Essentials Of Unification Thought - The Head-Wing Thought

IV. Conclusion

As explained earlier, human beings, originally, are beings with Divine Image, beings with Divine Character, and beings with Position. This is the Unification Thought's answer to the question, "What is a human being?" In conclusion, the original human nature can be summarized as follows. An original human being is:

a. a being of united Sungsang and Hyungsang resembling the Divine Image
b. a being of harmonious Yang and Yin resembling the Divine Image
c. a being of individuality resembling Divine Image
d. a being with Heart resembling the Divine Character, a person of character who practices love-in other words, Homo Amans, a loving person, or a person of love
e. a being with Logos resembling the Divine Character; a being of norms, who lives according to the way of Heaven, or the law of the universe
f. a being with creativity resembling the Divine Character; a Heart centered ruler of dominion over all things
g. a being with position, possessing a dual purpose and connected-body consciousness.

This is the original image of the human being, as a precious, holy being, bearing great content. If one of these human characteristics were to be chosen as the most essential one, it would be that the human being is a "being with Heart." Traditionally, the human being has been portrayed as "the knower" (homo sapiens), with reason its the essence of human nature; or as "the maker" (homofabey), with the ability to use tools as the essence of human nature; and so forth. Greek philosophy and modern rationalist philosophy would hold the former view, whereas Marxism and pragmatism would hold the latter. In contrast, Unification Thought advocates the concept of the "loving being" (homo amans), asserting that the essence of human nature is Heart, or love.

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