Rev. Sun Myung Moon
God's Will and the Ocean
The Founding of
October 1st, 1980 -- Morning Garden
Sometimes you might wonder about some of our church customs, such as
bowing down. You might say to yourself, "Why do we do that?" Even
though it has been a custom in many parts of the world for thousands of
years, it becomes easier to understand why we also practice the full
bow if you hear a full explanation of it. First, it is a very symbolic
act. You bow down with four limbs, meaning that you are standing on the
four-position foundation. This bow also reflects the proper subject and
object relationship, because, as you bow, you move from high to low,
which symbolizes the vertical relationship between heaven and earth.
The Meaning of the Full Bow
To bow, you stand naturally, not in a stiff way, with one foot
slightly ahead of the other. The right foot symbolizes man and the left
foot symbolizes woman. The right foot should go slightly ahead of the
left, symbolizing also the subject and object relationship between man
and woman. Then, as you bow, all parts of the body come closer
together, and this symbolizes how the four-position foundation becomes
The head symbolizes God, and both arms symbolize man and woman and
the relationship that they have. The feet represent earth. So, when we
raise our arms to touch our head, this shows the subject and object
becoming one with each other and one with God, then coming down to be
one with the earth. Even the face symbolizes this whole relationship.
The eyes symbolize God, the nose symbolizes man and woman -- one but
with two parts -- and the mouth symbolizes earth. The eyes look out
and see; this represents heaven. The torso, the body symbolizes the
In other words, the universe stands on the foundation of the four
position relationship. It's very appropriate to greet and respect God,
and those who represent God, in this way. In Korea, this custom has
existed for thousands of years. However, we do it, not because of the
Korean custom, but because it coincides with the Principle. This is the
way children greet their parents every day, every morning.
When you see children, especially still within the womb, you see
them clutching their fingers together and making a fist. Why? The thumb
symbolizes God, and the fingers symbolize the four position foundation
which surrounds it. If you look at that and really notice how the body
reflects everything in the universe, you can see that of all the
greetings that are given in every country around the world, this one is
the most comprehensive and most meaningful. It is the most proper way
to show respect because it reminds us in a very meaningful way of who
we truly are in front of God and in front of one another. In your own
centers and where you work on your missions, do you keep the Sunday
morning pledge service? This is also very important to do each week,
each month and each year. At these times, the man and wife, if they are
blessed, should bow down in an easterly direction, because that is
where the sun rises and this too symbolizes God. The North is another
direction you can bow towards because the highest point, the North
Pole, is in that direction. Also, the North Star, which has been the
guiding point for mankind throughout history, is in the northern sky.
The Original Seed of History
In history, there have been many civilizations. The civilization of
the North is now communism. Do you understand? Now, communism is
widespread throughout many nations and it is about to conquer the
world. That has been the intention of the Communists and they have the
ability to do it. This is the last of Satan's work. However, when the
springtime comes, even the farthest North Pole will have to melt down.
What is Unificationism? It is the beginning of a new civilization. Let
me briefly explain. Ancient civilizations were in the tropical range,
such as Egypt. The ancient civilizations started out in a hot climate.
So, we can say they were "summer" civilizations. Today, we find the
warm to cool climate civilizations which have risen from those times,
such as Europe. These can be called the "autumn" civilizations. In
autumn the leaves start to come down from the trees. In like manner, we
see these civilizations coming down from their former greatness. The
tree loses its leaves and the bare branches are all that is left. It's
not utterly gone, but just the image of the tree remains and everything
else comes down. Then, the cold winter civilization, from communism,
from the North, will broaden out, and the autumn civilization be
absorbed by it. It cannot remain as it used to be. The cold is
merciless. Communism is merciless; it leaves nothing alone once it
decides to intervene. It completely eliminates whatever is in its way.
In these terms, we can certainly say that we have yet to see the
"springtime" civilization. You should know that mankind was meant to
start from the spring. We look back in history and see that there has
never been a springtime in civilization. Mankind has never seen its
flower truly bloom. So, perhaps this is now the beginning of true love
and all the flourishing of the fruits of true love in its first bloom.
If we had started from the spring and then developed into summer,
autumn and winter, the fruit would have blossomed from the original
seed. However, no original seed was planted, thus when the winter came,
nothing was left. If you have planted a seed, it goes deeper and deeper
during the winter and comes out even more fully the next spring.
However, without the original seed, the fruit will just die and there
will be nothing left for the coming spring.
If you are going to live through the winter, through the severe cold
and survive, you have to have the seed. The history of fallen mankind
did not start from the original seed. God has to start a new history,
this time with His seed implanted into it. So, what should this seed be
like? It must be very strong and hard. If you are like that, you can
be planted before the severest winter and the cold will not destroy
you. You will not be cracked open by the cold and when spring comes,
you will begin to blossom.
God created in such a scientific way; God is really the greatest
scientist. Look at water. When water starts freezing, it also expands.
Look at the pine seed that lies within the hard shell protecting it.
The shell also has some moisture and when it becomes cold and freezes,
this causes it to expand until after several times, it finally cracks.
Likewise, you Unification members have to be very strong, very tight
and in one piece. Then, you have to go and confront communism, or what
we can call, "winterism." And then, your outer shell will crack open
and you will start growing. Finally, when spring really comes, you will
start to grow and you will be able to meet the springtime in full. You
will be like the flower that can open fully and spread all its leaves
and its glory. This is what we are looking towards.
Then starts an eternal blossoming of a new civilization, the
springtime civilization. This may have been loosely explained, the
reasoning may not have been so exact, but nature is not that difficult
to see and understand. You can see the logic of the seed in nature, and
if this was God's way of beginning things in nature, it was also to be
God's original point of beginning the history of mankind. Everything
else was leading up to that point. When the original seed was lost,
mankind had to go through a complete cycle again until the Second
Advent could occur. This is the meaning of the Second Advent and from
this, the eternal flourishing of mankind will begin. If communism is
truly the winter civilization, it must precede the springtime
civilization. Unificationism is that springtime civilization. It
brings everything into oneness and harmony. For example, the hot
weather of springtime is not too hot and the cold weather is not too
cold. It is just like the temperature of the human being, thirty-five
to thirty-eight degrees centigrade. In this temperature range, all the
cells and life forms start to flourish. This is the Kingdom of Heaven
or what we like to term, "The Ideal World." If you can understand this
and give the correct image of it, you can give a full explanation of
all of human history -- where it started and why, where it ends and
The Communists are typical of the cold weather. They will just storm
against others, hit them and try to knock them down completely. But our
way is to make peace everywhere and melt everything down, even the
coldest ice. Even though everything melts, it will go on and on so that
life will flourish.
That's idealism. Where should that idealism start? It must begin
from man and woman. Unfortunately, in the original Garden of Eden, the
original man and woman could not start the Ideal World. Isn't it
wonderful and significant then, when we bow to the East? It reminds us
of the original starting point for civilization, and denotes that man's
destiny should be noble and eternal. East represents glory and North
represents authority. The sun rises in the East, bringing glory to each
day, and the North is the highest point, which is a point of honor and
authority. When you bow in these directions, you are saying that man
should have glory and authority.
Authority goes higher and higher, reaching for the highest point
which is God. Glory moves from East to West, moving horizontally, so
glory is always expanding. North is vertical and East is horizontal.
These directions meet in man. However, the fall changed all these
things. In the fall, man became one with woman, instead of woman
becoming one with man. But now, we are going back and restoring the
original positions, thus, the woman becomes one with man. When this
happens, all the vertical and horizontal relationships can be restored.
The husband and wife bow down together. That is the meaning of this.
Ideally, a couple bows down to Heaven and to each other. Then, the
man sits down and the woman bows to the man. After that, they both sit
down, side by side. In this, the woman is saying that she will not be a
fallen Eve and the man is saying that he will not be a fallen Adam.
Such is the meaning of the morning pledge service, especially in this
way of bowing down. After that, all the children will come down and
offer the same bow. The parents will sit in the parents position and
receive their bow. In other words, the children express their
relationship to their parents and to God. The children are saying that
unlike Cain and Abel in the past, they are not going to be in conflict.
Instead they will be in peace and harmony and will cooperate within the
four-position foundation. When that is done, the whole family will come
into unity and express their one heart.
The Meaning of the Pledge
We are not yet living in the Ideal World, but instead are living in
the midst of an evil world; this is why we must recite the pledge. We
pledge and say that we will fulfill the will of God. Without the family
coming into unity, you cannot make this pledge. God does not want just
the man to pledge, nor just the woman. God wants both the man and woman
to pledge to Him after they first come into unity.
We have five sections in the pledge; the fifth section concludes all
the first four. First we say that we are proud of one sovereignty.
Although there are many governments in the world, we are proud of only
one. Who is going to build that one sovereignty? We will make it, our
family will make it. We have to have that understanding.
Who should have made the first sovereignty of mankind? Adam should
have done that. Now, in place of Adam, you must restore that lost
sovereignty. You must restore that first family unit. That is the
first thing. We also recognize that we are proud of one people. That
is, one people which come under Heaven. In the Kingdom of Heaven, there
is no such thing as two or three different kinds of people. There is no
such thing as white people, black people or yellow people. That kind
of difference between people does not exist in the Kingdom of Heaven.
That difference and separation has come about from the fall of man in
the very beginning. However, the world of God has only one people.
Next we say that we are proud of the one land and one nation that
comes under God. If God wants to visit from north to south, does He
need a passport to go? If He doesn't, then why should His sons and
daughters need a passport? There should be free passage everywhere and
no boundaries. We are different in that respect. Satan is proud of many
nations, many sovereignties and many peoples. But we are just proud of
one sovereignty, one land, one nation, one people. This is really our
pledge and strong determination against the divided world of Satan. The
Satanic world is one long history of war. On the other hand, the
history of God has been the hidden struggle to bring everything into
unity and into oneness. Therefore, we have to recognize the problem of
many different cultures. They have all developed from different origins
and so, man has developed different styles and forms of behavior. This
sets people apart from one another. This is also what is stopping and
confusing the dispensation today. Satan uses this as his strong point.
We want to do away with this painful problem, so we are proud of one
We are proud of one culture and that one culture comes from one
word, one language. Actually, language and culture are the same.
Language is culture in essence. This means eventually you have to speak
the same language that your parents speak. In the spiritual world, what
is the language that you will use? The answer is simple. Whatever is
the language of the parents, is also the language of the children.
Unfortunately, you don't understand the mother tongue. What is
English? It is not the original tongue of God. Why are we teaching the
young children in the nursery Korean? Because it is the first language
that God could participate in. Of course, we also teach the children
English because they could not survive in the world today without it,
but at least the first words they learn are Korean. They can begin from
the very earliest point in their life to learn the mother tongue and
they can learn the English language after that. Is this carrying
everything too far? No. It is really a very good beginning. When you
say that you are proud of one language and one culture, do you really
feel it? Do you think, "Am I anywhere near comprehending the language
and culture that I am proud of?" Have you ever stopped to think about
that? So, when you come to that phrase, you must truly feel regret that
you cannot have real pride in that one language and culture. You must
be longing to participate in that original springtime culture.
It is not just any culture that we are looking for, but the original
spring culture. There is no other "ism" in that culture except
"Adamism." Culture and civilization should have started from Adam and
Adam's family. We should have one language. Many languages confuse and
bring everything into division. There are many languages spoken here in
America, and this can very easily bring about conflict.
What about us as Unification members at this time? We must learn the
mother tongue that we are proud of within three generations. Within
sixty years, we should be speaking the original mother tongue. I have
never taught you this before, but this meeting brings me to speak about
these things directly. What else are we proud of? Centering around one
set of parents are all the children. When all the basic elements that
we mentioned above are created, the children can then gather around
their parents. Since there is one world, one nation, one family, there
is also only one original set of parents. Isn't that true? You might
wonder why the brotherhood of man must come before the one language and
culture. Why is it in this sequence in our pledge? Without all people
coming into one, we cannot create a world where we are all proud of
becoming brothers and sisters. There is still a great war to be fought.
Are you free to be proud of the parents now? No. You have no time to
be proud because you are under constant attack by the world. You are
always on the defense. You cannot proclaim to the world, "Let us follow
our parents all together!" All of the things in the fifth pledge have
to be fulfilled and then, after that, our pride can be freely
Then what comes? The tradition of mankind can begin to unfold. Only
after you are proud of being able to have one original parent, the
world of one heart. And so, you can be proud of being a laborer who
built that. There is no distinction there, no white, black, yellow or
anything else. There is only one family one tradition.
When your marriage is international or interracial the children will
all be different. Between an interracial couple the children will not
be the same. Some will be more like the mother and others more like the
father. Will you discriminate between the children? Will the father
say, "Oh, this child is more my color so I will favor this child?" When
the heart dominates, there is no black or white.
If we carefully examine what we say in the pledge we can see
everything from the correct perspective. Whenever I give a sermon, I
see all these things in their proper order. I always have these things
in mind. Do you think of these things? I conclude every sermon with,
"Amen." When we conclude the pledge we say, "To accomplish all this,
all five sections, we will give our very life." With such a conclusion
you are saying that you cherish this pledge more than anything else, so
you will fight even with your life to overcome the forces of evil and
bring about the promises of the pledge. You are saying that you don't
want to die without making the one world of the heart. Without doing
this, if we go to the spiritual world, we have to do everything all
over again once we arrive there. I have wondered why no one has ever
asked any questions about the pledge. No one has ever asked why there
was such a specific sequence in the pledge and what it means. No one
has ever asked me why I wrote the pledge in this way.
The way we bow and what we say in pledge all comes into one meaning.
Whatever we do, we have to do with the feeling that we are practicing
how to do it in the Kingdom of Heaven. That time when we give pledge,
the beginning of a brand new day, without any contamination or
interference, is the moment when we make a deep intimate relationship
with Heaven. Here we contemplate where we are and what we are trying to
accomplish for the sake of mankind and Heaven. We should have those
moments and those few hours and realize how meaningful they are. If we
don't feel that and just waste the time, it is truly a pity.
When we eat fresh fruit, we should think, "I shall appreciate it as
if I were in the Kingdom of Heaven." We should eat the things of
creation with this kind of deep heart. We should consider every act as
practice for living in the Ideal World. Bowing is like that as well.
You should do it naturally, with sincerity and no one should need to
prompt you. You should know when it is appropriate for you to bow.
I am telling you all these things because I am thinking about how
our meeting started this morning. The moment that Mr. Kim shouted out,
"Bow!" I wondered, "Why does he have to shout it out? Why doesn't
everyone just naturally feel like doing that?" I feel unnatural from
that kind of thing and I feel that it is strange for you too. However,
once you know the meaning and have the full explanation of how and why,
it's all up to you. You can express your feelings from deep within, in
this significant way.
