Rev. Sun Myung Moon
God's Will and the Ocean
August 28th, 1982 -- Provincetown
SINCE WE cannot go out to sea today, I called you here. Would you
prefer to go out to sea or come here? As you know we have Morning
Garden in Gloucester, a very nice place which we prepared some years
ago, however, because of a pending court case we cannot use the center
there right now. Whenever you start a new religion there is always the
path of persecution that must be followed. Not because there is
anything bad or wrong with the religion, but when something new grows
out of the old tradition, the new movement always has to pay
indemnity. This is historical fact.
The Goal of History
The goal of history is to come to final fruition. When we look at
this point, it is only natural that we go through such a process. Just
as it is for fruit, which stems from a big tree, so the process to
final maturity is not easy. The seasons come and go, some of the
branches may be broken off by the wind, but the fruits which unite
together and hang onto the branch will complete the process. It is the
same with human history. That is why we cannot judge until we look back
at the total process, until all has taken place. Persecution is part of
the process towards that final growth. Therefore, it is not something
we can escape; we have to go through it.
You are young men and women. You all live in America, but your
backgrounds are very different. What is the purpose of American youth?
We have to make that clear. They would like to have something of value
and do something worthwhile with their lives. They would like to have
these nice boats and go out to sea; it is something that almost every
young man dreams about. What about you? Is that why you are here, to go
out every day on a boat?
Let me ask you then, why did you join and stay in the Unification
church? You see the final fruit in the future don't you? That is why
you can stay in the Unification Church, even though you have been
working many years, going on and on. The history of mankind and the
history within the Unification Church have many parallels. History
started with a certain goal and people have come and gone, starting
something, then complaining about it and leaving, then some joining
again and others leaving.
Within the Unification Church too, the same pattern exists. Human
history and Unification history go through this struggle. It is the
struggle against selfish desire and for the will of God. Within this
group, I see three kinds of members. There are those who try to go
forward, those who try to maintain and those who try to pull others
down. Human history is the same. American history is also the same.
Some people envision a better future and try to create it. others just
try to keep what they have in life, and then there are those who want
to go back to the good old days.
Who will take responsibility for the future of America? Certainly
the group which wants to pull others back is not the group to take this
responsibility. Certainly not the group which wants to maintain what it
has, that wants to keep the good life they already enjoy. This group
might be good for the current national interest, but not for the world,
not for the sake of human history. History always has to go beyond
just normal human interest. History has always been led by the people
who have an ideal and actively pursue that goal.
Look at Provincetown where so many youth come to use drugs and gay
people gather together. They might become the people who lead America.
Their lifestyle goes against universal law. Why was man or woman born?
Man was born for woman and woman was born for man. Man was not born for
man and woman was not born for woman. We are born for each other. Even
in the insect world there isn't any mix-up in that standard. Even in
the animal kingdom there is no such confusion in their natural setting.
No other group in creation has this problem. Just mankind. This
indicates to us that the final days are here when mankind must decide
between future prosperity or its own destruction. We have to ask, why
did Adam need Eve and vice versa? We have to understand clearly that
they were made for each other in order to bear children. Children
represent the future. They would have produced better people than
themselves. Just as a tree produces better fruit, the desire of man and
woman is to produce better children than themselves. For the sake of a
better future, that is why man and woman need each other.
Why do you want to get married? Just to love each other? Actually
you want to bear better fruit than yourself. Why do you love your
children? Why do you love your wife? Because you can love the
generations to come through her. The future is centered on you. You
have to prepare the love that you have for your wife and for your
children. You have the responsibility to connect the past, present and
future. Each one of you has that responsibility. Therefore it is
shameful for America that so many young people are destroying their
bodies with drugs and also destroying their future by indulging in
homosexual relationships. They are not the hope of America. History
really needs a group which can lead young people into the future. The
world needs that group, America needs such a group. Even God himself
needs that kind of group.
Whoever goes and pioneers this new era for America, for mankind and
for God is the kind of group that all of history has been waiting for.
It will be the age of true man and true woman, of true men and women. I
am always looking at the work of the Unification Church. I am always
thinking of every detail, always thinking of you, of the future.
Daytime and nighttime I am thinking of what kind of people you need to
become. You should look at yourself and examine yourself. How much have
you changed since you joined the church? Do you think selfishly about
yourself all the time or do you now think more for the public purpose?
You used to be only concerned for "me, me, me." But now you are
thinking, "what can I do for the sake of God, for mankind, for others?"
You used to try to find value in life with a self-centered scope, but
since you joined the church you now look for value in a much greater
sense. Your future has broadened. Where you stand today is not limited
to yourself; rather, it is limitless. You used to have a limited
future, but now your future is without any limits.
Before you used to think at least about your own nation, but now you
think about the entire world and even beyond. This kind of interest
will only benefit America in the long range. So at some point, America
will welcome such people as you. In the past, all your sweat and tears
and hard work were only for yourself, but now all that same effort is
for the sake of mankind. This is really the beginning of a new era, a
new history for yourself and for your nation. It is really the new
beginning for the world. You young people can start an entirely new
I want you to realize that this is our motivation; this is the
direction of our work. If you look at what we are doing this summer,
everything looks as if it is for no gain. We are going out to fish for
tuna, but we are losing so much money in the process. You don't like to
go out everyday like that do you? It's really hard to get up so early
and stay out so long. Why are we doing this kind of work and why do we
make so much effort? I am not thinking of what we do just today; I am
thinking of the future goal. Why do we spend so much money just to
catch tuna? It doesn't even seem to pay for itself and it takes
thousands of dollars to train you. We do this for the same reason that
we do all our projects. For example, why do we want to construct a
highway in Asia? Why build such a super highway? Usually companies
that build highways try to make money from their effort, but we are
raising money to build that highway and we will give it to the world,
for the sake of mankind.
It is the generations to come that will look at what we have done
and those people will truly look up to you. It is for those people that
we are living today. Therefore, our work has to have a vision of the
future. We have to create a tradition that thousands of others can
respect and follow for generations to come. So, today our purpose has
to be for that better future. We must become a victor, not a loser for
the sake of those to come. All of my life has been like this. While I
was working in the early years, everyone came against me; everyone
misunderstood me. But now, as some look back and see what I have done,
they admit that I was right. The same is for you. Sixty years from now,
people will look back at your life. People looked at my projects with
such a small eye at first, but as I continued, their eyes got bigger
and bigger. My work didn't stop in Korea; it went out to America, South
America and Africa and beyond. I am somewhat of a mystery to others.
However, within myself, I have a crystal clear plan; the goal is very
The Ocean and A New Way of Life
In ten years, you will see why I am doing this program, why I am
putting so much effort into it now. The Ocean Church movement then,
that's what we are talking about today. Is it a good movement? You are
shouting that it is a "great movement," but why is it a great movement?
What we are doing is great, that's true. Think about the meaning of
"great" in history. What has it usually meant? It meant to control
everything. But no one likes that, so why is this Ocean Church movement
great? If you look at the fishing towns in America, most of the young
people are leaving, they are even cursing their home town. However, you
young people are coming to these towns and creating a new movement. You
don't even know that yet. People will see this new movement in each
Ocean Church city and they will begin to think, "Reverend Moon is a
Let me ask you something. Since you came here, did you like the strong
winds or did you hate them? Did you feel on a windy day just like you do when
you are meeting your fiancée or wife? No? Why are you laughing? In the
start of the morning when you see a windy day did you say, "Today there will be
something great out there waiting for me!" Did you feel like that? You have
to cultivate your interest in life, even beyond the windy day. You have to
see through it. Every young man is afraid of a storm. Have you ever studied
why? Do you really feel stimulated and interested when some big wave comes
over the bow into your boat? Do you see any hope there? Are you interested
in that big wave? A man of the sea really tries to find hope in something
like that. A small boat going through the wave is so dramatic. When you
see your boat going through a wave, crashing over onto the other side,
you really have to think, "Ah, here is hope for the future."
Don't hate the waves. You will only become like them. We have to
accept everything, cold water and stormy skies. Always welcome the
water with your hands, your feet, everything of your body. Do you do
that every day? On the flat calm day look at yourself in the mirror of
the ocean and realize the power of the water. On a calm day that flat
mirror looks so peaceful, but the next day it could tower above you
like a twenty foot mountain. It is only taking a rest on those calm
days, but its power remains constant.
