Инициатива открыть Храм всех религий в Санкт Петербурге

Инициатива открыть Храм
всех религий в Санкт Петербурге    
Президенту РФ, Зак
Собрание СПБ, Губернатору СПБ и всем людям доброй воли.
инициативу  открытия Храма всех религий в
Санкт Петербурге. Как  известно СПБ
является одним из самых больших 
культурных центров на севере планеты. 
Но ничего не может помешать СПБ стать и большим духовным центром. Своего
рода «Северная Мекка» где люди всех религий и простые люди со всей земли смогут
совершать  паломничества и почитать Бога.
Этот всероссийский и всемирный центр может принести очень много благ городу,
России и всему миру со всех точек зрения духовном, экономическим,
туристическим, мировым итд. и завершить мировой кризис.
Как и раньше дорога
жизни помогало городу, так и сейчас дорога мира сможет поднять город на следующий
уровень. Все дороги ведут в СПБ.
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The Basis of Good and Evil

The Basis of Good and Evil

Each of us is either on the side of good or on the side of evil. Any individual, any family, tribe, or nation - as well as the world itself - is on the side of evil or on the side of good. There are many countries in the world, and each nation thinks th at it is on the side of goodness. This is because any nation is a group of individuals. Individuals have the tendency to think of themselves as being good, so the nation also has the tendency to think it is on the side of good. But what is the basis to define good and evil absolutely? We all know that all nations or individuals cannot be on the side of good. There must be a way to discriminate between what is good and what is evil.
Young people are apt to say, "If we are inclined to evil, it is because the society and the people around us are evil." They want to shift the responsibility to the outer world. Whatever we say about the world, or nation, they are the aggregate form of i ndividuals, and in the end everything about them depends on the condition of the individual. It is always a question of whether the individual is on the side of good or evil because society consists of individuals. However good the whole world may be, i f you as an individual are evil, then society has a great problem. However evil the surrounding circumstances may be, if you are on the. side of good absolutely, you will not be influenced. The conclusion is that only if individuals are on the side of g ood can the society become good.
Any individual has his own view of value, his own view of life - his own view of everything. Anyone who thinks that he is influenced by his society complains about what the society is. It is the intrinsic nature of human beings to be receptive to things they take delight in and to be repulsed by things they do not like. If you are on the side of good and insist on being good, that is all right. But if you are on the side of evil and insist that you are good, that is bad. Since families, societies, co mmunities, nations and the world consist of individuals, one can discriminate among their characteristics just as one can find differences among individuals. There are endless varieties.
Also, as an individual, you are changing every moment. You are not what you were in the morning this afternoon or evening. Likewise, you are different from what you were in your childhood, and you are going to be still different from what you are now. If so, we cannot definitely call ourselves good or evil at any one point, because we continue to change. If we find ourselves ever varying according to the environment and circumstances, then we must doubt our own selves. We have to be skeptical about the individual's basis to define good and evil.
If we as human beings are to define what is good and evil, also since we tend to be self-centered we cannot rely on our own definition.
You have probably never experienced being imprisoned. In prison, every criminal thinks that the society is bad and that he has not done any thing to be condemned for. He concludes that he has done such and such a thing in order to make society better - or at least for some honorable purpose. This can happen because we accept no common standard of whether a thing is good or bad. Nevertheless, any human definition cannot hold for long; it cannot be an eternal one. Even though you may think that someth ing you have done is wrong, when other people point out the wrong you have done, you don't like it. You are pleased, on the other hand, when people say you have done a good thing even though you inwardly think that you have done wrong. We cannot give th e ultimate definition of good and evil ourselves because of our self-centeredness.
People in general base their definitions of good and evil on human conscience. But, although every person has a conscience, the standard varies from one person to another. If there are one thousand people, there are one thousand varieties of conscience. According to your staandard of conscience, you can feel something is good or bad. But can human conscience be the absolute standard of defining good and evil?
Also, you can see law functioning in any nation. By obedience or disobedience to the law, one is thought to be either good or evil. In America there is a constitution. In any unit of community there is some kind of law, including the unwritten law in o ne's family. But the purpose of setting up laws in Communist nations, for example, and the purpose of setting up laws in the democracies are entirely different from one another. In carrying out national purpose according to Communist ideology, they woul dn't mind using any means at all. But in the democratic world we cannot exercise cruel laws to govern people at their own accord. Since those two powers aim for purposes in opposite directions, we cannot expect either of them to be the final ideology wh ich can include the other. We can finally say that we cannot rely on either of them to provide the final goal which all human beings are headed for.
There are progressive changes taking place in the world. So we can imagine something of higher dimension [than either democracy or Communism] must emerge to express universal purpose. Anything vacillating, fluctuating, or changing cannot be thought of a s our ultimate goal. The ultimate standard of good must be set up as the goal for all human beings to attain. However, since we are living apart from such ultimate good, it is difficult to adjust ourselves toward the real and ultimate goal. Any individ ual must first be able to have a solid foundation of goodness in order for him to go straight forward to the goal of goodness. Therefore, in order for the individual to progress, the ground of goodness must be set up on the individual level. This is not an easy task.
In this world, any individual, any family, any nation may be in the position of an enemy to the others. We are at constant odds with each other, inwardly and outwardly. So we cannot take any basis previously set up as the ultimate basis for the definiti on of goodness. It cannot be defined in that way. Suppose there exists what seems to be a definition of goodness. People who are on one side may take delight in that explanation, but the people on the other side may oppose it. We are in need of a stan dard which both sides can recognize. The basic criteria for the definition of good must not be the kind that can be opposed by anyone. It must be of the nature which neither of two parties can deny, but which both can recognize and agree with. Then we can safely come to the conclusion that any definition of goodness must be able to gain equal or overall recognition by all the people of the world. What is the nature of such a definition, then? Any definition which has been made out of self-centerednes s and out of self-interest or that is based on a partisan view can never be accepted as the final one.


Then we can say that it is goodness to pour out your efforts to win something or to do something for the sake of the public, for the sake of something bigger or better than the individual. That is a safe definition. If that is true, then everyone in the world will come to have the same opinion. Even if Japan and America, for example, were in the position of enemies to each other, they could not oppose this definition. In that case, the Japanese people could say that it is for the sake of the United St ates that they were acting. And the United States could say that they were doing such and such a thing for the sake of Japan. From human ethics we can say that when you do good things for the sake of other people, that is goodness. Finally, we can say that goodness is acting for the benefit of other people and not for oneself.
From this definition we can determine whether we as individuals, families, groups and nations, are either good or evil. We can say that something being done for the sake of other people is always good. If anyone denies that, then there can be no such wo rd as "goodness." When you say that someone is good, then without exception, that person is doing something that benefits other people. On the other hand, if that person is doing something for his own good at the expense of other people, you can immediat ely say that that person is evil. The motive of any good individual, good family, or good unit of society is to do things for the sake of others.
Then what is the basis for defining good and evil? Where does it lie? It does not exist in the outside world, but within the individual, in yourself. In case someone is doing something for you, that person stands in the position of good, not you. In o rder for you to be good, you must be the motivation or origin of carrying out good things. No matter how good your environment may be, this does not mean that you yourself are necessarily good.
The basis of the definition of good and evil lies in yourself. Everything starts from you as an individual. If you are doing things for the sake of others, you may be called good. I have used many words, but the definition is very simple, and the peopl e of the world have still not quite realized that. You may freely say things and do things, but if you do those things for yourself, you are not good. However beautiful a song you may sing for someone, if you are doing that out of greed for their praise or out of jealousy of others, you are not good. If you do things out of arrogance, out of pride in yourself, you are not quite doing things right. Arrogance has nothing to do with goodness.
Even when you sleep, if you do that for your own sake and you think, "I have worked more than other people and I deserve to rest," then in that case, you are not good. Everybody may think that freedom is more than life, but if you enjoy freedom out of gr eed and for your own sake, you are doing wrong. So it is important that we be able to understand what is good and what is evil.
Let us give an example in the case, of Japan [speaking to the Japanese members present]. If Japan goes on being economically abundant, if the Japanese go on developing their economic life for the sake of your own Japan, you deserve the title of "economic animal." At the end you are going to be the enemy of the other people of the world. If the Japanese people made their wealth for the sake of the whole world, even though all the people of Japan would have to perish in doing so, their spirit would endure and last long. They would never perish if they were living that way. Even if they fell into poverty again by going this way, people from other nations would help them because they had been working for the sake of other nations.
In this world when you want to marry, you look for someone who is going to be good to you. That person is in the position of good because he is going to do something for you. No one wants a self-centered person. You know very well that if you do things for the sake of your spouse, you are a good person. And if he or she serves you and does things for you, you are ready to do good things in return. If you want to serve other people, and if both of you have that attitude, then your family will be recei ving. Therefore, when you want to serve your spouse and do things for the sake of your counterpart, you will gain something in return. However, if you are both greedy, then neither will receive the affection of the other. Everything will, break apart. So we reach the conclusion that good will prosper and increase while evil will diminish and die.
Then are you ready to be good or bad? Every person in the world would want to be good. There is not a single person who would dream of being ruined. If we really knew that when we do things for others we will ourselves prosper, there would be no one wh o would not follow the way of goodness. Good will last forever.
The standard of good must be something really eternal and unique. I want you to have a clear understanding of what is good You must be seeing things for the sake of others, not for your own sake. 1 You must lend your attentive ears and listen to everythi ng for the sake of other people, not for the sake of yourself) You should be talking, acting out things and using all your five senses for the sake of others and not for yourself. If you found anyone living like that, you would long to be with that perso n, even to see him - all of him, his eyes, his nose, his mouth, his whole being. You would feel great affection towards that person. The fruit of good deeds will be affection from others and good accomplishments. If you find a person doing things for h is own sake, saying things and thinking things all for his own benefit, there will be no such thing as love functioning or arising around him. If you at all love that kind of person, eventually you will regret it.
The definition of goodness we have given must be in accordance with history and present world situations, as well as with the life of future generations. It will continue to be true. I must repeatedly say that your eyes are not created for yourself. Ey es are for the sake of seeing something objective. You talk because you have someone to talk to. You cannot say you are happy without anyone around you. When I speak, if you in the object position are happy to hear me, I become more and more elevated i n spirit. When I am eagerly talking to you and you don't listen to me attentively, I lose my spirit and don't want to talk any longer. Even when you touch something, would you take more delight in touching your own hand or touching the hand of your love r? You would rather want to touch the skin of your lover than your own. So it is wrong to think that you have your five senses for your own sake. They exist for the sake of others.
Why is it that anything good must take place for the sake of other people? You probably think at first, "I don't like the idea of having to work for the sake of other people in order to be called good. If I could do things for myself and be thought good , how wonderful it would be." We are born that way, so it cannot be helped.
We are created for the sake of other people. For instance, any masculine being is not created for himself, but for the sake of the opposite sex. Man was created for the sake of woman. Suppose there is a beautiful girl. Would she want to live forever w ith another beautiful girl? No, she would look for a handsome man, and she would think that her beauty is for the sake of that man. If there are two beautiful girls living together, rather than being attracted to each other, they would repulse each othe r. Suppose there is just one man for the two beautiful girls, and that man is an unattractive person. Both women would want that man for her husband, nevertheless. Our conclusion is that men and women are born for the sake of each other.
The very motivation of God in creating man is for the sake of woman, and woman for the sake of man. That being the truth, we can safely say that when we do things for other people, that is absolutely defined as good. When we call a family a happy one, t hat home is the place where the couple is living in good harmony with each other, not fighting. When they give birth to their children, their children would think that their parents are the best ones in the whole world. If a couple would live in perfect harmony with each other, their family would be thought of as the best family in the whole neighborhood, the whole community, and the whole nation.


