Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: Episode 167
Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: A Selection of True Parents’ Speeches
Book 4: The True Family Movement
Speech 9: True Love and True Marriage, pg 588-591
True Love and True Marriage
August 21, 2004
Hotel Lotte World, Seoul, Korea
Blessing for Registration in Cheon Il Guk for the Revolution of True Heart and for True Liberation and Complete Freedom
Respected world leaders, distinguished guests from Korea and abroad: First, let us offer our sincere gratitude to God, the True Parent, True Teacher, True King and True Owner of all creation, for making this day possible.
True love and the conversion of lineage
From the standpoint of God’s providence and history, how shall we describe yesterday’s event? We participated with complete unity of heart and accomplished it successfully. That event, the “Blessing for Registration in Cheon Il Guk for the Revolution of True Heart and for True Liberation and Complete Freedom,” was a victory for humanity and a joyful event for God. It surpassed any event in history and will never be equaled in the future.
On what basis can I make such a bold declaration? I do so in the context of the Fall of the first human ancestors, by which humankind inherited false love, false life and false lineage and lost its relationship with God’s Will. Because people were estranged from God after the Fall, He could do nothing to resolve our situation without our cooperation and so suffered for thousands and tens of thousands of years. Yesterday’s ceremony established the day of the True Parents’ victory, true liberation and complete freedom, and it resolved God’s grief. It was a holy Blessing that brought heaven and earth together. We opened the gate through which the billions of people who have languished under Satan’s yoke can enter the new heaven and new earth. Humankind can now receive and attend the True Parent in heaven and the True Parents on earth. It is time for us all to enter the Era after the Coming of Heaven, when we sing praises of the holy age of settlement and peace.
Now is the time for you, as you enter the Era after the Coming of Heaven, to practice Heaven’s truth in your family and nation in preparation for your eternal life. It is time to leave behind the struggles, conflicts and confrontations of the Era before the Coming of Heaven. We can stand on the foundation of the True Parents, who are the Parents of heaven and earth, and establish the substantial kingdom of heaven. This realm of complementary partnership, harmony and unity is what we call Cheon Il Guk.
From this perspective, I would like to take this opportunity to speak on the topic, “True Love and True Marriage.” I will share one aspect of the principle of true love that I have been teaching throughout my life and that you now need to put into practice.
What is true love? It does not refer to the selfish love that slithers around the secular world. It is not the counterfeit love that gives one moment and abandons the next. It is not self-indulgent, profligate love driven by fleshly desires. Such false love assails and violates the conscience, driving nails into the original mind.
Having nothing to do with that, true love is the source of peace and spiritual order. Its nature is to honor and preserve the tranquility of all people. It is humanity’s shared inheritance that serves the common good. It symbolizes God’s intention and power, for it is rooted in God.
True love is mysterious. The more it is given, the more plentiful it becomes and the more abundant joy it brings. True love possesses power great enough to transform the motivation, process and outcome of human life. We were created to be born in true love, raised in true love, and pass to the next world in true love. That is the reason true love has the greatest and highest value.
Through true love we can be together eternally, see each other eternally, converse with and feel each other eternally, and have nothing except affection for each other. It is one love and yet all people can enjoy it together. If we consider its details, it is extremely small; if we consider its grandeur, it is extremely large. Immersed in true love, the mere wink of an eye can be sufficient to bring forth a joy so great as to shake heaven and earth; a single smile can make one feel superhuman power. That power is strong enough to change one’s life. If you think you can see it, you cannot; if you think you cannot see it, you can. It is full of mystery.
What are the colors of true love? Do you suppose that it is black at night and white in the daytime? The central colors of true love are harmony and unity, and surrounding them are peace and happiness. An atomic weapon has power only to destroy life and property. It is not a symbol of creation. It is a symbol of rejection and ruin. True love, by contrast, has the power of resurrection that can bring a dead person back to life. Thus the power to bind the world together and bring unity does not reside in the military mindset underlying nuclear weapons. It will require true love. Each nation has its own cultural traditions and political boundary lines, and true love is the only power capable of transcending them. The difficult problems that humanity faces can be resolved only through the perfection of true love.
True Parents and the change of lineage
Ladies and gentlemen, you must seek after true love. You have to make true love your own. You have to witness the perfection of true love within your own life. Where can you go to find true love?
If we examine the manner in which true love exists, we see that it has a multidirectional character, moving simultaneously north, south, east and west. Moreover, it exists and functions in a way that transcends race, culture, religion and national boundaries. True love acts prior to life, for it is the origin of life. True love is perfect in its original form and needs no development or revolution. True love is the most natural thing, possessing the highest authenticity. True love operates at a speed greater than anything else in the world.
We can receive the seeds of true love only by receiving the true holy Blessing from the horizontal True Parents. They come as substantiations of God, the vertical True Parent, and thereby engraft us into God’s lineage. It is absolutely impossible to find true love in the fallen world, which is characterized by falsehood. We cannot find the lineage of goodness in the human-centered world that resulted from the Fall. Only by being engrafted into the lineage of goodness through the True Parents can you find a way to overcome the struggle between your mind and body. Only by establishing God’s lineage of goodness on earth can we resolve the problems of human conflict, transcend the boundaries between religions, races and nations, and bridge the differences between democracy and communism. This will also open the way to peace in the Middle East and unification on the Korean peninsula, the two most dangerous areas of conflict in today’s world. This is the reason the change of blood lineage is an essential and serious matter.
The holy marriage Blessing is a once-in-a-lifetime event upon which the life of humanity depends. This is the precise reason why the Registration in Cheon Il Guk Blessing for the Revolution of True Heart and for True Liberation and Complete Freedom, which all of us dedicated to Heaven in the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea on August 20, was the greatest and most precious grace and blessing in your entire life. You have now received the holy Blessing from the True Parents, who have been crowned as the world’s King and Queen of Peace. You have inherited the true lineage, and you have received the seed of true love. Please never forget that you are to spend the remainder of your life on earth nurturing this seed so that it will blossom and bear fruit.