Cheon Seong Gyeong: Episode 113
Cheon Seong Gyeong Book 4: True Person
Chapter 4: The Life Course of True Men and Women
Section 4: The Path of a Life of True Love, 12-18
12 Grandfathers and grandmothers love their grandchildren even more than they do their sons and daughters. Those of you who know your grandmother, don't you receive more love from her than you do from your mother and father? If you ask what a grandmother's desire is, it is to cherish her grandsons and granddaughters. For the grandparents, grandchildren in their home bring to mind images of the things they did, from the time they were children until they were teenagers, when they were married, and when they had their children. They can review the entire course of their early life through their grandchildren. When we become grandparents or great-grandparents, our lives start to branch out in as many directions as we have descendants. These descendants will be interconnected in the love they inherit from us. The more there are, the greater the blessing. They are born from love; their lives flow forth through love. The course of life is the succession of generations according to the way of love. Undeniably, we are born for love.
13 We are attracted to thrilling movies. When we are told not to do something tantalizing, our mind is naturally drawn there. All people and things gather around what is interesting and exciting. The womb of creation at the center of the ever-changing universe is a place so electrifying that all things of creation, including human beings, are attracted to it. Although the various elements of the universe are engaged in routine action, they have an inner urge to connect to something higher and more appealing. A central, attractive power made the creation of the universe possible. With stimulation from that higher place, harmony came about through giving and receiving. We can feel that stimulus, which gives rise to movement between the elements and prompts them to move to a higher dimension. The power of that stimulation can open up our senses to communication with all things. Even God can become intoxicated and overcome by this power of true love. We wish for God to be so intoxicated. This is because we resemble Him. We also can become intoxicated and enraptured, so much so that we lose all sense of self. We cannot hide from that intoxicating feeling, and we all yearn for it.
14 When Adam and Eve mature, they come under the invisible dominion of God's love. From the vertical summit, God descends and firmly stands at the very center of the horizontal line where Adam and Eve are positioned at each end. When the vertical subject, God, becomes the central core of the horizontal plane, Adam and Eve, as the minus, become absolutely one with God, who is the plus. Then based on the love of God, who is the vertical core, Adam and Eve meet at that place and begin moving up and down. Once they commence love-making, God does not simply remain still. Even when a husband and wife kiss, they do not simply close their eyes and touch their lips; they passionately caress each other and turn round and round. God's love is vertical. When we catch fire with love, God descends at the temperature of molten lava, several thousand degrees, and collides with us.
15 The love between husband and wife is the force that implants God within them. Originally, parents are to stand in God's position, with the husband and wife each representing one side of God. Their sons and daughters also are small embodiments of God. Once they connect to the true love of God, the origin of true love, all of them become part of the same body. Parents are living representatives of God on earth. The husband and wife represent God, as do the children and the grandparents. In this way three generations stand in God's position, centered on true love. Parents, husband and wife, and children are each in this position, but for this they need true love. A family structure centered on true love like this is the foundation for the kingdom of heaven. Without achieving such a foundation we cannot build the kingdom. This is the formula.
When this becomes reality, the family will be the center of the world.
16 Because the perfection of the family is the foundation for the perfection of the universe, if we love the universe as we love our family, we will be welcome anywhere. In this case God, as the Parent of the entire universe, stands in the central position of love. When a man and a woman become one in true love, form an ideal couple, and create a family, they come to reflect God's nature fully and are able to connect to everything in the universe. When this happens with us, all that belongs to God also becomes ours. Then, how joyous we would be! That is the reason that we naturally desire in our hearts to gain mastery over the creation. When a man and a woman become one based on true love, the family they create can expand to a tribe, nation, and world. They are the center of their family. The family they create should be the model for their tribe, and their tribe should be the model for their nation. Our families are to follow this way in order to build the ideal family, tribe, and nation. It is not possible for the ideal nation to appear without first forming an ideal family.
17 We were born through love, live our lives in love, and pass away into the afterlife, a world of love. Death is not something to fear. Death is like marriage; it is a change of locale. It is to leave the realm of limited human love, a realm that until that moment we could not escape, and expand into the unlimited world that transcends time and space. It is to leap into a realm of limitless love. This is similar to when we were born from our mother's womb. In our mother's womb we did not feel constrained. We thought it was the most comfortable place to be. God is really the King of creation. He designed a baby's head to ease the transition from womb to world. If we look at a baby's head when it emerges, it is in the shape of a squeezed, elongated watermelon. If the head were hard like a rock, could a woman live through the birth of her first child? Giving birth is possible only because a baby's head is made so that it will extend like a watermelon and adjust to fit the birth canal. God is really the King of creation.
18 We use the word "cosmos" to describe the combined spirit world and physical universe. The cosmos yearns to be united through true love. True love is the only thing that can unite the cosmos and bring families to an ideal state to make them one. True love is one thing we absolutely need, whether we are living on the earth or have entered the eternal life of the spirit world. True love is appreciated not only by people here and in the spirit world, but also by all things of creation. That is why people of true love attract even animals and plants. They want to live with such people and come under their dominion. Thus, a true man and woman who possess true love are the most precious beings in this world.