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Thursday, November 17, 2016

An Incomparable Inner Beauty

Father Moon's words about Mother Moon
excerpt  from As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen

​​ An Incomparable Inner Beauty

My wife has such a tremendous heart of love and care that she even gave her wedding ring to someone in need. When she sees someone in need of clothes, she buys that person clothes. When she comes across someone hungry, she buys the person a meal. There have been many times when we have received presents from others that she would give away to someone else without even opening them. Once we were touring the Netherlands and had a chance to visit a factory that processed diamonds. Wanting to express my heart of regret toward my wife for all her sacrifices, I bought her a diamond ring. I didn’t have much money, so I couldn’t buy her a large one. I picked out one I liked and presented it to her. Later, she even gave away that ring. When I saw the ring wasn’t on her finger, I asked her, “Where did the ring go?”

She answered, “You know by now I can’t keep something like that when someone has a greater need.”

Once I saw her pulling out a large wrapping cloth, and she was working quietly to pack some clothes. “What are you going to do with those clothes?” I asked her.

“I have a use for them,” she said.

She filled several wrapping cloths with clothes without telling me what she planned to do with them. When she was finished, she told me she was getting ready to send the clothes to our missionaries working in foreign countries.

“This one’s for Mongolia, this one’s for Africa, and this one’s for Paraguay,” she said.

She had a slightly self-conscious smile that made her look so sweet when she told me. Still today, she takes it upon herself to look after our overseas missionaries.

My wife established the International Relief and Friendship Foundation in 1979. It has done service projects in numerous countries, such as Zaire, Senegal, and Ivory Coast. The foundation gives food to impoverished children, medicine to those who are sick, and clothing to those in need. In Korea, she created the Aewon charity organization in 1994. Its activities include managing a canteen serving free food to the poor and supporting low-wage earners, the handicapped, children taking care of families in place of parents, and others. It also provides aid to the North Korean people. My wife has also been active in women’s organizations for some time. The Women’s Federation for World Peace, which she established in 1992, has branches in some eighty countries and is in general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations as a nongovernmental organization.

Throughout history, women have been persecuted, but I predict this will change. The coming world will be one of reconciliation and peace based on women’s maternal character, love, and sociability. The time is coming when the power of women will save the world.

It would seem that my wife would be devastated each time she faced such difficult situations, but she always remained unshaken. Even in the most difficult and unbearable circumstances, my wife never lost her serene smile. She always crossed over life’s most difficult peaks successfully. When church members ask my wife’s advice on raising their own children, she tells them: “Be patient and wait. The period when children wander is only temporary. No matter what they do, embrace them, love them, and wait for them. Children will always return to the love of their parents.”

I have never raised my voice toward my wife. This is not because of my character, but because my wife has never given me cause to do so. Throughout our life together, she has labored to care for me with complete, loving devotion. She is even the one to care for my hair. So this great saint of world affairs is also the best barber in the world. Now that I am old I make many new demands on her, and she always responds. If I ask her to cut my toenails, she will do it cheerfully. My toenails are mine, but I can’t see them very well. She sees them perfectly well, though. It’s a strange thing. The older I become, the more precious my wife is to me.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

True Mother Visits Cultural Sites in Japan

True Mother's Special Tour of Japan for the Victory of Vision 2020 and HJ Cheonwon - True Mother spent 8 daya traveling by car in Japan: Kyushu ( including Huis Ten Bosch (ハウステンボス Hausu Ten Bosu a theme park in Sasebo, Nagasaki) and a visit to a famous china factory founded by a Korean master, Lake Hashino and Hakone Owakudoni in Hakone; Oshino Hakkai at Mt. Fuji, Kurobe Dam the largest dam in Japan, Hakuba National Park at Nagano. Kurobe Gorg and Daikanbo Peak and Mt. Tateyama, Mikungaike Lake, All sites are cultural centers in Japan. A trip to further national restoration.

