed to be united in love and act as one, but the body
acts alone and commits so many sins, even crimes. When others see that
and warn you and tell you that they know about it, how afraid you feel;
how ashamed. Would you feel ashamed or would you feel very proud?
[Ashamed.] Do we feel like that sometimes? Do we sometimes feel how
phony we are? We may be able to go unnoticed by others but the universe
always notices and knows just what we are doing. The universe knows
through "heavenly fate." That is a Korean word. It means that
the universe is connected and ubiquitous.
Take the example of clean air. Can you live without air? Air cannot
be absent from anywhere. It is everywhere. Now if a person does some
evil act, do you think the air will like that? No, the air will not
welcome that. Instead, the air will threaten him. Sometimes when you
are going to commit a really bad act, the body will even shiver. Why?
Because everything knows the truth. All things know.
The limits of where "I" am needed-in what way am
"I" needed? What is "me"? What kind of a me is
needed? What kind of me would I like to be? If we ask this question of
women or men the answer would be the same: "I would like to be a
person who represents all humankind, going beyond that and representing
even God." The question is, are we like that?
Do you think God too has a mind and a body? How do you know? Of
course, we know through Principle that we are the second cause; God is
the first cause. God is the cause and we are the effect. Therefore, we
have to be the same. God has love too, hasn't He? What do you think God
is comprised of? Here is God's big body and it is surrounded by His
mind and His love. Would love go around and show itself on the
outside? [Father draws on the blackboard.] This embracing love
compares to 360 degrees. This will be just a dot. The deeper you go,
the smaller it becomes, yet even though it is small, it represents all
directions. Would God represent all or would God only represent a small
part? [All) Would God.
who is centering on love, like to stay here, or stay here? [Father
taps the blackboard.] It would be the first one.
Real love is in the deeper side in God too. Typically, the
difference between Westerners and Easterners is that when Westerners
smile and laugh, they show everything with a gesture and a loud sound,
"Whaa!" There is nothing hidden. Orientals are different.
They start smiling with the eyes and it beams outward, not showing
much. Have you ever experienced that? You can't tell if they like it or
Which is more enduring? Of course, the Oriental way is more
enduring. There is no question about' that. After you get married, it
takes at least three years for an Oriental man and woman to get to know
each other. By the time you have one, two, three children, you begin to
know each other. In the West, you already know each other, so there is
not much that you can expect. There is not much more left.
From that standpoint, married life in the Oriental style will last
and be better. Do you like body and body crashing into each other with
nothing more to expect? Or should your mind first be moved, then the
heart, and the body last? Love will influence our minds and then
influence our bodies. That is the natural way. Love penetrates deeper
and deeper into the love core. That takes time.
Where is your love? Where is your body? Where is your mind? Are
they united or separate? It is a serious question. Ask a man,
"Are you a husband who is faithful only in body, or are you a
husband who is loyal in mind and heart too? Or are you loyal in all
three?" That is a serious question. We can see the genuine shape
of being, how we should be. We should be faithful in all three areas
together. The husband should not only be like that as a husband, he
should be like that as a member of the world. Then for the first time
we see that he is a man.
What kind of a conclusion do we come to this morning? Would I like
to be a man or a woman with love and the mind and body operating
together forever as a whole, or do I want to be only seventy percent,
with my mind and body separated? How about thirty percent? What would
I like to be? The whole man, 100 % mind and body. You are not so
confident. When you say "whole," the whole mouth should open
wide! The mouth itself should start laughing. What do you think? Is
this extreme? How does it sound-right or wrong? [Right.]
Are you confident to say, "Yes, Father. I'm all right. You can
count on me. You can treat me as a whole being?" Or have you
become so hopeless about yourself that maybe you all have to go into
the furnace again and be rewrought? Are you confident or not
confident? You say you are confident, but you don't look so confident.
You'd better be frank.
Are we closer to a true man or a notsotrue man? Actually,
a true man is a true man and others are like scarecrows. A scarecrow
is better than a notsotrue man though, because at least a
scarecrow stands in one place. A notsotrue man will wander
around here and there, doing all sorts of things others wish he
This is a nice, beautiful clear world. How polluting men and women
are, receiving love and falsifying things' This is true. We're not
saying anything extreme. When we live properly, we will be needed by
everyone-the family, the society, and every component of the universe.