God made man out of His love, out of goodness. Goodness is something which was there before our birth. So after our birth too, the motivation of our doing things for others is repeatedly always to do good. Then why is good defined as things to be done for the sake of other people? Who made things that way?
When man was created, did he spring into being as he is all by himself, with that law of goodness within him? The motivation did not come from himself. Some Reality, some Being of higher dimension defined him. That Something, that Reality said, "Let th ere be a man, let there be a woman," and that Being made those two for the sake of goodness. No result can come about without cause. When we think that ultimate Being set up the basis of goodness in the beginning, then we can safely say that the first C ause or Reality was good. Whatever we may call Him, that Being must be the ultimate Good. Man began to call him "God." What is God? What is He like?
Since God created man for the sake of other people, then God must be doing things for the sake of man. Because He is the Cause and we are the result of His creation, then the Cause must be something like the result. If God exists, He must be living for the sake of something or someone other than Himself. In human society, too, the more you do things for the sake of others, the more good you become. If you keep doing that, doing things for other people, you will come closer and closer to the central po int - God. In a community, if you do things for the sake of the public, in the long run you will become the leader in that community. Even though you may be reluctant, unwilling to be there, some force will drive you to the central point. When you elec t your president, senators and congressmen, you want to choose someone who will do something for the people of the nation. If he is the type of person who is not acting to serve others, he would be a dictator, and you wouldn't want him to have such a pos ition.
If there is a person who is going to do things for the sake of other people through eternity, never changing, then he is going to be the central personage to lead the people with him through eternity. If there is any Being, any Reality, who is going to d o things for the sake of the universe, he is going to be the central point through eternity, and this is God. We can call this kind of God the true God and the Standard of real and everlasting goodness. God created man in His likeness and image, so we, originally, are supposed to serve others. If we go on doing this through eternity, we can say that we are temples of God, resembling Him.
God, in creating the universe, did that for man. Likewise, when we create anything, we must be doing it for others. However beautiful a voice you may have, if you sing all by yourself with no one around to hear you, you are not really happy. The same i s true when you dance. You want to dance for the sake of other people, for them to see you and join you when you dance. So the word "happiness" itself can assume any meaning when there is someone else to appreciate it.
Peace is also that way. Peace, equality, anything of virtue cannot come about all by itself. Freedom too is not something you can enjoy by yourself. When you are all alone, there is nothing which you can call valuable or happy. There must be purpose t o be free, to be equal, to be ideally happy. So you must have an object to be really happy. If you have your object and there is ,reciprocal action, then here is circular movement, if the action of give and take is there making circular motion, if it ci rcles intensely enough, it will result in three-dimensional action. There is no real front or back, right or left; it is like the axial rotation of a plane when it revolves around so fast as to make entire oneness.
Unification also cannot come about all by itself. There must be some thing in the object position to be unified. If those in the object and subject positions work alone, the action cannot come about. Now we clearly know that God created man to think, t o speak and to act for the sake of other people. We know that everything belongs to God. God wants someone to whom He can give out all He has. Anything in God's possession is for the whole world. If God found someone who was ready to do things for the sake of the whole world, God would be ready to give out all He had to that person. In giving things to that person, God is most willing. He is not reluctant.
The very beginning of man's relationship to God was like this. God was willing to give all He had to man, and man was willing to return all he had to God. If that kind of relationship were permanently established by all individuals in the world, the who le world would be in beautiful harmony. God, as the core of such harmony, would take delight in living in human society.
However unassuming a man may be, he would want to be the center of the whole world if he had such a possibility. When man finds God or ultimate Being, he wants to possess that Reality or that Being all for himself. We are so greedy as not to want to sha re that Being with each other. But we are in the position of minus. That is, we are something like a vessel to contain what is coming from God. So, if you are a big vessel, a round and perfect one, God will fill your cup. There must be perfect individ uals, perfect families, perfect nations and a perfect world. On the broader level, the perfect man becomes the central personage. God would want to give all He had to that person. God has to find that kind of person. If such a person cannot be found, God will recreate him and send him to the world, because He is seeking to give out all He has to humanity through that channel.
Out of the greed of man and the Archangel, the human fall came about. Not only the Archangel, but Eve and Adam wanted to have things for themselves. This caused the fall. The intrinsic nature of God was unselfishness about doing things for the sake of others. But instead of multiplying God's -nature, human beings after the fall began to do things in the opposite manner - for their own sakes. We are the very descendants of the fallen ancestors. So we are the other way around from what God intended us to be.
Though our intrinsic nature is something good, we are more inclined to do evil things. There is a voice from our conscience telling us to do things for the good of others. But in some people, even the conscience is accelerating their doing things for th emselves. In general, our consciences are closer to God than our fleshly demands or desires. If you know that there is a boundary between good and evil, then do you find yourself having gone beyond the boundary to join the side of good? You, yourself, know the answer very well. You don't have to apply constitutional law or any other kind of law to decide that. You can immediately and accurately determine whether you are on the side of good or of bad. Inwardly, you know how to distinguish good from e vil. So you must remove the evil and cultivate the good within yourself. Selfishness, self-centeredness - those are your greatest enemies. You must be able to resist those powers and you must be ready to do things for the sake of other people. Make yo ur all-out effort to do good things and you will come to resemble God. Then you will take delight in what you are doing, and God will be pleased with you.


God established many religions in the world because He wanted to drive the people to the side of good through religious teachings. If you recognize the fact that there are many such religions leading people to the side of goodness, you cannot deny that G od is working behind the scenes of history. There is no doubt of that. God exists. Since God is absolute and omniscient and omnipotent, it must be possible to restore the original position.
There was a purpose for God's creating man. Then in order for us to fulfill that original purpose, God will help us. Without our being able to do that, God's entire purpose of creation will be nullified. Without working through man, God cannot establis h His kingdom on earth. God Himself created the world and whatever things are good for the sake of man. So man must be able to establish His kingdom on earth. Then God's hope is to find a man with the personality of ultimate good, who can establish for Him the kingdom of God on earth.
If there is any ideology, any doctrine, any "ism" or any religion that is going to accomplish that mission to establish God's kingdom on earth, God will rely upon the group surrounding such a way of thinking. God is in the position of the ultimate or cos mic Subject, so He would want a person of that value, of His dimension, to work through; a person of that quality would be what God would have to have. From God's side there are no national boundaries. There is no discrimination among individuals. Any and every individual has equal right to claim God and to have equal value. There must come into being an individual or a group of people with God's way of thinking. They will resemble God and must restore themselves back into the original position. The re are many countries in the world, but none of them is completely in accord with God's will. There are many religious groups existing in the world, but none of them is up to His standard. Therefore there must appear a group of people under a religious view or ideology that will be in conformity with God's will. God is most anxious to find such a people, such a nation.
We must recognize that we ourselves are here to carry out the mission for the sake of all mankind, for the sake of God's will. With that confidence fused in our minds we must be brave and bold enough to go through any difficulty. If we go on like this, all the heavenly destiny will be on our side and will push us ahead. Sooner or later we will attain our goal, and then we will be one with God Himself. If we are in the object position to the ultimate Subject, God, then we are placed in the central poin t of the universe. And all the universe is destined to come close to us and be united with us.
If you are in that position, you are the center of yourself as an individual, of your family, of your tribe, of your nation, and of the world. God's essence, or the core of goodness inherent in God, will come through you as an axis to turn the whole worl d. Since you are doing all things for the sake of other people, you are in the central point, and since you are in the central point, you are the basis of goodness. God will work through you to move the world. You will have nothing to do with the basis of evil. In that case you are doing things in accordance with the purpose of the principle of creation. You are the instrument carrying out God's will, and you are doing things which God would want you to do. In that case, you are enjoying the value o f the man that God originally created. By taking that responsibility on yourself, you become indispensable to God, and you are naturally placed in the central position. You are going to be the basis of good; you have nothing to do with evil. That kind of person is what God would want to have. So if you are resolved to eat and sleep and do all things for the sake of mankind, then you can never be invaded by evil power. For some it may take a lifetime to become a man of such personality, but if we know the Principle, we will want to be that kin d of person. We want to build that kind of personality in ourselves within seven years, or if possible, in one year or less. Even though we have to pay a tremendous toll of indemnity, we want to go that way. If you want to be that kind of person, you w ill have to suffer a great deal. We must be ready to go through as much as necessary.
There is selfishness and individual-centeredness in the United States and the world today. In the midst of all problems we must become the core of this society, cleaning up everything ugly. There is a great challenge ahead of us. We are going to attack everything evil and drive it out of this country and the world. From the definition we have just given, we are sure that we can win over the evil forces in this country. if we work strenuously, we will succeed. We want to carry out the tradition of our heavenly Father. God has been working all through the 6000 biblical years of providential history, day and night without rest, for the sake of all mankind. If we have inherited His will, can we not do that? Has God been complaining that He has had to w ork so hard? He knows that however great the difficulty He has had to go through, it is nothing compared with what will have been achieved at last. So we have to resemble Him and struggle hard to attain the goal.
Since God is omnipotent and we resemble God, if we leave anything undone, it is because we have not struggled enough. If we have struggled in wholehearted effort to attain the goal, nothing Re despair, distress or complaint are possible. Instead of thos e, we will pour out all our energy, all our beings into this cause, and we will be successful. There is nothing like evil existing on God's side. There is only progress possible, only victory possible on God's side. If you really know that you have inh erited that kind of tradition from God as the children of God, then you can't complain to Him about what you have to do. That's impossible. We must be indignant about the existence of evil and want to eradicate its last remnants. On the solid foundatio n of good which God has set for us, we want to eliminate all evil from the individual, from the family, from the whole society. After removing evil elements from ourselves, we must purify the whole world.
You must be resolved to be one who is to shoulder the responsibility to purify the world, promoting goodness, having nothing to do with evil. I want you to be like that, and I am confident that you are going to fulfill your mission.
In such an awareness that you are on the side of good, inheriting God's tradition, I want you to do things for the great cause of God, purifying all mankind. This being the leading nation of the world, you are going to work here. I want you to be victor s for this cause.