Friday, November 11, 2016

True Mother’s Speech at the Foundation Day 2015

True Mother’s Speech at the Foundation Day 2015

The Providential Significance of True Mother’s Leadership

The Providential Significance of True Mother's Leadership


By Thomas Selover 
On September 3, 2012, the Unification Church and movement entered a new and critical phase in its development. Long foretold by sociologists of religion and new religion watchers, the seonghwa (ascension) of Reverend Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the Unification movement, was accompanied and followed by anguish, confusion and realignment on various levels.
Even a brief review of the history of major religious movements shows that, in each case, the passing of the founder occasioned a fundamental transformation of the religious movement. Those movements that successfully transformed were able to survive and develop; those that did not have disappeared. The crisis of succession, or what sociologist Max Weber termed the problem of “the routinization of charisma,” would seem to be an inevitable turning point in the history of religious movements. The Unification movement is not an exception; this crisis and transformation were unavoidable.
The Unification movement is now in a very new stage of the providence, beyond what has been charted in previous understandings of the Principle and of Rev. Moon’s teachings. Even if events after his passing had unfolded in a different way, the novelty of the situation and its challenges would have been present nonetheless. Unification sources — especially the Divine Principle books, but also True Father’s speech volumes from earlier days — do not give us a comprehensive account of this time, although they do contain insights that we need. So there is a necessity for members to pray, study, and discuss together, seriously and respectfully.

True Mother’s leadership role is unprecedented in the history of world religions. For each of the main central figures — including Confucius, Buddha, the Greek philosophers, Jesus Christ, and the Prophet Muhammad, no spouse held a leading role in the ongoing development of the religious community. This fact is one of the reasons why True Mother’s leadership is controversial. There has naturally been some unfamiliarity and some opposition. In this situation, that opposition has provided an opportunity as well as a necessity to proclaim True Mother’s leadership clearly in providential terms.
The purpose of this two-part article is to put forward some elements for a case that True Mother’s leadership of the Unification movement at this time is a providential necessity.

The Meaning of Providential Necessity
Care must be taken when referring to “necessity.” The concept here is not one of logical, mathematical or causal necessity in a narrow sense. Events surely could have unfolded differently than they did, and nothing in this presentation intends to deny that fact. According to Unification teaching, the providence of God has always unfolded according to specific patterns of restoration, filtered through the degrees of fulfillment of the human portion of responsibility on the part of innumerable known and unknown contributors.
The whole of Unification theology is built on the premise of the providential necessity of True Parents. On that premise, Unification theology is distinguished from traditional Christian theology. The providential necessity of the coming of True Parents implies that their advent is necessary for salvation, restoration and recreation. Moreover, their status and role in the establishment of Cheon Il Guk, the Nation of Cosmic Peace and Unity, is unique and irreplaceable.
Since 1960, our movement has celebrated True Parents, and placed their picture together at the forefront of our devotional piety and public occasions. There are countless passages in True Father’s sermons which speak of the uniqueness and irreplaceability of True Parents, which must include True Mother as well as True Father. Recognizing that True Mother’s leadership fulfills a providential necessity also means acknowledging that if events had unfolded differently, there would have been a major providentially necessary step missing. More will be said on this point in Part II.

In expressing the uniqueness and irreplaceability of True Mother, the concept of “only-begotten daughter” (독생녀, 獨生女) that is found in both True Father’s and True Mother’s teachings has become a central issue within the Unification movement. True Mother’s announcement of her status as the “only-begotten daughter” of God is one of the points of debate and division in the movement at present. Although there are precedents for the use of this term in True Father’s speeches, it is also true that the concept is novel in terms of typical expressions of Unification theology and polity. Therefore, it requires a careful process of theological reflection.
The clearest precedent for “only-begotten daughter” is the use of the term “only-begotten son” (독생자, 獨生子) with reference to Jesus and also True Father. For Christianity, the creedal statement referring to Jesus Christ as the “only begotten son” came to mean “begotten before all worlds.” If Unification theology were to develop along the same lines, it would lead us toward the kind of Christological confusions and controversies which have beset Christian theology.
Fortunately, we have the resources of East Asian religious thought to work with as well as the biblical tradition. For example, according to traditional Buddhist sources, at the time Siddhartha Gautama — who would become the Buddha — was born, he took seven steps and spoke the following words: “In heaven and on earth, I alone am the honored one.” (천상천하 유아독존, 天上天下 唯我獨尊). These famous words contain the same word 독, 獨 (“only, solely”) as in “only-begotten.”  These words might sound like a self-centered claim, but it couldn’t be so, because, according to the tradition, the Buddha has no self. This statement could not be the result of individualistic self-consciousness or self-promotion, which would be a problem. For Unification theology also, a perfected person is not always asking “what about me?” Instead, such a perfected person asks what he or she can do for the sake of others.
The famous first words of the Buddha were often quoted by True Father, and the Divine Principle text also quotes this saying in the section on the value of a person who has fulfilled the purpose of creation:
Every person who has completed the purpose of creation is thus a unique existence in the cosmos. We can thus affirm the truth in the Buddha’s saying, “In heaven and on earth, I alone am the honored one.” (Exposition of Divine Principle, p. 164)
We can say, then, that the term 독 獨 in “I alone am the honored one” (唯我獨尊) means that Buddha is the uniquely awakened one, who then sets out to awaken others. Perhaps True Father as only-begotten son (독생자, 獨生子) and True Mother as only-begotten daughter (독생녀, 獨生女) can also be understood similarly as “uniquely born” or “born solely from Heaven.”
Another significant passage in East Asian religious thought that has the term 독獨 is the first chapter of the Confucian “Doctrine of the Mean” (중용, 中庸), containing the concept of shin dok (신독 慎獨) as characterizing the noble or profound person. Literally, shin dok can be translated as “being watchful and careful when alone.”
The contemporary Confucian scholar, Tu Weiming, explains shin dok more fully in terms of “vigilant solitariness,” even when the profound person is surrounded by others. Perhaps this Confucian concept of “vigilant solitariness” can also shed light on the nuances of what it means to be “only begotten.” Though she has had very little time physically alone since the beginning of her mission in 1960, True Mother’s life has been characterized by careful alertness and lonely solitariness.
True Mother speaking at Belvedere on June 5, 2016.

