Hyo Jin Moon November 17,1991 Belvedere. New York
Good morning. Today I have chosen a question as my title. The title of my talk today is "Do We Want To Be Molded?"
Do you like to be molded? Do we belong to a certain mold? There are society molds and many different categories of people's behavior. Whether they like them or not, people have certain molds put aside so they can easily and quickly identify certain behaviors and people in general. Unfortunately, throughout the past we were "molded" into an organization disliked by many people.
Somebody gave me a magazine called Christianity Today. It's a monthly journal of religion. They had a review of the book, Inquisition. Apparently the two people who read it and reviewed it were very much impressed by it and the detail that the author revealed. They were both impressed by his development of the case, ultimately stating the injustice of Father's incarceration. These two critics acknowledged that they were impressed with Inquisition.
One of the writers is a person who has criticized us many times in the past. He is a great skeptic who didn't like the church but apparently he has changed his view after reading the book But they both acknowledged that we are enormously unpopular. Why are we enormously unpopular? Certainly when we look at ourselves we understand the value of our work. We understand why we need Principle. We know very clearly and our work benefits the world and society. Everything that we do, everything that Father does is absolutely dedicated to changing the world for the better.
Even if they are not religious, people recognize this is not an ideal world. We want to create an ideal world where there is perfect harmony and peace and everlasting happiness. We have absolutely dedicated our physical resources and human resources to bring about this ideal environment. That is clear. Everyone here recognizes and understands that, so why have we been molded into this un-ideal, very disliked people? That is what I want to address today.
Let's look at the term mold. What does it mean? Someone who is picky about words may not like the word mold. So for those who are choosy with words let's call it matrix. It is something within which something else is developed or originates. That's the definition according to Webster's. When you look at the earth for example, this is a type of mold, isn't it? Within this structure, things originate and develop. What is structure? Structure is the arrangement of elements.
Within this whole 'earth matrix', things come to life and develop and that process is perpetuated as long as the matrix stays true to itself. Heavenly Father had a certain plan and we understand what that plan was. Another mold was introduced into this creation process and that caused an interruption. Heavenly Father wanted only a certain mold to exist. That would have allowed a precise result. He wanted to make sure the matrix He initiated stayed true and didn't lose its integrity. The fall occurred when another mold was introduced into the creation process. Man had to be within a certain mold and grow and develop within that matrix, but Satan provided another matrix which caused man to deviate from the original love matrix intended by God.
From the beginning, man was introduced into surroundings that held the potentially conflictive possibility of becoming two different things. If something is to last forever, there cannot be any other elements which conflict with its existence. You must negate the possibility of introducing a second thing into an environment where you expect a singular manifestation, but from the onset there was conflict introduced which created two different possibilities.
The thing about it is, within this matrix, so many different things exist. just within the environment of the earth, there are so many different things which are generated and become whole. Even within the love matrix, that possibility exists just as we see, on earth. Things can happen. Things come to life in various ways and forms. We all differ in certain things and have unique characters even in respect to creativity.
For instance, let's say three of us are assigned to create something about Father's life. One person might have a talent in music, one might be an excellent poet and another in graphic design work. Whatever it might be, they may differ slightly in the way they manifest their creativity. So if I give that theme to these people who differ in their talents, an the results will be different. I may praise my love, devotion and respect to True Parents with my musical talent and creativity. That would be completely different from an illustration. So people don't lose their variety or uniqueness when you put them into a certain mold. It's not like that. Think about it. We are all unique. We all understand Principle and we all understand who Father is and why Principled relationships are so important to create an ideal structure. In order to create an arrangement there has to be certain organization and order. We understand it exists for love; for the sake of creating an ideal world of love.
Based on this ideal matrix, once we put ourselves autonomously and independently into that mold, and utilize our different special abilities that we all have, the things that we create will be different. We can create so much variety and beauty. God had a specific plan, I'm calling it a mold. Within that mold or plan, man was to create a certain environment. For example, a ceramic cast has a certain environment. When you put things into it, they will be molded into that shape. When you introduce different elements, like different types of clay, it will get different coloration. We are more diverse and complex than just a ceramic mold, it is only an analogy. What I'm saying is that God had that specific matrix in mind when He initiated the creation process and introduced man into this picture. The fall occurred when some other matrix was introduced which interrupted God's plan. It was tainted. A foreign, impure element was introduced into the environment which should have been existing uniformly centered on Heavenly Father. The foreign matrix made it impure, disturbing the possibility of creating an ideal world. That is why the world is what it is. More and more Satan is trying to create a conflicting environment; therefore, he constantly introduces more molds into our lives, making them more chaotic.
In order for us to restore and regain what we have lost, we have to find a way to create an ideal environment or ideal mold. The reason we became so unpopular is because we didn't have the ability to create our own mold. We really didn't have sufficient ability to create our own ideal matrix.
Life can exist within earth's atmosphere. Without it things will die. There is a physical matrix necessary, you can't deny that. But we are not just physical beings, we are also spiritual beings. We are also intellectual. So obviously if we need a physical matrix for the physical body to survive, we need a spiritual matrix and intellectual matrix as well. That's what I've been trying to get to. We need to create those kinds of elements in order to create an ideal world. We need to create the ideal environment where things can exist harmoniously.
