REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
IN YUN AND
November 4, 1990
Belvedere, Tarrytown, New York
Once again, the topic of Father's speech today cannot be adequately
translated into another language. In English we do not have a concept
similar to In Yun in Korean. For example, if two people meet in
a crowded place and their sleeves touch, it is said to be caused by
hidden reasons that had their beginnings years before. That is In
Sung gong means encounter or meeting. Because of In Yun
we are meeting together like this, not by accident. There is a
book called Chu Yok in Korea that tells all about how things
separate and meet again. It has had a great influence on Oriental
There is o haeng and sa jut Each individual has a
sa ju within him. It is composed of the time and date he was
born. Experts can calculate an amazingly accurate account of your
future and past using this method. It is about 80 percent correct.
They can tell you what specific alertness you have, and what herbal
medication to take for them. They can tell you how many children you
will have, what are the highlights of your life, what you are suited
for, what your ancestors' problems were, and so forth. Then they try to
explain to you why these things are so.
The things that happen to you are not accidental; they have a
certain explainable cause, or In Yun. We come from all over the
world and you might say, "Well, we are like a scoop out of the
mass," but actually each one has been destined a long time ago to
be here, living together and especially to be married.
Why have some people gone to the North Pole and South Pole? Nobody
voluntarily goes to such extremely cold areas. The tendency is for us
to find a comfortable place to live. What made some people go to the
North and South Poles to live? Perhaps they were expelled from
somewhere after killing someone or committing some crime. Or, there
must have been a big fight, with the result that someone came to hate
someone so much that if one eats with his right hand, the other will
want to eat with the left hand. Or if one customarily greets others
with a bow, one will decide to greet with his hands, even his feet! How
much more convenient it is to extend and touch feet! More likely than
not, it was not a happy cause behind these people separating and ending
up in the North Pole or South Pole. One day I will occupy that area and
Do you think the ancestors of white people began under good
conditions or bad conditions?
Why would white people have chosen to live in the extreme cold? They
must have been hunters and nomads. You typically express compassion for
horses who are in pain and cannot walk and have to be shot as an act of
mercy. What if a loved one, a son or daughter, is very ill. Is it a
service to kill them? Of course, man and horse are different, but the
situation is similar. What would be better, to let the horse die a
natural death, no matter how painful the process may be, or to
terminate his life and ease his pain? How different are people's ways
From one human ancestor, different tribes and races have been
scattered all around-not because of good reasons, but unhappy ones.
There are so many different languages and customs. The yellow race has
been living in the moderate temperature zone, with reasonable rainfall
where crops grow well. They have been worshipping a god under
shamanism, not such a highlevel religion; it is rather
superstitious. Spirit world is also not unified but has formed
different societies. Even more than us, they are segregated by groups
that have certain things in common. What is the nature of spirit world?
Will spirits who used to live on earth come down to dwell? No, the
people on earth will all go to spirit world.
We live like this in our society. Those people who have a nature
like cats, always scratching others and not letting them be in peace,
will go to spirit world and be together in the same community. Imagine
what kind of community that will be.
Even Dogs Notice
Does anybody love his own personality? This is a practical
question. We see our mind and body always in conflict, and nobody likes
this state. When a man and a woman, each with their mind and body in
conflict, come together and get married, they fight on a different
level. Usually they fight because each one wants more love. Are we
qualified to be loved to begin with? Nevertheless, we always want
others to love us. Someone thinks, "My mother hates me, my sister
hates me, my uncle even hates me.. But that person looks so cold and
hateful, no wonder no one loves him! Thus you transfer such treatment
to others, even to dogs sometimes! You might kick a dog who is minding
his own business, because you have no other place to relieve your
stress. Or you might go and poke a cow who is just eating grass, or
even call names at the birds who are flying by. You might hate to see a
couple of birds getting along so well together when you are so
When we see the conflict in us, how ashamed and sad we feel. When so
much hatred goes on within human beings, even within families, all the
things of creation indeed look down on us and feel angry. Even dogs
notice! The situation is so bad that if air had a choice, it would
escape from the scene. No things want to go near human beings in this
state. All things actually will help man to shorten his life so that he
leaves sooner. Food will make him sick. It is nature's way to go toward
a certain way and fight against man and not support him in this state.
There are 250 million individuals in the United States. Here is one
woman. How many people do you think love her? Can you count? How many
people would love you? It is a serious thing to think about. Unless you
are very sure that you are a good person, it is absurd, even a sin, to
expect good circumstances. You always want something good or new, but
check first to see if you deserve it.
The clock moves clockwise. What if it insists on going the other way
around? Then it is destroying all 360 degrees. How much are we moving
like a clock, how many degrees? Perfect 360 degrees? Or are we only
covering 120 degrees? Perfect 360 degrees meanspaying attention to
everything and loving in every situation. Are you covering at least
half or 180 degrees? When you really think and coolly examine yourself,
there is no real reason why people have to like and love you. Isn't it
despairing to think like that? Think, how many degrees are we harmonous
and how many are we in conflict? You may say, "Americans are
firstrate people. Surely they cover 360 degrees." Can you say
Imagine, how many out of 250 million Americans are in harmony 360
degrees? (Zero!) Then we can say that there is something wrong with
them, that they are in need of repair. They are outoforder
people. But most of the time aren't they proud and demanding? The
universe is looking down and laughing. It is kol bul young, or
something that is out of proportion and somewhat ugly, like a woman who
puts on too much makeup to hide something. Or when two people put on an
extreme display of love, hugging and kissing and saying "I love
you." How much can you say "I love you?" How much can you
love? Can you say to a broken machine "I love you?" You would be
out of your mind! How can you love something that doesn't work?