Man is the same as well. You can be highly excited and stimulated,
but then you calm down and your heart maintains a humble, quiet,
appreciative standard. It is also the same within women. You can see
your face reflected in the peaceful water, even so, the ocean is always
moving. It has to for the sake of the fish. The wind moves the water
and this movement allows for the oxygen that the fish need to live. God
gave life to the ocean and this is how they live.
If you look at a drop of water, it has no color. But if you gather
more water, a beautiful color begins to emerge. How beautiful it is. In
the water are so many species of fish; the ocean contains all kinds of
fish and life. Water is life-giving. More than 70% of man's body is
made of water. When the water hits your face, it scratches your eyes
because it's so salty. How do you feel at that moment? You spit it out,
don't you, and try to shut your eyes? Ocean water has a basic taste, it
is the natural taste of life. So when you go out again, you will feel
and taste the water differently won't you?
After working all day your hands will be dry and salty. Then you can
taste them. That is a wonderful moment. That is the beauty of the sea.
You can even write a poem about the salt of the ocean. Any great art
and literature comes from this kind of intimate exchange life. Those
who hate all the natural things of life cannot create art and
literature, but those who really love life to its bottom can create
such beautiful and inspiring art and literature.
You look out there on a calm day and suddenly a fish jumps up out of
the water, just like a man would. The whale makes a huge leap and then
it looks around. It seems as if he is looking for the future. Just look
at yourself. When your mind and body are calm, your spirit wants to
jump up and look for something good. So look upon the ocean in this
way, and then life itself will be revealed to you.
When you express something in literature about the sun and the moon
it is too simple, but if you talk about the moving waves, the dancing
waves, it is more beautiful. If you look at the sun, you can talk about
the smiling face of your father and the sun is more beautiful than just
a shining ball. You have to experience the sun in that way. You have
to experience everything more deeply like that. From that kind of deep
experience you gain unlimited inspiration for your conscience.
One time we caught a lot of rotten, dark fish. The smell was like
ammonia. I seldom feel seasick, but when I smelled that my stomach
began to turn. I first thought, "I'm no good, because I'm feeling so
bad over this fish." Then I began to think differently and said, "I
have to pay indemnity." When I realized that, the sickness disappeared,
because I could love that smell. It meant I could pay indemnity for
something, for someone. I could have a sense of gratitude for that
smell and with that, I overcame any feeling of sickness.
When I come back with that fish smell, that chum smell, Mother
sometimes says something about my clothes, but I tell her, "You don't
have to do the laundry for these yet, they are still good." Mother does
them anyway. Some of you wear the same fish smelling clothes for the
entire month. You shouldn't apologize. We have to learn how to digest
things like this in our life, every day of our life. We do this for the
sake of the future. Look at me. I am going out every day and certainly
I am tired, but I never say, "I am so tired; I cannot go out." When I
think of the fisherman who has to go out every day and take care of his
family, I cannot think of being tired. I have often said to Mother,
over and over, "today I'll get the striper," but it's very difficult to
actually do that. I think of the fisherman who promises his wife and
family every day that he will make the catch. He has got to catch those
fish. I think about that kind of life very seriously.
Who is more desperate? Am I, who promises Mother I will catch the
striped bass, or the fisherman who has to catch fish in order to feed
his family? Which is the more difficult feeling? Is it me when I have
to apologize to Mother for not catching the fish, or the fisherman
whose family will starve if he doesn't catch something, anything? When
I think about those fishermen, I don't ever feel tired and going out is
no problem. We need to develop that kind of thinking. We must believe,
"I am doing this for the sake of all mankind, I am leaving something
behind for mankind."
With that kind of spirit we have to go out. Through this activity, I
can see that mankind will someday have hope. In the future what we do
here will bring great benefit to all of mankind. I want to really make
you men and women of the sea. If you men grow a beard, I want you to
touch your beard and say, "I am a man and I must work harder always for
the sake of mankind." Do you have that spirit? You should say, "since I
have a beard, I want to get to the fishing grounds faster than anyone
else." You have to prepare to go out. You have to have a good engine,
bait, gasoline, everything. This is basic. I am always prepared before
leaving. Yesterday I received a report that the eel bait we were going
to use was ready the night before. However, in the morning, I found out
that the eel wasn't fixed right. That's no good. You shouldn't wait
until the morning to find out these things. Everything should be ready
and finished the night before.
When I look at you in this basic area, you are still almost at zero.
Is your spirit looking forward, always getting ready for tomorrow? If
your spirit isn't like that, then you will be accused by the fisherman
working so hard. I may look humble now, but my vision is crystal clear
for the future. I am preparing the foundation now for a great future.
How about you?
A New Future for the Ocean
There are many religious groups in America, but no one is doing
anything like this. God has a great hope in Ocean Church. From this
point of view, do you feel that Ocean Church is bad or good? You like
to shout that it's great. However, let's look at the word "good" God
has how many O's? Just one. How many O's does good have? It has two
O's. So, good is really double God. Spirit world is good and the
physical world is good. Together they are double God, they are good.
That's the meaning of good. Double God has a subject and an object, a
spiritual world and a physical world. Also, there is land and ocean. We
can't be a mountain man all the time, nor can we be an ocean man
always. We have to go to both and love both. In Korea, we had a boat
and just one captain of that boat. In the very beginning I had to be
that captain. It was just one boat, but I saw the future and it was
much more than just one boat.
Are you like that? Look at yourself. In Gloucester you have to sleep
on the boats. Sometimes you are out fishing for several days and there
is no shower, no toilet, and you have to use a bucket. It's a hard
life. You may be looking for a place to die and cannot even find that.
I look at that and think, "that's good." When I see that, I can see a
great future. People don't think beyond the point of their daily life,
but we think way beyond. With that, we begin the way towards a new
life. I want to restore everything for God. Gloucester and Provincetown
are two places where we can make our foundation. We have to think that
we are great men; we are catching the giant tuna in one of the best
fishing grounds in the world. With these boats you now understand how
to catch tuna. I want to catch the striped bass next. However, New
Hope hasn't caught enough tuna yet. Soon, during this summer we
will expand the foundation. Why are we doing this? We are offering all
this for the sake of mankind. I never ate any of my own catch until
last year. I have fished for seven years, but never ate my own catch.
It was always offered for the sake of others. The fish are hoping to be
caught by us. Many of them will just be eaten by other fish, but it is
far better to be eaten by man. The fish wants to reach the highest
degree of life by becoming part of man. The same way that the fish
think towards man, we must think towards God. We want to become part of
the highest degree, we want to become part of God. A large part of the
economy in the future will come from the ocean. I would like to spend
that money overseas. There are over twenty million people starving each
year. You can't imagine it because the American way of life is so
luxurious. When I am with the members, they are asking every minute,
"Father, don't you want something to drink, don't you want something to
eat?" Instead, I am thinking that it's better to conserve even the
Coca-Cola and find some way to give that to the rest of mankind. We
have to have the concept of conservation in every aspect of our life.
If we don't have that, then God's blessing will go away. However, we
can inherit God's blessing if we are always thinking of how to conserve
things for the sake of others, for the sake of mankind and for the
future. God's spirit will always penetrate us if we do all things with
this kind of sincerity. If we simply want to find the best fishing spot
and if we are doing more for God than anyone else, then God will help
us, providing us with greater insight towards that goal. Do you
understand? Those who graduated from UTS, please raise your hands. You
are responsible for a boat during this summer season. Do any of you
think your spouse might be against you coming to Ocean Church at this
time? They have to realize and you have to know that I would have never
started Ocean Church if I had not had any interest in the future of the
ocean. Two-thirds of this world is ocean. Who will take care of the
world in the future? God is the master of the universe, but who will
rule and take care of the world? The children of God have to inherit
the world. Then certainly they have to inherit the ocean. That is why I
am interested in the ocean.
Many people are leaving the ocean behind. Why? Because a new age for
the ocean is coming. Even some nations have left the ocean behind.
Why? Because the time has come for the true caretakers of the ocean to
come. That is why we have a great hope for the ocean. In the past the
ocean served many bad purposes for mankind. Even today, drugs are
smuggled on the ocean, but the purpose has to be made heavenly. We have
to change the purpose of man's use of the ocean. That is why we have
Ocean Church. We have to cultivate a courageous Spirit. We have to have
more daring and courage than the pirates of the past.