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Основы Добра и Зла

Основы Добра и Зла

Каждый из нас стоит либо на стороне зла, либо на стороне добра. Любой человек, семья, род, нация - собственно, как и весь мир - могут быть на стороне добра или на стороне зла. В мире много стран, и каждая нация считает, что принадлежит стороне добра. Так происходит потому, что каждая нация состоит из отдельных людей, каждый из которых считает себя хорошим, поэтому и каждая нация в целом считает себя хорошей. Но по каким критериям можно определить абсолютное добро и зло? Мы понимаем, что все люди и все нации не могут быть на стороне добра. Должен быть критерий, на основе которого можно различать добро и зло.

Молодые люди часто говорят: "Если мы склонны ко злу, то только потому, что общество и люди вокруг так порочны". Они пытаются переложить ответственность со своих плеч на весь мир. Что бы мы ни говорили о мире или нации, это лишь совокупности индивидуумов, и, в конечном счете, все определяет позиция каждого человека. Вот почему всегда так важно, на какую сторону встанет человек - добра или зла, ведь общество состоит из людей. Каким бы хорошим ни был мир, но если вы приверженец зла, то для общества это создает огромные проблемы. Какими бы ни были окружающие обстоятельства, если вы твердо стоите на позиции добра, то на вас ничто не повлияет. Вывод может быть один: только если каждый человек придерживается позиции добра, добро воцарится в обществе.

Укаждого человека своя система ценностей, свой взгляд на жизнь и мнение обо всем. Каждый, кто испытывает влияние общества, сетует на это общество. Таков инстинкт человека - принимать вещи, которые нравятся, и отвергать то, что не нравится. Хорошо, когда вы настаиваете на том, что вы человек добрый, будучи действительно таковым. Но плохо, когда будучи на стороне зла вы считаете себя хорошим. Так как семья, общество, нации и мировое сообщество состоят из людей, то среди них можно выделить столько отличительных черт, сколько различий можно найти между разными людьми. Другими словами, это разнообразие бесконечно.

Человеку вообще свойственно меняться каждую минуту. Днем и вечером вы не такой, каким были утром. Сейчас - не такой, каким были в детстве; и еще не раз в жизни вам предстоит измениться. А если это так, то в какой-то определенный момент нельзя с точностью сказать о себе, хорошие мы или плохие, так как природе человека присуще непостоянство. Если даже только однажды мы заметим, что изменяемся под влиянием окружающей среды или обстоятельств, то нам придется усомниться в себе. Вот почему мы должны относиться достаточно скептически к способности человека определять, что есть добро, а что зло.

Есть еще другая причина, почему мы не можем полагаться на себя при определении добра и зла: дело в том, что мы, как и все люди, склонны к эгоцентризму и поэтому не можем полагаться на свое мнение.

Скорее всего, вы никогда не были в заключении. В тюрьме каждый преступник думает, что общество порочно и что он не совершал ничего, чтобы быть осужденным. Он полагает, что все, что он совершил, делалось им только ради общества - или, по крайней мере, с какими-либо благородными целями. Так происходит потому, что не существует общепринятого эталона в отношении плохих и хороших поступков. Помимо этого, любое определение, данное человеком, не может существовать долго; оно не вечно. Даже если вы можете признаться себе, что поступили плохо, но когда на это укажут другие, вам наверняка это не будет приятно. С другой стороны, вам приятно, когда люди одобряют ваш поступок, хотя при этом в глубине души вы понимаете, что, может, поступили не совсем хорошо. Мы не в состоянии дать окончательного определения добра и зла из-за своей эгоцентричной направленности.

Обычно люди, давая определение добра и зла, полагаются на свою совесть. И несмотря на то, что всем нам присуща совесть, эталон ее различен для разных людей. Если есть тысяча людей, то есть тысяча различных вариантов того, что мы называем совестью. Совесть подсказывает, что хорошо, а что плохо, но может ли совесть человека быть абсолютным критерием для определения этих понятий?

Каждое общество подчиняется законам. Человек считается хорошим, если он соблюдает законы, и плохим, если не соблюдает их. В Америке, к примеру, как и в других странах, есть конституция. Так на любом уровне общества есть свои правила и законы, включая неписаные законы семьи. Но, например, цель создания законов в странах с коммунистическим режимом отлична от цели создания законов в демократических государствах. Коммунистические режимы не пренебрегают никакими средствами для поддержания своей идеологии. Напротив, в демократическом мире невозможно использовать жестокие законы для управления. Поскольку эти два мира преследуют цели прямо противоположные, не стоит ожидать, что одна из идеологий в конечном счете сольется с другой. И приходится признать, что ни одна из них не в состоянии определить окончательную цель, к которой стремится все человечество.

Вмире происходят прогрессивные перемены, поэтому можно ожидать, что появится нечто большее, чем демократия или коммунизм, что станет выражением этой всеобщей цели. Ничто колеблющееся, непостоянное, переменчивое не может считаться основной и окончательной целью. Основной эталон добра должен устанавливаться согласно такой цели, к которой стремится все человечество. Но как бы то ни было, поскольку мы оторваны от абсолютного добра, то трудно осознать, что эта цель реальна и абсолютна. Каждый человек прежде всего должен создать прочное основание добра в самом себе, для того чтобы непосредственно идти к выполнению хорошей цели. Итак, чтобы человек мог развиваться, необходимо создать основание добра на индивидуальном уровне. А это совсем не просто.

Внашем мире любой человек, любая семья, любая нация может быть чьим-то врагом. Между нами существуют постоянные разногласия, внутренние и внешние. Поэтому ни один из наших прежних постулатов не может быть взят за основу определения добра. Таким образом, добро не поддается определению. Предположим, что все-таки существует некое определение добра. Но одних людей устроит такое определение, а другим оно будет не по нраву. Нам необходим эталон, приемлемый для обеих сторон. Основной критерий, определяющий добро, должен признаваться всеми, и его природа должна быть такова, что ни одна из сторон не может его отрицать, но каждая признает и соглашается с ним. Поэтому напрашивается вывод, что определение добра должно получить равное и всеобщее признание всех людей на земле. Какова же тогда природа такого определения? Любое определение, продиктованное личной заинтересованностью, эгоизмом или узостью мышления, не может быть принято как окончательное.

Определение добра

Итак, можно сказать, что мы делаем добро, когда добиваемся чего-то на благо общества, во имя чего-то большего, чем интересы отдельного человека. Такое определение безошибочно. И если оно истинно, то все люди в мире придут к такому же мнению. И даже если, к примеру, Япония и Америка заняли враждебную позицию по отношению друг к другу, то все равно ни одна из них не сможет отрицать это определение добра. В этом случае Япония скажет, что действует на благо Америки, и наоборот. С точки зрения этических норм можно сказать, что если ты делаешь хорошее для других, это и есть добро. Итак, мы можем сказать, что добро есть поступки во благо других людей, а не самого себя.

На основе данного определения мы можем решить для себя, являемся мы, как отдельные люди, семьи, социум и нации, хорошими или плохими. Сделанное для других - всегда добро. И если от этого отказаться, то исчезнет и само понятие добра. Если вы говорите, что кто-то добр, то, без каких-либо исключений, это означает, что данный человек живет для других. С другой стороны, если человек добивается чего-то для себя за счет других, то вы без колебаний можете назвать его злым. И каждым добрым человеком, хорошей семьей или обществом должно руководить стремление сделать что-то для других.

Так что же лежит в основе определения добра и зла? Где оно? Вы не найдете его в окружающем мире, оно - в человеке, т.е. в вас. Если кто-то сделал вам что-то хорошее, то именно он стоит на позиции добра, а не вы. Чтобы прийти к добру, вам самому нужно нести в мир добро. И каким бы добрым ни был мир вокруг вас, вы не становитесь добрым человеком автоматически.

