The Words of True Parents from 2006
The True Owners In Establishing The Kingdom Of Peace And Unity In Heaven And On Earth II
Sun Myung Moon
October 14, 2006
Sixth Year of Cheon Il Guk
Cheon Jeong Gung, Korea
True Father's Speech at the Fifth World Assembly of the Mongolian Peoples' Federation for World Peace
Leaders from all over the world who are working hard for the development of the Mongolian Peoples' Federation for World Peace, and of the Universal Peace Federation which was established under Heaven's providential call and which is now living up to its position as the Abel UN!
As the Parent of Heaven, Earth and Humankind, and together with all the members of my true family, I welcome you all personally to this meaningful event. Thank you for attending despite your busy schedules.
Ladies and gentlemen, this assembly has great and profound significance within the providence of God. This is the fifth world assembly since the founding of the Mongolian Peoples' Federation for World Peace. It is also a world-level event to welcome Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, who represents the true family in its original form, and who has returned after successfully completing the third of three world peace tours that have taken place since the Universal Peace Federation was founded one year ago.
The Victory of the Realm of the Three Generations of the True Family
After inaugurating the Universal Peace Federation in New York, on September 12, 2005, my wife, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, and I went on to complete a global tour of 120 nations with the purpose of conveying my inaugural message. Carrying the baton on this foundation of True Parents' victory, my wife undertook a second world tour this spring, during which she held rallies to declare a message of peace to 180 nations. It was a tremendous victory in which two generations of the True Family -- True Parents and True Children -- worked together declaring this message of peace.
This victory, in which the children of the Cain-type realm and Abel-type realm were brought together on a universal level and offered to True Parents, enabled the providential realm of ownership to be returned to God.
On the basis of this victory, on June 13 of this year, heaven and earth were unified; God and the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind were firmly established in their rightful positions through the entrance ceremony into the Cheon Jeong Gung Peace Palace and the coronation for the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind as the King and Queen of Peace in Heaven and Earth. These events were a tremendous victory unprecedented in history. It was a day on which God, who had walked the course of the providence alone in bitter sorrow and in tears, over countless years behind the scenes of history, could be liberated and set completely free, and be firmly settled into His position as the King and Master of Heaven and Earth.
The victory of God and True Parents, who have entered the Cheon Jeong Gung Peace Palace, is linked to an outpouring of tremendous grace through which the 6.5 billion people of the world could be returned to dwell within Heaven's household. On August 31, the True Parents, True Children and also the True Grandchildren were assembled for a third world tour to convey the word and the Blessing, a tour that I personally launched here in Korea. The three generations of the True Family have gone to forty nations to bestow the Blessing. They have returned on this happy day, victorious in their long journey. This recent world tour was all the more special because it involved the active participation of three generations of the family of the True Parents.
It was like the advance of the cosmic peace kingdom corps -- an army that was restoring a nation each day with the truth and Blessing it was conveying. As the word and Blessing were proclaimed simultaneously each day in twelve major cities of each nation, it brought the greatest joy to all humanity. The mobilization of the three generations of the True Family is an event that will be recorded in history for eternity. It is something that no saint in history could ever have dreamed of, and it is a miracle that will be praised forevermore as a victorious liberation for Heaven.
In addition to all this, today is yet another day of historic victory that I will never forget. It is the anniversary of the day when I was liberated by the United Nations forces and became a free man after spending two years and eight months in a North Korean prison. I had been unjustly imprisoned for conveying Heaven's message to the people who were living under the communists who had taken over North Korea shortly after the independence and liberation of my country. October 14, 1950, was such a perilous time, and Heaven was compelled to create a miracle. It was on this day that I, the person with the seal of the True Parent of humankind, was to be executed in public. There was no way that Heaven could ignore such an incident.
I declare this day, which bears such great providential significance, to be a historical day of victory through which I offer glory and respect to Heaven, and blessings and love to the earth as the True Parent of humankind under the protection of God.
Leaders of the world!
