Speeches of Hyo Jin Moon: Episode 06

Speeches of Hyo Jin Moon 2006-2008
Delivered Sunday at Belvedere Estate in Tarrytown, New York
Hyo Jin Moon Speaks on How Deep is Your Love? Page 16

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Sometimes you have to take things step by step. You can't always think big all the time. Especially if you are really serious, if you want it to be meaningful. If you really want to find quality, and achieve quality, then you really have to take caution, right? You have to do things step by step. You can't always take giant leaps. Maybe in general as humanity we can, but not as an individual. So that's where you should start. And if you get to know that, then maybe you'll have a little more understanding about how better to approach things, what kind of direction you should choose to make that contact. And from it and through it, you can start to build something out of it, something more meaningful. And if you have this kind of prepared knowledge, then you can try it out. It can be exciting. And it can be more stimulating for you because you have these kinds of properties that you can bounce things off from. And because you have all sorts of greater options, then maybe you'll hit the mark. Because ultimately in the end, you have to make it work somehow. That's your responsibility.

We understand God as a suffering God, and He's trying to make it work. So in long waiting, of course it can be perceived as something painful, miserable, tremendous suffering, never ending agony, and concern, worry. But you have to start somewhere. So starting somewhere, I feel that you have to understand who you are. And try to be better, make the best preparation possible. And try out all sorts of different things, and find the thing that works to make that connection upward properly. In the past, I just did it. I just did those kinds of things. I did what I was told to do. And I was kind of a crazy kid. I knew all things about the world when I was young. There came a point in my life I changed, and I did everything I was told, and I did my best. That's about it. I might as well. I don't like it. I really don't like it. But if I'm going to do it, I might as well do my best, try my best, give it all out. What you see is what you get. Why would I hide anything from you? The only reason I don't talk about it is because I can't. I'm not afraid of men. You can kill me. You can shoot me dead. You can poison me. I'm not afraid of you. Why should I lie to you? Well, you know what? I think about myself first.

Let's just talk about men, mankind. The things that I have, the things that men have problem with, dealing with in relationships is, I simplify it to, it comes down to three words, three definitions. 'Triple A,' I call it: arrogance, aggression, and ambition. That's pretty much the basic premise in which that we deal with in terms of subjectivity. In femininity, in women's stuff, I call it 'Triple S' to make it simple: sensitivity, sensibility, and seduction. Why do men have problem with aggression, and arrogance, and ambition? Put it nicely, ambition is, "Oh, he has high goals." Arrogance is, "Oh, he's proud." Aggression is, "Oh, he's so tough and powerful." When you look at the physical self, and intellectual self, and spiritual self, that 'Triple A' stuff has a different meaning in each, but all the different kind of words have a similar value in the end. There is a simile in there. When you talk about the messiah, you talk about him as arrogant, ambitious, and aggressive, but it just has different words describing that basic nature of it. The words that I have just used, that's about it. How would you want to put it? Absolute? Person who demands absolute obedience? Absolute faith? All those properties that we have, have meaning behind it. But we abuse it, we misuse it. Many things, when it's mishandled—it's not the gun that killed people, it's the people who pull the trigger of the gun that kills people—everything that we have as a tool, we can misuse it. Our intelligence, first of all, is a tool. Therefore, all the words that we create to enrich our lives beyond monkeys, are tools so we can enrich our lives and grow harmoniously in an infinite way in all sorts of possibilities. Even music, everything that we have, it's a tool. It's only a tool. A tool to do what? Of course, that's what we have to figure out. It can take a lifetime.

You'll go through the journey of defining, redefining, and revising the value of words that we normally use in our day-to-day lives. And hopefully, everyone can always enhance the quality of it. I mean, that would be the ideal world if everybody pursues that kind of endeavor and if they never ever stop enhancing their quality of the things that they understand. Trying to enhance the quality, the value, and the definition of even the basic things that we understand till the day we're there, when we die, never stopping. If we can push till the day we die, yes, we can change the world. Yes, that would be the beginning of the ideal world. Because we struggle with the things that we describe as our needs. That is why we want to have religion, because we want to unify that stuff. The basic stuff that we rely upon to create community, to create society.

Think about yourself. Think about yourself in just dealing with a basic understanding of words that we use to communicate with one another. I mean, there is a difference when you use certain words in basic language with your children and your immediate family. And even the same meaning will have a different kind of tone. You will choose to use different kind of words that have similar meaning, but you use it in a different way or choose different words when you go to a tribal meeting, a social meeting, or on a national stage, or on a global stage. This is kind of informal for me, that is why sometimes I would curse. But if this were a public rally, then I know it's for the public I would choose not to use certain language. Do you know what I am saying? Who cares if I use colorful language at times? I don't think that would demean the value of what I'm trying to say. It's the point that I'm trying to make that's important. I don't think you should be distracted by such frivolous things. Most of the time that kind of a person doesn't really make it in this world. People who are like that—I don't think you are going to be somebody one day. It's very easy to criticize, but it's very difficult to create something. If you understand the value of that, the basic things that are important in life, and know how to go about achieving it, you wouldn't be that critical, that cynical. Because what's important is the essence of the stuff that you are trying to create. And why do you try to create anyway? You try to do it for God. You are not doing it for the money, right? You are doing it to help your fellow men, right? And money is secondary. It's not a primary concern If blessing comes, so be it. And if I have more, I can give more. That's about it. I'm not going to take it with me. I see my sister come and try to fundraise for Colonel Park. Did you guys give? I gave a long time ago. And I see people sometimes trying to justify yourselves. You try to pick and choose what is favorable to you. I don't like to make excuses. I'd rather just go.

Anyway, if you talk about all this love, there is so many things that we have to work out even within ourselves before when we paint the picture upward, try to advertise as who we are. But, you have to put up real stuff, you know? What you are has to be in the stuff. You have to put the proof in the stuff. When I think about Shin Gil, I feel sorry. In my heart, I feel sorry that I couldn't spend much time with him. I wasn't allowed to. The court wouldn't let me. It was a unique circumstance, unprecedented. In a way, I know that is my victory when it comes to what had happened. But I feel sorry that I couldn't spend much time with him. I really wanted to. It was just about to be at the point where I could spend some time because he was just days from legal age, legally independent. That's the kind of thing that gets you. You're planning all this stuff and well, I just have to wait a little longer. That's about it. We all know. We just have to know how to die well. That's what's important.

Even when we look at our individual lives with our own family, we all are trying constantly to understand the value of love. Normally, you start with language, all the words that you use. Basically that's where everything begins: with an idea, and the exchange of that idea. We have to understand the eternal concept of divine love, so we have to begin somewhere. It starts with words. Words are very, very important to little kids, and the meaning of them. They are constantly asking, and if they somehow pick up certain words, they try to use it in their language. When they communicate with each other or with me, they are constantly trying to expand their understanding of more and more words. Many times in that expansion, they feel love. It's kind of interesting because it has to be something personal, something for which they can recognize the value. If we talk about something of value, because they are little kids with their limited understanding, it's important. They feel loved. And you somehow promise them stuff, that "I'm going to give you more, more, and more stuff," and the promise of that expansion of their needs that they like that gives them all sorts of tingling sensation in their heads and they are happy. Because they understand the importance of that possibility. Because it's going to give them some kind of fulfillment, some joy.

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