REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
THE FLOWER OF
April 1, 1990, 6:00 A.M.,
Belvedere, New York
Translated by Col. Han
As you are aware Father's five city tour to speak to Korean
residents successfully ended on March 30th. What is the Unification
Church? It exists to create unity. Unification is one task. The
essence of unification is unification between the mind and body,
especially the spiritual aspect of the mind. That is in the title of
Fathers speech. Unification can be made and then separation can take
place again, but that is not the kind of unification we want. We want
unification that lasts forever and ever. There is a very basic and
fundamental question we must ask. Centering on what can lasting
unification be made? The common denominator in the democratic world is
material. Through material and possessions we all get together.
Originally human beings were not supposed to be unified through money.
Everyone today is clinging to money, even dying for making money.
People gain knowledge in order to make money and want power which they
can use to bring them a fortune. All is geared toward money. Should
money be so important in our original way of life? No.
All through history certain questions have been asked. Where did
human beings come from? What is the purpose of life and what is the
relationship between God and man? These are age old questions. With a
philosophical attitude you can raise even more questions like, how
Because we feel proud of America, it seems logical to think we would
see America coming into unity. But this is not so. Instead everyone
wants to get away from America and exist on their own. Where can we
find someone who says, "I am a real, unified American"? We
don't see anyone like that.
The unification of the world is an important matter for us. In 1990
it now takes only one day to reach the other side of the globe. In six
years there will be a plane fast enough to reach anywhere in the world
in just three hours. A mere two hundred years ago, American Indians
could only meet their own race or neighbor. They could travel a few
miles but they never dreamed of meeting people from other cultures.
Now it happens every day. Things have changed. Now we meet so many
different kinds of people we have to overcome language barriers, value
barriers, and culture and thought barriers. That is a real task. There
is variety in lifestyle. With what can we solve these differences?
Power? Knowledge? This is a question we must face. We have to settle
these differences and make one neat order, but man cannot do it. Only
God can make this orderly way.
This is a real problem and God is the only solution. We come to the
conclusion then that only a small group of people are qualified to
tackle this. There are some people who think their ancestors are apes
and monkeys, can they solve this problem? [No.] Only those who know God
exists and that God created man can do this. Only religious
people-those from a high and deep religion, not from a low religion can
come into the realm of solving these problems. There are many religions
but what can they do? They have a certain pinnacle, but we have to go
higher and through doing that we can solve these problems. We have to
understand reality and teach people. This is the logical conclusion.
For example if you are to receive a signal from a far away destination,
you need a high antenna and a sophisticated, highly sensitive radio.
You need powerful equipment to magnify the soundwave. The thought and
body of the messiah is that high power equipment. The messiah has a
high antenna and high power.
Mankind has had high hope for the time the messiah comes. People
think, "He will solve our problems for us." Is the messiah
only needed among religious people? People who are not religious need
him too. How about God? Does God need the messiah also? Why? What about
Satan? Yes, even Satan needs the messiah. Satan does bad things, but
even Satan wants to live a righteous life. Satan is not so distant from
us, right? To understand Satan we don't have to travel very far. We
always want to do right, but end up doing wrong, don't we?
If the messiah comes and claims money as the central point who would
participate the most in his work? Bad people would come! All who are
interested in money would flock to him. Place yourself in the messiahs
position. What would you do to unify the world? All major religions
have messianic thought in their doctrine. Christians believe the second
messiah is coming and so do other religions. Since everyone covets the
messiah should we open the door wide or make it narrow? We should open
it wide. How wide? Globalwide, so everyone can come through! For
the messiah to receive people, will he give a big feast and allow all
in or only select a few people? Should he give a big party? Who would
jump in with him first then? Greedy, bad people like Satan would jump
in to a party. Do you think the messiah is in a difficult or easy
position? [Difficult.] Does he need to have good or bad people
following him? [Good.] When the messiah has to solve a problem, he
can't go to heaven where everyone wants to go, but must go to hell, the
deepest hell. The only way is to go to the most difficult place. Many
will tag along, but as the road becomes rougher and almost impossible
to traverse, Father will look behind to see how many are still
following. Father may see ten, but he only needs one absolute person.