Please do not forget that we have the mission of elevating the Universal Peace Federation, now only one year old, to the position of the Abel-type UN. Heaven is instructing us to develop the Universal Peace Federation as a new international peace organization. At the same time we are to reform the United Nations, which stands as a Cain-type institution, by establishing a peace council of the same rank as the current UN Security Council, and free from any satanic influence. This council would be a legislative body under the protection of God and consisting of religious leaders from around the globe.
I am saying that we must establish a peace council that will speak not for the interests of one nation, as the existing UN representatives do, but which will truly work for the welfare and peace of humanity from an inter-religious and universal perspective.
The concept of the Universal Peace Federation, which was launched according to God's ideal purpose and goal of creation, could not have emerged from the wisdom of one human being. It is the greatest, the utmost blessing Heaven has given to humanity and it is ushering in the new millennium. Thus, it is my hope that the Mongolian Peoples' Federation too will fulfill its duty as a partner of the Universal Peace Federation in achieving its noble goals bestowed by Heaven.
Toward that end, I would once again like to impart to you today a revelation from God that is absolutely essential to all the 6.5 billion people of the world. It is entitled "The True Owners in Establishing the Kingdom of Peace and Unity in Heaven and on Earth." This is the message I gave at the third Assembly of the Mongolian Peoples' Federation for World Peace. I hope you will all be wise leaders who open your minds to listen to the voice of Heaven.
Leaders of the world!
God, the Creator of all things under the sun, is the true parent of all humanity. He is not a parent in the parochial sense, existing only for a certain religion or race, or the residents of a certain region. You may call Him by any name, be it Jehovah, Allah, or any other. What is important is that He positively exists, lives as the true parent of all people, and is carrying on the great work of creation. In accordance with the principles and the laws of nature that He set up at the beginning of time, He governs everything in the universe, and He has carried out His providence through history.
The Actually Existing Spirit World
Ladies and gentlemen:
Each person has a mind and body, and a spirit self that is more elevated than the mind. God resides in the world in which we live with our physical bodies and also in the spirit world, to which our spirits are destined to pass on. Therefore, only when we have become completely one with God in true love are we complete. Such a perfected person might be a small individual but would represent all of history and all potential future relationships and so could be said to possess infinite value. Once we are aware of this cosmic value, we realize that our lives should be led by and carried out in service to our minds.
That is why your conscience knows and perceives not only every action you have performed but also every thought you have entertained. Your conscience is aware of these things before your own teachers, parents or even God is. Hence, if you were to live in absolute obedience to the commands of your conscience, which is your teacher for eternity, you would be absolutely guaranteed to have eternal life. Such is the way of God's creation.
When viewing the structure of a human being from a different angle, we can recognize that God created us as beings with dual characteristics. He created our physical bodies as miniatures of the corporeal, tangible world and our spiritual bodies as representatives of and lords of the incorporeal world. Accordingly, a human being is intended to live for a hundred years or so in the physical world and, once the physical body ceases functioning, to pass on naturally and automatically into the incorporeal, spirit world. In this way, though it cannot be perceived by the eyes in our physical bodies, the spirit world is the automatic and inevitable extension of our lives on earth, humankind's eternal, original homeland, created by God.
The spirit world does actually exist. It is not a world that has been fantasized or imagined into existence. We do not have the right of choice concerning it. It is not a world we can go to if we please or refuse to go to if we would rather not. Just as God is eternal and unchanging, the spirit world He created is also eternal and unchanging. Just as we live in the physical world in our physical bodies and form all sorts of relationships with the existing world, even in the spirit world we are destined to go on living in our spiritual bodies, forming and maintaining close relationships with all phenomena of the spirit world.
The Relationship between the Spirit and Physical Body
However, in the relationship between the spirit and the physical body of a human being, the spirit is the more important of the two. The physical body lasts for about a hundred years before it stops functioning, but the spirit lasts eternally, transcending time and space. Isn't even a person who dresses and fares well in the physical world bound to die? Therefore, before you pass on to the next world, you should achieve unity between your physical and spiritual bodies by living your earthly life in such a way that you meet the standards of both the physical and spiritual worlds.
