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Hyo Jin Moon

December 17, 2006

7:00 am


Here are my notes from Hyo Jin nim’s speech Sunday 17 December 2006. My ability to convey what was actually said is limited. These, at most, convey some sense of what Hyo Jin nim said and are not a verbatim record. Hyo Jin nim’s website is: To see two of the projects that Hyo Jin nim is working on log on to: and

Joe Kinney

Jack Corley is the MC.

All welcome Hyo Jin nim and offer a bow.

(Hyo Jin nim bows to the audience as he approaches the stage. He places a small notebook on the podium.)

Good morning.

The year is almost at its end.

How are you doing?

People say that there are patterns in everything.

Life is learning patterns. There is a pattern in the universe starting with the physical universe and obviously dealing with our lives.

Through religion we are trying to understand a kind of relationship and patterns that bring us closer to God because that is the search that we are on the path of. Anytime you take a course of faith and because of religious faith, it’s a commitment that lasts a life time in understanding how things work.

When you talk about patterns you start defining formulas and learning the intricacy if there is more to be learned based on a cursory observation of the depth of the formula.

It’s a commitment that pretty much will last everybody’s lifetime. I don’t know if there is a guarantee that we will understand all of it.

Why? Because I don’t think you can know the faces of your grand children when you don’t have them yet, that kind of stuff.

You know that there are a lot of treasure hunters out there. They know that the diamond is somewhere underneath the ground or they go for a sunken ship treasure and they know that is somewhere under the vast ocean. History is riddled with people trying to find civilization’s riches. You know that there have been a lot of tragedy’s along the way just to achieve that kind of status.