So Father continues to go up and down, everywhere to allude him.
Sometimes he turns around and kicks that person so they will be
disheartened and leave. Father will continue until he finds one person,
not two. Since it cannot be a man and a woman then, which do you think
it should be? A man.
All men and all women have dropped away. But the one woman who
makes it to the end is clinging onto Father. Even though she must die
ten times or one hundred times she is still clinging. With that kind
of quality necessary, could an American woman do it? Women of advanced
countries like America, France, Germany and England are proud and
assert themselves so obviously they cannot make it.
This is the religion where the messiah brings men and women and
pushes them into hell. Should unification take place in Heaven which is
easy or hell which is difficult? [Hell.] Now you know the answer. Did
only your mouth speak it or are you very aware of what you just said?
What about America? It is an advanced nation. The living standard here
is very high. Typically Americans are well fed, well clothed and they
don't want to suffer. They want a nice life. American women always want
to go higher, so they even wear high heeled shoes! The kind of church
Father is talking about will bring them down to the ground.
You love what Father teaches but you hate to carry it out don't
you? Would those people who Father took through hell stay with him or
would they still sometimes leave? What if Father sends all Americans to
Africa to serve them like a servant It is a real practical problem, not
just for laughing at. If Reverend Moon had come and thrown many big
parties, even slaughtered a cattle to feed people well, what would have
happened? You know human nature. If people are used to good parties
they want better parties. They want to eat more. Even we can figure
that out So if the messiah goes the way of suffering is that smart or
not? Americans will complain all the time saying Father does this
because he is Korean, not American. Father is very sad about this. He
has so few people.
When Father spoke at Washington Monument, he proclaimed the Moscow
rally. At that time members didn't believe it or say, "Yes, we'll
do it!" No one believed it. They thought that Father was only
talking big. Fourteen years have passed since that event During those
fourteen years did Father live the way of the average American
Unification Church member or did he prepare every minute for the goal?
Were you happy to follow Father or did you complain? [One sister said,
"We didn't complain much."
Father answered that "not much" is still complaining and
that we should be absolute.] Is it funny or is it a heartache? Is going
to Russia a merry making event? When Father tried to advance to the
goal of all mankind did we push Father forward or put more weight on
Look back at what the messiah and God had to do. They had to select
the right people. They never give happy acclaim but teach us only to
suffer more. Is this a wise or foolish method? Are those who follow
wise or foolish? [Wise.] Do you say that to reflect on yourselves?
Everyone is blessed with a conscious. It can tell if you did right or
Reverend Moon is getting more and more famous. Everyone around the
world looks at him and sees hope. The whole world looks up to him and
eventually must meet Father and come to him. When Reverend Moon stays
in America people of the world complain, "Why?" If Reverend
Moon stayed in the comfortable country of America giving big feasts all
the time, only bad people who don't know suffering would follow him.
Instead, he has to find a country of low standing, the hardest country
to live in like an African nation or communist country where the system
put people in a miserable situation. Who would be a good candidate to
go to these countries? Americans? How many days would they last? Maybe
they wouldn't last three years. In America Father found that people
don't even say good-bye, they just pack up and go. This is really
contrary to the oriental way. This is something that even animals
wouldn't do, only the lowest kind of man. I saw this type of attitude
Do American men think about Fathers situation? America should feel
shame that Russia is now welcoming Father. Since Russia began the
glasnost policy, this is the first time a big event will be happening.
Father is bringing many people. A big group of people is now going into
their country. If the KGB tried to scrutinize all of them in the old
style it would take years. Now they have to believe in Reverend Moon
and trust in the people he is bringing. They will just stamp approval
on all who come with him. Does America believe in Father that way? [A
brother answers "Soon".] Soon is too late. Russia will be
elevated during that time. It is a shameful thing for America not to
recognize Reverend Moon for who he is.
One Russian close to Gorbachev, who read the Divine Principle
confided to Father that if we print thirty million copies of the
Principle and distribute it to all party members in Russia, especially
the young ones, the whole country will come around overnight He told
Father, "You will be able to educate more people in Russia than
you did in America and the rest of the world in the last forty
The American mind goes up and down. Look at the communist people.
