Hyo Jin Moon August 5, 2007 Belvedere, 7:00 am
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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.)
Who do you want to love forever? (God and wife)
Did you say garden and wife or God and wife? (Laughter)
God and wife, OK; that's a start. What else? Is there something else? (Kids)
What else? (True parents, the Messiah) The Messiah? (Yourself)
Myself? Yes you can love your self? (Laughter) You can try; you know people try that every day. (Laughter) You know they're trying very hard to make that work for the rest of their lives. OK. (Parents)
Parents, that's a difficult one isn't it? But, where did you come from? So, we have to know exactly, at least the basics of who do you want to love forever. You have to talk about that stuff before you talk about anything else.
So, you want to love God; you should love your parents forever; you want to love your wife; you want to love your children; who else? (Brothers and sisters)
Brothers and sisters? Do you have people other than that kind of lineage orientation? (Friends, all mankind)
All mankind, ok, this is the stuff where people make money in religion. (Laughter) OK.
And what's important? What's important in that kind of relationship? What makes it work? What do you expect out of that kind of relationship? Why do you want to love something forever? And if you do, what makes it work?
The principle says that everything is of give-and-take right? It says that reciprocal love that makes things, love work. So how do you find that reciprocal love? So how do you find it in a real situation? Not something that is in the conceptual realm or something beyond, but how do you find it in reality?
When do you feel that reciprocation of love, when do you feel when somebody is giving something to you that you feel good about taking and you want to do that back to that person? (When you're respected)
So how would you find that sincerity? How do you know? Where do you find that trust? Because when you talk about sincerity, you have to go into trust. How can you trust something? Then you're reciprocating, supposedly.
So from there you start. If you don't answer that stuff; if you can't answer that stuff; you can't start. So, what is your relationship to something that matters to you? I can't answer for you; all I can say is that that's where you start. You have to find your own answers. Why? Because it's your life; nobody else can live it for you; nobody can tell you how to live it. Because you live your life, not me; I live mine; you live yours. That's it. It's as simple as that.
And because of that absolute truth, when you ask the basic questions, and when you're seeking an answer in finding something greater to make your life better, you start; you have to start again. That's about it, whether you like it or not.
I don't care how old you are. It doesn't matter whether you're a teenager, whether you're middle aged, or whether you're... My Father wants to live to be one hundred and twenty. So be it.
You answer that question, nobody else.
So start asking questions about yourself; and start seeking for answers; and start counting. Do I want to love forever? OK?
Count them! Write it down if you have to, Start with that. How can I make this better?
The list can go on and on. Somebody said humanity, OK. I don't know humanity OK. I don't even know you, not all of you; I know some of you.
It's up to you. So what's going to make me better? What's going to make me what level? Eternal level, forever stuff? OK, write the list. Make the list. And you answer to that, no one else. That's why you struggle. OK?
Peace, and happiness, OK we all... Yeah that's why you go to movies right? Sometimes there's something like that. But it takes a process to make things happen. Do you know how important the alignment is to make your body perfect? It's important; it's a process; something has to be right to have that right that you idealize.
No matter how screwed up you are, you want that stuff. That stuff is very difficult to get, and it's not going to be given to you, OK? Trust me; nobody can give it to you, not even God.
So where do you start? Answer that stuff, that basic stuff. Who do I want to love forever?
If you want to be good, at least know that stuff; that's where you start.
I don't know how far you'll make your list, how far, it's up to you. So when you start you'd better know what you're doing because you're going to die for it.
True love has no choice.
Selfish love has a choice.
That's why you want to be a patriot, right? Those poor guys, there are members out there serving for America, for this country, Poor guys, I wish them well.
You have no choice in certain things. That's the irony, right, of truth, of love.
OK, see you next week.