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Hyo Jin Moon June 3, 2007 7:00 am Belvedere, NY

Here are my notes from Hyo Jin nim's speech Sunday 03 June 2007. 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

Rev. Andrew Compton is the MC. All welcome Hyo Jin nim and offer a standing bow.

Hyo Jin nim bows to the audience as he approaches the stage.

Good morning. (Good morning)

Let's talk about maturation.

How do you want your children to grow up to be? Before you talk about yourself.

There are a lot of kids here but…

Before you talk about what's right and wrong, what's good and bad to children I think that you first have to understand what kind of reality they have to face, their reality, because they'll be in it, not you.

For instance, I could send my children to the nursery here where they glorify Father and they could be in that kind of environment, but once they start to go to public school there is no such a thing.

The Glorification is somewhere else. That's a problem. And they're living in it, not you. So if you think about that reality, because the reality is what you have to deal with to make growth.

You have to learn something from it, know how to control it, manage it, and ultimately transcend to the next level, because there are many levels in which you need to overcome; you need to understand first and overcome so that you can finally say bye-bye to this world and prepare yourself for the next one.

And many times the language is a barrier. The language the parents use to speak to a child who lives in that kind of environment is foreign. You expect them to rise up to your level, but there are times when you need to step down. You need to understand their reality. You have to understand their reality, what they're going through within their reality.

Before you talk about good and bad. To them what's cool and un-cool, what's smart and stupid is more important.

In the end you want to teach your children something and to give them something, but they have to be in a position to receive it, otherwise they'll never get (understand) you.