Speeches of Hyo Jin Moon: Episode 53

Speeches of Hyo Jin Moon 2006-2008
Delivered Sunday at Belvedere Estate in Tarrytown, New York
Hyo Jin Moon Speaks on Success, Page 203

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Most of you made choices, or are trying to make choices in that way, because I see some young people here. People that are at my age and above, you have no choice. That's how you made it. Okay? (Laughter) That is how you're going to die.

If you can do one thing by yourself and if you have groups of people who can work together for the sake of each other just following all the basic principles of goodness, I think we should try to encompass that first before you try to take it to the next level—talking about messiah stuff, that ‘we're a better religion than yours' stuff. I think that's the first step. We should try to do that and help each other physically­ then on a larger scale—then we can afford to take care of each other intellectually and expand the mind and then ultimately it's up to you to connect to your spirit.

It takes that kind of formative essence. You need that kind of basic foundation to achieve that kind of spiritual connection. And that's what we lack, I believe. We're too much like "every man for himself, go figure it out on your own." We have all been through workshops and they are very limited. You cycle 40 days, three times for 120 days. What is that? And somehow you can go out and change the world? Well, you try. And then you try to move up the church ladder. What happens? The same bureaucracy—so what's the difference between them and us? Nothing, I don't see anything different.

That's a problem. What can we do? Can we do something about this situation? I think so. It's important to empower individuals within the church. You have to give more and more information that is critical in doing  our  work.  We  have  to  share that  information in easier, more acceptable, more efficient, and more effective ways. Let people familiarize themselves with that stuff, because familiarity breeds confidence. When one gets confident, that's something. It gives a willingness to commit to action. That changes people. Just having basic information about the essence of principle is good, but this is society, and society is different than the essence of principle. You have gone down like this (gesturing to the focal point at the bottom of a "V" shape) but now you have to go back up.

You might have found the focal point, that's all the workshop does, try to give you a focal point, and this is how Father connects to God. That's it! That's where it ends! Now you're going to go out there and conquer the world? Now you're going to go out and build the kingdom by yourself? Give me a break! That's unreal. Why are you not doing more of that kind of stuff? You have to start somewhere. That's what we can do.

I found another host if you want more of it—it's called http://definingmoment.eu/ to focus more on the European nations. I also found a Spanish—speaking host.

We have to get to know Europeans, we have to get to know Hispanics, we have to get to know how they think. We have to know about their different religions, about their culture, and about themselves. The more we know the better. If you have that information it will give you confidence. That power will transform you into an active person. I believe that. We won't stop at that. We'll branch out into giving more advice on pragmatic things, finances, or whatever.

We can do that, get that kind of network moving and working. Invite hosts, and all sorts of guests, and get that critical, useful, practical information out there, and just delegate it to all of you. That's what the church should be doing.

Father's course is more of overall and centering on him and we are bound by that tradition, but after that we have to be independent. Father's course is a very dependent course. It's a course of dependency. It has to be. But the next phase is more independent. We have to realize our greatness centering on Father's vision and let that proliferate out into the world and make a difference.

Yes, we need a body, we need an organization, sure I understand that concept. But it will have to go toward that direction unlike the structure and organization during Father's lifetime. We're not going to make a dependent structure—it's going to be more independent, but in what way? Bearing the heart and spirit of Father's teaching. 

Not just, "You do this and that! I'm in control!" Those idiots! You walk around shit not because you're afraid of it, but because you don't want to get your shoes dirty. Those people make me sick. Hey, it's not my problem right?

You have to love, you can't kill people. (Laughter.)

Anyway, wouldn't you like to see that happen? (Yes.)

I believe we can literally see change. I believe that we can literally see our progress if that is the basic reality in this church. If we take care of that basic stuff we can literally see our own progress. Collectively, of course, you will see more. That's how you compete with other religions. If you don't have something to show, you can't win. You can't win by bluffing. What if they will fight you? You got to have what it takes to take the blows. Otherwise it is only a bluff.

That is what we need to do. I think we should encourage that kind of stuff, and open up to each other.

I can't be here at the last Sunday [of this year] because I have to say hello to my folks, but after this, there are about six more left. My condition's done.

You like what we got here? (Yes.) 

You want me to show up for one more year? (YES!)

We'll talk about it later. (Laughter.)

I know that's doable. I can see it in this very small kind of model. But it will work. It will work.

I believe in it with all my heart.

It's not just coming from me. It's coming from somewhere else too. I believe it.

So, I think your success is how you define it, not just with your body or with your head, but with everything that you've got. Right? See you next week.

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