Speeches of Hyo Jin Moon: Episode 26

Speeches of Hyo Jin Moon 2006-2008
Delivered Sunday at Belvedere Estate in Tarrytown, New York
Hyo Jin Moon Speaks on Loyalty, Page 95

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June 4, 2006

How are you doing? I'll be away for a few weeks. I'm leaving today. The reason I'm going to be away for a few weeks is that I'd like to go to China and Japan. Something starting in China. I hope that you can have something in your prayers for its success. It's kind of exciting, but you never know.

Today I would like to talk about, "Loyalty." I hear so often, "I'm loyal only to myself." That kind of statement from—how should I put it in the best way—the "enlightened" world. So, when you are enlightened and when you are free, that's what you have to be, I guess. You have to find whatever is out there that the enlightened world and the free world offers, and then get the most out of it.

Having said that, let's get into the boring stuff. Why do you want to be loyal to something? Can you help me out on this stuff? Why would you want to feel loyal? Why would you need loyalty? What is the concept of loyalty? To me, first of all, loyalty, right off the bat, is a concept that exists. And it's necessary for certain things, for instance like forgiveness, eternity, paternity, and stuff that we believe is important, and makes us bigger than ourselves, our individual selves.

Why? Think about it. If you don't have it, what is the opposite of being loyal to something? Selfishness. There has to be some kind of program, some kind of system, some kind of concept that no matter how stupid you are, in the end it will guarantee you some kind of right passage. Not just symbolically, but literally right! Not r-i-t-e, but right. Something that guarantees that for you. Because you can see it all around you if you are looking for it. Many times, it's just right there. There's a Korean saying ‘등잔밀이 어듭다.’ “Underneath the lamp is the darkest place." That kind of stuff. That kind of saying.

Many things that are true are so simple we forget to see the truth in it. We forgot it just because it's so near and so simple. We just don't care to pay attention to it. How can this something be true? How can it be that simple and that idiotic? It has to be more complicated than that if it's going to be truly true. What does that mean? Who determines how smart you are then?

Loyalty gives you a sense of something wholesome, a sense of objectivity. It's a proclamation of receiving a subject into your life. That's about it. That's what it means. I'm loyal to not just myself but to something greater than myself. I'm willing to have that kind of relationship. I'm ready.

If I'm going to learn about something that is almighty and comes from the almighty, you have to understand why God is willing to forgo everything just to rely on His concept of love even if He has to suffer because of it. And He has been suffering. Why? Because we're still trying to restore the world. The world is not correct. Even based on the way we think of what an ideal should be, never mind what He thinks. Do you ever wonder what goes through the mind of God, the almighty God, the creator, the omnipotent God, the omni-person. Everything you can possibly think, and you can possibly think about joy and all that stuff that is ideal. Endlessly. All the potential that gives you joy just because you live, you have the presence in your life, you have that opportunity. Because of that you have that experience to learn all sorts of infinite stuff. And it can give you joy just by understanding it. That's nasty, that's powerful.

Why would anybody want to suffer? Many times. To understand love, you have to remember the concept of the wave stuff, ups and down stuff. To me, that kind of phenomenon gives you the understanding of life. Anything that gives, has some kind of benefit to physical existence. It has to have some kind of form. Whether it is light, literally waves, or whatever, any kind of energy. It undulates. It goes on. It has to. Why? Because in the end, everything depends on that phenomenon in the end. That is the way in which all the selfishness, if it exists, will neutralize itself. How can you be arrogant when you go through that kind of cycle?

When there is that kind of cycle that gives you right, literally, in your life you go through that cycle of ups and downs, how can you be selfish and how can you be arrogant? You can't. It's impossible. To me, the greatest addiction is power and money. That is the nastiest addiction. That stuff really does not really end.

You might not be addicted to drugs that might literally kill your body or eat your body, but it will eat your life eventually, that stuff. And you wouldn't know it. It will never end. Because you go into that kind of cycle. You literally get stuck into that cycle of lifestyle, and it's going to get worse and worse and worse. In other words, you are going to measure yourself to something greater and greater. And what is the greater? If you are a millionaire, you want to be a ten million millionaire, hundred million millionaire, a billionaire, ten billion billionaire?

