Cheon Seong Gyeong – Sun Myung Moon

Book Eight - Sin and Restoration Through Indemnity
Chapter Two - The Internal Meaning of Sin and the Fall
Section 4. The Fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil was Eve's Sexual Organ

4.1. Covering their sexual parts was an indication of sin

We do not know whether Eve picked and ate the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil or whether she ate an apple. In order to do so, she would have had to first see it with her eyes, then move her hands to pick it, and finally eat it with her mouth. In order to have taken and eaten, the eyes, hands and mouth must all have been involved. It the act of eating started with these three organs, if these organs actually performed this action, then after eating the fruit, Adam and Eve ought to have covered their eyes, hid their hands and covered their mouths; yet they actually covered their sexual parts. That is the problem. (54-62, 1971.1.11)

Human beings were born as children of the heart, but they had to grow up. In order to mature and be able to govern the universe, they had to turn around God. Thus, God has to come down to them, become one with the axis and turn the universe. According to the Principle, the commandment, "Do not eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil," actually meant, "Wait until you become mature." That is to say, they had to wait until the central point was set, and until they were able to settle in that central point. (171-11, 1987.12.5)

What comes first: love or self-awareness? Love comes first. If that had actually happened, we would have been successful in everything. if that occurred, there would have been no walls or ravines on the path of life. Our life would have meshed with the gears of the heavenly principle and rotated smoothly. The great heavenly principle would have made this possible. However the woman abandoned this principle and started out from self-awareness. According to the Bible what did she want to eat? When she looked at the fruit it was good for food and it was said to make her eyes open; at that moment Eve realized her ego. This became the problem. Please understand that once you become aware of your own "self" and begin to assert yourself, you are already in the realm apt to be invaded by the cunning Satan, by your fallen nature! You must understand this clearly. (171-109, 1987.12.13)

Into what did Satan drive his roots? Into the body. God created Adam and Eve, but they fell when they were underage. God commanded them not to eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, but it was not a commandment concerning a literal fruit. If they had plucked the fruit with their hands and eaten it with t heir mouths, then they would have hidden their hands and covered their mouths. So why did they cover their sexual parts? This is a deadly trap, the cause of the destruction of human culture. The word "love" is the most sacred word, but why have words related to love become obscene in spite of this? Why do we consider them foul words? It is because the misuse of love destroyed the great Principle of heaven and earth. (198-110, 1990.1.25)

What was it about the Fall that God could do nothing about it; what was it that made Him so powerless? Why is the Fall so hard to overcome? What is this about a fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? If Adam and Eve ate a fruit, then why did they cover their sexual parts? They defiled their blood. The fact that they defiled their blood means that they defiled their life. The fact that they defiled the life means that they defiled love. Human beings, who were supposed to become the nervous system within the great principle of heaven and earth, fell while in their youth. Who violated the woman? The archangel, the servant, violated God's daughter, Eve, who in the future was supposed to become God's queen and His external incarnation. The lineage was changed. You may be hearing this for the first time. (200-50, 1990.2.23)

What is the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? Do you know what it is? It refers to the sexual part of the woman. In Korean, don't people say, "I picked and ate that woman" meaning, "I seduced her"? The Korean language is curious. Men use this word, "I am going to pick and eat that woman." Even men who do not know the Bible say things like that. this tells the truth to a person's heart. Everything should be reported truthfully to our conscience. In the Last Days, people have to tell the truth. (137-252, 1986.1.3)

Could the original sin appear through eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? Even if a father ate the fruit and thus committed a sin, what kind of fruit was it that made thousands of generations of his descendants into sinners? It was a relationship that involved lineage. Once planted in the lineage, the root of sin continues eternally by the law of inheritance. This can only be possible through a relationship of love. Improper love is the cause of the Fall. (23.167, 1969.5.18)

If human beings fell by eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil as Christianity teaches, then restoration could be completed in one day. In this case God could just create something tastier and better than this fruit and feed it to human beings and this would become the condition of indemnification, would it not? Theoretically speaking, that would be correct. (38-164, 1971.1.3)