Preparing Mind and Body for the Future
Ocean Church is the primary movement for developing that kind of
spirit. The secondary movement to raise up the standard in young people
is a martial arts movement. For a healthy spirit and body few things
are better than martial arts. If you prepare for martial arts with a
good spirit, no evil power can attack you. Martial arts have often been
used for a great purpose in history. Unfortunately, it has also been
used with an evil intent. Martial arts, if left to themselves will most
often be used for an evil purpose. However, with a religious movement,
martial arts can be used for a constructive, good purpose. That is the
point. If someone comes to martial arts with an arrogant manner, we
have to teach them a higher meaning for its use. We have to know that
it is necessary to prepare a unifying martial arts movement throughout
the world. We have to defend all aspects of our life. We are now
organizing a martial arts group worldwide, and preparing to make this
martial arts part of the Olympic games. Most seminaries don't teach any
martial arts or even physical education, but our seminary teaches
martial arts so that our students are not only prepared intellectually,
but also spiritually and physically. We are preparing a world movement
for God and everything should come together under that. We are even
preparing for a religious Olympic association. The top religious
leaders of the world, prominent theologians and scholars will come
together and open these games once every two years. The Olympic games
have a standard of coming together every four years, but we want to go
beyond that standard by meeting every two years. More importantly, we
want to go beyond that standard by having a higher purpose for coming
Everyone needs a good system of give and take for their body. The
body, just like the mind or the spirit, needs to be balanced and have a
good flow of energy. If you have pain in your stomach, it is because
there isn't a good flow of energy between your stomach and other body
functions. When I come home after working hard all day, I exercise
every night. This is one reason why I don't get tired even though I am
competing with you, a younger generation.
For a sound body, you have to exercise; for a sound spirit, you also
have to exercise. For the spirit, this means a religious way of life.
We have to embrace the land, the sea and encompass all the arts. These
areas we need to cover. Then, centered around these things, the new
world will begin. At the core, we are religious, but our goal is to
establish the Kingdom of God on earth. A sound body develops through
external practice; a sound spirit develops through internal practice.
Literature, music, poetry, art, all these areas we have to develop
ourselves. I have learned how to do well in all these areas and so
No one ever dreamed that I would come to Provincetown and fish like
this, but now I have done it for ten years. The public doesn't
understand why I initiated many of the things which we do. They cannot
see our motivation, so it is natural that they come to oppose us. As
time passes, those who oppose and those who try to help us will move a
greater and greater distance apart. One side will eventually disappear
and the other side will eventually be embraced by God. Thus, a new era
will be created.
The Formula for Pioneering Ocean Church
Will you inherit my spirit and carry on when I have gone to the
spiritual world? You are shouting a loud and clear "Yes." If indeed you
carry on my tradition, then, Ocean Church is wonderful it is good. It
is double God. One god is land god and one god is sea god. Church is
both; we live on the land, but we go out to sea. So that is double God.
Ocean Church is really good then, isn't it? Now you are receiving
persecution; this means your future will be great. No one can
understand you now but they will later on and they will respect you
twice as much. They will respect you for your perseverance when they
misunderstood you and for your compassion towards them when they
finally do understand.
Would you like to take care of an ocean city? There is a basic
formula for how to develop each city. When you plan to take care of a
city, to be a leader in that community, you have to think about it.
When you come to a city your first question is, "What should I do?"
Taking a boat out and catching fish is not the beginning and end of it.
When you show up with a One Hope boat in the city, people will
recognize it as a Moonie boat. They will start to oppose you, persecute
you and test you. They will start talking about Moonies, about how you
are good or bad. The tendency of any community is to test a newcomer.
Therefore, the short-cut for us is to find a way to make unity with
the major leaders of that city. Then you don't have to be tested by
the entire community. The key point is how to meet the established
leaders, the mayor, the police chief, the coast guard commander, the
fishermen's union leader and other business leaders in the community.
Just a few people have to understand and unite with you and each other.
The key point is how you can help them understand why you are there and
what you are doing for the future of their city.
I myself followed this very same pattern when I came to America. I
started many different aspects to our movement such as IOWC and CARP,
Home Church and Ocean Church. From the first moment that I arrived in
America I met with the leaders of America, the city officials, the
congressmen and senators. Whenever I met those leaders I explained what
I was going to do in America. They had a difficult time believing me
then, but now many of them recognize what I meant.
In that way I could see what kind of movement was needed in America
in order to mobilize the national leadership. I even prepared the
newspaper media and six years ago started publishing. Those who came
to the Washington Times didn't come just because we started
that newspaper; they came because a foundation had already been laid.
They came because they could understand our vision. Although the
Washington Times has only been three months in publication, it
has already gone above the national standard. The conservative groups
usually fight amongst themselves, but they all concurred that this
newspaper is a great asset for America. One conservative group is
centered on Christianity while another one is based on the business
community in America. There is a new group rising in the intellectual
community and the fourth group is mostly patriotic in nature.
At one time or another, each group has made a stand against me,
against our movement, but through the Washington Times, we
have been able to unite all four groups. Even though I am now preparing
for the court case, we are moving ahead all the time. It is like a
dream to see all that we have accomplished. It is hard to tell the
whole story about it. One small example: President Reagan made a summit
conference and took with him the correspondence chiefs from only four
American newspapers. In America there are 1,753 newspaper companies,
but Reagan took only four representatives. One of them was the
Washington Times. This happened only five days after we
started! Why was this Washington Times correspondent chief
selected to attend? It was because people already recognized the
excellent quality of this newspaper and its courageous stand, and they
didn't want to ignore it.
This is only one part of the plan. From this foundation we will
begin to publish a nationwide newspaper. The time will come when the
major television news media will frequently and constantly quote from
the Washington Times. Then the basic trend of the media in
America can be changed. Many conservative business leaders want to
invest in the Washington Times because they believe it will
make it, that it will be successful. The "times" indeed have changed. I
am explaining this to you because I want you to see that the foundation
for the future of this nation is already being prepared for you.
Why did we put so much effort into the movie Inchon? No
matter what the result the motivation was for people to understand
about MacArthur. I wanted to show how MacArthur loved God and loved
people. MacArthur came to Japan after World War II and put the nation
back together. He really respected and loved the people. He also loved
God very much and fought with great strength against tyranny and
communism. That is what I want the people to understand. We must love
God and we must love people. Communism destroys both, and so we should
hate that. All these projects and activities make me extremely busy.
When you are finished you just come back here and rest, but I have to
stay up almost all night listening to reports and giving new
directions. I am busy day and night. There is almost no time for
coming here to fish like this. Why then have I done this for at least
ten years? I have been going on and on every year, never getting tired.
When I look at you, just going out for a few days and then getting
tired, I feel ashamed for you.
Already I have seen many members run away from the ocean. This
season we can only catch one tuna per week. Many people thought we
wouldn't come. Anyway, we came and many people were shocked. They were
certain that I wouldn't come, but our reason for fishing is not just
economic. We have to fish, we have to continue on. We have to set the
I want to leave behind at least ten "Reverend Moons" so that the
tradition will go on. I am wondering who has the desire to go out to an
ocean city and restore it within ten years? How many of you have that
idea and desire? Within ten years, if each one of you became a top
fishing leader in your ocean city and could expand that foundation to
at least 100 ocean cities, I would feel I had left something of value
If we have 100 cities, we have a foundation for this nation. Once
you become a well-known and established person in a city, you can start
a fish company or a related business and be in charge of that. You have
to make your foundation quickly. In other words, once you go to your
ocean city, you have to meet the top leaders and give them something of
value for the future of their city. You have to be able to work with
the young people. You have to solve two problems. Manpower and money.
How can you make money and how can you raise young people so they can
someday be responsible for that city? Those are big problems. If you
can solve them you can start a big company, anything. No problem. The
problems are how to make good members and how to make a good economic
foundation. If you can solve those problems then everything else comes.
First, you make a good relationship with the major leaders in your
city. Then, you make friends with the major fishing leaders and the
major business leaders. Pick up their knowledge and experience, and
from that point, you can make the foundation to someday be the leader
of your own company. First, you have to solve those two problems.
You have to train yourself. Centered on you, these problems will be
solved. You can do that. You can accomplish these points. You have to
work hard, day and night. Then, great things will happen.
