Unification of Myself and the World
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
February 21, 1991
“This is an excerpt from the speech given to the Blessed Couples’ Conference held in the Grand Ballroom of the World Mission Center in New York City on February 21, 1991. The interpreter was Dr. Bo Hi Pak.”
World unification starts from the unification between mind and body. It started with me. When I say “I” it means both men and women. Man’s mind and body united creates one unit. Women’s mind-women’s body united is one unit. So then you will be known, you will be called a true man, a true woman. Trained as true men and true women unification happens. That is a logical consequence.
Think about it. How do men and women become one? Self-centered men and women will never bring unity. They will never bring harmony. So Father’s teaching is that man is born for the sake of woman and woman is born for the sake of the man. We are born for each other. Your beginning, your original creation is nor for your own sake. Man was made for the sake of woman and woman was created for the sake of man.
By creating man, what did God want to accomplish? He wanted man and woman become one mind and body united into one centering upon what? True Love. What is True Love? True Love is God’s love. God’s way of loving is to invest totally. Not only one hundred percent, but one hundred times one hundred percent. That is God’s kind of love and we must imitate True Love. When we do that as men and women, we practice God’s love God’s way of life.
When we imitate God then we always wish our partner or our object to be better than ourselves. You want your wife to be better than yourself. Your wife wants her husband to be better than herself. Parents want their children to be better than themselves. Total investment, then forget it. God invests and then forgets. He doesn’t remember. God does not do love bookkeeping no! That is the characteristic of True Love.
Eternal, true investment. Eternal investment. Every day He invests more. God is eternal. God is continuously investing. Therefore the recipient of that love have a relationship with God that we call eternal life. That is why eternity comes into being. So think about it. God created all things, men and all creatures for the sake of love, True Love.
So all of a sudden all of the creation, including God becomes so close to you. Intimate to you. So far you feel mechanically, “Oh God is so far away. All things are so far away, I have nothing to do with Him.” No! God is so close to you. God created me because of His love. Because God has True Love is the reason alone that the objects of God alone can enjoy eternal life and no other.
Why did God create men and women two kinds of human beings? Because God made men with what women need and women have what men need in order to fulfill love, then in order to fulfill love you have to give and take. You have to totally unite mind and body. This is the secret, this the procedure God has in His mind, and so in His creation. Love. That is the purpose of creation no one can deny.
But what kind of love? True Love. True Love contents are unchangeable, unique love, forever love. True Love is everlasting. The contents and attributes say, “Unity. Forever”. How valuable are they. God wants to rest there. God will join and begin there. God is happiest taking that love True Love. True Love can get everything. If you lose True Love then you lose everything. If you get True Love then you get everything. So God wants that kind of love. He wants to see that kind of phenomenon, that kind of characteristic, that kind of man and woman who are unified forever, not just for an instant. Understand? God wants to center on True Love, unifying man and woman. Man and woman want True God unifying them. This can only be done centering upon True Love. There is no other way. Understand?
I connect that center point to True Love. That is the place that God exists. “My wife’s love”, “My husband’s ideal love center is the source. That core, that center is God.” Embracing my love’s center is like the body. God’s love place is like my True Love mind. Do you understand. The opposite sex’s love is like my body. Combine either one and you can move anywhere in the universe and it will be the same. How wonderful. The whole universe will welcome this, will welcome people who occupy such a place of True Love. That is the place of freedom. It is the happiest place. There will be no obstacles there. Everything will push you on, up, up, up. There are surprises there. Power, more happiness. It is wonderful. A joyful world. Do you follow me? Do you have such a center?
That center of love can get everything. The individual mind cannot imagine how it can get full up. Only one thing can do it True Love including God. True Love’s attributes contain characteristics of inheritance. In True Love you can be free, free happy, happy. You have that kind of high dignity don’t you? You have complete happiness don’t you?
