Special Gathering – Declaration of Double Ten Day – at Cheon Jeong Gung for Ambassadors for Peace
Sun Myung Moon
October 10, 2007
Translation of notes taken by the UC History Compilation Committee
2,000 ambassadors for peace from Jeonnam, Jeonbuk, and Gwangju region gather at the main hall in Cheon Jeong Gung. At 9:55 a.m. True Parents enter the room. Rev. Jung Rho Yoon, president of UPF Korea officially declares the start of the special seminar for ambassadors for peace to commemorate the inauguration of the “Abel” Peace UN.
Rev. Jang Jin Jin, regional director of Jeonnam opens the seminar with a prayer.
Dr. Min Ha Kim, chairman of the ambassadors for peace association gives the welcoming remarks. In his address, Dr. Kim gives a brief report on his recent trip to Pyongyang. He explains that when Korean president Roh Moo Hyun visited North Korea in the beginning of October he stayed at the Botong River Hotel, which belonged to our movement. He called on all the ambassadors for peace to take part in this movement led by Rev. Moon in creating a peaceful, ideal world based on the principles of interdependence, mutual prosperity and universally shared values.
After the welcoming address a video of the inaugural rally of the “Abel” Peace UN that took place on September 23 in New York was shown.
The emcee then welcomed True Parents to the stage.
Summary of Father’s words:
What day is it today? [October 10th.]
If it’s the tenth day of the tenth month, what do the numbers mean? [Ssang Shib Jeol: Declaration of Double Ten Day.]
The series of these events began from March 17 of this year. On the seventeenth day of each month I did everything I could to proclaim this speech, wherever I went in the world. I’m sure many of the ambassadors for peace who are here have been deeply touched by these words. I am quite familiar with this speech. Is it something close to you or something far? You should make it something of a pillar in your household and family.
Do you know where the original homeland, the liberated homeland of God’s desire is? I ask that you remember that the Republic of Korea and this very place is where True Parents will come forth, spearheading the path of history, with the shield and flag of victory in their hands, and make preparations to dispatch the peace police and peace kingdom corps for the purpose of protecting the heavenly kingdom.
The reason I say that I have to offer the coronation ceremony for God’s kingship, which is in my speech, is because God was not liberated. Countless religions and people have appeared on the earth thinking that they knew God’s will but every one of them left without even building a foundation or palace to attend God.
Yet, this person here whom people call “Moon” has been working to this day, though he was driven away by this nation, in search of place where he could prepare the foundation for God’s palace, build God’s kingdom, and offer a coronation ceremony for God’s kingship in the age of the liberation of God’s homeland.
I spent my entire life in search for that very place. That was the inspiration of building the Cheon Jeong Gung in this very place. Despite those difficulties, the day has come where the flag of liberation of the Abel UN can be raised high in accord with the age.
The collective desire of the people, of Asia, the representatives of the six continents of the world and further all the saints and sages in the heavenly world has been the establishment of a place where the house of God, our True Parent, True Teacher and True King, can be built on the earth. The fact that such a place has appeared is epoch-making.
Do you understand? You all do not have the qualifications to come here and do something. I too am unqualified but you are even less qualified than me. Still you must take responsibility for this peace palace.
You are sitting here in this place that is to become the basis for the sacred hometown leading to the liberation of the homeland which in the future will be worshiped by the nations of the world. This place is one of joy, glory and admiration of the type never-before experienced in human history. Please bear this in mind while you are here.
Say Aju! (Aju!)
Have you driven the entirety of the concept Aju in your heart? If your character can spread out of your heart and body, beyond the seventy million of this nation and flow into the hearts of the 6.5 billion people on the earth, and if the person that instigates that is a person from Jeolla-do, a Korean, or one gentlemen that can build the kingdom of God’s homeland, wouldn’t you be proud of that person?
True Parents come down from then stage and hand-in-hand walk towards the ambassadors for peace who were seated. He asks them if they would like to take a picture with True Parents.
Father then explains that he will be going to Geomoon-do in Jeolla-do and that he had to leave by noon. True Father has True Mother sing. While she sings, True Mother walks back to the stage. On stage, True Father reads the speech with True Mother at his side.
At 11:52 a.m. Father stops reading and has True Mother continue from where he left off before leaving the room. After reading the speech, True Mother receives a flower bouquet. At the end, Rev. Jong Gwan Yu leads the audience in three cheers of eog-mansei. The seminar ends at 12:17 p.m.