Rev. Sun Myung Moon
God's Will and the Ocean
The Way of
August 28th, 1986 -- Morning Garden
WHO ARE YOU? What are you doing here? Where are you heading, where
will you go? The purpose or the destination must be clear, otherwise
you will end up on a march to nowhere. If you met God and asked him,
"Where are you going, Mister God," what do you think God would answer?
God knows where He is going and He knows what He desires. He has an
absolutely clear-cut desire, goal and purpose.
Is that purpose for one small village or town, city or nation, or
for the universe? Of course, the small matter is part of the larger
concern, but the important thing is that no matter how small or large,
everything is connected to the ultimate goal and purpose. What is that
ultimate goal? In one word, it is one world -- a peaceful world, a
world of ideals and a world of perfection.
That is not only the goal here on earth, it is also the goal of the
spiritual world. So that is the purpose, one (spiritual and physical)
world. Can God fulfill this purpose by Himself alone, or does God need
anything else? Because you know the Divine Principle, you know the
answer. Divine Principle teaches us that God cannot fulfill the purpose
alone. God needs man absolutely.
The important thing is this: God knows how to bring about such a
world; He knows the structure of it. However, the problem is this: Man
himself doesn't understand the plan. Thus, God has had to announce his
plan in advance in order to prepare man. That is, at the proper time,
He will send the messiah to lead the way and let mankind know how to
live so that he does not remain in ignorance.
Throughout history, man has pursued value, but has interpreted that
value in his own way. In other words, man has pursued his own idea of
happiness. For example, Japan has a goal that is centered on Japan. In
Red China the people thought that Marxism-Leninism would be good for
their country, but they found out that it led to failure. Here in the
United States people think that democracy is best for their nation.
Every respective country has devised some goal, but struggles today in
The Ultimate Goal for Which We are Headed
Let us think, "What is nearest to me and most valuable?" People are
looking all over for this kind of thing, but they look too far. They
look way beyond themselves. What is very, very close to you and also
extremely valuable? You say, "True love." Okay, but how can that love
be ignited? What is the essence or origin of that love?
How does true love begin? Does it begin among brothers or friends?
The origin of true love comes from God. Therefore, the fundamental and
basic relationship of mankind is to be united with God. God and man.
However, when you say mankind, you mean both men and women. The most
dynamic relationship happens between men and women. When that
relationship is centered upon God, that is the trinity of true love.
God, man and woman. This is the basic and most essential relationship
which fulfills all mankind's needs.
What is God's position to men and women? Teacher? What kind of
teacher? Somehow, teacher doesn't quite describe the relationship of
true love. It must be something better than teacher. What about master?
Master and servant? It doesn't sound quite right either. It somehow
doesn't fully connect to true love. So then, we come to the concept
which fits most closely to true love. Only parents can encompass that
kind of love. Well, if the first human beings, Adam and Eve were the
parents, where does that leave God? What was God? How should we address
God properly if we call Adam and Eve the parents?
Fortunately, man has what we call the spirit; he has a spiritual
part of his being. There are two aspects of man, spiritual and
physical. For this reason we can have both spiritual as well as
physical parents. God can dwell in the spirit of man and in this way we
would have God as our spiritual parents and our parents as physical
parents. Centered on true love, God dwells in oneness with the parents
on earth. Unless this standard is born, there is no way to bring the
spiritual world and the physical world together. This is the focus and
central point to which God has been trying to awaken mankind. When we
know this goal, this relation between God and man, we know who we are
and where we are going. We are to be the embodiment of true love, both
spiritually and physically. We are to be in the image of God. The
ultimate direction in which we are heading is to be the image of true
love in the fullest extension. Therefore, God is always with the people
who are going towards this standard of truth, this embodiment of love.
God shall always be with them.
When you grasp your parents, and within them God is existing, you
are holding onto true love. How does God dwell within us? Centering on
true love alone, God dwells within mankind. This is the highest ideal
which humanity has been pursuing throughout all of history. Who are you
then? Who are the Moonies? We are the ones who will propagate and
fulfill this ideal, making it reality.
