Cheon Seong Gyeong: Episode 157
Cheon Seong Gyeong Book 6: True Creation
Chapter 1: The Significance of the Creation
Section 3: Nature and the Lessons It Offers, 22
Chapter 2: The Essence and Order of the Universe
Section 1: Love Is the Essence of the Universe, 05
(22) The law of the jungle is a concept of struggle. By this interpretation, all things in the universe struggle with one another. There is no understanding of the higher purpose or the ideal of love that moves the whole universe and establishes the foundation for God's ideal of life. The idea that unity comes through struggle is a result of the Fall. In Hellenistic philosophy, nature was understood as an enemy. The logic of survival of the fittest arose from this mindset. By this theory, unless you contend with the environment, you cannot survive. This mindset is the result of the Fall. Marx and Lenin looked only at resultant things. They viewed the human mind as the origin of everything but saw that even the mind was engaged in struggle. Since they viewed everything from the perspective of struggle, they could draw no other conclusion. This was because they had no concept of the completion of the ideal of love, of the family of God’s kingdom, or the unified foundation of God’s settlement and kingship in the kingdom of heaven on earth and in heaven.
CHAPTER 2 The Essence and Order of the Universe
Section 1. Love Is the Essence of the Universe
(1) The two Chinese characters woo (宇) and joo (宙) in the word woojoo (universe) each mean "house." The universe is a home. The first and second characters are both "house." We love our home and our children. Where do such philosophies and traditions manifest? Not in the nation but in the family. The family represents the universal family, and its sons and daughters are the ancestors of countless generations. This is the original standard of creation. God created all things in order to express His love for Adam and Eve. After God created Adam and Eve, God and His children were to love all things of creation, which are sacrificed for humankind.
(2) God prepared everything in the created world as a textbook inspiring His beloved son and daughter to establish the ideal of love. That is why everything exists in a pair system. The mineral kingdom operates through the subject-object partner relationship. In atoms, protons and electrons interact through subject-object partner relationships. Without this interaction, they could not continue to exist. Without movement, there can be no eternal existence. Therefore, God created the universe so that everything can reach the central point through human beings. As human beings grow up, they can learn everything from nature. Under the bright moonlight on an autumn night, as the stars are twinkling, insects perform, like an orchestra. Why do they do that? They are singing of their ideal and looking for their mate. They are whispering in an atmosphere of love. Birds and animals, too, express their pursuit of love through joyful or sad sounds. Insects exist at a lower level, away from the center, yet they still face the central axis on a straight line, and their life turns based on that central point. God created everything to do so.
(3) The universe is the womb of our second mother. We are all now living in our mother s womb, the womb of the mother universe. Just as we depend on our mothers' flesh and blood in the womb, so we presently are living by taking in the essence of the universe. If the universe stopped providing for us, we could not survive. A lot of sacrifices are being made. There is the saying, "the survival of the fittest," and you may have wondered why God made things to be that way. Well, that saying is incorrect. The innate desire of everything in the universe is to participate in a higher realm of God’s love. All creatures hope to return to the core of the universe's love through the body of a higher being. That is their desire. Therefore, the cells of our body should be the cells of love that connect directly to God.
(4) What is the original root of the universe? From what did it begin? It began from love. Scientists say the universe consists of energy. Observing interaction, they know energy is present; where there is energy, there is interaction. Then what comes first, energy or action? During a boy’s growth to adulthood, the power of love in relation to the opposite sex is not operating. A boy grows as he interacts with the creation. He gradually matures through the interaction of his mind and body. At that point, when he meets a woman, horizontal energy ignites. Interaction is necessary in order for energy to be produced. From where does that interaction come? It comes from the relationship between subject and object partners. People consist of mind and body; every being exists according to the pair system.
(5) How did the universe begin? When we look at God, who created everything based on the ideal of reciprocal relationships, we can see that the universe began with the principle of living for the sake of others—investment and self-sacrifice. Then what was He seeking to achieve by expending Himself in order to create His object partner? Both subject and object partners invest everything of themselves, and they gain love. They do not mind how much they exhaust themselves if they can attain love. Love is based on this concept, and that is why God began His work of creation centered upon love. He did not end up losing anything. Why would God have invested everything if He thought it would result in loss? Within love, there is an energy that can more than fill everything; therefore, God did expend and invest Himself, but He comes out to find love in return. True love does not diminish with investment; it grows bigger. Movement in itself consumes energy, whereas true love grows stronger the more you invest.