They are always even-very flat Once the order is given they will carry
it out Americans never want to take orders.
Already one hour is gone and Father didn't even talk seriously yet!
Those who will follow Father the rest of their lives, raise your
When Father spoke to the Koreans only in Korean language did
Americans feel good or bad? [Good.] Really? Father sees it this way...
whether you rise or fall, succeed or fail, you have to go back home.
Either way, whether you are welcomed or not, it is the only place to
go. Whether Father has succeeded or not, the Korean people still have
to receive him, even though he has gone to prison. When Father goes
home, the Korean people embrace him, they don't ask questions. Korea is
the home to go to. Has Father ever spoken to the Koreans in America?
No. This is not a Korean church. Actually we are supposed to do more
for Father. Father had to give up all these wonderful Korean people.
Father had to ignore the Korean people and love America instead. The
Korean people complained. How much did you love Korean people during
this time Father was loving you? We became accustomed to only receiving
and never giving. Those kind of people will only go down. Father sees
the situation of the United States clearly. America has to work one
hundred times more to help the people of backwards countries like
Africa This is what American people should do in the future, for their
own sake. If Father makes slaves of Americans and sends them to work in
African countries, would you complain? American people have been
complaining, "Reverend Moon brainwashes and turns people into
Father is saying these things because as he contemplates going to
Russia he cannot help but think of what Russia and America will be like
in the future. The only way to save America is for American people to
go to Russia and serve the people there ten times more than they have
done. Father really feels this. That is why he is telling us now.
Father supported members of the church so they could get PhD's. Now
they think, "Father raised me to this level. From now on Father
will only treat me good. I will go high." Did you think that? I
know these guys think this way. They are slipping down.
Do you have a good or bad aftertaste from Fathers words? If you can
live up to them your spirit world will become one hundred times
brighter than now. Have you American men loved Father or disliked
Father? Which one more? Loved.] It is easy to say, but have you
So, the conclusion is clear, there is no hope here in America. Can
we find that flower of absolute value here in America? Can we find it
in the Capital Building or the Empire State Building or in the Hudson
river? Do they have absolute value? The land can only be the object not
the subject. Only the subject carries absolute value. Can American
people have absolute value? You don't even know what it is.
Absolute value has been existing thousands of years. It is here now
and will go on for eternity. It never changes. What about
Americans-are they better characterized by changing or unchanging
qualities? [Changing.] They are changing morning and evening. Americans
love to joke and
laugh. Is their joking real or fake? Americans like the
"lite" way, not heavy. Have you ever seen Orientals laugh
like joking Americans? No, they laugh only when their minds and bodies
unite. Americans don't care whether their minds and bodies are one or
not. Their minds and bodies separate and still they laugh. They do the
same in action. To say such a thing, does Father love or hate
Americans? Yes, Father loves Americans but is very ambiguous. Father is
still trying to find one American who he can love. What if Father
doesn't find one? Will he leave or stay here? Using the same criteria
as God when God trusted Father and gave him many tasks, Father is
looking for an American he can trust in the same way. [One sister
raises her hand. Father asks, "Do you have brothers and
sisters?" She answers "No". Father asks, "Are your
parents still married?" She answers, "They divorced".
Father goes on.] Father has no intention of relying on Americans or
telling America that they should be responsible for the world.
Father had high expectation in talking to Korean audiences. Koreans
are willing to venture their lives in order to gain something. When
they understand the will of God Father expects them to do more.
Millions of Koreans came to America, are they like by Americans? No.
Father gave the direction to build churches for all ethnic groups.
Which will be the biggest? Which will have the most people, the blacks,
Orientals or WASP's? This is the time to reveal. Those who support and
love Reverend Moon the most will become the biggest. Father feels the
mission will advance much quicker by focusing on ethnic groups rather
than focusing on white people with a high standard. They are so
arrogant. They will only do so much and no more. This is what Father is
Anglo Saxons will not be superior, but all races and minorities will
be in an equal position. It is quite possible that even a small
backward nation which knows suffering will win this race because they
understand God's heart more. This is Fathers direction before Father
goes to Russia. Once you have four members from the minority country
you are from, form a church.