Preparation for Leadership
As detailed in numerous sermons and public talks, True Father deliberately raised True Mother to fulfill her providential and public role. He speaks particularly of preparing her during the crucial first seven years of their mission together as the True Parents, from 1960 to 1967. True Mother began the indemnity course from the position of servant of servants, just as True Father had done earlier. True Mother followed the course laid out for her, consciously, willingly and with determination.
To restore the original position of Eve was a world-historical task. According to the patterns of the providence of restoration recounted in Unification theology, there is first the restoration of Adam, and then Eve. There is an asymmetry between the positions of Adam and Eve during the course of restoration.
The complex course walked by True Father and True Mother since 1960 is a theme for careful, extensive and thorough study, beyond the scope of this article. However, a key point is that True Father proclaimed True Mother as equal with him. At least since the time of the 30,000 Couples Blessing in 1992, True Father and True Mother have stood in equal positions. This is Father’s teaching.
From the equal status of True Father and True Mother, many other implications follow. It becomes clear that the victory of an only-begotten daughter, along with the victory of an only-begotten son, was necessary for the True Parents, unique in history and in the cosmos, to be fully established.

True Mother as Queen
True Mother is not a successor to True Father in terms of leadership; on the contrary, True Mother’s leadership is the continuation of True Parents’ leadership.
That continuation was edified on Foundation Day, when True Mother appeared in royal robes with crown and scepter. Understanding the providential necessity of True Mother’s leadership requires investigating and upholding not only her status as True Mother but also as True Queen.
True Father clearly explained the importance of True Mother’s position as Queen, in the following words:
This daughter [True Mother], who was 17 years old when she was blessed to me, must become the queen (여왕). She must advance to the position of the Queen of the Heavenly Kingdom (하늘나라의 여왕). Therefore, after our Holy Wedding she had to go through the positions of wife, mother and grandmother, and rise up to the position of queen. When I refer to her as True Mother, it is because she is the mother who represents the heavenly nation. When I say she is my wife, it means that she represents the king and therefore must be attended as if attending the king. (Cham Bu Mo Gyeong, p. 206 [Book, 593-216, 2008-06-16])
As is clear from this passage, the title True Queen is not simply an honorific term for the wife of the True King. The concept of True Queen includes within it the qualifications for leadership. In other words, it is providentially important that the Queen (여왕) be able to actually reign. In order to manifest and realize her leadership, it has been providentially necessary for her reign to be put into actual practice.♦