The Relationship between East and West
The Western way of greeting each other is horizontal. It is a
friendly shaking of the hands, a lateral movement. It is saying, "You
and I are equal, so let's get along together." But, the Oriental way
has vertical relationships in mind. The vertical relationship is the
first thing to come. You have to greet your superior first, and then
care about your junior member. Both are necessary, but which comes
first? The vertical relationship must be first established and then we
can create a horizontal relationship.
In Western culture, there is even some pride to do away with all
vertical relationships, but in reality this slows down real progress in
relationships. Does this sound logical and reasonable to you? The way
for human relationships to function smoothly is for the vertical to
come first and the horizontal to come based upon the first. This shows
the difference between Eastern and Western civilizations.
Western people are really looking for something new and they are
looking to the East for new ideas. The East is not looking to the West
for new ideas, but they are interested in finding out new ways of doing
things. That is why they want to find out about technology and the more
external customs of the West. In the Orient, people are tired of the
old formal customs and narrow religious way of thinking. They are
saying, "What do we get doing all of this?" They are interested in
learning more practical ways of doing things. So, they come to America
and study how to make things and build things and get things moving.
This is actually very good. From the East can come a deeper way of
thinking and from the West can come a good way of getting things done.
To you, such things may just be happening, but nothing "just
happens." Once you know how the providence moves, you can see the
reason behind everything. So, let's face it. Among Western men and
Western women, the Western men don't prefer Western women, if they can
help it. Men don't want to obey women and serve women, not if they can
help it. If they don't have to do it, they don't want to do it.
Something inside of them tells them, "I want to get away from here;
this is meaningless."
The Oriental woman may not be so active. Their calm and serene
nature seems to say a lot without any words. Once the Western man sees
this, he is drawn to it. The Western woman is very talkative, whereas
the Eastern woman doesn't speak so much. That's the general tendency,
isn't it? However, the Oriental men sometimes think, "Our women don't
express anything. What are they here for?" The Oriental woman just
seems to sit there and do nothing. So, the Oriental man thinks, "If I
marry an American woman, life will be very exciting."
In the depth of her heart, even American women want someone to
dominate them in the right way. Someone like me. I am not always a
gentle person. I can be very tough, very demanding. I can push and push
and never give you an inch. Sometimes you like that. Sometimes you say,
"I wish I had a man that consistent." Contrary to the popular belief
that women like only soft people just like themselves, the chances are
that they really like someone who is strong. The idea that men only
like people who are masculine like themselves is not at all accurate
either. It is not so much that one is better than the other; that is
not what I am saying now. It is that men and women are made for each
other by being different from each other. It is like boy and girl
twins, not exactly alike, but from the same parent. And not that
different once you get to know them from the inside. If you draw the
line and split something in half, you have two things that are
identical. Well, in somewhat the same way, men and women are the same
thing, but they are also different too, in order that they can
experience becoming one. That's the beauty of it. Do you understand?
Preparation for Pledge
I wonder about couples who may fight the night before pledge
service. They shouldn't come to pledge with that kind of thing between
them. It's hypocritical. They should pay some indemnity and repent.
They should apologize to each other. If they do that, if one says, "I
started the whole thing and I'm sorry," and the other replies, "Well,
there was some fault in me too," they can then come and do pledge
together. You don't want to come in front of Heaven with conflict in
your hearts. The deep meaning of pledge is that it is the weekly,
monthly and yearly opportunity to clear up your hearts.
So far, you have been doing pledge service in the early mornings and
many times you say to yourself, "I wish Father would abolish this
tradition of getting up so early to do pledge." I know that everyone of
you has felt that way. Whoever has not felt this way raise your hands.
Well, even I have felt that way sometimes; I am not always so excited
to get up at 4:00 a.m. and then work a long day after that. But when we
reflect upon ourselves, consider what we say in the pledge and compare
where we are to that, we get better and better week by week. It takes
time to perfect ourselves. We cannot just do it in a moment of magic.
It takes many days, weeks, years, and we have to make consistent
effort. To graduate from elementary school takes six years. If you are
going to learn to go to Heaven can you do that overnight? You might
look out and see a cloudy sky and say, "Oh, it might rain today, so I
don't want to go to school; I don't want to go through that storm." Can
you do that? Will you be excused? There were only a few days when you
really wanted to go to school. There were mostly days when you were
tired, or it was raining or snowing, or something else was going on,
but you went to school every single day, didn't you? How about eating
three meals a day. Don't you sometimes get tired of that? However, you
do that three times a day, regardless of whatever goes on. What about
going to the bathroom? If you hate to go to the bathroom because it
isn't the nicest room in the place, do you refuse to go there when you
really have to? Even though you may not want to use that room, you
actually feel much better after you go there, don't you? Maybe you are
really tired and don't even feel like doing it, but you feel much
better afterwards and that is why you go ahead and do it.
When the pledge service comes, you have to shower or take a bath and
clean yourself up. That is also the case spiritually. You have to think
about what you did wrong the past week, and pray and get ready for the
pledge service. Think about every part of your body. For example, if
your hand did something wrong, pushed or struck someone, you have to
really repent about that. You should repent if you thought badly
towards others during the past week, month or year.
How good it is to have this time each week! You can truly clean
yourself and prepare yourself. Then, for pledge you can bow down in
the purest way. For at least a few moments, have a deep prayer before
you bow down. The night before when you take a bath or shower, make it
very significant. You are cleaning yourself, getting ready to face God
again for pledge. Then, you can ask Heaven, "Since I am clean tonight,
please stay close to me tonight and I will see you in the morning." You
can even ask God to show you something good in your dreams that night.
So, is pledge bad or good? You should change from now on. Don't be
lenient or tired to do the pledge service. Instead, truly anticipate it
and be joyful to do it. All year long, the very beginning of a brand
new week is the very beginning of a brand new you. Think about
yourself, your spouse, your children and if there is anything wrong in
those relationships, clear it up. That is how serious pledge is. Feel
to your bones the great privilege you have in doing pledge.
The Bible once warned us never to pledge, never to say an oath. That
is because man did not have the condition to do so in front of God. But
now, that foundation is laid and you can participate in the pledge. So,
think about how great it is to come before God in this way. I am
concerned that you have done pledge in a ritualistic way, that you
didn't understand it, but have just done it like a habit. You should be
very serious and solemn like the Jewish people when they go to the
synagogue on the day of atonement, Yom Kippur. This ceremony is vitally
important in order to build the Kingdom of Heaven in the family. Do you
Understanding Oriental Culture
Now we know this important area. Since you are seminary graduates
and will be leaders in this movement, you must be serious to educate
your members in this regard. You have to educate them well. So, are
some of you learning Korean now? Even though I am improving my English,
I will not speak English to you. Especially if I meet you in Korea, I
will not speak any English. You have to speak Korean if you want to
communicate with me. It's not impossible to learn another language. I
believe that everyone of the members ought to go to Korea for about two
years. You should go to the rock bottom of society and move up through
every level from there. Then, absolutely you would learn the language.
I think that there isn't any one of you who doesn't want to do that. I
feel that you will be ashamed if you go to spiritual world and cannot
understand me when I am speaking. Do you think I am just saying this on
a whim or is this really the way it is, especially in the spiritual
world? So, by the year 2,000, which is only twenty years away, all of
you should speak Korean. Up to now, there have been other things for
you to do and I didn't emphasize it so much. From 1980 on we will
concentrate more and more on points like this. We will even have a
formal time to learn Korean. It's necessary. Don't you think so?
Some people say that the Korean language is difficult to learn, but
that isn't so. It is logically composed. Your mind tends to think
logically anyway. That is how you were made. The Korean language
contains all the phonetic sounds. This is why, whenever Koreans learn
another language, such as English, they learn it quickly and speak it
very well. The Japanese can never learn English as well as the Koreans
do. It is very difficult for them because Japanese is lacking in many
sounds. When Koreans learn to speak Chinese and speak it well, the
Chinese cannot even guess that these Koreans came from another country.
It is the same when a Korean learns to speak Japanese very well. They
can never guess that this person is originally Korean. The Korean
language has that much spectrum of sound and pronunciation. Also, the
adjectives in Korean are rich and varied, especially in religious
terminology. There is much that is expressive of the internal realm, of
heart and spirit. Korean is very close to the Principle in this way.
Here, you might say, "slowly," but you have no way of saying, "slowly,
slowly." Or you might say, "go fast," but you have no way of saying,
"fast, fast." In Korean, you have words which can emphasize like this
and can convey the idea that you have more clearly.
In Korea, they use a spoon and a pair of chopsticks. There is a
strict rule in arranging your table in Korea, where the plate goes and
the rice bowl and the tea cup. There is always a subject and object
relationship for these placements. China brags about its being the
oldest civilization and Japan brags about its own history, but they
don't have many of the attributes that Korea has. I don't want you to
look at China, Japan and Korea and think they are all the same. There
is a world of difference between the cultures. I received a report
about the book and the movie, "Shogun." You even pronounce it wrong. It
is not "sho-gun," but rather "sho-guun." You see the "gun" and think of
a gun and just say it like that, but it has no meaning when you say it
like that. If you say, "sho-gun" it is like a gun show. I cannot help
but relate it to that.
A shogun is a general, but a special kind of general. The shogun is
the one who serves directly next to the emperor. Anyway, people are
quite excited about this program. Fifty percent of the entire
population watched that program. They thought they were learning about
the Orient. However, I couldn't relate to it so much because there
really wasn't a great deal there. You had only one or two interesting
scenes, but you would need thousands of scenes before you even began to
understand something about the Orient.
One interesting thing that I noticed was the ceremony of cutting
your belly, which the Japanese call "seppuku." For them, that is the
honorable way of paying indemnity. If you did not fulfill your
responsibility, you would kill yourself rather than be fired. If you
really meant business, then nothing came higher than that. You saw some
scenes about that in the movie. In reality, in history that was a daily
thing. In order to ease the pain, there was always someone there to cut
cleanly through your neck so that you would end your life quickly and
not suffer in agony. Who did that? The closest one to you, not your
enemy. Your best friend or next of kin would be the one to cut off your
head. There was that kind of honor put into one's task. There was such
a seriousness linked to their life. Their life was always at stake.
There is no similar concept at all in this country. Have you ever
thought of doing such a thing if you failed to fulfill your
responsibility? The Japanese have that sincerity and seriousness in the
history of their Samurai. The Samurai was the warrior class and of
course, the warrior was at his best during times of war.
Well, Japan is not at war, but they kept something of that Samurai
spirit and that is why they have developed so quickly. In the economy
of the world, they have achieved great things. They don't go about
things in a lazy way. They really feel that their neck is at stake in
their job. They still have some feeling that if they don't make their
job a success, they will have to cut their own belly. The past few
weeks, while watching this show, I have said to myself over and over,
"Oh, that's one thing the American people will never understand. Not
for a long time to come." However, if you really place yourself in a
serious situation, it is not impossible to understand. Imagine that the
closest one to you would cut off your head, and that it would take such
love for him to do that. The whole thing expresses that it is more
important to carry out an order than it is to care for one's life. The
Japanese have that kind of background and feeling.
It says in the Bible that those who are willing to die will live.
So, in the light of the dispensation, the Japanese will do the best
because of that heritage. Once they understand about God's will, they
will apply themselves towards their responsibility with that kind of
intensity. You may find many faults in the Japanese, but that one point
carries the Japanese over many obstacles, and they often go way beyond
other nations. Should I continue or would you like to have breakfast
now? Should we have breakfast, or should we not have breakfast?
Breakfast is already cooked, but you don't seem to want it. Well, the
ocean is close by and we can just dump it there. The fish would be very
happy about that. You don't mind that? Sometimes you mind working, but
you never mind eating. However, if you love your work as much and even
more than you love eating, then your success is guaranteed. You will
never fail by working and when it is finally so long between meals,
your stomach will direct you.
What you heard this morning was not the primary talk today. After
breakfast, there will be much more to say. However, this was for your
daily life. You need it because it isn't just conceptual, but is really
practical for your daily life. So, there is nothing to feel bad about.
There is such a thing as a vertical way of greeting and a horizontal
way of greeting. But, now that you know about the meaning of a vertical
way of greeting, you have gained a lot.
I know about America, and probably more than most Americans know
about themselves. I know a great deal about Western civilization. There
are some very good points, such as getting things into action and
bringing about results. Orientals have a lot to learn from you and we
are going to adopt that. I know you can learn very quickly. I am
encouraged even by the way you sit. When I first came here, you
couldn't do that. But now, you can sit on the floor for hours without
stretching your legs. When I came here I saw that Americans would put
their legs up on the coffee table and watch television. Even the women
did that. I am not yet accustomed to seeing that. You ought to know the
Oriental customs since you are going to be people of the world. You
have to be aware and sensitive to these points if you are ever going to
visit or live there. Well, getting back to the Shogun program, in that
show one of the actors talks about "six minds and three hearts." Such a
saying really baffles the American person. You always expect an
immediate reply to things and when it doesn't come you try to figure
out what the Oriental person might be thinking. However, you Americans
would never ever find out because they don't express it. This is one
reason why, traditionally, the Chinese have been better diplomats than
Westerners. The Western person expresses his mind immediately. You show
what you have, whereas they never show what they have.
The Chinese may feel something inside, but goes all the way to the
North Pole and does something completely different. There is no way of
finding out why until a very long time later. If I spend three days
with you, I will find out everything from you. On the other hand, the
Oriental husband and wife may be married for years and still they take
a long time to find out about each other. Even friends are like that.
There is a world of difference between the Oriental way of thinking
and the Western way of expression. Even though you are Western people,
you are about to set out into the world, and you have to care about how
other people think and feel. So, I am sharing with you about the
Eastern people, what they value and what they don't, what they think is
bad manners and what is courtesy.
Korea is a small country. In the past, a large country could engulf
a small country and there was nothing that could be done about it. It
is just like a large fish swallowing up a small fish. There was simply
nothing you could do about it. In this respect, Korea has been unique.
It was small and could never win against an invasion. However, each
time it reappeared. No one could completely engulf it -- not China,
Russia, Japan, not anyone. They quickly adapted to every situation, but
still remained intact as Korean people and kept their Korean culture.
Koreans learn very quickly because they had to survive so many things.
Also, they are righteous in some ways, and they never want to depend
upon anyone else; they quickly become independent. They observed the
American way of life and quickly picked up all the good points about
it. They have a viewpoint of the world and a clear idea about life. So,
they estimate a situation and quickly make up their minds about it. If
you look at schools like Harvard, you will see more and more Koreans
attending and graduating from such places. In history, the Jewish
people have usually been the ones to forge ahead in this way. The
Korean people also have such qualities, and you will see them making an
impact in many areas now that they have begun to come out into the
world. If the Koreans and Japanese had developed their nations
together, they would have had a great influence over all of Asia.
