True Father Reverend Sun Myung Moon
Father's Remarks from Hoon Dok Hae
Translation by Rev. Peter Kim
Unofficial Notes by Tyler Hendricks
Morning of 31 January 2002
Hoon Dok Hae: (Continuing the recent messages from Christians
in spirit world)
Oliver Cromwell (English Puritan, 17th Century)
Most people have no idea about what the meaning of Divine Principle is.
They usually say it is hard to understand. Therefore even though they
finish one cycle, they come a second time to understand it better, but
they do not want to reveal it is their second time. I have studied it
three times, cover to cover, and understand it more and realize it is
a great truth.
In the first and second cycles, I had questions, but after the
third time, it all became clear. I would like to be equipped with
Divine Principle teaching and become the world's best lecturer of Divine
Principle. The Divine Principle teaching can tear down the walls between
religions, races and nations. I will go out to the world and shout that
regardless of religion, race and nation everyone should come together
under Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Please accept me; all the glory is yours.
John Milton (English Puritan poet, author of "Paradise Lost,"
We need Divine Principle because it answers all the questions about
human history, including Cain and Abel. You cannot answer them from the
Bible itself; no one came up with clear answers. But because of God's
grace, Rev. Moon came up with the hidden answers. Honorable Sun Myung Moon
came as the Lord of the Second Advent to fulfill the unfinished mission
of Jesus Christ. Still, Christians believe in unscientific views of Jesus'
Second Advent. People should study Divine Principle seriously. Throughout
human history there have been so many painful events and struggles for
God and also for Rev. Moon. People have to understand that. Do you know
how much misunderstanding there has been about those historical facts?
An awesome amount of hidden truth about humankind is hidden in Divine
Principle; you have to seek it out.
Jonathan Edwards (American theologian, philosopher,
Congregationalist pastor, 18th Century)
America is in the position to help people and love the world. God
has no other choice but to love Rev. Moon, because Rev. Moon somehow
revealed the heart of God to humankind. American people please understand
that Rev. Moon brought the truth to you and blessing to you. You should
help him and work with him. This is an issue of life or death for the
American people. He is a great man.
When we look at Rev. Moon from the spirit world, he is always protected
by a light from God. You may not be able to see that from the earth, but
remember that he came as the True Parents of humankind, and the proof is
the Divine Principle truth, which is revelation from God. We don't know
how to be saved or what will happen after we die. Think about it deeply.
When I was on earth, I didn't know what would happen after I die. I
didn't know the Kingdom of God on Earth or why humankind had to be born
with original sin. I didn't know what happened after the crucifixion. I
didn't know how to solve original sin; these issues bothered me so much
on earth. But I was so moved by Divine Principle, because it provided
all the answers I needed to have. People have to be reawakened. The youth
problems, family and divorce problems: how can we solve them? God loves
America. We have to go back to the original spirit of the Pilgrim Fathers.
American people are the elder son but they make God sad. Americans,
please be alert. Remember, your forefathers built churches before their
own houses. Don't be sucked up by selfish individualism, you have to go
with Godism. God still loves America; he wants to see America awake,
not asleep. If America lives for herself, God will leave. America is
the Garden of Eden on earth. So, whether or not you follow Rev. Moon's
teachings will determine your future. It is life and death. This is
Jonathan Edwards' petition to you.
Rev. Moon, thank you for loving American people to this point. Please
forgive America for giving you so much pain.
James Hudson Taylor (American missionary to China, 19th
When I studied Divine Principle, I could not think of anything
to compare it to. A gospel, or truth? What is the identity of
Divine Principle? No theologian has done a work such as Divine
Principle. Theologians, politicians, everyone should study Divine
Principle. Divine Principle introduces things that the Bible does not talk
about. We know Divine Principle was revealed through Rev. Moon after he
paid much indemnity in a difficult course of life. We also learned about
parallel time periods through human history. Through Divine Principle,
all the different questions have been answered. Divine Principle teaches
about God and mankind. So many people live here together, but only a
handful study Divine Principle. These are the ones who have their ears
and eyes open. Most Christians still believe in the Lord of the Second
Advent, but they do not know where and how to meet him.
