The Words of Hyo Jin Moon
The Significance of the Forty Day Separation from Satan
Hyo Jin Moon
Belvedere, Tarrytown, NY USA
March 5, 1989
Unofficial Notes from 6:00 am Speech
The ideal being is one who has shim jung in the subject position and the physical body in the object position. In the secular world, people's lives are based only on external ability. They unite only according to external things. The ability people have is the dominating factor that rules man today. If I have ability in music, that becomes the subject that dominates my life. Whatever you choose to be, whether it is a politician, lawyer, etc., you will become one with that ability. Becoming one with and following only the physical body has false value.
The reason the fall occurred was because Satan yearned for Adam and Eve's position. He yearned for certain physical attributes. Satan did not look at God's love from a holistic view, only externally. Heavenly Father loved Lucifer. He had a special purpose for the angelic world. Why do we need the angelic world? Mankind was in the position to receive Heavenly Father's love. Mankind must have the ability to become like Him. In order for Adam to inherit Heavenly Father's eternal love and build the kingdom of heaven on earth, he needed to have some basis to reach spiritual perfection. Having subjugated and dominated the spiritual world with love, Adam and Eve would ultimately reach Heavenly Father's level. Heavenly Father needed to unite with mankind (His children) to reach His ideal and to substantiate His ideal and love. In order for Adam and Eve to receive and understand Heavenly Father's heart, they must have that same experience as a base. The angelic world was necessary so that Adam and Eve could become the physical embodiment of God. Through that, God would have physical dominion over the world. The angelic world was absolutely necessary for Adam and Eve and for Heavenly Father to reach perfection.
The angel was in the position of object to mankind, but the angel subjugated Adam and Eve in the act of the fall. We can see the clear result of the act. The fall occurred because Satan was longing for the position of Adam and Eve. Adam and Eve were receiving a different love than what he was receiving. The object longed for the subject position. There was a reversal of roles. Satan tempted Adam and Eve in order to somehow subjugate them. He thought he could become one with Adam and Eve and then receive that kind of love from Heavenly Father himself. Tempting Adam and Eve absolutely deviated from God's ideal.
Love encompasses everything. The creation, humanity and all things exists within love. The ideal is for mankind's physical body to unite with his shim jung. I am not denying that we have a physical body. Father has all these physical attributes too, but these physical things must belong to Heavenly Father, the essence of whom is shim jung. If you lived like that you would look at each other with the eyes of love. Ability in music and poetry all belong in the realm of love. None of that is the same as love, but they exist within love. The Archangel has rejected this ideal. That is why many of you still have that kind of thinking. That is the fallen nature. We have to go back to the ideal relationship of subject and object. The whole restoration process consists of trying to establish this ideal unity of shim jung as subject united with the physical body which is object.
The forty day separation period is part of our lives. We need to understand the importance of it. Do you know why we practice it?
Let's look at a failure that occurred in response to the forty day separation period. The symbol of the forty day period at the time of Noah clearly shows the claiming of ten generations. The forty day flood was the foundation to restore the vertical fall. It was vertical indemnity carried out horizontally. It is important for mankind to establish restoration with the physical world centered on the key players (central figures) who are to take responsibility. Within their lifetime, restoration has to take place. After the forty days separation through the flood, the world's situation was the same as it's time of origin. It symbolized the primary state of the Garden of Eden. Within the garden, there has to be an ideal subject/object relationship and four position foundation. For 120 years Noah built the ark. Through the forty day flood (separation) the world was cleansed. It came back to the original position. From this time, every action had to go forward according to the principle and Heavenly Father's ideal.
Noah was in the position to restore the Cain and Abel situation too. The reason Cain and Abel first came about was to restore Adam and Eve's failure. Through their own actions man could be separated from evil. Because Cain killed Abel, man annulled Heavenly Father's action to restore mankind. There was then no way, no foundation for man to reciprocate with God. There was a foundation of faith accomplished through Abel's offering, but the foundation of substance did not exist since Cain killed Abel. Through man's hands, God was denied once again.
