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What is Love?

Hyo Jin Moon

February 3, 2008 7:00 am


Here are my notes from Hyo Jin nim's speech Sunday 03 February 2008. 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. To see 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.

How is everybody? (Good, good morning!)

Good morning.

When you think about love, what is love?

You will die for love or you will kill for love.

It can happen, right?

When you really love something, it makes you want to die for it; at the same time in the extreme opposite, you will kill for it.

That's what love is. Right?

And everything that exists under the Sun pretty much has that extreme stemming from it.

Why is it like that? -- Why is it like that?

Is it for you, or it's me; it's that stuff. It's that struggle; it's that basic struggle. (From this point Hyo-Jin-nim speaks with much emotion and tears.)

I'll die for something, or I'll kill for something. It's that stuff.

It's "we" or "I" because when I'm dying for something, it's