Then, what is the line between where I am needed and where I am not
needed? When the united mind and body go into love, they are welcome,
so this is one welcome man. We need to be like this. Apply this concept
to yourself and see where you are. Are we equal to this ideal form now
or do we deviate from it? Then we can say, "After all, Father,
when you point it out like that, I can see. Up to this moment, I
thought I was normal and fine and good, but when you really scrutinize
it, then all my five senses have been false."
Before our spouse likes to embrace us, the universe should like to
embrace us. Women have to be this way first before they can expect to
meet a likely husband. Men, also, have to be recognized by the universe
before they can have perfect wives. The universe first has to recognize
the individual. That is the point. You agree with that, don't you?
Because a man is like this, he is qualified to eat all things. We
all eat everything, don't we? We eat all kinds of vegetables and fruits
and animals. We eat whatever we choose. All things are rather fearful
because they are under a tyranny. If we see a poisonous snake come
around and capture small animals, then we feel fear. The universe will
fear men who are not true but who still eat all things. Do animals and
vegetables want to escape when man approaches them? What is your
guess? All things are afraid and they escape. Then how serious a sin
and crime are we committing?
When a man is true, then all things rejoice and like to be eaten by
him, because in that way the food goes up to a higher existence and
eventually reaches God. Everything, including men and women, have one
thing in common: all things want to reach God. All created things,
small and large, want to become one with God and become a cell of His.
There is no way that a vegetable or an animal can do that, but by going
through man and first becoming part of man, when man eventually fuses
into God, they too can become a cell of God. This is because everything
started from love. The creation started from love; therefore, the
result has to be love. Otherwise, it won't match.
You may not have thought like this, but as in this principle of
smaller things becoming bigger by being eaten by higher things,
eventually man will come to God and say, "God, please eat me so I
can be a part of You!" How fearful a thought this is! How high a
thought this is! Isn't that true?
It is a principle of the universe that you should make yourself
available to a higher being. The higher being for man is God. When we
eventually become a part of God's cells, part of God's body, can God
get rid of us? Do you think God eats? [Yes.] Every living being eats
something, doesn't it? Wouldn't God have a mouth? How about teeth? What
would His food be? When we suggest "love", what is your
guess? Would God answer yes or no? [Yes.] "God, do you like love
every time?" He would answer, "Yes, yes, yes, forever."
Do we want to make ourselves into God's love food? I may make myself
so available to God that His mouth cells and nose cells are comprised
of me. When I occupy a great part of the cells of God, then how can He
separate from me?
We all know the concept of cell reproduction, don't we? You have a
biopsy. If you get one cell from God and that cell happens to come from
me in the form of the love food He has eaten-does that cell resemble
me? That cell of God would resemble my cell because it is a result of
me. Isn't that so? In other words, how would it be identified? As
God's cell, or since it came from me, would it have more elements of
myself? Then should the cell represent itself as God's cell or as my
cell? God's cell, but who does it resemble? [Me.]
It is the same thing when we eat vegetables and they later become a
part of us-is our cell identified as a vegetable cell or as a human
cell? It is identified as a human cell, but the components are the same
as a vegetable cell, aren't they? Then man can really be boastful,
saying, "I finally became God. I represent God." He can feel
very proud. How wonderful that is. From this true perspective of
creation, the longheld Western notion of the strong eating the
weak should be shattered into pieces. They do not know what they are
talking about. It simply isn't true; it is false. Yes or no?
Western thought has had it for a long time that the strong eat the
weak and there is no justice. This is a very confused and negative
concept and has caused suffering. Now that we have been liberated from
this concept, if we continue to go by it, all the small things that
have been eaten by big ones will have to sue, will have to litigate!
But when we know clearly that the end is to return to God and become
God Himself, then we can understand how the principle of nature works
and how God intended it.
If we all become a part of God, one of God's cells, what cell would
we like to be? God's foot cell or brain cell or God's eye cell? [God's
heart cell.] Oh, you know. If you want to be God's heart cell, where is
that? It is in the most central place, the deepest and most important
place. The universe has existed and acted for billions of years and
what is the final aim and goal? It is to reach here, to become God's
This is why Jesus taught us to become like lambs, to tee obedient
and to make ourselves readily available and to sacrifice ourselves
without complaint By doing that, we eventually reach God. Only through
this principle can we understand.
