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Hyo Jin Moon October 14, 2007 Belvedere 7:00 am

Here are my notes from Hyo Jin nim's speech Sunday 14 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. Hyo Jin nim's website is: To see two of the projects that Hyo Jin nim is working on log on to: and Joe Kinney

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

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

Good morning (Good morning)

On my last trip to Korea I went and met somebody; met somebody that I really didn't like.

I have my reasons, but I am not going to get into it for you, but I really did not like this guy.

He is, in every sense of the word, being snake-ish; that's about it.

But he is struggling with malignant cancer, so I went to see him. And I told him "Hey just drop it all" and he was repenting and was trying to say a lot of stuff. I told him "You don't need to say anything. Let's just end it here; forget it and move on, and I will do my best to find more of courage in me to forgive you"

When you think about time, how long do you think you're going to live? 100 years? Are you going to live 100 years 120, 200? (Laughter)

We all know that most people spend two-thirds of their life doing something other that work. Right? Most people sleep seven or eight hours a day. Right? (Snaps fingers) one third gone. (Laughter) You go from point "A" to point "B" and that kind of stuff, waiting, hygiene, eating, gossip, whatever, taking care of business, whatever, studying (Snaps fingers) gone!

Even if you live 100 years you've got about 30 years to work to try to do something.

What are you going to do? Why is the concept of time so relevant to us? It is literally held to our head like a loaded gun. And we're supposed to learn about eternity. Right? Love, eternal love.

How do you take something that has no time constraint and put it into the frame of time? That is the greatest paradox, isn't it?

So when you think about love, what do you think about? What do you want: something that lasts forever? What is that basic stuff?

To me time is about studying. It