Hyo Jin Moon April 28,1991 Belvedere, New York
Inheriting Gods heart and True Parent's heart is the way we can liberate ourselves from Satan's bondage. When you look at the cause of the Fall of man you can see that man was in a passive position to be influenced by Satan's temptation. Passively being the object of Satanic influence caused the Fall of man. Ideally, God should have been the one in the position to influence man to act according to His ideal will. However, the Fall occurred because of Satan interfering in the affairs and the action of man. Man is the primary reason the Fall happened.
Understanding that notion, the first thing we have to do in order to restore ourselves in the course of restoration, to rid ourselves of this fallen satanic lineage, is to completely reverse that position under which man has put himself. So by having a subject to influence mankind in a way opposite to the Fall, man can be reinstated to his original place. There has to be someone in a position to influence mankind. That must be realized first. In the course of restoration you must have a figure who can influence fallen man to ultimately change the course of history, thus change themselves also. Having that central figure is very important in the restoration course. Why? Because due to a satanic presence and influence, man chose, through his own volition, the course of Satan. However, having to rid ourselves of this fallen lineage we first must find some being other than Satan to influence us, to help us pull away from the course of fallen man's history, attitude, perspective and way of living. We must have somebody other than Satan to change and redirect us, to give us a new bearing in our way of life, and change our way of living.
When you look at the Principle, the important thing is overcoming the conflict of Cain and Abel. It raises the importance of subject and object relationship. What I am trying to stress before I go any further is that in order for us to separate from our fallen nature, we must have a subject. We must have an ideal subject and object relationship. In every aspect of our lives, having that ideal subject figure is the way that we can separate ourselves and physically lay the condition of indemnity. That is very important. We have to lay the necessary condition to rid ourselves of our fallen nature.
How do you go about doing that? Because the Fall itself was physical, we must have some physical manifestation to rid ourselves of this fallen human presence. We need that ideal subject and object relationship within our lives which can be the condition of indemnity ultimately to substantiate ourselves in our own individual restoration.
Normally we don't have that kind of perspective. Most times that subject and object relationship is a burden to us. We must separate ourselves from that old way of thinking. Satan wants us to be exclusive. He doesn't like the idea of inclusion. Obviously he did not want to be a part of God's whole idea or plan of creation. Knowing God's plan he thought of his position as worthless compared to other positions. He had an individual preference to God's plan of creation in this specific area. He did not realize, did not grasp, did not inherit the whole ideal. He had a preference for just a certain aspect of it. Based on that he drew himself larger and larger. He excluded himself from God's ideal plan. This whole notion of exclusion from the ideal plan is the key factor in separating mankind from Heavenly Father. Satan always tries to hold onto that key aspect and, in a way, it is his utmost abused weapon. He utilizes this weapon in every aspect of our lives.
Going back, to rid ourselves of this fallen nature, we must first start with an ideal circumstance. We must erect an ideal circumstance in which we can separate ourselves from Satan and create an ideal relationship with Heavenly Father. To reach that goal we must start by creating that ideal relationship of subject and object within our lives. It is that important. We have to separate substantially from the satanic way of life and satanic influence -- Satan's lineage.
The key lies in having that ideal relationship. Ask yourself, "Do I truly value that kind of relationship?" If you don't, you still have a long way to go. I'm telling you, that is the first step. It is the beginning of your ultimate liberation. Your liberation lies in accepting the ideal. principled relationship of subject and object. So when Father gives an assignment, everyone is object to that. Everybody is object to the subject. No one is excluded. Even God is an object to love. In order to become an ideal being we have to realize the value of subjectivity as well as objectivity. God also realized that. Even though He is the subject of all humanity and all the creation, the ultimate subject, He still realizes the value of being an object to love. Although He is the absolute subject, He also wants to become the absolute object. Within Himself them is the existence of an ideal duality of subject and object.
In order to attain God's true ideal of love, you must possess that quality of ideal subjectivity as well as objectivity within yourself. That is the first step from which you can ultimately realize the ideals of God. Everybody has certain positions. Within the church there is a certain order and that is very important. How else can we attain unity? Knowing the value of this ideal subject/object relationship that we all have to possess (that ideal quality of possessing subjectivity and objectivity) we practice in our lives and try to unite with our central figures, the people within the group to which you belong. You try to unite based on that understanding.