The Ocean Providence and the Fishing Industry
When I came here almost ten years ago, tuna was only ten cents a
pound. I asked myself, "how can I make the price of tuna go up?" I want
to see the price go to $4.00 this summer. People used to come to catch
tuna as a sport only. They came here from all over the world, but the
fishermen themselves couldn't fish for tuna because they would lose so
much money going out every day just for tuna. There was a great
opportunity there for them, but they couldn't participate in it.
I saw one boat come in several years ago and there wasn't even a
price for the tuna that day, so they lost their money on expenses. This
was really sad for me to see. Last year we pushed the price up to $2.50
per pound. This year the price started at $1.65. Why? Last year the
price ended higher, but the habit of exploiting the fishermen is deep
set. You have to keep pushing the standard, raising it higher. They
don't like the Moonies, but they welcome me coming every year now. They
persecuted us so much when we first started coming, but now they really
want to be our friends. You now know the fishing grounds and you see
mostly small boats out there. Before there were only the expensive
sport fishing boats, but now even the little fisherman can try to make
money by catching tuna. Think about it. If the price goes up to $4.00,
which is my hope for this year, then a fisherman who catches one tuna
weighing more than 1,000 pounds will earn $4,000. He can earn that much
from just one day's work. That's amazing. So now, many small fishing
boats are out there, going for the tuna. Anyone can own a small boat at
least. Why not a thousand boats at the tuna grounds? Every day there
will be a great competition to catch the tuna. That's not bad; it's
good actually. Now that the price is going up, everyone is interested
in coming here to fish for tuna. We can bring people here and they can
experience the ocean. Some of them will be rich, but have no vision for
their money. When they see the potential of the ocean, they will want
to invest their money in it. There are all kinds of good projects which
We are preparing the foundation in each part of the important
coastal areas of America. As you know, in the Gulf of Mexico we have a
shrimp business, and in Alabama we have a ship building business. In
Alaska we have a plant which can process 400,000 pounds of fish each
day. The question is, how can we manage such enterprises? I am hoping
that the Ocean Church centers will train young people who can quickly
mature and provide that kind of leadership. We start with only thirty
centers, but eventually we have to create up to 3,000 centers on the
I have this large vision for America. Why? Because the fish are here
in American waters. I have seen many other areas of the world, but here
you can just drop a line off the fishing pier and catch a fish.
However, no one is guiding America to realize its potential in fishing.
You have to be the ones to do that. Over three years ago, we started
thirty shrimp boats in Suriname. They are also tuna fishing. These
boats are quite large. Somehow, the Americas should be connected. The
ocean provides a way for that to happen. The ocean connects all the
major fishing countries in the world. Eventually we can improve prices
for all fishermen and also feed more people. In Japan we have already
prepared every aspect of the fishing industry. We made a famous
fish-selling team. Their logo is a picture of a fish-selling boy with
a band on his head. Every fish-selling person wears that band on their
head whenever they go out to sell throughout Japan. We are now
preparing similar fish selling techniques here in America. Those with a
Japanese husband or wife will participate one way or another in the
fishing providence future.
How about it? Wouldn't it be great for every couple to have their
own boat? They can fish with it and live on it and even make their
babies on the boat. You can start with the One Hope training
boat. If you do well and mature as a fisherman, then you can earn a big
boat like the ones they make in Alabama. Some people have to spend
twenty-one years to reach that state, but if you really apply yourself,
you can reach it in only seven years time.
In Japan, when the members fundraised, they always experienced the
spiritual world guiding them to the right person to make the sale. The
same experience is waiting for you. When you go out to the ocean you
will find the spiritual world helping you to find where the fish are
and you can catch tons of fish. You don't think so? I think so. You
have to find out for yourself.
Many people complain, "Oh, Ocean Church is so difficult; I don't
like it." However, once the foundation is laid, the next steps are no
problem. It only took a few months for us to come up with the
Washington Times, which is now so prestigious. With that
ability and capacity, it is no problem to build the right kind of
trawler and bring it to this area. You can become a good captain of a
large boat. Then, you will automatically be able to meet the leaders of
your city. You will come to know the president of the fish processing
company and other businessmen. If you make one phone call from your
office, you can connect all over the world. Whatever I say I mean with
utmost sincerity. It will come to pass. Do you believe that?
Leadership Training on the Ocean
I spend a great deal of time, precious time out here on the ocean.
It is because I have such a vision for the future. I see that you are
not disciplined yet. How can you inherit this vision? I am thinking of
sending you one by one, or two by two, to the Suriname shrimping boats
for a period of time. It would be good training for you. Once you go
there you won't come back for two or four months. That's how long one
trip is. I should also send you to Alaska. How about if I send you
there in the winter time? You should be able to change back and forth.
You should go easily from the land to the ocean. Those who have been
out to sea for a while should go back and reinvest in the land. You
will have more strength and enthusiasm for it. It works the other way
around too; after a while on land, you go out to sea.
The formula course for Unification members has been that for three
and one-half years you fundraise as basic training. The economic
foundation represents creation and this restores your relationship with
all things. This should be changed to two years of fundraising and
eighteen months of ocean duty.
I am educating you here so kindly, but how about if you are hired to
go out on the ocean in a large boat? If you go out with a rough captain
on a big trawler, he will just throw you around. In that way, the
captain gives you training. I myself would like to start out like that
with you, but I know that if I start like that, no one will be left to
finish. That's why I am giving you a nice introduction. Actually, we
haven't really started yet. Anyway, all church members have to go
through this kind of training. Each one of you has to go some place
where your English doesn't work. You will have to use every other part
of your body to communicate with the other person. You will feel
lonely on such a boat and if you say, "Oh, I'm sick and tired and have
to go home," there will be no way to go back. Then your experience here
in Gloucester will be just like heaven. Do you still want to go on
with this training course? One day this season I heard a sister
shouting out to me when the New Hope went by, "Father, I want
to be in Ocean Church!" She sounded almost like a crazy person. That's
how we should feel.
We are preparing to have refrigerated warehouses in the major
coastal cities. We would open them all tonight if we could find someone
to manage these plants. However, you are not ready yet. I am wondering
if you will be much different in three years time. I am depending on
you American brothers and sisters. If you don't do it, then the
European, Asian or Hispanic members will be mobilized to do it. I will
mobilize the Asian and Hispanic members. If you Americans don't want
it, then the minorities in America can earn the fishing industry. If
you don't want it and don't like it, there is no choice but to offer
this opportunity to minority members.
In Japan there is already so much preparation in fishing related
fields, but I want you to be the central people in this providence.
That is why I have hope in the international Blessing. One way or
another we shall do it. If Ocean Church can't do it, then Asian members
in America will have to do it. I am giving you the best education now.
You can learn something for your entire life. For ten years I have been
working so hard to train you. If you gain success it will go far more
quickly than if the Asian members have to do it.
The ocean has everything to do with the future. Don't you know that?
You have to become interested in the ocean or otherwise you will just
disappear into history. In the future, the qualification for leadership
will be to know about the ocean. The basic knowledge will be how to
handle a boat. To know about the ocean and to be able to go upon it
will become the two basic qualifications for leadership in the future.
You don't know so much about me. I'm giving every ounce of my sweat
to maintain the prestige of America in the world. How many days could
you continue, working at such a pace? Are you thinking about sleeping
each day you go out? Are you playing every day, just looking around and
thinking about the pretty boats? Don't just be light and say, "Oh I
love the sea!" It's actually very difficult to really love the sea.
I want to send the brothers to Suriname and train you there, then
bring you back and make you into captains of a large boat. I have been
thinking about that for three years, but I look at you and you are
already tired with just the One Hope boats. In Alaska, the
thirty knot winds are nothing. That's normal, a calm day. On the rough
days, you don't even see other boats between the waves, maybe just the
highest light. Think about that. Think about the couple who would live
in that situation. How wonderful it would be. They could be loving each
other in that kind of weather. That's really exciting, isn't it? The
way you live all depends upon what you think. It depends on how you
look at it. If your spirit is willing and joyfully giving for the
cause, you can do anything.
If I had not come to America with that kind of spirit, our movement
could never have spent the millions of dollars that it has already
invested in so many programs. We are even spending and investing more
now. And yet, at the same time I am accused of hiding tax money from
the government. It is exactly opposite to reality, but they can't see
that yet. It doesn't make sense. We spent more than four million
dollars for the last science conference and almost two million dollars
for the World Youth for God conference and world tour. Tax evasion?
It's really a great mistake that America judged me that way. However, I
only answered the judge with a smile. I have no grudge against America.