In other words, you have the responsibility to perfect your spirit within your physical bodies based on the finite life you live in the tangible, physical world. This does not mean, however, that the perfection of a spirit self happens automatically. Only on the basis of your having achieved complete unity between your mind and body during your earthly life by expressing true love through actions can your spirit self fully mature.
Ladies and gentlemen:
In order for fruit to ripen and be put into storage in autumn, it must first pass through the growing process of spring and summer and be provided with the nutrients supplied by nature and the tender loving care of its owner. Fruit grown in an orchard by a lazy and ignorant owner will be afflicted with all kinds of diseases and be affected by foul weather. Eventually it will fall from the tree before it is ripe, or be classified as worm-infested. Though it is still fruit, it is different from other fruit since it would never be good enough to sell in the market.
Fruit that has fully matured on the tree will automatically go into the owner's storehouse. Similarly, only when the spirit of a person has reached perfection during his life in the physical world, which can be likened to the tree, can it automatically enter the incorporeal spirit world of the kingdom of heaven. In other words, a person will enter the kingdom of God in heaven automatically only when he has qualified for and enjoyed the kingdom of heaven on earth by living a fully matured life in his physical body.
While living on earth, your every action and movement is recorded on your spirit self, without exception and with the public laws of heaven as the standard. Accordingly, you will enter the spirit world in the form of your spirit self, which has recorded your life on earth with 100 percent accuracy. Your spirit will show plainly whether you have led a ripe life of goodness, or a wormy, rotten life of sinfulness. What this means is that God will not judge you; you will be your own judge. If a person is aware of this astonishing rule from Heaven, would the latter days of that person's life on earth be spent in selfishness and immorality, succumbing to all the temptations of Satan and in pursuit of nothing but pleasure? No, rather you should abstain from injuring and scarring your spirit bodies, even at the risk of your earthly life. Please bear this truth in mind: Whether you are bound for heaven or for hell is determined by your thoughts, speech and behavior in each moment.
This does not imply, though, that the spirit leads its own life or that it can express true love through actions on its own. Your spirit self grows, matures, and finally becomes perfected only within your physical body, through an earthly lifetime of having actualized true love, bringing your mind and body into a smooth relationship of give and take.
Nevertheless, undeniably, your outer self and inner self are in a constant relationship of conflict and struggle. How much longer will you allow this fighting to continue? Ten years? A hundred years? In contrast, there is undeniably a proper order for all forms of existence in the universe. This indicates that God did not create human beings in this state of conflicted disorder. You need to know that it is your duty and responsibility as a human being to dispel all temptations directed at your outer self -- your physical body -- and achieve victory in life by following the way of your inner self -- your conscience. Heavenly fortune will be with those who lead their lives in such a way. They will attain the perfection of their spiritual selves.
The Bounds of Heaven and Hell
Ladies and gentlemen:
What kind of places are heaven and hell? What kinds of people enter heaven? If it really does exist, where would it be? Would it be outside the galaxy, on the other side of the sky? Or is it only a product of our imagination? These are questions that everyone will have pondered and asked at least once.
In brief, heaven is a world overflowing with God's true love and established with true love as its axis. It is a world where true love is the external form as well as the internal content of every environment. It is a world where true love is present at the beginning and end of life. It is a world filled with people who were all born through true love, who live in the embrace of true love, and, following the track of true love, finally pass on into the next world, the spirit world.
Consequently, antagonism and jealousy cannot be found in that world, for it is a natural world where each person lives for the sake of the other. It is not a world governed by money, honor or power. It is a world wherein the success of a person represents the success of the whole, the likes of a person represent the likes of the whole, and the joy of a person represents the joy of the whole.
Heaven is a world filled with the air of true love, where all breathe true love. It is a world where life throbs with love at any place at any time. It is a world whose constituent members are all connected to the true God through blood ties. It is a place where the whole world and all people are linked together in an inseparable relationship, like the cells in our bodies. It is a world that is governed only by true love, the love that is God's essence. Accordingly, God also exists for true love.