We are always thinking about true love, but how far away our reality
is! Father has always been talking about true love to us,
outoforder people. Here is a banquet for holy people and a
smelly, nervous person comes in. Imagine that scene. It is funny to
think about, but if this is our reality, we should feel so serious and
disappointed that we may faint.
Imagine there are many millions of people living in so many parts of
the earth, and zero percent are perfect-they are all broken people. But
they all are chasing after good luck. Do you think good luck will come
to anyone? It will try to escape at the sight of them! Not just escape,
but escape shouting!
When you imagine these things, do you feel good, or distressed? You
might say, "well, I am the exception. Father certainly doesn't
mean me. He means everybody else." Then maybe you feel better. But
if you think, "Father is speaking to me," then how serious
you will feel. But then someone feels they have some big right to
protest against the situation. It is not a laughing matter, because it
is close to our reality.
His Root is Bad
How serious it is that we, all mankind, have a fate to find out what
is good in us. We have to try very hard to discover what part of us is
good. We need the kind of character that will inspire God to say,
"Yes, you will live within My boundary with mind and body for
thousands of years." To the person who does not have this kind of
deserving mind and body, God will say, "No! Don't you ever come
in! Don't even look inside my kingdom." What do you think, will
God nevertheless let them come inside and live? He simply cannot bear
Why did human beings become like that? That is a serious question.
The simple answer is: something must have gone greatly wrong with the
root. It is not him that is so bad, but his root is bad.
Historically, man has been loving nature and trying to take after
the things of nature. After the fall, spirit world and earth became
more distant from God than nature itself. Historically, serious people
looking at a tree that is thousands of years old bow their heads and
think, "Here is something that is not changing and has withstood
all things and gloriously maintained itself for so long." There is
one big magnolia tree here in the United States.
In Yun Encounter
When winter comes, its branches are bare. But when spring comes, it
comes alive with green, and pretty soon the blossoms come and the whole
tree is full of flowers. The natural cycle repeats itself. We cannot
help but respect that. It is better than man somehow.
There is no fragrance in human existence. It is suffocating. The
trees go along with nature 100 percent and even the passing birds and
insects want to come and rest on them. When looking at an old tree like
that, man becomes humble, respecting and almost worshipping that tree.
That is conscience.
Think about your high school alumni Imagine there is one girl who
laughs and smiles all the time to everybody, is never down and always
helpful to others. Another one is always making a sad face and hardly
does anything good for other people. Years later, who will be
remembered? When you want to make friends with that person, even though
everything about you is bad, you try very hard to find something good
in you and bring that to her. You bring your most precious secret that
you never told another person, and tell it to her to make friends.
What is it that is most precious in you? Love, but that is between
man and woman. Even though you may have love, you have to be the same
level as someone before you can be accepted. If you are on a level way
below, how can someone on a different level come to like you, even
though you may have love? That one, too, wants love from a higher
Something that we all have in common is that we want friends, sons
and daughters, and especially a spouse, to be better than ourselves. In
what way better? In love. Here is a person very tall. Does that person
want somebody much smaller or much taller in love? That means that the
shorter ones have no chance. How does a person who is short gain the
respect of the tall one? He tries to be helpful to that person. Then
that person will lift him up. That is the only way to reach to that
height fast. If he tries to be independent, saying, "He is he and
I am I," what chance does a short person have to be on the same
height as he? Small chance. because he won't pull you up.
Live In Solitude
When I know that I am short in love, short in every way, then should
I just go to a high person any time. or restrain myself? I must
restrain myself-this is the work of my conscience. The one who is bad
should be solitary, alone, saying, "Don't come to me. I should be
alone.. Then other things will start to take sympathy toward him. At
least that person has a conscience, at least that person knows where he
is. People will then try to help.
Then that person really suffers within himself, thinking, "How
can I improve myself so that others will come to like and respect and
even love me?" The one in great agony standing alone will be
helped by others. Do you feel that within yourselves, too? The kind of
person who just tries to demonstrate his badness will give all things a
pain just to look at him.
One who is seriously looking at himself, contains himself, thinking
that he can only have a bad influence on others. Another doesn't think
that way at all. Which is the better person? Sometimes you may come to
hate one friend and wish he didn't come around you. But he comes more
and more often. Do you feel good? If he keeps coming, then you close
the door and pretend not to be home. We can understand why certain
conscientious people, especially religious people, try not to have such
regular contact with others, even friends, but instead go to the
mountains where they live in solitude and in prayer. All things will
look at him and think at least he has a conscience, though he is no
better than anyone else, and they will try to help him.
Catholic priests and Buddhist monks become celibate, because as men
they know that if a woman comes close to them, she will be hurt. They
choose rather to be alone. We are not hailing celibacy as something
good except under these circumstances. Today many people in America
proclaim celibacy or are against marriage, but under what
circumstances? It is quite different. God looks down at two kinds of
people who would never get married. For thefirst kind, God
feels deep compassion because that kind of person at least knows where
he is. He prays hard and God wants to help him. Looking at the second
kind, God can agree with any punishment. Unification Church members are
what kind of people? They were ready not to ever marry. Why? To show
off, or because they felt inadequate?
Do most Americans like Moonies? They are beginning to like us now.