How holy the altar and sacrifice would be when the lamb which is
offered and killed by the master worries not about itself, but whether
the knife and the master will be stained with his unclean blood. How
holy and sacred this is.
If a lamb makes itself into that kind of offering, all things will
be willing to accept that. Yet do today's Christians, who are supposed
to follow the teaching of God, have any perspective like this? Do
Christians understand this? They are peddling Jesus. They are stealing
what is originally of Jesus and God and just selling it. We can see
what their future will be. It is so obvious. If that prevails and does
not perish, then there is no God and no justice.
Is American Christianity standing on the Principle or not? What
about the average American? Are they standing on the Principle or not?
[No.] They annihilated the Indians and even to this day they say that
the Indians died of plagues and epidemics. We have to solve things one
by one and once and for all.
Now why would Reverend Moon point this out and teach this to us? It
is so that we can prevent the shedding of blood of the white people's
descendants by Indians and the others to whom they had been unjust in
the past. When whites understand this and act accordingly, then this
can be prevented. That is the only reason Father is pointing this out.
How does Reverend Moon teach? Not through money, not through power,
but through love. Even though he has been persecuted, he has been
persevering. You have to have a clear place to stand on. Every place is
It is "me" that is the problem, that is in question. The
borderline where I am needed-would you like to have a borderline or
would you like not to have a borderline? We all have that borderline,
don't we? We have borderlines everywhere. We have a borderline in the
nation, borderlines in real estate, borderlines in cultural
backgrounds, customs, and habits. Those barriers and walls are
everywhere. How can they be torn down? Who can do that? You have many
borderlines. How can you be liberated from them? How can we jump up and
overcome these walls? Money cannot do that, nor can knowledge, nor
power. Nothing can do that but the power of true love. Is it clear?
Are we grafted into true love or not? If so, then when we flower, we
blossom with true love and give off a fragrance of true love. Our
fruits do too, don't they? That means you can say, "My husband
will love and cherish me for millions and zillions of years." Is
that true? Really? "My sons and daughters and all the universe and
even God will love me for billions and zillions of years-forever."
Yes? Really? You don't have the confidence to say that. That is the
What is true love? Have you ever seen it? Have you ever heard true
love? "I have heard many times about it from Reverend Moon!"
Father is speaking the truth and we don't recognize the truth readily.
Is that true? It is so tasty. Maybe you feel it, maybe you don't, that
Father's words are so tasty that later on you are afraid of swallowing
because your tongue will go down with it! Do you appreciate it that
much? [Father laughs.] This is the way it ought to be.
All things in the universe feel this. They think, "I am so big,
but I wish I could be so small that I could be swallowed in one
mouthful! " The only way is to become like that in love. We are
too big and lament that. "As long as I can get into his mouth,
then I can occupy the whole God." Everyone is desperate to become
small so that they can be swallowed. This is the reality. True things
are all vying for that.
If we prepare a true love line, hook, and bait, everything will want
to be hooked, forever. The true love bait is there and we want to jump
at it, but all of a sudden. it occurs to us. "Oh the master of
that true love bait is God Himself." So we wait until God Himself
takes it before we take it.
If I am a tree and I want to become big, the root and the center bud
from which the shoot comes have to be big first. This is normal, isn't
it? Or do you feel, "I have to become strong and big so that the
root can become big and my bud will become big?" Which is the
right kind of thinking-the first way or the second?
The bud is the center, coming from the root. The root is first not
the branches. The individual follows the nation. The nation is first.
That is the Principle way. Do you understand? The American people hold
very much to individualism. They are denying the trunk, the center bud,
the center root. They are denying it all and saying, 'Y am the
center." That kind of thinking should be eliminated. That is not
the foundation of existence. The universe cannot welcome that kind of
person. This is universal law. Father is really warning to impress this
upon us and make an impact upon us because this is so important. We
have to change ourselves to become a part of God.
Those who have persecuted Father have come to understand him. This
is only after they hear Father's explanation. Father has been
sacrificing all throughout his life. The question has been asked:
"Who is the religious person who has been persecuted the most in
the history of mankind?" It is Reverend Moon. Can everyone agree
to that? Father is the foremost top example of that hundreds of times
over. In the heavenly museum, Father will be the first exhibit in the
space devoted to those who were persecuted for their faith. Will he be
number one or number two? Father has to go to the museum because he has
been persecuted and withstood the persecution and went over destruction
and been successful. Therefore, he will be on exhibition.
