War and conflict arise from selfish motives—desiring to take others’ land, others’ possessions or the like, by force. On the other hand, peace arises from investing oneself for the sake of others—that is, giving based on true love.
Beloved woman leaders! Women are not here merely to help or to be protected by men; rather, they are independent individuals who as representatives of the feminine aspect of God’s nature are meant to make men more complete and manly. Centering on true love, women are men’s precious partners in love. Men and women are absolutely equal in terms of value. Oct 27, 2012 WFWP event Las Vegas
It's good to educate the ambassadors for peace. Now you must convey the teachings of the Principle. Teaching just the Principle, though, is insufficient. You have to convey Father's sermon content. You have to do Hoon Dok Hae. Right? The Divine Principle only covers the time until the 1960s. Father's teachings cover the time after the 1960s. May 8, 2013 Cheong Jeong Peace Palace
True Father appointed the United States as the eldest-son nation within the providence. In orientalism, the oldest son is supposed to take all responsibility; thus, instead of the parents doing so, he must embrace all his siblings. The oldest son must guide all the siblings to the parents. Isn't that right? That is why the eldest son idea is highly regarded within orientalism in Korea. Responsibility follows. Father once gave an example about a family with many siblings. lie said that what matters is who lives for the sake of others the most; hence, if the youngest sibling lived for the sake of everyone else in the family, more so than even his oldest sibling, that youngest sibling would become the central figure of that family. Heaven is fair; Heaven gives blessings to those that try to live for others' sake. Jan 13, 2013 Universal Peace Academy graduate students Las Vegas, Nevada
He said, “Everything is done! Everything is done!” He then went on to pray, struggling for breath, “I will return everything back to Heaven.” He emphasized, “I have brought things to conclusion, completion and perfection.” And he took my hand and said, “Mother, thank you! Mother, please take care of things!” TM reporting - September 23, 2012 – TF’s words in Cheon Jeong Gung August 13, 2012.
Do not seek only to get higher positions, but try to live for each other’s sakes, nurture each other and be proud of each other. If you can do that, everyone can grow. On the other hand, no development awaits an individual or a group that is self- or group-centered and thinks of itself as being well-off and the best.
As you followed the Unification Church, some people have had to leave for particular reasons, but even those people that had to leave the church all say they love Parents. However, some people say that they left the church because of a particular member. This is a point you must correct.
Yet, if you leave for self-centered reasons and live for yourselves, you will shrink and become smaller. On the other hand, if you live for the sake of others, you grow and develop. September 23, 2013 at Cheon Jeong Gung
When you conduct your missions in the future, instead of a top-down focus, you must be able to horizontally become one and then head together toward one goal.
Only by doing so can the center be erected. It will not work if we keep saying that only Korea is God’s fatherland and a providential country. We must create an environment. Am I right?
The global providence is important. October 10, 2013 at Cheon Jeong Gung
The blessing is an affirmation of God’s original ideal of true love and true family.
Believers of all faith traditions should work together in love and respect, for the sake of fulfilling our Heavenly Parent’s will. As we stand in front of God, we are not evaluated by our title or the name of our religion, but by the quality of our hearts and by the quality of our efforts to serve God’s providence.
Apply the principle of living for the sake of others in all your endeavors, whether you are a government official, a religious leader, an educator, a media professional or an artist. Always be aware that your life on earth is temporary. After we complete our physical lives, we will ascend to the spiritual world. In that place, we are not measured by our wealth or power. We are measured simply by our capacity for true love and the extent to which we lived our lives on earth in service to God and humanity. February 10, 2014 at UPF International Leadership Conference
Father always said that there is no perfection in ignorance. Hence, you should let people know. Now is the time when you should boldly advance. Do not fear better established religious groups. September 1, 2014) in Cheon Jeong Gung
Speaking about Chambumo Gyeong: I intend to make this scripture one that will transform those who encounter and read it, so that they revere Heaven, love True Parents and love humankind, and so that they receive strength to accelerate the manifestation of God's ideal for creation. (2014.06.14, Cheon Jeong Gung)
I want to create a new environment through you from now on. Do not seek only to achieve higher positions, but try to live for one another's sake, nurture each other and be proud of each other. If you can do that, everyone can grow. On the other hand, no development will come to an individual or a group that is self- or group-centered and thinks of itself as being well-off and the best. You must understand this. As you followed the Unification Church, some people have had to leave for particular reasons, but even those that had to leave the church all say they love True Parents. However, some people say that they left the church because of a particular member. This is a point we must correct.
