Hyo Jin Moon May 6, 2007 7:00 am Belvedere, Tarrytown, NY

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

Rev Michael Jenkins and Rev Bruce Grodner are in attendance.

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

Good morning. (Good morning)

Does everybody want to be prosperous?


Do you want to be prosperous? (Yes)

In what way? (Laughter)

Money? Money way?

I'll cut right to the chase.

To me prosperity is a perception, a perception of how ones self thinks of ones self in contentment.

So when are you satisfied? Because prosperity equals satisfaction.

That varies. How do YOU see prosperity? Because it's a perception of how ones self thinks about ones self in contentment.

If you see today, like televangelists, people that are doing very well; they put on a great show. They package them selves very well and it's an event when you go there.

And an event has, I guess, a certain kind of appeal or expectation. For instance like on a commercial level, you create an event to sell your product.

In politics you create an event, make budget promises, and ask for your vote. (Laughter)

At times, in religious circles, you have an event and make a statement, make a proclamation of some sort, representing the Divine.

And it's how you use that kind of stuff to draw attention that makes the event highly successful or not. Right? (Yes)

And pretty much, that's how we communicate with one another on a larger scale. Otherwise it's one-on-one. You have to literally build things one-on-one.

And because of modernization we can afford that kind of large scale give and take using those kinds of situations, because we all have that kind of situational awareness of how things work.

Especially when people put on those kind's of things, they have certain expectations so to listen better to what the point is, and they'll try to hold you to it whether they're selling the right product (or not). And time will tell right? Whether it's a good politician or not or whatever.

Time will tell.

So however in the end what is all that for? Why is it necessary? You have to ask yourself, ultimately in the end, if we can find something that is universal.

What is that universality that we can all share in contentment?

And that's important. Because when you talk about being prosperous it's physical mind and body, and I guess certain people are stuck on a physical level because that's all they understand because I guess it might be environmental or whatever.

They're some people that are kind of stuck in the intellectual level. And they pretty much give their whole life in pursuit of creating that and getting greater and greater satisfaction in terms of their expansion intellectually.