Many times difficulty comes because you assess that relationship physically. We rely too much on external perception, our physical senses. Because we rely so much on that, we overwhelmingly emphasize it and our lives literally are dictated by our physical senses. We bring conflict onto ourselves. Try to gain the perspective by which you can overcome what you feet externally, and allow your spirit, with the Principle standard, unite with the spirit which ultimately wants unity of the whole. Let's try to follow that and do away with our external perceptions. Based on that kind of effort we will realize eventually an environment where even with our physical senses we won't be influenced. We won't be led into conflict. Because through our efforts everything else will be erected in a proper way. Things will be manifested according to the ideal plan of God.
Because we are in a course of restoration we have to recreate the ideal. Perspective literally lies within one's self. The vision of the ideal environment, the ideal world, has not yet been manifested but it dwells within our own consciousness and spirit. It exists within the inner body of humanity. In a way that is a difficulty that we am facing. Although we're living in a physical world being influenced by physical things all through the day, all through our lives, we're trying to bring out something that lies within. At the same time I cannot really see and touch the reality of the future. That is the difficulty we are facing. You can't avoid accepting that idea when you accept the notion of the restoration of mankind. We have to create a new world. Do you think we can create that out of the old world? No. It lies within the ideals of mankind. This world is manifestation of the evil of man not the ideals of God and mankind. It is the other side. So we must seek within and avoid what has already been manifested. Seek within to find the ideals of God because they have not been manifested. Look within yourself.
Do you understand what I am saying or do you think this is just wishful thinking? I can compare myself in the very beginning and now. You don't feel so intimidated by my presence anymore. [Laughter.] In the past you felt a little uncomfortable, a little strange because sometimes I'm too forceful. In a way, I'm grateful that everyone is trying to rethink and understand my words rather than just look at what I present to you externally. You are trying more to understand the essence and meaning behind the words that I speak. I really appreciate that. I'm grateful that you are trying to do that. That is the first step on the path by which we can understand Father's heart.
To completely digest Father's words you really have to invest yourself 100 percent. You literally have to do away with your physical body, your external senses. They have been formed in un-ideal surroundings. Many of the things that you rely heavily upon, assessing, comparing, and evaluating, lie in a domain with which you really shouldn't tamper. In a way you are left in a dilemma. You need a certain standard by which to evaluate, yet many things that you have acquired through your life are not really worthy of that task. I understand the difficulty.
Inheriting God's heart is truly the way we can liberate ourselves from Satanic bondage. When you look at your selves the most important aspect of man is our ability to create. That really separates us from the rest of the creation. I feel that ability is really essential in this course of uniting with and ultimately attaining Father's heart. It is important that we have imagination for instance. Let's take Father's life for example. Father has gone through many difficult courses. Most of you know something, but no details, about Father being in prison. Father suffered a great deal, physical torture and a great deal of physical and mental suffering. But the way he overcame all those things was in a way, very simple. He relied on his imagination. When he was at Hungnam the food ration was meager. Meager isn't the word. He had to work ten hours a day. Men worked in a ten man team and their daily quota was to fill 1600 sacks of nitrogen fertilizer. No matter what, they had to finish that quota in order to receive food. But that food ration was just half the size of your fist, a mixture of cereals like millet and barley. It was very meager food. With that food ration Father had to work that strenuous routine day in and day out. He lived like that for two years and eight months. Every day he had to fulfill that quota. Of course if he didn't fulfill it he didn't get anything to eat.
There are so many things that I am trying to include in a video project that I am doing. I'm trying to explain some things in a little more detail so you will at least know what kind of things that Father had to overcome. You need a good point of assessment. You need some kind of ideal by which to evaluate yourself. You need a good example.
So this is what Father had to deal with. In the beginning Father realized his responsibility. He had to go through the course of indemnity because of the failure of man. So he had to put himself in the frame of mind that, "I have to face this course of the cross. I will face unimaginable suffering, so I will accept this suffering and whatever more I may have to bear. I will try to bring the suffering onto myself to prepare for the task to come because I must put myself in a frame of mind where I can ultimately overcome any kind of satanic obstacles."
So when he received his small food ration, in the beginning, he cut even that ration in half and he gave it to the others. He thought, "I must put myself through this kind of rigor. I must try to overcome the utmost difficulty regardless of the circumstances. I will even try to bring greater suffering onto myself. So many people have died for the sake of God but failed. If I am to fulfill this ideal will of God, then I must test myself to the ultimate limit. I must stretch myself."
Based on that idea, Father cut his ration in half and started giving to others. He imagined that what he was eating was much greater than those who died of starvation. After he lived through a certain period of indemnity giving away half his food, after seven days, he started consuming his own food. But when he started doing that, he imagined that he was receiving twice as much as before. He did all these things through his imagination. He tried to overcome that difficulty through his imagination. He felt that he was receiving much more than what it was in reality.
