Earthly Life and Spirit World #1
by Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Chapter 2 - Death and the Spirit World [Part 4]
12. It Is Important In What Position You Died
What we should do before the one who has passed away is not be sad about his death but be sad centered on the way of God's Will. How many sad things like this have there been in the way of God's Will? The question here is not whether the person died at a young age or an old age but in what position he died. The question is not when he died but in what position he died. (32:297)
13. Things You Find Out Clearly Only After You Die
Some people come to know about my name for the first time after their death, and they cling to me, begging me to give them life. It is I who is worried the most in that situation. Once I complete all I have to do and draw the line after praying to God, I never look back. That is why.
If their grandchild comes to the church, they start to be proud, saying, "That is good." And if you go against the Will of God and leave, they start accusing you. If you pray and get connected with the spirit world, you will know it. In the spirit world, spirits are working very hard to bring their descendants to heaven. But here, people sometimes speak badly of their ancestors and try to live selfishly.
You can find out only after you die. One grandmother appeared in the spirit world and asked to be taught the Divine Principle. If you wonder whether my words are true, you can die and find out. If you could die and come back to life it would be alright, but once you die that is the end. When Rev. Moon of the Unification Church threatens, people say I threaten very nicely in a way no one else can imitate. But try and die. Do you think I have nothing else to talk about but saying these things? (22:338)
Where do you discover the highest love of God? Not in the palace. You can find the way to occupy the highest love of God in the bottom of the hell where you are dying shedding your blood. You should know this.
When I was in the Communist dungeon, the spirit world witnessed to people even without my saying a word. I had disciples who were determined to offer their lives and do anything for me. If I were a criminal, there would be many ways to break out of the prison. God works with you in such situation. Do you understand?
For example, my disciples made cakes with wheat powder and hid them under their arm or in their crotch to avoid discovery during the physical examination. They brought the cakes to me during lunch time. We shared them and ate together. A piece of cake I ate at that time is priceless. You cannot even buy it with hundreds of millions of dollars in this world. You should know that. That is more valuable than your life.
Those people say they can never forget the experience at that time. I cannot forget the experience either. How much we were united at that time. I knew them and they also knew who I am. They understood at night and in daytime, and we lived in this way. If it had become necessary for them to die for me, they would have offered their heads many times.
I was the same. I was also risking my life for them. You could not go to that stage. Do you understand what I am talking about? Three years passed, and whatever your situation is, you should know that you still have a long way to go to experience the deep world of love. If you are deprived of your life and lose all you have, only then do you enter the realm of experience that enables you to say, "This is the best in the world."
Did you have that experience? You have to go on. You should know that there is still a way to go remaining. When you voluntarily go on such a path with gratitude and digest it, you can unite your spirit and body and connect with God's love. However, you stopped going, and complained, saying, "I know all about the Unification Church, I think." But it is not correct.
If you cannot go on that path, you will be separated from me in the spirit world. I am in a different realm, and you will say, "Oh" underneath. You can go there. You go there and see whether I told you a lie. You will know everything once you die.
If you want to know, go ahead and die immediately. You should not die, saying that is right. (Laughter.) If you die, there is no way to come back to life, so you will be in big trouble. If you find out it was true and you are not prepared, what will you do? You cannot come back. So, you have to believe and prepare. (Applause.) Am I a person who tells lies or the truth? If you want to believe, believe, and if you do not want to believe, don't. Do as you want. Do you understand? Do you believe it? Which is it? Raise your hands if you believe.
If you believe, do you have to practice it? Or don't you have to practice it? (We have to practice it.) If you experience my heart and try to digest all the facts, saying, "if I do like this, I will surely become like this," it can be realized. Do so. (91:175)
14. If You Live For Others, You Get Closer To God
If you go to the spirit world, you will find it to be a vast world, and it consists of three stages. Who will go to the tops Those who lived for others more. It is the law there. (Writing on the blackboard.) Starting from here, even if you crash in here, they will say, "Okay! Welcome!" You hit here, then "Okay! Welcome!" And here, again, "Okay! Welcome!"
But to those who live for themselves, the opposite world will unfold. It also consists of three stages. Here, all of them reject, saying "Huh! We don't like someone like you." There are two kinds of reactions. Everyone will reject someone who lived for himself, and everyone will welcome someone who lived for others.