Yet, if you leave for self-centered reasons and live for yourselves, you will shrink and become smaller. On the other hand, if you live for the sake of others, you grow and develop. You must ensure that no one suffers pain because of you. As people who save lives, you must not destroy any lives. I am talking about people now. You should embrace all your siblings, members-all people; ensure that no one leaves the Unification Church because of you. You must do everything you can to bring this people, this nation, in front of Heaven and restore the world. (2013.09.23, Cheon Jeong Gung)
When I visited the nations of Europe, I cried profoundly in my heart. What do you members of the Unification movement think about this age we are living in? Do you know how precious it is that people have been able to participate in the Blessing for the first time after a delay of 6,000 years? Please become people who can be proud, not ashamed, of European culture and Christian culture, and leave behind your history and culture. I have been worrying that perhaps you blessed families have been living for the sake of yourselves and your own families alone. What kind of position are you standing in? What is the center of your focus? You must think about the future. Anthology: Book 1, Part 7, Chapter 3
There is an old saying to the effect, “When one's family is harmonious, all goes well.” What this means is that the family is the basis of peace. And the most important factor in forming such a family is true love. The word love has various meanings. However, I'm speaking here about true love, which refers to the absolute love centered on God. In other words, true love is to love even someone who seems impossible to love, and thus, in true love you have no choice except to love even your enemies. Furthermore, true love is the sacrificial love of even giving one's own life for others. Therefore, in true love the antagonisms and conflicts among individuals and among societies or nations are completely transcended and dispersed. With true love we can achieve true peace.
True love is the motive and power behind creation, reproduction and development. To put it another way, physical energy, once it is invested, is consumed and finished. In the case of true love, however, the more you invest, the greater it grows, and it comes back to you with even more than you gave. Only in true love can the idea of eternal life become a reality. Families and societies that practice true love never come to ruin; they continue to grow. TM Anthology, Book 2, Part 1, Chapter 1 - September 17, 1991 at the Tokyo Bay Hotel, in Tokyo Japan.
Therefore, men and women are not in an antagonistic relationship, in which they need to imitate, covet or somehow acquire the other's nature and role. Instead, they are in a relationship in which they share with one another, by giving what is theirs to the other through true love. Thus, each perfects the other and becomes one with the other. TM Anthology, Book 2, part 1, Chapter 10 - April 7, 1994 at Seoul Olympic Stadium in Korea.
Ultimately, the problems afflicting humanity can only be resolved through the worldview of one family under God—in other words, a teaching based on true love, which my husband and I, the True Parents, learned from Heaven and have championed and taught throughout our lives. This is because it is the only way for people to find the path toward peace and happiness.
…The final stage is the era of heavenly affairs. Here, people follow the path of living for the sake of others. Each establishes an absolute standard beginning with the Marriage Blessing Ceremony, an internal and external purification. In other words, this is the time of opening the era of Cheon Il Guk, when we can return to the heart of the one true God. Please engrave this in your heart.
Once the era of the substantial Cheon Il Guk begins, we will establish the Association Connecting the Spiritual and Physical Worlds, the central axial position that governs all creation. To put it another way, the spiritual and physical worlds will connect and substantially unite, and the providence will proceed according to heavenly law and the heavenly way.
Elections conducted in a purely secular fashion will disappear from the face of the earth. All people will become one family through cross-cultural and interracial marriages, and we will live in tranquility and prosperity, enjoying true love, peace and happiness.
… Beloved WFWP members and my fellow women leaders! Women are not born just to help or to be protected by men; rather, we are interdependent individuals who, as the representative of the other half of God's nature, are meant to make men more complete and manly. Centered on the ideal of true love, women are the precious object partners of men's love. In terms of value, men and women are absolute equals. TM Anthology, Book 2, Part 1, Chapter 14, March 4, 2012.
According to the teachings of my husband, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, God is the origin of true love. The very act of creation was prompted by God's original nature, stemming from true love. God's true love needs an object partner to love and care for in a reciprocal relationship. God's motive of creation was true love.
The creation, therefore, is God's object partner of love in physical form. Among all of creation, however, man and woman are the closest object partners of God's love. God is the True Parent of humanity, and all men and women were created as His sons and daughters. God and humankind are True Parent and children.
