June 4, 2006 7:00 am Belvedere
Here are my notes from Hyo Jin Nim’s speech Sunday 04 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
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; also I noticed that he brought a small notebook and opened it on the podium. I was told that this is the 2nd week that he brought notes.
How are you doing?
I’m going to be away a few weeks. I’ll be going to China and Japan. I have something starting (MCS China) in China.
I’m leaving today. Please keep this in your prayers.
Today I’d like to talk about loyalty.
I often hear that people say that, "I’m only loyal to my self"
In the so-called enlightened world here this often.
Let’s get into the meaning of this boring stuff.
Why would someone want to be loyal to something?
Why do we need loyalty?
What is loyalty?
Loyalty is a concept that triggers certain things like piety or forgiveness..
It makes us bigger than ourselves.
So what is the opposite of loyalty? Selfishness.
Loyalty is a right of passage that guarantees something not within my-self.
There is a Korean saying "that underneath the lap is the darkest place" that is you don’t see clearly the thing that is closest to you.
So we don’t care to pay attention to the idiotically simple things that are fundamental truths.
Loyalty is a sense of objectivity; a proclamation of receiving a subject into my life.
"I am willing to connect to something greater in my life."
Even God based everything on love and loyalty.
The almighty, omnipresent, omniscient Creator based everything on something as simple as loyalty.
So no matter what you have to deal with this.
Why would anyone want to suffer?
To understand life and love, you have to understand the up and down of wave motion. Anything that is real exists in waveform. It undulates.
That is the way in which all selfishness wil