Oneness

As I Can See

There are many people living on the earth and many kinds of relationships among them. There are many nations, but there is no true unity among them. There are many people within each nation, but they have not united. You don’t see total unity within your family, and even within yourself there is not total oneness. This is the present reality that we face. No matter where we look, we see that unity is lacking.

Oneness is a difficult goal to achieve. Distrust, disobedience and disharmony surround us. There is both good and evil in our fluctuating, volatile environment.

However, it is undeniable that each person is pursuing something higher than merely staying alive. There is a drive in people’s hearts to pursue their original mind’s goal and reach some ideal state. What is that ultimate destination toward which we all strive?

Let us look at ourselves first. Within each…

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Overcoming the Fear of Death

Someday I, too, will die. When we are young, we don’t think much about death. But we become increasingly serious about death as we grow older. This is because death is a gate through which we are inevitably destined to pass. But what happens to us after we die? Do you know why I am talking about death? I talk about death in order to teach the meaning of life. Who really knows the value of life? It is not the person who is going all out to preserve his life. The only person who really knows about life is the one who goes into the valley of death. He confirms the meaning of life as he desperately cries out to Heaven at the crossroads of life and death.

Why do people fear death? It is because they do not know the purpose for which we are born. Those who do not know why we are born do not know why we die. Therefore the first questions philosophers ask are “What is life? Why are we born?” If we think about it, we realize that when we die we are reborn into the midst of God’s love. But in the human world, people cry out, “Oh no, I’m going to die! What am I to do?” They make a big fuss. Do you think that God laughs, “Ho ho ho!” when we die? Or do you think God cries out, “Oh no!” and is overwhelmed with sorrow? The truth is, He is happy. This is because the moment of the physical body’s death is the moment we experience the joy of leaving the finite realm of love in order enter the infinite realm of love. It is the moment of our second birth.

Then is God happier on the day we are born into the physical world, or at that moment we leave our physical body behind? At that moment, we are born a second time into the realm of the infinite expansion of love. We become His new children through death. Of course, God is happier at the second birth. I am telling you this because you need to know that you cannot have a relationship with God unless you are released from the fear of death.

Understanding Life and Death
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
December 18, 1998

The School Of Life

All beings desire to reach a higher ground, a better place, through circular motion. Where, then, is the better place we go to live eternally? While in the physical world, we live in our physical body. Our mind, though, is headed toward the eternal world. We are born into this world, and we pass through our teenage years, our twenties, thirties, middle age, and we eventually reach old age. Ultimately, we come to the end of our lives, just as the sun finally sets on the horizon. Those who know that the spirit world exists, however, know very well that the time spent in our physical body is relatively short, and that the world we face after we die is eternal. They know that our life on earth is a period of preparation for the eternal world.

We are like students who must earn credits in all our classes so that we can fulfill our school’s requirements. The school determines the extent to which its students meet its standard and decides whether it can recognize them. The further a student’s credits fall short of the standard, the more removed that student is from the school’s standard of value. In a similar way, the value of all beings is measured against a standard. Our life in the physical world is a period of preparation comparable to the time a student spends trying to earn good marks at school. In other words, we spend our entire life on earth preparing and striving to make good marks. We live each day of our life centering on a measurement. That measurement is in accord with a particular standard. We are accountable to that standard for our entire life on earth.

Understanding Life and Death
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
December 18, 1998

Three Major Principles: Absolute Love

Reverend Sun Myung Moon

Absolute love exists where you live for the sake of others. When you empty yourself completely, absolute love can visit and dwell within you. Absolute love has nothing to do with you when you are concerned with your own matters, existence, or concepts. Unless you get rid of these concerns, absolute love will never visit you. You must know this. If wives insist on their own situation or husbands only wants to claim their interests, a history of wars and a world of conflicts will follow them.

What is most important is that your mind and body should become one. Unless you achieve such a state, everything will be ruined. Then, what should be the center of such unity? They become one centered on absolute love. They should become one centered on God’s absolute love. Absolute love is true love. Your mind and body should become one centered on this true love. After that, you can proudly proclaim saying, “My body is totally unified with true love.”

Absolute love exists when you value your object absolutely. In such a place, a man can become a master who can love a woman absolutely; and at the same time, the woman also becomes a master of absolute love. Therefore, you must know the fact that the master of absolute love cannot be found within yourself but is found in your reciprocal partner.

Even God must have His object partner in order for the ideal world to be established. You can never create absolute love, unique love, unchanging love or eternal love if you are alone. You need your objective partner. Such a partner would be most precious. Thus, even God believes in such a partner. That is absolute faith. He attends His partner with His great aspiration. In other words, He is faithful to His Partner. Whom does He believe in? His objective partner. A man must offer his noblest faith in a woman, like bone needs flesh. Thus, you need absolute love and absolute faith!

Absolute faith and absolute love do not simply manifest by themselves. The root of all God’s attributes is the absolute, unique and unchanging love. God’s core being lies there. Accordingly, His object partner who is able to reciprocate to Him does not just come into being. Therefore, as God is the original motive for His object partner, invisible God must invest Himself completely for its creation. Through such total investment, His object came into being. Going through the age of minerals, the age of vegetation, the age of animals, the age of humans, and then the age of Heaven. Once all of these can be united into one the infinite God will have His dominion over this universe. The universe is so vast that even if human beings multiply for tens of millions of years, there will be no limit.

It is said that the size of the universe is more than a billion times the size of our solar system. But it is even greater than what science estimates. God wants to create the ideal world to be even greater than the size of this infinite universe. For this end, He has been investing His high-degree of love. Since this ideal that God continuously supports never left me, I have been investing my entire effort to re-create His object partners.

Living Faith in the Era after the Coming of Heaven
Circa 1968
Excerpt

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