That is the kind of man leading you. No matter what kind of persecution
comes towards me, I will just stand where I am. Nothing will move me
from the will of God. This is happening in the free world. What do you
think the Communist world would like to do? They are really against me.
I am the most fearful person to them. Why? Because they cannot defeat
this ideology. Instead, our ideology can easily defeat them, so they
will come against me at every opportunity. You will see it. We have to
work in every field to bring it salvation.
Religion is the center or the core of our life, but we cannot be
separate from all these other areas such as education, business or
politics. That is why America cannot understand me. They cannot see in
such a large way. I have had to focus on the court case rather than
many other more important projects. However, it is not just my own
battle; it is to educate you, to educate America. I have to fight.
It is an indemnity course, but by following it, I will become even
more famous. The same principle applies to you. Here in Gloucester you
receive persecution, but if you keep working hard, the public will
begin to see you as you really are. Are you a dirty boat Moonie, or are
you absolutely clean and orderly? I should inspect each boat and make
sure. I have a great idea and a great concept for your life. How many
of you want to go to South America and receive training? The best
training is to go to another country and receive your training from
that low, lonely place. After receiving your training, you should then
come back and work very hard for America. When you fish in South
America it takes several months to fill the quota which means you are
out fishing for at least one month before you even get to where the
fish can be caught. Here you complain about what kind of breakfast or
dinner you have, but out there you can't complain about the food. Out
there you might get a letter from your lovely wife, but the captain
won't let you have it until the end of the fishing period. Even if you
are upset about that, nothing will be done to change it. On those
boats, there are about thirty crew members. Think about their life.
When you come back from fishing, there are thirty families waiting for
the crew member. Everything depends on the work that they did, how much
they caught. It depends on their result; they have no choice but to
work harder than other boats. I see that as really good training for
you and that is why I am thinking of sending you down there.
I am going to do this anyway, so why don't you just catch the spirit
quickly? Don't just wait for it. I am thinking about sending one or
two persons immediately to Suriname after this summer, or Berlin. The
German fishermen also go out into the cold, harsh seas for three or
four months duty. After that, if you are still willing to serve the
ocean providence, you are truly ready to be an Ocean Church member.
After you come back from that experience, if you still want to serve
the ocean, I will choose you. Then, you can someday be trusted with a
large fishing boat and a fishing career as a captain. I have great hope
for the ocean. I have great hope for all of you. I would like to send
you out and have you come back ready to serve America and become a
Your Foundation is with the Fishermen
I know history very clearly. In the near future, those who are
fishermen will really deeply appreciate what we have done for them.
When Karl Marx started communism he supported the laborers, but he
himself never once experienced that kind of work. He didn't do his own
front-line work. I am very different from that. I am truly a good
friend of the fisherman because I myself have pushed and worked hard in
this area. I truly understand their effort and their heart. That is the
You can't complain to me because I am always doing first whatever I
ask of you. When you go back to your regions, learn how to catch the
fish of that area. If you are in an area where there is striped bass,
you must really research them. I want to help you, but you also have to
study and do your own research.
You have to build your own foundation also. While the husband is out
catching fish, the women cannot stay at home all the time. The wife has
to develop a fish related activity. The husband and wife should both be
active and interested in the ocean world. I am making prototype
foundations: one in the East, one in the South and one in the West. On
that base, we can expand. After building the foundation we can even
begin to make all our own equipment, boats, gear, clothing, everything.
I am always studying and researching. I am always thinking of ways to
make the fisherman's life better. We can use the fish that people
usually throw away and invent a way to pre-cut it as chum. Then, the
fishermen can come and ask us for the #3 chum which catches blue fish,
and the #4 chum which catches tuna, and so on. Our future is unlimited.
You have to use your imagination and create your own foundation. Once
you do that, you only have to spend a few hours each day with your own
personal business. Then, you can go out and meet the other leaders in
the community. You can find other churches and help their programs.
They are looking for something to do with their young people. You can
train them on your boats. That is what they are for.
How many boats would you like to have in each center? How many big
trawlers would you like to administer in the future? Your desire may be
very large, but if you are going to accomplish these things you have to
start now. That is why we made these One Hope boats. You need
education and training. How many boats can you be responsible for?
With the One Hope you have to learn and experience how to
manage a boat. That will help you understand how to manage a larger
boat in the future. How many small boats can you control? You have to
go all over the sea coast and explore every opportunity. In Florida,
you have many friends already, so you won't have too many problems.
Anywhere you go, you can find friends. Most fishermen don't have such
friendship and help, but you know how to serve people and make friends
wherever you go. How can you even worry about the future? You will
always have some place to go and someone to help you.
You have to study how you can make a fishermen's association. You
can help the fishermen in your area. Sometimes a captain may need some
help. The fishermen don't have any association or organization. They
are looking for that. They are looking at us with great big open eyes.
They are waiting to see if we have the ability to do that. They need
that kind of help. Every environment needs preparation. We can begin an
American organization, but then cover the whole world, sharing with
That is why I am wondering how many boats you can be responsible
for. Can you take care of 100 boats? Not now. Someday you should be
able to guide and manage a fleet of large boats. That is why you have
to train on the smaller boats for the future. You are on a small boat
now; this is where everything starts for you. You can control the
smaller boat now and find out how to catch the smaller fish, such as
striped bass, but this is training for you. Some of you will move on to
take care of much larger boats and to catch large amounts of fish.
Training on the One Hope boats
After you graduate from the One Hope boat, you can go on to
the next size boat. You can become responsible for a forty foot or
fifty foot boat. You can even live on that size of boat as well. You
can make the ocean your way of life, every area of your life. You have
to be interested and capable in every aspect of fishing. Do you know
anything about tackle? Do you know how to handle and take care of fish?
Do you know how to repair engines and make boat modifications? If you
don't know these things, how will you survive upon and live from the
The One Hope boats have to go everywhere so that people
will see them and come to respect what we are doing It's a dream and I
am holding onto that dream in my mind. That means that it is in an
invisible form, but it will become visible. We will see it in the
future. We will see it soon. A man who believes can do anything. A man
who acts can achieve anything. "Believing man and Doing man." That is
how I am and that is how I envision you to become Actually, it isn't a
dream. It is what I know.
Even the One Hope boat is not the final standard. I am now
researching how to make it better. One problem is that the balance is
too sensitive. This has to be corrected. We have to research and
correct that problem. I want to make this boat useful for every kind of
training. I am also looking at how it cuts through the wave. If the
boat could go faster, the boat could cut three waves at once. Now, it
can cut two and if you go slowly it has to cut each wave, one by one. I
have already tested this out. If the boat goes 3,500 rpm it is more
stable and cuts the wave cleanly.
Can you suggest anything that would improve the One Hope
boat? Let's really study this boat and make the best
modifications. It is already designed very well and whenever we have
taken it to boat shows in this country, we receive very good comments.
We make the One Hope boats twenty-eight feet for a specific
purpose. We can store them easily because we can trailer them anywhere
in the country. We can mobilize from one city to another city this way
as well. It's more difficult with larger boats. The twenty-eight foot
boat is stable in winds up to twenty-five knots. Winds higher than
that are not the best for fishing anyway, so the twenty-eight foot boat
is an excellent boat to train for all kinds of fishing.
What is unique about this boat is that it will never sink. There is
no limit to our use of such a boat. This is great for Home Church. An
entire family can use this boat; they can go almost anywhere. This as
a very convenient and wonderful boat for any family. That is why I
designed the boat this way. When we begin to mass produce other boats,
you can sell them for your own personal business. Through Master Marine
company you can order the boats for those in your local area who want
to buy one for themselves.
Don't take this effort lightly. It's very difficult to come to an
old establishment like this industry and set up a new tradition. We
have to study it very carefully. Money is not the problem. The key
point is, do we have the ability? One good example for us is the
Washington Times. Our members did not have the same abilities
as the people we employed, but they were able to administer and manage
the direction of the paper. That's the key point for us. You should
become that kind of person, who can administer and take care of many
people. You have to be able to guide people in all areas of life.
The same principle applies to things as well. Make a basic formula
for all the boats and follow that standard in taking care of them.