This very act of rejecting Heavenly Father has to be restored. There has to be Cain and Abel restoration, Cain and Abel unity. This could take place centering upon Noah, who was standing on the foundation of the successful offering done by Abel. In building the ark that same foundation could be inherited. I am trying to go step by step to make this clear. All these little things you should have known a long time ago. That is why my life is getting more and more difficult. I have to pay attention to little details and that is not my nature. Within Noah's family the situation of Cain and Abel had to occur. Who was in Cain's position? [Some answered Ham and some answered Shem.] You are right, Ham was in the Abel position to his brother Shem, but in relation to Noah, Ham was in Cain's position. The offering is accomplished through the one in the Abel position and Noah was the one who had made the offering. It is not a brotherly relationship anymore, it is now a father/son relationship. If you think about it, that should have made it even easier for unity to take place. It is much easier for father and son to unite. God was trying to loosen the burden of mankind through this, but still, this son rejected his father!
Ham felt it was not proper to see his father naked. To his own subjective judgement it seemed wrong and inferior. The image of his own father looked inferior. Just as Lucifer had resentment toward Heavenly Father. Lucifer resented the fact that he could not receive love like Adam and Eve could. Based on his idea, the act of love seemed unjust. Satan's action was once again passed on and prevailed over Noah's attempt to restore. It was like the second garden of Eden. God thought Adam and Eve looked beautiful in their birthday suits. If Ham was united with Heavenly Father his father would have looked beautiful to him. Ham rejected this notion.
The period of ten generations to Noah was a process to restore the ideal intention of Heavenly Father. The ten generations was substantial indemnity. In Divine Principle it says the number ten is the number of perfection. Does anybody know why? Let's give and take. [Many brothers and sisters offered ideas.] What is the significance of the number forty? [Three members offered answers.] This kind of give and take is good. It makes you work harder. All the little things that I am saying to you do not just come. I have to think hard about them. You have to do that too. Ultimately you have to understand. Me too. Again and again I read the principle book, and each time I understand more deeply. You have to understand the idea of the three stages. To go to perfection, you have to go through the growth stage. Use your effort centered upon Heavenly Father and principle. Physically pick up the book and read it until you get it. You cannot rely on someone else to come up and speak to you all the time. What if you become a pioneer, working on your own somewhere? I have to do it through my own effort. An understanding of the principle will come and I can reciprocate Heavenly Father's love. You have to reach that point, otherwise your coming here does not mean anything.
We have been listening to Father without a clear understanding of principle. Many of the things I say you are just now realizing. In a sense it is a relief, but in another way disturbing. How can we really support Heavenly Father? The people of Israel did not support Moses, even after all the miracles God sent them. They still complained. [Hyo Jin Nim asks for some explanation of the forty day separation to sum up all the other answers given. One brother gives an answer.] In order to reach perfection, even before he created the universe, Heavenly Father had to lay a foundation for the formation, growth and perfection of His ideal. There needed to be initiation and then a period of growth into perfection. What He idealized is manifested on this Earth. To manifest His ideal, He made the creation. With what? By going through seven stages Heavenly Father manifested creation. God initiated by giving what? Two extremes. He said, "Let there be light and dark." This pattern followed through a growth stage ultimately reaching the creation of mankind, Adam and Eve (also two extremes). The ultimate stage is based upon Heavenly Father and man and woman. In unity they go through the growth stage into perfection. Their growth into perfection will accomplish the Kingdom of Heaven that ultimately belongs to Heavenly Father. The number ten symbolizes these three stages which lead to perfection.
The ancestors of mankind were in the position to live up to God's ideal, but they failed. The person who is taking responsibility for the foundation has to substantially restore that failure. All restoration has to occur on this earth through mankind. After ten generations, Noah came. Through Noah, the forty day flood judgement came. The flood was vertical indemnity restored through horizontal action.
