"To bring a world of peace, I have spent my life going to the most
lowly and secluded places. I met mothers in Africa who could only
watch helplessly as their children died of hunger, and I met fathers
in South America who lived by a river full of fish but couldn’t support
their families by fishing. At first, all I did was simply share my
food, but they granted me their love in return. Intoxicated with the
power of love I went on to plant seeds and cultivate forests. Together we
caught fish to feed hungry children, and these trees were used to build
schools. I was happy even as mosquitoes bit me all over as I fished
all through the night. Even when I was sinking knee-deep into mud,
I was happy because I could see the shadows of despair disappear
from the faces of my neighbors."|
A Peace Loving Global Citizen
Object of God's Love Are Our First Ancestors, Adam and Eve
In Eden, God created all things anew, which Adam and Eve were to
enjoy in eternal happiness in this world. God established and beheld
them with an emotion that was new to Him. Every moment would have
been precious for Him. Their every movement would have been profound
beyond words. At the same time, His bond with them in each moment
would have been indescribably precious.
As Adam and Eve grew, their intellectual and mental faculties
developed with each passing day, building their capacity to represent
God's original nature. There is no doubt that they were qualified to
relate to the world He had newly created -- seeing it, listening to
it and touching it as the representatives of His heart.
As God beheld Adam and Eve, His hope was that their movements and
the words they spoke would be His, and that whenever they heard, saw,
or felt something, it would be as if He had heard, seen, or felt it.
There is no doubt that they who existed in the realm of such a
relationship with Him were the beings He had pictured in His heart
and that they represented the entirety of His existence.
Once God had embraced all the things of creation He had made for
Adam and Eve and gone on to create them, what kind of day did He then
long to see? By the sixth day, He had completed the act of creation.
Yet the fact that He did not create Adam and Eve in perfected form
meant that something yet remained to be done between them and Him.
God's hope was not for Adam and Eve to remain as He created them,
nor was it just to watch them grow, but it was rather for one
particular day that He wanted to bring about through them.
The moment that day arrived, God, Adam and Eve, and all things
would have been joyful. Thus, there can be no doubt that all things
of creation, human beings, and God, all longed to see this day. SMM (8-267, 1960.2.7)
A Selection of Audio Sermons
Rev. Moon's Sermons from the 1950's
Show a Deep Relationship with Jesus
Rev. Hyung Jin Moon, Chair, Universal Peace Federation
Excerpts of address
to the UPF International Leadership Conference
February 7, 2011
When we look at religion, it
is Father Moon’s great insight that at the very core, what
religion truly seeks is relationship. The Latin etymology of the
word is to re-connect back to a relationship first with God, and
then heaven, earth, and mankind. Only through relationship can the
virtues of love, peace, tolerance, harmony, compassion can exist.
Everything is based on relationships. Even the creation of time
and space is centered on God’s desire for relationships.
The 13th century
Italian mathematician Fibonacci introduced Arabic numerals into
the Western world. This is created by a sequence of numbers:
1+1=2,… It is known as the Golden Mean and the perfect
proportion. Through this sequence one can create an incredible
shape known as the Fibonacci spiral. It can be found all over the
universe. One of the great truths that Father Moon has taught us
is that God relates to us with numbers. When you look at the
spiral galaxies and the way water spirals down a drain, what you
see is the Fibonacci spiral. It also appears in the way sub-atomic
particles move in zero gravity. You see it in snails and their
shells, how petals grow on flowers and branches form on trees. You
see it in the way tendrils of pumpkin vines grow. You see it in
the tusks of mammals and horns of animals. You see it in the
proportion of the beak of an eagle and parrot. You see it under
the water and in flying animals – on the tails of sea horses
and chameleons. You see it in snowflakes. You will see the spiral
on your fingertips, the cochlea of the ear, 26 curves of brain,
the DNA helix, and the umbilical cord of a baby.
Can you see a pattern emerging?
The creator created this universe
with the desire for relationship and with a mind. Everyone around
the globe looking at something with the proportion of 1:1618 will
see it as a proportion of beauty.
