Attraction

Hyo Jin Moon

March 19, 2006

Belvedere


Here are my notes from Hyo Jin nim's speech Sunday 19 March 2006. I am a poor note taker and I feel disappointed that I missed writing down many things because my writing is slower than Hyo Jin nim's speaking. These at most convey some sense of what Hyo Jin nim said and are not a verbatim record.

Joe Kinney


Rev Compton welcomes Hyo Jin nim and asks everyone to offer a 1/2 bow.


Good Morning, Please be seated.


Another day of judgment.


Today I want to talk about attraction.


A lot of people are attracted to different things. You have to understand what you are attracted to.


What are you attracted to: the physical? Mental? Spiritual?


There is always a conflict about what you are attracted to.


Everything should have some eternal connection to mind and spirit.


If you don't you are going to be lost.


If you are lost then your children will be lost.


You must talk to your children about what you are attracted to.


Don't talk for the sake of your self. Talk for the sake of someone else. (For others)


What about physical attraction, Good looking people?


People are attracted to good looking people for the sake of power and money.


If you look at social networks, power and money rule the day.


It's effective. People in the world desire good looks, power and money.


Then there is intellectual and creative attraction, attraction to virtuosity in music, or to engineering or technology.


Finally there is attraction to spiritual things. Spiritual attraction has to have eternal value. That inspiration is of eternal value.


Goodness defines what is eternally great. You have to find it. Sometimes you can see it in the actions of a little child.


Things of this nature will always resonate always have eternal value, even after you pass away.


If you have those things, then what will you do with it?


Do you have something that is attractive?


On TV people use a lot of attractive things to sell stuff.


Elections are coming up soon. The politicians will try to make themselves attractive in order to get elected.


But is it true value behind this attractiveness?