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What Do You Want To Love?

Hyo Jin Moon April 29, 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.

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

Good morning.

Let's talk about love.

What do you want to love? (Hyo Jin nim waits for an answer)

Say Something! (Laughter)

What do you want to love? (God)

You want to love God, what else? (Everybody)

I guess this is the kind of answer you'd expect in a religious setting, right?

What about people who are not religious?

What do you think that they want to love, money, fame, power, beauty?

And so I guess we all have our definition of love. It depends on a kind of tribal reality.

The particulars are obviously stressed.

That's kind of the basic difference in that make it difficult at times to unite everybody because a lot of us all around the world based on that kind of reality, tribal reality, what we value as love, the concept of it, it varies.