May 28, 2006 7:00 am Belvedere, Tarrytown, NY
Here are my notes from Hyo Jin Nim’s speech Sunday 28 May 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
All welcome Hyo Jin Nim and everyone offers a half-bow.
(This time I looked at Hyo Jin Nim when we bowed and I saw that he also does a half-bow to the audience.)
Some people have commented that my talks have been too short so I will try to speak a little longer today.
If I can’t give you something, then I don’t want to speak.
It’s a gift…(long emotional pause)
When you have to talk about stuff, there is so much chatter in the world that you have to be a dragon slayer.
To slay a dragon you have to know what the dragon is.
The dragon is the multi-media. Unless the media fragrantly breaks the law the media can say just about anything.
There is nothing in a free society that affects people as much as multi-media
They don’t sell refrigerators, or shampoo, or clothing. They fundamentally sell people.
Why do you think that I was so influenced by Western Society when I was young? Its because the multi-media has such powerful influence.
Even if you are born without original sin, you can still fall. What do you think happened in the Garden of Eden? The multi-media has so much influence.
If it can happen in a primal sense, then it can happen in reality.
Then how do you deal with that monster?
You have to know who you are and what your limitations are.
If you are so dedicated that you are ready to sacrifice your life, then you can change the world.
The rule is to follow your conscience, but what does your conscience tell you?
It tells you the basic stuff. It tells you the least that you must do. It doesn’t tell you the most you can do.
Your conscience also tells you about inheritance.
What is inheritance?
You have to grow beyond your stuff. The main thing that you have to inherit from God is eternity.
What does your conscience truly teach you in the end?
It allows you to appreciate some other something that is in front of you something that is supposedly like you.
You might not like the way that I put it…
You have to try. The struggle will never end, not as long as I’m alive.
It seems to take a long time because we have to address the essence of this stuff, original sin and fallen nature.
Before you can get into dealing with your selfishness you have to separate the extremes. (of subject and object)
We don’t know how to define what a neutron is yet nothing exists without it.
It does not matter how arrogantly that you try to project yourself pretending that you have all the answers. Without understanding the extremes you don’t know anything.
There is something inherent that brings man and woman together beyond our selfishness. Procreation and companionship.
If you are going to understand fundamental principles, then you have to understand these basic extremes.
Without this you have no strategy, no plan. You can’t be successful.
You have to understand the concept of objectivity. With out that even in the social world you will be a criminal.
You have to understand your own range, your limitations. Are you within the range of normality?
You have to figure that out. That is your problem.
Do you get angry when other people try to gage your limitations?
The other aspect of conscience that you much accept is inheritance.
I know someone that that has let the life-style of luxury change them. They live surrounded by luxury and they allowed their character to be changed because of that lifestyle.
One of the greatest addictions is power and money.
When people in significant positions hang on to things and don’t let them go this causes problems.
100 years ago people used to wipe their rear end with straw but obviously things have developed.
So we have more conveniences now, but what have we accomplished. Did we get rid of fallen nature?
In 10 generations it can happen. I believe it. I had to go through so many things just to be able to say these things to you.
(Hyo Jin Nim becomes tearful)
What you see is what you get. It is my struggle, not yours. But it’s OK. It will end well and I take peace from that.
You give and you give and you forget that you gave. You always have to think about the worst case scenario. Then you die.
Still I control it, nobody else.
From audience member "Is there anyone who has already passed on the really inspires you?
You (audience members) inspire me.
The only reason that I started doing this is that I lost my son.
I was blessed and started a new family. That helped a lot.
From audience member "You mentioned conscience relates to inheritance, what do you mean by that?
If you have children you want to leave them your money.
For God inheritance is an absolute responsibility. So God must absolutely inherit his love to us.
There is nothing else greater.
What is the difference between Man and animals?
Man can inherit God.
Animals can inherit you.
I don’t like to travel because places never look as good as the post cards and travel posters. America has so many beautiful places. It’s like America hogged all the beautiful spots.
How many kinds of problems do you have with your conscience? Fill in the blank.
Think about that so you won’t think that you’re so great.
You need to be more (objective) like a son not like a Father. The time when you can be objective is when you can learn from your conscience.
If God didn’t love you, He wouldn’t give you a conscience.
Your Original mind and your conscience is almost the same thing.
In the end we can win. I really believe that.
The difference between a murderer and a normal person is only paper-thin. You just have to know how to deal with your reality.
You might fanaticize about doing many crazy things, but you have to separate your fantasy from your reality.
Know what is right!
Whether I like it or not…
Do you like to be appreciated? So does everyone else under the sun.
Any more questions?
May I go now?
May I be excused?
See you next week.