I am not a good talker and cannot express my feelings deeply. But
one thing I can tell you is that I will serve and attend True Parents.
Frederick Denison Maurice (English founder of Christian Socialism,
God has been walking a lonely path to find his lost children. One day
during my earthly life, I was walking on the road and suddenly a bright
light appeared and a voice came: "Maurice, Maurice." The person I saw in
the light was bleeding from his ears and eyes. I saw him, and then the
voice said, "Maurice, imagine if the person you are looking at is God;
what would you do?" I was stunned, and suddenly peace and comfort came
over me. I did not understand the meaning of that dream, but now I feel
so much struggle. At that time, I didn't understand the pain and agony
God was going through and I don't know why He couldn't tell me in the
vision. I thought it was the love of God, not the pain and agony of God.
God has been waiting too long for his children to mature and recognize
him as their father. Rev. Moon came into the physical world with ultimate
truth. True Parents came to us to clarify the relationship between God
and humankind. True Parents came to open the path. Of course, he came
as the Messiah. I feel that the messiah Rev. Moon still will have to go
through a lot of difficulties. I pledge I will do my best to build the
Kingdom of God. I will also be the pioneer to spread the new gospel.
Thank you Rev. Moon. Now I have come to know God and understand the
relationship between God and mankind.
Maurice's question: How can you introduce the relationship between
spirit world and physical world?
Dr. Lee didn't answer.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (German pastor and theologian who conspired
to assassinate Hitler during World War II, was captured and died in a
I never though in my wildest dreams that humanity would meet this
precious day of having True Parents. The evil Lucifer destroyed the life
of humanity. Lucifer tried in every possible evil way to keep humanity
away from God. Communism almost took over the world. It was a strategy of
Lucifer's. Through it, historical atrocities took place. I am equipped
with Unificanon Thought and Divine Principle now. Now I have the sword
of truth; I will use it to destroy the evil force. I will teach them
about the relationship between humankind and God. I would like to clean
up Lucifer's bastion with Divine Principle. It would have been better
had Divine Principle been introduced earlier.
I have a mission and my life belongs to God. So I dedicate everything
to God. But my life was given for the wrong cause and I would like
to be compensated (or compensate for that-I think it means he wants
credit for what he did even though he is saying it was for the wrong
cause, and the credit to apply to his work from now for the Divine
Principle-ed.). There is only one God. Human ancestors started on the
wrong foot, helping Lucifer to build his kingdom, pretending it was the
will of God and pretending that Lucifer was the king. Human history has
become the history of Lucifer. Through Godism I would like to unite all
the philosophies and -isms. History started in the wrong direction,
so we have to restore it. That has been the history of restoration;
to attempt to eliminate the history of evil.
Another point: the original sin issue. We have to explain to people
about the sins and crimes of Lucifer from the beginning. I would like
the make a plan to do this. Fifth: people in this world desperately
need the Lord of the Second Advent. Through him they can be reborn and
receive the blessing. God wants to see all the people on earth join Him.
Last, humanity needs a new leader. This is Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Just
the fact that he came to the world is our blessing, but on top of that
he brought the truth. Did people help him all the way, or attempt to
kill him? When all of humankind is united and educated through Divine
Principle, humankind has a future. We all have to return to the original
garden, in which our parents are waiting for us.
My pride was hurt because I had to learn from a Korean. Why did
the Lord of the Second Advent have to come to Korea? All those things
bothered me, because they are facts. Everyone has been waiting for
the Messiah. Suppose I had been born at the time of Jesus. Would I
have served and attended Jesus? I ask that of myself. I think there has
to be a revolution of heart; that is the only way to unite Korea and
Japan. I am a child of God. Therefore there is a heartistic relationship
between God and humankind. Between brothers and sisters there can be
fights, but they are related through blood, and so if they fight they
can always be cured. But between peoples who are not related by blood,
fights lead to creation of enemies. Only through the truth from God can
they reconcile and forgive each other.