Do you all want to go to spirit world or not? Answer this simple
question. [Yes.] No man knows when he will go. When you do go to the
spirit world, are you going to go to the museum and look at Father
there? [Yes.] When you find Father's exhibit will you poke at it and
say, "Oh, I know him," or will you bow your head and break
down in tears? You will not be allowed to touch him. The only way you
can show some expression is to bow your head down from a distance. Is
this true or false? Real or not real? The real is on earth. Up in the
spirit world, because this was real, then it is true. Thinking of that,
you can see how much difference there is between bowing with respect to
Father here on earth and in the spirit world. There is a great deal of
difference in the value between those two. Which is more valuable-on
earth or in heaven? [On earth.] If you think it is on earth, shout very
loudly, "On earth!" [On earth!] You are right.
How much value would we place on Father? How many millions or
billions of dollars? What is your assessment? [Limitless. Priceless.]
This is reality. It is an important situation. From God's and the
spirit world's point of view, how would they assess Father? Would God
exchange him for the whole territory of the United States? They all
persecuted Father and said he was a brainwasher. They persecuted him to
such a degree that no one else could have survived. He not only
survived, he grew and became stronger after each persecution. Because
of what power was he able to do that? Was it because of the support of
the American Unification Church or the Korean Unification Church? [No.]
Then what made Father become as big and strong as he is? It was done by
God and the universal power of true love.
Americans are not homogeneous. They are mixed. They came from all
around the world and formed this unique country. How much do Americans
need Reverend Moon? [Absolutely.] The one who said
"absolutely" somehow didn't sound so humble! Father can't see
because he is so far away, but he doesn't sound like a true man!
Four days ago, Father welcomed the whole Kirov Ballet Troupe to the
United States in Washington and transplanted it there. After that the
whole world of media was transplanted there, root and all. Father aims
to inspire the media, the scholarly world, and the world of summitry to
cooperate. Father can be very proud of that foundation. Father has
inspired the cultural world, the political world, the technological
world, the economic world, and the diplomatic world. They did not
influence Father. He is the one who influenced them.
In Korea too, in all areas of the scholastic, the technological, the
media, and the diplomatic and economic fields, Reverend Moon is at the
pinnacle. This is common understanding. They are much clearer about
this than you are. In Japan, Russia and China too, they see Father and
his influence much more clearly than we do.
What about America? Father was instrumental in the election of
Ronald Reagan. The Americans don't need a bush, they need a trunk. They
need someone who can push Bush into becoming a trunk!
The intelligence agencies hear this and they have to be silent
because this is true. America did not know what to do. Father
suggested, "This is the way to go," and it sounded very
reasonable and they did it. If America does not do that and move that
way, they will plunge to the status of a third rate country. It is so
Father knows exactly which way all nations should go, including the
Soviet Union. If America does not listen to Reverend Moon, Reverend
Moon can teach Gorbachev what to do, which will make him greater.
Father wrote a long letter to Gorbachev as to how the world is going
and how he should go along with that trend. Does the real, honest
everyday American really need Reverend Moon? [Yes.]
The reporters for the Washington Times are not exactly humble
people. In fact, they are very arrogant. Father invited eighty of the
leaders and asked them questions. "Now you have heard my
proclamation of True Parents at the religious conference in San
Francisco. Who in the whole world can deny that? Who can testify that I
am not?" They all just burst into uproarious applause and said,
"You're right, Reverend Moon. You are right." Some might say,
"No, you're not," but people have no way to deny it. They
say, "Yes, I have no way to prove that you are not."
In the media, if you say no and deny something, you must present
your proof. Father said they should first listen and then comment. This
is not a boast. This is true. It is reality. The one who looks into
this knows. The Korean people were unbelieving, but once they come here
and go around talking to other people and hearing about Reverend Moon,
after a few days, then they just start crying. They lose all control of
If Father gathered all the axpresidents and prime ministers and
put them in a private jumbo .jet and brought them around everywhere to
show them what he has done and taught them the Divine Principle, they
would all be flabbergasted. Their tongues would hang out and their eyes
would bat. After they see the high technology computer works that
Father has establish in Japan, IBM will just collapse. It will go
straight down. It is a revolution in the concept of the technology of
computers. Father is establishing the standard of being at the
pinnacle of German technology. In the world of religion, Father has
stood his ground strongly and made everyone into one. In the scholastic
field and also in the field of economics, Father has done great things.