If you ever cut yourself, what was inside? No matter how many
different places you might cut, you would find more of the same inside.
More Moonie, more Moonie, more Moonie. Your body is just one chunk of
Moonie. The real and genuine Moonie cannot be digested by Satan. That
Moonie is the personification of the spirit of true love, the
embodiment of true love. Therefore, the genuine Moonie is like real
gold, containing the true spirit of God. Satan cannot make any claim
for that person.
You have measurements over here. You measure by pounds and inches.
You have one inch and one pound for which you have an original
standard. Do you have two different standards or just one? Every
factory and home in America has measuring tools which use inches and
pounds. Something is long or short, heavy or light according to how
many inches or pounds it is. However, an inch is always an inch and a
pound is always a pound wherever you go. What is the first, original
inch of the Unification Church?
Well, you immediately said, "Father," so I can only concede that you
are not so dumb. Then what happens? You, looking at what kind of
material you are, measure up to me and then you find out just how you
measure up. You see that and say, "Oh, I'm a little short," or "I'm a
little bit too light." Do you have this kind of scale, this ability to
measure? Show me where it is. The amazing thing is that each one of you
have this scale, in your mind you know it. You have the ability to
detect and measure where you are inside.
Why did you come here first of all? You came here simply because of
me. Without me no one would have come here. You see that I am starting
some kind of ocean venture, that I have some kind of vision for the
ocean and you say to yourself, "If Father is interested in this, I've
got to be interested in it too." That's why you came.
Those who graduated from the seminary, raise your hands. When you
came to Gloucester, were you thinking, "Oh gee, I have to go there and
fish," or were your thoughts instead filled with bubbling enthusiasm
and burning desire to go out? Which one? After so many days have now
passed, and you've experienced the ocean and heard me talk, you should
not have a cool mind about it. If you do, something is wrong. By now
you should feel something like a magnet is pulling you along; you
should feel like I do. Maybe some of you said, "Well, I've tasted this
for the first time and its enough. Enough is enough. I will never
return here." Some of you might be thinking like that. Those who think
like that, raise your hands. No one? I don't believe you. Sometimes
you want to be with me forever, sometimes you are changing. Adam and
Eve wanted to be with God forever, but they were changing too. I'm
looking at you and some of your faces are saying, "Oh, the wind is
about twenty-five knots tomorrow and Father won't let us go out if the
waves are over eight feet high, so I hope it's goes up to eight feet."
You know that normal weather creates waves from two to six feet, so
some of you might think each night, "I hope it's bad weather tomorrow
and we can stay in." Others of you might be praying for a typhoon every
day. That kind of people are just wasting their time and energy. They
are going on a forward march to nowhere.
I am still a puzzle and a mystery to many people. Actually, I am a
simple man, coming here and going fishing, but in the meantime, the
highest possible leaders in America are being moved and world leaders
are moving too. When do I have the time to do all these things? Do you
think I accomplish this by just sitting and doing nothing, just letting
my head drop and go to sleep? Does everything happen like this? There
are 240 million people living in this country. Those people cannot save
this country. They would have done so by now, don't you think? They
cannot save it. Only one man can save this country. Do you know why?
Only Reverend Moon is saving this nation. With what?
American people are proud. They are proud of their country, but now,
this country is crumbling down. How can we permit this situation? We
cannot let this happen. It's a serious situation and all Americans know
about it, but no one will stand up. Only one man came here and said, "I
will save America." With what? What power do I have?
America has scientific power, political power, economic power,
military power. It is number one in so many areas. How can only one
person stand up and save this nation? What can save this country? Only
God's love. Without God there is no hope. This is the problem. American
people don't know about this. They don't know about the true love of
God. They don't know the purpose of God. Therefore, they don't know the
purpose of America and cannot reach the goal.
I came to teach clearly, "This is God and this is God's love." I
have a clear understanding of these two points. The American people
don't have these points clear in their minds. This is the problem.
That is why I am teaching you. Centered on love, God can dwell on
earth. In the spiritual world we have God and here on earth we have
True Parents. Centered on love we can become one, and we can do
anything. We can have dominion of true love over anything.