Основа определения добра и зла находится в вас. Все начинается с человека. Если ваши поступки направлены на благо других, то вас можно назвать добрым. Я был очень многословен, а само определение добра предельно просто, только люди до сих пор не осознали этого. Вы можете делать и говорить что угодно, но если все, что вы делаете, будет только для вас, вы недобрый человек. Какую бы прекрасную песню вы ни пели, если вы делаете это ради похвалы или из зависти к кому-то другому, вы - недобрый человек. Если вашими поступками руководят гордость и тщеславие, то вы не на совсем верном пути. Высокомерие не имеет ничего общего с добром.

Даже если вы ложитесь спать только ради самого себя, думая при этом: "Я работал больше других и заслужил этот отдых", то и в этом случае вы не добрый человек. Каждый, наверно, думает, что свобода значит больше, чем жизнь, но если вы наслаждаетесь свободой из жадности или ради самого себя, то поступаете неверно. Очень важно понять, что же есть добро, а что зло.

Разрешите привести в пример Японию (я обращаюсь сейчас к японским членам Церкви, сидящим в зале). Если Япония так и останется экономически процветающей страной, если японцы будут продолжать использовать свою экономику только на благо Японии, вы вполне заслужите название "экономических животных". И в конце концов вы станете врагами других народов. Но если японцы будут приумножать свое богатство на благо всего мира, хотя бы это и стоило им жизни, их дух преодолеет все. И если они будут так жить, то никогда не пропадут. Даже если они снова встретятся с нищетой, идя по этому пути, люди других наций помогут им, ибо они жили на благо всех.

Если вы собираетесь жениться и ищете того, кто был бы хорош для вас, то в этом случае вы не стоите на позиции добра. Что же касается того человека, то он стоит на позиции добра, собираясь сделать что-то хорошее для вас. Никто не хочет жить бок о бок с эгоистом. Вы знаете очень хорошо, что если вы делаете что-то хорошее для своего супруга, то становитесь хорошим человеком. Если он или она служат вам и делают что-то для вас, то вы всегда готовы ответить добром на добро. Если вы оба будете служить другим людям, ваши усилия будут вознаграждены. Следовательно, когда вы служите своему супругу и делаете это во имя вашей второй половины, то ваши усилия не будут напрасны. Но если вы оба жадны, то ни один из вас не испытает искренней привязанности и любви другого. Все просто развалится. Таким образом, мы пришли к выводу, что добро будет процветать и укрепляться, в то время как зло будет разрушаться и в конечном итоге умрет.

Итак, каким же вы готовы быть хорошим, а может плохим? Наверняка каждый в этом мире хочет быть добрым, хорошим. Нет ни одного человека, который мечтал бы быть побежденным. Если бы мы действительно знали, что, помогая другим, мы сами будем процветать, то не было бы никого, кто не пошел бы по пути добра, ибо добро пребудет вовеки.

Эталон добра должен быть вечным и неповторимым. И я хочу, чтобы вы правильно поняли, что есть добро. Вы должны воспринимать мир во благо других, а не для себя. Вы должны внимательно слушать во имя других, а не для себя. Говорите, действуйте, используйте все пять органов чувств для других, а не для себя. Если вы найдете человека, живущего так, вы страстно захотите быть рядом с ним или хотя бы увидеть его - его глаза, уши, нос, губы, его самого. Этот человек покажется вам необыкновенно привлекательным. Плоды же добрых дел - это любовь людей и удача в делах. Если вы встретите человека, работающего для себя, говорящего, думающего только о себе, то этот человек не будет окружен атмосферой любви. И даже если вы полюбите такого человека, со временем вы обязательно пожалеете об этом.

Определение добра должно соответствовать истории и современному положению в мире, а также жизни грядущих поколений. Оно всегда будет истинным. Я должен повторить - ваши глаза созданы не только для вас. Глаза даны, чтобы вы могли видеть объективно. Вы говорите потому, что есть кто-то, кто слушает вас. И не можете быть счастливы, когда никого нет рядом. Когда я обращаюсь к вам и вижу, что вы с радостью слушаете меня, то я вдохновляюсь все больше и больше. А если я стремлюсь объяснить вам что-то, а вы невнимательны, то я падаю духом, и нет желания продолжать. Даже если вы прикасаетесь к чему-то, чего вам приятнее касаться - собственной руки или рук любимого человека? Конечно вам хотелось бы коснуться руки любимого, а не своей. Так что наши органы чувств существуют не лично для вас, но во имя других.

Почему хорошим становится только то, что сделано для других? Вы, возможно, сразу подумали: "Мне не по душе эта идея: работать для кого-то другого, ради того чтобы называться хорошим. Как было бы здорово, если бы я мог заниматься только собой, а обо мне все равно думали бы, что я хороший". И с этим ничего не поделаешь, такими уж мы родились.

Мы были созданы на благо других. Любой мужчина создан для женщины. А красивая девушка? Захочет ли она всегда жить с другой красивой девушкой? Нет, она будет искать привлекательного мужчину, полагая, что ее красота - именно для него. Если две красивые девушки живут вместе, то время не сблизит их, а, скорей, отдалит друг от друга. И когда появится мужчина, даже совсем непривлекательный, обе женщины захотят выйти за него замуж. Из этого следует, что мужчины и женщины созданы друг для друга.

Бог создавал мужчину именно для женщины, а женщину - для мужчины. И если это истина, то мы можем, не боясь ошибиться, сказать, что все, сделанное для других, может быть определено как добро. Когда мы говорим о счастливой семье, мы имеем в виду супругов, которые живут в гармонии друг с другом, а не ссорятся по любому поводу. И когда у них появятся дети, то они будут думать, что лучше их родителей никого нет на свете. Если супруги живут в совершенной гармонии друг с другом, то их семью будут считать лучшей во всей округе, обществе и даже нации.

Источник добра

Бог создал человека, вдохновленный своей любовью и добротой. Добро - это нечто, что было еще до нашего рождения. Итак, мы родились, и теперь уже мы делаем что-то во имя других, движимые желанием совершать хорошие поступки. Почему же добро - это поступки во имя других людей? Кто установил такой порядок? После сотворения сам ли человек стал таким, с законом добра в душе? Но решение создать себя не принадлежит человеку. Некая реальность, сущность высшего порядка определила это. И это нечто, эта реальность сказала: "Да будет мужчина, да будет женщина". Это существо создало этих двоих во имя добра. Никакой результат невозможен, если нет причины, которая его породила. Если мы допустим, что основа добра изначально устанавливается некой абсолютной сущностью, то очевидно, что первопричина этого мира - добро. Как бы мы ни называли ее, эта сущность должна быть абсолютным добром. Человек дал ему имя "Бог". Что есть Бог? Каков Он?

Раз Бог создал человека для блага других, Он должен делать что-то во имя человека. Так как Он есть причина, а мы результат Его творения, то у причины должно быть что-то общее с результатом. Если Бог существует, Он должен жить во имя чего-то или кого-то, помимо Себя. И в человеческом обществе чем бескорыстнее вы помогаете другим, тем лучше становитесь. И если вы будете продолжать поступать так же, работая для других, то будете все ближе и ближе подходить к центральной точке, основе основ - Богу. В обществе, если вы работаете на всеобщее благо, то в конечном итоге станете руководить этим обществом. И какая-то сила против вашего желания будет подталкивать вас все ближе и ближе к центру. Когда вы выбираете президента, сенатора, конгрессмена, вы хотите выбрать человека, который сделает что-то для своего народа и нации. Если он относится к тем людям, которые не служат общему благу, а склонны к диктату, вряд ли вы захотите, чтоб он оставался на этом посту.

Если есть человек, который готов вечно, самозабвенно служить людям, то он станет центральной личностью и поведет за собой людей через вечность. Если какая-то сущность или реальность будет действовать во имя вселенной, то она станет ее вечным центром: это и есть Бог. Такого Бога мы назовем истинным Богом, образцом подлинного, непреходящего добра. Бог создал человека по образу Своему и подобию, поэтому-то изначально мы призваны служить другим. И если мы будем жить, осуществляя это в течение всей вечности, мы можем быть названы храмом Божьим, Его подобием.

Бог сотворил Вселенную для человека. Так и мы, создавая что-нибудь, должны делать это для других. Даже если у вас прекрасный голос, вы не будете счастливы, когда поете сами для себя и вокруг нет ни души. Это так же верно, когда вы танцуете. Вам хочется танцевать для других, чтобы люди любовались вами или танцевали вместе с вами. Слово "счастье" может означать самое разное, но оно всегда подразумевает, что есть кто-то рядом, с кем его можно разделить.

То же можно сказать о мире. Мир, равенство, любые добродетели не появляются сами по себе. И свободой не насладишься в одиночестве. Когда вы одиноки, нет ничего, что было бы ценно или дорого вам. Чтобы быть свободным, равным и полностью счастливым, нужно иметь цель. Но чтобы быть действительно счастливым, вам нужен какой-то объект. Когда есть объект, возникают взаимные отношения, круговое движение. Когда взаимные действия отдавания и принятия достаточно интенсивны, создается трехмерное круговое движение. Здесь нет правого и левого, переднего и заднего положений, речь идет, скорее, о движении вокруг одной оси, но таком быстром, что создается впечатление единого целого.

Но объединение не может прийти само по себе. Нужно нечто в позиции объекта, т.е. то, с чем можно объединяться. И если те, кто находятся в позиции объекта или субъекта, не будут взаимодействовать, объединения не произойдет. Это также подтверждает то, что Бог создал человека, чтобы тот думал, говорил и действовал во имя других людей. Мы знаем, что все в мире принадлежит Богу, и Он ищет кого-то, кому бы мог отдать все, что у Него есть. Все, чем Он владеет, на благо всего мира. И как только Бог найдет человека, готового жить во имя всего мира, Он будет готов отдать ему все. Бог действительно страстно желает отдавать, щедрость Его безмерна.

Всамом начале отношения человека с Богом были следующими: Бог хотел отдать все, что имел, человеку, человек же желал вернуть Господу все, что было у него. Если бы такие отношения существовали всегда между всеми людьми, то мир был бы миром прекрасной гармонии. И Бог, будучи сердцем этой гармонии, был бы счастлив жить среди таких людей.