However, it didn't work out that way. Everything would have been led by
these two nations, but this didn't happen. I am looking to the future
now, and waiting to see what the offspring of Korean-American couples
will do. I expect some unique qualities to emerge in these children.
I am not just a Korean man; however, I did inherit the basic
characteristics of Korean history and culture. One of those basic
qualities is that once I decide something, I will never give up. I am
entirely consistent in this way. Korea is a very small and weak nation,
but they have survived conquest over and over again. Also, Korea is a
very religious nation. Almost everything in life is related to the
basic meaning and concept of religion. Almost every Korean has had some
kind of experience with the spiritual world. Many of them have had
spiritual healings, and they understand very clearly about the
interaction between the spiritual world and the physical world. They
understand about their ancestors, and they know or sense how good
actions influence the spiritual world.
Unity Through the Matching and Blessing
Those Americans who are matched to Koreans will have a very
interesting life. Especially their offspring will be quite unusual. It
is almost like a whole new race. How many of you are matched? When
would you like to be married? There are so many couples now waiting,
and if I were to bless all of you at once, the President should come
and give his congratulations. Is it like that now? Could such a thing
I am considering the whole nation. That is why I cannot just move in
a simple way; I cannot just do things so easily. If I am going to hold
a wedding ceremony here in America, I will have to bring many people
from all the different countries. Would the American people welcome
them or not? Is there a possibility or danger that someone would want
to place a bomb in the wedding hall? Have you ever stopped to think
about that? If I am going to officiate at your wedding, then it must be
a fantastic wedding. I am very concerned that everything should go well
and have a peaceful conclusion. I am thinking of where to have this
wedding, in Korea or Japan, England or America.
The plane fare is quite a bit for someone to fly back and forth, but
am I thinking about that or am I thinking more deeply? For years and
years I have been telling you that the qualifications for gaining the
Blessing are that you must at least witness to three people and raise
them up to God. You are also responsible to witness to eighty-four
people. Jesus struggled with twelve disciples and seventy-two elders.
Because he couldn't bring these people into unity centered upon
himself, he couldn't go forward and get the Blessing.
What is your ideal? Should you get married before you are successful
in Home Church, or after you have gained success in Home Church? Have
you all done Home Church now? Then, this means you will have to be
blessed again before you go to the spiritual world. When the world
comes to welcome you, I will have to bless you again, even though I
have already blessed you. You have to receive the blessing from the
church level, the national level and the world level. These three
levels have to recognize you. When you come to think of that, a wedding
ceremony is not that simple is it? Those who are married to Japanese
members, raise your hands. Those American sisters who are matched to
Japanese men, do you feel something quite different than if you had
been matched to American men? You've got to study and come to
understand the differences. These differences can become the advantage
and merit of your relationship.
Even I did not dream that one day I would be involved with so many
people in this way. Well, those who are not engaged, please raise your
hands. Not so many of you. How do you feel about becoming engaged?
Those who are engaged, if you feel unsatisfied with your spouse, and if
you are thinking, "Of all people, why did Father match this one to me?"
raise your hands. No one feels that way? Even in a minimum way? You
will never know how you feel until you live together and have a child
together. From among those of you who don't care so much for each
other, may come the best children. What will you do then?
You may become the leader of a nation, or even beyond that a leader
on the world-wide level. You have to go through that, and then you can
assess your marriage. A typical example is President Kim, Young Whi
Kim. When he was blessed he was troubled for more than three years. He
wondered why I had given him such a wife. I said, "Just wait and you
will come to understand." Then, after a few years, he came to respect
and love his wife and couldn't see how he could even carry on without
her. So now, he is a woman worshiper. However, can a man become a woman
worshiper when the woman is bad? If I am an expert in any area, I am at
least an expert in studying about man and God. I have really researched
about God's mind and man's mind. Actually, you don't have to say
anything to me. When I see you I understand immediately how you feel
towards your match. I can accurately foretell the spiritual outcome of
a couple. When I match you, I don't match you on the same level that
you are. Instead, my mind is looking down upon you from the very
My reputation for matchmaking is already very high in Korea. There
is a Korean philosophy about matchmaking, which is a very consistent
philosophy or system of study that has existed for a very long time.
There are many matchmakers in Korea who have studied this art and have
made many matches in their lifetime. Many times, members have gone to
them and have shown them their match and they were very shocked by how
good it was. These matchmakers admitted they could not have done any
There is a way in which you were born and I can understand about
that. My matchmaking abilities didn't come late in life, but from very
early on, people recognized my abilities. When I was very young I would
see a couple and tell right away if it was a good couple or not. Soon,
people started to come to me and show me pictures and ask me if it was
a good match or not. For years and years I studied and practiced in
this area of life. So far as matching goes, not just in numbers, but in
quality, I am the champion of the whole world. So, if you are ever
going to get matched or married, how are you going to do it? If you
really know the value of it, and if the price is $100,000, what are you
going to do? Would you say, "Well, I don't have that kind of money, so
I'll just settle for something less than that."? No, you would go out
and do anything to earn that money. You cannot judge your match so
quickly. If you really understood the value of it, you would wait, and
after three generations here on earth, you would begin to see. When you
go to the spiritual world, you will know even more clearly. However, if
you know something more than me, and if you do things better than me,
you can come to me and complain. Some of you got someone you would
never have even dreamed about. If there was such a person that would be
the last one you would ever marry, that would be this person. Then I
matched you to that kind of person. However, that couple is often the
very best kind.
The quality of people is different. One is going on an upward curve
and the other is going down. Someone may be at the very top of their
own prosperity and they are going in a downward curve. Another person
may be just starting to go up. This is just the natural way of life.
You have to have the right kind of harmony. If one moves faster than
the other, a spouse may be left behind and die. Marriage is a very
important thing. No one knows this more than I do. It can lengthen
someone's life or cut it short. What could be more serious than that?
The most important event in one's life is taking a spouse, getting
married. In America, this most serious thing is taken in a foolish way.
Some people meet each other and in the same day they are married. Some
people don't even bother about marriage, but just freely come together
and then never see each other again. This kind of thing produces a deep
scar each time. I am so serious, however, and once you agree to a
matching, you have to stay with it and make it successful. Do you feel
that your match is a good match? If you truly feel that, then I am
grateful. But please understand, even if you feel that way now, it
doesn't always stay that way. Those of you who don't feel so good about
your match, it will be quite different in a few years and you will feel
very good about it.
Don't think, "Well, everybody is getting married and I am just one
of them." That isn't so. The quality of your marriage is very
different. Look at the ocean. There are many depths and colors in the
ocean. Your marriages are like that. Each one is very unique. You have
to feel that mystical quality towards your marriage. Think about how a
man and woman who were once strangers now come to live together, and
come to know each other as no one else. It is a very deep thing if you
think about it. A very mysterious thing if you really stop to consider
So, all you men, do you need a woman? And you women, do you need a
man? Some people choose the gay movement. The women live with the women
and the men go and live with each other. They think they can live
without marriage, but is this possible? Does life go on in this way?
The basic structure of man and woman is a perfect match. It is as basic
as the electrical system. To make a connection, there is an outlet and
a plug. This seems simple, but many people are even confused about this
basic point. All of creation is made in this way. It is a simple law of
The Making of a Champion
Let us begin. What is it that you need now, and what is it that you
need most? Do you need men or money? Which is more needed? Men or
money? [Men]. Yes, we need manpower. Well, can any man do the job?
There are all sorts of men. There are those who can teach, those who
are technically skilled or those who sail the seas. There are all kinds
of men. Which one is needed? You like the idea of being a sailor, but
there are all kinds of sailors.
I didn't send you to the seminary to become sailors. My purpose
wasn't to make sailors out of you. What I would like, what anyone would
like in the church, is someone who is spiritually oriented and can be
of service to other people, especially in a religious or spiritual way.
That person would be able to function normally and correctly in every
position that he is given. We need a person representing the spiritual
world who is willing to work in a principled way on the earth.
Who is that person? He is the one who is willing and capable to draw
out the people involved in the Satanic world and bring them to a Godly
way of life. We need a champion who can do that. It takes a champion to
make a champion out of someone else. For example, you know about the
gymnasiums where there is a coach or trainer and young men come to
train under him. After thoroughly training them, the coach sends them
out to a contest. When they win the match or the title, they can bring
the trophy back to the gym. The champion in the gym is always
practicing, always fighting. In this way, he refines himself.
If he doesn't have men to train, he has to recruit them. Who will
recruit them? The champion has to do that. Is there an administrator
who will do that for him? No. This means that you have to become the
champion before you can hope to bring in and make champions out of
others. You have to have a gym and you have to have enough technique to
be able to train people regularly. You have to have that capability
before you can assemble people and do something with them.
If you are constantly training others, you have to be able to look
at them eye to eye and be able to fight. If that person doesn't look
directly into your eyes, you have to remind them to look straight up
and keep their eyes focused. You have to show them how to use their
hands and feet in exactly the right way. Sometimes you have to hit them
and show them exactly how it has to be done. The champion is constantly
showing others how to do each thing. He will never leave them alone,
not for any single detail.
How many people have you trained like this? If you say that we need
men more than we need money, you have to raise up those men. No one is
going to bring you your men and say, "Here they are; they are already
trained and you can use them." No one is going to do that for you. You
will have to train them. However, before you can train anyone else, you
have to be able to do every point by yourself. You have to pursue every
detail by yourself. It is a desperate situation for you. If you need
someone, you have to be clear. Don't just get anyone, but find the
right person and then say, "Okay. I need him; I need that person."
Then, you have to try your best for that person. You think about him,
pray about him and do everything to bring him. That means you have to
visit him and you have to work hard with him. The people surrounding
him will oppose you, but you have to go again and again. You have to be
persistent and determined to bring that person and nothing else will
Have you ever heard about one-sided love? You call it unrequited
love. Once you have made up your mind, it doesn't matter what someone
else thinks about you. What matters is what you think about them. You
just go to serve that person, and if they oppose you, mistreat you,
even knock you flat and make you bleed, still you will not give up.
Instead, you will become excited by that and even more fervent to serve
that person. By the time you do that, there is no such thing as a limit
That person will think "Who am I to get this kind of attention from
When you are around many people, look and investigate who is the
best one there. Determine who is the best man or woman that you want to
bring over to God's side. Once you make up your mind, determine that
you will never let go. Keep on working and praying until you win over
that person's heart. Then, when you get to know him or her, express
what you feel. Tell him how this nation is declining and how you are
longing to meet someone who wants to stop that trend and turn this
nation around. If he agrees with you, you can ask him to work with
You don't have to begin from the very first moment to talk about
Divine Principle. He may not be interested in that right away. For
example, if someone is good at fighting and takes pride in it, and you
are a bit of a muscleman yourself, go to him and ask him to teach you a
few things. Then, you can learn some points from him. If you have
interest in something and that person has some skill in that area, you
can approach him in this way. You can first learn from others.
When your relationship matures and you become more trusting of each
other, you can say to him, "Well, so much for the muscle. In order to
use the muscle right, you have to be able to use your head and be
smart. Don't you notice that you don't always do with your body what
your mind knows you should do?" Give your opinion of how you have to
fight and why. You can explain about the Principle even in such a
conversation. One thing you should never do is limit yourself. Don't
ever say things like, "Oh, I can't sing. That's the last thing I'd ever
do." There is no such thing as the "last thing" you can do. You should
try anything and everything.
It's awkward in the beginning. Go to the extreme and try the things
you cannot do. Do something that no one is expecting. Then, people will
really begin to notice you and listen to you. I studied this for a long
time and I practiced it. I have some limitations, but I learned to go
beyond them, and you should be able to go beyond your limitations as
well. What is my limitation? I am the leader of the Unification Church.
I cannot do many things, even though I know how to do them. I am an
expert in so many things, but I cannot always do them.
It's very simple. For you to become a champion in the ring, you have
to train yourself. On what? On various techniques, not just one thing.
There are hundreds of ways. There are ways to move your head and your
hands, so that when your head goes down, your fist goes up. If you are
serious and you have to fight, if you have to, you can do it. You can
use your head, your hand, your hip. If you are a serious fighter and if
you are in danger, you have to use such things. Are you a champion, or
are you an on-looker? If you are a champion, what kind of champion are
you? The one who is more interested than anyone else and the one who
learns more moves than anyone else is the one who is going to be the
best fighter. That is how a champion is made. You have to fully invest
all your mind and your body.
There are all kinds of things that bring people together: hiking,
jogging, music, whatever. I want you to be an interesting person to be
with. Don't be like a piece of carved stone or a piece of wood,
expressionless and motionless. You have to be interested in all kinds
of things and get excited easily. Then, you can get along with people
very quickly. That is one thing that I am. I am really filled with fun.
It is exciting to be with me. One thing I will never do is bore you.
If I am hiking up the mountain, I go faster than anyone else. If you
go out onto the field with me, I will run and jump more than anyone
else. I am curious about everything, I am filled with enthusiasm to
learn anything. When you want to become friends with someone, you have
to be active in the same field. If you have nothing better to do with
yourself, just go out and pick a fight with someone. That's far better
than sitting and doing nothing in your home. At least you are doing
something and can learn from it.
You are bound to get hit once in a while. Otherwise, you will never
understand about life. Getting hit by another person is not that
terrible. When you are hit, then you know what that feels like. It
makes you think, and you have to be a fast thinker in this life. When
you come into a situation, you have to be able to think fast and do
something immediately. That's a champion. A champion has to be very
active in any situation and decide things very quickly. He has to know
whether to advance or retreat and then do it.
I am beyond sixty years of age, but when I talk about something and
get excited, no one thinks I am that old. I am like a twenty-year-old
and that's very attractive. You have to become a champion. If you are
going to be gentle, you have to be rough first and then gentle.
Experience the whole range of life. So, you need manpower don't you?
What kind of people do you need? Perhaps God is worried about you. He
is thinking, "If you go out and witness, you will just bring in the
same kind of person that you are." Perhaps God is trying to protect
that person from falling into your hands, because he doesn't want
another person who will just sit around and do nothing. You have
graduated from the seminary and you have a Masters diploma. What if
someone comes and yells at you, but you don't yell back. You just sit
there and take it. If you are going to go out on the ocean, you should
know what happens all summer long. The fishermen bicker all the time.
There are tense moments when lines get crossed up and boats get in each
other's way. Then, you really have to shout and use very strong
language. In that situation, there is nothing wrong with shouting
because you have to protect your rights.
