Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: Episode 250
Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: A Selection of True Parents’ Speeches
Book 6: The Role of Women in Creating the Ideal World
Speech 5: Women Will Play a Leading Role in the Ideal World II, pg 907-910
Women Will Play a Leading Role in the Ideal World II
June 10, 1992
Little Angels Performing Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
Speaking tour of forty cities, counties and districts of Korea
(True Mother’s speech)
Women members and dear friends in the audience! It is a great pleasure and honor for me to stand before you as founder of the Women’s Federation for World Peace. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all the members who have come from Japan and for your hard work in preparing this rally.
The title of the speech I will give today is “Women Will Play a Leading Role in the Ideal World.” Ladies and gentlemen, if someone were to ask whether this world is a world of good or a world of evil, what would you reply? You undoubtedly would answer that it is a world of evil. You would have no choice except to say that the world of this age in which we live is evil and that the nations and the world of all past historical ages have been evil when judged by the original ideal of goodness.
It has become a world in which people express sin rather than goodness, war rather than peace, injustice rather than justice, and hatred rather than love. Division and conflict, rather than unity and harmony, have become the rule. No one desires to experience the pain of this sinful world. Human beings seek the way to end this sinful world and construct an ideal world of true love, overflowing with peace, freedom and happiness. Members and leaders on all levels of the individual, family, tribe, people, nation and world share that one common desire. For thousands of years, since the beginning of human history, humanity has struggled toward this dream and this ideal; yet the ideal world desired by humanity has yet to be realized.
Today I would like to reveal to you the fundamental cause of this problem; and at the same time, I would like to suggest the solution to realizing the ideal world, for which we yearn with all of our hearts. This is not something that comes from human knowledge or thought.
As you may know already, my husband, Rev. Sun Myung Moon, has devoted his whole life to solving these issues. Living by his side and attending him, I have been deeply moved and inspired by his teachings and his life of practicing love for God and humanity.
When a wife has attained such deep enlightenment about the truth, and when she has been inspired and moved constantly by her husband’s character and his life, I believe that it is her task to make it known. This is because breakdown and disharmony in the relationship between husband and wife are the fundamental cause of problems in humanity and are reflected in today’s troubled world.
When you think about it, there are only two types of people living on this earth today. These two types are men and women, that is, husbands and wives. Though innumerable people are living together and all kinds of relationships and problems are arising, the core of all those problems is the relationship between these two types of people, men and women. Therefore, we need to examine the original heavenly way that God established to be followed by the first man and the first woman.
God gave three great blessings
According to the Book of Genesis, after God created heaven and earth, He created the ancestors of humanity, Adam the man and Eve the woman. God gave them the three great blessings and simultaneously their own portion of responsibility. These blessings were “Be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over every living thing in the sea, on the earth, and in the air.” And at the same time, God gave the man and the woman their responsibility, telling them not to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
This teaches us what God’s purpose was in creating human beings and the universe, and at the same time it reveals the fundamentals of life. The blessing that they be fruitful means that all human beings are to develop their character and perfect their ability to love. The second blessing of life means the mature man and the mature woman should form a relationship of husband and wife, and have children and raise them, thus walking the path of parents. It is God’s purpose of creation for the husband and the wife, leading the family and fulfilling the duties of father and mother, to make this world into the blessed land of comfort and riches, thereby establishing the kingdom of heaven on earth.
This purpose of creation could have been attained only if our ancestors had upheld God’s commandment not to eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. However, Adam and Eve broke this commandment of God. is happened before they had completed their growth, while they were still in their adolescence. Our first ancestors fell because of Satan, thus making all humanity inherit a lineage of evil.
Misery and tragedy borne by humanity
Ladies and gentlemen, what was the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil that God told Adam and Eve not to eat? It was not the fruit of an actual tree. The fruit signified the love that would bring the ancestors of humanity together as husband and wife in the future. While they were still immature, God gave the commandment so that they would not be seduced into an illicit sexual relationship with a third party or a premature sexual relationship with each other.
As a matter of fact, there was a third party in the garden of Eden. Besides Adam and Eve, there was the archangel. The Bible reveals that the archangel that seduced Eve and made her commit the sin of illicit love was named Lucifer. is was the Fall, and this is the original sin that set down the roots of evil in the human world. In the garden, human beings committed a sexual crime before God, their Heavenly Parent and the Lord of heaven and earth. Beginning with our first ancestors, we have continued to make a world of evil in which we give birth to descendants through illicit love. Expanding from the individual to the family, tribe, people, nation and world, the lineage of evil brought about by this illicit relationship between man and woman has spread, making this world a hell on earth filled with crimes, wars and fear. The fallen ancestors, Adam and Eve, who were to have firmly established the position of true parents as the eternal human ancestors of goodness, instead were degraded and became false parents who left behind a lineage of evil. This is the first cause of the misery and tragedy borne by all humanity.
What could be more miserable and more mortifying than for all humanity to lose the true parents and be born as descendants of the false parents? How great would be the sorrow and anguish of God, the Parent of humanity? God’s original purpose of creation was to establish the true ancestors of humanity and multiply human beings of goodness. However, all humanity was swallowed up by the illicit lineage of evil because of the Fall of our first ancestors.