Many people think, "Oh, Unification Church, it's just one little
church. We don't have to think about it." If they continue like that,
they will never find out. Our teaching is not just for Unification
Church. You have to know and be able to say, "True Parents are my
parents." No matter how powerful our opponents may be they can never
overcome us. We have been persecuted from all four corners of the
world, but we have never been pushed out. How about you? Do you now
understand this point? Where are you standing? Where have you been
going until now? You have to take a strong stand. There are powerful
countries in this world. You have to think about it seriously. How can
you overcome the evil in this world? Only with truth. Only with love.
Do you now understand? Who is God to you? You have to be able to say,
"My parent." You should be able to stand up and proudly say, "God is
not just the parent of True Parents, but also my parent." And, on this
earth, you can declare, "True Parents are my parents." With this, we
will go marching on. This is the most important thing for us to know.
Therefore, whatever we tackle, whether it is Ocean Church or an
ocean business, it is not out of a sense of duty. No! Whatever you are
doing you must understand is yours. You must be able to look at what
you are doing and proudly say, "That's mine." Look at the One Hope
boat. Who made that boat? I initiated it and Mr. Kamiyama
organized it, but whose boat is it? It is yours.
Although Ocean Church owns the boats, you cannot think that someone
else will take responsibility. You have to know that when you take a
boat out, it is truly your responsibility. And the fishing gear, who
designed it? I did. However, when you take that equipment and use it,
to whom does it belong? To you. This way you have direct attachment and
What is the center of our moving forward? Only true love. With true
love, your accomplishments will go on for eternity. With true love,
what you accomplish will never disappear, never go away, but will
remain for eternity. What about the contents of your mind? If you
think, "I am too far away from the standard," then this is the time to
I am sure that when some of the members finished their training this
summer and went back to school, you started thinking, "Oh, they are
going back to their respective places. I wish it was my turn to go."
Even though you are only staying a few more days or weeks, you are
already thinking like that. If you don't think that way, my idea about
you and my own experience is wrong. However, I am seldom wrong. How
about the rest of you? Well, the rest of you have the mission of not
going back anywhere because you haven't caught any tuna yet. So, you
have to follow the tuna, follow them all the way until you catch them.
Follow them all the way to the north pole.
You only say "all right" because you heard me talk tonight, but you
should have been thinking "all right" from the very beginning. You
might also think, "Oh Father, you are the True Parent. You are supposed
to be loving me. Why do you always push me down to do the impossible
task?" Some of you might think that. However, the people who always
complain are the ones who always lose.
The Price of Laying the Foundation
Many of you have never heard the kind of report before that Colonel
Pak gave tonight of the media tour of Asia. Some of you may wonder,
"When did Father do all of this? How come all of these things are
happening?" Without any of the hard work, just by listening to it
tonight, you are inheriting all of it. However, it isn't that simple.
It is like this: when you finally receive the Ph.D. from Harvard,
everyone will give you praise and tribute, but none of them will ever
understand the suffering and hardship you have gone through. Maybe it
took twenty years or only one year. Certainly, whoever went through
the course more quickly, suffered more.
In fourteen years, since I came to the United States, I have
accomplished unprecedented things in history. No one has even imagined
accomplishing these things in American history. You cannot understand
what kind of hardship, suffering and agony has gone on behind it. All
by myself, alone. No one welcomed my coming. No one welcomed my
suffering. No one wanted to go to Danbury. I worked hard and paid the
sacrifice in order to achieve the goal. Anyone just trying to receive
the fruit from that effort has a mind like a thief. You cannot get the
priceless treasure without paying the price deserving of it.
The American people have been very skeptical. Especially the young
people have been skeptical about my goal and my way of doing things.
They have been 50/50, not 100% behind me. Now they realize that they
were wrong, that this has been a sure thing, that I have been right all
along. At that moment, they want to grab the result, grab the
achievement, but it's not fair. It's not even possible.