There is no mistake here. If this person starts going this way here, people up there wave their hands. How wonderful it is. But, here, everyone tries not to look. One's deceased wife is the same. If she is in the spirit world, you don't recognize her. It is the same with your parents. There is nothing to do with them.
Where do you do it? After one has lived on earth, he goes into the spirit world. All those who go to the higher realm are people who lived for others. Those who go to forty countries in the world, for example, and live for others with the heart of a mother in a family, those who have the heart of a saint to save the people of the world from evil will go to the higher place.
I think in that way. "I am one man, a general who represents sons of filial piety of the historical ages, a general of patriots and of saints. Although everyone else who had the name of God's son failed, I was born as a victorious son." There is only one thing that will enable you to say that. What is it? It is simple. To live absolutely for others. Only those who give and forget, do for others and forget, can digest that world. That is the conclusion. It is simple. Do you understand what I am talking about? (Yes.)
You should know clearly whether you are someone who goes to the Kingdom of Heaven or to hell. These are not words I just think of and say. I am someone who knows the spirit world clearly. (He writes on the blackboard.) There are two worlds. All kinds of people live here and then go to this place. There is no one who can avoid death. You cannot avoid death. People will go somewhere after they live here. Those who live for themselves go to hell after entering that world, and those who lived for others go to the Kingdom of Heaven. Earth and spirit world get separated at death. (203:100)
What is True Parents? I teach you here, from this foundation, greater and greater things. As you get elevated, I teach you something greater. And then what? I teach you so that you can be compatible with the heavenly country, the eternal country. I teach you lest you have difficulty breathing when you go to the country of eternity. Do you understand? If so, once you enter the spirit world, you have to face away and go to a corner or a wall and stay there. If you look around, you see those who denied themselves and sacrificed. You feel like suffocating. It is a serious matter.
Who created this? Satan did. You are waiting for True Parents to come and liberate you. You wish to be liberated. To liberate you, do I have to solve this directly or in a reverse way? (129:99)
From now on, what will happen? A long line of people will form to offer their properties to heaven. It will be the longest line in the world. Do you understand what I am talking about? (Yes.)
If you come to the Unification Church, you all should become beggars who are completely broke because you offered everything. There are only mucus, tears, and blood to offer. I myself was like that. There was nothing left to offer. I offered all my life and properties. Do you understand? (Yes.) If you have a savings bank book for your sons and daughters, should you use that for them? Or should you use that for the reunification of North and South, or for the world mission? (We should use that for the world mission.) You understand it. Only if you think in that way and act on it can you participate in the Messiah's squads. Do you understand? (Yes.)
You should live for others. Live for the whole and for the bigger cause. Live for the world, for God, and to liberate mankind. You have to cause people to change to the new blood lineage through you.
Because the blood lineage was wrong, God has been powerless until now to create perfection. Now we have entered the era of conversion. You have to know that a free heaven and earth are near and sow seeds of goodness. You know how you should act, don't you? You know well, don't you? (Yes.) From now on, you should become a group of the Heavenly Kingdom's citizens with eternal life, connected with the eternal Kingdom of Heaven as a tribe with the traditions of the Messiah! (Amen!) (203:187)
From now on, there will be competition in living for others. Why? Since those who live for others go to a higher position in the Kingdom of Heaven, if you work for a person in a high position, you can jump with him. At Cape Kennedy there is a launching pad for satellites. It is the same as satellites. You get launched from there and fly into the sky. To live for a person is the same as when God created His object. You will stand in the object position of love to that person. Don't you think so? For that purpose, follow someone and live for others.
Aren't you the same? You work following me, don't you? To work following me is to take advantage of me. Aren't you trying to occupy God by becoming my object of love and jumping? Is it true, or not?
Satellites should be launched toward an objective, shouldn't they? It is the same. Satellites are a symbol of today's believers trying to jump toward the Kingdom of Heaven, crossing thousands and tens of thousands of miles.
Eventually, human beings are to go to the original homeland. Is their hometown in this world? I am talking about the original homeland. When you go to the eternal homeland, if you could not prepare contents to be welcomed there you will be miserable. You understand how devastating it is not being able to join a group, don't you? I once experienced this, but I do not know when I talked about it to other people. (213:194)
Is there going to be the individual or not in the other world? Is there the family, or not? Up until now, there was no family. But from now on, the organization of families will start. Everyone got separated until now. Why? Because cultural and emotional backgrounds and customs are all different, everyone got separated.