That kind of center that creates value is the True Love standard place. Otherwise we cannot unify mind and body. Without True Love you cannot unify man and woman. So you have to take the concept of “living for the sake of others” completely into you. Then you can make the ideal society no problem. No problem. But without True Love you will not create a happy world. The absolutely most valuable thing is what? (True Love). True Love. Living for the sake of others. So woman was born for the sake of what? Woman! (No!) WOMAN! (No!) K.N.O.W.? (No!) Same sound! An man, a husband was born for the sake of? (Woman) Women listening to that sound, how wonderful it is!
Everybody likes True Father. (Yes!) Why? (True Love). True Love makes action, makes you think, “When True Father affirms the center, my mind is dancing, making vibrations. Strong frequencies. Powerful. When Father is centered here, the room is full. When Father leaves America, it becomes a vacant place immediately. Father comes back here and vrooooom the place is full again. Strange power. That kind of powerful influence is the power of True Love. Do you understand?
You can have the same thing as Father. You go everywhere talking, dwelling, and immediately a true plus can make a true minus. That is the principle viewpoint. True subject of true love will make that center appear automatically. That’s true. Why? Standing in one place forever, settlement in one place, taking action, making give and take. Automatically you create a central place where the vertical connects making it global. The land and earth, the same thing. North axis and south axis making a vertical line around which the earth revolves every year. It does not change. The same things. You have the two characteristics, mind and body. What is the center? God. One is horizontal one is vertical. What kind of degree do you make with the vertical? Ninety degrees. Why? Why? True Love’s way is the shortest way and the vertical way is the shortest way and so ninety degrees. Not ninety-one degrees. The shortest way is ninety degrees, otherwise there is no way to make a global, three dimensional space. That is the ideal, being global. Why? Then you can stand in every place by connecting with the vertical axis. Every time. On a globe, each space can connect with the vertical. That is the ideal of existence. Centering on the vertical we can catch many degrees. This is the most ideal angle of relationship, ninety degrees. Everything can be connected, front, back, left and right, up and down through this ninety degree relationship between the vertical and horizontal. That is the ideal center.
God is the ideal being so He wants to stay in this ideal place. Where is the ideal place? That core place. Look at the globe. The seat of power is only in that one place, the center isn’t it? There are many other places, but the ideal point is the center. Which is the place God dwells everyday, forever? In the central place of True Love. Where does God want to dwell? In the family where there is True Parents love, grandparents love, children’s love, all kinds of love can be experienced from this center.
The conclusion is simple. Why do you want to make a peaceful world? For whom? (God. Others.) For me! (Others!) Until now the fallen world concept was peace for me! But from now, peace for others! True Love is the true motive. Sounds good. Feeling is good. Taste is good. Looking is good. Smelling is good. Touching is good. Too much smelling! (Laughter). Following the ideal way. Do you understand?
True Love is the source of the solution to the world problem, the source of peace. Everything begins from here. Father is dealing with the entire world’s problem today. Always there is a solution. Father wants to make the solution through True Love by preaching True Love, practicing True Love, teaching True Love. By doing so Father wants to bring the solution to the world problems. The world solution is really not that difficult. It actually depends upon oneself. Each one of us. This is what Father is really trying to let the world know. The religious world is nothing more than an extension of the mind. Mind expanded externally turned out to be the religious world. The body is expanded into the political reality. Therefore when you govern your mind and body you automatically govern the religious reality as well as the political reality. This is why Father is dealing with the entire thing.
Always remember that the mind and conscience are on the side of God and the body is the ally or instrument of Satan. Why has the mind become God’s side and the body Satan’s side? Mind is on the side of God, imitating God’s work. Therefore just like God, throughout your entire life the mind is keeping on investing. It keeps investing and forgetting. Investing more, investing more. Forget. Invest more. Invest more, and forget. That is God’s way of life. Mind is imitating that way of life.
