In the past we didn’t have the Word in writing
Sun Myung Moon
May 2, 2007
Hoon Dok Hae
Cheon Jeong Gung
Translation of unofficial notes taken by the Unification Church History Compilation Committee
Summary of Father’s words:
You need to know the words from “The Way of God’s Will.” This exists because in the past, when we didn’t have the Word in writing. The Word was logically developed into chapters 1, 2 and so on. It is a compiled record of the aspects of the daily lives [of our members] that were recorded at each point in time. In the past, people were quite inspired as they fully knew the path they were on and were determined to go on this path. Yet, it is different now.
[The book] expounds the details of the Word. Hence its scope is broad. There are many recordings that were absorbed [by the early members] as advice to their life of faith. Advice is necessary more than what is needed. Who should take hold of the people? Who should give advice to them? We absolutely need a leader. You cannot go far by yourself. As you follow the path and pass your twenties and enter your forties you must return to your twenties — to that passionate heart you had in search of something.
All the things of the past should be revived as advice on what you should look for today. You grow on food, you become healthier in life by having a good meal. In the same way you need good advice. There are many people who do not know this book, “The Way of God’s Will.” The recent speech brings an end to this chapter. Hence we must go back to the past. We should not hesitantly go back to the past but with confidence. Then we can discover the path of faith which we could not understand in the past. The advice I gave were of a higher dimension. They were connected to the secrets of the spirit world. You have to know how to elevate yourself using higher quality of advice.
The phrase ‘beginning of a new civilization’ in the title of this speech “the Pacific Rim Era…” refers to something extraordinary. Everything is included in this phrase. For the next couple of months, I will be holding rallies worldwide with this speech. These words must not be forgotten. This firm foundation should be made even larger. That’s difficult to do. [Old] habits are our enemy in terms of prayer and in the way we spend time. To make something into a habit would require one year. After the second year it declines; it does not go up. When you think about the first time you joined the Unification Church it was as if your hometown had disappeared. Now, though all I see is a shell rotating on itself. It should grow as it rotates but isn’t growing. It’s because of habits. Habits must be renewed. What should I do after these rallies? Once the Abel-type UN emerges I can live.
In order to usher in an era of great transformation and a revolutionary era of the beginning of a new heaven and earth, you cannot do it alone. It must involve the Rev. Moon, his wife, and the families and churches connected to the Rev. Moon. I’m sure you never thought of it like that. That’s why I have to explain it to you. If you’re wrong I have to give you an explanation ten times, a hundred times and even a thousand times. Then you can connect with a different area of the spirit world.
How long did it take to make this book? (1 year and two months.) So it took almost…. (two years.) It goes back three to four years. Those who aren’t focused — those who just live the day may think: “Rev. Moon took this many years to make (the peace messages) but made it into a jumble. Who is going to actually read it? Who is going to eat and digest the contents?” They don’t understand Chapters 1 to 10. Each chapter relates with the work that I was doing and the environment I was in at that time. It is all connected — from chapters 1 to 10. Of course, there are some repetitions….
You have to study hard if you wish to teach this to others. Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 — what was Chapter 6? (It was about Sikorsky.) I talked about the things that will allow humanity to go to the universe. This is all related. Families, nations and the world should come here and find a place to stay. There are large nations and people. In Korea alone there are 286 family clans. In the phrase ‘God’s Ideal Family and the Kingdom of the Peaceful, Ideal World,’ ‘peaceful, ideal world’ should be taken out. It should be ‘God’s Ideal Family and Kingdom.’ Once it becomes the era of the individual, family, tribe, people and nation, it naturally becomes a kingdom. There is no ‘peace’ in this era; there is no ‘world.’ It was added.
Everything is included in this phrase. Chapter 10 talks about God’s absolute sexual ethics, and what else? ‘The Family Rooted in Absolute Sexual Ethics, which is the Model for God’s Absoluteness, Peace, and Ideal and the Global Kingdom.’ Everything is connected. What makes this chapter different? It is different because of ‘absolute sexual ethics.’ The fortunes or misfortunes of a family, in the lives of couples, of one’s grandfather and ancestors three generations back became an issue because there was no unity in terms of their sex life. They didn’t know. That is why it is so complicated.
This speech is an outline and conclusion. Go back and read it. It is connected with Chapters 8 and 9 and with Chapters 11 and 12. The question is where you uphold this standard. In that sense, the family, nation and world is once. That standard should be made in the family, should become the center of the nation and the center of an ideal family in which God can reside. There you should become filial sons and patriots.
People should have two-sides — an internal side and external side. Men, women and families likewise should have that duality. Yet, even if there are ten or a hundred people in a family they should all become one. How could unity be made between the inside and outside when there is conflict! It would only lead to division. Humankind has never been able to reach that absolute standard.
What value does sex or sexuality have? People considered it the lowliest thing. Satan is quite clever. He made what was most precious thing to God, a most despicable thing that was the subject of contempt. History must lead to an absolute sexual ethics. Satan’s plan was to ‘liberalize’ sex and quickly make this world his own — a world which he can dominate.
History is a record of God’s endeavors to prevent this from happening. There should be an absolute sexual ethic for the individual, for the family, for the world and cosmos. Your sex life must become deeper and of a higher standard. Families, nations and the world need this standard. It is needed even in the other world and in God’s kingdom.
The heart of love centered on me is the four great realms of heart. The four great realms of heart, three great kingships and realm of the royal family come up in the Family Pledge. The Pledge was made to bring a solution to these issues but there are many people who do not know these things. The realm of the royal family should include Cain, Abel and even the elder brother. Would that be easy, though, if the lineage is different? It’s extremely different.
In my view, the Unification Church is really fantastic. If you praise them or give them an award, they wish to receive an award that is more than they should get when considering the mistakes that they made. Things do not happen just by thinking about them. There are so many people fantasizing.
What did I say? (Absolute sexual ethics). Absolute sexual ethics take priority over absolute goodness and even over absolute love. The sexual organs are used to make love. Can anything else be used to make love? What did I say? Do absolute sexual ethics take precedence over absolute love or not? There is nothing more you could wish for than this. Couples should discard their clothes and live together face-to-face. You should experience being with your spouse twenty four hours a day. You have to reach that kind of level. That’s how it was supposed to be. Absolute values have meaning when you live for others. (Absolute value does not exist in places) where you are forced to live for others.
(At 10:00 a.m. True Father views a monitor relaying the rally at Fukuoka Japan.)