Каким бы скромным ни был человек, он хотел бы стать центром мира, если бы ему предоставилась такая возможность. Когда человек находит Бога или высшее существо, он хочет сам владеть своим открытием. Мы слишком жадны, чтобы делиться этой новой, обретенной нами реальностью с другими. Но мы находимся на положении минуса. Мы всего лишь сосуд, который наполняется тем, что исходит от Бога. И если вы большой глубокий сосуд, круглый и совершенный, Бог наполнит вас. Должны появиться такие совершенные личности, семьи, нации, и тогда весь мир станет совершенным. И на более высоком уровне этот совершенный человек становится центральной личностью. И Бог захочет отдать все, что у Него есть, этому человеку, но для начала необходимо найти его. Но если это не удастся, то Бог заново его создаст и пошлет в мир, потому что Он ищет человека, способного стать каналом, через который Бог сможет отдать все человечеству.

Грехопадение было вызвано алчностью человека и архангела. Не только архангел, но и Адам и Ева хотели пользоваться всем только для себя. И это привело их к грехопадению. Сущность природы Бога - в бескорыстной помощи другим. Но вместо того чтобы преумножать Божественную природу, после грехопадения люди стали делать все лишь для самих себя. Мы потомки падших прародителей и поэтому являемся полной противоположностью тому, какими Бог хотел нас видеть.

Несмотря на то, что нашей изначальной природе присуще доброе начало, мы более склонны делать злые вещи. Хотя голос совести говорит нам делать добро для других, у некоторых людей даже этот голос упрашивает делать все для собственного блага. И все же, в целом, наша совесть гораздо ближе к Богу, чем потребности и желания плоти. Если представить себе границу между добром и злом, где вы находитесь? Перешли ли вы границу в сторону добра? Ответ известен вам самим, и не нужно обращаться ни к каким законам, чтобы ответить на этот вопрос. Определить, на чьей вы стороне - добра или зла - можно мгновенно. Ибо подсознательно вы знаете, как различать добро и зло. Так что вы должны избавиться от зла, развивая добро в своем сердце. Эгоизм и себялюбие - ваши злейшие враги. Вы должны уметь противостоять им, делая добро для других. Изо всех сил пытайтесь служить добру и вы станете подобны Господу. И наслаждаясь тем, что делаете, вы тем самым будете приносить радость Богу.

Роль религии

Бог способствовал появлению многих религий на земле для того, чтобы через религиозные учения привести человечество на сторону добра. И если вы признаете тот факт, что многие религии направляют людей к добру, то нельзя отрицать, что Бог - невидимый рабочий на сцене истории. Итак, нет никакого сомнения - Бог существует. И поскольку Бог абсолютен, всемогущ, всеведущ, то это значит, что есть возможность восстановить изначальный порядок.

Создавая человека, Бог, без сомнения, придерживался определенной цели. И для того чтобы мы выполнили свое предназначение, Бог будет помогать нам. Если мы не сделаем этого, цель Божьего творения не будет достигнута. Господь не может установить Царство Небесное на земле, иначе как действуя через людей. Он Сам создал мир и все доброе в нем для блага человека. Так что человек должен установить Его Царство на земле, поэтому Бог и надеется найти человека, воплощение высшего добра, который смог бы осуществить это.

Если бы какая-нибудь идеология, доктрина, какой-нибудь "изм" или религия взяли на себя миссию установления Царства Божьего, Господь смог бы положиться на группу людей, живущих в соответствии с этой идеей. Бог находится в позиции высшего, или космического субъекта, и Ему нужен человек такого же значения и масштаба, чтобы действовать через него. Для Бога не существует национальных различий, дискриминации между людьми. Пред Богом мы все равны, и каждый человек имеет право обращаться к Нему. Но должен появиться такой человек или группа людей, которые мыслят так же, как Бог. Они станут подобны Богу и восстановят себя до изначального положения человека. Ни одна из множества стран на земле не действует в совершенном согласии с Божьей волей. И ни одна из религиозных групп не делает этого. Должна появиться группа людей с религиозными взглядами или идеологией, которая будет соответствовать воле Бога. Бог страстно желает найти таких людей, такую нацию.

Мы должны понять, что существуем для выполнения своей миссии во имя всего человечества, во имя воли Бога. Сознание этого должно придать нам уверенность, наполняя сердце пылом и смелостью преодолевать любые трудности. И если мы пойдем этим путем, то все небесные силы будут с нами и будут помогать нам идти вперед, все преодолевая. Рано или поздно мы достигнем своей цели и будем едины с Самим Богом. Находясь в позиции объекта по отношению к высшему субъекту, Богу, мы оказываемся в центральной точке всего Космоса. И тогда Космос неизбежно приблизится к нам и будет един с нами.

Если вы на таком положении, то вы - центр самого себя как личности, центр своей семьи, рода, нации и мира. Сама сущность Бога или сама суть добра, присущая Богу, пройдет через вас подобно оси, чтобы перевернуть весь мир. Всегда действуя на благо других, вы становитесь центром и, находясь в этой центральной позиции, являетесь основой добра. И Бог будет работать через вас, чтобы двигать мир. Ничто не будет объединять вас со злом, и поэтому вы сможете работать в согласии с целью Принципа творения. Вы - инструмент Божьей воли, и поступаете в соответствии с Его желаниями. Только приняв это, вы сможете насладиться и оценить истинную ценность человека, каким его изначально сотворил Господь. Взяв на себя эту ответственность, вы становитесь совершенно необходимы Господу и естественным образом занимаете центральное положение. Именно в таком человеке, воплощении добра, не имеющим ничего общего со злом, и нуждается Господь.

Итак, если вы решили есть, спать, жить для блага всего человечества, злые силы никогда не завладеют вами. У кого-то может уйти вся жизнь на то, чтобы стать таким человеком, но, зная Божественный Принцип, мы непременно захотим достичь этого. Мы захотим стать таким человеком за 7 лет или, если возможно, за год и меньше. И даже то, что придется заплатить невероятно тяжкое искупление, не остановит нас. Если вы хотите стать такой личностью, нужно быть готовым к большим страданиям. Мы должны быть готовы идти через все испытания столько, сколько потребуется.

Сегодня в Америке, как и во всем мире, господствует эгоизм и индивидуализм. Среди этих проблем вы должны стать ядром общества, очищающим его от всего безобразного. И это большое испытание для нас. Мы будем бороться со всяким злом и вытесним его из своей страны и мира. Исходя из приведенных выше объяснений, мы можем быть уверены, что победим злые силы в этой стране. Если вы будете работать без устали, то обязательно достигнете успеха. Мы хотим воплотить в жизнь традицию Небесного Отца. Бог неустанно работал, день и ночь, все 6 тысяч библейских лет провиденциальной истории во имя человечества. И если мы наследуем Его волю, можем ли мы не работать так же? Жаловался ли когда-нибудь Бог на то, что Ему пришлось так тяжело работать? Он знает, что несмотря на любые испытания, они ничто в сравнении с тем, что будет достигнуто в результате. Итак, мы должны быть подобны Ему и мужественно бороться, чтобы достичь цели.

Поскольку Бог всемогущ, а мы подобны Ему, то если мы чего-то не можем сделать - значит, мы недостаточно упорно боролись. И если мы боролись, прилагая искренние усилия на пути к цели, то нет места жалобам, отчаянию, депрессии. Вместо этого мы приложим все усилия, отдавая всего себя борьбе за эту цель, и обязательно победим. На стороне Бога нет места злу, а возможен только прогресс и победа над злом. И если вы действительно унаследовали эту традицию Бога как Его дети, то не можете жаловаться Ему на то, что вам приходится делать. Это просто невозможно. Зло должно приводить нас в негодование, и мы должны стремиться начисто искоренить его. На прочном основании добра, заложенном Господом, мы уничтожим зло в каждом человеке, в каждой семье, во всем обществе. И уничтожив зло прежде всего в самом себе, мы должны очистить от него весь мир.

Вы должны решиться стать одним из тех, кто взвалит на свои плечи ответственность за очищение мира, став человеком, приносящим только добро и не имеющим ничего общего со злом. Я хочу, чтобы вы стали такими, и уверен, что вы выполните свою миссию.

Изная, что вы стоите на стороне добра, наследуя традицию Бога, я хочу, чтобы вы действовали во имя великой цели Бога - очищения всего человечества. Это ведущая нация мира и вам предстоит работать здесь. Я хочу видеть вас победителями в достижении этой цели.

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Heaven's Side And Satan's Side Reverend Sun Myung Moon