All Japanese people have to listen to Rev. Moon's teaching; then
they can be united with Koreans. I have absolute faith in the teaching
that Rev. Moon is True Parents and messiah. He overcame all the obstacles
and difficulties in his life. So I will become a filial son to God.
Mother Teresa, Catholic nun and relief worker, 20th
I thank you for providing such a precious truth to us. Because of the
denial of the truth at the time of Adam and Eve, the human fall took place
and the original sin has passed down all the way to us. I thought that
serving the poor was the only way I could serve God, but I didn't know the
truth that can change humanity. I didn't know the real essence of the life
of faith. Eternal happiness cannot be separated from eternal life. I,
Teresa, lived in the same period as the Lord of the Second Advent. I
feel sorry that I could not introduce this ultimate truth from God to
the poor and sick that I took care of. That is the pain in my heart.
I am grateful that I could attend this seminar and learn the
truth. From now on, I would like to teach this Divine Principle truth to
those poor people who need liberation, so that they can become children
of God. Divine Principle made my heart feel poor and empty. All those
nuns on earth should learn Divine Principle. But I am wondering how we
can give this truth to the family members of nuns. I feel sorry for their
life as nuns. I am Teresa, Rev. Moon, and I know that God is wanting all
humankind to be united and tear down the walls. I would like to invest
the life of Teresa to make it of even more noble value.
Gustavo Guttierez, South American liberation theologian,
Rev. Moon is the filial son of all sons, because he is the one who
understood the heart of God that was filled with pain and agony. All
the major theologians and leaders surely have struggled a lot with
the Bible. I saw many of them praying quietly, searching for answers
to those questions even after coming to spirit world. Many people have
the same kind of questions: they don't know God, who God is. All these
lifelong questions are answered by the Unification Church teaching,
the Divine Principle. People do not understand God, even though they are
born with an original nature that seeks God. This original character is
not something obtained after birth, but is innate.
True Parents, I do not care if you are not the Messiah, but you came
up with the truth so you are the greatest teacher of humankind, and as
True Parents I will follow you, the greatest teacher.
Paul Tillich, German theologian, 20th Century
The author of Divine Principle is God, and Rev. Moon is the editor. No
one knows how much suffering and struggle those earnest theologians
and Christian leaders endured because of the wrong understanding of
the Bible. All those parables and symbolic teachings have been clearly
explained by Divine Principle. The CT era is the era in which the author
and editor of the new truth will appear; the messiah and revelator is
Rev. Moon. By sending Rev. Moon, God's tormented heart is now comforted.
God created the Garden of Eden and gave the blessing, but because of
Adam and Eve's mistake, human history started on the wrong foot. God's
heart filled with agony. Look at the world now. One place is abundant
with wealth and material things and another lacks everything and is
starving and dying. They need to unite and share everything. Divine
Principle provides the foundation for a true love revolution. From Divine
Principle, people will learn how to live. So we need to be humble before
the Divine Principle teaching. All the Christian leaders and believers
should master Divine Principle first and become the teachers. I'm sure
Divine Principle can inspire everyone if they study. So you believers,
Christians, please study Divine Principle. Get rid of your prejudice
and concepts and study it.
Teihard de Chardin, French monk / anthropologist, 20th
When I came to know God, I lived my life following his will. But I
didn't know which direction was correct. I thought I followed the right
way, but now I see it was wrong and am repentant. Divine Principle now
is known all over the world, but my heart is aching because we did not
have Divine Principle. God, as you know, the life of Christian monks
is not an easy one. Please, God, save all those lonely souls in the
spirit world and physical world. The right attitude is to serve and
attend God. We were unfortunate not to have Divine Principle in our
lifetime, so help and forgive us. Rev. Moon, has any Vatican pope studied
Divine Principle? No. God is the father of humankind; why should Roman
Catholicism have this problem? The pain of my heart is the same as the
pain of the Catholic Church.
