Love

Hyo Jin Moon July 2, 2006 7:00 am Belvedere Unofficial Notes: Joe Kinney


Here are my notes from Hyo Jin nim’s speech Sunday 02 July 2006.

My writing speed and ability to convey what was actually said are limited.

These at most convey some sense of what Hyo jin nim said and are not a verbatim record.

Joe Kinney


Rev. Eric Ersting is the MC and says "Lets all welcome Hyo jin nim" and everyone offers a half bow.

(Hyo Jin nim does a half bow to the audience; he brought a small notebook and opened it on the podium.)


This week’s topic is Love.


This past week some elder member came and asked for counseling about marriage and such. He was struggling about his marriage.


Every time you go to church some how you have to talk about love because everything else sucks!


I’m going to try to talk about love.


Individually we all have three basic propensities, physical, intellectual, and spiritual.


Somehow you have to figure out how to manage and control these three propensities.


Of the many problems we face dealing with these three propensities is the main cause. Dealing with other people exacerbates these problems.


So then how do we go about managing these three propensities?


The number ten is the number of perfection.


If you break down formation, growth, and perfection each into three stages then three stages of growth plus three stages of formation plus three stages of perfection plus one for completion equals ten (3 + 3 + 3 + 1 = 10).


Life is about controlling these phases.


If completion is ten stages then we have to manage ten stages.


There is always a standard.


On the formation level you have to overcome body (physical) mind (intellectual) and spirit (spiritual).


The stages go like this:


Physical, physical Physical, intellectual Physical, spiritual


Intellectual, physical Intellectual, intellectual Intellectual, spiritual


Spiritual, physical Spiritual, intellectual Spiritual, spiritual


Perfection


Look at those ten stages as having to be repeated three times, once for body, once for mind, and one for spirit.


So finally you have to go through about 30 hoops. (steps or stages)


Even when you go through the first ten steps this is just completion of the formation (or physical) stage.


You are just ready for conjugation.