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A Harmonized Mind and Body

Hyo Jin Moon Hanmadang Sports Festival: Main Address August 23, 1992

Today, I would like to offer my deep appreciation to God for allowing me to open the 8th Hanmadang Sports Festival in Korea, our religious fatherland.

I am especially and deeply grateful that our True Parents, the founders of the CARP movement, are here today to encourage us. With our whole hearts we appreciate their presence among us.

In this year of the 1st World Culture and Sports Festival, it is deeply meaningful that the CARP rally, as part of the festival, opens centering on the Hanmadang Sports Festival.

In the Hanmadang Sports Festival, the youth of the world can show off their hopes and dreams for the future, which are expressed by God's ideal for the creation, in a beautiful, international forum of unity and harmony.

If the mind and body of man had truly reached completion without any Fall, man would be a temple in the service of the infinite God. Our very existence could be united directly with God, and with God's parental heart, and all people would represent God visibly as complete, holy individual beings.

However, because of the fall of the first human ancestors, we became sinful descendants whose body has become subject over the mind and whose sinful mind has become subject over the good mind, which is the cause of all corruption and immorality.

This has also caused us to become friends of evil and to a further extent it became the cause of unrighteousness. The problem of everything has come from egoism, from centering on oneself. From this, social, national and world egoism have evolved.

Finally, egoism has been split into communism versus democracy, theism versus atheism, and idealism versus materialism. As a result, the whole of human culture has become centered upon a corrupted body and on domination by force, bringing war and the abuse of human life.

People have become uncivilized and dehumanized and their actions have even become a most fearful force against themselves.

However, since the beginning of God's restoration providence, people have always been eager for true freedom and true peace, and they are sick of such a disordered society, longing for true order centered upon new hope and true love.

Now, the world of God's ideal will be the enlarged form of an ideal person who is unified in mind and body. If the mind becomes a subject of goodness, it can give clear direction to the body. Therefore, if our minds become the subject of goodness, we can build the ideal world which the world has always desired in its original human nature given by God.

The wide community

Through the Hanmadang Sports Festival, we can achieve the original harmonized mind and body, enlarge our experience, and build the world of the new order centering o