How about Rev. Moon? American people want to condemn him. What about
Moonies? We all want him to live longer. Why? There are two extremely
divided groups here. One says, "Rev. Moon, go home!" The
other, who are Moonies, say, "No, Rev. Moon, you must stay here at
any cost, even the cost of my life!. How can opinions be so different?
When Father opens the door and says, "You come and live with
me,. then all of us will rush in with joy. How about Father's position?
Looking at all of us, does he wish he could dwell with us forever? Is
there any person to whom Father can go and shout "Mansei!"
and rejoice? Even Father has to think seriously about whether or not he
can go to live with someone. What about God? We pray for God to come to
live in us, but will He jump right in where Father hesitates? Will God
listen to most of our prayers, or try to plug His ears? Are we asking a
lot that we don't deserve? That is a serious question to contemplate.
In your mind, how many people do you want to accommodate? God has
enough room to accommodate everybody, so He wants many people to come
and live within Him. But suppose the most dirty ones are the first to
come in. What should God do, let them in or try to close the door? This
is God's problem.
(Father draws on the board.) There is a wall. This is God's domain.
There are many different levels in spirit world. Opposite God's domain
is hell. Should spirit world have a wall? A person lives in the level
where he feels most comfortable, thus creating walls. It is very
difficult to go up to another level, but very easy to go down. If your
spiritual level is a certain height, you can come down any time to
other levels. But you can never go up so Basil}. It takes a long time
to go up.
God never wants anybody to be below a certain level, but man chooses
to be there. God cannot help him, no matter how much God wants to
accommodate him. If you were the master here, too, you would have no
other choice. If God would give amnesty and allow everyone to be equal,
then bad persons would always want to come up higher first. They will
come up at any cost, even trampling others. Good people will be pushed
away. So God has to have walls between the different levels of spirit
world, otherwise it is not controllable and everybody would want to
come up. So you train yourself for thousands of years and pull down a
wall to advance yourself to the next higher level. Is God right to
allow walls and demand that we train ourselves a long time in order to
come up? What about Father; would he do the same? Father cannot save
them in a short period of time.
Father would want to take those who are here (points on the board)
to the deepest parts of hell to live alone. That person should strive
to say, "Father, if I am with you, I am very happy to live in
We are covered with a lot of veils, like the layers of an onion.
Father will peel them off one by one. . . that one is pride, that one
is the love of money. Then someone says, "well, Father, take
everything away from me. I will throw everything away and go to hell. I
will go naked if you want! Think about it. Is there a better way to
bring people up to the high level fast? There are two ways. The other
one is that Father goes along with your demands.
When Father works his way up, do you think the people above will
mind, or will they say, "We welcome you. Please come up
fast!" One way to get to the top is to hang on tenaciously to
Father, never letting go even if he tries to shake you loose.
The lowly government official bows to everybody higher up. Now f he
becomes president, nobody would mind. But that person whose father
becomes president would just go along with him everywhere, even looking
shabby. Everyone would know that even though this person was someone
who used to bow to them every day, because his father became president,
they cannot deny him his place. They would then bow to him. They cannot
say to the president, "Mr. President, I bow to you, but that
person tagging along, he has to bow to me!"
If Father allows us to tag along with him, to what point will we go?
Will we go to some point and then say, "FatheR this is good enough
for me, I will rest here"? Up to where' would we go? Wherever
Father goes? When Father goes to Japan, leaving America behind, will we
all follow him there? What if the Japanese government demands your
visa? Then if Father goes back to Korea by way of Japan, do we go to
You are used to sleeping in a bed all your life. When you go to
Korea, you have to sleep on a hard, hot floor. And there is no butter,
but ko chi chan and kim chi that burns your mouth! You
don't mind? If you go to Korea and live in a mansion, you don't mind.
But if you had to go and live in the poorest area, would you still want
to do that? Not only that, we would have to beg food with humility and
bring it in front of Father every day. Father likes that way. And
Father would never use knife and fork and spoon, but his hands. Then
halfway, he would think about us and tell us to eat. Would you be
disgusted? If this is the only way to reach a high level fast, would
you choose it?
You don't even know whether or not you are going to get there in the
first place. Would you still go? Since you don't believe, Father has to
give more conditions of indemnity. Maybe we will have to give up one
section of our finger every year. After 25 years you will have only
head and torso left! We will have to roll around to get someplace. Then
if you never give up and say, "Still, Father, I want to go with
you," then Father has to carry you on his back. Are we going to
be happy or sad people?
Ready for Prison
Father cannot just dump us partway. Once he carries us, he has to
carry us all the way up. Who caused our finger to be cut? Father did
that so he has to then take responsibility for us. Then God will say,
"Why do you have such a bunch of goodfornothing people with
you?" That way, we will go up even faster than Father. The Bible
said that those who are willing to die will live.
When Father first came to America, he had nothing. Do you think he
expected to live in an estate like East Garden when he first came here?
Or did he decide to be ready for prison when he came here? Father
thought, if they put me in prison, then I will turn the prison upside
down. Then, like God, he thought to see if this country would be
grateful to him or not. If Father doesn't do that, then Satan will
Imagine years ago when Father first came, with the way people are
here, do you think Father thought the way would tee' easy for him? You
don't know how resolved he was to face any difficulty in America to do
his work here. When Father came here, according to God's way, Father
thought, "With millions of people opposing me, even if I die, I
cannot give up God's way." Do you think God will say, "Oh, I
regret that I sent Rev. Moon to America, because in twenty years he
hasn't done anything!"? Or would God say, "How did you do
When his work has been successful and American people begin to
understand what he has done for America in place of the whole world,
and the White House begins to open up to him, then does he think about
having a comfortable life here?