… Human beings were created to develop and embody God's true love, step by step, during their growth period through their life experiences. In other words, people perfect their character as they experience, through this process of stages, the heart of a child, the heart of a brother or sister, the heart of a husband or wife, and the heart of a parent. People's character and happiness are determined by how rounded, how versatile and developed their love becomes as a result of experiencing these stages of life. To achieve the perfected ideal, their love must come to have the same qualities of maturity, unselfishness and total investment that characterize God's own love.
… The Fall and the order of love
From the Bible we know that the ancestors of humankind did not have a marriage blessed by God, nor did they bear God's loving sons and daughters. Adam and Eve committed sin against their original parent and were kicked out of the garden of Eden. Outside the garden they had children that have multiplied through the generations. Because Adam and Eve became neither the true husband and wife nor the true parents that God desired, we as their descendants were not born in the lineage of true parents, as members of God's true family. The reason people strive for everlasting, unchanging love between a husband and wife, yet can't seem to achieve it, is Adam and Eve's original separation from God, the Fall, which was caused by false love and adultery. The reason the original sin has been inherited throughout the generations, and the reason we, in what the Bible calls the Last Days, are witnessing wide-scale immorality and family breakdown, is all due to this. What God dislikes the most is when a person goes against the law of love and becomes immoral. My question to you is: Who has a solution to the problems of youth, family breakdown and teenage pregnancy that are so prevalent in both the East and the West?
These phenomena are more fearful than starvation, war or any disease. Why is that? These problems are not just our problems today; they are the problems that will destroy humanity's hope for future generations. Today's immorality has direct consequences for our descendants. TM Anthology, Book 2, Part 2, Chapter 1, November 12, 1981
After the formation of the vertical axis, horizontal expansion can occur. The horizontal can be connected to all directions, although the vertical has only one direction. The horizontal can turn north, south, east or west; it has a range of 360 degrees. The vertical can move centering on only one axis and cannot be divided. TM Anthology, Book 2, Part 2, Chapter 7, January 7, 1999
The world of peace can never come to exist as long as we focus only on receiving love. In the realm of true love, our physical parents are not our only parents, nor are our physical siblings our only brothers and sisters. Even our own biological children are not our only children. Once we become people of true character, we will come to feel that every person is our parent, sibling or child, and we will want to treat them as such. We will not be able to see all the people now wandering in the world of death without tears filling our eyes. With such love, when we see young people thrashing about in a quagmire of drugs and debauchery, we will feel compelled to devote our full heart and soul to saving them, as if they were our own children. This is a manifestation of the love that unconsciously and naturally seeks to give rather than receive. TM Anthology, Book 3, Part 1, Chapter 1, August 10, 2002
God alone cannot untangle the problems wrought by wrongful lineage. If God could have done it, He would have done it long ago. He would not even have allowed the Fall to occur in the first place. However, as the God of Principle, God cannot interfere with the human portion of responsibility. Accordingly, the returning Messiah who comes as the True Parents should. TM Anthology, Book 3, Part 1, Chapter 19
God's strategy for Satan's natural surrender, the whole speech is very good for members as well as for guests. Book 3, Part 1, Chapter 20
The same principle applies to overcoming the world of evil and uniting the world of goodness. Someone must appear in the world of goodness that is a greater patriot for the world of evil than anyone in that world. A person has to appear and set a higher standard of loyalty to his or her nation than anyone before has done. This is the only way to resolve the divisions of history.
Jesus was particularly remarkable in this regard. He realized it would do no good for the two sides to fight. The best thing he could do for the sake of God and for the sake of the people of Israel was to die for God and for his people. This was Jesus’ reasoning behind his decision to go the way of the cross.
