Cheon Seong Gyeong – Sun Myung Moon
Originally, the mind and body were to be indivisible: The human mind was to be God's mind and the human body was to be a receptacle for it. The Fall, however, turned the human body over to the devil, allowing it to become his servant.
The conscience is God's agent within the human mind. It is not self-centered but exists for the sake of God's righteousness. It constantly seeks the direction of goodness. The body rebels against this. It only seeks comfort. It is selfish and instinctively follows carnal desires. The conscience chastises the body, and tries to make it conform to the mind.
Here is where bitter conflict and struggle always takes place within oneself. No one, though, can conquer the body without welcoming God in. Only through the power of God's true love and truth can the mind as subject partner take command of the body as its object partner and realize the ideal of oneness with God. This is the perfect human being that religions speak of. (219-118, 1991.8.28)
From the beginning, God was the Parent, and our first ancestors were His children. In order to manifest true love, we must achieve unity with God; that is the principle. What, then, is the principle for achieving unity? Obedience is the only way. On the day that God becomes one with human beings, all that belongs to God will belong to us. God will dwell in us and we will embody Him. Only true love can make us one with God. (91-220, 1977.2.20)
When people embody true love, they become the cells of God's body. They become the limbs of the holy God and can live forever as one body with Him, breathing and eating love. Such a world is called the Kingdom of Heaven. The Bible does not mention attaining oneness through true love. "I am the way, the truth, and the life..." Love is missing here. (177-149, 1988.5.17)
A true person is someone living with true love. True love will live eternally for the sake of the center. This is God's core essence. True love is God's love. A person who loves God for eternity will become an owner of true love. (123-328, 1983.1.9)
True love relates only to God. It does not relate to oneself, one's country, secular habits, customs and traditions, and so on. It is a love that forms a relationship only with God. Due to the Fall, our love could not become a love that related only to God. A relationship was formed with Satan not only in the family; it expanded also to the tribe, society, nation, world, and cosmos. All of the customs and traditions that exist in the environment into which we were born as fallen human beings have no relation to God. You have no idea how hard it is to renounce these and resolve this situation. (274-195, 1995.11.3)
True love can control even God. Oneness attained through true love gives rise to proprietary rights. Whatever belongs to your beloved will belong to you. We cannot change our love partners at any time or any place. The ownership of love should be absolute. (281-192, 1997.2.13)
True love has the power to unify God's mind and body absolutely. If human beings resemble God, wouldn't He also have a mind and body? What is central to their unity? It is not knowledge, power or money, but true love alone that unifies God's mind and body. (210-132, 1990.12.17)
People are very greedy, but when they enter the realm of God's true love, all their greed disappears. Within that realm is the right of inheritance, and even God, the Subject of love, becomes theirs. It is not just everything pertaining to God that becomes theirs but also His mind and body. They must unite to attain oneness with God. (213-76, 1991.1.14)
True love means belonging to the realm of oneness with God and being ruled by Him. It is not being ruled by Satan. This is not how it is in your fallen realm. You still have the original form of the realm of God's heart that is vertical. But because you inherited the wrong lineage, the horizontal form is not at a 90-degree angle; it may be at 75 or 15 degrees. The degree of difference gives rise to a guilty conscience and the pressure of an inescapable and bitter agony. (183-42, 1988.10.29)
True love is more precious than diamonds. Powerful waves are emitted from its antenna, and people meet, touch and kiss in line with that direction. It is the True Parents' antenna. It is something precious that never changes and never wears out. All the good people in the spirit world try to follow the bright paths of their new selves through the True Parents. (217-264, 1991.6.2)
The most sorrowful thing in this world is to have lost true parents. We need to understand how sad that is. Only then can we know how joyful it is to meet the True Parents. That is why I guide you in every detail. God's true love emerges through the True Parents, so even the angelic world is to be ruled by them, as is the entire creation. Bear in mind that the world is within this realm of love.