Thomas a Kempis, Dutch mystic, 15th Century
God is the father of mankind, the God of dual characteristics, and
He loved his children even though we made a blood relationship with
Satan. I learned that there is not a literal judgment of fire (James
3:16). Divine Principle teaches answers about the spirit world clearly
and the relationship between the spiritual and physical body, and the
original sin and the meaning of resurrection, why we need the providence
of restoration, the parallels of history and when the return of the Lord
of the Second Advent will take place. Who is Rev. Moon and what is he?
Divine Principle is not a truth that can be found through human effort.
The contents are not "may be true," but "must be true." We never had
the chance to have such a precious truth to this point. God is the only
God and father of mankind. The messiah is Rev. Moon. Before him, all
humankind can become one. Let us be equipped with the truth of the CT era.
True Father: What about you, sitting in this room? Where
do you think you will be located in the spirit world? The liberation
of God and all those historical figures has been secured. Do you need
help? Don't become a slave of money. When we talk about up, we talk about
below. Having "up" presupposes that you have "below." It is the same thing
with right and left, front and rear. By the same token, the same logical
relationship applies to man and woman. Perfected Adam and Eve, who have
mind and body absolutely united, should build the true family to become
the manifestation of God's love. Look at the world now; it is a world
of chaos. Look at married life based on pre-nuptial contracts. The true
seed should be passed down from generation to generation in your lineage.
To whom does your mouth belong? God. Are there two owners? We have
to say glory to God with all our senses. The ultimate purpose is to
serve and attend God. The five senses do not fight one another. We have
to bear the true seed, so that we can pass it down to our generations,
and not be like the fig tree with no fruit that Jesus cursed.
Hawai'i is in a strategic location, as the bridge between east and
west. Normally, the most precious things are hidden, such as air and
love. The most hidden thing is love. You can detect air, but love cannot
be seen with the eyes. Love can be the source of power. Love for the sake
of others will last forever. Wherever you go, love is welcomed. It is the
center of all four directions. It takes the central position. That is
the eternal truth. Power, knowledge, money may take one direction, but
not all directions. That is why you can bring unity through them. That
is why selfish individualism is not the tool to unite people, because
it represents only one small direction.
Where can you find spirit world? In the center in which true love
dwells. The true love center is where we find God. There, we have to
have absolute faith, love and obedience. Do you have true love? Satan used
to dominate day and night. Now we have to eliminate Satan. Orientals and
westerners cannot unite without the exertion of true love power in that
effort. Our task is first to know God, then to know the spirit world.
Where are you heading? I assigned 72 missionaries to Hawai'i. Why?
Because Hawai'i is an extension of Japan. Chaju guk sungri kwon
We have to change our lifestyle, not just being fond of what we like,
but being fond of what we like and what we dislike. [P. Kim: it means
to embrace our enemy.] We have to be able to create a legacy of keeping
God's tradition. We have to know, during our lifetime, in terms of the
providential timetable in relation with our own life, whether it is time
for breakfast, lunch, or to go to bed. Where are you heading? Do you want
to walk the course that heaven and earth and will welcome, or just live
for your own country? The practice of living for the sake of others can
be found in the individual for the family, family for the tribe, tribe
for the nation. Once you, as husband and wife, secure absolute unity of
mind and body, it is natural to form a true family, because man and woman
both are born for the sake of love. [Discussion of concave and convex.]
The ultimate purpose of religion is to build the true family on the
level beyond nation, race and religion. It is possible only through
Our goal is to serve the parents of heaven and earth, and become
couples of heaven and earth and build the family of heaven and
earth. Where are we heading? What about westerners? They should go to the
orient, and Orientals to the occident. If you want to keep receiving, you
become a thief. It has to be reciprocated. A father or mother cannot claim
that position without children, because children make them parents. It is
the same with husband and wife; we cannot claim to be a husband without
a wife, and siblings without siblings. So your value comes from your
partner, and it is natural that we have to live for the sake of others.