Heaven's Side And Satan's Side Reverend Sun Myung Moon

February 20, 1983
Translator - Bo Hi Pak

Religious people generally do not take seriously the idea of a Heavenly side and a satanic side in this world. This is simply because many people are not sure of themselves and whether there really is a God and a Satan. However the Unification Church is clearly making a declaration about the existence of both God and Satan.
What would God and Satan themselves say about their own existences? Certainly they are sure that they exist. Also they would be clear about claiming what belongs to each of them. Would both God and Satan claim the good things or the bad ones? They would both want the good things. What is it that Satan looks upon as most desirable in this world? According to Oriental philosophy, the universe is composed of chun, which is the heavens; chi, which is the earth; and in, which is mankind. The population of the Heavenly Kingdom as well as earthly kingdoms is composed of human beings; thus these elements include everything in the universe. It is the common goal of both God and Satan to have dominion over everything in the universe-heaven, earth, and mankind.
Both God and Satan are pulling the three elements toward their own sides. Satan wants to make the heavens into his own kingdom, all the kingdoms of earth under him, and all mankind under his domain. God wants to do the same thing. If Satan and God really had the same goal, they should have no quarrel with each other; but that would mean that there was no distinction between Satan and God. However, even the fact that there is a terminology regarding the different sides signifies that there are differences between God's goal and Satan's goal.
What is the clear definition of Satan's side and what is the goal of Satan? Likewise what is God's side and God's goal? If we draw three concentric circles, one represents man, one Heaven, and one the earth. From the center, two completely opposite directions came into being, one representing God's side and the other, Satan's side. If God is the God of goodness, what can be said about Satan? He is the "god" of evil. From Heaven's side, we term certain things evil but from the satanic point of view, the same things are good and the opposites are evil. From God's point of view, Satan is evil. From Satan's viewpoint, God is evil. Does Satan have the right to claim that, however? Does he have the right to claim his side as good?
Do you think God knows clearly that He is good? Does Satan know clearly that he is evil? That is a very fundamental question. We must start out with a fundamental definition of good and evil. What is good? Is eating a meal "good?" Is wearing a good suit "good?" Good is related to original value, the originally intended value. What is that origin? Let us take the example of a plant. Its origin is a seed which was borne by another plant's fruit. These are real, substantial origins which really existed.
Goodness always brings protection to that original form. What is evil? Evil is the power which tries to obstruct and destroy the original form. For example, when a little sprout is coming up from the seed, the evil force will try to stop it by taking away the dirt or moisture. When the tree tries to put forth flowers, evil would bring about cold weather or something to kill the flowers in order to prevent the fruit from coming into being. That is an illustration of evil going against an entity's original form.
What is the definition of God? God is a personality and a character. In our universe God brings protection to all the originally created forms of the creation. All of the things of creation need to grow toward their goals, so God is the source of their warmth and love and protection allowing them to achieve their originally intended goals. When I hug someone, he must feel good from it. Why? Because a hug means warmth, love and protection. Likewise, if I hit that person, he would feel hurt and shocked because that is a destructive action. In this context, hugging someone is a good action while hitting someone is an evil action. Thus the definition of goodness is to bring protection, warmth and love to the original form so that form can blossom into its original design or purpose. The definition of evil is that force which tries to bring destruction and disturbance to the original form or purpose.
When we draw a vertical line in the center of a circle, God's side is always moving toward normalcy and growth. Satan's side moves away from normalcy and toward diminishing goodness. The characteristic of God is to always try to build toward the better, while Satan is always bringing the lesser, destructive results. Thus the elements chun, chi, and in,-heaven, earth, and man-are the sum of the universe. Which of these are in the position to be the central point of the universe? Certainly, the focal point of existence, the central point, is mankind.
What are the components of mankind? They are men and women. Let us also say that God exists. What kind of a God is a good God? The definition of a good God is one who gives protection for the development of all the original forms to their fruition. There is another "god," as well, one who is pulling the universe in the opposite direction, toward destruction. That "god" is Satan and his forces are the satanic forces. In our universe, the three critical "actors" are God, Satan, and mankind. What is the common desire of both God and Satan? Do you think Satan wants to possess God? Does God want to possess Satan? No, they each want to possess man.
Within this universe the most precious creation is mankind. However, above man there is an even greater Being, the Creator, namely God. Why doesn't Satan want to have possession of God, since He is greater than man? Satan is a greedy being, so why wasn't he ultimately greedy and pursuing God as his object of possession? The reason is that God has no capacity to be corrupted- He is eternal, unchanging, unique. Therefore, no matter how much power Satan may gain, he could never change God and bring Him under his control. God is beyond Satan's realm.
Why didn't God seek to gain possession of Satan, with all his power? Both are rulers-God is eternal and unchanging while Satan is always changing and is very temporal. God is unique and Satan is not; God is eternal, Satan is temporal; God is unchanging, Satan is always changing to suit himself. Why, then, do God and Satan both pursue mankind as their possession? It is because mankind is capable of relating to both God and Satan. Men have the characteristics of changeability as well as unchangeability so both God and Satan have the hope that men will come to their sides.
Is the person who changes from morning to night more open to God's side or Satan's side? Is the person who is always the source of conflicts in his home more susceptible to God or to Satan? Is the person who is totally immersed in his daily affairs and doesn't even think about eternity or gain any kind of long-term vision-is he more susceptible to God or to Satan? Let's look at the man who is a husband and a father with many responsibilities at home. Suppose he continually neglects his wife and children and goes off to the local bar and gets drunk, even trying to forget about his home life seeking only momentary pleasures. Is that person more susceptible to Satan or to God? Do you think such a person who likes to drink and get drunk is a happy person? During the time when he is drinking, he may be very happy. He might even jump up on top of the bar and start to dance because he wants to express his joy. However, such joy will never last. It has no element of the future, of eternity. The next day he will suffer because he used up all his money at the bar and there will be no peaceful relationship with his family. Therefore his momentarily happy acts of drunkenness will bring him to eventual destruction.
We need to evaluate the world in which we live as well as the society and the nation. Are they more susceptible to Satan or to God's side? Those who think we have a society which is on Satan's side, raise your hands, please. Now, those who also have the conviction that they are one of Satan's men and women, raise your hands, please. You have said that you are living in a satanic society, but you have also said that you are not a satanic person. Are you telling me the truth? Aren't you contradicting yourself? You feel you are separate from Satan, but honestly examine yourself. Don't you have a susceptible attitude toward Satan? Aren't you more changeable than unchangeable'' How much do you change from morning to night, from day to day? Do you think God takes delight in something one minute and the next day He changes and feels unhappy about it? Or is God's joy an everlasting joy?
God is always presenting His eternal, unchanging, unique character. The forces opposing Him are saying, "I will challenge you and make you change." Throughout human history there have been many human dramas in which women have enticed men from their homes and caused problems within the society and nation. Among women, who is more susceptible to being used in this way-the homely ones or the more beautiful ones? Certainly, it is the beautiful ones. However, men can also become useful instruments for Satan. Now that the blessing has been given to most of the members, I observe that you men are the ones who are shaking like willows-from one side to another each day. When the Unification Church men have changeable minds, is that a good time for Satan to visit? Yes, it is. That means God will have to leave you and you will be opening the door to Satan.
Where can God visit? He can go wherever His character can be seen-wherever He sees an eternal, unique, unchanging character. When those characteristics are missing, God's presence departs. This is the reason why God emphasizes the need for absolute faith which is eternal, unchanging, and unique. God wants to create an absolute reality, and that must start from absolute faith. God needs absolute faith on the part of man.
I want you to understand very clearly that this is the formula; also this is the covenant between God and Satan. They have agreed upon one thing: Satan promised God that anybody on earth who manifests His character through absolute, unchanging, unique faith will belong to God. God is in a sad position, in a way, because Satan is always accusing people before Him, "You think John Doe is a man of God? You are proud of him now but how can you guarantee that for the rest of his life he will not change?" God cannot say for sure because He doesn't know what John Doe will do ten years from now. Satan always has the upper hand because men are always doing more good for Satan than for God. God is always worried and concerned about men and wishing for the best but in many cases people bring more disappointment than satisfaction to Him.
Do you think Reverend Moon has just come up with his own brilliant idea, or am I speaking about the truth based upon eternal law and principle? You don't want to hear this kind of sermon this morning, do you? Aren't you saying, "Father, why can't you make our lives a little easier? After listening to this sermon, I know I have to continue working until my death! You have tied me up!" Many of you have thought, "Gee, I thought the blessing would be nothing but sweet candy," but now you are blessed with spouses from totally different cultures and you are thinking, "Now I wish I hadn't gone through with this." Is that more akin to Satan than to God? Certainly, to Satan.
Another way of thinking which some of you have is, "I thought Father was wonderful, that Divine Principle was great, but then I have heard Father speaking over and over again at Belvedere and all he does is accuse American women and Western civilization. What can I do?" Once you are wondering what to do, you are already hooked by Satan. You may laugh at my example, but there is a very important implication here.
Now you can understand that God's character is eternal, unchanging, and unique. In order for you to reflect God's character, you too must exhibit eternal, unchanging, and unique qualities. Now look at yourself and ask if you are on your way to that goal or if you are there already. Are you full of hope, or hopeless? Do you men feel uncomfortable if you are not allowed to wear a mustache in your mission work or can you say it doesn't matter? The Unification Church members are known for their clean-cut appearance, but suppose someone says, "I want to be a different kind of Moonie. I want to grow my beard and mustache and look real shaggy but I will still be a good Moonie." Is that kind of character more susceptible to satanic influence or not?
I am not saying these things just for the sake of an argument but there is a certain principle within it. The members of the Unification Church love to say, "Yes, we are on God's side ! " but often they have no deeds to back up that statement. That is an irresponsible way to behave. Do you think you are truly on God's side? God, who is eternal, unchanging and unique is looking at people here on earth, including you, and He is trying to determine whom He can count as His. How many do you think God can count as His men and women with confidence? That is a very serious question. Are you really on the side of God ?
When you evaluate your past you can see how irresponsible you have been. You have been talking about being on the side of God but you have not lived up to it for the most part. I want you to understand that those sons and daughters who are known to have filial piety toward their parents are those whose minds do not change, their fidelity doesn't change. The patriot is the one whose love for his country doesn't change even under adverse circumstances. This quality of unchanging love determines true goodness. Those who are saints and holy people are those whose loyalty toward God never changes, even unto giving up their lives.