We don't know so much about economics, but America, that. gigantic
country, is in serious trouble financially. There is so much money
lent out to South America and all over the world which might be
defaulted on at any minute. Father took notice of this dozens of years
ago and is working, more than the American government is working, to
offset this critical debt situation all over the world. Even Kim II
Sung is very attracted in this one area! If there is any way he can
connect to this, he would like to in order to save his own economy.
There is nowhere Father is not rooted. This is the first time we have
heard so clearly about these different things. Until now we thought all
Father could talk about was true love!
Father has already woven everything together. In order to do that,
you need the right kind of needle and thread. Father knows this right
kind of needle and this right kind of thread is true love, so after he
strung all the beads, E ether has been teaching true love. The one who
has the true love concept well embedded in him-and it only takes one
individual whom nothing can move-can be entrusted with huge
responsibilities, and he or she will fulfill them. Do you understand?
Become confident enough to withstand. If there is someone who says,
"Oh, true love. Father, can you talk about something else?"
he is not worthy of anything because he does not know the Principle.
The borderline of where Father is needed is everincreasing,
stretching. Reverend Moon's teaching and what he has endured and what
he has implanted will be needed more and more. This is an American
stage and Father is talking so publicly about these things that it
might be seen as boastful, but unless it were real, could Reverend Moon
say it? As Father said to the Washington Times staff members,
the eighty leaders, a few days ago, "If I were not standing here,
then America, like Insight, the Washington Times., the
World and I, the television center, Universal Ballet Academy,
the summit organization and media organizations all over the world
would not be here." Father made that foundation under a situation
of severe persecution. Did Father make that kind of foundation going an
easy or a difficult way? How difficult of a way? In all of American
history, no one has stood on that kind of foundation, withstanding the
severe difficulty and persecution Reverend Moon has. That is most
important. Who did that? God and Reverend Moon.
Accept God and Reverend Moon. That is the theoretical conclusion. No
smart American can deny that answer. This is the reality. Don't you
think so? Is it true or not? [True.] You true American people, answer
clearly this morning. Is it true or not? [Yes.] Who did that? The
American government or Reverend Moon? [Reverend Moon.] He became the
victor. I don't need an adjective for it. The victor, that is all. Who
can deny that? Who can accuse me?
The Divine Principle is the core of the eternal formula standard. No
one can change that. No one can exchange it. It is forever. There is
no other answer. Do you understand? I don't know! I don't like to use
English. You need an interpreter every time, don't you? English is not
an adequate language to express the depth of what Father is saying.
England opposes Reverend Moon too, but what is that country like?
[They are going down.] Do they need Reverend Moon too? If they deny
that, then they will continue to go down because they don't see their
need. What about the whole world and the future world which is to come?
Do they need Reverend Moon or not? How can you say "yes"? We
can see very clearly that no other candidates are in sight. We cannot
imagine any leader in the future world except Reverend Moon. This is
not what Reverend Moon thinks. It is what God thinks. Ask God to get
the answer, yes or no. If you want to know clearly, ask God. If you are
not capable of doing that, if you cannot ask God, what else can you do?
Believe it. Believe it and follow me, absolutely obey me and it will
become completely clear.
It is not something to discuss. Here is gold. Do you discuss whether
it is true gold or not? You have to experiment with it, you have to
take it to market, you have to analyze it. You don't need discussion.
The absolute center does not need explanation. It is on a higher level
than explanation. Do you understand? It is more valuable than anything.
You don't need to talk about it.
Now, as to this limit line of where Reverend Moon is needed. The
North and South in America fought each other in the Civil War and had a
boundary line. Is this Reverend Moon's borderline? Do just northern
people or just southern people need him? They all need him. Everybody.
Let's say this world needs him. What about the spirit world? Would
the spirit world need Reverend Moon also? In the spirit world, we are
going to need a palace of love. Who is going to make that palace of
love in the spirit world? [Father.] Will God make it or will a spirit
world man make it?
