Hope

Hyo Jin Moon October 28, 2007 Belvedere, 7:00 am


Here are my notes from Hyo Jin nim's speech Sunday 28 October 2007. 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. To see projects that Hyo Jin nim is working on log on to: definingmoment.tv Joe Kinney



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

Hyo Jin nim bows to the audience as he approaches the stage.


Good morning (Good morning)


Is everything okay with you? (Yes)


Hey, long time no see; good to see you. (Addressing one brother)


Do you have hope? (Yes)


Hope in you? (Laughs) Hope in humanity? Hope in the future?


I guess hope means something that's going to be better. Right? For all of us; right, all of us; not just me. Because hope has a greater range than just self awareness or self existence. Okay so..


There are a lot of doomsday sayers you know, apocalyptic stuff that they propound on to a religious community based on revelations and stuff. It's based on a dream-state kind of babbling.

Because what you see is what you get. That's what you see.


When we can see it, we can change it. That's the nature of mankind. That separates us from any other creations in creation. If we can recognize something, in absolute, we can change it because we have that control.


That is the greatest blessing. We have that control of that absolute as if we are a Divine creator. So when it's absolutely, undeniably obvious and in-your-face, everybody wants to be good; not everybody wants to be bad.


"Original Mind". Put those principle words aside. People want to be good in the end. How can you deny yourself the change, the opportunity, the better, that you can have when you know that this kind of stuff is in your face?


Of course you can see the horrible atrocities that people can commit to each other in a maximum range. In terms of degree, it's maximum. You can't go beyond this; you can't do more evil. Men can't do more evil to each other. And it's apparent, and you see it every day on television and stuff, internet or whatever. Thank God for the multimedia. Right?


Once we can recognize our wrong, that's when we can truly change. You have to truly understand your wrong to truly change.


So why do you have hope? I see hope in my youngest kid. He's a bug, you know, because he's little and just slithers around on his belly all over the place. It's a bug. To me it's a bug. It's not human yet. (Laughter) And the little bug will turn into a monkey and start to somehow turn into a human someday. (Laughter)


Well he is a little bug and so independent; if I drop dead tomorrow, he's going to make it. So that's hope for me. That's not to say that I plan on dying tomorrow. I want to see that little kid grow up and see him make little bambinos and. I want to see it. You never know. That is what I wish. You take it as it comes. But that's a hope for me.


And you go to a third-world country and just a little thing that you give to a poor child and you see that face light up. That's a hope right there. You can do a ton of that stuff.


Many times it's that subjectivity, that we all have, that clouds us about the visions of tomorrow. Why do you want to take something that is so cloudy and dark when you can also choose the opposite? You make that choice. That's the problem. You're subjective.


Individual responsibility means that you have to make decisions sometimes and that sometimes, the decisions that you make, can screw you up. Why? Because it starts something; it starts the wrong cycle of stupid thinking. And who are you going to fault for what you have done? You can't fault anyone other than yourself in the end.


So even when you come to objectivity, you can't always just be objective. You have to have some kind of center and finding that stuff is difficult. How do you balance your subjectivity and your objectivity in balance and have that center. Because you know it's that stuff. You will feel up; you will feel subjective; you will feel objective. You will naturally have that kind of rhythm.


But how do you balance that stuff? Sometimes you force it; sure. But beyond that point, without you knowing, you have that natural rhythm, but how do you balance it? So that's why you have to find that center.


I don't know what your limitations are. I don't because everybody has limitations. Your lim