I am the first to shout out when something goes wrong. If they yell
back at me, I just shout again in an even louder voice. They have to
listen because I am right. Other members of the New Hope, such
as Daikan, don't raise their voices so much. However, in some
situations, it's far better to raise your voice and defend what is
right. In the mountains you have a big voice and the mountain will at
least echo, but some men don't even do what mountains do; they just sit
there dumb. Mountains are natural. A man should be natural too. Even
the rock responds to strength with strength. Aren't you better than
rock and timber? I once had an experience that made me stay awake all
night. I couldn't even wait for the sun to come up, and as soon as it
did, I went to that person's house and kicked open the door. Then I
said, "We have to discuss this problem right now. Well, I don't do this
as my profession. However, when something bothers me and I know I am
right, I cannot help but do something about it. Sometimes I feel sad
about being a religious leader. I am an aggressive person, but I have
to be patient for the sake of God. However, sometimes, I even ask
myself, "Why did I have to become a religious leader?"
To me, it's a mystery how anyone can just sit and sit, eating three
meals a day for 365 days of the year and not do anything. It just makes
me wonder, "What kind of man, or woman is he, or she?" Yet, whenever I
call them, they have no trouble getting here. I wonder how they can
respond so quickly to coming to a meeting, but don't go out and reach
out to other people with the same kind of enthusiasm?
Winning the Respect and Friendship of Others
So then, what do you need? Men or money? You need men. Is there
anyone who thinks, "Well, I won't do so much. I'll just sit tight and
then I'll just wish for the children to be born." Do you ever think
like that? You should first consider that you have to go out and find
your spouse. Then, you have to go through the pains of labor which are
almost beyond comprehension. And then, afterwards, the baby will often
cry and you will be exhausted. Just think, you are trying to embrace
the world. It is like trying to engulf a huge fish in just one swallow.
Will that fish stay in your stomach? Do you have the power to digest
it? First, you have to have determination. Then, you have to try and
try. If you are trying to catch people, you have to invest all of
yourself. Take that person out for lunch, then dinner, then again
another day. Day after day, take care of him like that. Just go ahead
and do that. Make friends.
If you run out of money, you can show your friends how to fundraise.
They will be impressed that in thirty minutes you can make enough money
to eat dinner and see the movies. Don't be limited by anything. Be able
to do almost anything at anytime. That's the secret to real life. If
there is a man and a woman, and the man says to the woman, "Stay right
here; I'll raise enough money for us to have lunch." And then indeed,
if he goes out and gets the money in ten minutes, the woman will be
truly impressed by this.
You might be trying to get that money for lunch and see another
gentleman standing on the street. You can talk to him in the following
way, even though he might wonder about you at first. You just smile and
say, "Were you ever in love?" He will look at you and remember one time
when he was. Then you can ask him, "What would you have done if you had
to take her to lunch and you didn't have any money?" If he understands
your situation in this way, he would gladly give you the money. I know
one thing: if I was approached by an enterprising young man such as
that, I would gladly give him a 100 dollar bill. The woman would be so
impressed with him. If the woman is critical about all of this, then
she doesn't deserve the young man. He should let her go and immediately
find someone else.
There are ways to do things. Many ways. You have to be able to put
up a show instantly without any planning. You can go up to a complete
stranger and if you are sincere, you can say, "Oh, you are just like my
sister. You really make me feel like my sister made me feel at home."
If you are truly sincere, she will feel natural and she won't refuse to
listen to you. You have to think always that you are in a drama. You
are an actor at that moment. If you have an important enough reason,
there is nothing that you cannot do.
If you have a noble idea, you can do almost anything. Your idea will
guide your actions. There is almost nothing that I don't know about in
the different ways of the world. I don't show it so much, but I know
about hundreds and hundreds of things. If you are good at singing, you
can sing out in the middle of the town. If you are good, eventually
someone will be interested in you. He will come out and listen to you,
because secretly he always wanted to do the same thing, but could never
do it by himself. Then, he will start singing with you.
After a while he will feel close to you and ask you where you live.
You can say where you are staying, but don't ask him anything. Then, he
will ask you, "Why don't you stop by my house on your way home?" Well,
that's what you wanted him to say to begin with, so you accept his
invitation. If you linger three or four hours, it becomes dinner time.
Why should you stop? That's how you can make friendships with people.
What upsets me is that you are a perfectly capable group of young
people. Life is more than sitting around like a stone wall. You joke
with your best friends, but I'm now telling you to extend that joke to
a complete stranger. You joke all the time with close friends, however;
if you want many people to work with you then you have to extend
yourself and make new close friends. If you want to see the mayor, you
don't have to make an appointment all the time. Just wait in the town
hall for two or three days and stop him when he comes out. One day you
can just walk in and say, "Are you the mayor? You aren't any better
than me; you aren't any more handsome than me." You can tell him that
you are more intelligent than he is. He will be offended and ask you,
"What do you know that I don't know?" Then you can ask a fast question,
"Did you ever see God? I can arrange that. You can see God." Or, you
can bring some caramel and candy and offer him some. If he refuses you,
then even in America, that is impolite. So you can say, "You aren't a
quality mayor." If he is older, you can ask him, "How do you know that
I won't be your son-in-law someday?" That might get his attention.
After all, you never know what the future might have in store for you
or him, so you can say that. If he treats you as if you are insane, you
can tell him that you are offended.
I know how to make good friends with congressmen and senators. Don't
do it in the normal way that everybody else does. Don't fall into the
expected categories that everyone else does. Just go and kick the door
in and say, "I want to see you!" He will be surprised and come out to
investigate about you. Then you tell him why you came and why you want
to talk with him. You have an important and urgent message. If the
secretary gets in the way, just yell over her protests. You have to
make a close relationship in the minimum amount of time.
There was one instance when I kept visiting someone, and that person
said over and over that he didn't like me. I just kept on going until
he changed his mind and began to like me. How many times do you think
that I visited that man? I visited him for one year and six months. I
went again and again. Finally the whole household came to the point
where they were waiting and hoping for my visits. If you need
champions, then why aren't you going out to get them? If I was a state
leader I would go around the entire state in one week. You have to be
constantly on the move. You have to always be like that before you can
expect anything. You have to be on your feet all the time. Go out and
visit and invite others to visit you. That has to be going on all the
Have you ever been out street witnessing? Do you know what kind of
face you have out on the street? Do you know what you look like? You
have to know about yourself. You have to know if your face or your
character will interest others. If you just sit still, people will
think you are half asleep. You have to study how to make your eyes move
so that people will know you are alert. Your eyes have to scan
quickly, and gestures will help. Don't sit still; your body should be
moving along with your eyes. That is one of the basic things you can do
to improve your appearance.
If you do that, people will think you are exciting. When I was a
teenager I used a friend as a platform and gave an impromptu speech.
Some friends went along with me, knowing what I was going to do. They
liked me because of that. After I had finished speaking, another one
said, "You want to do another speech? You want to climb up on me?" They
didn't mind. If you really do things naturally, it's okay.
If you are the state leader and you find some nice woman, you can
even stand on her back. She won't mind, as long as you feel very
sincere and are natural about it. Surely, people will stop and listen
to your speech. Someone might come up and protest to you about abusing
women, and you can say, "Do you think you can do the same thing that I
am doing? Then, try it. And if you can, what is your protest about?"
When you really need some attention quickly, you should be able to do
things like that. I have all kinds of friends. Wherever I went I had
friends. In fact, there were too many friends and they insisted upon
following me, but I was too busy to be friends with everyone. That is
how I spent my days. That is why I know that no matter what, there is
nothing you cannot do in order to get God's will done. Make your own
story, make your own novel, then act it out. Become the hero of the
novel. Follow your script and live out the drama in real action. Think
that life is that. Figure out the course of action, how you will do
something, how others will respond and then how you will move after
that. Plan it and do it. I have that spirit and that is how I could
come to America and visit some of the top officials and offices. I just
walked in and that's how it went.
Try to imagine what I have to do. If I go to Africa, I won't be
quiet, and that's not bad. I will stir things up and something nice
will happen in that country when I go. How about you? How many stores
would you want to manage someday? If you want to manage 100 stores, you
have to raise that many people to at least run the stores while you
manage the whole operation. Our members now operate many businesses. If
I myself were to run each business, I know I could make it successful.
There is no way that it would fail. I can understand how, in the very
beginning, a member who has no experience in doing business before and
is learning as he goes along, is bound to lose some money. That's
understandable. For the first few years that's how it goes, but you
should learn quickly and then you can begin to be successful.
If I were the lecturer, do you think people would come? Do you think
I could persuade them and move their hearts? You might say to yourself,
"Father, that's a good idea. Why don't you do that?" Why can't I do
that? You know why. You know whose responsibility it is to do these
things. I have already done all these things myself a long time ago. I
am teaching you again, but I have already taught you how to accomplish
in these areas. You must teach others. You know whose responsibility it
is to hold banquets and visit the people day in and day out. You go
ahead and do these things with all your heart. Go fervently to the
homes and take care of the people. Then, their hearts will be moved by
you. I cannot understand how the state leader can stay in his room the
whole live-long day. Even the sisters who are graduating from the
seminary, don't sit and wait for people to invite you. Just get up and
go out. Invite yourself in with poise and charm.
You have to go after the people. Don't go after the small ones all
the time. You have to grab onto the big guys in order to advance
quickly. Do you want to become famous? Can you just sit tight? You'll
never become famous if you just live like other people do. You have to
live differently and become greater than others. You have to do more
things and make more effort than anyone else.
Are you the champion of the Unification Church, or are you a member
of the Unification Church? There is no champion that doesn't use all
his limbs, hands, arms, legs and feet. I am waiting and hoping that you
will change. You have graduated from the seminary and I am really
wondering when you will change. How many more years will it take for
you to become different from what you have always been? When are you
going to be different? It's a very serious question. If you are not
going to do something first and yet expect to be put in a high
position, you are just a swindler.
Creating the Foundation for Success
Did you hear that New Hope won first prize in a tuna
tournament this summer? Well, what do you think? Did I win that prize
by sitting here in Morning Garden and doing nothing? No. I went out
every morning even before the sun came up. And then, did I just hold
the lines all day knowing that the tuna had to bite? Is that how I got
more tunas than anyone else and won the first prize? No. It never
happens that way. One thing that no one said this year was, "How come
the New Hope won first prize this season?" There wasn't a
single soul who had that question. Everyone knew why the New
Hope got first prize and when I got it, no one complained about
I went out so seriously every day for several years already. I
developed a new technique for the hand line method and tested it over
and over again. I proved it worked and there is no doubt that this
method is really the best. So, I can now tell others to do the same.
Those who follow the instructions precisely have caught more fish than
People all around have become definitely impressed. They all thought
that some miracle was going on. At any rate, many people came and asked
questions and looked around. They know that I have gained real
expertise in this area. They really want to find out about my method
and some try to spy on the boats and find out what is going on. By
now, if I were to announce a tuna seminar, I know that there are so
many people interested in my method that they would certainly come and
listen to me.
I have about ten hours of lecture contents. I can lecture at least
ten hours about tuna fishing. Would you like to hear this lecture now?
There is no question that I have the contents and the ability to give
such a lecture, but I don't have time, so I won't give it today. Are
you disappointed? If the tuna had ears to listen, they would be very
interested in listening to my seminar. There is nothing that I didn't
do. I did what all the fishermen did and then I went several steps
beyond. If I didn't do something, it was something that wouldn't get
the job done, so I naturally wouldn't do it. However, anything that
would work, anything that would get the job done, I tried. I have the
confidence to say that there is nothing I haven't done or tried. Many
professionals come and they don't just catch two, three or four fish.
It doesn't just happen like that. But here, we have people who never
fished before and they come and get five, six, seven tuna. The one
without experience used to try and if he caught one during the whole
season, he was very lucky. I certainly understand all about that.
When I first started fishing, I went for weeks without catching one
tuna and there were more tuna around then. Many professionals were
catching fish around me. In the midst of them, I lost fifteen tuna in a
row. That was the way I started. It wasn't easy in the beginning, but
once I found the pattern, I caught fish over and over again. And now
that I am teaching you, you can catch a fish without any experience at
all. Five years ago, tuna was only five cents per pound. We have been
working to gradually raise the tuna price. We aren't gaining money by
doing that. Not yet. So far, we are even losing money. This year the
price went up to $2.50. This means if you catch a large fish, you can
make close to two thousand dollars. You should have seen how many boats
came out this year. Hundreds of boats came out. Next year, we hope the
price goes up to at least $3.50. This means one fish can make more than
three thousand dollars. Can you imagine how many boats will come just
to try it out? If you catch one fish, that's enough money for fifteen
cows. So, on one line are fifteen cows. That's some kind of fishing.
I have a real hope that someday a woman will catch a fish by herself
-- a solo effort. For now, at least in pairs, the women can catch tuna.
I am truly looking forward to seeing women come out and fish amongst
the men. So, you women, you aren't interested in this because you are
women? "No!" Okay, I am going to assign a boat for the women too.
If you catch three fish, that is almost ten thousand dollars. This
could cover one family's food expenses for an entire year. How many
boats do you think will come out and compete for that kind of money?
Who will prosper the most? The towns like Gloucester. There is the same
number of fish to be caught, but there will be ten times the number of
boats coming out to fish. And those fishermen will spend money in the
small, local town. The higher price is for their benefit as well. We
caught 165 fish this year. Isn't that incredible? That's a lot of fish.
That's an increase of 150% from last year. Last year we caught 64 tuna
and that was a lot of fish then, but this year we caught 100 more fish
than that. Next year we can catch 500 or 600 tuna and that's only
one-third of the quota. Imagine if we ever did that! Imagine if we ever
caught one-half the quota! And yet, we can do that someday. I am sure
Investing Yourself to Gain the Result
When I used to hunt in the mountains, there was quite some stir over
that. I was more successful than anyone else. I had never used a gun
before, so I first practiced with clay targets. I quickly got up to
shooting eighteen out of twenty-five targets, which is pretty good. I
have a very quick reflex. Well, the first time I went hunting, I took
Colonel Pak with me. Colonel Pak served a long time in the Korean army
where he was a rifle instructor for several years. However, I more than
doubled his result. Do you think that I'm a capable person? If you are
really following me, you should be like me. You have to at least mimic
me. You have to show some sign of who you are. Let me ask you again,
are you a champion yourself, or are you considering yourself a
candidate to become a champion? You definitely need men don't you?
Well, if you just sit tight, do you expect them to come to you? What
should you do?