Who will make it? [Father.] True Parents will make the true love
palace in the spiritual world. Is that correct or incorrect?
Father will go to the spirit world and find a palace there and
proclaim that this palace is going to be the love palace. If Father
proclaims that, it will be consolidated there. The whole spirit world
will respond to that direction. Can President Bush go there? Can
Gorbachev go there? Can Lenin go there or Marx or even Adam Smith?
Pragmatic thought really ruined America because it nudged God away, as
you can see in modern life in America Can any president of any nation
accomplish the palace of love in the spirit world? Who can say,
"Reverend Moon, I cannot accept what you are saying. It is not
true." Can anyone say that? Well, someone said, "True Parents
will do it." Yes. Then he had better explain about True Parents.
Nothing can be achieved in explaining the philosophy of true love
without the starting point of True Parents. Who is the real origin and
ancestor of true love? What is true love?
[Father writes on the blackboard.] The essence of true love is this
and through these three elements, the world can be rearranged. Number
one is altruism. That is a philosophy which advocates living and acting
for the sake of others, not for one's own sake. The antonym of altruism
is egoism. Egoism will have a very strong connection with self
interest, which is a strong weapon in the satanic world. Altruism, true
love thought, and eternal life.
This Hispanic brother here - with altruism as his philosophy, can he
say, "Down with white people! Wipe out the WASP's! " Can
anyone who lives by this philosophy say that?
Father has already clearly defined about true love thought. Unless
we invest beyond our life, there is no such thing as true love.
Reverend Moon, after coming to America, went beyond his life, didn't
he? He invested everything he's got, even beyond his life. He gave
everything he has-time, money and love-you name it. Did he or didn't
he? [Yes.] He did.
Unless true love initiates eternal life, it is not there. Why? Why
is there no eternal life? Because our life comes from the lineage of
Satan-the wrong lineage. Isn't that true? Our whole existence belongs
to Satan, in other words. The love we have is Satan's love. When we
talk about love, that is satanic love actually. God's love has to go
beyond that before it can mean something. This is why the Bible teaches
us to give all of our minds and all of our hearts. That means we have
to go even beyond life. Love your Lord Christ above all else or you
have nothing to do with him. You are unable to attain everlasting
What are the two commandments Jesus spoke of? [Love the Lord God.]
The second commandment is what? [Love your neighbor as yourself.] That
is to go beyond one's life in loving. That means you have to invest,
you have to bet your life and go beyond it. Unless you do that, you
cannot subjugate Satan; nor can you free yourself from the satanic
environment. You are constantly under their influence. You cannot get
out of it. Thirdly, you cannot get out of the satanic lineage. You
cannot change your lineage. No matter how much you cut away from the
satanic atmosphere, Satan is close to you, connected by blood. You are
spiritually connected to him. No one can deny that. How can you deny
that blood? You must be connected to God. You are stained with Satan's
blood, Satan's love. Satan's love is what God hates the most. He is
God's worst enemy. If you hold onto retaliation concepts, concepts of
vengeance, God cannot touch that. Even the concept is foreign to Him.
That means you are still attached to Satan.
Is that not clear? Do you understand? True love means all of your
life. Otherwise there is no connection.
We all want to live eternally, don't we? Take an everyday
situation. If a woman marries a man, does the woman allow her husband
to reconnect with an old love? We wouldn't even like to see belongings
which are tokens of their earlier love. Who do you take after in that
characteristic? God Himself. God doesn't even want to think about it.
It is the same thing, Father knows that kind of viewpoint and knows we
mustclean up everything. Otherwise, God cannot connect with us.
[Father writes on the blackboard.] Altruism is the real essence of
Father's teaching too, isn't it? Why does a woman come into being? She
comes into being for the sake of man and man comes into being for the
sake of woman. That is the absolute truth. Can anyone deny that? No.
That is the eternal standard. Everything is for the sake of others.
Why are we born to be like this? Because of true love. Both man and
woman would love to have eternal life. Unless there is true love
between the husband and wife, we cannot occupy God. That is why we are
trying very hard and we live like we do, in order to occupy God.
Without that, what would be the meaning of life? Who is the one who
sacrifices for the sake of the family the most? He is not losing
anything by sacrificing because he will be the center of that family
eternally. Isn't that true? If you live for the sake of your friends,
for hundreds of other friends, then you will be the center of those
hundreds of friends for hundreds of years. If there is a master who
lives for the sake of the millennium, then he will be the center for a
million years-that is, eternally.