Where were Adam and Even supposed to meet each other? They were to meet on a vertical line. They were supposed to become one in love. What is love adjusted to? It is adjusted to the center. This center is the sexual organs of a man and a woman. This is where love is adjusted to. The genitals of a man and a woman are so precious. Therefore, men and women must treat them with respect like they do God throughout their lives. This organ is the most holy place. (185-278, 1989.1.17)

Why did Adam and Eve cover their sexual parts after the Fall? Christianity does not know. What? Did Adam and Eve eat a fruit? Why would God expel His beloved son and daughter? How serious the problem must have been that God had to expel them! (197-261, 1990.1.19)

Eve became the mother of two worlds. She came to stand in a midway position in between good and evil. Then, who must decide whether to follow the direction of good or evil? A person himself or herself must decide. In order to do so, one must crush evil and Satan and cling to God. One must cling to God with a power several times stronger than the power he or she uses to strike Satan. In order to strike evil you must exert all your strength. At the same time, you must cling to God with even greater force. (31-18, 1970.4.8)

What was the Fall? In Christianity they say it was eating of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Thus, they think that this was a fruit of an actual tree. However, a fruit cannot have the same value as a human being. Among all creatures, plants were originally created to be under human beings. God did not create plants possessing elements that are able to cause the Fall of beings superior to them. (166-42, 1987.3.28)

In established churches, they say that eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is the Fall. Such an interpretation is materialistic. If you say that a spiritual entity fell because a person ate something material, then how is it different from communist theory, which claims that spirit arises from matter? Did the human spirit fall because someone ate something material? Can a spiritual being fall because a person cats something physical? If you say that the physical was degraded because of the spirit, that is understandable, but saying that a spiritual being fell because of matter does not make sense. It is materialism that states that the spirit is derived from matter. (41-292, 1971.2.17)

4.2. The fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is the crossroads of life and death

It is written in the Bible that God told Adam and Eve that they could freely eat the fruit of all the trees in the Garden of Eden, but as for fruit of the tree of life and the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that were in the center of the Garden, they were told not to even look at them or touch them. What does that mean? What do all trees signify? Adam and Eve were brother and sister. so they could hold each other's hands, kiss each other, and do things like that, they could freely eat the fruit of all trees. However God obligated them not to touch the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and the fruit of the tree of life, that is, the male and female sexual organs. That is what He warned them about. (200-50, 1990.2.23)

Do you know what the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was that caused the Fall of the first human ancestors? The fruit signifies the sexual organs of the man and the woman. If you use these organs well, your nation will prosper, but if you misuse them, it will perish. This is what this fruit is. It is true even for a king; if he uses this organ properly his nation will prosper, but if he errs in using it his nation will be destroyed. Because of this, families and societies are breaking down; because of this everything is divided into hell and heaven. The fruit of evil has ripened where the fruit of goodness should have been. Isn't that the fruit of good and evil? Does everyone have the fruit of good and evil, or not? The sexual organs of a man and a woman are the fruit of good and evil. They are the head and mouth of a viper. Why did Jesus call Satan a viper? Why did he say Satan was a snake? This is the head of a snake. You must understand this. It is the head of a viper! Women and men are all after this, are they not? Is it that not so for both women and men? (227-231, 1992.2.14)

What is the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? If you misuse love, you inherit the eternal fruit of evil. If you love righteously, you inherit the eternal fruit of goodness. Is this fruit of good and evil an actual fruit? People who claim that the fruit is an actual fruit are crazy! This fruit refers to the male and female sexual organs. (226-110, 1992.2.2)

Since the woman had a greater predisposition to fall than the man, God gave the warning, "Do not eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil!" If a woman meets a good person, her sexual organs bear a good fruit, but if she meets an evil man, they bear an evil fruit. The fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil refers to the female sexual organs. Does such a situation apply to men? No, it does not. (221-282, 1991.10.26)