So how are we going to create this? We need a process. Education is an important thing. We must create a certain structure of intellectual progress. The foundation of that is the Principle. We have Principle, but we have to understand that like all the things which exist on earth and act in certain ways there must be created an intellectual climate where things can act in the way of the ideal form. Spiritually too, we must create an environment where we can act ideally. Reaching this and having the ability to control the conditions so that things can grow ideally is a tremendous task. However, it is necessary.
How can you act spiritually ideal? You have to recognize who Heavenly Father is and you have to recognize, through Principle, who True Parents are. Then, position yourself with respect to their presence. When you understand these fundamental things it gives you the foundation in which you can act ideally within this spiritual matrix. You must create the kind of environment where even intellectually, when we discourse and analyze, we follow principle. In what way should we analyze? What conclusion should we come to when we analyze all the struggles that go on, for instance, in the animal kingdom? I like hunting, it is something I do whenever I have the chance. I see animals fighting during rut. Males try to beat the others down so they can breed. Viewing that process through the eyes of a selfish person (let me put it that way to simplify things), it looks like a selfish struggle. But through the eyes of love, it's a struggle to create a more healthy gene pool within the deer population. Healthy deer are better able to survive in the conditions of this environment. With a weak gene pool, most of the deer would die off during the winter. They will freeze because they are weak.
The process of love is a struggle. Many times it involves sacrifice. When you look at the male deer fighting from the point of view of love, it is dramatic though it might be too graphic. Some people might not like it, but t is an illustration of love. Love sometimes needs to shed blood to realize a greater goal. Certain things have to be sacrificed for the sake of a greater outcome. So I think all these things are a manifestation of God's creativity.
Based on the right intellectual matrix, we can see this process not as a selfish struggle, but as a love struggle. Having that kind of understanding creates a mold where we can ideally come to a certain conclusion and that is very important. Once we realize the goal of creating an intellectual, physical and ultimately spiritual matrix, we can create an ideal world. That is the conclusion. That's my speech.
I tried to stretch it as much as I could, but it all comes down to creating that ideal environment and creating an ideal relationship. When I look at all the guys who work at Manhattan Center, I see everyone trying to pitch in more and more. Even Kenny, he used to run the elevators, is now getting into drawing and writing children's books. He is making puppets and he wants to make a Muppet show. He's trying to do something. I read his stories and they're fine, they're good. We need things for children. We need something for teenagers. We need something for you guys.
Everybody is trying to pitch in selflessly for Father. They understand the importance of the blessing that they have received and they want to earn it. That is one's portion of responsibility, the desire to earn, to fulfill your five percent responsibility. You have to do it. How can you set yourself aside from past humanity, from all your ancestors? You are given the opportunity to be with Father at the present time. This time will only happen once, it will never reoccur. You see so many things are happening all around the world. People are saying, "Father is doing this and that. Father is doing political things, he is getting involved in economics and religion because he wants to justify the theory he made up."' But that is not true. He absolutely believes in Principle. So do you, so do I. We believe in Principle. In order for us to successfully complete the course of restoration, we need certain conditions. We have to lay a condition of indemnity. We have to do certain things that will satisfy the ideal matrix and plan of Heavenly Father.
The fall itself was not planned. God didn't desire man to fall but it happened; therefore we have the restoration course Gratefully, through the restoration course, we can be saved; mankind can be redeemed because God has the ultimate power. He is the creator so He has to fulfill the creation process absolutely. God has that last right. That is His prerogative. Satan can interfere and prolong this perfecting process, however, God will realize His perfection. He will lead us to the place where we will dwell within the ideal matrix of God. You're willing to follow. More and more people take the initiative to allow others to understand. That means we have to reach the point where we can change and influence the environment. The more people become able to influence the environment the sooner more and more people will come. We must take control of the environment. Those are very strong words, but they are true.
People develop in a mold, so we must recreate a mold where we can ideally develop ourselves. That is the bottom line. We have to take charge of that from now on. That is our future. Before Father went to Korea, he said we must take initiative in controlling the environment. We must have dominion in creating an ideal environment. In other words we must create an ideal matrix.
The Bible clearly states you're not allowed to worship idols. Through Jesus, God told the disciples they must worship Him. So Jesus is the sole idol. The reason God did not allow other idols to be worshipped was because other idols represented something other than God. Why did God allow Jesus to be worshipped as an idol? Jesus, the idol, represents God. Other idols represent fertility and all sorts of weird things. They represent just one element of the whole creation, but Jesus represents God, the creator of creation.
What is our responsibility? I might get some flack for saying this, but I want to become an idol maker. We have to become idol makers. I want Joe Longo to go outside with his funny looks and become an idol to lost teenagers. When they idolize him and in turn, he idolizes True Parents, who are they idolizing? True Parents. So respectively, I want you to become an idol in your own field. We even have to restore idol making! You represent all different walks of life. You came from all different places. Father brought you and he melted you and he remodeled you again. So now you are an idol which Father has created. You can now be reintroduced into wherever you came from and become an idol of God to the people around you. That much you've got to do on your own.