A Life of True Love
What love is true love? The essence of true love is not having others serve one but giving and serving for the sake of others. It is a love that gives and forgets that it has given and that continues to give endlessly. It is a love that gives with pleasure. It is the heart of pleasure. It is the love of a mother holding her baby to her bosom and breastfeeding it. It is love expressed through sacrifice as when, with pleasure, a child acts with filial piety toward his or her parents. It is a love just like that God expressed when creating humankind, an act requiring absolute, unique, unchanging and eternal love that gives without any conditions or expectations of receiving anything in return.
Ladies and gentlemen:
True love brings about the incorporeal order, peace and happiness that serve the common good. True love is love that determines the source, center and owner of the universe. True love is the root, and the symbol of the will and power of God. Therefore, when bound in true love, it is enough to be together eternally; for it is love that can attract not only the universe, but even God. The value of true love lies in its power, which is strong enough to eradicate the national, racial and religious boundaries created by fallen human descendants. That is why the absolute condition necessary to enter the kingdom of heaven is a life that has been lived for the sake of others, that is, a life of true love.
Yet, look at the world we are currently living in. The people of the world are caught in the trap of extreme selfishness, clamoring for material gain. They have lost all sense of values and have fallen into the depths of self-gratification and degradation. The world is filled with alcoholics. As if drugs and free sex were not enough, there are even those who commit incest -- an act not even seen in the animal world -- and still live with their heads held high. This world has become one wherein beasts with human faces roam freely, even after violating women -- grandmothers, mothers, wives and daughters. This world has become one wherein the swapping of spouses between couples is rampant. Such circumstances are without a doubt the pinnacle of the destruction of morality and the very last of fallen acts. This world has become hell on earth, where the perfected world, embodying the ideal God envisaged at the Creation, cannot even be dreamed of.
The Results of the Fall
We have come to know that all these problems are rooted in the Fall of Adam and Eve, our first ancestors. Adam and Eve, who were at the perfection stage of the growth period, had a sexual relationship before their rightful time, due to the temptation of Satan. In this manner, an illicit sexual union of man and woman constituted the Fall. This is why, over thousands of years, people have continued to commit such indecent acts, traitorous acts that drive a sharp spike into the heart of God. They have been unable to escape from the realm of the fallen lineage.
Ladies and gentlemen:
A man or woman alone can only be one half of the whole. That is how God created us. For that reason, He has interchanged the owners of the reproductive organs, the love organs. The owner of the wife's reproductive organ is the husband, and the owner of the husband's is the wife. Only when each is rooted in true love for the sake of the other are they in the position of the owner of their spouse. In other words, irrespective of who they are, all human beings can become complete individuals -- rather than one half -- only when they have secured the position of an owner through marriage.
The human sexual organ is sacred. It is the palace of life where the seed of life is sown, the palace of love where the flower of love is made to bloom, and the palace of lineage where the fruit of lineage is borne. Through this absolute sexual organ, the absolute lineage, absolute love and absolute life are brought forth; and absolute harmony, absolute unity, absolute liberation and absolute tranquility are brought about.
For what reason, then, are we trying to restore the position of the owner of the sexual organ? It is to possess God's love from that position. He is the subject of three great loves. As the owner of the universe, He is the true teacher, true owner, and true loving parent. These form the basis for the true, "three great subjects" system of thought. All these teachings and truths are created through the life of a true, model family; and with its expansion, the society, nation, the world and even the universe will be transformed into the peace kingdom of the model, ideal family.
However, because of the Fall, the first Adam lost the original, true lineage and consequently failed to form the original couple and the original family. Adam, who should have become the true teacher, the true parent and the true king, inherited the lineage of Satan and was degraded to the position of a false teacher, false parent and false king.
When we come to think of it, the purpose for Jesus' coming to earth did not lie elsewhere. It was to restore the Fall. If Jesus, who came as the second Adam, had not lost his life on the cross, he would have restored the original lineage of God, unrelated to the Fall, and would have reversed the failure of the first Adam, established the true family as the Savior of humankind, and founded on earth the original human homeland. This would have been the kingdom of the world embodying the ideal of peace, the kingdom of heaven on earth. However, the disciples, the Jewish leaders and the leaders of the nation of Israel all failed to recognize the Christ, and their disbelief caused Jesus' life to come to an end in such a wretched and tragic way.