Instead he will move to an even more difficult place where people
are regimented, that is, communist China, Russia, North Korea. Then God
will ask, "What did you do that for? Why don't you settle down in
a comfortable place?" Is God unhappy that Father doesn't want to
stay in such a place, or does He hate to see Father do even more hard
work? Which is the real reason God asks Father not to go?
Sometimes someone does very well, and the world knows it, but God
chastises him. Everybody wonders why. Father knows that sometimes God
wants to embrace somebody and cry with relief because of them, but
instead He will call him lots of names! Through that, the person can
shoot up to a high level in no time.
What is the topic of Father's speech this morning? "In Yun and
Think about this: Where does Father come from? In his childhood, he
lived deep in the North Korean countryside, in a mountain valley, a
place called Chung Ju. He was a small king; he went all over the valley
catching every kind of animal. He really explored the area. There is no
fish he didn't know. His radius was a tenmile area, a big
territory for a child. If he didn't know everything about the area-who
was living there and what they were doing-he couldn't sleep. Every
morning he would go out and explore some more. That is the kind of
personality he has. When there was a bully who gave a hard time to the
other children, even though Father was very small, he fought against
him and protected the smaller children.
That's how Father thought about America. You know how big America
is! As with the bully, Father fought with America, which is so much
bigger than him. Was he intimidated? He said everything he wanted to
Look at it this way. It was like a courtroom, where the plaintiff
was the United States of America and Father, an individual, was the
defendant. Who was knocked down? America. America thinks he is a
villain. And when America is beaten, all the Americans here are so
happy. What crazy people! Do you think the C.I.A and F.B.I. will love
or hate Father then? When we all applaud him, do you think they will
get a stomachache? You get a stomachache when you see something that
makes you very jealous. Hundreds of thousands of American men and
woman will come with eyes wide open and say, you want to get married to
an Oriental." They welcome orientals and call them brothers. When
Americans do that, the C.I.A. and F.B.I. look down on them and get a
It is our wish that our children be married with earlier blessed
couples' children. The most high level is True Family. Father wishes
he had numberless children in order to give more chances for everyone
to get married with his family. Those who say, "Father, I don't
want my children to get married with one of yours,. raise your hands!
Father blessed Daniel, a UTS graduate, to Father's niece, whose
father is now vicechairman of a foundation in Korea. Daniel comes
from a very large, wellknown family in Texas. His grandmother
heard that her grandson got married to the niece of Rev. Moon and
shouted "Manse!" She is not even a member! They were
rejoicing because, as they said, "All of a sudden, we became even
more famous!" They must have good seed, because to be famous is
not easy in this world. They have that In Yun to. become famous,
so they welcomed Father immediately.
What do you think? Father will have lots of grandchildren and you
will have lots of sons and daughters, too. When matching time comes,
should Father select candidates for marriage to his family out of
Frenchspeaking or Greekspeaking people of whom Father cannot
understand even a word they speak, or those who, even though they may
be Greek or French or Italian, can speak perfect Korean? We all
laughed, that means we got the message: Learn Korean!
If your sons and daughters get married to Father's descendants, will
you regret that, or think of it as an honor? Why? Heaven is an eternal
Should Father's sons and daughters give birth to fourteen children,
more than Mother did? (Yes.) In her case, she may be willing to give
birth to 130 children; that will increase the chances. (Laughter.)
That i8 utmost goodness. Would you want to become a big mountain all
alone and solitary, or a small mountain on the side of a big mountain?
Don't you think the big mountain, in that case, made the small
mountain? Which one came first? The big one. The big one might have
been a volcano which gave rise to the smaller mountains. By the time
they came up, it may have been a crater. The big one can say to the
small ones, "I am more interesting, because of me you came to
exist," You would say, "Our family is the biggest in all of
Europe, and because we are famous we contributed to Reverend Moon
becoming more famous..
Those who hope that their children can be married to one of Father's
grandchildren, raise your hands. To see that, Father feels crazy. But
Father sees the striking phenomenon that the babies are becoming more
intelligent, better equipped and with better personalities. Imagine
this: a ten year old child from Father's family, in fourth grade, dealt
with a forty year old Ph.D. member. She called him into a room, locked
the door and gave a speech to him. She told him what he has done
wrong. He couldn't say anything. No one told her to do that; she did
it on her own. She advised Father that he will eventually leave the
Unification Church, so not to work with him closely. The younger
children have that kind of quality.
When Father was young, he was like that. His relatives would show
him their potential fiancees' pictures, and speak with him very
respectfully. Even though he was just ten, Father would look; at the
picture and just throw it away if it was not good. If Father approved,
then they would get married. Father; was accurate. Sometimes they would
get married anyway, but the result would prove Father was right. This
is the background of Father matching our members. Do you think it was a
good matching or bad? (Good.) Those who think it was a bad matching,
raise your hands. (Laughter.) There are bound to be problems in any
marriage. The more you confront them in the first three years, the
better. Father is bringing many children to the Little Angels School in
Korea. Occasionally he goes there to observe them. We all must learn
Korean and let our children learn Korean. Father will send each Little
Angels School graduate to a different country. There are mansions
throughout the world which resulted from war and killings. But our
palace is built by love, under the wings of love. There will be
mountains of palaces. How about that? (Applause.)