Pretend you are dying and when someone walks by you they will take
sympathy on you. You have to start something and motivate something to
happen. What do you smell with your nose, what do you hear with your
ears, what do you touch with your hands? What do you do anyway? You
have to smell for the sake of mankind, hear for the sake of mankind and
touch for the sake of mankind. Have you ever looked at a spider web? I
am fascinated by the spider web, especially the king spider. Usually
you think there is no spider in the web, that it's a dead web. However,
if you throw something in there and it gets caught in the web, very
soon the spider will come out. It never fails that the spider comes
out. Well, do you have your spider web? If something gets entangled, do
you come out to see what it is? Do you have such a sense about things?
If you don't, it means you are not even up to the spider level.
Whenever the spider moves to a new place it immediately starts making
its web, its network.
The spider has to make his web precisely. He has to push himself
from interval to interval just right, and in this way, the thread is
connected to make the web. He does this thousands of times; he is
completely an expert at it. He doesn't have to think about it. If you
don't believe it, go to the spider web and see how he works. I tested
it many times. I tossed in some flies or bugs and watched. The first
thing the spider did was to wrap the bug up in the web. Before he
examines it, the spider does that. Then, he takes a good look at it and
starts to eat it. You should do things exactly the same way. Make a web
and if something touches it, go out and catch it first Then look at it
and see what you've got. Once it is in the web, don't take off for
lunch or go to sleep. For example, if someone comes to listen to you
don't say, "Well, it's already twelve o'clock; let's go to bed and talk
about it tomorrow." No, you have to stay up the entire night and talk
to him. When he understands what you are conveying, you can give
yourself a brief break but go right on until he becomes your member.
Don't you see? If you don't even have the thinking of a spider,
what can you become? So, you need manpower and what else? You need
money. Well, if you have manpower, you will also have money. If you
have money first, it does not mean that men will always follow you.
However, if you have people first, then the money will surely follow.
If you decided to act now, which method would you take? Would you
follow Tiger Park's method or Dr. Durst's? Why do you say Tiger Park?
You are Americans. Now I am really curious. I coached Tiger Park
closely and he has developed a fighting, championship spirit. Those who
are not in CARP please raise your hands? Are you interested in CARP
even though you are not members? Then, why don't you join CARP from now
on? Maybe I will disguise myself and go around to the campuses and see
what is going on directly. Don't make a scene if you recognize me. Just
go on. Would you like to see me come to the campus in this way? If I
appear like that, you will never notice me.
A New Beginning
Today is the first of October. October is the month of success. In
this month, your fortune will open up to you, whatever you have sown
for the year. From this first day of October, will you go forth and
give all your effort? Would you like to go to the campus and work with
CARP, or would you like to do what no one else is doing right now?
Well, you've got to do something before you get old and die. Today may
be a good day to start.
Years ago, we didn't have the science conference. No one was ready
to do that, but I pushed them to go ahead and do it. If we hadn't done
that, where would we be today? There would be no understanding from the
scholar's world toward us. It would be downright miserable; no one
would recognize or understand anything about what we have. But now,
many people have been able to study and understand something of the
message we have. It made quite some news that Unification members were
educating the highest scholars in Western society. When people started
to see that, it made them wonder about us. It was like lightning
striking down into the culture.
The science conference is not attended by members; they are just
staff members and coordinators. It is attended by the scholars in the
different sciences. Through this they are all becoming educated about
us. It is causing a chain reaction. In Germany there were only fifteen
positions that could be opened for the conference, but over four
hundred scholars applied to come. There are many more scholars who
don't even know about the conference. When they find out, then
thousands will be trying to come. However, the young professors won't
even try to come. Only the famous ones, only the ones with experience,
expertise and recognition in their field will be allowed to come.
What would happen if I stopped the science conference from now?
Would you continue on with it? Who will do that? Last year the budget
for the conference alone was 1.3 million dollars. Is that a small
amount of money or a lot? If I bought lunch for seminary graduates with
that kind of money, you would have lobster lunches all year long and
still have plenty of money left over. Why don't I do that for you
instead of spending all that amount in just one meeting? Is it more
worthwhile to have the science conference than feed you lunch? If you
just need money all the time, what do you expect to gain? You have to
come to the place where you can give more money than you need to
receive; everything increases from there.
The structure has now been made. We can bring all Europe into unity.
It is taking visible shape. We are preparing the road, bringing all
these scholars together. Technology and science can be guided by a
deeper understanding of their purpose. I want to show the way in the
technological areas, such as in Germany. I have already made good
relationships with people in Germany who have a substantial role to
play, particularly in the area of machine making. The standard has yet
to be set and I want to pioneer that standard for the next century. I
want to uplift technological standards in the East and go past the
standard already set by Germany. In this way, Korea can go beyond the
standards set by Japan. Why? So that Korea can better serve all of Asia
and then the world. You cannot do anything for others if you are below
or equal to their standard. You have to have something very great,
something of the best quality to offer.
I have worked very hard in Europe for three years already. I have
brought all the members together, centering in London and they are
working together as if they came from one country, one nation. That is
the way it should be. I performed a matching in Europe with all the
European members. When you look at them, you can never tell which one
is French or which is Italian or German. There really isn't that great
of a distinction. I was amazed after I matched them, because 90% of
them were international matchings. I didn't plan it that way. I was
just trying to put together the best match for each person, but almost
all of them were from different nations. It was almost a completely
international matching. The European Economic Market (EEC) has an
ideal, but they have three big obstacles: the different languages; the
boundaries between different nations; and the reluctance of people to
marry between the different cultures. People are usually bound to marry
someone from their own race or culture. However, through marriage, all
these barriers break down. Let's face it. As long as these barriers
exist, the EEC is only a nice dream. It will never work in a
substantial way; there will always be friction and tension somewhere.
They have no idea how to make their ideal come about. However, Reverend
Moon, through matching and marriage, and teaching members how to live
in a selfless way, can show them how to fulfill even more than their
ideal. Now, the biggest headache that the EEC has is Japanese
technology. The Japanese learned everything from them, copied it and
then digested it, which means they improved it. Now the Japanese are
ahead of the Europeans. This is what bothers the European nations. I
want to make it so that the Europeans are competitive again with the
Japanese. I have approached several people in Germany and they are all
for the idea. I thought of this more than fifteen years ago. I already
understood this problem and prepared for it. Now, it's incredible
because no one thought the world would be like this, but I already
predicted it years earlier.
Then, we can build the best machine making factory in Germany. How?
Already members from Europe are working in Japanese factories. They are
learning everything there. Then, in Germany we can hire people from
all the different countries that really need the work. This is part of
the EEC plan, so we will cooperate with that. You have to understand
this world. You have to go into the world so that you can really turn
it around. Always think very far ahead and on a very large scale.
People don't really think like this so much. My plan in Europe will
leave many of them scratching their heads. I have already begun with a
prototype factory right here in America.
I thought of how to recycle automobiles. Once you have the machine
making technology, you can buy old automobiles such as a Mercedes and
fix it up completely new. Many people would want to buy such a quality
automobile. In this country, there is so much wealth that it is a
virtue to spend a lot of money, but it isn't a virtue to keep
automobiles for years and years, even the very good ones. There is no
need for this waste and the common philosophy of the people about
buying and using things is changing.
We can overhaul the engine and completely recondition it. There is a
good way to do it quickly and I have thought about it seriously. Now,
they have to fix broken engines cylinder by cylinder, but there is a
way to recondition the engine every 100,000 miles. In this way, the
engine can last indefinitely. The engine is just a huge block of steel.
There is no reason not to be able to fix it and make it run even better
than new. If you have the technology to do it, it's no problem. We
could recondition more engines than Ford produces in one year. However,
the price will only be one-half to one-third of a new one. This is not
just thinking. We are just on the verge of making such an enterprise
come about. If you need a small engine for a fishing boat, you don't
need to go out and buy a new one. There are so many broken engines that
are easy to get. We can fix those engines, put them in the boat and
there you have an inboard motor. The cost is almost nothing. Some
engines are almost given away. What will they do with an engine without
the body of a car? They will sell them for almost nothing.
We can remake those engines and they can run a boat the same as if a
new engine were on it. We can send those kinds of boats and engines to
Africa by the dozens. Some of the African countries don't even have one
boat in their entire nation, and yet, the opportunities in fishing are
vast. Can you now understand why I would think of machine making
factories? Everything has a connection to the whole world. You have to
have a mind like that.
Do you have the capability to implement these plans and run these
operations? What will pave the way? The science conference will do
that. They understand the problems such as in the EEC and in the
American economy. They can make the plans and influence the politicians
in order to make things happen. The whole basic outlook towards science
has to be restructured. There has to be a whole new understanding of
values and the application of science. There has been a long term
misunderstanding about these things.
The Time to Begin is Now
Four years ago, we bought fourteen acres of land right next to this
house. We are one of the biggest landowners around here. Maybe that is
why they are so excited. There is nothing wrong with what we are doing.
We are going to make a marine college here and it's about time. The
United States has needed one for a long time. They have nothing to say.
Wait and see.
My mind is full of all the things that I have to take care of. Can
you unload my mind? There is no boat that we cannot build. Steel boat?
We have already done that. Wood boat? We have already done that.
Fiberglass boat? We have already done that too. You name it, give us a
few months and we will come up with it. The more factories that we
start, the more people we need to run them. You are the ones who ought
to do that. You have to start thinking like this. Make a plan and
implement it: buy the factory, pay the people, make the thing work,
bring the standard up beyond anything else around. I know it takes a
long time. It's impractical for you to start out just like that.
However, you won't sink. All you need to do is raise up the people
around you. You don't have to find a genius to help you. Just find good
I have made all the foundations already. The foundation for you is
already prepared. You don't have to bring the people in by the
millions, but surely you can bring them in by the hundreds. After a
few years, you can find the way to do that. If you aren't motivated, if
you still have something which is holding you back and you don't move,
should we then give up all these plans? Should we come down to the
beginning level and witness like we did twenty years ago? Should I go
back out and begin again myself?
Then, who will bring the people? One thing you cannot worry about
now is your family. I am not denying you anything. Just think with me
for a moment. If you are Blessed, within one year after you begin
family living, many of you will have a baby. Within three years, many
of you will have two babies. Within five years, many of you will have
three babies. Many families will consist of five people: mother, father
and two or three children. How are you going to feed them?
Don't you see? Don't you really see that you have to get on your
feet now and start running? Don't worry about the whole national
foundation, just do your part. You should start running in these next
three to five years. At the same time, I will do my portion of work. If
you bring more people, you will set the foundation, not only for your
own family, but also for many, many families in the future. You have to
If you have one or two babies, you can get along without too many
changes, but after three babies, you really have to stop and consider
things. You have to pay so many expenses, medical and otherwise. It
just takes a lot to raise children; you have to support them. If your
head has become so big because you have graduated from seminary, you
won't go and dig a ditch, you won't do the humble job, then you might
find yourself in an awkward situation.
Well then, shouldn't I chase you out? Shouldn't I say, "This is your
area. You have to live or die with it."? Shouldn't I just push you and
make you stick to it, even though you are in your early thirties? It's
a good age. In ten years, more and more young people will come into the
church and they will ask you what you did. How can you say, "Well, I
graduated from UTS, but it was all too heavy for me, so I lingered
behind the providence."? Can you say that?
My mind feels urgent. The more you linger, the more heavy you will
become and finally you will not be able to move at all. Start moving
now in the lowest place and don't be bothered by it. You will rise up
quickly. Can you understand my feeling? Do you know why I called you
here almost suddenly, at such short notice? Why did I call for all the
seminary graduates? You were given the mission to witness and you found
it very difficult to do that. Where will you apply yourself? In what
position will you function? If you cannot do that, what can you do? I
am thinking of giving you a new area. Do you want to keep going as you
have been? If you keep going like that, if you sit long enough you will
perish. Until now you haven't made any action. It has been a few years
already and you may have tried, but nothing has improved.
So now, the only way is to try something which might work for you.
If you hadn't gone to the seminary, but had instead gone out for two
precious years of witnessing, how many members would you have
increased? You have been dealing with the upper echelons of people, but
there is so much more for you to do. Somehow, since you have graduated
from the seminary, there must be some way to use all that knowledge.
If you get a new assignment, will you have a real objection? Why not
decide that whatever you do, you will put your whole mind and heart
into that, and make something of it? Our purpose is to raise up the
standard, not only in America, but in missionary countries as well. We
have to back up our ideas with some kind of substantial support.
I seriously thought about the recycling business; first, scrap
metal, collecting it and reusing it. After that we would do the same
with paper and other products. We would have to build a huge factory to
recycle these things. However, after investigating this area, we found
that it would be very, very difficult for us to enter into, as it is
under a type of "mafia" control. You would have to sacrifice yourself
unnecessarily and I didn't think that was a wise idea. We have
something better than that to do.
The Plight of America's Fishing Industry
Then, we looked at the fishing industry. As you know, fishing used
to be one of America's major industries. However, in the past twenty to
thirty years it has steadily been declining. Now, it has gone down to
such a level that it cannot rise up again on its own. On the other
hand, are the fishing grounds in America lacking? No. In fact, America
has three of the four best fishing grounds in the world.
There is a problem with the depletion of some species, but there are
many, many species which are not utilized at all, and they are
perfectly good to eat. The only problem with them is that they are not
popular in the market. However, this can change. The government
recognizes the situation, but they are at the point of throwing up
their hands, especially if the fishermen just don't want to go out to
sea anymore. What can they do? We can analyze the problem in a very
simple way. Why are the fishermen reluctant to continue? They go out
for several days and work very hard, but when they come back, they get
almost nothing for their catch. There is no place for them to sell;
there is no market for many of their fish. The wholesalers have been
exploiting their situation for a long time; they force the fishermen to
accept very low prices, knowing that if they don't sell their fish,
their only choice is to throw them back in the water.
There is no steady income guaranteed in fishing. Sometimes the
fishermen catch enough, but many times they don't. There is a limited
number of fishermen. Not everyone can be a fisherman. It's a very
tough life out on the sea. Once a fisherman goes out of business, he
never returns to it. They will do anything else, but they won't return
to it. It's just too much. Already, almost 50% have given up their
boats and they will never come back to try again. There is another
problem with fishing: the wives. The fishermen go out for a week, two
weeks or a month and this happens all year long. Many women just can't
take that way of life, living alone for so much of the year, and they
simply leave. This truly discourages the fishermen. It's a tough life
to go out to sea; however, you can tolerate it if your family is
Fishermen work hard to bring in the fish, but there is no guarantee
that they will get a good price for them. Most storage for fish is
inadequate, so if the market already has too much of a species, they
won't get anything for it. Or, they may be able to catch a species, but
it isn't popular on the market. This is especially true in America,
where many kinds of fish aren't even known about. The market is
completely unpredictable; some fish you can catch, but you cannot sell
them. At the same time, they are not sure their family will remain
intact while they are out working so hard. For many men, it's just too
For us, the solution is simple. If you can overcome these three
problems, you can participate in a very wonderful business. Everyone
knows that this is the case, but they cannot overcome these three
problems. So, stretch your imagination. We will build our own boats.