Reposted from

True Mother's Speech On True Parents Day 2014- Hawaii

True Mother's Role

Rev. Sun Myung Moon
November 27, 1991
Hawaii, USA
(taken from unofficial transcription and translated by Rev. Sung San Lee)
The re-creation process is the providence of restoration, therefore perfected Adam and Eve have to be restored. This process has continued up until now. The purpose of all of human history has been the course of restoration to re-create Adam and Eve. To re-create a perfected Adam, through the years God had to develop a foundation for the individual, the family, the tribe and up through the national and universal levels. Finally, by Abel subjugating Cain and taking the elder son's position, True Parents' position can be restored, and next the kingship position. When Jesus came two thousand years ago in Israel, his position as restored elder son was on the national level. Because he could not successfully accomplish the elder's son position on the worldwide level, at the second coming the Messiah must accomplish this.
True Parents completely subjugated Satan on the worldwide level. There is no Satan left who can invade either the communist or democratic realms. After completely restoring the elder son's position, True Parents' position and the kingship position can be restored. True Parents already proclaimed True Parentship in Korea. Also True Parentship was proclaimed throughout the Korean community in several American regions. Father also proclaimed it at the "Assembly of World's Religions" in San Francisco last year.
After the proclamation of True Parentship, kingship and God's kingdom are established. Therefore, True Parents were able to give the blessed couples the right to be tribal messiahs. The tribal messiah position is Jesus' position. Adam's position, Jesus' position, and True Parents' position, these three create the kingship position on the earth for the first time. Do you understand?
This is the last stage, the last foundation that must be laid. As True Parents, in the perfected Adam position, no Satan can accuse or invade True Parents' family. Through the fall, Adam was subjugated by Eve. As a True Parent, in the perfected Adam position, the Messiah must make complete victory over all Satans on all levels, from the individual to the family, tribal, national and universal levels. Father completed this victorious foundation, therefore Satan's world has completely, dramatically collapsed.
After the perfection of Adam, Eve also has to be perfected. Based on Adam's perfection, Eve can be recreated, and Adam has to restore the Eve position. This is the restoration course, because at the time of the fall Adam was subjugated by Eve. This condition is restored by indemnity at the time of the second coming of the Messiah. Therefore, when Mother in the Eve position is at the same level of perfection as Father, then the whole dispensation is completed. Until now, Mother has completely followed Father; she has been totally united with him. She is Father's shadow. Now, after Father's victory as a perfected Adam, Satan can no longer accuse or invade. Therefore, Father has to raise Mother to Father's level.
Mother, in the Eve position, started this course in Japan. Japan represents the Eve country and Korea represents the Adam country on the national level. Therefore, Japanese and Korean women must be completely united together. Mother, in Eve's position in Japan, became the number one woman, and in Korea, completed this in forty days. During Mother's recent visit to Japan, she spoke to seven thousand representative women from the "Women's Federation for Peace in Asia." Also in Korea, Mother spoke to fifteen thousand representative women. Within the forty days, she gave many speeches in different levels in each province. The final event took place on November 20. On the foundation of this victory, Mother completely fulfilled her mission. In a period of twenty days, the Korean national historical level of the "Women's Federation for Peace in Asia" was initiated. Then, a final rally in was held in Seoul. Such an historical event was never held in Korea before.
The woman's position is different in Korea and Japan. In Japan, it is like Leah's, in Korea, it is like Rachel's. These two women have to be completely unified. Historically, Japanese and Korean women have been bitter enemies. Through Mother, in the campaign in Korea they became completely harmoniously united. Centering on True Mother, Father asked six thousand Japanese women's representatives to come to Korea by the end of this year to receive education. Six thousand Korean women will also participate, making a total of twelve thousand women as a symbol of Jesus' twelve disciples.
The number twelve represents all humanity. Those women are completely united with Mother, and because of this condition of unity, Satan can no longer claim women. The Western world represents the archangel. That is why there is so much homosexuality in the West. Japanese sisters are married to brothers from all over the world. This is to restore the archangel position. Japanese sisters will be married to men from one hundred and sixty nations. By April of next year, young men and women representing one hundred and sixty nations will be married. Those one hundred and sixty nations, from all six continents, will be represented in the "Woman's Federation for Peace" and must be completely united with True Mother.
By next April, in our Olympic Stadium in Seoul, Father will expand the foundation of the "Women's Federation for Peace" to a worldwide level, to be organized on six continents. During a conference and a rally Father will proclaim the "Woman's Federation for Peace" to the world. All the world's women will belong to Father, as the representative of Adam, through Mother. All men are in the archangel position. By restoring all those women into True Parents' family, men, in the children's position to those women, will be restored through them. When Adam and Eve fell, they were taken by Satan's side. At this time Father, the perfected Adam, completely restores Eve by going the reverse direction. Brothers and sisters embrace and follow Father, going back to God: all men in the archangel position follow Eve. This is the universal turning point. This is Mother's Age, until Father is age eighty. After age eighty, we will be entering the original ideal world.
