Essentials Of Unification Thought - The Head-Wing Thought

I. The Divine Principle Foundation for Ethics

God created man and woman as His objects of love, and God's love is manifested more completely through a family rather than through an individual. Therefore, God's ideal of creation is to actualize God's love through the family.

When husband and wife love each other horizontally, centering on God's vertical love, 1 a child comes to be born. At that time, a family four-position base is established consisting of the four positions of God, father (husband), mother (wife), and children. A family four-position base is also established with grandparents, father, mother, and children-for in the family, the grandparents stand in the position of God.

The persons in each position of the family four-position base have three objects. The grandparents have the father, the mother, and children as their objects; the father has the grandparents, the mother [wife], and children as his objects. The mother has the grandparents, the father [husband], and the children as her objects; children have the grandparents, the father, and the mother as their objects. When a person in one of the positions loves the persons in the other three positions as objects, the "triple-object purpose" becomes realized. 2 When the persons in each position fulfills the triple-object purpose, the family four-position base is realized.

The fulfillment of the triple-object purpose brings about the realization of God's love toward the three objects. God's love is an absolute love, but when it manifests itself, it can do so only in a divisional manner, according to the position and direction within the four-position base. Divisional love refers to the three kinds of love in the family, namely, parental love, conjugal love, and children's love. Parental love is downward love, from parents to children; conjugal love is horizontal love between husband and wife; and children's love is upward love, from children to parents. In this way, divisional love is love with a directional nature. More precisely, love has twelve directions, because the persons in each of the four positions has a triple-object purpose. Consequently, various kinds of love, with different kinds of nuances, come to appear. In order to realize these various kinds of love, various kinds of virtues are required, since to each kind of love there is a corresponding virtue.

To summarize, God's ideal of creation is for human beings to realize God's love through the family and to complete the family four-position base. The aim of the Unification theory of ethics is to accomplish the perfection of the family four-position base. The Divine-Principled foundation for the Unification theory of ethics is as follows:

1. God is the subject of love, and at the same time, the subject of trueness, goodness, and beauty.
2. The original ideal family is the place where God's love is actualized divisionally through the family four-position base.

3. The persons in each position fulfill the "purpose for the whole" and the "purpose for the individual" through relating to three objects, that is, through fulfilling the triple-object purpose.

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