top of page


Hyo Jin Moon

September 2, 2007 7:00 am

Belvedere, NY

Here are my notes from Hyo-Jin-nim's speech Sunday 02 September 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 Yeon-Ah-nim and offer a standing bow.

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

Good morning (Good morning)

What is the definition of power to you?

Who do you think is powerful?

What is power good for?

Lawmakers, they're powerful, right, generally speaking, in their idiopathic way. Do you think that they can be changed simply?

How does one become, let's say, a US Senator or a member of the House of Representatives? They have their own history and they know it. They are aware of every step of the way that they struggled to get to that position of power.

When you try to assert yourself, you do that because you're basically saying "I'm here." That's what power is. Right? "I'm here; I exist, and this is me. What do you want to mess with me?" Basically that's how it starts.

So how do you change somebody who knows exactly well how he has earned quote/unquote the power and become a member of the house of representatives or a US Senator?

And how do you change them? What kind of greater power do you need to transform those people? Is there such a thing? Do we possess such a thing? If there is such a thing, then how do you possess it? Where does it lie? What is it?

It can't be a miracle. Right? It has to be real.

So where is the true power? When God blew Himself up and started this creation process. Only He has that ability to divide Himself and literally create a counter action, a counterpart so He can reciprocate and start the creation process. We're just a by-product of that Divine ability.

We think that we have that ability, but I'd love to see it. If you think you have it, then blow yourself up and start creating your own universe! (Laughter) But we try ... in our head, starting with our head. I don't know how tangible it can become in the end, and actually make matters different, but you try. People do that all the time. That's why there are mental hospitals, and a lot of drug companies make a lot of money treating those people. (Hyo-Jin-nim laughs) and all sorts of stuff.

So, having said that, how do you change those people? How do you change those people who think that they are powerful? They know exactly what they want to do; they know who they're catering to. I have my faith. We all have faith. Right? Especially, in America, you have to have faith; you've got to have some kind of religious affiliation.

And how do you change them? When people come, they come because they think they can be helped, what ever their agenda might be, because they think you have money, access to money.

When I went to Africa, I saw a lot of incumbent African politicians that were attending the tour. Their assessment is based on whatever we have projected to them, and it looks impressive because this is America. A whole lot of things went into America. What do you think that whole lot of stuff was? A lot of sacrifices from a lot of people, but ultimately in the end, what did you build? What do we have to show for it?

And still, to this day, the symbolisms that we have, how do we keep it running? Can we maintain it ourselves individually, self sufficiently? You tell me. You should know as much as I.

That's as far as it goes; that's what they're looking at when you're in Africa. Not in America. Because all those people in Africa, they want to be president too, if they're just a member of Parliament. That's about it. There is no other connection; that's the problem. And how do you make that connection real?

How did those people become elected to begin with anyway? It's because of people like you, the voters. That's where the power is. They have delegated the power to those people in democracy. Right? People's power was delegated to those people to represent you because they need that kind of representation.

People need representation to make their lives greater so that they can focus on an individual level on taking care of themselves. And by delegating the responsibility to those representatives, hopefully, ideally, you're going to make their lives better. Individual's lives better.

Because we all struggle to find ourselves, but at a certain point in time, we choose that representation to expedite that process because it's necessary. Why? Because we all want to be happy.

Power is not there to.. "Arrrgh I'm going to use this power to punish you." It's not there for revenge. Power is there for what? Making love greater.

And when you think about love, what is love? The definition of love can be myriads of things that bring you closer, that brings you happiness in the eyes of God. Right?

That's the thing. You can be happy with all sorts of sick stuff, but that's not where power needs to be.

Sometimes you know; sometimes you have to kind of reserve your own power, because there will be a time, individually speaking, when "Hey, I'm going to feel helpless one day, someday. I'm going to feel powerless one day. I'm going to feel sick and tired of this stuff someday. I can't take it any more. I'm too tired."

If you think that you are powerful then sometimes reserve something for yourself, because you need that stuff. Nobody, nobody is that perfect.

Power just gives you a flash like the light of a firefly. It is just there to remind you of your existence in times of nothingness sometimes. And if you abuse it, you're an idiot. because you're not that powerful. You don't shine that bright like the sun.

You made that stuff (creation)? You think you can? OK! Go do it!

I believe that the thing that can bring people together, and informed together, and create communication, create the kind of basis in which there can be human give-and-take in real time, if there is such a medium, that is the thing, that is the kind of powerful thing that can change something. Change something like us individually. And that's what we need to focus on. Because we need to change something like us all over the place.

OK, I'll be out of the country for a while.

Why? Because I'm in the process of making a movie and I have started casting so I have to be elsewhere.

You've got to start somewhere right? You've got to start doing to get there.

But to me SOUND, SIGHT, and WORDS are important.

It takes time.

So I'll be away for a while.

I'll see you when I get back.


Alright, take care.

Taps podium twice

bottom of page