What is family? Family is the place where we create a new custom and a new culture and make them habitual. Since there was no family, was there society? The society of a nation could not exist there. All are mixed up. Next, there was no nation and no world.
So, the religion clubs are now the mainstream. People stay in the Buddhist or Christian realm. People from different countries cannot stay together, but people of the religious realm can stay together. Religious realms all sought one world and believed in one God, so they can stay together. While all religions belong to the realm of God, all nations do not belong to that realm. Isn't it so?
From the Unification Church, individual, family, tribal messiah, national messiah and world messiah will come out. The path the individual takes leads to the family, and the path the family takes leads to the path of the tribe.
What kind of world is the spirit world? It is where people live for others centering on true love. People live not for the self but for the whole. Even on this earth, those who live 100 percent for others say, "Step on me and go on!" No matter how big America is, if there is someone who lives for the nation more than the president, everyone will welcome him even if he steps on the president and goes on. But if someone lives only for his own benefit, everyone becomes an enemy.
It is the same as in the spirit world. If someone lives for a bigger cause, he can pass along naturally. If something benefits a bigger cause, it can pass naturally. So, if someone lives for the world, he does not have to live for America. America is included in the world. Korea is the same. All the nations are included.
What is the contents of the direction everyone can welcome, passing through the family stage? The conclusion is that it is the way of love to live for others centering on true love. This cannot be disturbed even in the satanic world on the earth. Even the satanic world has to absolutely accommodate to this. Isn't it so? Even evil parents and evil persons welcome someone who tries to give to them with true love. Isn't it so? It is so in the night and in the day. (215:174)
Have you ever thought about receiving an order to appear before the court of judgment in the spirit world? Someday, the order will be given to appear before the court of judgment.
To manage and control that court, there has to be a judge, a prosecutor, and a defense attorney. Who are they? The judge is God, the prosecutor is Satan, and the defense attorney is Jesus. Only Jesus can become the defense attorney. (17:177)
16. Words Concerning the Epitaph
In order to engraft now, gold plate has to be used for the connection. But are yours copper plates, brass plates, or silver plates? What is your plate? You yourselves know that well. What kind of plates? A plate with patches or a single-colored plate of pure gold? (The color of pure gold.) Who answered that? As I stare at you, I know you had much concern for your family. Well? Even though you had much concern for your mother and father, was it for tribal restoration? Don't you ask your mother and father? I am telling you to restore your tribe now, but didn't I tell you to do that before? In my eyes, there are many things that bother me.
Although I buried through Seung Hwa ceremonies in Paju those 36 Couple Blessed members who passed away, some people brought tombstones and erected them without approval. I gave a strict order, "Don't create an epitaph for Heung Jin." Someone inquired, so I explained. I visited my hometown and could not erect an epitaph for my parents. Which is correct? Are my words correct, or not? We have to first solve the resentment of ancestors, and then you have the responsibility to make sons and daughters live.
Is there an epitaph for Heung Jin at his won jon, or not? (No) There is a responsibility to find the nation and, with the title of loyal vassal centered on the nation, to liberate ancestors from resentment toward their parents. It is principled to erase all bad epitaphs and in the same way as the declaration of victorious heaven's eternal blessing to leave the epitaph, "Our parents are ancestors of goodness," and then to take care of sons and daughters.
I go and look at the tombstones. I did not teach to do that. These people erect tombstones for deceased wives with an epitaph praising, "She went out witnessing here and there..." How much is that going to be a cross once they go to the spirit world? People will point fingers at them and say, "This fellow did this without fulfilling his responsibility!" (220:149)
Section3. To Go to High Spirit World
1. Standard of Religious People Is the Spirit World
The difference between religious believers and secular people is that the former believe in the standard of the spirit world while they live their lives on earth. Religions are already centered on God. Religion starts from the determination to live to meet God.
The contents of the scriptures the founders of all religions left did not introduce human living. They taught how we can relate centering on the place where God exists and the place where God dwells, as well as about the eternal, transcendent world. (187:286)
2. The Standard To Set Property Rights In the Spirit World
A long time ago, we had many days when we did not even have barley meals and trembled in a cold room without food. You have to feel that you were closer to God in those days. In those days, we worried about the nation and the world. As everything became bigger and the foundation expanded, you came to think about how many people take joy from your name.