Look. And you are going to measure yourself up to that stuff. Okay? And you are going to get locked into that for the rest of your life. That's it. And power is the same thing. How much is enough for yourself to have the kind of joy and gratification and pleasure that you desire? Then what about the next thing?

What about love then? Love has nothing to do with loving yourself only. That's not true love. Is it? You can try to make it, you can make up anything you want. You can say, “From now on I'm going to call this (holding up a rolled up towel) a stick." But saying it looks like a stick to you doesn't mean it's a stick. "I'm only going to drink wine and whiskey." No, you should drink water, too. Okay?

It doesn't matter how you try to form your life just because you think you have control over it, or because you think you are better than somebody else. It really doesn't matter. Because in the end, those kinds of people are only loyal to themselves. That's about it. And their addiction. That's it.

You worry about people who are screwed up. Because you see right through them in the end. That's what they are loyal to: themselves and their problems, their limitations of selfishness, and their intelligence. Trust me. It's worse than being addicted to anything else.

I have been accused of being addicted to many things, trust me. That stuff is nasty. No good for you. It will ruin your life and it will ruin every opportunity that you might have to be good in the end. And you will lose it all. It's not going to help you. It can't.

Why? It doesn't have life sustaining power. Because in the end, understanding greater the level is going beyond self-love right? That's where the key lies. That's where true happiness lies when you understand something and learn about something true and meaningful.

Who cares about learning new things when you know you are going down this pathway of self-destruction that leads you nowhere? You know that has obvious limitations? But if you are willing to do that, then you have to have a good reason. You better be willing to die for that stuff then. And you better have a good reason for it. Beyond that, why? Why would you want to? You are not going to find something greater. Not down that lane.

Look, I'm trying to get back into the groove of preaching. Please bear with me. Sometimes for me, I step back and say, “What do I need that stuff for?" But because of my kind of experience in life, I know how things that I love come and go. And at times, I see it just go poof and go away. Many things. It's important. What's important to me is that sense of belonging. I need to belong. I need to love something. I need to belong to something. Whatever you can say, personally, I'm sure it makes sense.

But to me, what is most important is that stuff. That sense of belonging. I need that stuff. I don't want to be alone. I don't want to wake up one day and have nothing. I don't want that. That's bad. Not good! You expect a dog to be loyal obviously, but as a master, you should be loyal to your dog, too. But hey, something that you love, it's just no, no, no. That's the worst thing that you can feel. That's terrible.

I need that sense of belonging. Because I am human. I know you feel that too, one way or the other. You need that stuff in your life. You can't live without it. If you try, you are going to miss it one day. No matter how tough you try to make yourself be to go against it, it's not going to work. You're not that strong. Everybody will crack under torture. I don't care how tough you are. You will crack.

And why do you think that exists, that kind of stuff exists? Because God has chosen love. And you, under that light are His reflection.and shadow. That's why the evil stuff tries to go into the darkness where there is no reflection and shadow, stuff like that.

And think about it, you have to make that choice. You have to make the choice to become like that. That's why it's always a constant struggle, a constant trial until the day you understand what your responsibility is. It is a struggle even if you know it. But at least till the day you know it, you are going to struggle, period. But even if you do understand what it is, you are going to struggle. You will struggle till the day you die.

Why? God is not that happy a God. How can you be a happy camper when you see all this crap in the world? Why do we see all this crap in the world? Because people are still struggling to find themselves and trying to figure out who God is and what His true reflection is, what is true being an object to Him, His shadow under the light. The light that guides Him, love. Blah, blah, blah.

You will struggle until you die. Because He wants everybody to understand that. He wants everybody to make that decision. Like God in His darkness, thinking about this, the light of love. Because it came from Him, right? The cockamamie idea. The ultimate idea, right? That stuff that makes us all miserable.

You have to do that. You have to pay your dues. That's about it. It's not going to be a free ride. You want your perfection. I know you do. I know you want to be the best that you can possibly be. I know you want to find your light. I know you want to be perfect in your idiosyncratic ways. And more power to you. But look, that's what we have to go through. Everybody. No exception. And we should be loyal to that. Because that's what Father teaches, and that's where we belong. It's difficult. But we're crazy, right? Don't want to be normal, that's for sure. Anyway,take care of yourselves.

I'll see you in about three weeks.

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