Hyo Jin Moon

March 12, 2006


Here are my notes from Hyo Jin nim's speech Sunday 12 March 2006. I am a poor note taker and I feel disappointed that I missed writing down many things because my writing is slower than Hyo Jin nim's speaking. These at most convey some sense of what Hyo Jin nim said and are not a verbatim record.

Joe Kinney

Rev Compton welcomes Hyo Jin nim and asks everyone to offer a 1/2 bow.

How are you doing?

Another day of judgment.

Today my topic is Teamwork, which is basic.

People think about teamwork in different ways.

Day traders (on the stock market) share different information with each other.

Some people gather together at church after Sunday service to rally for a particular cause.

To every one of them teamwork has a different meaning,

We can have teamwork on the physical level, intellectual level or spiritual level.

For us the spiritual level is the main thing and every thing else is under it.

To us faith, spirit, the hereafter, and dying well is the main thing.

Controlling your life and living well before the inevitable death.

Everything we are trying to accomplish and every activity we do is about that.

Some things are so tremendous and difficult that you can't do them alone. You have to expand it to the family.

You need the support base of family as the most basic foundation of team work. Before we talk about independence and independent accomplishment we had rather think of building a team.

Some things are very difficult to accomplish alone. Because we believe in something greater, we need teamwork from those that understand spiritual things too.

You can't be a team player with the ulterior motive of being selfish. If you believe in the story of Adam and Eve and of the tree of live and the tree of knowledge of good and evil and the fall in the Garden of Eden, that's great but...

The Fall of Man is just the aftermath of being selfish.

That is the absolute truth.

How do you open hearts if you don't control (contain) hell?

Even if everything was done (accomplished) we would still have to go backwards. We still have to contain selfishness.

That is the basic principle that I understand.

How do we go about this? Where do we start?

What kind of community can we make to achieve that goal?

I don't know you that well and you don't know me.