Now we are interviewing thousands !of students in the Soviet Union,
and one out of ten is allowed to come. The total number to come will be
three thousand within a couple of months. Three thousand elite,
selected by interview, will study the Divine Principle. Because this
number is so large, the State Department became touchy, and did not
issue the visas properly. The Soviet students became angry, and were
preparing to demon strafe at the Embassy. The State Department checked
the background of the visa requests, from the Soviet side. The Soviets
said it was fine, but still visas were not issued. Ultimately, ten
American Senators and Representatives called the State Department
within a onehour period. If the State Department hadn't listened,
there would have been ten more senators and representatives calling.
They exclaimed, "We didn't know Reverend Moon's foundation was so
strong.. We pushed them down. They finally instructed the Embassy in
Moscow to issue the visas.
In Moscow it took them two hours to stamp and issue the three
hundred visas, and by that time it was 11:15. The flight to America was
at noon. Everyone was waiting at the airport One member collected the
passports and literally flew to the airport, arriving fifteen minutes
before departure. There was no time to distribute them, so he just
spread them out on a table and each person could take any passport On,
the plane, they had to sort it out. The American officials are looking
askance at this. These are elite communist youth. It is like a Soviet
invasion of America. (Applause.) How proud we can be to share the
future with Reverend Moon.
The rodeo is in progress [at New Hope Farms, Deer Park]. It is
exciting action. Raise your hands if you want to go. But maybe Father
will charge you three times the ticket price. So, all of you, after the
sermon, go to Deer Park. If you don't have money for a ticket, rake the
grass with your head. It's good if you break your glasses; then next
year people will wonder, "Was there a war here?" Yes, there
was a storm of people. Then more people will want to come next year,
and we will get the money back for your broken glasses. Good strategy.
That is a business concept.,
Never an Accident
Today's topic is "In Yun and Encounter." Strangers
meet, but they are not strangers; it is predestined. The encounter of
individuals is never an accident. Today is cloudless, but let's say
there is a cloud here. Where do you think it was formed? Is it an
American cloud, or was it formed in other parts of the world? Is
it a world cloud? It was formed by waters from different parts of
the world, from Africa to the polar regions. Imagine that one particle
evaporated from some black person's saliva, and adjacent to it is
evaporation from a white person's urine. Do you think these waters
will hate each other? Will they start fighting? Or refuse to shake
hands, even though they are side by side? They will give up hating each
other. They must make friends, under those circumstances. There is a
lot of dust and pollution. Did it all come from U.S. soil, or is there
some from other parts? this is world scale, also. It is going
around and around, going to America, to Africa, to everywhere, across
Are we all in debt or not? This brother looks healthy, with lots of
muscle and fat-where does that come from? Maybe he stole it from
someone not stealthily, but openly. Does nature like to be eaten,
mercilessly? We took a lot from nature, ate it and became nice and fat,
without returning anything back to nature. What does nature think about
us? It would call us parasites. Have we ever stopped to thank nature,
to thank all things? This sister is glad to have a top coat, a shirt
and underwear. Did it all come from the U.S., or elsewhere? Have you
ever thanked Korea for sending this merchandise to you? She uses that
and it gets a hole, and she says, "Oh, this is no good." That
product from Korea will be disappointed and will cry.
Look at it this way. In America they work eight hours and throw out
their products and go home. In Korea they are desperate; they have to
make a living and are very serious. Their lifeline is with that
product, and they are more serious than are other nations. If a
product has life and it does, believe it or not-If you go to Itaewon,
even in the evening, you can be measured and told, come tomorrow
morning. You go at ten in the morning and your suit is there waiting
for you. It is nice fitting. When do you think they did the work? They
prepare the component parts separately, and therefore can assemble a
suit from the parts, within two hours. Many factories work throughout
the night, not just the tailors.
It is not especially ethical, but the people are so highly motivated
that they create exact imitations within a day of a new product. It is
exactly the same, but one fiftieth of the price. Maybe the material is
not as good. The customer makes a request for certain products, and the
shopkeeper says come back tomorrow. The next morning it is there. This
is a kind of skill, a complex of skills. It is not simple. Korea has
won the gold medals in technical competitions, such as for
watchmaking. To give other countries a chance, they deliberately don't
take prizes now. The Korean economy grew in a very short time, quicker
than the Japanese.
The Koreans are excellent people. They come in to America and within
fifteen years they are everywhere, even in Japanese, Chinese and
Italian areas. It is; not easy, but they do it naturally. They are
always willing to revolutionize. Just like Father. Does Father take
after Korean nature, or Korean nature after Father's? (Laughter.)
In five thousand years every kind of event has happened to Korea,
connecting with the big nations of China, Russia, Japan and America.
But Korea never lost its identity. This molded the skill of the average
Korean. History does not record the only time Genghis Khan was
defeated, in Korea. That's true. But it is difficult for Koreans to
become one. Once they become one they can defeat anybody. No one can
make them into one, except me. (Applause.) Do you think that is more
difficult than bringing communist and democratic countries together, as
Father did? Good question, you say. But consider; North South Korea
were one forty years ago' and they use the same language. Kim I1 Sung
agrees with Father on this point. When Father cries, every Korean north
and south cries. That's how much unity there is potentially. Kim I1
Sung is saying that he hates Americans, hates Russians, hates Japanese,
Chinese and South Koreans. Who persecuted Father the most? America,
Russia, China, Japan and South Korea. So Kim says to Father, why don't
you and I get together and do away with all the people who hate us?
(Laughter.) In that case, would Father shake hands?
There is one difference between Father and Kim. Kim started big, but
now has come down. However, he is still famous and has a lot. Father
started from nothing, and everyone persecuted him, but Father
increased, and is as big as Kim I1 Sung now, if not bigger. (Bigger.)
