The Words of Hyo Jin Moon
Building a World of True Love
Hyo Jin Moon
December 10, 2006
Here are my notes from Hyo-Jin-nimís speech Sunday 10 December 2006. My ability to convey what was actually said is limited. These, at most, convey some sense of what Hyo-Jin-nim said and are not a verbatim record. Hyo-Jin-nimís website is: http://www.canaanstation.com/ To see two of the projects that Hyo-Jin-nim is working on log on to: http://definingmoment.tv/ and http://definingmoment.eu/
Rev. Andrew Compton is the MC. All welcome Hyo-Jin-nim and offer a bow.
(Hyo-Jin-nim bows to the audience as he approaches the stage. He places a small notebook on the podium.)
Letís talk about a little lofty topic today. Todayís topic is "Building a world of True Love"
Everybody wants love? (Yes) True Love? (Yes)
What is love to you? Can you help me out?
Let me hear your opinion; what is love to you?
(Someone answers "living for the sake of others")
Living for the sake of others, can we all agree on that?
Is that the definition of love?
Life is an offering right? Love is an offering.
When you make a vow of love and you open your hearts in matrimony you make the vow to care, to cherish, to love "till death do us part" and beyond.
Basically itís that; itís the offering of each other.
If you put True on top of it that then what changes in terms of the definition? Does anything change? Or is this something that you add on to that offering?
I think "True" is something that is added on to the basic definition. Thatís the greatest that you possess.
Thatís what your individual Truth is. Everybody has individual Truth. You canít just talk about universality all the time. Before you talk about universality, you have to define your self clearly. You have to know how to present your self and be yourself in the best way possible, the greatest that you possess.
That is your individual truth and nobody can deny that fact because we are in some wayÖ
Look. The concept of idiosyncrasy is that little thing that makes you different; but itís much deeper than that. Based on the notion of what we basically understand, individual truth is the greatest offering that we can make for the sake of others, not for the sake of your selfish exploitation reasons.
Of course everything can turn bad. Everything good can be turned bad. You know the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil comes from the same root. Itís the same tree but you take the fruit and it can give you false knowledge and at the same time true knowledge.
Basically thatís where we are in the end. Thatís why responsibility is crucial. Thatís why failure to do that causes all sorts of problems and ultimately when you are faced with problems you have to address, you have to remedy it. You have to rectify it if need be.
Thatís when things get complicated. Thatís the basic premise.
So when you talk about True Love, you have to answer that question to your self: "What is my greatest self?" Because thatís the offering that youíre going to make, if you want to achieve True Love with something other than your self. Now that you have to answer: What is your greatest offering?
I have no idea. Iím still struggling with mine. What is my greatest offering? I have all sorts of ideas about how much I can contribute in this and that, but Iím still struggling to find the greatestÖ at my own level. I know in kind of general terms which direction that I should go because I have a big hint, called my name. (Laughter)
Thatís the first thing that I have to before I think of anything else on my own. If you accept the concept of subject-object relation ship because itís important because you have to understand your boundaries right?
We have form; thatís why we have existence. Life doesnít exist without form. If you donít have form you donít exist. What does that tell you? It tells you that there is a boundary that you have to understand and that you have to accept. Otherwise youíre nothing. Itís not even in the category of death. You just donít exist.
Thatís where you have to start, with the basic stuff in search of greater truth. If you what to change the world, pretty much thatís where you have to startÖ..yourselfÖ then family, and realistically if you try to actually create a world like that, the next level is the local church. Thatís about it.
The locality before you talk about districts and regions and nations bla bla. No matter how you segment it, it doesnít matter. You have to expand based on what is expandable in reality. How do things expand in reality? That is the key question that you always have to address whether you like it or not. Just because you think big constantly doesnít guarantee that itís going to happen in practicality.
You can talk about the importance of having a nation and the body of it or structure of it, but thatís just a skeleton if you donít have what it takes to build something that is concrete and substantial and it has to be real. Expansion has to be based on what is fundamentally real.
Thatís where you actually, literally, beyond your family, practice True Love. If you practice that stuff, itís not something far away, itís right there, right in front of you, just beyond your own individual family. Thatís important.
No matter how good you are at anything, you constantly have to practice if you want to expand, accomplish. Otherwise your mastery is just in your head. It has nothing to do with a reality that others can touch and feel. Without that people donít change.
People force change. Thatís why you get a confused group of people. You create greater confusion. What has to change is something that is fundamentally based, and fundamentally can grow in reality. From that we can make something happen in a bigger way.
If that spreads, if that is the basic foundation that things are focused on and things are encouraged, and things are supported, sure! We can build our own nation. Sure! Because itís doable. It is real. The reality is based on substantial grounds for physical expansion. Expansion can actually be measured and you can actually see the change and feel the effects.
Through that kind of give-and-take, because people are in it; theyíre sensitive not just with their spirit or subconscious mind or intellect. ITíS REAL! Even the process of trying to teach your children to do the right thing becomes easier because you can say "Hey! Look at that! Look at this!" Itís not arbitrary; itsí not cryptic; itís not abstract; itís there.
I know a thing or two about symbolism. What good is it is it if you donít have a substantial foundation in which that symbolism can be the juice that makes you expand?
Yes, it can be done. You can build the world based on true Love, but it starts with the right way of approach. Starting from the individual you have to ask basic questions, simple questions, and when you answer it, can you take it to the next level and you mean it as much as it was important to you to find what ever is the greatest that you are that youíre willing to make the offering for the sake of whateverÖ Even for your own good. For your goodness sake.
You donít try to be good just because you have so many fans right? You want to be good because it makes you feel good most of the time. I donít understand how people say I want to be good because of my fans and stuff. Thatís nice.
I believe that everyone has something true to offer. True Love encourages true offering because thatís what it is. I know you want it. If you really want it, thatís what you have to do. Donít just talk about it. Go for it.
And if you do, others will recognize that, and if it is True Love it will be embedded in their heart. I donít know how long, eons, whatever. I donít know. Iím not dead yet.
Can we build something in True Love? (Yes) and if so, it starts fromÖ. I believe itís important to be involved in your local churches beyond your family; itís just a step above. The more you do it will be good for you and good for the church in the end. Thatís what you can do to practice what you do normally for your self and your individual family.
See how much you can expand, how much youíre willing to volunteer beyond coercion. (Hyo-Jin-nim laughs) Because when youíre in True Love Itís not just a coerced act, you volunteer right? When you have a loving relationship how can it be a loving relationship when you always have to write a contract for every give-and-take?
I think something else is more important in that kind of relationship. THINGS!
Bill Gates and this other guy have one hundred billion dollars in their foundation. In twenty years it will probably become a trillion dollars. There are so many things out there that will give you high interest. At about 8% in about seven years it will double your money.
When you have that kind of money there are so many ways that you can squeeze money out of people that want to use your mind. If you have a trillion dollars to spend, thatís pretty substantial in the physical world. Sure you can do a whole lot of good just with that money. Unless you have that bottom line you canít even try to think like that. Donít. Because in the, end youíll only get stupid. Thatís about it.
Why are they chosen to be that rich? I donít know. Ask God. (Laughter)
Know your intent.
And if you have desire, please check it.
If you want to ask questions about your self, whoís going to?
You canít be true if you canít stand up for yourself in the end.
To yourself and to godÖ
Thatís the only thing that is important when it comes to defense. Because thatís the only thing that matters, should matter, to an individual.
Otherwise if you do everything right you donít need to defend your self, right? Others will know.
True LoveÖ Donít think itís too far. It starts from you.
Take care of yourselves.
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