In Washington Father now has the Press Club which 6,000
corespondents gather at. Father will open the way for them to connect
to their own country and support them. The media center building will
house a broadcasting station. Through this center in America, those
former leaders of other countries can speak to their own country.
America is the only Protestant nation. It is the only one so it is
Abels nation. All of Europe was dominated by Catholicism which is
Cain. A variety of races gathers here for reasons of faith. Abel means
brotherhood. Now there are big problems in America between white and
black. How can they be solved? It is against God and brotherhood. No
official leader can solve this problem. No matter how much power it
has, America cannot solve its own intemal problems. This is most
serious. The Unification Church is a precious place isn't it? American
people have been against me and this church. The Bush administration
can never solve the drug problem. Only Reverend Moon can protect this
country. Now American people understand this and say, "Please
Reverend Moon don't go home."
[Father speaks in English] American Unification Church members, how
can you go to other places? You have to make a good course. American
cultural background is strong way. Do you want to go the easy way or
difficult way? [Difficult.] You always eat hamburgers. How can you
change that habit? It is not easy. Korean people like to eat kim chee.
It is not easy to change. All the time you lived on Satan's side, all
through history. Those roots are deep. Is change easy or difficult? It
is most difficult. Men cannot do it. Only with God and Father combined
into one is it possible to change. Unless you change and turn yourself
upside down, you cannot stand in front of God.
Now we know. This is what Father did here in America Look for
suffering and go that way. Father always scolded you to change even to
an impossible degree. It is the only way for American members to change
and to be recognized by the world, by Satan and even by our own
Father. Father is the example. Satan is following us. If we go the
easy way, he will always be there. Satan is proud, self centered and
wants to go up. Fathers course was to go down. He took persecution
from the religious world, governments, communists and everyone else.
Father is creating a new value center at the lowest point. The rest of
the world cannot figure out what is happening. The things they thought
were valuable aren't anymore. They don't know what is valuable
Even God will value this place Father has created absolutely. If God
Himself is absolute everyone wants to come connect to Him. That would
be a nuisance. There will be no separation. Even in love there will be
ups and downs, like electricity which flows in a wave. This is also
the rhythm of walking. Even God Himself needs a value center which He
honors. God has a mind and body. They don't become one automatically.
Centering on something His mind and body become one. That is the center
which both His mind and body will receive. Does God need money, power
or knowledge? No, but He still needs true love. Even God's mind and
body will separate without true love. So at the origin of the universe
was God or true love first? That absolute mind and body becomes one
through absolute love.
How about you? Do you need true love? We are the cause place. God
becomes one centered on true love and after that I become the result
place, with my mind and body becoming one. Then God and man can become
one centered on true love. God and man achieve a vertical unity
representing spirit world and the physical world. The horizontal
existence has the pair system.
As soon as we perfectly unite in the horizontal way, the vertical
line automatically comes in and connects. This is the universal
construction system. That is one couple, the universal ideal. Spirit
world is only working on a vertical
level. The physical world is horizontal. Centered on Father, all
members make this vertical connection. There is a pair on the vertical
line (God and man or Father and members) and on the horizontal line
(within the mineral kingdom there is positive and negative, in plants,
stamen and pistil, in animals, male and female and in human beings, man
and woman.) Also mind and body are a pair.
Everything is united in perfect unity at the center of absolute
value. All exist in duality. Adam and Eve and children meet in the
middle. When love is consummated there is thunder. Everything becomes
connected. After that things return to their own place, but them come
again to the center to the meeting place. God, Adam and Eve meet in
that center and their offspring are born there. God, Adam and Eve and
children all want unification. It can be achieved only at that center
Now at that bottom place, Father and Mother dwell in perfection. The
whole world is being drawn down. From that low point our momentum can
move us eighty percent of the way up to God automatically. God pulls
us the rest of the way. We need to reach this point of eighty percent
before we feel the living, breathing love of God.
When you are in love all power will concentrate at that point.
Afterwards you will feel energy go away. So love is like breathing.
When the rhythm time comes, no partner can deny it but has to go
True love is eternal, it is not temporary but goes on forever. True
love means absolute, unchangeable love. God's true love is eternal.