In America, the women are already queens. American families are separated; children go their own way. They don't know where they are going. If all women unite with True Mother, then all the other children will follow their mothers. The fathers and husbands, who are in the archangel position, will follow True Father.
Father and Mother will ask all the blessed women to be mobilized for three years to their home towns as tribal messiahs to restore all their relatives. The women, as tribal messiahs, will restore their children, and then all the husbands will have to follow.
Satan already knew this and that is why he has divided families. In the last days the family has to become one centered on God. The biblical revelation prophesies that in the last days mothers, fathers, and children will be one another's enemies. How can they be unified into one centered upon God? This is God's will, and this is what Father is doing. So man, as the husband, is in the archangel position for three years. The husband and wife need to be separated for three years. So when Father calls all blessed wives to come to Korea and Japan you will be immediately mobilized.
This is the Age of Mother. Within three years, Satan has to be completely separated from us. The number three is always a problem. When the Israelites left Egypt they had three days to separate from Satan. Jesus had a three-day separation period after the crucifixion. When Father mobilizes the blessed wives, the husbands should not complain. They have to take care of the children and support their wives. This is Principle viewpoint, not Father's words.
Until now in fallen history, the man has always been the one in power struggles, the one to wage war and engage in evil activities. Women have to resolve all the problems through women's power. Women do not like to wage war. God does not have a war concept.
This is the final transition period. The whole spiritual world will support Mother's efforts to successfully make this foundation. All women's problems of the past and present--prostitution, free sex, and so on--have to be completely resolved centering on God, True Mother, and women's power.
After the unification of North and South Korea, a new family tree will be registered. From that time on, you will become a citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven, and everyone who travels to Korea will have to speak Korean, the mother tongue. This is True Parents' language. In the ideal world there is one language and one culture. All women will follow True Father and True Mother. Their husbands will have to follow them. After the registration of the new family we will be in the adopted children's position, as step-children centering on True Parents. Then, new life begins: new couples, as husband and wife. How complicated it is to follow the formula course. But this is the Principle, so it is absolutely true.
All men and women should think of nothing else but God as their vertical Parents and True Parents as their horizontal parents centering on true love. Adam and Eve's responsibility, which they failed to fulfill, was to united absolutely with the concept of God as the vertical Parents and True Parents as horizontal parents, centering on true love. There is no concept outside of these three; through them begins a new culture and a new language. A particular nationality's thinking, such as just Western or just Oriental, should not exist. Any other concepts are Satan's. Is it easy? Satan's blood lineage has been on the earth for thousands of years.
You have to unite with Mother completely. As elder and younger brothers, there should not be fighting between Korean and Japanese or Oriental and Western. They have been enemies, but now in total unity they will be completely embraced by Mother. They should love and support each other in God's true love. Mother will embrace both children and bring them to Father. Through the four-position foundation we have to return to that ideal. Humanity will return to God, and God will bless them.
The reign of Kim Il Sung has to end. Father has to help him surrender of his own desire. Kim Il Sung is the false Adam on Satan's side, the false Christ. Father represents God's side. True Father cannot fight with evil. So the false Adam, Kim Il Sung has to surrender of his own free will. So when Father meets with him, he will offer him the idea of how to do it and give the direction. If he doesn't agree, he is finished.
You did not know what was going on in the world, and how God's providence is developing. This is the transition time of the destiny of the universe. If Father did not understand this, there would be no hope for the world. How difficult the course of restoration is! Do you need Father? Do you need Mother too? Father speaks to you as the representatives of the whole Western world, so you must unite with these words. I am now returning to the Orient.
Hawaii is midway between East and West. Hawaii has so much Japanese influence (representing women). America, in the archangel position, has to follow Hawaii, representing women, and united with Asia. That is the purpose of revival. No matter how much America tries to exert control or influence, it still has to follow. As the archangel nation your lifestyle has to go down below the Korean and Japanese lifestyles, below the Adam and Eve nations' level. This is the Principle viewpoint. America is declining. She must quickly unite with Japan and Korea. Brothers who are blessed to Oriental women are very fortunate.
When you are blessed to Japanese women, do you regret it? Is it difficult? It is not so easy to unite completely with the opposite side.
To save the world, Father made international marriage. By next April, Japanese women will be blessed to brothers throughout the world. Those couples will come to Korea and the women will march to North Korea. If six hundred thousand women march into North Korea what will Kim Il Sung do? Unification women should work harder than communist women. If Father calls you women, would you like to come? Do you really want to go, or just because you are being asked? You must have that kind of attitude.
This is the final period, the final stage. God prepared everything. By the spiritual world's power, Kim Il Sung can be changed. He can be taken to the spirit world even tonight.
This is Mother's Age. Father is preparing to put Mother in Father's place. Women have been sad throughout history.

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