When he was carrying that person on his back he tried to compare himself to . . . it's bothersome sometimes to think of some of the people who were with Father in the beginning. Anyway . . . many of you have seen those pictures of Father carrying Mr. Pak. He was carrying that person across the seabed a distance of about six kilometers. I'll try to tell you later the circumstances surrounding it. I'll try to explain it in the video. He had literally to carry this person even though his own physical condition, just coming out of prison, was not good. All through his time in prison he utilized his imagination, thinking.. "I must overcome no matter how difficult it is." He gave himself inspiration. He relied on his imagination to see that his work was incomparable to the kind of suffering God was facing. He really tried to think about God's heart and tried to visualize the suffering of God. Based on the visuals that he created with his imagination about God, he overcame all those difficulties, even when he was carrying Mr. Pak. Of course it was physically difficult; he had just come out of Hungnam prison, living under those circumstances for almost three years. Obviously, he was not in shape physically to carry anybody for that long distance, let alone across a slippery, muddy seabed. Try to put yourself in that situation. But he thought to himself, "I'm not carrying a man, I'm not feeling this physical pain." While he was carrying this person he tried to think about God's heart. He imagined, 'This load is nothing compared to what I must bear in order to complete the mission of restoring humanity. This is nothing compared to what I must face later on." Based on that idea, relying on his pure imagination, Father drew a pure rationale to help him persevere through all kinds of hardship.
Ultimately they reached their destination, but couldn't find any boat to travel down to South Korea and he had to walk back carrying this man again. He had to travel the same course again. It's just unbelievable that anybody in that situation, indebted to a person in that way, would ever forget their gratitude. But this person, he rejected Father later on. I guess he couldn't bear the persecution that he was receiving from all around him. He couldn't take it so he left. That's the course of Father. In a way that is the essence of his life. Over and over. People who were to assist and support Father rejected him because of their own individual lack of understanding.
Through these difficult times Father relied on his imagination. He believed in the ideal world. He believed that what he imagined would one day come true.
We have to do the same, because telling oneself that "I will take the responsibility" is a very important thing when you understand it personally. Why? Even when Adam fell, you could blame Satan's temptations or satanic influence, but even when he fell and was cast from the Garden of Eden, he shed tears but not for the sake of God, only for himself and the loss of his own position. He blamed Eve and Eve blamed Adam, they blamed each other. They didn't want to take responsibility for their own actions, so, they blamed each other and they shed selfish tears. That is another aspect of fallen nature. Man used creativity -- his imagination -- because he imagined Satan's temptation to be greater than God's commandment. Based on that stupidity, what did Adam do? He started blaming Eve for his own selfishness and fallen mistake. He didn't take responsibility for the sin he committed himself. That was one cause of the fall, and we have to restore it. That means we have to go the opposite way. Use your imagination to unite with Father and God and be responsible. Don't blame other people. I don't want to blame anyone for what I've done, I blame myself. I'll take all the flack. If the second generation goes wild because of me, I'll take responsibility for it. It would be my fault. I'll say it straight. That's the example Father is trying to teach us.
In order for you to be true children of Heavenly Father you must inherit Father's "All" and that is it. "Father I will use my own ability in a manner that will ultimately unite with you. At the same time I will be a responsible person. I will not neglect my responsibility or blame others." Do you understand what I'm saying? That's the kind of thing that Father is trying to teach us. Anything other than that I believe is unnecessary.
Now we have this idea to seek unity at one's own convenience. That is the American way of seeking unity. That is wrong. That is not the way. If you really want to change the American way of living, if you really care for America, you really have to live for the sake of others. When you shed tears don't shed tears, for your own pitiful self. Start shedding tears for others and ultimately try to shed tears for True Parents and for Heavenly Father, for all they have done for you. In the future we will create an environment when just by breathing and living we will be inspired by Father's works. That time will come, however it is not yet here. We have to rely upon our ability to create the ideal within ourselves. We have to rely on that for now.