Engine and boat repair are expensive to do; you have to do your best to
prevent the need for repair. You must make periodic inspections of your
engines and boats. Each region, West Coast, East Coast and Gulf Coast
has to make a system to maintain the boats. How many of you can repair
an engine? An IW (itinerary worker) should be appointed for each
coastal region. Each region has to have at least three spare engines so
that if an engine breaks down, you can use that engine while you are
fixing the broken one. You should be able to fix an engine in one
night, even if you have to stay up the entire night.
If you need help, get the person in charge of the boats and spend
the whole night with him. The IW can direct those responsible for the
boats to stay and work with him, even if it takes all night. You
should have that kind of experience. The IW has to teach all the others
what to do. If those engines break down in the same way again, they
have to go back and teach everyone again how to operate an engine and
repair it. We have to learn these lessons very well.
The engine is most important. Without a good engine you cannot use
the boat for anything. So, the regional service men have to go
immediately wherever the boat has broken down. Who has confidence to
repair an engine in this room? You have to learn both, gasoline and
diesel. You can't say, "I can fix gasoline, but not diesel." You have
to fix both. Also, those who fix engines have to know the electrical
system. You have to be able to repair anything wrong with that system
as well. The One Hope boat is so small, there is hardly
anything to learn about.
However, if you go through this course and get experience and skill,
you can open a maintenance and repair business for larger boats. You
can repair trawling boats and big ships. You can train yourself to
repair anything. Engines have common points or parts that break down.
In each center, start with one boat. If that boat breaks down, then
it. If you have two boats and one is older and it breaks down, just get
on the new boat and go out. You have to fix the older boat and use that
boat. That's the tradition. If you have an older boat and it breaks
down, you have to come up with the money to fix that boat. This will
teach you the tradition of responsibility.
Catalogue everything: boat number, parts number, engine number.
Then, you can order by number the parts you need for repairs. We should
have that kind of inventory system and relationship with the factory.
If we have spare engines in New York, and California needs a specific
part, they can order from New York and it can be sent over night. Then,
we can repair our boats within two days of breaking down. We should
develop that kind of system. After one year, we can see which parts
break down more frequently and we can stock those parts. The same goes
for the electrical system. Everything has to be listed by number, every
part that goes onto and is used by the One Hope boat. This
includes doors, anchors, fire equipment, everything. Then we can keep
track of what we lose more often or what breaks down more often. The
number system has to be unified and used by every center in the
The responsibility here is great. Our future is great, but we have
to be serious with what we do now. Someday you will be able to repair
even the largest of boats. You will have to be able to repair Navy
ships. That day is coming. I am thinking about going around in the
New Hope to directly supervise the fishing activities of each
center, but that might not be possible. However, we have Sea Hope
I, II, and III. One of these boats should be sent as a
flagship to each of these regions. Then, with the One Hope
boat and the Sea Hope boat, you can spend the night out
together fishing. You can teach from these boats all the activities of
the One Hope boats in your region. Each center has to have at
least a One Hope always ready to go, so that whenever I call,
you will be immediately ready to go out. That is the standard for each
center, to have one boat completely ready to go at any time. I would
like to send my representative to you. The moment he arrives, you must
take him out. Someone like Dr. Durst or Colonel Pak may come; you have
to be absolutely ready. No excuses. So, please, study the fishing
grounds in your area and know the right places to go.
The Purpose of One Hope Training
Why should we have this standard? I want to explain this to you. You
should be able to take out anyone at anytime. You should be able to
take out a world class person and impress them with your standard. We
could prepare a fishing tour from Alaska down the West coast, through
the Gulf area and up the East coast. That would be a six month fishing
tour. After such an experience of catching fish in each of these
coastal areas, they would become crazy!
Then, we could create fishing tours all over the world. Fishing in
Africa, Europe, South America. We have to prepare for that right now,
beginning right now. In this way, we are connected to people all over
the world and can connect people to the ocean all over the world. They
would never forget their experiences. There are many fishing and
hunting groups all over the world, but their purpose needs to change.
They need to be ignited to do something for the sake of helping the
world. Therefore, you have to study your area. Ask yourselves, "How can
I make my seaport more and more beautiful?" You have to prepare your
area. Study how to catch flounder, striped bass and tuna. Then, we can
advertise in Japan. They can plan their trips to America by the kind of
fish they want to catch. You have to experience by yourself how to
catch the fish in your area. Do you understand me? If you want to take
charge of this area you have to go to Europe, Africa, South America and
Japan on a regular basis. Are you that kind of person?
When you are catching tuna, do you remember anything sad or happy?
You forget everything don't you? Your mother or wife may have recently
died, but you can forget that sorrow in that moment. The excitement is
so great that you are lifted up out of any sad or depressed mood.
That's true! Modern man is looking for a way to get rid of his tension
without leaving his business behind for a long time. They are looking
for a way to get rid of a great deal of tension In a short amount of
time. Something that is great and exciting can do that. Fishing in
America can do that.
I want to stop here at this point because you forget everything so
easily, but we have to continue. I have been teaching you how to catch
tuna, how to catch striped bass. I feel that I am the champion of the
tuna now, but I have not graduated from the striped bass. The striped
bass is very smart, even smarter than the tuna. The striped bass is
very hard to catch. When you first start to fish for a species, you
don't know anything about its habits, such as where to go to catch it.
You have to study what the other fishermen are doing, then you have to
inherit that and improve it. You have to go fishing with them, find
out their spots. Then, study the area and mark the spot on your own
Follow the professional fishermen. Be like their own sons. No one
will inherit from them, so you must do that. One by one you can talk to
them and tell them what you are doing. Ask them if they want to help
you. Many of them will say "yes." You must move them deep inside, one
by one. Then, start an association in your area. Make friends and
bring them together. Take them out in your boat; it runs so fast that
they cannot help but become excited.
Bring them together for a banquet, tell them all your plans and
share with them. Cook all kinds of seafood for them. They will respond
to you and want to help you. Make them your friends. Bring back some
fish that you catch and give it to them. Share your life with them and
they will share with you. By doing this, you can inherit from them and
they will want to help you obtain your goals. You have your own
experience, plus you have the fishermen's experience of that area. You
can then make a textbook for fishing by combining all your experience
and knowledge from these different areas. We can make a textbook and
update it all the time. This kind of effort helps everyone.
Take your fisherman friends with you to another area to fish. Ask
them, "Won't you go out with me? I already bought a ticket for you and
me, so let's go." And he will answer, "Yes!" Take your friends to
Alaska. They will be so excited. How about if I ask you, "Don't you
want to go to Europe to fish?" What kind of answer do you have? "Sure!"
So, you can teach them and raise them up. When you really need them you
can call them up on the phone and say, "Come here quickly!" They will
surely come to help you. We have to start from here, but this is where
we want to go. We have to constantly keep the future in front of us.
Otherwise, nothing happens.
Have hope, great hope. We are doing so many things and I have to
guide so many projects. I remember when I started the Science
Conference. Many people could not grasp it. Many members opposed it.
When I started the seminary many members didn't want to support the
idea either. Then the News World came and many members didn't
like that idea, but the News World gave birth to the
Washington Times and everyone can see how great a newspaper it
is. Am I crazy? I don't think so. You think so, don't you? Sometimes? I
understand. Anyway, let's understand this much; if I don't go to the
spiritual world too soon, this venture will be successful. There is no
doubt about that. What will you do if I go to the spiritual world
tomorrow? Will you give up? You are very strong, very firm and even
heaven hears your "No!" However, even if you give up what I am saying
to you today, there will be young people in the future who will risk
their own life to achieve this idea. Once I have touched this industry,
then it shall never perish. Now it is declining and in serious trouble,
but we will pick it up and resurrect it. Therefore, you have to make up
your mind. Make it up very strongly to go this way. Do you want to do
this? "Yes." Okay, then. Thank you very much.
Question and Answer Session
If you have any questions for me, now is a good time.
Member: "Will you start Ocean Church in Africa?"
If we accomplish Ocean Church in America, it is no problem anywhere
else in the world. However, first things first. We have to make the
foundation here. Surely, we must go everywhere in the world, after all
almost every country has a coastline.
Member: "Have you any ideas about aquaculture?"
Fish farming is the real way for the future. We should intensely
study about that. Someday, we have to start a fish farm for almost
every kind of fish. We have to do that through the academic side, so we
have to start a university and that program will begin there.
Member: "Will we have other types of Ocean Challenge
Yes, we can go to places like Key West, Florida. We can do king
fishing there. Wherever we go, we have to prepare.