I do not like to meet people. If I meet people, I praise people and say this and that, but I do not like that. No matter how much knowledge, power, or money one might have, these things will all be washed away.
When a person dies, he leaves everything behind. What you should carry with you is your efforts to love God, establish your essential personality, develop love for your spouse, and expand the love of family to the world. The record of loving humankind and God remains to the end and becomes the standard to decide property rights in the other world.
The other world is fair. When did you suffer throughout the night thinking about the nation? When were you agonized over the problems of the world? When did you take the whole responsibility of battle in the tragic position to decide life and death on the dividing line of mankind's destiny? I took such responsibility before God. (127:38)
In the way of restoration, there is no discount. When we came tonight, each of us came alone, but we cannot go alone. We have to take many people with us.
Human beings cannot live apart from society. That is the reason Jesus visited the disciples who had betrayed him. We should know Jesus' sorrow over having had no choice but to take only a thief with him. We have to prepare ourselves to know such a situation. (14:105)
You should know that the number of people you witnessed to will decide your property rights in the spirit world once you go there. You don't go there with a title of state leader. If you go without anything, it does not work. If you are a state leader, you are a recruitment soldier to create and bring people in your state to heaven as testifiers. You are a recruitment agent. (125:17)
3. You Should Love People
In the spirit world, you cannot eat without God's love. You do not have a right to eat. Hell is the place where you watch but cannot eat and know but cannot act on it. You should know that. Do you understand?
Therefore, except for those who exalted the central value that can unite spirit and body centering on God's love, and who experienced the life of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth with mind and body united, people cannot own the eternal, ideal world and the Kingdom of Heaven. You should know that. (91:173)
What should you be proud of in the spirit world? There is nothing else. Say President Moon spent much money and enters the spirit world. If God asks, `'What did you do on the earth?" he would say that h° had money and spent much money. I have spent much money. I am spending much money, am I not, for this and that? All these do not matter. What matters is how much did I live longing for people. (187:310)
4. You Should Love God More
Nothing else is necessary in the other world. You have to love God more than you love the world, your nation, your spouse, and your child. That is the Principle. Mother says, "Oh, love God more than me, please. Then you love me." Only with that mind can she receive high-dimension, godly love from her husband. You have to lower yourself and beg your parents, "Oh, parents, forget about us. Please receive the love of the True Parents first. I want to love parents who received the love of original parents."
Once you enter the other world, that is the case. When you go to the spirit world, do you earn money? Do you sleep for hundreds of millions of years? Please think about this. How dull it is! You do not have to sleep hundreds of millions of years or earn money. You can eat food anytime. When I say I am hungry and want "one hundred million dollar-foods," I will be given them immediately. Do you understand what I am talking about? The person who achieves the noblest character in the realm of love can exercise God's ability. (126:142)
5. You Should Establish Family Foundation
Why do you have to have sons and daughters? There has to be love. God has to exist. Husband and wife have to be there and that requires man and woman. Next, the blood has to be mixed. The descendants are born with God's blood and love blood, vertical blood and horizontal blood, mixed together. Therefore, unless you have descendants, you cannot have a place to play and rest in the other world.
If husband and wife live only face to face until they become 80 or 90 years old, are they happy? They cannot live an interesting life. There has to be a wife of their son, and grandchildren. The son's wife would like to live happily together with the husband and wife, as it used to be. Grandmothers and grandfathers often forget things as they grow older. They become babies. Because of that, you should serve as a head of your grandmother and grandfather, just as you serve as parents of babies. It is not bad. For elderly people, there is no more happiness than holding grandchildren. My mother is the same. My mother loves grandchildren so much these days. When she gave birth to True Father, the taste was stiff. The taste of grandchildren is like a sweet-jellied adzuki bean paste bar. If she touches something like that, it is soft.
So, those who could not have grandchildren cannot achieve harmony with heaven and earth and adapt to east, west, south, and north in the spirit world. Even when they dance, they cannot do hip dance, bosom dance, nose dance, hand dance, or leg dance. They can do only one dance. (Laughter.) It is a dance like that of a bear in the zoo.