Mans true love is eternal and woman's true love is eternal. So when man
and woman come together their love should be eternal too. Don't you
want that? Their love moves like a giant spiral, circling into the
center and then back out again. Their love moves in this orbit but
never gets too far away from the center where God comes to dwell. The
movement spirals in then back out. Children are born right in that
center. Reproduction only takes place in the physical world, not in
the spirit world.
We need both the vertical and horizontal world to gather pairs
together. Vertical love will flow straight only when we have true
love. Husband and wife are horizontal. God and children are vertical.
Perfection talks place centered on love, so you need it. Have your body
and spirit come together completely? No. So religious life and
sacrifice are the training to bring it about. We need to have a strong
deep root to make that unity.
Become a true love individual, then man and woman can come together
as a true love couple. Only then can true love children be created. We
now know clearly why God created us. God plus man plus woman plus
children equals God's family which is an eternal family. No one can
deny the loving couple. If someone denies them the world will kick him
When God created, He invested everything for us who are His love
objects. We are willing to risk our lives for true love. This is just
like God who risked everything, investing His all for His object. God
invested absolutely everything in creation so we want to do the same in
loving our spouse. We have to invest in making one object perfect. The
fact we have result means there must be a cause.
If we say woman, it means we are already thinking of man and vice
verse. The fact is that women exists for the sake of man. Women won't
complain about this kind of purpose. Neither women nor men are born for
A true love center is a man standing in the place of God. That is
why woman is created smaller. Man has the seed of life so man is the
American families are now reaching Satan's terminal point. Women are
the center of American families. America lost the most precious
thing-true love. The Unification Church way is the only solution for
America's problems. American women are living for themselves-this is
Satan'' kingdom. God's way is opposite, living for the sake of others.
That way the center becomes bigger and bigger. Satan can't touch that
kind of place.
We are born for the sake of our spouse. You can only be loved by
your brothers and sisters after you have loved them. The problem is
always "me", no one else. We have to correct everyone who
doesn't have a true perspective. You have a flower of love which
belongs only to your husband. God gave us the biggest ambition in order
for us to occupy the world. True love is the ambition of everyone.
With true love you can even change the inside of a prison. Father
changed Danbury completely with unselfish love. An official recently
went to Danbury to research Reverend Moon's stay. Many prisoners and
prison officials told how the atmosphere had changed while Father was
there. Three months after he left it went back to a terrible, fighting
The universal true love embrace is even bigger than Gods embrace. Do
you women think your breasts are for yourself The owner of your breasts
and hips is your children. What about your sexual organs? Do they exist
for you? No, your husband is the owner.
Free sex is completely opposite from the original way. There has to
be a sexual revolution made in this country or there is no hope. Teach
Divine Principle and a true love perspective.
Ex-Moonies never forget Father. They remember the taste of true
love. While in Danbury Father got phone calls and letters from four
axmembers who made a plan to help him escape and go to Mexico.
They arranged a helicopter and cars to take him there.
The Unification Church can only make the unified way with true
love. Father taught you clearly so you have to take responsibility
now. That is your job, not Father's. This is more precious than
anything else. Reverend Moon wants a new breed of people. You don't
want to hold onto the most precious thing that you own. You want to
wear it on top of your head so that all can see it. God wants to
display his most precious thing and sit it on top of His head. That
most precious thing is true man. There is nothing more precious to God
than true man. The best thing He has and can think of is true man. For
man the most precious thing is woman and for woman the most precious
thing is man. For man and woman together the most precious thing is
The true love combining God and man is the most precious in the
universe. It is the beginning and ending of every conclusion, every
cause and every result. For God man is absolute value, for man God is
absolute value. For both, the center of absolute value exists when God
and man combine. True love centering on God plus humankind equals the
absolute value flower. This is the highest pinnacle. God says,"I
exist for the sake of absolute value." Man says," I was born
and exist for absolute value." When both answer this way the
flower of absolute value blooms and spreads the most beautiful scent
The flower of absolute value content is true love. Father knows the
joy and purpose of this absolute value so he doesn't care if he is
persecuted. He wasn't persecuted for himself but for the sake of
April is here, it is now springtime. Now you know the crux of God's
love. Those who promise to create this flower of absolute value, raise