Do you get it or not? Does it make sense to you? That is the significance of the number ten and the number four. Ultimately perfection will take place based on the four position foundation centered on Heavenly Father. For Heavenly Father to establish the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth there must be eternal perfection. It has to come to a point of restoring the eternal Kingdom of Heaven. That is the purpose of multiplication. Through having children, we will be 'passed on', carried on into the future. As long as there is a product of our love, it will go on forever.
I can truly understand Father's heart. How many of you tried to create something? When do you feel most frustrated? As I progress, I feel depressed if I see there is no give and take. I am trying to accomplish by giving out, but with no give and take it becomes very difficult. I expect to give and take with you on a certain level. You break my expectations. When I watch Father speak, I see he does not pause for the same reasons I do. I can see his heart change. So many times he is trying to reach out to you and relate to you. If you cannot grasp one thing, he tries another. You are not giving as much. I cannot accept that. The principle is our life! We must understand that. We call this the truth. Throughout history people have been longing for truth. You have to try to become one with the truth. People sacrificed and died for the truth. We sit here with knowledge, but the essence of what you are actually giving to become one with it is no good. We do nothing to unite! What can I do? Just come here each week and weep? I spent all this weekend to prepare for this day, disregarding all my school work. I am just like you. I feel the way you do. It is harder and harder for me to sit down in one place, but I do it for you. Can you do it for God? I am determined to live the way I believe is right until I die. What about you? Even the recording work that I do is difficult. Even the things that I hate I am trying to do for the sake of love.
Some of you are good carpenters, engineers, talented in music, you have many abilities, but right now we are mobilized to restore mankind. This is not the ideal situation. We have to sacrifice what I am gifted with for the sake of restoration.
Kook Jin Nim is a much better speaker than me, I know that. But as the older brother I am trying to fulfill this thing to help you because you do not understand. I do not care if he is better. Someone needs to speak to you. I can become better through doing it. I have to set an example because I am the older brother of this family. I must sacrifice myself for the sake of God. That is why I am coming here. I am trying to be grateful. I have to cut off from all the past messed up ways. There is no way to unite with principle if you cannot overcome yourself. You will never be able to unite with Heavenly Father. That is why man fell. That is why Satan fell, he could not overcome himself.
Do not build the wall of Jericho in your heart. Heavenly Father says anyone who re-builds those walls will be punished. What do you think the wall of Jericho is? It is the barrier to entering Canaan. It is Satan.
Some of you know Father is coming back today, so I have to be at the airport. We truly have to be repentful for America. Okay? Why is it necessary to always have to do this? You have to become the embodiment of True Parents, understand the principle and live according to principle. Within the leadership I am trying to set this absolute foundation. If I am not there I have someone taking my place. Joe Longo takes responsibility. Things have cleared up, even that one person [a brother with a special skill which he kept to himself was mentioned by HJN in last week's 2-26-89 speech], has changed and pledged to me. So people around the Manhattan Center know that Joe is in charge. They think that he is on a power trip because he is trying to do what I told him to do. There has to be absolute order within a group. He does not abuse power. He tries his best to make people unite. What is power? Being too authoritative or too subjective? There is no 'too', only absolute subject and absolute object. What kind of perception are you basing your judgments on? We have to stop thinking based on fallen things, the patterns of our past. Look at the typical American family, there is no subject/object relationship. That is why so many families are breaking up. Even the children become subject and deny their own mother and father. They say, "I am my own self."Some kids were brought into this world accidentally. Is that ideal? Our thinking should be based on the ideal.