Until now God wanted to save those practices of investing and forgetting, investing and forgetting for His side. So such are called God’s side. Mind is God’s side. Is that clear? Why is the body Satan’s side? It centers on “me”. Every time it’s center is “me”. This position is opposite to the mind’s position. Satan is the center, another plus position, taking love, making give and take centering upon self. Satan’s thinking is, “You are my property. You are mine.” But God is different. “Mine is yours. Yours is the family’s. The family’s is the tribe’s. The tribe’s is the nation’s. The nation’s is the world’s. The world is the cosmos’. The cosmos is God’s property.” In that way the small thing is connected to all the bigger, most precious things based upon True Love.
How valuable this is! That kind of thing is so valuable, so different from the communist concept of what is yours is mine! Do you understand? You have to know this very clearly. What is God’s side and what is Satan’s side in you. “I am the field of Satan’s the body. And another side is God’s walking ground. Now separate them. The real purpose is then to discover how to occupy the body so that it to become God’s place. This is the humble way, forsaking, leaving the self-centered way behind.
Even though there have been great religious teachings like Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, no one has been clearly teaching this kind of message of True Love and the relationship between mind and body until Reverend Moon came to this world. For the first time there is clarity. Jesus said a lot of symbolic things which are true. Jesus said, for example, “Where is the Kingdom of Heaven? The Kingdom of Heaven is in the midst of you. The midst of you.” This is a great statement, but people were still lost by “in the midst of me”. What is the meaning of “in the midst of me”? There was no answer. It stopped there. Father has spelled it out completely. True Love is God’s quality. Wherever True Love dwells, God dwells and vice versa. Wherever God dwells there is True Love. And where True Love dwells, there God dwells.
So when you become the possessor of True Love, you become the palace of True Love, there God dwells. So the Kingdom of Heaven is within you. Those of you who say, “I will never go to spirit world, never Father, I’m not going there. I don’t like to go there. I want to be here.” Those of you who have confidence please raise your hands. It’s a matter of time, just a matter of time.
Father so clearly knows what the spirit world is, what the rules are, and unless Father’s teaching is practiced on earth, it will not click in the spirit world. In other words there is a rail and you have to go on a perfect train to spirit world. Your body has to go on the rail, run on the rail of the spirit world. If you go with the wrong gauge wheels you will not be able to run on the rails in spirit world. You cannot change the rails. You have to change yourself.
But when you go up to spirit world it is too late. You have to make a perfect rail here by listening to Father. You have to make True Love rails. Do you understand? True Love rails. The vibrations of True Love here on earth and in the spirit world are the same. So you can run on the same rail from here on earth straight to the spirit world. You don’t even have to change rails. The True Love terminal is the destination we have.
Father knows that rule so well. Father wants to teach you very, very clearly. There is no such a thing as self. Self doesn’t exist in the spirit world. Those who live without self, that is without selfishness, here on earth will fit perfectly on the spirit world rail. You will go straight into the Kingdom of Heaven.
Father is a locomotive. A big locomotive pulling the train cars. Will you become one of the train cars behind Father? Do you want to become one? Do you want to have only one rail, or one that goes north and south, east and west and everywhere? (One!) Just one? So you only want one bus line in New York? From uptown to downtown, just one bus line? Is that good enough?
As long as it is the same rail, you want the freedom to maneuver don’t you? In the spirit world subway, the rail is most scientific. All Father has to do is to push the button and Father can lead the train to all kind of directions. So Father is like the roller coaster driver going up and down. The twelve pearly gates are there. You are able and capable, so long as you follow Father, you are capable of going to or out of any gate and going in any gate. Inside the train you can sit together with God and lean over Him sharing an ice cream cone in a three-way ice cream cone party with God, True Parents and yourself. It could be a popcorn or ice cream party.
It’s amazing I am telling you something the rest of the world could not believe! But you just listen all day like this and still have lots and lots of interest and joy and fun and laughter. I’m sure you are a bunch of kooks. That means you are a different race. What kind of race? True Love race. All right! The True Love race. You can be free anywhere when you are of the True Love race. Then absolute freedom is assured.