Then, we will catch the fish ourselves. Next, we will process and sell
the fish by ourselves. Finally, we will export what is left over to
foreign countries. Whatever we catch, we can sell directly. If this
point is solved, then we can grow. You might worry that we will deplete
the fisheries. However, scientists have studied this, and they know
that a great deal can be taken from a species before it's depleted. In
other words, there is a certain amount that you can take, and the
species will be able to reproduce, year after year. There are still
plenty of fish out there to be caught. We have to determine that we
will become the best in fishing, processing, selling and exporting.
This will become a merit to us.
Even though you might start up businesses in this area someday, the
first thing is that you have to become familiar with is the ocean. The
business is secondary. The internal character needed to practice a good
business comes first. You have not been out on the ocean for a long
time, and some of you have never been on the ocean. Even if you are
enthusiastic and like the idea, you have to get acquainted with the
sea. You have to know what it is really like. That is the purpose of
this summer training, of the seventy days out on the ocean. I myself
pioneered and perfected this program. It took several years to build up
a foundation for you to inherit. This year the method and procedure has
been standardized. All you have to do is study it and practice it. It
has been an exciting and rewarding process. From the beginning, I
backed up this program by designing the boat that is most ideal for
tuna catching. As you know, we first bought the boat that is considered
in the market to be most ideal for tuna fishing, called the "Mako."
However, I immediately saw that it was lacking many things. So, from
scratch I designed and developed a much better boat than what now
The Role of Tuna
In the last few years the fish price was so low, you wouldn't
believe it. Sometimes they would just throw the fish right back into
the water. The price had to go up just to stabilize the industry. We
have been part of the push which has caused the price to go up from
only ten cents a pound. When I came here five years ago, people didn't
even bother with it; they just threw the fish back. Can you imagine
that? Every year, the price has risen steadily until this year it is up
to $2.50, and next year, we will see the price go to at least $3.50 per
pound. We are paying out of our own resources, and we will have to pay
more and more. This is a hard thing to do, but we have to do it for the
sake of the future. We have an objective now. What is that? To catch
tuna. All you need to do is catch tuna. It is good training for you,
but more importantly, it benefits the fishermen.
The value of the tuna is in sushi. You have to deliver it fresh. As
long as you deliver it in this way, no Japanese restaurant will refuse
it. They will pay the best price for top quality fresh tuna. The
Japanese understand the value of this fish. Fishermen shouldn't get a
small amount of money for those tuna. Until I came out fishing,
fishermen never got the benefit of the tuna price. That has changed
now. Here, all the companies that deal with tuna have Japanese
companies right behind them. In other words, the real buyers are in
Japan; it's coming out of their pockets.
If we drive up the price, the Japanese will have to go back to
Japan. Then they will tell everyone, "Well, because of Reverend Moon,
we had to forget about buying tuna because the price went up so high."
The news will spread overnight in Japan that Reverend Moon is taking
over the entire fishing industry in Gloucester. It will have that kind
of psychological impact. After all, the Japanese have no idea of what
really goes on in Gloucester.
So long as our business can manage at $3.50 per pound and even more,
we will buy and sell it. Then, we can begin to make a foundation. Do
you understand? When the tuna price goes up and stabilizes, other fish
prices will also go up. Years ago, whiting, herring and fish like that
were only fifty or sixty cents per pound. That was when tuna prices
were also next to nothing. But now, the price has been going up for
tuna, and these fish should also go up in price. Presently we only pay
ten cents per pound for fresh frozen herring.
The same thing can happen with these fish as with tuna. Why not
raise the price back up to $1.50 per pound for these fish and sell them
in the market? The tuna serves as a standard setter. By stabilizing the
price of tuna, the general price of fish will go up. Whatever we catch,
we have to be sure it is consumed, in other words, sold. When we are
capable of this much, we can also sell what other fishermen bring in.
In this way, we make the foundation from the bottom to the top.
Someday, the fishermen should say in unison that Reverend Moon really
made a contribution to the fisherman, because he brought up the price
and stabilized the market, and opened up a sales net to secure their
future. They should be able to see their future become brighter and
Establishing a New Foundation
At this point, I feel that things have stabilized. From now on,
there will be an increase in price. It is really up to us though. The
question is, how fast can you build your own boat and how fast can you
train yourself for fishing? We are going to produce 300 training boats
to begin with. We will put them all around the three coasts of the
United States. If you stay there all the time and go out every day for
all the seasons, you will learn very quickly what goes on in that
You can find enthusiastic young volunteers. They will be happy to
learn about fishing. You can take them out and teach them. Then, you
can also explain to them about Divine Principle while you are fishing.
They won't mind. You can find young people like that, with a good
nature and open mind. Whatever they catch with you they can keep. You
can make friends with anyone this way.
If you witness to five people and bring them in, you will get a
second boat. You will receive one boat for each five people that you
bring. If you expand to ten boats, which is fifty people, you can
graduate to a stern trawler. We have already built such boats and you
will see one today. A boat like this, eighty to ninety feet, would cost
you one-half to one-third of a million dollars. That's a regular stern
trawler. You can catch almost anything with it. I want you to go
through the training course and someday be able to take responsibility
for such a boat.
We will build 300 Good Go boats which we developed for tuna
fishing. It is also an all purpose speed boat. At the same time, we
have already begun to build thirty stern trawlers. We will organize
like this: ten regions will receive ten boats each. In each region we
will train the personnel to do the basic maintenance of these boats.
Then, you will use the boats just like a school, to teach young people
about the ocean. Also, a trailer goes with each boat, and one van for
each region in order to haul the boats and maintain them. That will be
your basic equipment. Eventually, each region should receive one stern
Next summer, when the tuna season comes, we will have all these
boats assembled and ready to begin fishing in Gloucester. Next year, we
will go out and stay out. We will have a mother ship, a supply boat
where you can get food and evening meals. Only if there is going to be
a storm will we come back. After the storm, we will go right back out
again. We will develop that kind of training program. Then, the people
of America will start to get our message. They will see how serious we
One problem is how to get those boats produced within one year. We
should have thirty centers with ten boats each. That's 300 boats all
around America. Each Ocean Church center should function as a church,
and each boat is also a church. So, we have "boat church." The center
on land is the center for these boats. It is like the state center with
the boats being smaller centers under its direction. Can you imagine
starting off with all 300 boats up here in the bay? Imagine the
service we would have! Likewise in your local region, all ten boats
should go out, and you should gather around and have morning service on
the ocean. After that, go out fishing. Then, when you come back in the
evening, you should have a worship service on land. Keep that schedule
every day. As soon as our thirty centers are open, we will spread the
news that more than 600,000 dollars worth of boats is being invested in
this area, all for the sake of reviving the fishing port.
All those interested in such activities can receive great benefit
from our various programs. We can teach them without asking anything
for catching the fish. We can also teach Divine Principle workshops. If
you can get fifty or sixty people interested, you can begin to manage a
stern trawler. The One Hope boats are for your training, but
the stern trawler is more serious.
With that, you can create your economic foundation. And, you will
provide the livelihood for those young people whom you have trained.
You can put the best people on the waiting list, and when we finish
building the training boat for them, they can be responsible for it. I
don't think fifty people in each center is a real problem. We can send
you the boats you need within the year. Those who are really smart and
the best in many different abilities can receive a training boat. You
have to evaluate them and recommend them accordingly. After training on
the small boats, we can go out and fish from the stern trawlers. We can
then sell the fish directly to the customers. In order for that to
happen, we have to create a sales network. For the sisters who don't
want to go way out on the ocean, they can sell fish to the homes
directly. Just go out in the morning and come home in the evening.
Each region will have three trawlers; from those you can make your
economic foundation. Catch the fish and sell the fish. You can do
everything in your region. When your spiritual foundation is made, you
can begin to make a substantial plan for your region, your local city
and your own members.
Without a doubt, the fishing industry is declining. If the mayor and
businessmen see such activities in their city, they will surely become
interested in helping you. You have to make known to them what you are
doing. Our small boats can be used for all kinds of things. We can
offer ourselves as a supporting committee and use our boats to back up
the work of the Coast Guard. We can offer these boats for many kinds of
community service projects. If we continue like this we will develop
real fishermen, something like the "heavenly marines."
We already have the small boats and we will develop thirty centers.
Then, we will also build a sales network system. The business can help
to support projects of the church, and through the business, you can
support yourself. We will mobilize all our resources. We can sell the
fish by van. Just do your job and bring in the people and train them
and revitalize your community. This is the first phase.
Expanding the Foundation
So far, we have only discussed the primary industry. What about the
secondary industry such as boat equipment? This means lines, nets,
engine parts, electronics and whatever the boat requires to fish
successfully. There is a whole area of secondary industries to support
the primary one. All this has to be researched. We also have to develop
all these areas. The government has been concerned about the declining
fishing industry, but they haven't been able to do so much. Once they
see us moving ahead and really making substantial progress in this
area, they will want to help us as well. This is one thing that America
must do right away. If they don't do something about it, there will be
trouble from such nations as Russia, Norway, Japan and others who want
to fish in the 200 mile limit. They see that America is not utilizing
these fishing areas and they desperately want to use them for their
markets. Eventually, there will be no way to keep these boats out of
American waters. If we are catching the fish, we can respond to the
pressure by selling large quantities of fish to them at a good price.
Since they won't have to travel all the distance to get the fish that
they need, they will be happy to buy it, and America makes a good
profit. There is nothing wrong with that. However, if we don't catch
the fish, they will keep coming in to fish and they will complain about
not being able to feed their people. Their complaint against America
will be right in that sense. However, with God's help, we shall go out
and make this foundation. Then, great changes will occur in the fishing
industry. We are not just thinking about it. It is all well underway,
even as I am speaking to you. Once you get the feeling for the ocean,
you will never want to give it up. That's the fastest way to get close
to the heart of fishing. You have to just go out and do it. The tuna
is the greatest of fish. The whale is actually much larger, but it is
not a fish; it is entirely something else. But tuna is a fish, so we
can say that it is the "king" of all fish.
In other parts of the world, we already have four long-range tuna
boats in operation. These boats are fishing in Africa. They are about
150 feet long. Along with that, we are operating ten shrimp boats in
South America. In their first year of operation they were able to
regain their entire capital investment. Everyone down there is talking
about us and calling it a miracle. And they are right. Once you get
accustomed to it, there is no reason why you should stick to the land.
There is more opportunity on the ocean, more to be done and more to be
made there than on the land. This is really the case. Would any of our
wives leave because their husband stays out for six months? Or, would
the husbands leave if their wives are out there? Nor will we be stuck
with the fish if we bring them in, because we will have our own sales
network. Likewise, the sales people won't be stuck if the fishermen
come in and refuse to sell to them because they are Moonies. We will
catch the fish, sell the fish and go on from there. First we need
We have members from all over the world. We can make branches in
Germany, France, England, Japan and all over the world. We can process
the fish so that it is really fresh and of good quality. Americans
don't like herring and it's price is always at the bottom. However, in
Germany the price begins at $1.00 per pound because they really like
To produce 300 boats in one year is no small operation. It is likely
that the Mako company doesn't produce that many boats in one year. In
the future, if one of you is an enterprising person, you can open up
your own branch boat building company. There is nothing to it. You
start from the mold. Once you have the mold, you buy some fiberglass
and resin and you apply it until you have the proper thickness. That
becomes your hull. Then you have the deck. This is the same procedure.
Finally, you assemble it together. It's not that difficult if you are
quick to learn things.
Your church mission is one thing and you can be anything, CARP
leader or state leader, while your business can be something else. So,
why not build boats, or fish the trawler, or sell fish by van? Why not?
If your state leader understands this, they will move the state center
from the middle of the state to the sea shore.
How good a fishing boat is the Good Go? It is really very
good. The number one fishermen amongst the members this year was
Gerhard and he had One Hope 1. It's a pretty good boat. It's
our first boat and he drove it. At first, Gerhard didn't think we were
capable of building such a beautiful and strong boat. It's beautiful
like a woman, isn't it? The difference between the One Hope
boat and other boats is like night and day.
[Gerhard Peemoeller's Testimony of the One Hope Boat]
"This boat is very special. Father is the true man and this boat is
very much like Father. I call this boat the 'messiah' boat. It is
really like the true boat. When I saw the boat go in the water, I was
very surprised. I first drove the boat at night time; I couldn't
believe how well it handled. Compared to the Mako, which is a similar
size, this boat is much more stable in the water.
"This boat is something else. When you are out on the ocean and the
waves are coming to a small boat, you really hit into that wave and
it's quite rough. But this boat is amazing. It goes into the wave and
cuts into the wave. The water splashes way out away from the boat. It
almost doesn't hit into the wave at all, but just cuts smooth and soft
through it. This boat is about 2,000 pounds heavier than the Mako. That
means it is 2,000 pounds more stable and solid. Considering that, and
then knowing it has the same engine as the Mako has and yet doesn't
burn any more fuel than the Mako, makes you wonder what the secret is.
"Even though this boat is twice as heavy as the Mako and has the
same engine, it doesn't burn twice as much gas. It burns a little bit
more, but not so much. It is almost the same. There is something
special about this boat; the way it is designed has a certain impact.
On or out of the water, people look at it and they really know it is a
very remarkable boat. Driving the boat in water is a wonderful
experience. It is much more stable than anything comparable.
"This boat cannot be compared to any other boat in its class and
size right now. It's stable in the water. Anyone who has ever been out
in the water in a Mako or something comparable can immediately find out
the difference. The entire boat itself, how it is designed and how it
fits together is just a total experience. Many fishermen have been
coming around and looking at it and asking if they could buy it. These
boats could be sold so easily. It is really the 'true' boat."'
When I hear Gerhard talk about the One Hope boat, it
reminds me of the expression, "love at first sight." Once you see this
boat you will understand this. Especially when it is running, it
presents such a beautiful profile. There is no question as to what a
beautiful boat it is. Imagine, this fiberglass boat will last and last.
No boat has lasted long enough. In the future, the lower the number is,
the more valuable it will be. One Hope 4 or 10 will
be far more valuable than One Hope 3,000. So, if you take good
care of your boat, in forty or fifty years it will be extremely
valuable. It will be the pride of your entire state. People will look
at this boat and you won't have to tell them to believe in Unification
Church. They will just believe it by themselves. Do you understand how
that could happen? Every house would want to buy one of these boats.
Living in a house that has such a boat will be more pride than living
in any mansion. You should sleep and live right on the boat, and create
a wonderful history for it.