Father's foundation is bigger, with Japan, Korea, Russia. But Kim
observed Father so much throughout the years. When they shake hands,
one thing is for sure: Father will never follow Kim I1 Sung. Kim knows
this. He knows he cannot pull Russia and China, but that Father can.
When Father's locomotive pulls the trains of the U.S., Russia and
China, will they move or not? (Yes.) They will move, a strange
phenomenon created by Father and God. (Thank you.) Thank you, did you
Background Not Simple
So we are in that situation, and you don't like to sit next to a
white girl? Or maybe you sit there, but your mind doesn't flow? If that
is so, you are inferior even to the particles in a cloud. Is the air
that we breathe in America American air, or does it belong to the
world? (The world.) The air has parts coming from Asia, the Orient,
Europe, Africa, all parts of, the world, mixed. Do you think this air
was bred in America and just stays here? Does air conflict with air
from other places? Does Korean air say it will only go to Korean
plants? There is no boundary in nature. When a big boar from South
America defecates in North America, will the tree here protest that?
No, it will like the good fertilizer, and say it tastes better because
it is different. That is the birth of the universe: everything develops
according to its harmonious In Yun.
Nobody knows who will meet whom in the next moment, but when they
meet it is a good destiny and they learn to get along together. How
many tens of thousands of years preparation did it take for these two
sisters to end up sitting nest to each other here? This is a
historical encounter, a pinacle. We may not know it, but the spirit
world is like a computer which, when you push the button, will reveal
the tons of records concerning what it took to bring these two
together. There is no area it does not cover. Perhaps at some point
the two, sister A and sister B, came very close but did not make it.
Now the two are together here. All of you who are here did not come a
straight way. Your ancestors clubbed you to bring you here now. That is
why it is so crooked. Until now no one understood this, but this is how
When you were born, wherever and whenever, did you ever have the
slightest notion that you would meet Father here today? If someone
planned to find a way to sit with Father, how many years would it take?
But we have hardly done anything, and we find ourselves, here. Behind
us the background is not simple. On the universal level there was
plenty of work for each of us to be here. Do you think you can dismiss
the brother or sister sitting next to you under such circumstances just
as if it was high school days, and you were alumni? Out of your present
relationship, after ten or fifteen years you can truly love each
other. Can you say what is going to happen, what good things? Who
knows maybe you will become the First Lady of a country, In Yun
as a good In Yun, and think of ten or twenty years from now
and cherish this moment. Don't just think of today or tomorrow in
treating each other. If you have this attitude for ten or twenty years,
then everybody will come to support you.
All things that are happening now are for the sake of this goal. In
fishing this becomes so dramatic. You may fish for eight hours, with
nothing happening. All of a sudden there is some sign, and before you
know it a thousandpound fish is hooked. It happens in one minute,
that's all. In Alaska there was a fierce competition. A Japanese
brother had not caught a fish after several days. One day, everyone was
catching fish, but he did not, until five minutes before the deadline,
8:55 pm. Suddenly it came; he landed the biggest fish and got first
prize. This is a true story. Who can tell? How can you tell what will
come from two people in five or ten years, or even tomorrow?
Good In Yun
Why did it take thousands of years to make such a meeting? It is
because the goal of the meeting is so big, that nature and history had
to work through thousands of years of In Yun to get here. Now
you arrived here, not knowing this has all taken place, and you doze
off. Spirit world is nervous watching us. Imagine that your encounter
with Father and everyone here, has required lots of sacrifice, even
your ancestors being killed so that you could work your way up here.
Then how serious is our meeting here? Once we understand this
background, we realize that indemnity is a natural thing, and that if
there is no indemnity, maybe I am not going the right direction. Then
for a bigger cause we can say, Father, I am ready to accept more
suffering and more indemnity. If you do, then there will be more good
in yun working out for a higher level of encounter.
When Father came to America he knew that much in yun was
here. Father properly arranged the in yun, relating it with the
situation of the nation as a whole, knowing so much history behind the
scenes and in spirit world. Father did his very best to bring everyone
the highest blessing, putting everyone in the best possible position.
Based upon Father working day in and day out for this, Father has come
to be loved by others who are saying that even at the sacrifice of
their own lives they cannot leave Father. That kind of strong
relationship has come about. Father knew that when he came to America
he would meet some offspring from the Mayflower. He thought about how
to meet such people, and how to lead them to the top of heaven. Before
even noticing his own suffering Father only thought about fulfilling
his part of the responsibility to the offspring of the Mayflower or
other American people who came into his church through In Yun. A
person who does this will receive all the blessings of the universe.
The universe is waiting to give blessings to and welcome such a person,
and greet him.
After Danbury, Father thought, "Before I go to Korea, whom will
God bring to meet me first Father was expecting that. Even today there
are former inmates visiting Father. When you have that kind of attitude
throughout your life, you have no room for complaint. You have no
cause for complaint. You bump into someone on the street, even a
troublemaker, you should think, "What is this situation going to
bring to me?" Instead of fighting, think, What is this In Yun
going to bring me?" Then suddenly you look around and see
someone there. It is the son or daughter you lost many years ago,
because of war. This actually happens. That socalled accident can
happen to all of us. If this crazy person had not bothered me on the
street, then I would have missed my lost son and never had another
chance. Who is making that man act crazy? He may not know himself, but
something is making him act that way, for my sake. That is good in
There are two kinds of people. One immediately fights and retaliates
and ruins his whole day when this kind of inconvenience comes. The
second thinks philosophically: why did this come to me? What do I
deserve? What do I deserve? What can I expect from this? We must know
that this In Yun and encounter has a great significance. You
know the story of Joseph, whose jealous brothers! put him in a well.
