Resurrection And Liberation Of The World’s Women – Part I
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
January 31, 1993
Belvedere, New York
Translator – Sang Kil Han
The resurrection of the women of the world will bring liberation to all humankind. Is it convenient or inconvenient to have multiple languages? (Inconvenient.) How can you surmount that? (Learn Korean.) Yes. We have to recognize the inconvenience, and the stronger we deny the present impasse the faster we will get to convenience. Is there any better solution than that?
We have to deny many things. The life that is not good must be denied. To resurrect means to be born again. We cannot be born again until we deny the old life. Then we can give birth to new women. That is the center of the Bible’s teaching: deny the sinful world. “To deny” is the main biblical teaching.
Look at the world which Satan has invaded. He has connections and elements everywhere. These all must be denied before God can move in. If there had been no fall, up and down relations would not be changeable. They would be permanent. What is up must be up. What is down is down and must be down. Even if it revolves in an orderly way, what was up would stay up, it would not come down. In Father, for example, up is up and down is down. He may rotate on his central axis, but up always stays up. But if the head goes down and the feet up, that is not right; it is inverted. The right-hand side is always to the right, never to the left. The right side can come to the left by rotating 180¡. So in the process of change you have to turn around completely, 360¡. If you turn around 180¡ the front will be back. This is the essence of the fall: what was up is now down and what was down is now up.
Because of the fall what was down went up, and history has been moving to bring it down. We can also see that what was down has been coming up. As what was wrongfully up goes down and what was wrongfully down goes up, there will be a transition point. That point must be crossed on all the levels, individual, family, tribe, nation, world and cosmos. The crossing occurred on a given level according to the stage of history.
We can see that history is a succession of denials. To deny things leads to war. There has been one war after another. That is the reason for war in history. Until we reach the crossing point on the world level, war will continue. We who are living at this time are the result, the fruit, of historical development. All of us, all individuals, families and nations, must focus our attention on the world level at this time. Therefore, my mind and body is working to solve this transition, this crossing. Look at the individual “I”. We all have a mind and body. Our body has many strings attached to it. Many of us have undesirable habits. The mind, centering on religion, is bringing us to a greater awareness of ourselves. We have to harmonize ourselves and bring the good things out and throw away the bad. As does a body, a nation has many habits. We have to adopt what is good and throw away what is bad. In religions we also have to judge and choose the good. There is a lot of work to be done.
The individual can see how he is living and must decide to move to a higher way of life. The family has to look at how it has been living and it too has to throw away bad habits and form good new ones. So in order to liquidate chong sang – these bad habits – the whole world will try to throw away the bad and adopt the good. When the universal day of liquidation comes, the whole world will try to solve its problems. It will work on all levels and throughout the world. There is a lot of work.
These are the last days of human history. This ideology and thought, which is the main essence of all religious teachings, is trying to capture the individual and influence him or her in good ways. The individual and all the families of the world must go through the crossing point according to the time of history. The individual age will allow the individual to change; the family age will allow the family to change. Even though the time and level are different, they all cross the same transition point.
The direction history takes is a straight line. What does Father mean by saying history has gone in a straight line? What has caused that? The conscience is the cause of that. The conscience has taught filial piety and love of parents. Only love working with the conscience can harmonize the relationships of up and down, right and left, front and back. It is the conscience which has kept this line straight.
The fall resulted in two directions based upon two loves. When we see two different directions and powers, we should recognize that it is the result of the fall. Do you realize that? (Yes). It is extremely complicated. Man is always changing direction, due to the influences he receives from these two powers. Although there were many possibilities, if God exists, God must have one idea for a perfect man and for a perfect family. In order better to understand God’s formula we must know: did God have the world in mind? Should the individual have to adapt to the world or the world to the individual? He had the world in mind first, and the individual must adapt to the world. God had in mind one perfect individual who would represent the perfect standard.
Consider the fall itself. Man and woman committed the fall. The woman’s individualistic thinking and the man’s individualistic thinking caused the fall. One must follow the other, but today both man and woman want to lead, never yielding to each other. Neither your mind nor body wants to yield to the other. The individual is like that, the family is like that, each nation makes the same claims and so it leads inevitably to war. That has been the course of history. Today, at the time of world transition, this is taking place on the world level. The communist and democratic sides have been fighting. We see that the communist world has fallen, so should everyone follow America now? That is the question.