Settlement is the foundation for a safe settlement. As baby birds
grow, they learn how to fly from their parents. By the same token, we
need to learn from our parents how to become autonomous. What do you
want to become? A world leader who will be recognized as a filial son,
patriot, saint and divine son? Do you have the true seed within you? Your
conscience knows. As mind and body have their unique functions and roles,
even though my children graduated from good colleges and graduate schools,
I don't care and I ask them to go to UTS.
We have to secure at least seven generations. The theologians
and religious leaders are watching the theological institutes I have
established, like UTS and Sun Moon University. So we have to provide
a good quality of education. A tree provides at least a root, trunk,
branch, leaf and seeds. Which part do you want to become? A root,
trunk or seed? Nature has been created in a way such as to preserve the
different species unless there is a disturbance. Some seeds fly from one
place to another to multiply. Some take a year to germinate. There are
all different types and levels. [To the Korean leaders:] Do you want to
go to UTS or work here in Hawai'i? [We will follow your direction.]
There are twelve types of characters, like the 12 months and 12
disciples of Jesus. So we should learn how to embrace each of the 12. Do
you want to start from the zero point or from the 10-degree point? We
have to remember that even if we join spirit world, we will know and
understand God only as much as we understand Him here on earth; not
more, not less. We have to secure the zero point and, when necessary,
go back there for a new start. The zero point is where you may have the
chance to find God. The terrible phenomena of the contemporary world,
such as the so-called sexual liberation, which consists of free sex and
homosexuality, are the last signs of the secular world, nothing more. So
history has to go back to the zero point again.
Mrs. ---, where is your elder son? Is he going the right
direction? Even the true children have to go the normal way, on the same
level as others. For many years, I fasted on my birthday.
I may be a kingmaker, but I will never serve as the president of a
nation. President Bush in his State of the Union address the other day
called North Korea, Iran and Iraq the major terrorist nations. North
Korean people are so stubborn and aggressive, they are determined to
build a kingdom even with communism, and that is why they are considered
dangerous as a terrorist state.
The testimonies from the people in spirit world make it impossible
to deny ... What is your opinion on these testimonies [to the former
presidents]. [It is true and should be publicized more.] That is true.
The new document should be translated into English as soon as possible
and distributed throughout the world.
We know about God clearly. Who is our father? God is our father. What
is the meaning of the blessing and true family? It is true Adam's family.
Who was Adam's family head? God. Therefore God is our father. Who gave
you your name, your father or God? Your physical parents gave you your
name, and we have to negate it. Do people of the Cholla province and
Kongsan province still fight with each other? Cholla people are more
expressive; if they like it or don't like it, they say so easily. People
have characteristics based on their province. Some are good in business.
The people of the northernmost province near Russia, Hamyoung, are stingy
and good businessmen. They can make money, the saying goes, by selling
river water. Cholla province people may want to sell the whole world.
They are good as diplomats because they are talkative and expressive.
Many key Unification Church leaders are from Cholla: Rev. Yu, Rev. Hwang,
Don't try to establish your own foundation, but try to establish
a foundation to teach Divine Principle, not a foundation to lead your
life comfortably. I said to print the messages from the Christians in
spirit world, but there was some compromise. Our leaders are chairman
not because of his career but because Father is standing behind them. If
you don't work well, the blessing will leave America. The message from
spirit world has to be given without alteration.
I am from Pyong-an province. One of my grandfathers graduated from a
seminary and was a Confucian scholar. He was a friend of Syngman Rhee
and the minister of a church. After I returned from Japan, I felt the
need to learn the languages and cultures of Korea's neighbors, China
and Russia. I was on my way to Manchuria, but suddenly I turned around
and worked for an electrical company for one year. I changed my mind
about going to Manchuria. We all have to learn different languages,
at least English, Japanese and Korean.