Father mentioned after coming out of Danbury that we have to unite with the second generation, that it was time for the second generation's course, for them to take an active role in the course of restoration. In every situation, in all circumstances, Heavenly Father must have an Abel figure to intervene in mans affairs. There has to be that presence. We are in Abel's position in terms of looking at all Christianity and the religious world. You know the end of Father's forty year indemnity period is coming. The time is coming for the second generation to work. The reason Father is stressing these things is that now the Abel position within the church is being transferred towards the second generation. That is why it is most important. Speaking from a worldly point of view, the first generation has acquired greater experience and understanding of the world. However, God does not rely on that fact alone. He must choose an Abel figure. In every stage there has to be a union between Cain and Abel, restoring the ideal subject and object positions. It is important for the Unification Church to unite, so there has to be an Abel figure. There has to be an Abel body within the church itself. That is why Father is saying, "You first generation must unite with your children." We as a body, as a church, must go out and influence society, the nation and ultimately the world. if we are to do that we must first become a solid, united Cain and Abel body. And who will take the position of Abel within the church to realize that ideal body? Abel is the second generation's position. The first generation is in the Cain position. That is another thing that is important: realizing the value of that subject and object relationship. Because the false choosing of a subject and object relationship caused the fall, we must redeem and make reparations for that circumstance within our lives, within our own living situation. So with whom will we unite as a body of the church? We must unite with the second generation.
There is another important task that lies ahead of us. I stress that we must take charge. When you read Father's speeches you'll see Father stresses many times that we must ultimately restore the environment. For example in volume 32, page 94, he stresses the reason that we can't really separate ourselves from our fallen nature is because the satanic environmental pull is greater than our own will. At the same time our desire to unite with God is less than our desire to fulfill our own needs. That is no good. Our will is not strong enough to live up to the expectation of our spiritual self. It is not strong enough to unite. The pull of the physical environment is so great that we can't break away from it. This is blocking us from truly being able to develop as ideal people. Restoring the environment is an important thing that we cannot neglect.
When you understand this, you'll see we need people who can give us living guidance, the kind of guidance that can affect our lives. There are many ways in which you can approach this. Everything, all the possibilities have to be touched and ultimately attained to gain the proper guidance for mankind. This is a key to restoring the world in the future. We must have it now, within our grasp. For certain reasons we are cutting funds on some of the projects. Father wanted them to become autonomous in terms of their finances. Father did not cut them off completely, but he has reduced their budget. So we have to start taking charge of all the things that Father has made. We have to have Abel people who can take care of all these things. Just one Abel man alone cannot run these things. We need bodies for physical influence. If you want to influence a society or nation you must create a body worthy of creating a certain trend of influence. That is very important. Your responsibility does not just lie in doing the things you are normally assigned. You should expand and try to do more., You need to understand more about Father's life because obviously you're not doing it on your own. So somebody comes along and makes a video and gives it to you. You can lay back in your reclining chair and look at Father's suffering course. Somebody has to take responsibility. Don't just say to yourself, "Somebody else will take that responsibility. It's got nothing to do with me." With that kind of attitude do you think we can restore the world?
How is it physically possible to unite the mass of humanity centering on True Parents? How will it be physically possible without you all acting in accord with True Parents, with the same commitment, same conviction, giving the same kind of effort, sacrificing in the same manner. Without all these things how do you expect to connect the rest of humanity to the True Parents? There is no way. Sitting in your home, doing your own thing, trying to overcome your own difficulty is not adequate to reach even the minimum standard. We really have to do more. We really have to understand the importance of gaining influence over the environment which surrounds us. Step by step we have to educate people. And people like you have to wake up and start taking responsibility more and more. Start doing things on your own. "Let me fill those shoes, let me be the writer or whatever." Our existence is that there am so many things to do and no time.
Time is my enemy here. I have so many things to do but I can only do so much within this time. When I'm sitting down organizing things for this project or that, it is very difficult. We really have to be more creative. Being creative itself is in a way the greatest challenge. When you're creating, even when you're organizing something tangible, something you can see and touch it is difficult, but try to arrange something that does not exist and try to bring about a certain arrangement amidst reality. It's very difficult. When you're creating songs, they're not tangible. You can't touch them. They're there, but it's unreal. You have to find it and somehow organize it. Juxtapose it in your head and based on that realization you have to try to realize it physically. You want to actually implement it in the end. That is very difficult but we have to do that from now on. More and more we have to be creative. We really have to rely on our creativity in changing the world. That is the key. Just as Father has envisioned the ideal world in difficult surroundings, we must do that also. Our duty is to properly propagate Father's words and vision. Through our substantial body let the rest of the world visualize the ideal world of Father. That is our responsibility, so we have to be creative. Of course the concept lies in the ideals of God themselves, however it's not being manifested yet.