Later he was rescued, and he served in the nobleman's [Potiphar's]
house. The wife tried to seduce him, and he would not fall. Later on,
because of that, he got to meet his brothers. This turned out to be the
way of saving the Israelites. Who knew? Somebody was working. It's not
mysterious to them, only to us.
If it were not for three years imprisonment in North Korea, Father
would never have known what communism really is. Maybe like everyone
else he would have thought, "Oh, that is just another philosophy,.
and dismissed it. But by three years in prison Father could come to
understand the minutes" detail of the nature of communism, and
could decide to liberate communism, the enemy of God, with his own
hands. Today, everyone is wondering why in less than one year a miracle
has happened. It is not a miracle. Father knows, and he worked for it.
Who knows except the Moonies and Father, and the spirit world?
This grand principle applies even to daily life. Just an innocent
happening, an accident, depends upon your attitude toward In Yun.
If you live like that, your life will improve. Somehow, let's say,
you caused an accident and hurt a nice young lady. You feel so bad,
because she is hospitalized. As a result of that you witness to her and
save her life. Do you think she was lucky to break her leg or not? She
will look back and say, if you didn't break my leg, where would I be
now? How proud you can be without you! leading them, no one can come to
heaven. So how historically great Unification Church evangelists are.
We can't pray on the way to Belvedere, "Please God, prevent an
accident from happening to me." Rather pray "Please lead me
in your will.. We do have accidents. Maybe that's His will, and as a
result of that we gain a different level, a higher level. We are bound
to get to a higher level if our mind is basically good. Who knows what
will happen in the future? If something happens, everyone may agree it
is a tragedy. But there are two ways for us: either complain, or
continue on contemplating what chance this offers me. Who is the wise
person, the sagacious person? The wise person does not complain.
Yesterday morning one of our buses was stolen during the State
Leaders meeting, and so they arrived late. Everyone was annoyed and
worried because they could not meet in time. But Father was not
worried. He just wondered what was going to happen as a result of that
bus being stolen. Maybe as a result someone would be met at the police
station while making the report, or at the jail, and your path could
cross the cousin or nephew of President Bush Who knows? Plenty of these
things happen. That way you may go to a political candidacy more
quickly than by your own planning. Usually success happens by this kind
of extraordinary In Yun. So how can we complain about things? In
Father's life, going to prison is the worst thing that can happen. But
what was the result?
Father knows one thing: our life, whatever it may be, is a course of
indemnity. Whether we approve it or not, it's indemnity. It's bound to
be. So if the indemnity goes the normal way, it takes a normal amount
of time. Everybody wants to quicken it. But how? By something
extraordinary happening, then it quickens. So we have to expect that
happening. [Father draws on the board.] This is human history,
thousands of years, and the happenings lie out like a sine curve. One
is smooth and one is saturated, complicated. Which curve do you want to
follow, the complicated or simple? The simple will take thousands of
years. The other, saturated way means you are always busy, with no time
to be complacent, and you really go the incredible way, but it only
takes a hundred years. Which way do you prefer? The saturated, which is
the short cut, and you only need a hundred years.
There are many different combinations of curves. Sometimes you go
up, sometimes down. Corporations go through one hundred or two hundred
years of turbulence. Which do you want? Shorter indemnity? Shorter
indemnity means that even though you think today is miserable, tomorrow
will be worse, and the next day even worse. Which do you want: a smooth
life which requires thousands of years of indemnity, or short, which
gets it over with? (Short.) Religion takes thousands of years. When you
receive glory, that period will end and you must go down before you can
go up again. Christianity suffered for 2,000 years, then went up in
America. Now it has come down again. Conversely, the Unification Church
started from the deepest suffering, but then went up.
10,000 Years of Happiness
What was Father's motto? "Within this twenty years, let us
indemnify 2,000 years." Father actually invited opposition, saying
"If you are going to oppose, then oppose me now, when you are at
your strongest." Thus Father set the condition to be able to say:
"You persecuted me for twenty years, and at the end of the
persecution if you are stronger you can have your way. But if you are
weaker, then you must listen to me." So who is more capable, the
existing Christian church or Father? (Father.) In evangelizing, Father
is better. Father can smell better than they, and he can stare them
down without batting an eyelash.
When Christianity goes down, it goes down very fast and does not
rise again, because it lost its purpose. Our side, instead of repeating
the up and down cycle, will move forward on a straight, flat line,
which is what nature intended it to be. How about that? (Amen.) This
flat line has no persecution, everything is liberated. It is the
kingdom of heaven on earth and in the spirit world. The horizontal line
is great, you lie down on a horizontal line, and you can climb up on
God. You wake up in the middle of the night to find that God was
sleeping right beside you. It is night and dark, but his hands are
glowing. Then you know it is God right beside you.
So this pain of twenty years is incredible. The ground on which the
Empire State building is built was dug up and pounded, laid with pipes
and wires. That ground must have said, "What are you doing to me?
I've never had so much torture." Later when the Empire' State
building was erected, then it said, "Had I known this, I would
have asked for more pounding, because then there could be a taller
building, a nicer building." Those who complained will be
shameful; will never be able to look straight at the building.
