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.