Member: "What is the relationship between Ocean Church and
Ocean Church is the place where we raise the spirit of people, but
the mission is the same. We have to reach out to people and raise them
up. This actually takes a long time. You can stay all your life in
Member: "How are we connected to the members in Japan?"
The foundation is laid in Japan and it moves from there to America.
From America, we have to think about the whole world, Africa and South
America especially. Members should see themselves connected in this
way. Since fish is an excellent source of protein, we are working to
develop ways of sending fish and fish products all over the world.
Japan is ahead of America in this sense. However, the best fishing
grounds are here in America. Our hope is to connect these two countries
so that many other nations will benefit.
Member: "After this season of tuna fishing, what do you
want the members of Ocean Church to focus upon?"
You should study how to catch the striped bass. You should study all
about the striped bass, especially how to increase its population. You
should study all kinds of fish and fishing techniques, but first study
about the striped bass. Your reality is that you have to support
yourselves somehow in the local area. If you graduate from the "tuna
course" and then the "striped bass course" using the small boat, you
can begin to operate larger boats and go after other kinds of fish.
Tuna is the king of fish and the striped bass is the prince of fish.
When you see a large striped bass come up, you really fall in love with
that fish. It's completely beautiful. The striped bass is the gentleman
of the sea. Other fish, such as the bluefish, go behind their prey, but
the striped bass comes head on to meet its intended catch. Even after
hooking one up, they fight without extreme violence, just steady and
determined to get loose.
I asked one brother to bring home a striped bass, but after an
entire day he only caught one. If you can find out how to catch these
fish, it is no problem to discover how to catch many other kinds of
fish, such as the bluefish which is the "ocean wolf." Bluefish are so
aggressive. When they pass through a school of fish, they tear into
everything and nothing is left. The taste of that fish is not so great
either. If they tasted really good, they could be forgiven, but they
are one of the cheapest fish to buy.
Flounder is the "ocean cake." It's smooth and delicate. There are
all kinds of fish and you have to learn about them.
Member: "Why are there so many dogfish and what are they
There are also lots of dogfish in Japan and in England. They are all
over the world. I want to make fish powder out of dogfish, for protein
bread. Then, that bread could be sent to third world countries. They
could eat cheaply, but also get some protein. I think about that all
the time. We have to make a factory which can produce this kind of
bread. Man can eat any kind of fish. The only problem is how to process
it. If you know how to do that, it's no problem. You can make fish
powder thousands of ways. You can eat it everyday. People can think of
what they want to eat and say things like, "Oh, today we have fish
pancakes!" I would like to hear words like that all over the world. I
am deeply concerned about that.
Member: "What are the future plans for Master Marine?"
Essentially, they will build many boats, big boats and more small
Member: "Everything we do is for restoration. I am
wondering what that means for each one of us personally. For example,
what did Jacob restore with Uncle Laban?"
Jacob's course in the land of Haran was to receive training. He
trained for twenty-one years and he worked under all kinds of
circumstances. Everyone is in this process; they are each on their
course of restoration. For example, some people are on their way to
Washington D.C. and they get a flat tire. They have to fix it. Next,
their engine breaks down and they have to fix that, but they don't get
discouraged. They are on the way and their final destination is in
front of them. That's important. It is the same for you. Don't be
disappointed by the things that get in your path. You have to know the
essential point in the course of restoration. Some of you sisters are
really good at singing and dancing, but how are you going to make a
living? You have to remember that you live to love others. Don't expect
to be loved. With that principle you can always go on. If you are
accused by your husband for something, how will you take it? Will you
cry out or just be grown-up and go on quietly?
When I look at some of the couples, I am really amazed. I wonder to
myself, "How did I make such an ideal matching?" The more I look, the
more amazed at myself I become. For example, this brother here is like
those bluefish I was describing, so he needs a soft, beautiful girl
such as his wife who is sitting next to him. I didn't know these
details when I matched you, but as time goes on, I am truly amazed at
how well you fit together. There is another brother here, Steve Taylor,
who also has just the right kind of wife. His wife is what I usually
call an "eye-laughing" or "laughing-eyes" girl. This kind of sister has
a complicated heart and mind and sometimes it is easy for others to
misunderstand her. When you look at her husband, he looks angry day and
night. He can pick up the good nature of his wife, and together, with
good give and take, they will pick up the good qualities between each
I am sympathetic towards them. I know this brother truly loves his
wife. She may think, "Oh, my husband needs to be different, he should
have a better shape or a better mind." She may think this way but it
isn't true. For this sister, her spouse has the kind of character that
best suits her. It is a perfect match. You will have especially good
children. Wait and see when your children come.
When I look at you, I can see right away your inside and outside.
When I look at the nation I can also see its character and future. When
I came to America in the early 1970's I proclaimed that America was
heading for destruction. I was anxious to proclaim this in every city
and state. When people heard this they questioned why I was so intent
to proclaim that kind of thing for America. They didn't know that if
people heard that and united with me, America could be saved at a much
earlier time. Look at the gay men and women in America. This is sad and
miserable. Those people have a special kind of cancer in the blood
system. What can be done for them?
Even in simple electricity the flow of energy can only occur in
polar relationships, between positive and negative. Plus and plus,
minus and minus is completely out of line. From that, all kinds of
problems arise, even resentment and sickness. This is a state of
confusion and chaos, men looking at men and falling in love, kissing
and making love. Biologically, men and women are meant to get together.
Man is made to give and woman is made to receive. Men smell different
from women. That difference actually attracts one to the other. God is
really a great scientist. Even that small detail was taken care of.
Even the nose between men and women has a purpose. When you understand
this, you can understand the essential course of training that we go
through and you can understand the essential course of restoration that
we have to accomplish. You can understand the final goal.
Member: "Is the two year fundraising course and the eighteen month
ocean church course for everybody?"
Yes, everybody. Including me. I myself have gone this course. We
have to experience many different things. That's what is important.
Education System for Ocean Church Members
You have to train and study. The first process is to train Ocean
Church members about fishing. The second is to help Ocean Church
expand and gain a foundation. From there, you can move to other kinds
of fishing. This way you will find out how to prepare for all kinds of
fishing. You can compile the information: this kind of fish is "a-type"
and this kind is "b-type", and you can write down what kind of line to
use, what kind of tackle and what kind of bait. This kind of
information is very important.
We have to gain our own members in Ocean Church and we have to find
a way to raise them up. Use the video system. Each guest comes to see
the entire video program, which is several cassettes long. However,
people are happy to learn in this way. In Japan, we have gained more
than 100 dedicated members from this form of education. People can come
and study for themselves.
We can design many programs, such as education programs about
current affairs and other things. The guests can come and gain not
only knowledge in Divine Principle, but also about society and the
world. If you set up your centers and you are busy, you don't have to
teach them everything yourself. Use the portable size video player.
Just hook it up to the television and you can provide all kinds of
education for your guests.
You can create this kind of situation. Everything can connect
together. You just have to use what you have and whatever is around
you. People are looking to learn and improve themselves. Now there is
so much confusion and people are really suffering. We showed these
Divine Principle lecture tapes to many professors and they were really
impressed. They said, "This kind of education is very good." We don't
have many teachers, so these tapes can fill the gap. We should make
2-day, 7-day, 21-day and 40-day lecture courses where the guest can
come each day and learn from the tape.
While listening to the tapes, they don't have to stop for questions.
in this way, they get the whole idea of each lecture first. This will
help them understand more clearly what we are teaching. Sometimes
people stop the lecturer all the time with so many questions but this
prevents them from seeing the whole idea. It's better to ask questions
after the lecture is given in its entirety.
We have to find the way to teach Divine Principle. How can we teach
the entire world? How can we teach the highest quality person? We have
to get the highest quality teacher and then make an excellent video
series on the Divine Principle. Now we are starting to do this. If we
were welcomed by the environment, it would be easier, but this is not
our situation, so we have to give all our effort to teach the people.
You didn't know about the spiritual world before, but now you must
clearly experience it. People don't know that their life is forever;
they only live half of a human life. They don't understand the purpose
of their physical life at all.
The Parents' Course
Let us think more seriously now. My life has not been so easy. I
don't have even one day for myself. I know the spiritual world, so
there is no escape for me, no hope to get away from my task. I know how
you feel sometimes, but I can never turn around and go back. There is
absolutely no way other than this for me to go. I know the reality of
both worlds, so I must continue with my work. Do you understand? You
too must understand the spiritual world. Now, you are starting from the
miserable place in your course of life, you are preparing for the
future. You cannot see that, but I know what your future will be like.