Since the universe lasts eternally and so does God, then we can live
with Him eternally. We don't need anything more. That is where
everlasting life is. If not, there is no such a thing as everlasting
life. Why did the Bible teach us that those who are willing to die will
live and those who want to live will die? Why such a paradoxical,
seemingly foolish teaching? That means you have to be prepared to die
or else you cannot jump over from the satanic love realm into the realm
of heavenly, true love. Thus, unless you are willing to die, you cannot
It will become very obvious when you go to spirit world. When we go
to spirit world and have not gone beyond this, that is hell. Heaven and
hell are each in three layers. If we cannot believe this, the only way
we can prove it to ourselves is to go to spirit world. But Father has
never told you to wait until you go to spirit world. He has told you to
believe while you are here on earth.
You have to go beyond your life and say to Satan, "Even if you
kill me, I will not go your way. I will go the right way." You
have to go beyond your life. Many people would have avoided
imprisonment when it confronted them. No one would have volunteered as
Reverend Moon did to fight the good fight and even go to jail. The
State Department thought that by giving that ridiculous indictment, the
odds were nine out of ten that Reverend Moon would not return to
America. That is why they did it. They never expected that Reverend
Moon would come back. When he walked right in, they didn't know what
The history of Father's court case will be studied. The lawyers'
associations will pay very much attention to the case of Reverend Moon.
The juries' example will be questioned seriously everywhere, as well as
the judge's standard. As for the everyday common standard of the
American people, who have persecuted Father so much, they will be
questioned too: "Why was Reverend Moon punished in the light of
what we know today?" The truth will never die.
Father wants to ask the Korean leaders: are you here for your sake
or for the sake of Korea or for the sake of America? When their answer
is, "We came here for the sake of Korea, which is more
important," then America will certainly oppose them. When they
say, "I came here for the sake of the world," then it is
alright. Not only is it all right, but even America's laws cannot
condemn them. They will be endorsed and liberated by universal, cosmic
In order to unite the democratic world, or any existing world,
including the future one, the only way we can do it is to change from
selfinterest to the interest of others, to go from egoism to
If everyone became homosexual, then humankind would very soon become
extinct. In one hundred years, those practices will be gone. Believe it
or not, world war will arise if lesbianism and homosexuality become
rampant, because they are threatening to the human race. They have no
right to act as they do. Prevention is necessary. There should be a law
enacted to stop this ridiculous action.
Is there anywhere in the animal kingdom where we can observe that on
such a large scale? We are supposed to be higher than animals, but we
are infinitely lower. We see that many male animals and stags fight
each other in order to gain dominance and be the victor. Only one will
be entitled to the females. We have seen that, but we have not see
homosexuality. What we see in the animal kingdom is good and natural.
It preserves the wellbeing of the species, whereas the practices
of homosexuals and lesbians will lower and destroy the whole species of
Without true love, we cannot bring the world into the proper
arrangement Today the American family is in jeopardy. Not only
American families but every family in the world is in jeopardy. Why?
We know clearly it is because of the lack of true love.
Now another very, very important thing is eternal life. That means
the spiritual world. People don't know about the existence of spirit
world, that is why they are confused. Once we know of eternal life, we
do not want to do anything to jeopardize this. As long as one practices
loving himself and not loving others; no matter who he is, no matter
what religion he believes in, it does not matter. He will end up in
hell. Nobody can save him. Unless we invest true love beyond our life,
we cannot reach the eternal world. Why? Because that is the law of
creation. God created the whole world in this fashion. True love means
going beyond oneself.
We are small beings and not even perfect, but our minds are always
that we want our children to become greater than we are. No one wants
their children to become lesser than they are. They also want a spouse
who is greater than they are. Why? Because God is like that and we
resemble God's character. God, too, does not want His objects to be
inferior to Him. Even God wants His objects to be better than He is.
That is why He continues investing more than 100% and then He forgets
about what He has done. Then He does it again and again. If He
remembers, then He would have to stop there. Father already told us
this. God goes on and on. Like God, we should live like that too.