Has anyone really known the grieving heart of Jesus, whose passing from the earth was so untimely, and who left no descendants? Though two thousand years of Christian history have passed, has there been any Christian who truly understood Jesus' sorrowful circumstances?
Jesus left suddenly, leaving behind him few traces other than a promise to return. Though his physical body has long been buried and become dust, the will that God had tried to fulfill through him is finally in the process of being completed at this time, at the conclusion of history, through the True Parents who have received the seal of Heaven and appeared on earth.
However, the life of Rev. Moon, whose task it is to complete the mission of the True Parents, has been one of sorrow, marked by inexpressible suffering and persecution.
The third Adam, the True Parent, needs to indemnify and completely reverse all the failures of the first and second Adams. It is a mission to complete not only the mission of the Savior, Messiah, and Lord at his second coming, but also the mission of all those major figures on whom religions are based. With similarities to the process of God's creation of the universe, his life has constituted the great work of the re-creation of humanity, where not even the smallest error is permitted. It has been a lonely course that cannot be fully comprehended by anyone.
It has been a course that took him down thorny paths through the wilderness -- paths that he had to follow while utterly alone. Not even God could acknowledge him. Hovering many times between life and death, even vomiting blood, he has still had to rise again like a phoenix to remain true to his promise to God.
Though he was innocent, Rev. Moon has had to endure unjust imprisonment six times: for working in the underground independence movement when he was studying in Japan in his early days; for propagating the will of God in Pyongyang, which was under communist rule immediately after Korea's independence; during the Syngman Rhee administration after Korea had been reborn as a free nation; and, furthermore, even in the United States, which proudly presents itself to the world as a model of democracy. Who on earth can understand the life of Rev. Moon? His has been a life of misery, which he has endured by biting his tongue, for the sake of comforting God, and for the salvation of the fallen people of the world who are suffering in the realm of death. Even now, if one person were to look into my heart and speak a word of sympathy, I would burst into tears and my tears would flow like a waterfall.
Heaven Begins from the Family
Ladies and gentlemen:
The sinful era of restoration through indemnity, the era before the coming of heaven, has passed and the era of the constitutional government, ruled by heavenly law, is upon us. This is the time after the coming of heaven. You are now living in an era of grace in which, after receiving the Marriage Blessing from True Parents, completing the conversion of lineage, and leading a life that is vertically aligned with Heaven, such that no shadow is cast, you can automatically enter the kingdom of heaven. That is to say, if you establish a true family on earth and lead a heavenly life, once you die your life will be connected to the kingdom of God in heaven, and you will enjoy eternal life.
Therefore, in the framework of the family, you should serve God as the Father in the highest position. Every one of you should become His children, entering into a parent-child relationship with Him and perfecting yourselves through living together, closely linked in blood ties. In short, you should form and live in the realm of a true love relationship with God.
The kingdom of heaven must first be achieved on earth. What this means is that the kingdom of heaven being established in the physical world is prerequisite to establishing the kingdom of heaven in the spirit world. Therefore, heaven is not a world found in outer space on the other side of the galaxy, nor is it the by-product of imagination existing only in the human brain. It refers to the substantial kingdom of heaven on earth, which can only be created when you have led lives expressive of true love. When you leave the physical world on that foundation, you automatically enter the incorporeal kingdom of heaven. This means that only when you have led a heavenly life on earth can you lead such a life also in heaven.
Only the fruit that has fully ripened on the tree can be classified as a product of the best quality. Herein lies the reason why your lives should not be ones bound for hell, like fruit that is devoured by insects on the tree. You should never forget that you yourselves, through your life on earth, determine whether you go to heaven or to hell.