There is a clear break of subject and object in the United States. Americans do not want to live by this absolute idea of subject and object. American society is just barely maintaining itself. Our system has a conflicting quality to it. You can think anything you want, but laws prevent us from being able to do anything we want. If man's joy comes through fulfilling his ideal, then he needs to be able to go forward with action. In a democratic society there are laws saying that you cannot just do whatever you want. People are complaining that this democratic society is becoming more like a police state. They say "We do not want authority in our lives". But think about it. In a society where you are allowed to think anything you want, eventually someone is going to unite with some crazy, terrible thought and make a harmful result to society. There is no ideal uniting this society so we can think what we want. We need laws to protect us from some people acting out their harmful thoughts. There has to be an idea, one unifying ideal to create a harmonious society.
Do you think that this democracy is an ideal? No way. The only reason for a democracy is to receive the Messiah, to give God a chance to get started. If there is principle wherever we go there is no problem. Because then there is an ideal subject/object relationship and then there can be an ideal love and an ideal experience.
I am coming here through my commitment to living the principle. If I did not care, I would not be here. I would not care about you. Does that make you worry when I say that? Anyway, do not worry because I am here.
In the Garden of Eden God gave the command not to take the fruit. He knew what the consequences would be. He knew about evil, but He had this ideal destiny. Adam and Eve had to unite with God of their own accord. During this time they were left alone. It was a period of responsibility for them to make their own decision to follow God's way. Heavenly Father created this ideal. Mankind must do the same, creating something substantial to become one with it. Heavenly Father is encouraging them to follow His way. If Adam and Eve felt temptation but rejected it, they would have been acting on their own to unite with God's ideal. That would have been fulfilling out of their own desire.
When I write music I have certain chords in mind. Using these chords I try many different melodies over and over. Within this certain structure there is perhaps one ideal melody line. There are many altogether, but only one that is ideal. So I try harder to come up with more combinations. By looking at collective work I find some combinations that might work. A good song has to give me goose bumps. There is a possibility of not finding the ideal and instead settling for something less, following other things that come into my mind. In a sense that is the attitude that allowed mankind to fall. Do you understand that? In your life, what will give you that joy, those goose bumps? Uniting with Heavenly Father.
That is what I shoot for in my life. How can I live to get the goose bumps? When I give my best with no doubts and no regrets. Then I feel truly free to be in front of God and say, "Today I did my utmost." That is the goal I try to bring into my life every day. Your physical body, from your head to your toes will feel joy, but that is very hard to achieve. That is what all those drug addicts are shooting for, that one moment of ecstacy, but they will never find it in the true sense.
We have some very big challenges in our lives. When you make love giving your utmost, you will feel joy. Your whole body will feel it. That kind of feeling must come. Nothing is hidden. Everything in creation is here for us to enjoy. You have to become one with God's ideal. All knowledge of love will come to you, but it is not automatic.
Until I see you again, you guys take care of yourself. Is my coming here to talk helping you? If Father asks are you going to say you do not need me here? What about Rev. Park and Rev. Kamiyama?
Make unity centering upon principle in your lives. Please try a little more. I expect you to progress, you cannot do everything overnight. We must accomplish the perfection level within this lifetime. Do not forget that. I am not just saying that. Understand the seriousness of this or else the ideal will never come.
Do not forget this serious responsibility. Pray and think principle. I encourage you to read principle every day, over and over. Principle should be a part of my life. We have to act substantially on this belief. Do not say "I read principle ten times and that is enough, I understand it." How can you say that you understand God and eternal love? When I am with Father, new things happen. They are not based on my past, but new development within me. Love is eternal. It is always developing and growing anew. When a new experience occurs I am kind of shocked. It is not perfect, it needs to "learn to walk" into perfection, but I can then develop it. Our root, our study has to be the principle.
I must establish an absolute subject/object relationship with Father. I have to try and endure my personal feeling, but if I center on principle then I can understand why he is telling me to do certain things. It is always so that I can become a better man.
Those of you who can pledge to go this way, please raise both of your hands.
[Please Note : Due to difficulties, notes from the first thirty minutes Hyo Jin Nim spoke are not available.]
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