To do something fantastic and forget it, to give true love beyond
your life and not even remember it is great. Father has done a great
deal for America, but Father does not think, "Oh, I have done so
much." Father does not want anything in return. He wants to forget
and do even more in the future. This is why Americans, sensing this
original concept inside, say, "Please don't go, Reverend
Moon." Do you understand?
The Korean leaders who came here should take note of Father's heart
and Father's pattern of life here in America. They should not come to
benefit themselves but to benefit the world. Everyone wants to be under
a subject who upholds that principle. If such a subject is not there,
the whole world is dark. There is no future. Where the principle of
living for the sake of others, altruism, is, God is there also.
Wherever there is a true man, every man follows him. Where there is
true eternal life, both God and men follow and so does all creation. We
live for the sake of others. We need that eternal life of true love.
Those who know this clearly and deeply and perfectly are truly free and
beyond all boundaries. That means you are welcome everywhere and
Perhaps we have not seen a brother or sister for a long time.
Still we treat him as if we have known him one hundred years. Strand by
strand, the black hair turns white and each wrinkle tells of what you
have done. It is a reminder to him who has not seen her for a long
Which is better-to be black or white? The history of men of color is
very, very long. White people have a short cultural history. How about
that? Isn't it true? White people are like the cousins of polar bears!
They are people of cold countries. They are carnivorous and they always
like blood. Look at history. Wherever white people went, there was
bloodshed. There was never peace. But for those people who cultivated
the fields and ate vegetables, it wasn't necessarily so. They were
peaceful. White society per se will not be dominant for long. We have
to go beyond that. This is why they are all directed East now. Now all
the white intellectuals are saying that this is the time of the Pacific
civilization. What does that mean? God is helping the East. It is their
time. Of course, Reverend Moon is the center of that.
The Western world is the representative of the right wing. The
communist world represents the left wing. The two worlds had no
unifying center. Reverend Moon's concept is headwing and Godism. God is
the absolute center. To be the center of the physical and spiritual
realms is socalled True Parentism. Do you understand? Don't make
it complicated. It is all the same concept, centering on true love.
You know well. That's it. That is the conclusion. No one can
complain. That is a hopeful place, a place of happiness and peace.
Don't you think so.
That means that there is no limit to where I am needed. I am needed
more and more. Do we need and like this limiting line? [No.] How can we
make that kind of position? With these three, we can eliminate this
limiting line. I can go over it, march on and on, and wherever I go, I
will be welcome. They will always make some kind of food and
preparation for me. How about that? You, too, can be just like that.
You can go everywhere and be welcome every time.
Do you like it? Really? It sounds good, but reaching that kind of
position is difficult. This is the problem. How can you cultivate
yourselves into bigger original selves? How can I make this revolution
inside myself? How can I fight and attain the victor's place? This is
the homework of the fallen world's people. The guy who does not like
homework cannot graduate, cannot receive his diploma. Once he gets the
diploma, he can go to any society, take any road, and even go to
heaven. It is the same meaning.
Now we know that we constantly need to negate the limiting line
where we are needed. Once more, we have to advance for the sake of the
How many of you are Blessed Couples? Amazing- almost all of you.
What if Father comes to live with you-will you welcome that or not?
[Yes.] What if the woman lives on the northern side and the man lives
on the southern side and Father lives right in the middle? [Yes.] The
woman will complain, "Father, since we are going to live together,
you occupy either side, north or south and give us room to be
together." [No.] Why no? They can't love each other. In the
morning, maybe you can kiss each other. You'll wish that Father would
start snoring so that you can make love to each other!
We have to bear on our own shoulders the burden of doing away with
this borderline so that we will be welcome everywhere. Father has been
doing this and Father expects all of us and our lives to be like this.
Father has given us this topic and this content. Father wishes all of
us to go strongly and steadily toward this goal of doing away with the
line that limits where we are needed.
We have to sleep less, eat less and work harder and continue to
invest for the sake of others. Even though we are living conversely
from the way other people live and from what we would want, still that
foundation will be much greater in the internal world of spirit than
the mere individual centered life. This is by far the better way of
life. This is why we should go.
Those who pledge, "Father, I will live like that. I resolve
myself to live like that," raise your hands. Beautiful hands, but
how much those beautiful hands must suffer in the future in order for
the owners of those hands to become beautiful men and women.
God bless you. Let us pray.