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Hyo Jin Moon October 29, 2006 Belvedere Notes: Joseph Kinney

My ability to convey what was actually said is limited. These, at most, convey some sense of what Hyo Jin nim said and are not a verbatim record. Hyo Jin nim’s website is: To see one of the projects that Hyo Jin nim is working on log on to: Joe Kinney

Rev. Andrew Compton is the MC. All welcome Hyo Jin nim and offer a bow.

(Hyo Jin nim bows to the audience as he approaches the stage. He brings a small note book and places it on the podium)

Good Morning. How are you feeling today? Are you happy? (Laughter) Let’s share about joy. When do we feel joyful, happy? May I ask you a question? When do you feel happy? Anybody want to share their answer with us? (Several audience members responded over the next several minutes. There were answers from spiritual and philosophical to very physical and a lot of laughter)

We could go on and on like this, but there is a theme in anything that we do in life, because it’s all about lessons, about knowing something. Knowing something gives you that joy; nothing else.

It’s up to you; you prefer a certain perspective in a moment in time. If you try to look at the reality of a die, that has six sides or six perspectives to it. In order to understand just the dice reality, you have to know those six perspectives.

Let’s say there’s more, a sphere and every perspective is the size of a pin head. Just to create a sphere the size of a marble you will have hundreds of perspectives. When you consider a perspective the size of a pin head, that’s reality; that’s where you start.

Knowing gives you joy. Oh I got a raise; I got promoted. It’s that thing that gives you the recognition from others. You don’t live alone and there is some counterpart in terms of your relationships whether it is divine or horizontal; it doesn’t matter. That knowing that somebody thinks I’m worth something that gives you joy. I got more money so I can buy what ever I want; I got a position that I think I deserve, because someone appreciates you.

Joy comes from knowing that.

Joy is knowing what God intended, religiously speaking, about your true self, because its only when you’re true to yourself, that you can truly understand who you are, that you can truly be joy-full. You don’t need anything else. That alone will suffice. And you can grow from there.

The way, the speed, the manner, the quality, in which you grow is up to you. It all starts from that because it is all about fulfilling the will of God. What is the will of God, creating an ideal world. How big, how much, it doesn’t matter.

Father has many children. I don’t think everyone of them wants to be elder son. I don’t think that’s proper. It would be absolutely chaotic if that happens. I don’t think everybody wants to be the younger son either. Even that won’t happen because you belong to something and if you do, you do as who you are, not somebody else.

In the beginning Father was accused of all sorts of things. People came because they wanted truth and they were getting fire. They were getting a spiritual experience physically. During that time the wife of the president of Korea was an American citizen, Maria Park. She was a devout Christian that accused us of all sorts of things because a lot of things were happening at that time. Young people from the highest educational institutions were joining in droves.