The machine factories in Germany-the goal was not fulfilled. Tongil
heavy machinery, Il Hwa, McCol-[Father reminiscences]. I owned a house
above the Blue House, and a fortune teller told President Park, Chung
Hee, that it was creating bad fortune for Korea. So they sent a truck
full of money to buy the house, about $5 million, and I sent the truck
away and gave them the house for free. I would not get entangled with
their money. Former Korean presidents may have enjoyed their position
for a few years, but so what? They are all condemned now. Korea has been
riddled with scandals. When they were running for office, I gave them
good advice and they promised they would follow it, but once they were
elected, they broke all their promises. It is typical of politicians,
Japanese politicians too. Volunteers from the Unification Church,
with my encouragement, turned the tide in Reagan's first campaign for
the presidency. The presidency, on the condition that the president is
vertically connected to God, should be a 16-year term. Then he can be
elected again, and then his wife or younger brother.
Cholla province people are disadvantaged in Korea, so you should go out
of Korea. The world is big, with 180 nations. We have to learn Japanese,
because you meet Japanese people everywhere in the world. Usually the
Japanese are respected.
The main building at Sun Moon University cost about $45 million. We
have a major in Pure Love at Sun Moon University. For that class,
smoking and drinking are causes for expulsion.
If I die, you will left alone. So is the chaju guk centered
on you or me? [You.] But I will be in spirit world. [Even in spirit
world you will govern us.] Is it an easy lie, or true?
If I order you today to go to UTS, the president of UTS will help
you get the student visa. Once you graduate from UTS, you can go for a
Ph.D. I wish I could study at UTS too. But my memory is weakening.
If there were one man and two women, with no one else around, would
there be peace or fighting? You all have Japanese wives, but aren't Korean
women closer in spirit to Korean men? International marriage is not easy;
you must be crazy. Eventually all races will be mixed into one basket.
You may call yourself a British born Korean, or a Korean born British,
or whatever. Am I a fool for marrying many people inter-racially? [No,
you are a genius.] In the beginning when I first initiated it, there
was so much opposition from parents in Japan. Now many of those opposing
parents are positive because they see wonderful grandchildren. I am the
champion of arranging international marriages.
I am the father of criminals, because once I give them the blessing
they call me father.
If you want to go to UTS, you can go. You decide.
[Rev. Baek Joong Ku, RD of Los Angeles, offers a testimony.]
About 20 years ago, I met a mysterious man who called me on the phone. I
was a church leader. He told me he knew how to get to my church. Exactly
thirty minutes later he showed up at the doorstep, even though our church
was not easy to find. He was in his thirties; he looked handsome and
intelligent. He had clear, deep eyes. He introduced himself as a monk
who was pursuing jangsoo teaching, the teaching of those who go into the
mountains for enlightenment. He had ability to read people's minds. He
could figure out what someone far away is thinking about. While he was
meditating in the mountains, he obtained that ability. He had that much
power. But he didn't know how he got it. He started channeling; it was
not his own voice that I heard.
Some people have power to break a rock with their fist. He had stronger
power than that. He could hurt people without even touching them. The
reason he came to my church was because our name had the word, Holy
Spirit, and he wanted to find the source of his power, so he visited
many places that had the word "spirit" in its name. He wanted to find
an answer to where his power came from. I started teaching him Divine
Principle, about the relationship between spirit world and physical world,
and returning resurrection. I explained that one of his ancestors who
was enlightened was helping him. That is why he was speaking someone
He agreed with that, and stayed for three hours and studied Divine
Principle. He was grateful. His name was Hong. The next day he called
again, and I told him on the phone that right now he has a good spirit,
but his door is open and evil spirits might sneak in. So you had better
take care of your relationship with your ancestor. When I met him, I
asked him about fasting. He smiled and said that he did so many fasts,
even 100-day fasts in the mountains. I asked what you eat and he said
he gets nutrition from the air. In deep meditation you can see balls of
energy floating in the air and you can catch them.
I asked him, how did you find my church, without directions? He said,
when I spoke to you over the phone, I caught your ki (life energy) and I
followed it. His teacher has that ability too, but his level was higher
than his teacher. There are such holy men seeking enlightenment in the
Himalayas. Through Divine Principle, that holy man found the answer
about the relationship between good and evil spirits. When I hear the
testimonies from Christian leaders in spirit world, I believe in the
power of Divine Principle. Divine Principle is great.
[Rev. Ku offers the closing prayer.]