You are not ready to receive; your container is not ready to receive
what I want to give. The treasure is ready, but the container is not
ready, so you have to leave the treasure behind and make the container
ready. In the meantime, someone else who has been working hard may come
and take the treasure. I don't like that. I want you to have that
treasure. That is why I am pushing you along the road of suffering and
difficulty so that you are able to contain the treasures that are
waiting for you.
Seven years ago, sixty-one Japanese members were invited to New
York. They were each given a $100 bill and told, "You are the pioneers
of the fishing business, the seafood business. Go forward, pioneer the
way and bring back prosperity." This year that same group came back and
reported that without a doubt they have made the strongest of
foundations in the fishing industry. That kind of foundation is
spreading throughout the country, so the seafood people are noticing
that Moonies are everywhere. Some of them think, "The only place where
the Moonies aren't pushing any further is the Pacific ocean itself. If
I am to escape them, I'll have to jump in." Why are these Japanese
brothers winning? Because they think, "I am responsible for this
business. This isn't anyone else's business. It is my business. It is
my Heavenly Father's business." With that thought in their minds and
hearts, they work harder and faster.
When they go forward like this, totally united in their soul and
mind with the purpose of God, the blessing of God is always with them.
The result is that their business is simply growing by leaps and
bounds. Based upon that, we are going to pioneer in the same way with
several hundred more members. Each one will be just like a seed. They
will be given the same amount of money to start with. I know that if
they follow exactly the same course as the first pioneers they will
succeed without a doubt. Just become a clone of these older members.
You have that capacity and potential. You can double and triple their
The Divine Providence Awaiting Us
America has that capacity. What do you think? When Americans start
to learn to like the taste of fish, should the amount of money they
spend on fish be more, or should they spend more money on drugs?
Several years ago, I heard the statistic that in one year Americans
spend more than 40 billion dollars on drugs. That must be more than
doubled by now. Someone said tonight that they had heard as much as 200
billion has been spent on drugs. At least fish is a good and nutritious
food for Americans; at least fish should be sold up to triple the
amount of 200 billion dollars each year. That means Americans should
spend 600 billion dollars on fish. Don't you think that should happen?
Maybe there will be too much money and no one will know what to do with
it. Maybe we will go out to the ocean and give that money as bait to
the fish. You know, I might say, "So many fish died to feed this
country and they paid a lot of indemnity. Go ahead and spread out some
of the cash to them." What if we put some of that money into the ocean
and the ocean waves carried it to South America? And then, what if the
fishermen down there would come up with a big net of dollars? Instead
of fishing for fish, they would fish for dollars! Eventually they would
pay the international debt. Isn't that a good idea? What do you think?
This fish business and ocean providence is truly something for Moonies
to do. Nobody else can do what we do. It takes guts and drive to do it.
What will become of it in twenty years? These pioneers will accomplish
even more things than they already have. Where will you be in twenty
years? Don't be like a grasshopper, idle today and subordinate to
others in the future.
You should think about where this movement started from. Forty years
ago I was all by myself. There were no friends, no house, no money, no
organization. I was completely alone. There were no brothers, no
family, no parents. They didn't understand. My parents worried about
me. They thought, "Oh, our son was a very capable man, but he is going
in a strange direction." Who then was the only ally that I had?
Sometimes I was at the point where I cried out, "Even by myself, I will
never give up." Then, God became my sole ally and only God was with me.
That was the beginning point.
Today, if you consider that God is your only ally, then don't worry
about your future. God will guide you and protect you. That is the key,
that is the most important thing. You can compete with God saying,
"God, if you are going to get up at four o'clock in the morning, I will
get up at three o'clock. I will beat you by an hour." And you can say,
"God, if you want to sweat, then I want to shed tears and sweat, not
just sweat." You know the story about the Gloucester campaign. When I
was going out at four o'clock in the morning, some of the fishermen
started to go out earlier. Then, I went out even earlier until finally
I was leaving at one o'clock in the morning, and staying out all night.
Then, they couldn't compete anymore. We won Gloucester that way, we won
their respect in that way.