Everything is in a relationship of subject and object. How do we re-establish a correct order on all levels around one central point? Starting from the individual, the world is made up of men and women. Women should be on one side and men on the other. After everything is in proper position it should turn around. But which is the center of rotation, men or women? In order to maintain order naturally, an individual cannot insist on turning around himself. He has to turn around a center. There is only one correct position, and he has to find this right position and remain there eternally. That means we have to find an individual who takes that position. That man represents all men: I am a man who represents all men in the whole world and cosmos. He should also think: I represent all the women of the world. This is true for all women too: each should represent all women of the world.
The pair system is very important. Even if we are in the upper position we must keep the lower position in mind. If we are on the right side we must consider the left side. This is so that we can harmonize. This is an important concept: whatever position you have you must keep the other in mind. All creation lives for the sake of the other. So at the time you say up, first recognize down, then recognize up. When you say right, recognize left first and then right. And in circular motion too, one moves for the sake of the other. The down-person moves for the up-person. Without this you cannot have motion. If one individual does not have the other in mind it will lead to destruction.
Everything we see, including motion, is the expression of the desire to serve the other. So the more we move, the greater we serve. Here we see the principle of God’s creation. We can also see Satan’s way which is different and says “Live for the sake of me.” Are women born for the sake of women? (No.) When we say woman, we already have a man in mind. Women are born absolutely for men. And men absolutely need women. Not only men and women, but everything in the whole universe works this way. Without this principle, the development of the universe is not possible. We see that it is possible; this is God’s creation. If in a family we see a grandfather saying, “Live for the sake of me,” there will be no harmony, only separation and destruction. But instead, if we live for the sake of the other, the more we move the greater the other becomes.
We have many members here, but who is the real Unification Church member? That will be just one person. If Reverend Moon is the subject, who is the perfect object? If the object and the subject each demand to be treated best, there will be fighting and decline. However, the more they say, “I should live more for the sake of the other,” the greater the good that will come to the church. If each says “I will live more for the sake of the other,” they will rotate faster and grow. Is that true? (Yes.)
Now consider the individualistic kingdom of America. No one thinks anything is wrong; they all think things are fine. But the universe spits at it, because it defies the principle. The universal fate is that those who claim, “You live for me,” will perish. The ones who live for others are protected by universal fate. That fate is connected to the entire cosmos and can see forever. Its sight is unlimited. When it sees one living for the other, it is good.
When your mind and body unite and live for the other, that is good. It will grow larger and larger and connect to all the universe. Denying yourself is principle number one. This principle of living for the sake of others is cardinal. When you do that, you will feel good because universal fate will support you. When you roll with this you are dancing. But look at dancers today: are they dancing for the other or are they trying to pull others to themselves? If someone drinks a lot of wine in order to give money to another, that is good, but there is no such drunkard. They all drink for themselves. If there were a drunkard who drank so as to give money to others, there would be lines of people following him.
Is that true? (Yes.) I don’t know, you know better than me.
What a wonderful concept this is. Everywhere Reverend Moon goes, people will come to like him more and more, because he lives for others. But if someone tries to destroy him, they will be destroyed by universal fate. Do you like or love Rev. Moon? (Love.) Do you mean that? (Yes.) Does love mean taking or giving? This applies to God too. Everyone loves God. When you pray to God, does He try to take advantage of you? (No.) Because God is like that, He does not like a person who tries to take advantage of others. Look at America. God gave lots of blessing to America. If Americans live for others, God will love them. But if Americans live for themselves, universal fate will crush them, no matter how much they would like to prosper.
Individualism is the worst disease, and that unfortunately is now with us. Women, do you consider a man’s appearance or his mind to be more important? (Mind.) How can you see his mind? How can we distinguish a good mind from a bad mind? Look for the mind that lives for the sake of the other. That is a good man. If you find such a man and marry him, no matter what he looks like, your future will be good. Isn’t that right? (Yes.) So wouldn’t the champion of the world’s women want to live for the sake of the world? She need not make up her face. There is no way to deny that living for the world is the best policy.