This kind of unchanging spirit was dramatically demonstrated by Jesus Christ at his crucifixion. He knew beforehand that his crucifixion was imminent, but he prayed to God that if it were Possible some other course besides the crucifixion might occur. "However, not my will but Thy will be done," was his resolve. Certainly Jesus went through great agony as a human being at that moment when he was facing his death on the cross but he never compromised his unchanging character.
Let us imagine that every one of the Unification Church members dropped out, one by one. Do you think then that Reverend Moon would say, "Since nobody is coming to Belvedere anymore, I will quit too."? I know that every person in this room has the potential to be a drop-out. I know this by my own experience because everyone has that changeable character. Let's compare the qualities of character between Oriental people and Occidentals. Which culture is the more changeable? Since the Western culture is more prone to change, we can conclude that the ultimate, unchangeable truth of God can be brought more easily to the world from the East and not the West. Eternal truth will more easily come through the relatively less changeable culture.
What kind of people are Orientals? They have tremendous patience and endurance. Although they have these qualities, however, not all Orientals are prone to great idealism as well. Patience and endurance are not the only qualities which God looks for but He also looks at the historical idealism which has been manifested by a certain group of people or a nation. Out of all the Oriental cultures, Korea has the highest degree of idealism. Korea has been invaded by foreign powers 910 times throughout its history. Nonetheless, the country endured and the central theme of that endurance was God.
Actually the Korean people are the center of controversy and are very troublesome, even among the Asian cultures. I am sure that the Korean immigrants will become controversial here in American society as well. Korean people are composed of both extremes-very evil people and extremely good people. Within that one country there are both kinds of extreme characters which will be very susceptible either to God or to Satan. The most vicious satanic forces exist within that country.
When Korean history is looked at from God's dispensational point of view, it makes absolute sense. That is because there is nothing lukewarm about Korean people. They have been either incredible patriots, displaying absolute loyalty to their king and country to their deaths, or they have been traitors, betraying the good people and trying to manipulate everyone for their own power. Korean history is painted with much blood, including the blood of betrayal.
During modern day history' Reverend Moon is here trying to do absolute good for the sake of the world. On the other hand there is a power which is trying absolutely to destroy Reverend Moon's power-those are the Koreans who have been working against the Unification Church. Koreans themselves have been the worst enemies of the Unification Church. especially some Korean Christians, who waged the worst persecution against us. This is because God is finally making the separation between good and evil, so there must be a black and white clarity between them. There has to be some absolute boundary line which will distinguish good and evil.
What do you think? Am I advertising for or against Korea today? Perhaps you cannot tell. One thing is for sure: I am speaking the truth. The Bible clearly shows that whenever a great sin occurred, a correspondingly great grace was given. I am sure that the Koreans have a great talent for participating in the Mafia; eventually, I fear. there will be a lot of Koreans involved in it. That is one reason people have criticized me saying, "Reverend Moon is the head of his own Mafia." When such accusations are being heard, you should rejoice because that is a signal for the final judgment and that the last days are drawing to a close.
Now you know why God could never claim Satan as His own and why Satan could not do the same for God. How would you create the Kingdom of Heaven on earth? How should God go about it? There is a very simple answer to that question: the Heavenly Kingdom will be erected by those people who are like God, possessing unchanging, eternal, and unique character. As such people come together one by one and create families, a society and a nation, that will become the Heavenly Kingdom on earth. The key to the problem does not rest with the society, the nation, nor the spirit world-it rests upon you, the individual. You will determine the showdown between good and evil, the beginning point of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.
Evaluate yourselves as Unification Church members. Do you think there might be some new ideology or belief that could be presented and shake us all up and change our minds? Is that the kind of shakable belief you possess? On the other hand, do we possess the kind of belief that can change communists and bring them to our side? Do you think we shall be the ones to be digested by the secular world or shall we digest them? Will you members of the Unification Church be assimilated by mainstream Christianity or shall we be the ones who can revive Christianity?
Shall we be the ones to be "liberated" by the other religions such as Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and so forth? Or shall we be in the position to unite those religions and guide them to find the culmination of their beliefs within our teachings? As soon as God sees that the Unification Church is truly representing Him and has the power to influence the world in such a way won't God take great joy in that? Satan, on the other hand, will feel great fear and unhappiness. He will say, "That Reverend Moon! He has taken away almost all of my kingdom and he is getting closer and closer to me." Therefore, Satan will make Reverend Moon his first target.
Satan's secret weapon for conquering men is their love of women. Therefore in order for the Unification Church to avoid repeating the historical mistake of fallen love, we make the clear policy that our men will not chase after women. Do you think I am speaking about this in order to torment women, or am I telling the truth, regardless of how it feels to you? This is important to speak about because my only motivation is to protect and further God's side in this world. Historical mistakes must be evaluated so that we won't repeat them. Even women, therefore, must gladly accept these statements. You Western men do not deserve my praise! Western men are deeply involved in such impure things as smoking, drinking, drugs and chasing women. If you answer, "Not any more," that means you used to be!
When I came to this country, I knew that I would be the object of temptation from Western women. That is why I made the rule that no women should kiss me in greeting. It is very important. In order to protect God's side, such a rule is absolutely essential. It is mankind who is sought after by both God and Satan but the central core of men and women is their love. Satan promotes changeable love, illicit love. God promotes unchangeable, sacrificial, unique love. From this point of view, we can clearly see that our world has not been God's world but has rather been Satan's world. The Unification Church has declared without any hesitation that this situation is evil and that we are going to bring purification to our society without any compromise. Satan is promoting all kinds of evils by trying to justify all immoral deeds, including free sex, drugs, adultery, homosexuality, and so forth. But the Unification Church has come out clearly defining what is wrong and what is right; we are bringing the absolute standard according to God's judgment.
I want you to understand that the Unification Church is not just anti-immorality. Rather, the church and Reverend Moon are promoting a Heavenly ideal of Heavenly love and Heavenly society so that mankind can live as one family under God. For that reason we have special international marriages which are transcendent of race or nationality. We are coming together as the family of man-black, white, yellow, red-everyone is part of that family. This is what Satan abhors the most and cannot deal with; such a thing never happened before in the satanic world and there is no way he can duplicate it. We are going to uphold this standard of unchanging, eternal love before all of the world. Therefore do not worry about being accused and persecuted because of upholding such principles. No matter what, you are on the strong side because you are on the side of God. You can be absolutely sure that when you are upholding such a truth and principle, God is one thousand percent on your side. How wonderful that is!
Even though you may not have an abundant material life, eating and dressing well, that is not what counts. What is important is that you are walking towards an eternal goal of goodness on the side of God. We know we shall be vindicated. You can tell the satanic world, "Do what you will, I will not change my work at all. I am going to continue to bring people into this constructive new goal. Each day I am so busy I can forget the passage of time, forgetting even to eat, because I am working to bring more and more people to this way of life."
Judge yourself. Compared to the life you were living before you met Reverend Moon, have you come closer to God or to Satan? No matter what people may say, it is true that you are closer to God. How much closer is up to you, but one thing is certain: your direction changed from toward Satan to growing closer to God.
Now we have a clear concept of good and evil. A "good man" is one who has unchanging, eternal, and unique character. Why is gold so precious and so expensive? It is because gold has an unchanging character-you can melt it, freeze it and no matter what, it remains the same. Gold is always gold. Why are pearls so precious? They have a harmonizing ability; they can beautifully complement any surroundings. Why are diamonds so precious? They are completely hard and will never break down; diamonds can break other things, but nothing can break a diamond.
Those precious jewels have value to human lives; by the same token, people who are like gold, pearls, and diamonds have great value because of their unchanging character. The very day when Reverend Moon learned the truth, he began to walk in that direction and not one iota has changed. Although his surroundings have always tried to change Reverend Moon-the governments and people around me-I haven't changed my standard at all. Instead I have been slowly but surely causing change in the societies of Korea and Japan as well as America. Eventually the entire world will be influenced toward God; Reverend Moon will not change even one iota in the direction of the world.
Reverend Moon stands like a rock-unchanging. Therefore, from the perspective of history he is an extraordinary occurrence in the world. For this reason all the challenges have come against me, even the United States government. However you will see that Reverend Moon will not break. The United States will change and international communism will change as well. This is because Reverend Moon represents God and God's truth and principle is protecting me. Many people look at me and wonder how the Unification Church and I could survive and prosper; they think it is an impossibility.
Although the U.S. government indicted me and brought me into a court battle, this doesn't discourage me at all. During that time, I conducted the blessing of 2,O75 couples at Madison Square Garden, I inspired the creation of the Washington Times, and we held a larger blessing in Korea. Reverend Moon was not hampered in any way from going God's way. During the entire time of the court battle, instead of the lawyers taking care of and comforting Reverend Moon, I was busy comforting and encouraging the lawyers.
You women answer me, would you prefer to have a husband who is unchangeable even though he might be as ugly as an Idaho potato? Perhaps Unification men are very tasteless; they have no charm, no diplomacy, and no appeal, like Idaho potatoes. But as long as you can find that one quality within them-that they are absolutely on God's side-then that is all you need. Such a person is the man you want and need.
You can understand clearly now the difference between good and evil. You can clearly judge whether a person is a good person or whether he is behaving in an evil way. Also you know that God and Satan can never make peace with each other; coexistence for them is impossible. Between the two, one must go. Now you know the secret-people are the ones to decide the victory of God or Satan. Once you decide to go with God, Satan will be destroyed.
There is no absolute goodness in either of the two world camps-neither in the free world or the communist world. However the free world at least gives recognition to the original principles of goodness. The communist world totally changed all the rules and created a new set based on lies and deception. Just by observing the actions of communists we can learn a lot. They have tried to initiate an arms limitations treaty between the U.S. and the Soviets but what is their motivation? They can trust that the U.S. will abide by the terms of such a treaty while they will be free to build any weapons they desire. That has been their tradition.
In Korea the 1953 armistice was declared and the communists agreed that there should be no more arms build up by either the North or the South. However, they signed the armistice only because they were on the verge of destruction. After that they were able to totally rebuild their armed forces. This is the way Satan has always worked. Those of us on God's side, knowing this fact, cannot allow ourselves to be victimized by these ancient tactics of Satan. We must put up a good self-defense.