The parent is always the one who works later, works harder and
begins earlier. It is the parent's heart which wants the children to
rest while the parent wants to do more and prepare for the next thing.
The parental heart always wants to take care and watch over everything
until the last moment. You thought that you were getting up early, but
I tell you, before you got up, God was already there ahead of you. When
you realize that God is always one step ahead of you, you cannot get
tired. You cannot just give up. You always feel, "I want to comfort
God," but God is already there giving you comfort. With this
understanding you just want to make every effort to alleviate God's
heart. With this kind of heart and mind, you will march forward and you
will never fail.
This is the testimony which I am giving to you. I have been living
this testimony throughout my entire life, over and over. I still have
the goal that I want to grab this nation, turn it and bring it back to
God. It is like a dream, but this dream will come true. To those
graduates of the seminary, if I give you this dream, would you
accomplish it? You may get tired, but I will never get tired. You may
get tired and stay behind and become a drop-out, but I will never do
that. I will ultimately achieve that goal, win that goal and then, a
few steps ahead of you, wait for your return. Don't come to me then
with shame. Don't be sons and daughters of shame.
Those who promise, "Father, I will never become a son or daughter of
shame," raise your hands and repeat, "I promise." This is the true hope
of America and the world will become a better world than we could ever
think. Wherever you go you must look for the difficult task. Think,
"Whatever is the most difficult task, I will do." If you go to the most
difficult task, you will already find the parents there. Parents always
go to the most difficult task. You will truly find God there.
The typhoon may be blowing, but if you say, "No typhoon will ever
stop my One Hope," then God will be there. God will say, "My
son, my daughter. You are truly my children. Welcome." That is the
secret of my daily life. It is my daily credo. Everyone look at the
clock. When you look at the clock and see that it is already midnight,
you think, "Uh, oh, it's too late." However, your thinking is late. If
you think that God is starting to maneuver at three o'clock in the
morning, then you will say, "Oh, it's only midnight. It's early."
That's the way to think.
You have to look forward to being embraced by God. In order to do
that, you have to begin by at least three o'clock in the morning. In
that state, you are tired and start to doze in the car for just a
moment. At that time, God will come to you and give you a revelation.
If you just wake up happy in the morning with eight hours of sleep and
say, "Oh let's go for another picnic today," then you will never
receive any revelation. You will never meet God there.
You have to select the route where Satan cannot go. It must be so
extreme that Satan will say, "Oh no, I could never go that way. You go
without me." That is the course you must select. There, God alone will
be waiting. And you solely will have the opportunity to meet with God.
You might think, "I've been working so hard and I'm bored with this,
it's monotonous. There's no joy in this." You've got to be different.
You have to look forward to tomorrow. You have to expect something
exciting to happen tomorrow, the next day and for the next ten, twenty
years. You must always feel excited for life and never get tired. That
is Reverend Moon's kind of Moonie. I will always bless this kind of
person with the blessing of God.
Today is a special opportunity so that you can rediscover yourself.
It is historical and it is your honor to have listened to me tonight.
Each one of you shall go on to your mission. Go with strength,
fortitude and determination. I will always be with you. Ocean Church
and the ocean businesses are a divine providence. I have declared it
many times before and I declare it again tonight. These are
providential missions. Therefore, anyone who is devoted to this
direction will receive God's blessing and protection and shall
eventually prosper. Someday, some of you will become national leaders,
lawmakers, congressmen, senators. I am a mysterious person. American
people think that I am only famous in America, but when they go to Asia
they find out that I am even more famous there. It is the same in South
America and Africa. Being here with me tonight is a rare opportunity.
It is very rare. The reason that I meet with you face to face and talk
to you is because you at least follow me and are trying to be one with
If I had not been able to establish the True Parents, who else would
give a clear vision for the world today? Who else is really giving
clear guidance and direction? I have had to work in the most adverse
conditions, but the veil of that opposition is leaving and the world
will soon be able to see who I am. Truly, we are going to be very
unique people indeed. We are going to have an exciting future ahead of
us. Please, look forward to and work hard for that day. May God bless