When God gave the warning to Adam and Eve not to eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, who did He actually give it to? He did not give it to Adam. In his adolescence, Adam was busy playing around, he came back home tired and soon went to sleep. The woman however would be sitting down and saying things like, "The sunlight is so warm! Oh, look! The flowers are blooming! The water is so clean and the air is so fresh!" Didn't she also say something like, I want to be as beautiful as a flower?" So in adolescent years women develop faster than men. (221-280, 1991.10.26)

The fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil refers to the sexual organs. These organs can bear either good or evil fruit. If a woman mixes with a bad man, she will receive a bad seed from him. But if she gets together with a good man, she will receive a good seed. Isn't that right? So the fruit refers to the female sexual organs. Eve fell and thus received the blood of the devil. The devil is an archangel. This archangel was the representative of the servants. 1209-285, 1990.11.30)

What would God give a warning about? After God created the ideal Adam and Eve, what conditions could there be that He had to warn them about? What do mothers and fathers warn their young sons and daughters about? What should young people be beware of when they go out? God followed the same reasoning. What should God be careful about? God does not need money. He does not need knowledge. He does not need power. He can always possess these things freely. However, even God cannot do as He pleases with love. (196-41, 1989.12.24)

It is written the Bible, "When you eat of it (of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil), your eyes will be opened." (Gen. 3:5) What do the words "eyes will be opened" mean? For a man it means to know a woman, and for a woman it means to know a man; it means nothing else than the knowledge of the opposite sex. if you are born as a man and do not marry, you are foolish. What is the highest ideal? The summit of the highest ideal a man must reach is a woman. But what kind of woman? It is a woman who is a perfect match for his heart, a match for him when he is young, a match for him when he is old, a woman who matches him forever. Isn't that right? (178-52, 1988.6.1)

When God created human beings, which part of them did He make most laboriously? Was it the eyes, the mouth, the nose or the hands? People do not even think about it. It was the stronghold of love. The term "stronghold of love" refers to the sexual parts of man and woman. These parts are the main palace of love. This is where man and woman learn about each other's love, and without this place they will not understand love. The owner of love can not appear. (302-220, 1959.6.14)

Where is the royal palace of love, life and lineage? It is that important organ of the man and woman. It was the holy place at the time of God's creation. I am telling you it was the holy place. If it is invaded, everything is destroyed. (205-328, 1990.10.2)

Three precious things are connected to this place. Love, life and lineage are connected to this place, are they not? The sexual organs are the origin of these three important elements. (205-328, 1990.10.2)

From the viewpoint of God's original ideal of creation, the sexual organs are the most precious and holy place. This is the holy place, the holy of holies! The most holy place is not a place that just anyone can enter. No one except for the high priest, except for the person in charge, can open its door. The words "a fountain sealed" in the Song of Solomon in the Bible refer to this. (205-328, 1990.10.2)

Sexual organs are so precious for they are the royal palace of life, love and lineage. But if you treat them like libertines, as if they were bull's balls, how are you going to pay the price of that sin? Isn't this a serious problem? This is a holy place. It is the most holy place, which God created as the most precious organ. What happens when it is defiled? In Moses course, were not those who defiled the Ark of the Covenant killed on the spot? This is the same. Defiling the stronghold of love, which is the same as the most holy place, cannot be forgiven. Man and woman embrace each other. Loving each other is a cosmic act. It is the touchstone for forming the realm of oneness of God and humankind. In this moment man and woman are granted the relationship that connects the finite to the infinite. (218-133, 1991.7.14)

When holy men and holy women join at the sexual organs through holy love, holy life and holy lineage and give birth to children, these children will go directly to the heavenly kingdom. They will not need religion or moral training.

When mind and body form a right angle, when love and all other aspects grow without any damage, so that the internal and external aspects of his or her personality are perfected, then the person can understand everything without being taught. I am like that. Did I become the founder of the Unification Church because 1 studied somewhere? No, I already understood things. I know how things are. I come to understand things without being taught. (211-247, 1990.12.30)

What is the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? Until now it was a secret. No one could talk about it. It was the fault of our ancestors. Since the mistake was committed by our ancestors, this truth could not he made publicly known until the true ancestors came. Neither God nor Satan could reveal it. (191-232, 1989.6.21) 

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