Every Unification family should buy one of these boats. That is how
historical and precious they are. Those who want to own a boat like
that, raise your hands. If you are persuaded simply by my talking to
you and Gerhard's introduction of it, then wait until you see it with
your own eyes. Wait until we produce everything, the boat, the
trailer, the van, the engines, everything with our own hands. Do you
believe it? Those who feel really excited by the whole idea and want to
go into it with all your effort, raise your hands.
The Ocean Church Mission
The reason I called the seminary graduates is because I want you to
become leaders for each of the thirty centers. You are the ones to
become regular fishermen. You are the ones that have to educate
fisherman. You have to teach them Divine Principle and Victory Over
Communism, and eventually Unification Thought. You have to educate them
so they understand God's will and purpose. That is how you will equip
them to enter into the future. Otherwise, they will decline into the
You have to be able to teach them from the very beginning. Perhaps,
I will get a helicopter and visit all the boats. I will let you know
when I am coming. Maybe I will meet you out on the ocean and eat lunch
with you. Isn't that a wonderful idea? We can eat the fresh fish that
you just caught. Wouldn't you like that? Now you know why I called
you. If you really implement this plan, don't you think Unification
Church will grow? We will have 300 churches very soon from the
original thirty centers.
Imagine driving this Good Go, this fast and beautiful boat. It is
unsinkable. It does not sink because it is foam-filled. It takes water
up to the brim and still stays afloat. When there is a big storm, it
will not sink. As long as you have a life-line you can tie yourself to
it and you will be all right. Maybe the fish will die from the storm,
but you won't. It's a sport boat, but it is also a safe boat.
Later on, we will build similar boats for the commercial market. If
you want, you can become a sales representative and sell those boats.
This will also help your economic foundation. Look at it this way. If
you become rich, then the Unification Church will become rich. However,
if you sell that boat and donate the money to Africa, it's even better.
Would you say "no" or "yes" to this idea? Then, who profits if you are
successful? Success can be a very good thing, if you are willing to
invest it in others. This is why I want to train you. It is your job to
make these thirty centers a success. If you do that, the initial
investment will not be lost. If you extend your success to others, it
will never be lost.
The Role of America and Japan
When you talk about the fishing business in general, you cannot
leave the Japanese out of it. The reason is this: the way they process
fish and sort it out; the way they package fish and sell it. No one can
even come close to Japan in these areas. Japan is truly envious of the
fishing grounds in America. They cannot get along without fish; they
must have fish in their diet. They cannot catch enough in their own
waters, so they are dying to have a connection with the fishing grounds
here in America.
America is aware of that too. The American fisheries would never
continue without the market that exists in Japan. They have so much
fish, but where are they going to send it? American people simply don't
eat that much fish. However, thanks to the Japanese almost every bit of
fish that is caught here is bought (by the Japanese) at a reasonable
However, the Japanese are almost over-extended now. There are no
large Japanese companies working here in America without some support
from Japan. The Americans don't want the Japanese to go beyond what
they can handle, because the American companies want to continue to
sell to Japan, and the American government understands this. Today,
some Japanese companies are buying the fish in America and then selling
the fish to another company in Japan.
The American companies are saying, "Let us buy the fish from our own
fishing grounds and sell them to you in Japan. You go back to Japan and
buy from us there." They would much rather do that. Japan is looking
for, and needs a company here which is American, but focused upon the
Japanese market. They want to be able to trust that company fully and
know that it would sell the fish to Japan. It is just like the American
companies in Japan. They have Japanese representatives there, but in
essence the company is always considering the American market. So then,
how shall we meet that qualification? All the American members married
to Japanese spouses will form a company. Which is it, an American
company or a Japanese company? Well, it is an American company. The
Japanese can look at it, however, and feel quite confident that it is
also a Japanese company. Then, the Japanese will want to invest in this
company. This is truly possible and is quite practical, isn't it? We
will prove this.
We will even let Middle East entrepreneurs invest their oil dollars
in this effort. The desert countries have never invested very much in
fishing because many of them don't have coastal waters, or their
fishing grounds are not so good. They drill for oil and live off of
that, not fishing. However, when they start to eat fish, they will
find out how good it is for their appetite and their health. From that
point, we should try to develop a good relationship with them. Then,
there will be a boom effect. Good things could happen. New
international relationships could be built.
Think about yourself. Where are you going to be ten years from now
if you invest yourself and work towards this goal? You will have
security for your family. There are already large Japanese companies
working very strongly here in America, but we will have our own sales
network here in America, as well as back in Japan. When we have a good
wholesale and retail net, we can move forward with confidence.
We cannot use other wholesalers because they will just pay us the
cheapest price, and then make the most money by increasing the price to
the consumer. That is why fish is close to $2.00 or more per pound once
it gets to the consumer's table. We have to make our own foundation,
from catching fish to processing it to retailing it. Actually, we
should eliminate the need for the middle man. This just adds extra cost
to the consumer. Why should the people pay for a wholesaler if the fish
can come directly from the processor to the retailer? This is where we
can truly make an impact on the market and everyone will benefit. Even
though we have such a plan, there are problems. Fish resources will be
depleted by overfishing in some areas, especially certain fish which
are already popular as table fish, These species, like the striped
bass, which are already very expensive, won't be available anymore. If
too many are caught, the supply will be exhausted. For that reason, we
have to go into fish farming; we have to go into it as soon as
possible. The tuna is one example. They lay close to a million eggs.
However, out of a million eggs, only two or three fish will ever get to
full size, over 600 pounds. We have to devise a way to hatch those eggs
and protect them. Look at the salmon. They have been coming back,
largely due to salmon hatcheries. We have to make a plan to do the
same for the tuna. If you can hatch and protect them to a certain size
and then let it go into the water, there will be a tremendous increase
in the amount of tuna available.
Tuna is an excellent source of protein for human consumption. One
tuna has more meat than two or three cows. However, no one has been
thinking about that. Instead of letting cows eat up all the grain,
people could eat that grain. Why not catch tunas instead? It is a much
healthier protein to eat as well.
Accepting a New Assignment
Maybe you haven't thought about the fishing industry so much, but
based upon what you have heard, you have come to have some new
perspective on it. What do you think? Are you thinking that this could
really work? When you were carp fishing in Barrytown, you were already
starting on this providence. You didn't know it then, but you certainly
were. Those who made the nets with me remember going late into the
night and even the next morning without any sleep. That was not
unrelated; it was actually part of your initiation.
So, you might as well take it, because I am planning that each
Unification Church leader should spend eighteen months on the boat as
training. We have a saying in Korean which goes, "The one who gets the
first punishment gets away the easiest." It means, if you get the task
the first time, it is not as hard as when you get it later on. Are you
interested? Are you starting to dream of fish already? You should be
dreaming of something because it is already late into the day, and I am
sure you are hungry by now. Are you at least imagining lobsters or
fish? Those who listened intensely, did you connect with lobsters? If
you have done so, then you have certainly listened. You won't have to
The lobsters must be cooking and cooking for you and they might be
worried that the customers have turned them down, making their effort
meaningless. Should we make the assignments now or should we eat first?
We now have our own seafood restaurant. Should we eat first or decide
later? Let's eat first and when you go to the restaurant, look at the
Good Go boat. Look at One Hope 4 and you can see what I have
been talking about all morning long.
You have had a long time to enjoy your reunion, and after our
meeting tonight, you can spend another night here. Then, the conference
is over, and you can leave tomorrow. Did you take the tour, go around
and see the castle? Do you like Morning Garden? Is it a good place? We
will buy many places like this around all the coastal areas. We will
use them for training centers, research centers, and centers for the
fishermen to come back, rest and recuperate. Did you see the Good Go?
That's our pride. A boat is the pride of any American family. They
really take care of their boats and go to the lakes or the ocean with
them. Are you ready to order a boat now and apply for it?
The members of the boat building factory always want to do things
like other companies. However, when I look at the list of things there
is so much that we don't need to do. Many factories operate with a
great deal of waste. Then, I advise the members to use just what they
absolutely need to use. There is always plenty of room to save costs
and yet not affect the quality of the boats. It just takes an alert
Getting back to the original question and explanation that I have
given to you, should we position these boats all around the coastal
waters? It's easy to say, "Yes", but do you consider all that it means
to you, the change in life-style that you will have to make? Once you
assume the position, will you really determine to work there for three
or four years and not run away? Certainly you wouldn't say in front of
me, "Oh, yes Father, I will run away." However, just to say "Yes" in
front of me is not right either. You have to consider what you are
saying. It will be your foundation. It will be America's foundation.
That is a real and eternal foundation. It will not fade away.
The Foundation for Africa and South America
I cannot stay here all the time. I have to go to all the different
countries. If I stayed in this country all the time, what would happen
to the other countries? They would blame me for not coming to them. The
African countries and South America, especially Brazil, are really
asking for me. The members know that so much more could happen and
develop in their countries and they are really eager for me to come
I am thinking seriously about establishing machine factories in
countries like Zaire to make farm machinery. People are farming with ox
carts and hoes there. However, we can make farming machines that will
work there and we will teach them how to fix the machines when they
break down. It's incredible. White people occupied Africa and made
colonies there, but they never educated the people. They just took
everything for their own use. They didn't show them how to make farms
and they didn't tell them how to reap crops, vegetables or fruit. They
never introduced anything, not even how to make bread. They are still
eating the bare minimum of staple foods in Africa, like the wild
potato. There are just a few kinds of food and for every meal they eat
almost the same thing. No one ever educated them. They received very
little education, even at the grammar school level. They cannot read or
write and they cannot begin to understand the modern world. How can
they hope to survive? All these wrongdoings were made by white people.
If the white people don't try to solve these things, it may be that the
yellow people will go there and correct them.
In Africa, we spend only 10% of what we spend here in America, but
it is enough to get a whole movement going in one country. A little bit
has a tremendous impact in Africa. Don't you think we should do that?
We should show them everything, how to grow and harvest vegetables and
fruit, how to produce crops and bake bread. One problem in the past was
that when they received education, they chased the white people away.
The white people responded with, "Why even bother to educate them?"
Finally, a few Africans would get to go to London or somewhere in
Europe, and you can imagine how they felt when they came to those
continental countries. They saw the difference between the living
standards in the Western world and their life back in Africa. This
caused a lot of anguish and anger. Even though there have been some
reforms, this racial concept is still there. White people don't like
people with color; they don't like black people.
What happens is that the communists use this as a vulnerable point.
They agitate the people and say, "Look what the white people have done
to you and look what they think about you. They don't care about you,
they are only using you." Then, the communists tell them that their
only hope is communism, where they will live in the laborer's kingdom,
the common people's kingdom. It has always been proven to be a lie,
but if you don't really know about communism, it is very sweet talk.
This is how the communists start racial wars. If you have doubts about
it, you have to study more. It's very clear to see their strategy.
Before such things happen, the white people of the Unification Church
should go to Africa and pay indemnity for the wrongdoings of white
ancestry and make things more even. Then, they will begin to trust
Most recently in Zaire there has been a spiritual church which the
white people have massacred. It was a new Christian denomination and
this awful thing is now history. No one tells this story in public.
They just want to put a lid on it and forget about it. But the black
People will never forget about it. We will have to open that up and
indemnify it. Someone will have to pay for it and ease their hearts.
When I bring these things out in the open, am I cruel or just trying to
find fault with white people? Do you think that it's good for me to
bring this out? It's good because it's the only way to make things even
and start things new. We have to be sure about that. We cannot hide the
things that we did. I want to go right now and help them, but I cannot
go to them with empty hands. My first priority is to get you on a solid
Creating Your Own Foundation
It is not my credibility that concerns me. It is your credibility
that I want you to build. You have to accomplish something. I want to
start some foundation for you so that in the future you will have some
protection. Otherwise the persecution will be too severe if I were to
leave. This is why I am hastening so much. It is why I go through so
many sleepless nights and compact three years of effort into one.
Many people say, "Father why don't we take a little longer to do
this project?" When the fishing industry becomes prosperous, I want to
donate hundreds of boats and give them away for all kinds of good
programs. The point is, how to make a good quality boat without a great
deal of expense. Once we do that, the American people will work hard
and give the boats away. You might like the idea, but don't want to
work so hard.
I understand this about you. You don't want to work hard if you can
get away with it, but this is the only way for you to get results. I
have to push you, but you get the results, you get the benefit. Each
boat cost twenty-five thousand at the minimum. If we were to sell them,
the retail price would be around thirty thousand. The material alone
costs sixteen thousand, while the rest of the cost is labor. These
first boats are for you to use for your programs. So we need to make
the boats just as good, but cheaper. One thing that we can do is make
many of the parts ourselves. The parts we have to buy, we can buy in
large quantity. This brings down the cost. If you really keep a close
check on everything and buy everything at the time when it's more of a
bargain, you can reduce the cost by two or three thousand dollars. With
the extra, you can give benefits to the members making the boats.
We will have to put at least twenty million into this project. If
you were to deposit that into the bank, you would get three million
dollars every year without doing anything. That's only two or three
percent interest: it is not much, but it adds up. I know that when you
first invest money like this, you will lose in the first few years. We
might lose up to one-third of the original investment. I know that we
will lose this good money, but that is how it is when you start a new
venture. The typical way of working in a factory is that you work for a
few hours then take a break. Then you work a little bit more and then
you have to have some coffee. By the time you have four or five breaks,
it's time to quit. I don't think about work that way. I like to work
twenty-four hours around the clock in order to finish more quickly.
Time to eat doesn't take an hour, it only takes half of that time. The
fastest way to eat is just to pick up the food with your hands. I have
trained myself how to eat fast. I can eat one meal in one minute. You
can put all your food into the soup bowl and just drink it down. Can
you imagine it? You might be thinking, "What kind of a lifestyle is
that?" That's the lifestyle to make the foundation. That's what kind of
lifestyle that is.
If you have a choice, if you really want to establish the foundation
for the Kingdom of Heaven on earth, then you cannot go about it in the
old way of doing things. Just forget about that. You have to devise a
whole new way to make things happen. I have worked to the point that
when it came to dusk I wasn't even sure if it was morning and the sun
was rising or if it was evening and the sun was setting. When I was
eating something, I wondered if it was breakfast or dinner. You might
hear this and think it is just a story, but I have lived through this.
This is exactly how things happened.
