There is Only a Path of Prayer

As I Can See

Suppose your personal power is limited to 100, how can you gain greater power than 100? Only a path of prayer will provide the power.

You may plan this way this year, and you will do that way in the next year. Of course, no one should do less than the previous year. Doing less than the previous year means you are going backward! With a new program that propels you to advance and move forward this year compared with the last year, you should determine firmly in your mind internally.

Your ability is to a certain degree determined. Therefore, in order to progress and achieve greater goals next year, you must find where you can gain greater than 100% of the power that you have. Since you are physically limited to the 100% power you have, the only way to gain greater power is through the path of prayer…

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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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SMM Quotes – 151

“It is true that we are lonely people, accused and rejected, but God is backing us, and with Him as our champion there is no way we can be defeated. We shall march forward in the name of God and then there is nothing that cannot be done. The world is crumbling, so we have to hold tight to the world to steer it and give it direction. You are going to be locomotives, and the rest of the world will be the passenger cars. The Principle is our rail, God is our goal, and we will pull the rest of the world.” – Sun Myung Moon

There is Only a Path of Prayer

Suppose your personal power is limited to 100, how can you gain greater power than 100? Only a path of prayer will provide the power.

You may plan this way this year, and you will do that way in the next year. Of course, no one should do less than the previous year. Doing less than the previous year means you are going backward! With a new program that propels you to advance and move forward this year compared with the last year, you should determine firmly in your mind internally.

Your ability is to a certain degree determined. Therefore, in order to progress and achieve greater goals next year, you must find where you can gain greater than 100% of the power that you have. Since you are physically limited to the 100% power you have, the only way to gain greater power is through the path of prayer. The greater the plans you make, the deeper and more serious heart you must have, so that your capacity will expand accordingly. Remember that God is always with you. Should you have such an attitude internally, you can inspire your mind constantly. You must do it. If you do not, someone else must do it. So, it is of great importance in your life, how you can pioneer a way of inspiring and stimulating your mind in such a way, daily.

Sometimes, you will experience spiritually a dry time. Even though you try to pray, sometimes in your life, you cannot pray no matter how hard you try. You may try as hard as you can for a week. Maybe, such time can last for a month or even more than a half a year. In your life of faith, you must go through a time of deep struggle within yourself for a long time. But such a time is not bad. The longer you struggle to overcome such a time, the greater the amount of God’s grace that will eventually be visited upon you. Everything is relative like above-below and left-right, so God’s grace and blessings will definitely reach you.

The Original Source of Loyalty and Filial Piety
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
1968

Teachings on Meditation – 5

When we pray or meditate, as when Buddhists practice Zen, we are seeking a state that is void of self. What is our goal in seeking this state? It is to awaken the elements that can become the nucleus of the mind. If you set that one standard and establish the center of your mind, you will see, hear and cognize everything in accord with the principles of Heaven. Then you can offer a full bow before God and return Him glory.

Reverend Sun Myung Moon
May 19, 1957

Oneness

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 individual there is a battle raging between his mind and his body. Where in this universe can we find something solid and reliable? We depend upon certain things, such as our family and nation, our friends and loved ones, but ultimately we find a certain inability to trust. The self cannot completely rely even on its mind and body. The nation and world are far away from the self; even parents, husband and wife are far away from the self. The basic problem of one’s life can only be solved within oneself. The solution to world harmony and unity must be sought within the self first. That is the closest place to start.

The goal of the world is to move from the present situation of disharmony to a world of harmony and unity. Likewise, the goal of each nation is also harmony and unity. Every different level in the universe is seeking after that point of harmony, which can be established only through the individual. Therefore, each individual is ultimately the key to the harmony and unity of the universe. Without this key, any discussion about unity is just wishful thinking and empty talk.

In order to measure things, we need an established scale, one which was created from an original standard. Likewise, as individuals, we need some original scale to measure ourselves. No matter how proud a person may be of himself, if he does not conform to the true model, he is not within the true standard. This scale should have universal meaning and apply everywhere. Is there such a standard for mankind?

Is it easy to control and discipline yourself? Your mind usually wants to go in a direction different from your body. There is an Oriental saying that a mountain remains forever but the human mind changes from morning to night. If the human mind fluctuates so much, where can we find a point of unity? There can be no single stationary position if everyone is moving around constantly.

(from the book: God’s Will and the World)

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