Now you cannot see it, but eventually, everyone has to go this way.
There is no other way.
This is critical. During your short lifetime you can do it.
Thousands of years of problems in the spiritual world can be solved by
you. You have to do it. No one else will. That is why I must be hard on
you. I like you, but I must be hard. I must tell America the truth
about itself. Otherwise the nation has no hope, no future. The same
holds for you. You decide now. Each day you decide your own fate and
the fate of your nation. God blessed America, but you are responsible
for that blessing. Otherwise, God will find another nation. It is very
serious for you. America doesn't want to hear about its problems, but
it has to listen. The problems of this nation are very serious.
Who will solve the problems in America? If America doesn't solve the
problems of drugs, free sex, the breakdown of the family and the
decline of Christianity, it will perish. Intelligent people in the
Communist camp look at these problems and work to make them worse. They
won't have to shed any of their own blood to ruin this nation.
Therefore, they support drugs and free sex and push towards the
breakdown of the family and the decline of religious life in America.
This is true. In this way, communism will just walk in and take over
Can you understand my heart? Really? I am so serious. I began all
alone. There was no one to lead me, no one to guide me along the way.
It was a miserable, lonely course. How could I have had any hope. How
could I have continued? The only way I could continue was because I had
found the way to solve mankind's division and this unlocked the way for
mankind to receive God's blessing. Cain and Abel have to come together
and stand and work together. Then, the position of the parents can
stand and God can work his power on earth through that.
Upon that foundation, the parents can come. All the levels have to
be achieved: family level, tribal level, national level and finally,
the worldwide level. That is the way of the providence. It has always
been this way. Today, that providence is working the same way, but
centering on Asia. If we can bring the nations together, the world can
start anew. If an individual Cain and Abel become one, the family can
stand. If a Cain family and an Abel family become one, the tribe can
stand. If a Cain nation and an Abel nation become one, the world can
stand. Do you understand? That is the way of the Principle.
I now stand in Abel's position. I started alone, so I had to create
the foundation on the individual level and work up to the worldwide
level. I couldn't think of my own family. Abel cannot think of his own
family. He has to go to Cain and Cain's family, and to the entire world
of Cain. Then after that, he can go to his own family. This has been my
situation all throughout my life.
Think about my heart. There is so much pain. The worst persecution
comes from those closest to the heart. My own family wanted me to be
concerned for them, but I could never once think of them first. This
caused incredible pain for them. This has been my course. Sometimes, I
even have to hear the cries of my own children, but I can't take the
time with them that they need. My time is for others instead. The
parents are in such a severe situation. Cain and Abel have to come
together. That is the only way to save your parents. Do you understand?
When you fight one another in the church, do you think about that? So
much depends on you. You will understand later on, but not now.
Sometimes you are like a robber or a thief. You are taking things
without earning them. You cannot steal the parents' love like that. You
have to come together first and then God can send the parents love to
you. You have to bring others together centered on God's providence.
Then you can taste the parents love.
Cain and Abel have to become one. With this, the True Parents can be
revealed. Parents cannot become parents by themselves. They must have
the children's position fulfilled. We have to solve the division
between Cain and Abel, from the individual level to the tribal level to
the national level, all the way to the worldwide level.
Solving the Serious Problems of the World
The world is crazy now. Everyone is working for themselves, or at
the very most for their own nation. Who is really thinking about and
working for the entire world? No one. That is Satan's character.
Selfish. The Oriental world is more occupied with the spiritual world,
with philosophy and meditation and spiritual practice. That is its
basic history. The Western world is more or less occupied with the
physical world, with science and technology. That means one is more
internal and the other is more external. What does that indicate to us?
Cain and Abel. They share a relationship. Without them, True Parents
cannot stand. In the court case they asked me, "who did you meet in the
spiritual world?" I told them the truth. Our purpose is to proclaim the
messiah isn't it? When they asked me this question, I said, "Jesus,
Moses, every kind of saint." They replied, "Oh, amazing." They didn't
believe it. Neither did the newspapers. I explained that I met Moses
because he was the founder of Judaism, and Jesus because he is
responsible for all Christians, and Buddha because he was the beginning
point of Buddhism. Some Muslim people came to ask if I met Muhammad. I
said, "Yes." They asked, "Was he Muslim?" I said, "Yes, of course,
indeed he was Muslim."
Jewish people also wanted to know about my meetings with Moses. They
didn't believe me, but they asked anyway, just in case. They were
curious to find out what Moses might have said. They were curious about
what he might have said to me. Others were upset that I had met with
Jesus, but what is wrong with that? There is nothing wrong with that.
Few people can meet with Jesus because he is so high in the spiritual
world, but there is nothing wrong with meeting Jesus.
We have to defend the free world because here these things can be
said openly. We can at least discuss these things and investigate
whether they are true or not. In the Communist world, this is not at
all even possible. We have to bring these two worlds together. Not just
East and West, but also the spiritual and physical worlds. Then we can
proclaim the messiah and people will understand without too many
During the time before World War II, there were many groups in Korea
receiving messages directly from the spiritual world. They had ideas
similar to mine. They could understand parts of the message. They had a
certain amount of preparation, but they didn't understand me completely
and this foundation was lost. After World War II, there was the Korean
War and during this time I had to go and re-create the foundation.
After that war, many people were searching and could hear the message.
Now we are centering on America, but they don't have the same kind
of spiritual background. They have liberal theology, liberal thinking.
They are not concerned with the spiritual world. However, what is true
is true. The spiritual world exists and everyone lives there from the
worst sinner to the highest saint. Anyone can find out for himself.
American people don't understand who they are and they are confused
about the purpose of their life. If 50% of the families in America end
in divorce, how can they understand the concept of True Parents? Are
you going to take care of that? Do you know how to solve that? It's
Who can save American youth? Who can straighten out their situation?
There are all kinds of situations. Do you believe that you can solve
everything? Can you say, "Father, we will do everything"? Can you
American men and women say that? I like you, but what is happening to
your nation? Do your congressmen care? Do your senators really care
about how young people will remain pure and reach God? Do they truly
understand how to solve the problems if they recognize them? No, but
Reverend Moon understands these problems and he is working day and
night to solve them, to clean up the youth of America. What has been
your experience with me? Are you better or worse now?
It looks like you are worse. I make you work all day and night, in
any kind of weather. In spite of that, you feel better. Is that right?
Why? Because you are fulfilling your purpose in life. The ideal world
will come from you. That's true. In this world, all you can find is
persecution. No matter how hard it is, you have to go on. I came here
more than ten years ago. During that time many powerful people came to
persecute me. All the newspapers and news media and government
officials were against me. They started then to prevent my work in
However, from this time on, people will begin to see our work and
they will welcome us all over the world. Many people in South America
already want to meet me. Third World nations will understand me much
more quickly, but my greatest concern is the Free World. It has a
mission to the Communist World. If you take care of the other nations
in the world they will come to help you when you need it. Your mission
is at least to take care of South America. America has to understand
Japan's mission is to take care of America. Western people have to
follow the Oriental way. That will be the way for them. Western
civilization is an empire built on technical ability in the physical
world, but the Oriental way has traditionally been more concerned with
the spiritual way. You have to inherit that. How about you sisters? Why
do you want to marry an Oriental man? And why do the brothers also want
an Oriental wife? That is because the two worlds now want to meet. They
can meet through you. That's true. The future world needs both. Then we
can create the original family, starting with Cain and Abel. The world
can start a new family. How about you? When you first came here did
your parents become angry? Many of you are nodding your heads saying,
"Yes." Why? Even my family couldn't understand the path I was taking.
Your parents said, "Don't go, don't go," but you went anyway.
Everyone says, "the Unification Church is an evil place." Why don't
you believe them and leave? You came here to solve your problems.
Instead, you were inspired to solve the problems of the world first.
First help the world, then help yourself. Now, everything is in
perspective for you isn't it?
You need to experience the spiritual world. Three nations represent
three positions. Adam, Eve and the archangel. To save the world we have
to bring three nations together. Actually, we need four nations because
we solve the problem of the archangel through the restoration of Cain
and Abel. Therefore, we need Adam, Eve, Cain and Abel nations. If these
four nations unite, the world can unite. When this happens, the
spiritual and physical worlds can come together as one.