The universe starts from a
singularity. It moves into the second dimension by extending
north, south, east and west — the second dimension of
reality. That is the beginning of time, but there is no space yet
because there is no way to gauge relative distance without
boundaries. So God in his architecture of the universe created
boundaries so you can gauge relative distance. When you close off
the lines extending outwards, you create boundaries, which form
space. When the vertical and horizontal axes are closed off it
forms a square, and when the square moves, it forms a circle.
In the Bible we read that God
created Adam and from Adam he created Eve. This also is
mathematical in the sense that Adam is represented by a square,
and Eve by a circle. If you want to create a feminine form, which
is curved, you must start with a line. To form a circle from a
point, you need a radius. Over the centuries, straight and rigid
lines have been described as masculine and curves as female.
Male and female move together in
what Father calls give and receive action. They set up a
four-position foundation, from which families, communities,
societies, nations emerge.
For us, God comes from the center
and reveals himself to the world. For us as humanity, our task is
to return to the center of our entirety, which is God.
Father talks about left-right, and
up-down relationships. I thought he was speaking from the
Confucian tradition, but he was speaking mathematically. When we
take this to the three-dimensional plane, it forms an octohedron.
If you rotate this in any direction, you create a sphere.
So God must first have had
foundational forms to create a sphere. There is an equation for
the Fibonacci sequence. To create the equation you need a perfect
square. It’s foundational form is a perfect square and
perfect circle with a common center. In the great architecture of
all great religions you see overlapping circles with the perimeter
of one circle touching the center of the other. This is the vesica
pisces. One circle can represent God and the other man. Christ
comes from the vesica pisces. This is the womb of creation,
literally. From the vesica pisces comes all shapes: ovals,
triangles, 60-60-60 degree triangles and 30-60-90 triangles emerge
from this womb of creation. If you create six circles around a
center with overlapping radiuses, you have a six-point star, which
you see all around the ancient world. To create this shape you
need the foundational circle and square. Every shape in the
created world comes from this pattern.
We find these forms in the
Principle, the four-position foundation. We find God, and his
essence is true love. The whole universe emerges from this, and
all relationships come from this.
Your DNA comes from this. When you
were conceived by the union of your father’s and mother’s
seed, you were one cell. By a process of mitosis, which is cell
division, we began to grow: 1 cell, 2 cells, and then 4 cells.
Those four cells are not just floating in fluid. They are in a
pattern: 3 at the bottom and 1 on top. When you connect the
centers of those 4 cells, you get a perfect tetrahedron. When you
were 8 cells and connect the centers, you get a star tetrahedron,
or the Star of David. When you rotate that, you get a perfect
square within a sphere.
Everything is relationships. This
is all revealed in Father’s teaching. He teaches us that God
created man in his image and the universe in the image of man.
That is fascinating teaching. Leonardo da Vinci’s drawing of
the circle and square around that man. These are average
proportions. The center of the square is the reproductive organs.
Father Moon’s great insight is that all destructive sin
comes from destroying the value of this sacred part. There is
another man in this drawing, with his hands diagonally up and his
legs diagonally out. That center is the navel, not the
reproductive organs. When you bring the two centers together you
have the same proportions as when you had 8 cells. You are still
in the same circle-square proportion as you were when you had 8
Father Moon has always taught us
that the heart is the center. He has taught us that through our
children and our lineage we create new life and new lineage. When
you create a circle from the heart to reproductive organs, the
ratio is 1:365. That is the exact ratio of the diameter of earth
to the moon. The distance from the earth to the moon is the same
ratio to the diameter of the sun: 1.362. What does it mean that we
are in the same ratio with the created universe?
God is our creator and he desires
to be in a relationship of give and take with the created world.
From that understanding a true relationship can emerge. A true
relationship is to sacrifice ourselves for the other; a false
relationship is to sacrifice others for ourselves. True peace and
compassion can only come about through true relationships: between
people and God, husband and wife, parents and children, families
and the world. From all this we can decipher that God wants to be
in relationship with us and lead us with truth, beauty, and
goodness, which is true love.
It is a great privilege to stand
among you, having been asked by Father and Mother Moon to address
you this day. I’d like to encourage you to get to know their
teachings, because revealed through them is the pathway to true
peace. It is the pathway to true relationships, true love, and
Source: UPF Website