Jesus' love for humanity was greater than anyone else's since the beginning of history, and his love for God was greater than that of anyone else in history. Because of this, his death caused a history destined for destruction to take a new direction toward a world of purpose. That direction resulted in the Christian cultural sphere of today. This is historical fact. Book 3, Part 1, Chapter 20
Ladies and gentlemen, if a woman who lacks formal education marries a man with a doctoral degree, she suddenly becomes the wife of a scholar. Isn't that true? This is what I mean when I say that anyone who possesses the breadth of relationships of heart and the desire to live with others in harmony has the right to participate in the realm of unification. God Himself is such a being. So, if the quality of a person's life enables him or her to harmonize with others, this person automatically has the right to participate in their lives. Book 3, Part 1, Chapter 20
The last days … is the time when the Second Advent will occur. Accordingly, in the last days, there will be no external catastrophic phenomena such as judgment by fire, the destruction of the earth or people levitating into the air. Instead, it is a time when the history of evil entangled with countless tragedies will be untangled. Book 3, Part 1, Chapter 21
First, it is "to live for the sake of others.” More specifically, Reverend Moon’s teaching is that the individual lives for the family, the family for the society, the society for a people, the people for the nation, the nation for the world and the world for God. Then, God will come to us. In the family, parents are to live for children and children for parents, husband for wife and wife for husband. Anyone who lives for others more than his or her own self will become a central person on the side of goodness.
All people should go beyond racial and religious differences, understand God's providence to bring His ideal world of creation into reality, and ultimately, unite with God's heart. It is heart that will bring faith, hope and love—which humanity has been pursuing—to their ultimate conclusions. We must recover the relationship of heart with God that we lost as a result of the human Fall and recover the positions of parent and child as God originally envisioned them to be. Book 3, Part 1, Chapter 21
Women are the center of the love, peace and spirit of service that protects our families, and it is the healthy family that is the starting point in our work to build world peace. The establishment of God-centered family ethics and the education of our children lie at the innermost core of my teachings. The family is the holy sanctuary that cleanses this defiled world. Book 4, Part 5 Chapter 1
God has not been able to work directly in the spirit world. Instead, God motivated angels, saints and good ancestors to perform His work. If He could have worked directly, the Fall would never have happened. True Parents are the ones who are building the bridge that allows God to be able to work directly. True Parents came to earth and are solving completely the reality of false parents. God comes down to earth on the foundation of this purification from the individual level to the cosmic level, and He is carrying out His work centering on that completed foundation. (323-232, 2000.06.03). Book 4, Part 5, Chapter 3.
Cheonju (天宙), cosmos, means "Heaven's house.” It means the house of two people. Pyeonghwa (peace) means pyeong (平), equal or flat, whether you are in heaven or on earth. This means peace must be flat. If it is at just a little bit of an angle, you will run into it. If it is not parallel, you will run into it and the tradition of peace that has survived for ten years or even 100 years will be cut off and finished. We must not let this happen. We need to be two people who are at peace. Mind and body are also like two people. A husband and wife are two people. Two parents, two children; two people, two more people; then four people have to become parallel, and they will be a heavenly family, a parallel family with parents at the center. You must become this kind of family. Do not be a family that runs into each other. You cannot fight. Two must become one. (364-114, 2002.01.01). Book 4, Part 6, Chapter 2.
As True Parents, on October 3, 2001, which was 13 years after the Foundation Day for the Nation of the Unified World, we examined our lives, and things were on track. The year 2001 launched us toward the year 3000. If we calculate 3,000 years each for a man and a woman, that makes 6,000. I must complete in just 13 years the responsibility that all men and women ought to have accomplished throughout the 6,000 biblical years of history. Within 13 years, I have to complete everything that Adam was unable to fulfill. I have to seek out the lineage that Satan stole from God.
The 13th day of the 1st month in 2013 is our D-Day. I will wipe everything clean during just these 13 years. (2010.02.01, Cheon Jeong Gung). Book 4, Part 6, Chapter 2.
"We should not engage in a movement to believe in God, but in a movement to attend God!" GODible, East Garden in New York on December 21, 2017
There are many problems arising in the world. We have reached the limit of what human power alone can do about them. Yesterday, as I was approaching Japan in an airplane, I saw Tokyo's beautiful sky. As I remember, Tokyo was known as a heavily polluted city in the 1970s. However, today Tokyo is known as one of the most pollution-free cities in the world. This was possible thanks to you. When we observe the problems of the world today caused by human ignorance, such as pollution, we are speechless.
So, what do we have to do? All of humanity should unite, but we need a focal point for unity. In today's world, although there are countries that do well, if the countries that surround them do not do well, they will all be harmed. When will we be able to actualize a free and peaceful world? There is only one answer to this. Human beings are not the center. God is the center, the true owner of the universe. When we live in relation to our Creator and his principles, a world of peace is possible. Japan - July 1, 2018, given in front of 20,000 upon celebrating 60 years of work by FFWPU in Japan.