A Family of Three Generations Living in Harmony
Ladies and gentlemen, the family sets the pattern for living together in harmony. The home wherein parents and children love and respect each other, husband and wife are grounded in mutual trust and love, and brothers and sisters trust and rely on each other, and all live together as one, is the model ideal family. This means that you need to establish a true family wherein the stem of true love emerges from the root of true love and bears the fruit of true love.
In such a family the root of history is alive, and the root of the kingdom of heaven extends into it. It is in such a family that the kingdom of heaven on earth takes root. It is also where the everlasting root of kingship is firmly planted, and where the roots of the past, present and future are represented by grandparents, parents, and grandchildren, respectively. The root of the past represents the spirit world, the root of the present is the palace representing the world today, and the root of the future establishes the grandsons and granddaughters as princes and princesses, and erects the palace of peace representing the two worlds, the spirit world and the physical world.
In such a manner, the three generations of grandparents, parents, and grandchildren should live together as one family, serving the eternally existent God. You should know that to seek after and establish such a family of Cheon Il Guk, God's kingdom, is the responsibility of tribal messiahs, the mission of the Ambassadors for Peace, and the desire of God.
The movement to realize a society of mutual existence, prosperity, and benefit, by making humanity one great family, breaking down the walls in our hearts and eliminating even the boundaries between nations, begins thus from one family. Therefore, we should bear in mind that to form and establish true families is our providential calling, advancing the establishment of the cosmic peace kingdom on earth.
You should form families that God will miss and yearn to return to after He has been away. You should raise families to which He can come freely as the Parent visiting His children. That is what it means to live in service to God. In such a family, God becomes the Subject of our conscience, acting vertically. Following that vertical Subject, your mind stands in the position of the vertical subject of yourself, and brings your mind and body into unity. That is where parental love, conjugal love, children's love, and siblings' love -- in short, the four realms of love or the four realms of heart -- are perfected. Only in such a family can the upper and lower, front and behind, left and right be connected as one and spherical motion ensue.
If the world were filled with such true families, that world would be one governed by the heavenly way and heavenly laws, with no need for lawyers, prosecutors or even judges. Ponder this for a moment. Who would be most fully aware of your good and bad deeds? It would be your grandparents, your parents, your spouse and your children.
Is there anything that cannot be resolved within the family? When parents and children, husband and wife, and elder siblings and younger siblings set an example of living for the sake of one another, how could they do anything unforgivable? What chance would they have to commit crimes? A world governed by the heavenly way and the heavenly laws is a natural world, an unobstructed world of truth and pure reason. It is a world at the "high noon" of absolute values, without any dark shadows.
Esteemed representatives of the Mongolian Peoples' Federation:
We should all return gratitude and glory to God and True Parents for enlightening us about the incredible providential age in which we are living.
The mission of the Mongolian Peoples' Federation has now become clear. Serving the Universal Peace Federation as the vertical Abel, and the religious realm and national realm of the world as the horizontal Abel, it should be in the position of Cain and work as the central figure in establishing the global kingdom of the peace ideal.
You are now advancing into the era of liberation and complete inner freedom, which is the providential era of the realm of the heart of the fourth Adam. In other words, it is the era after the coming of heaven. This is the time when, metaphorically speaking, the sun is directly overhead, such that no shadow is cast. This signifies that the era before heaven, including the Old, New and Completed Testament ages, has been surmounted. These eras have required immeasurable restitution and atonement in re-creating the ideal. The present time, however, corresponds to the era, prior to Adam's Fall, of building the original ideal world. It refers to the era of true love that is all-encompassing, all-powerful and has overall authority. It is the realm of heart in which the spirit world and the physical world are bound together as a unified realm centering on the True Parents, the King and Queen of Peace. In other words it is the era of the kingdom of peace and unity in heaven and on earth.
Please become true princes and princesses who can attend and live together with God, the eternal peace king and true parent of humanity. Let us develop the Mongolian Peoples' Federation and establish the Mongolian Shared Lineage Federation by receiving the Marriage Blessing of the True Parents and completing the conversion of our lineage. Please take to heart that this is the task assigned to you by God and become the true owners in establishing the kingdom of peace and unity in heaven and on earth.
May God's grace be upon you, your family and your nation.