I have a record in Korea. We built the Il Hwa factory, three
stories, a steel reinforced and concrete foundation building. This was
a regular building and usually it would have taken two or more years to
build it. To plan it would take six months, preparation takes another
six months, and then it takes at least a year to build it. Our factory
only took three months from start to finish. We poured the concrete
for twenty-four hours using lights and two different shifts. We did it
like that. The training center we built in just twenty-eight days. One
man went away for a few days and came back to find a whole building
there. He thought he was lost. We built another training center which
is not as large, but just as substantial, in only seven days. Can you
imagine building a permanent house, including the foundation, in just
The tempo that you work at really upsets me. I don't even want to
come look at it. You do things so slowly, dragging them on and on, The
garden lies in front of you, and you can make it in just a few days.
You've gone on and on for two months now and you aren't even beginning.
I am studying Americans now and learning about you. I am now thinking
of how to lay everything out for you and show you how to accomplish
really fast and efficient production. That's for your sake.
You have to investigate how to improve the speed of production.
Invent a machine if you have to. The leader has to take
responsibility. If he cannot do it, then someone else has to come in
and do it. You cannot do it the easy way. No other factory would ever
try to push this hard. Well, we have to be reasonable, but as much as
we can, we will try to bring the costs down for these 300 boats. We can
bring the costs down, of that we are sure. How about you? Don't you
think this is the best way? Then, would you want to work slowly and get
only a little bit of benefit, or work very hard and get a great deal of
benefit? One is easier, but the other is more sure in the long run.
This will be your foundation.
No one is thinking this way and it just baffles me. Anyway, we can
put everything together for less than twenty thousand dollars. I am
sure of that, including all the parts and the trailer, everything. Mako
is now twenty-two thousand dollars without a trailer. You have now seen
our boat. It's a handsome boat isn't it? The Mako boat, speaking
honestly, is one class lower. Our boat can still run in twenty-five
knot winds. From twenty-five to thirty-three knots is small craft
advisory conditions, but our boat can still run. It is as stable as a
midsized boat. The boat will be produced; there is no question about
that. We may have to build it in Alabama where things cost less and the
weather is better so that we can build it in an almost open space. Now
then, the question of building 300 boats is settled.
The New Assignment
At this time thirty people will be assigned to manage centers.
Initially, let's begin with volunteers. Those who want to take this
new mission, stand up. From the way you look, I think you will all get
sea sick when you first go out. "Soft bones," is the term I am thinking
of. If you don't get sea sick, raise your hands.
I want to select first those who can get along with the ocean. Some
people are born in such a way that the fish will follow along with
them. Just like some people are born to make money in business, some
are born to make money in fishing. I will first go around and pick
those who are best suited for this life. It is like a matching ceremony
isn't it? Then, let's begin. After you are picked, please register your
With these members I feel that I have more than enough to create the
ocean kingdom. What about you? You have to be very flexible and you
have to be able to make very quick decisions, especially when the sea
is rough. You must always be thinking that the ocean is dangerous. You
have to be able to handle that. You have to have a body which can
handle the harsh weather and hard work. Can you understand that? Well,
I have picked twenty-four members, and this will be it to begin with.
Six more members will come later on.
We need good lecturers as well. Education doesn't exactly need a
big person. Those who are state leaders already, please raise your
hands. You should come to Ocean Church, but not just yet. Seminary
graduates are directly responsible to me. They don't go automatically
to HSA or to CARP or anywhere else. No one can just reassign them at
will. Since they were especially trained at the seminary, they are
under my responsibility. Now, it is pretty much understood. For you new
center leaders, the boats are still in production. This means that
twelve of you will receive your assignments tomorrow. The other twelve
will be temporarily assigned as a state leader. However, when the new
boats come out, you will be assigned a boat and you will go to your new
mission. Until the first twenty-four boats are produced, you will go
in this order. It will take about two months. Daikan is the one who is
advising Ocean Church and I trust him to pick the first twelve leaders
This is not a separate organization that I am starting. It is very
much a part of our movement. Tiger Park will come to visit you and
Reverend Kwak will help you organize your lecture programs. You are
very much a part of the movement. In a real way, you are just like a
state leader, especially in your region of Ocean Church. Don't settle
down, but keep moving and visit all the ports in your region. We have
to reorganize quickly and leave no blanks. As you see, many people have
been recruited to be state leaders and new leaders for Ocean Church.
Now, those left will have to work twice as hard.
Then, God bless you. If you new Ocean Church leaders do well, you
will develop faster than the inland churches, including the state
centers on the coastal lines. You have more motivation to create
something. When you go to your assigned area, first visit with the
Coast Guard chiefs, the police chiefs and the mayor. Introduce yourself
and explain what you are going to do. Let them know that your interest
is to revive the fishing industry in America, and that you will train
many young people to work hard and live sacrificially for the sake of
the seaport. Tell them that boats, trailers and vans will be coming
into their area. Assure them that you will do your best to reverse the
trend of young people, from living in a decadent way to a constructive
and creative way. You will quickly have to form a lecture program, and
when there are enough people assembled, give them a lecture. In this
way, explain to them all these things.
There are a few crucial ports to which you will first be assigned.
You are in the position of director for that port and/or that region. A
few boats and a few members will come under you. They will be notified
that you are coming. Since you haven't had any experience this summer,
and those who are assigned to you have already had some amount of
substantial experience, you can learn from them. You have to let them
know that you want to catch up and close the gap quickly. Many of them
will be European members and they will be happy for you to be the
director there because you can link them to America.
Your main task is to lecture and educate the young people in the
region. While you are doing that, you can take them out to sea and fish
together. Lecture in the boat and train them as you are fishing. All
these things are done at the same time. I have already directed you how
to bring them along. After they go through a period of training, let
them apply for a boat. The boat that comes to Gloucester during the
summer can fish the East coast. It is best for this boat to go to
Norfolk first and the crew can get their experience there. Fish there
and you will learn what you need to know. During the tuna season, we
need a tender boat; this boat can come up from Norfolk and provide chum
for the boats and buy tuna.
There will be many boats assigned to Alaska, trawlers as well as
small boats. A plan to organize and supervise the boats, especially
training captains, has to be made. Each boat has to have a good captain
and a trained crew. The members who go to Alaska cannot become
isolated. Allan Hokanson should go there and help to organize these
things. He should live with them and try to train them day by day. All
the fishing vessel captains must come through Alaska. They have to go
through Allan, or the person who is in that position. The boat
operations and the training of the crews are under him. Whoever is in
that position cannot care about himself so much, but has to really care
about training others. Allan has a high standard and that is why I am
putting him up as an example. He has to go with the others on their
boats and be on board with them. He has to educate them and then branch
out, training many other groups after the first one. He will have to
become something like a "mother hen" up there.
This is a good type of activity for him and if he establishes
himself a good way there, he can become anything. He is a test case. If
he can establish himself with the captains in Alaska and gain their
respect, he can then move forward. There will be a leader who works on
land with the business and Allan should establish himself on the ocean.
These two must work together. The motto for the business manager on
land and the captains on the ocean, especially Allan, is "To Be One."
Allan should captain one of the new boats and compare it with the
Green Hope. How many boats are needed in Alaska? What is the
optimum? We have to consider how to keep our expenses down, especially
mechanics expenses and food expenses. We have to train our members
about mechanics. Also, if we eat fish a lot, we can cut down on the
really expensive costs of meat. If you spend without consideration,
there is no end to it.
On the longline fishing vessels which are our commercial boats, we
pay the crew members a salary and a food allowance. Do you know what
they eat? They eat rice and vegetables and the fish which they catch
from the ocean. They fry it, bake it and fix it in all kinds of ways.
In this way, they can save their food allowance and add it to their
We too can train that way. You have to find the way to do that. If
you spend and spend, you will never be able to save. You should always
think how to economize on the boat, including the cost of repairs. As
you will soon find, you have to make sure every member is trained in
engine maintenance. You are the leader and director, but you also have
to be a first class mechanic. If you don't know something, you cannot
teach others. You have to be a first class mechanic: there is no other
way around it. Start with an engine book and just learn. You have to
know the engine inside and out, and be able to take the engine apart
and put it back together. To qualify yourself as the director of your
region, you have to be the expert on the boat.
When I come to visit you, I want to see you taking that boat out.
You are the leader and director of the sailors, fishermen and
oceangoing people. You are not administrative directors. You have to be
busy, directing the spiritual education of your area. At the same time,
you have to learn the business side; you have to find out how to sell
fish. Sometimes you may catch a great deal of fish, but you don't know
where to sell it. That's part of your training. After you understand
how to be self supporting, it's guaranteed that someone will buy
whatever fish you catch. Each region should work together in a smooth
manner. You have to know how to work in all the departments:
witnessing, fishing, education and also, business and fish sales. Then,
we will expand and move forward and we will fulfill the purpose of the
church. The first thing you need to do is go and make friends. Ask them
questions and find out as much as you can. Then, get a book about the
local area and study the fishing there. For at least half a year you
have to do that. Around the coastline, we can set up various factories
such as a net making factory and a boat making factory. If those
factories are in your region, you have to manage them as well.
If you manage things well, work really hard and move around quickly
from project to project, your foundation will be set. It is your
foundation. You can even someday run for congressman or senator,
representing the fishermen in your region. This will be to your credit.
The whole town will notice your existence. You have to be welcomed by
the people. I believe there will be a substantial number of good people
who will come around you and ask for your guidance. Then, educate them
and inspire them to work for the sake of the country.
You must learn quickly, each to your ability. A very good person to
inherit from is Daikan. One thing that Daikan never did: complain. Six
o'clock is the quitting time, and I always say, "Bring the lines in,"
but Daikan would always linger on for five more minutes because the
tuna might strike at any minute. At least three times the tuna struck
at that last moment. I wouldn't be happy if at the end of the day when
I said, "Let's go!" everyone would be so happy and just jump to bring
the lines in. Daikan goes very slowly because he is hoping the tuna
will bite at the very last moment. You never know.
From next season onward we will charge participants a minimum fee
for the training program. They should at least pay for three meals a
day. It takes one or two hours to go out to the tuna grounds. If you
can stay out there and keep fishing, it makes a big difference. We will
place a big boat in the center and you can moor around it at night. You
can go back and forth to the big boat from your anchor spot. Other
people argue about their anchor spots because it makes a big difference
where you are, whether or not you will get the tuna to bite.
Those who have been out tuna catching in any season, raise your
hands. Those who have fishing experience, the European and American
members, have to help the new leaders.
Questions and Answers
Do any of you have questions right now?
Member: "If some of us don't get boats right away, can we
go on a commercial boat to get some training?"
Well, not here because it is getting too cold, but you could get on
a boat fishing for bottom fish. If you want to fish here for one day
tomorrow, you can at least do that. Anyway, for twelve of you, the boat
is already waiting. We are short of trailers and vans. We will first
have to tow your boat to your location, put it in the water, leave it
there and use the van to tow another boat. Soon, each boat will have a
trailer and three to five boats will have one van. That will be the
Member: "What is our priority? Fishing, selling fish,
Before you get your boat, you can do public relations. This is
first. You start out that way; you are the main force. However, CARP
members should also help and the state leaders should assist you. First
you have to make a foundation. Then, you can branch out from there. We
haven't done that yet, because we aren't planning to go commercial at
first. We ourselves need 300 boats which we don't intend to sell. These
are for training. Eventually we will sell other boats similar to the
One Hope boats. They will be a Good Go, but not a One
Hope. The One Hope boats are special. However, when
people see these boats, they will want one. It's already happening.
People want to buy the One Hope boats now, but we are not
The First Priority
You should go directly to your states from here and become active.
For example, Dr. Durst has to go out often to the states. I would like
to see him go around to all fifty states at least once a month. That
means he would be on the road all the time. However, if Dr. Durst talks
to an audience of 100 people, how long would he take to reach the
entire population of America? If he did that every day, how long would
it take him? It would take ten thousand years.
Instead, if he concentrates on New York and can reach 7,000 people
and bring them into the Home Church activity, it is much faster. If he
gives banquets and public talks for five years in the same area among
those 7,000 people, and does this over and over again for five years,
it will bring a much better result. When New York starts to understand
and get our message, then so will the entire United States. The whole
nation can turn around very quickly if that happens.
In this way, Home Church is a more direct restoration. More people
can be restored more quickly, so he is concentrating on this. Instead
of inviting people to headquarters, he should go out into the Home
Church area and make two or three tours all around there. He shouldn't
do so many banquets then, but have meetings instead where he can give
lectures. He should do that two or three times each day. One or two
hours at one place and then move on to another place and spend a few
hours there. Those people are there to stay. They won't go away. It's
the same way in which I approached the people when I first came to the
United States. It's the fastest way. I know. Through the revival
meeting, the banquet meeting, this kind of meetings, you make a very
good atmosphere for people. State leaders should operate like that. And
you should operate like that. Then, with his experience, Dr. Durst
will know what needs to be done. He will visit your center and work
with you. You can call on him for that. Tomorrow, you will all go to
your new assignments or back to your old ones. May God bless you in
your work. Let us give three "Manseis" for the victory of Ocean
Colonel Han's Prayer
"Heavenly Father, we are thankful to have shared this time with
Father. Time is moving, and on this particular day we find a great
transition occurring. Not yet within America, but within ourselves.
Heavenly Father, help us to change in the most dramatic way, because we
have to catch up and fill in the gap between what you expect and need
of us, and where we are at this particular moment. Heavenly Father.
help us to overcome all our self-imposed limitations.
We want to inherit the tradition that Father has set up in
Korea, Japan and now in America. We know that tradition has been so
painfully established. We pledge to quickly change and inherit your
tradition, to work selflessly for the sake of mankind and for the sake
of you, Heavenly Father. At this moment, we are deciding within
ourselves to work with all our might according to the examples you have
given to us. We are about to begin Ocean Church. It is a historical
development in this country.
Later, in history, all of America will witness to this day. Let
us pray deeply about the next years to come. True Parents have already
put in so much sweat and tears, and they have invested so much in the
seminary so that the students could come to this one day. Many are
working in CARP and many have become state leaders, and today many were
assigned as Ocean Church leaders. Their success depends on their hard
When this becomes successful, we know that America will have
hope. If we do not act according to the standard, then this country
will still have to go through more turbulence, more indemnity and more
misery and the results of that will not be guaranteed. So then Heavenly
Father, taking your pattern, let us dedicate all of ourselves to you.
Live or die, we will do your will. If we live, we will do your will
here on earth and if we die, we will continue to do your will in the
spirit world. Heavenly Father, help us to remain on earth as long as we
can to complete this historical task. We are so grateful to have the
privilege to do your work along with True Parents. We are the happiest
people on earth, even though there is hard work waiting for us. Even
though there is no luxury in our lives, we are the happiest people in
history since we have True Parents. Heavenly Father, we are so
thankful for all that they have done already for this world and for
America. Protect them and their family because we could never replace
them. We want to someday take over their burdens and pledge to carry on
until you have educated us properly how to do so.
We pray all these things in the name of True Parents.