Which of the two world camps is closer, relatively speaking, to God's side? Certainly, it is the free world. Between the free world and the Unification world, which is closer to God? Yes, it is the Unification world. God's great tragedy is that Satan can number many people in his camp; there are so many changeable people that Satan can accuse before God. But when God tries to find people He can claim as being unchangeable like Himself, He cannot find very many. It is people who make God's situation a tragic one.
Satan can arrogantly say, "Look God, I have a lot of changeable people who are immoral and have broken their families but where are there any families which are God centered, unchanging and stable that You can claim?" God cannot show Satan very many such families. That is truly a tragedy.
However, God is hopeful to someday see God-centered, prosperous, unchanging families by the thousands, the millions, like the stars in the sky. Then He can say to Satan, "Look, you were wrong. Your world is ending and My kingdom is prospering." God is looking forward to the day when He can make such a declaration, but the reality is that Satan can still say, "This is my society, my world. These people are immoral, selfish, and changing so they are my property. Where are Your people, God?" And God cannot even come up with 1% of the population to claim before such an accusation.
Satan doesn't end there. He goes on to say, "God, why don't You just give up on these people and join forces with me? Forget about the restoration of Adam and Eve. Let me take complete dominion over the world. Come to my kingdom and I will treat you well." Does God consider such an offer? Never. God cannot change or compromise Himself, no matter what. That is the greatness of God and our good fortune; we can serve and attend such a great God.
There are many churches and powerful religions all over the world but when God looks at this world He has been unable to find a family, nation or group of people who can absolutely represent His principles. All of a sudden, however, one man has showed up and has come forward saying, "Heavenly Father, I am going to stand up for Your principle, protect it, and bring the victory to You." That man is Reverend Moon. Even though Reverend Moon is physically limited to one body, he will raise up a multitude of individuals, families, and nations who will not change in their adherence to God's principles. This is his task and mission.
That is the reason why Reverend Moon has become controversial in this satanic world. If he had not become controversial, he would have been doing something wrong. Satan and his forces have the strongest reasons for coming against Reverend Moon but God and His forces are protecting me.
The final answer for the world is not just democracy, although it is relatively better than communism. Certainly communism is not going to be the answer for the world. However, the third option is a new ideology upon which the new society of the new world can be built That option is Unificationism.
As Unification Church members, we have only one source of pride -that we will not change in our faithfulness to God's principles. That is our pride, our property, our everything. We can never exchange this for all the material wealth in the world. We can never give it up because of the enticement of any satanic weapon, whether it comes through the love of the opposite sex or whatever. We must maintain our faithfulness to the absolute truth and remain as unchanging people. Our pride is to reflect God in His eternal and unchanging quality.
Rather than becoming secular kings and queens, upholding no eternal principles, we would prefer to become beggars as long as we can be faithful to God's unchanging principles. This is our pride. Therefore, when people spit at you, persecuting you strongly, don't worry. We have no time to waste worrying about such things. We must be busy pursuing our goal. The Unification Church culture shall become a tower of strength in every field-academic, religious, philosophic, political or economic-and no one will be able to diminish the strength of this tower. As this tower grows taller, God is feeling greater excitement to see it.
In our blood there are red and white cells. The white cells are like the army and the red cells are like the police. They protect life itself. Will we need an army in the Heavenly Kingdom? Just as the body always needs both its white and red blood cells, the Heavenly Kingdom will also need the services of an army and police. What would the army do in the Heavenly Kingdom? They would not be needed for wars or struggle, but they would be needed for development of the society. Perhaps all the young people would serve in the "army" for a certain period of time, building national projects, such as bridges, airports and roads.
We will definitely need such an army to construct the international highway which I proposed at the Science Conference. The Heavenly army will build the physical structures in the Heavenly society. Until such time as Satan is totally demolished, satanic forces will always be trying to infiltrate. As soon as those symptoms arise, the Heavenly army would be there to defend against them.
Our goal is basically very simple: to see a world in which each individual is born into the eternal, unchanging ideal, grows up within that ideal and then goes to Heaven within that ideal. There would be no room for mistakes but each person would go to Heaven. What is Heaven? It is the place where the people who lived an unchanging life here on earth shall dwell for eternity. Truth is basically simple.
You were blessed by True Parents. Is that a changeable or an unchangeable blessing? It is truly unchangeable. If someone feels not totally satisfied with his blessing, that is his challenge. He should say, "I want to make my love unchangeable in order to contribute to the unchangeable society. That is my challenge and I will meet it. I will recreate my changeable love into unchangeable love. Out of changeable situations, I will create an unchangeable love."
That has been the way of life of Reverend Moon. I am now 63 years old and Mother is 40. With 23 years difference in our age, this is a very unusual situation. There might be many opportunities for changeability in our relationship. When the Holy Wedding took place, I was 40 and Mother was only 17. At such a young age, no one is quite mature. That is a very changeable age but I was determined to make a marriage based upon unchangeable love. Were there no other women for me to choose from? There were plenty of women, those with all different kinds of natures. There were women with Ph.D.s and all kinds of professions to choose from. Also there were women of great beauty. However, for a certain destiny I had to choose a wife the age of a daughter. That is because according to Divine Principle the bride should not be beyond the age of 20. The fall occurred during the teen years so the restoration of Eve must come at that time.
Mother was totally innocent and didn't know the depths of the Principle. You are much luckier today; you know far more Divine Principle than she did. In this light, how can you complain? Mother is now going over the age of 40. I have absolute respect, love and admiration to her. I pay her tribute for having totally accomplished Heaven's expectations.
1945 to 1985 is the forty years period of the greatest changeability in human history. Just looking externally, we can see how many changes have occurred in the world during these forty years. There has been incredible human suffering. Colonizing nations have been overthrown and the entire international scene has gone through many convolutions. Religion has also changed a great deal. Family ethics and social ethics have changed. The so-called generation gap is a reflection of all the upheaval.
Things have become so chaotic that no one feels confident to say, "l can take care of the problems of this society." It has gone well beyond human power to solve. The concepts of family, societal responsibilities, and patriotism have been greatly eroded in the minds of young people. Thus Satan is proudly saying to God, "Look what I have accomplished in forty years! I have made everyone changeable. Forget about Your eternal, unchanging ideal, God. Even Your churches have been eroded. There are even communists running some of those churches. Every phenomenon of breakdown in society has become another proof in Satan's argument that God has totally failed.
Satan can use any area to prove his point-education, religion, business, politics, philosophy. "Look, God, they are all on my side," he is saying. Is God going to surrender to Satan? No, He is telling him, "Just wait and see." God has hope in someone because some champions are working in this world, giving substance to his hope. Those champions are the Unification Church members. Starting from the smallest level, we have fought every battle for God all the way up to the world level. We have grown from a tiny rock to the size of a mountain.
We are finally coming to the championship match, our Super bowl. We are the Heavenly Redskins, fighting against the Dolphins. We are in the forty years wilderness period and the Redskins won their first national victory in 40 years. Their quarterback had the number 7, the number of perfection. The running back, the hero, had the number 44, which is an important number. Although everyone underestimated the Redskins, I knew from the beginning they had a good reason for victory. I told Mother they would be the winners. However, at half-time, they were behind 17-10 and Mother asked me if I was still sure they would win. I just said, "Wait and see!"
The Unification Church today is in the position of the Washington Redskins. We are at the half-time now and everybody sees that the score is against us. They are saying, "They are going to lose. They have no hope." Everyone is persecuting us and they think Reverend Moon is finished. However, God is watching our game on His TV. and is saying, "Wait and see."
Sooner or later, the rest of the world will see that the Unification Church is the only hope for this world. Some people in America say, "I don't think I like Reverend Moon but look at the members of his church. They are really top-notch." Many people envy me because such wonderful people are following me, but who has brought luck to whom? Have you brought me luck, or vice-versa?
Everybody is watching to see what will happen to Reverend Moon's realm of influence. They want to see how far Reverend Moon will go. How far shall we go? How about Moscow? We "must go" to Moscow. When you go there, will you be defeated or victorious? You are not going over there to kill anyone but rather you are going there to conquer them with truth and love. Can you do it? Do you have that confidence? Do you know about the strength of the Soviet Army? Can you face them? How will you overcome them? What is your strength? Only with Hananim-God-will we win in Moscow. With the name of God we shall win.
Our slogan is "One World Under God." God knows that this nation of America will continue to follow its changeable course and will decline. The communistic world, no matter how many arms they build up, will not succeed either because they are based upon a lie. Lies cannot overcome truth permanently. God and Satan clearly see that the showdown between them is going to be conducted by the Moonies. Thus, we have in our own hands the power to decide the destiny of God and of Satan. Without the Moonies there is no place on earth for God to dwell. Thus He is actually dependent upon us.
During these next three years the Unification Church is going to demonstrate to God and to the world an unchanging, God-like quality. These next three years will be the most changeable time of all the forty years period. The world situation will fluctuate day and night but the Unification Church will be demonstrating God's unchanging characteristic. This is the time when God is asking you, His champions. to go out to the world and vindicate Him. Satan so far has been claiming all of mankind, from the individual to the world level, by making them changeable. God is asking you to go forth and change that changeable world into an unchanging world and society.
God has been struck during every moment of human history. Satan has always accused Him. Now God is asking you to go out and vindicate Him in one stroke. Do you think this should happen? This is the time when God will issue a special emergency order. This is the time we must make our resolution to march toward that goal with our whole heart, mind and body. No matter what, even if your body becomes disabled, you must determine to march forward to achieve this goal. The emergency is that great. We shall totally defeat Satan's side and declare the absolute victory for God's side.
God wants that moment to come when He is able to say, "Satan, what did I tell you? I told you to wait and see and now what do you see?" Satan will see the victory of God's unchanging group of people and will have to surrender. At that point, God can walk triumphantly into His Heavenly palace and Satan will have to crawl down into his cubbyhole somewhere in hell. The entire earth will be transformed into the Heavenly Kingdom on earth and all of Heaven will flourish forevermore. Amen! The historical accuser of God will be gone and all of his forces demolished. The Heavenly ideal shall prevail.
In the past, Moonies have demonstrated elements of changeability, but from this time forward we must become unchangeable. You will become the champions; you have been given your marching orders by God, your Commander-in Chief. We shall go forth into the enemy territory to bring the victory to God. That ultimate day of victory is at hand.
Evil armies have come and gone throughout history, but Heaven's forces will march on forever. As long as God's invincible army is existing, true peace will never be violated. The Kingdom of God shall prevail through love for eternity. As members of these elite Heavenly forces, we shall march forward to the Heavenly goal. Raise your hands and say amen. God bless you.

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