The True Parents must come into the difficult position of being despised and opposed by the people of this world, as well as in a position that is more precious than anything in creation. Even if the angelic world opposes them, they must overcome it and move forward. Even if God opposes them, they must overcome that and move forward. Only then will a new ideal emerge. (107-92, 1980.4.6)
True love does not begin with a woman, but comes through God and a man. A man seeks a wife so that he can plant the seed of life within her. In this sense, women are receptacles, unfilled vessels that take on a value equal to that which is placed in them. (259-244, 1994.4.10)
For human beings, false love came to exist alongside true love, but what are false love and true love? False love connects us to Satan, and true love connects us to God. So, do both men and women want true love? Originally, human beings were not meant to want for true love. Because they fell, the need to seek out true love arose. This is the problem. (189-75, 1989.3.19)
Men and women become kings and queens because of true love. If true love did not exist, then kingship would not appear. You find true love at the highest point, where two people meet and connect to God. Marriage is to achieve the pinnacle of masculinity and femininity so as to occupy God. We marry to occupy both masculine and feminine worlds. Men and women by themselves are only halves, so they marry to become complete. True love means to become one with God. (260-154, 1994.5.2)
Where do God and human beings become one? In holy matrimony. They become one centering on God, who is the center of original true love. It means that God enters the heart of Adam and the heart of Eve. The marriage of Adam and Eve is the marriage of God's body. It is His marriage. The external position is the body, and the internal position is the mind. That is why God is directly our Father. His love, life and lineage are ours. (217-196, 1991.5.27)
Are not all husbands and wives brought together from different origins? Our mothers and fathers became parents by giving birth to us, thereby creating that parent-child relationship. Yet one of the horizontal elements in that relationship came from somewhere else. Thus, though husband and wife may separate, the parent-child relationship can never be broken. There is only one vertical relationship. We should understand that the perpendicular position is the only way to inherit the lineage that connects human history centering on the original true love between heaven and earth. Why is the perpendicular position necessary? Once we move into it, our shadow disappears. Don't shadows disappear at noon? At present, God and humanity are not in the perpendicular relationship centering on ideal love.
So what is the way in this universe that will connect human beings and God through the shortest vertical distance by way of true love? It is the parent-child relationship. There is no distance shorter than that along the perpendicular. If it is off by even a little, it is not the perpendicular. The shortest distance is the perpendicular. Based on it, the mother and father are connected by the shortest distance, east and west. Next, siblings are connected by the shortest distance, front and rear. These form 90-degree angles. In terms of faces, there are twenty-four. As the omniscient and omnipotent God has such ideal conceptual ability, He resides at the center of a sphere at the center of the universe formed around a series of 90-degree angles at the intersection of the vertical and horizontal, the intersection of front-rear, left and right. Centering on what does God exist? On true love. If you were to ask Him that, He would say, that is all there is. (198-298, 1990.2.5)
Through true love, we can become absolute, unique, eternal and unchanging. Those who are harmonized in true love can stand in the position of God's partners. Such people enter a realm where they can at any time relate to the unique, absolute, unchanging and eternal God. (304-286, 1999.11.9)
Unification Church members are closer to each other than to their own brothers and sisters. In the future, the worlds of front and rear must become one. Then husbands and wives must become one, and then unify the worlds of left and right. Above and below, front and rear, left and right must all become one. What does this mean? Above and below refer to our filial duties, front and rear refer to our fraternal duties, and left and right refer to our conjugal duties. When people become perfected in this way, they must then ascend to God's position in the spirit world and return to Him. We need to understand that only true love can do this.
A true family is an expansion of the perfected family of Adam that has been trained to this formula standard. So when this is expanded to the global level, it is the same as unifying east with west and man with woman. Conjugal unity must take place with man as the subject partner. Front and rear and above and below must also become one. When this happens, there can be no doubt that the world will be unified with true love, based on these principles. (222-321, 1991.11.6)
The path of God-centered true love leads to the Kingdom of Heaven. The final destination of false love is called hell. Until now, no religion knew this with certainty. They did not know the boundary between heaven and hell. Now it is clear. When we rectify fallen love and make a new start, it is the beginning of heaven. (278-30, 1996.4.28)