When Father was breaking the ground and laying the foundation, all
Unification Church members said, "Oh, I don't, like that, oh, why
do I suffer like this?" Sometimes Father will make you suffer
upside down, which is even more painful. How much more proud will one
be if one is right at the center, right at the bottom. We will say
that if we had known, we would have volunteered for that. No matter how
tall that building is, no point is greater than that person who is at
the deepest bottom.
Are we pursuing ten thousand years, of happiness or ten years of
happiness? (Ten thousand.) Is that going to be easy? (No.) Should we
accomplish the suffering in a condensed time or a long time?
(Condensed.) Ten years? (Yes.) Or one year? If you say one year, that
means ten thousand times more suffering than we had in the past. Do we
want that? It means that someone has to take out your eyes and nose:
and teeth, to meet this oneyear deadline. How about American
women? Do you have that kind of endurance? (Yes, Father.) American
women talk too soon. How can you take that indemnity? Chinese women
bind their feet. With small feet they cover long distances. But
American women have big feet. Chinese women will walk many years, and
still continue to walk. American women will ride in the car, go around
the obstacle, and call it a day. They will say, "I've seen it;
I'm going around it." Maybe you saw a mountain, but you never
bothered to go down and see what ore is inside. You don't know; you
just went around it. True? (Yes.) Do you think diamond mines and gold
mines are found lying nest to the highway?
The Chinese woman will go thousands of miles to find her husband and
lost children This is great characteristic of oriental attitudes and
philosophy. Because of this, they understand the thousands of years of
preparation behind one hour's meeting. Therefore they take it very
seriously and endure and endure, and never start anything quickly. The
oriental person first listens you out, because he is interested in how
you came to that meeting. The western concept is opposite: "Hello,
ha ha. I like you; get close to me, ha ha ha." So which attitude
will lead us to the blessed position more surely? (Oriental.) I don't
know; you teach me.
Embrace the World
A Unification Church member should not be lightweight. You should be
heavyweight. You shouldn't be so happy. Always think, if you laugh in a
big way there will come a time when you will cry in a big way. If there
is day there is bound to come the night. The peak of a civilization,
too, will always come down to a certain point, and a new one will
start. What does the world say, that the western civilization is
starting anew? Or that the oriental is starting to flourish?
(Oriental.) And this is not just lightly happening. Five thousand years
of preparation is there, and now the new era is in the making. No one
can stop that tide. How can anyone stop the tide of an ocean, the tide
of time? So we have to take Father's words today very seriously and
practically, because Father wants to prepare us for the forthcoming
trend of the world, in which we Unification Church members must embrace
the world in the oriental way, the deep, contemplative way,
understanding the background of thousands of years, not just as if it
is a chance happening. Therefore Father gave us this topic.
When American men marry oriental women, don't think you will be
carried on your wife's back Rather, determine to carry her on your
back. If you depend on them, you will perish.
Do not say, "Since I am western, I am on top and since you are
oriental, you've got to be on the bottom." If you think that, that
is the end of your development. If you take it the other way around and
raise them up while you go down, then you will do well.
By the same token, so many moonies think, ' Well I have done so much
for so many years, now I will be carried on Father's back." That
is the end of their development. Whereas those who think, "Father,
now you raised us up, I will carry you on my back," will prosper
forever and ever on the horizontal line. Is this a correct statement?
Father has been carrying us on his back but he cannot do that forever
here in' America. Now he has done all he can do and should do for this
country. Father may leave and not come back for years.
Father knows that since America is a Christian country, Americans
are bound to follow us whether they complain or not, still they will
have to follow in our wake. China is different. They do not have that
godly background of Christianity. Soviets, too. You have to tell them
every day, "Do this and don't do that." You have to do that
every day to China and Russia, unlike America.
If America follows the same thought pattern that Father is now
expressing, if America were wise, she would carry Russia and China on
her back, and North Korea, too. But she is refusing to do that. That's
why Father is volunteering now to do that. What this country should be
doing, Father is now taking upon himself to do. There will be many
people who ~ will carry Father's baton if Father doesn't complete his
goal. It is never whimsical things with Father, but very serious
You remember the Tienenman Square incident of June 4? By June 27 in
every embassy in Beijing and in other big cities in China, foreigners
were panicking and deserting China. But Father instead went in and
signed the Panda project contract. Father knew, even though that
incident happened, everyone should stay there and help the country.
China realizes this and owes something to Father. Within five years
China will rise up. To get to a higher place it will take much longer
and they know that. They believe in Father's agreement. They praise
Rev. Moon more than anybody else, including their former national hero.
Chinese people are very capable and accurate at assessing individuals,
so they understand Father. They saw clearly that when America was
stoning Father and opposing him, Father was carrying America on his
back. Rev. Moon is not the one who perishes. No matter how big in
numbers, America is perishing, not Father. How deeply has In Yun
manifested for Father's encounter with America. We must understand how
great a mistake we made in the past inadvertently and unknowingly
throwing In Yun with our shallow thinking. The universe, looking
at us, is very disappointed. We have to lead life in such a way that
when God sees us, He will say, "Yes, I know how much you suffered
and yet went steadfastly on the right course." That kind of man
doesn't perish. This is the formula for success.
We know that we should never budge no matter what happens, and
endure and take seriously this In Yun." You will inherit this way
of life from Father in a most solemn occasion, pledging, "Father,
from this time on I will conduct my life in your way. I never
understood before, but now I take this way as my own." Those who
pledge to never forget their responsibility and to continue to bear the
responsibility for America on their shoulders when Father goes to China
or Russia, raise your hands. Thank you.