What is a truthful woman? When a man loves a woman so much and a woman tries to pay him back even more, that is a truthful woman, and vice versa. What happens in the couple, both of whose partners cannot be outdone in loving the other? True love will grow. There is an infinite potential, which will bring infinite prosperity. Is it morning or evening? (Morning.) I think it is evening, but you know better. Jim, do you understand? (Yes.) If you are willing to work for your company for less, you will become the head. The American way is different; it is the opposite of this. In America people sue if they must work for less, but God does not have that concept in His mind. If God decided to sue then the whole of the human race would be wiped out. God’s mind absolutely denies the idea of lawsuits.
After all the money that has been invested in the Washington Times, there are individuals there who are trying to sue. They are trying to cling to their high-paying positions. They want to bleed the Washington Times. That is satanic. If you had a lot of money would you want to offer it to God? (Yes.) This cannot be America. Father’s pocket is always empty, but whenever he comes to America he always wants to give. Do you want to help or to receive help? So who is winning? The world will say, “He must be losing, because he gives everything away.” But America must realize that they have to give back or else they will perish. God is the one who says to all who want to serve Him, “Don’t serve me, serve the world!” If America wants to prosper it must give more to the world. Is this a wrong and crazy idea? (No.) Don’t you feel good when listening? (Yes.) But then you say it’s not so good to do it. So we need a revolution. We must change our thinking from bad to good.
In one hour the very principle of true prosperity has been shown to us. Everyone wants a peaceful world, but no one will get it without this principle. Is there anyone who does not want to be the center, the top person of the universe? No, everyone does. When the one appears who is the representative from the level of the individual to that of the universe, then the universe will be saved. Why? Because God exists and God is like that. Even if that is only invisible and only exists in the mind, it will come about, because God will create it for us. How wonderful. That gives endless prosperity. People may blame Father for this or that, but Father continues to give. So eventually Reverend Moon will be accepted. Reverend Moon goes deeper and deeper into the core position. You think that’s good, but your actions are not so good.
Father has spoken one hour. Sermons are supposed to be 40 minutes long, and already this one is over one hour long and Father hasn’t even gotten to the topic of women. Father spoke 14 hours the day before yesterday, so Father doesn’t feel himself. We have to meet tomorrow, and if Father stops now more people will come tomorrow. Father has not even removed the underbrush; he has to do that before he can till the soil.
Even if Father spent hundreds of hours he cannot get to his topic. So let’s finish for today. Tomorrow the men can stay home and all the women can come. (No.) If you say no, one of you can come and speak. We have already agreed that all American men want to be number one, so one of you come and speak.
Americans say, “We are number one, you must follow us.” But America is spreading AIDS all over; is that good or bad? Bad. So we now hear “Yankee go home!” They are being kicked out by the world.
To be in the correct position we must always be responsible to represent the entire universe. God will praise you. There is no one except God who is living like that. Even if a small child appeared thinking that, God would treasure him. But history has never seen such a person. Even toward America, which is going against God and ignoring its responsibility, God looks and says “I must save and re-educate these people.” So even Americans thus can love God, and can go and love other countries.
The awesome conclusion is that each person wants to become the best. To do that, each must think, “I represent the entire world and live for the sake of the world.” If you think that, you think that you represent the past, present and future. Such a man loves women the best, and can come to the conclusion that there is no woman who does not love him. All women will want to marry that man. In order for you to have that kind of husband, you must be that kind of woman. In that way you can be the best. When you learn about this, you say to God, “I will do not only that but better.” If you are anxious to do better than God, you can climb on top of God and God will say, “That feels good.” Frankly, none of you wants to be outdone by Father, do you? (No.)
Here is Reverend Moon, who says, “Go and save all women.” Then one small woman responds and works like crazy and gets many women and is educating them. Will Father stop her? No, he will tell her she is better than him. If one small member of the family says, “I have to bring God here,” and goes out and does that, then everyone will bow down to her. They may ask her how she did it. She will say, “I learned from Father to live for the sake of the world.” God will be astonished and His ears will open. God will follow her anywhere, even to hell. If you do more than what Father is encouraging you to do, Father will fall in love with you. She is a lovable person. We are all capable of being like that. How wonderful that concept is. Do you understand that you must become the center, focal point of the universe? (Yes.)
So let us finish here and continue tomorrow, the first day of February. The interpreter should be the happiest person. This title is very important, especially for women. Leave the title on the board. Let us pray.