Drama is very important. We have to dramatize what is ideal. Movies, television programs, documentaries, whatever, we must utilize all these things so that people of this fallen world who have no idea of God's will can see for themselves the possibility of the ideal world. All your creativity is very, very welcome in the future. So think about that when you look at, I'm probably just heading off course now, but when you look at the universe, scientists say that the universe is a big sphere and that it is growing. It's constantly growing. The universe has a boundary yet the boundary itself is growing. Wow! When you think about that there is the concept of love. Within love them is a boundary. Why? True love itself is a particular thing. It is individualized so to speak. This body is constantly growing. What is fueling this constant growth? Procreation. The ability to propagate, that is fueling this humanity. The wealth of true love. Do you understand what I'm saying? Just like the physical universe itself, within that boundary, within the spectrum of true love, there stand True Parents. We will eternally grow. We'll have this eternal possibility. The eternal concept of love lies within that boundary. That's the creation, the physical world. In a way that's cheap philosophy, but it makes sense doesn't it?
How then can you invest in this ever growing boundary of love? You have to use your true creativity or imagination. To let it expand to greater and greater fields centering on True Parents. Let people of the world see that. That is our duty and obligation. Knowing what people like, should we avoid it? No. We have to try to utilize everything that we have within our means to further Father's work in a very limited time. How long do you think Father will stay in this physical world? Of course I'm digging down into that kind of low music world or entertainment area. It's very low society, the lowest level, but somebody's got to own it. I wish everybody could really see the need to do that, to get in there and try to fix it. Make everything down there clear, clean it up. Because of all the stink, it's rising, it's coming up from below. Stink rises. Somebody has to go in there and get rid of all the stink. I didn't mean to crack at my own thing, but do you understand what I'm saying? We really have to try to do that.
Knowing Father's testimony, I know that Father really is creative. He is the most creative person that I know. I don't think I could put myself into that frame of mind under the circumstances in which he lived. I don't know, because I never was in that kind of situation. Maybe I could, but not; I don't know. But Father really utilized his ability, his imagination, his creative ability. Within those situations he could overcome the suffering and unite with Heavenly Father. Of course the desire was there to unite with Heavenly Father. That is what he tried to do and this is why he used his creativity. To give himself fuel and inspiration to overcome his physical situation. This allowed him to persevere through the hardship. But obviously that need and desire was there. Based on that desire he utilized these things to overcome the difficulty. That's what we got to do. We lack creativity. You're such numbskulls. You guys are lame in terms of creativity. You've got to be more creative. Father's now giving us the freedom to be more creative. Do you understand? In the past you could blame it on the course of restoration or paying indemnity, but not in the future. You have no more excuses. You've got to be more creative. We need creative people. Everybody go out from now, go ahead and take over everything. I want to create everything. I want to make an entertainment capitol bigger than Hollywood here in New York in the future. I'm really excited but at the same time I'm physically tired. But I want to let my excitement over whelm me. There are so many things I have to do, but I really try not to think about. I try not to waste my energy blaming this and that or complaining. That's just a waste of energy; you all know that. So cut off even the slightest possibility of wasting energy, okay? Set it straight and persevere even that little amount that you could spend on complaining for something more constructive than just complaining.
What I'm saying to you right now is degrading right? It should be. It should be degrading. So I will not ever say that again. I really wish that times like this we could come here and just read Father's words out loud and just go and do our own responsibility. Not for somebody else to come and tell you what to do, but just read Father's words and go out and do our own responsibility. I really hope that day will come. Some days I wish that in the future we won't even have to gather like this every week. We will be able to take care of ourselves and do what is necessary. When the time comes to gather, we will with no problem, however not to just become routine, but to really understand the essence of our gathering. Once we realize it, we won't need these kind of training wheel sessions, teaching us how to act properly. Father has said that in the ideal world you don't need to pray. Why would you need to pray? In the environment and everything else you would be united with Father and united with Heavenly Father. Going the course of restoration of course we have to pray, we have to rely on spiritual guidance because we're still mending the reality. We're setting the reality straight. We're making a lot of adjustments now. We're re-creating. That is why we have to rely on our spiritual guidance. However, once the ideal world is manifested, what do you need? Why would you need prayer? The environment itself is the ideal. Everything around you will be an ideal influence or force.
That's it! I'm finished. From now on I should make the service maybe just fifteen minutes or so. Maybe thirty minutes, how's that? Everybody would like that, I know! There will come day when we can broadcast our services to our homes and it won't make us lazy at the same time. When that day comes, you don't have to come here. So if you don't come here, I'll understand that you're not lazy. So have a nice week. By the way, Father is returning today [from South America]. The Russian delegates are coming, that is why he is coming back. And after meeting he will return. Everybody have a good week. Be more creative in your life, okay? Thank you.