Cheon Seong Gyeong – Sun Myung Moon

Book Four - True Family
Chapter Nine - True Education for Children
Section 8. An Education to Live Together with the World

Jong-gyo (religion) means "foremost teaching." God's foremost teaching is to teach and love humankind. There is nothing else. This is why true parents teach their children what the world likes and what God likes. (Blessed Family - 1046)

Human morals teach that children should love their parents, and husbands and wives should love each other and their children. Have you ever thought about for whose sake children should love their parents? Have you ever thought about for whom husbands and wives should love each other and for whom they should love their children? Human beings have lost the Lord who is responsible for love. God has spoken of infinite love. He said that what will remain in the end is love. That love is God's love. You should all know what it is that you long for. You must have a purpose in loving. For whom do you love? It is for the sake of God. We should love for His sake.

Those who love for their own sake: see what happens after you die -- where you will go. You give birth to children, breastfeed them, and shower them with affection, but for whom do you do all that? It should be on behalf of heaven and earth, because of this nation and the world, because of God. The heavenly fortune following God's love is moving beyond the world to embrace heaven and earth. Yet if you love your children who are born through that connection just because of you, this is unacceptable. Those women who embrace and breast-feed their babies should do so with ardent hearts that they are embracing God's beloved sons and daughters on behalf of heaven and earth. (1959.11.22)

Do you want to be blessed? Do you want to live eternally? Then you should be public-minded people. In educating your children, do not love them just as your own, but rather as those who can serve as an offering for the people of the world. Also, when you embrace and breast-feed your babies, you should do so with an attitude that you, in the position of mothers representing humankind, are breast-feeding babies who represent humankind.

Furthermore, rather than loving and breast-feeding your babies only, try becoming mothers who think of other people's children as their own. Babies who grow up on the milk of such mothers will surely become great people. It may not happen immediately, but as such families continue down the first, second and further generations, world leaders will be born among their descendants. This is the formula. It will happen this way. (31-467, 1970.3.24)

Great mothers embrace and teach their children to be able to endure in any position of difficulty in order to become beings of goodness who can move the world. This is because they have realized the heavenly principle that goodness never perishes. (13-233. 1964.3.24)

For what or whom do you think goodness moves? Not for one's own sake. When you eat, do so for the sake of the cosmos rather than yourself. Also, when you get married, do so for the sake of the Will rather than yourself.

We should go forward aiming for the world. When we experience things, this should be centered on the world. Those who do that may not seem to be cool people but actually they are. After you go beyond your life span, which passes by in the twinkling of an eye in seventy or eighty years, there is a way to live eternally, but people do not know that. If you know a way to enter the world of eternal life within the temporal realm and make a connection with that world, that eternity will become yours. (36-165, 1970.11.29)

Even if you had to eat millet rice and be dressed in rags, if you live centered on the world, becoming the source of endless and broad topics of conversation, telling your children, for instance, "When their house was like a hut, those people lived in such miserable circumstances, but later they became so successful," your children living in such a place will be excellent people. (28-188, 1971.11.11) 

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