Playing the guitar certainly is not a simple thing. Mastering the guitar is not easy. Just imagine mastering more difficult things. It takes tremendous effort. You have to find something that you are capable of, with which you really believe you can bring about results in a short period of time. You have to really invest.
For those who are interested in the areas of sound, audio, visual or literature, print communication, I want to create something that you guys can really be involved in. That is what I want. We can eventually take charge of all the things Father has created. How unfortunate it is that Father has invested so much money to create the Washington television center for instance, and only a handful of blessed members work there. It's shameful. Less than five percent are church members. It's the same story with the Washington Times.
I mentioned that Christian magazine before. Sixty million people read that magazine. Think about that. Why couldn't one of us have written that kind of book earlier? Why did it take someone else? Nobody likes putting oneself down. What I'm saying indirectly is that you didn't do your responsibility. Nobody wants to be rejected to a certain degree. Like I said a couple of weeks ago, you must learn to like rejection. While we are developing and becoming perfect, we must learn to accept rejection. We have to reject ourselves too, in many ways. In order for me to offer the best thing for Heavenly Father, I have reject many other things. For me this 120 song condition is very important. For me this is just beginning. I need that condition. Once I lay a substantial foundation on some level, I feel I'll have a link with spirit world in my own position for that foundation of substance. Once I restore sound and words, image is next in line. I'm going to finish that condition by the end of this year. I originally said next year, but I'm going to try to finish by the end of this year. I'm almost finished with album number nine and I'm going to start album ten as soon as it is finished. Then I'm going to get onto video and other things. I know it's going to flow and happen. Once you make that kind of foundation of substance, it will flow.
I try to make something good for you guys. I could make ten or twenty crummy songs every day, but I won't do that. At least try your best within the given time. You have to reject many stupid ideas and not intense enough ideas. You've got to reject them. When you play guitar, you have to play faster and faster. If it is slow, reject it. That's boring. Every riff has to be different.
Please try to understand what I am trying to say. The bottom line is that we have to create the ideal matrix. As it exists in the physical world, we must create it in the intellectual and spiritual realms., most especially in the spiritual realm Once we can accomplish this, I know we can change this world. Everybody can work together. All your creativity, all your results will be absolutely centered on God and True Parents. Nothing will be wasted. Think about that. Once we can control the environment, all that energy, all that effort can be used to create a certain large result; one large uniform result. Think about the consequences and effects. The implications are great. That is what we have to do. Then we can change the world.
I need more people who can run the camera, make programs and make documentaries. I'll have the facility by the end of this year. We have the biggest audio studio in the western hemisphere. You can do anything. I've got eighty four channels. I can hardly ever use all those channels but I have it. If someone has an idea how to use them, you can. We have all digital television and video production, including pre and post production facility. I'm buying a lot of different cameras. You can make all kinds of different programs if you have the ability. If I had people who could do these things, I could make more programs, Father could have more influence M' the world that would affect society and environment. That is what we need.
We have to think big, not just think of knocking door to door. That will take millions of years. Television -- that's the thing. And newspaper. I call the communication medium a nerve system. We have to take control of the nerve system. That is how the body functions. If the nerve system is screwed up, if the information doesn't get relayed to all the parts of your body, then you are crippled. I've said it enough, you know it too, but do more. Find what you can do. Can you write? Are you skilled at organizing? Then lay that into images, words or whatever. Art is just symbolism. What is poetry?
Let's say you write a passage where you relate Father to some form of light. You create a symbolic relation between things. That's what poetry is. You can ask yourself, what kind of light is Father? Is he an intense light? A warm light? Is he a light that you see right before the dawn? Is he a fading light? You can even try to reflect all Father's different emotions into different light forms. If you like that, by till means do it.
When I write music, I think of what state I'm in at the moment. Am I angry? Do I want to create music that will knock people on their butts? What kind of intensity do I want? How can I relate all my frustration at all the things that should have happened but didn't, through music? I want to relate an intense frustration, an intense repentance. Why do I feel repentful? Because Father should have more, God should have more. Father shouldn't suffer all these things that for whatever reason caused him pain. We must repent intensely.
Music or any kind of art form is a harmonious relationship made up of ideas. It's a subject and object relationship. Father is a light and you try to find symbolic relationship to the theme that you have and make it work. Let Father be the light of all things. You can relate to that by using certain symbolic references.
This is just an example, but do you understand what I am saying? Do something that can move people, that can perfect people.
I'm really trying to get excited to speak to you guys. Honestly, it is pretty boring. And it's frustrating. Anyway, I'm going to keep it short today. I stuck to my theme today, so before I start blabbing on other things, I'd better stop.
I hope that you can use Manhattan Center to change the environment. You are welcome to it, it's yours as well as Father's. You have to respect and be grateful for all the things that Father has done. I'm very aggressive, but Father is never like that, even though I know he is even more hot tempered than me. He is very intense. Without having that kind of intensity and that fire I don't think any man could survive what he has survived. But even when he is speaking to you he is really sacrificing a great deal. Think of all the frustrations that he is feeling.