Hyo Jin Moon May 27, 2007 7:00 am Belvedere, NY
Here are my notes from Hyo Jin nim's speech Sunday 27 May 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: www.canaanstation.com/ To see two of the projects that Hyo Jin nim is working on log on to: definingmoment.tv/ and definingmoment.eu/ 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)
What do you want to inherit? (From Audience: True Parents tradition)
What else? Everything is in there right?
Do you have any particular things? (Blood lineage)
Blood lineage… Come on help us out here! (True Love)
True Love. Out of the things that you've said what is the first thing that you can actually handle?
What can you actually handle? True love, love and lineage, True Parents Tradition, what can you actually handle? Or do we have to be more particular?
Well then, let's be honest. If you're going to find an answer you have to make the question relatable to you. It has to be rational to you based on your understanding or reason, your ability to reason. It has to be plausible initially Possibilities will grow in it and hopefully you can develop into it; and ultimately, in the end, you can find what you're looking for.
But even the question itself has to be relatable to you, otherwise it's irrelevant and you'd might as well just watch talk shows (on TV). Talk shows seem like they're relevant, but in the end they become entertainment. You get hooked on that entertainment and they drag it on to increase the production value, and it becomes more and more frivolous.
That's the nature of the way things exist in the multimedia realm. It can start off with some serious stuff but the whole purpose of it in the end is production value.
So how many times do you need to regurgitate the basic stuff? And if you tried to even find an interesting point of view, perspective, it becomes more and more difficult and you're just pressed for time and cut corners.
Once people start settling in on certain things, a lot of times unless you're always "feel the heat" so to speak, you'll settle down. Settling down means nothing other than just trying to find the easiest way to maximize whatever gain that you're looking for. That's about it.
So when you talk about inheritance, what do you want to inherit? Why do you go to church? Why do you want to believe in God?
Before you talk about inheritance, let's talk about the reality of what people do with an inheritance. You see a lot of struggles right? Especially when folks die or whatever, they fight over what ever has value, in terms of what, monetary value.
Survival, if you're a cave man a long time ago prior to us being a little more intellectual, living out there was a struggle. Sometimes it was very violent. You had to deal with the environment; it was harsh, was brutal and goes in cycles regardless of your needs. You have to go out and gather and hunt or whatever, so you can survive.
And many times it's just like what you see on the National Geographic Channel, when they showcase the animal kingdom. It's brutal; it's very violent. Civilization teaches us that, OK, and however stupid it might be to some people, violence can exist as a last resort. We accept that premise. Some people might vehemently disagree, but that's in the minority. The majority agree, accept, and embrace that concept. And unfortunately that's reality.
So when you talk about inheritance, what is important, what is of value to you, is there anything that you really want to be violent to inherit? And what causes violence when it comes to the core of inheritance? What triggers that thought of violence? You say "I have to act upon it somehow, as my last resort. I have to claim my stake." What is so worth committing violence for?
You can teach people to hate, even religion can do that. And they can justify it simply because the cultures and how they interpret the relationship between God and human beings, humanity, in such ways that sometimes, as a last resort, you can commit horrendous stuff in the name of God until you defeat your enemy however long it takes. Because, they too, want to inherit something. They want to inherit the divine eternal life centered on God, in His blessing, in His glory, and eternally be peaceful, live in joy and happiness forever for the mere sacrifices however it is done. Most likely in violence because you think that you can inherit all that stuff.
And you teach people. There are people who teach people that that is how you inherit God's eternal love.
What is important to Capitalism? What is the definition of a capitalist? Let's say that we're agnostic or atheis