In order to be harmonious in the ideal world, elements of spring, summer, autumn, and winter, above, below, front, back, right, and left are condensed in a family. Even if one element is missing, people say, "I do not like it." Do you understand? (Yes.)
Those women who say, "I like my father-in-law and mother-in-law," raise your hands. Are there women who like their in-laws? Are there such women, or not? Nowadays, no young women say, "I wish to visit and serve my strong mother-in-law and father-in-law." If you survey hundreds of thousands of women, there probably will be no one. Among our Unification Church members, there might be some women who circle that answer. (197:32)
Even if you sleep alone, you sleep in the bosom of God's love. You say, "Tonight is truly a happy night," and fall sleep smiling. When you wake up, you say, "Ha, I will go somewhere to witness and I wish I could meet the Teacher." Waking or sleeping, you never know when you will meet me. Around noon or 1 p.m., if you go one more step, you might find me there. But you don't know that, and continue looking for me with gratitude. Do you understand what I am talking about?
Therefore, you do not have room to think, "Oh, too much," after your work. You should not have room to think, "Oh, it's terrible. I could not sleep and my body aches." Then the spirit world will open up. You can see the spirit world. If you see the spirit world with your eyes open and eat meals spiritually, you don't get hungry even if you do not eat all day. That kind of thing will happen. Your body feels light, and you do not get tired even if you run around all day.
If you experience these things, this world becomes interesting. It is necessary to give birth to sons and daughters horizontally to be in this world. Since you have to bring your family to the other world, you have no choice but to be in this world. (91:176)
6. You Should Live Centered On The Tradition Of The Realm Of Heart
We are the ones who understand the spirit world. Is religion necessary in the spirit world? (No, it is not necessary) Is Presbyterianism or Roman Catholicism necessary there? (They are not necessary.) You go into the realm of living with God, so religion is not necessary. You should know that. I am someone who knows that. Then, what is necessary? The most precious thing is to be able to receive God's love.
Today, we talk about the realm of heart in the Unification Church. Where is the base of the realm of heart? It is True Parents' love, true husband and wife's love, and true brothers' love centered on God's love. The world where such love can be universally expanded is the world of heart. Do you understand? (Yes.)
We live there centered on the standard of love, of loving your husband and wife in the original world. But the husband and wife are not the center of that world. It is husband and wife's love centered on heaven and earth, the cosmos. Do you understand? Therefore, we value the cosmos more. We establish husband and wife's love, but it should not be husband and wife's love centered on the world. Once we go to that country, there will be no world. The spirit world is the final world, so we should value the cosmos, shouldn't we?
The most important question is where we build and find the foundation of love that can pass in that world. The Unification Church is trying to build that foundation in this world. There are many religions and so called most precious things in this world, but the entity that started these things in this world is only the Unification Church. What do we teach here? You can become a successful candidate in the realm of heart.
Once you go to the other world, many people who loved their nations, many couples, patriots, loyal citizens, women of chastity, saints are all there. There will be people who loved the world. But there is no one there who lived centered on the tradition of the realm of heart and the original love of God. Is such a person there, or not? (Such a person has not gone there) Has such a person gone there, or not? (Such a person has not gone there.) Not even one. (126:139)
7. Ticket to Pass In the Other World
From now on, when you start something, you should start it centering on God. This is the Principle.
Once you go to the spirit world, the Principle appears before you. Depending on how much you are in accord with or have assimilated the Principle, you will go to different realms, from hell to the midway spirit world, to paradise and the Kingdom of Heaven. Shouldn't this be the case? Shouldn't the Principle be there?
Even if one is the American president, Nobel laureate, or world famous scholar, can such a person go to the Kingdom of Heaven when they enter the spirit world? No, they cannot. Can they pass? That is why the religious world is teaching people to give up everything and go. You have to give up everything and go. Such a logic is established.
Then what is the most precious thing? What is the most precious way? What matters is how much a person received pain for this world and how many tears were shed. That is the ticket to pass in the other world. There is no mistake here. It is absolute. This fits the theory.
If you look at this from God's position, is God a God of joy? The religion that thinks God is joyful has no brain and no common sense. The one who is most sorrowful is God. If God has shed tears and received pain until now, that is not for God Himself. God is still shedding tears for this universe that He created and for fallen humankind. These are correct words. Why are they correct? Because He is a God of Heart. (97:172)
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