June 25, 2006 7:00 am Belvedere
Here are my notes from Hyo Jin nim’s speech Sunday 25 June 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. Michael Jenkins is the MC and says "Lets all welcome True Parents, by welcoming our older brother Hyo Jin Nim who is representing them here today." 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.
How are you doing?
Nice to see you again; today I want to talk about leadership.
Let’s talk about what I experiences during my absence during these past few weeks.
It was interesting.
I did go beyond. Based on this same premise (purpose that I give these talks every Sunday) I did share with people that I normally don’t share with.
To get ahead that is what you need to do. (Go beyond your limitations.)
All I can say in front of you is what I feel. That’s the only offering that I can give. That’s about it.
I didn’t expect Michael (Jenkins) to be here today because I was planning to talk about him. It’s very uncomfortable to talk about someone who is sitting in front of you.
He took on the mission to become Unification Church President. Prior to that he had a successful business and he had other problems to conquer and issues to deal with. As he became president he gave all that up.
That attitude of sincerity and commitment is very important.
The purpose of whatever we are struggling to overcome today is to understand something great based on common sense.
That is enviable and admirable. It is enviable to separate yourself based on dedicating to public life.
That is beyond the ordinary.
If you want to lead that is what you have to do.
If you look at all the monotheistic religions they all have a certain aggression based on their confidence that they have the truth.
They have used holy wars in the past.
Moslems are still into this way of thinking and look at the Jews in Israel. Christians are the same, just a little milder. They still want revenge against the Anti-Christ.
There is no end to revenge and violence. It will never solve anything.
I am a violent person. I had to fight my way through school. I had to fight to hold onto my name. If someone would attack me because of my name, I would strike them down.
You want to make it on your own, right? That is the American way.
How can we communicate with those that still exist based on revenge and violence? It’s doable, but it’s like opening Pandora’s Box.
You try to do good; You say I followed father all my life.
When you try to do things and take care of a certain responsibility, it is because of you, not Father.
If you mess up, then it's your own fault.
Just tears alone will not wash your mistakes away.
People like me have no choice (but to be connected to father). But that having no choice ironically gives me freedom. That is the paradox.
"Do not eat of the fruit…" This command from God raised so many questions. Still you can’t get away with it. (Violating the command)
How do you define obedience? It is to be true to something greater than yourself.
Nobody has that kind of prerogative. (of disobeying God’s command without suffering consequences.)
Nobody wants to be a King. That is crazy.
My Father lives in a Fishbowl that is the size of a molecule, maybe the size of a neutron.
There are all kinds of people floating around him with all kinds of charges floating around and people kissing up to Him. Finally He is responsible.
People should understand and try to help this poor miserable man. (Hyo Jin Nim is in tears)
Let’s talk about leadership.
What makes a good leader? You want your leader to stand out front and lead the way; do or die, hell or high water.
If the cause it that important, then that is what you expect.
Any monkey can sit behind a desk and tell people to do what is seemingly right from a position of power and authority, but you have to lead so that the misery of the followers is not forsaken.
If I use bad language, I apologize and ask your forgiveness. That is sincerity.
Dedicating to what you believe in...You have to have some kind of dedication. If not then you are not truly sincere.
You really don’t care about anything but your self if you don’t do that.
You have to think, "perhaps I’m not as lost as that person. Maybe I can help that person.
If you count all your offerings or calculate your reward, then you are just working for your self.
I’m talking to those kids here, not just you old folks. You can’t base your life on this bla bla bla bla world.
"I know you want to be my brother." That is where it should start. Let someone else measure the time and count the offering. Fellowship is what truly matters.
I understand the importance of propriety. Don’t judge me if I ignore that sometimes. I can choose to regard propriety or not, but the core is what is important. Don’t make fun of me.
Let’s use the vertical argument. Your up and down is very small.
I don’t want anyone to be hurt or to go to jail for doing stupid things but if you don’t know then it can really hurt you.
How long can you persevere? We’re talking about universal value, to be someone righteous so you don’t fear judgment.
I’m trying to live a righteous life so that I don’t need to fear judgment.
I was a very optimistic little kid before I became the kind of guy that you see here.
I just want to stand here to fulfill the (responsibility of wearing the) shoes of (the man standing behind) this platform.
I don’t care what you think about me. I just want to come back here and give again next week. (Crying)
Do you have any idea how difficult it is to be a leader?
What you see is what you get.
See you next week.
Rev Jenkins says thank you and asks someone to say a closing prayer.
Dr. Chang Shik Yang Speaks.
Hyo Jin Nim, Hyun Jin Nim and Kook Jin Nim are supporting mother’s tour.
Now Kook Jin Nim is traveling with mother to a different country in the former Soviet Union every day.
Father is supporting from Korea. True Parents should have time to be together after the opening of the palace. This is a tremendous Sacrifice.
Now I want to invite all of you that have time to join Michael Jenkins and me for breakfast at the Eldorado Diner across from the old Tarrytown Hilton.