Earthly Life and Spirit World 1
by Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Section 3. The Content And Situation Of The Spirit World (Part 2)
6. How To Use Knowledge And Power In The Spirit World
Money? You can make as much money as you want. Knowledge? God is the king of knowledge, so you don't have to explain anything to Him. Power? Is the president of Korea any more than a piece of rag? I may sound rude, but what is the president of a country one hundredth the size of the Soviet Union? Knowledge, money, and power are just a small part of the values people pursue during their physical life.
Can a professor be proud of his knowledge for one thousand or ten thousand years? Can he continue to hold it as he moves around and shows it off? Your knowledge is with you only during your life. The same for money. When you say about someone that he is great, isn't it usually because of his knowledge, his money, or his power? Isn't that the case in this world? However, God sees those values as nothing. They are useless in the spirit world. (203:291)
Centered on what can humankind and its history be able to solve problems and become complete? People should know God. God is a God of character. God cannot be vague. We ourselves are realistic. If we are beings of character -- with intellect, emotion, and will -- then our subject, God, is also a God with intellect, emotion, and will. That is how we see it.
What is the central attribute of God among all His attributes? It is emotion. Love. God needs love most. In the Kingdom of Heaven, we do not live just by knowledge.
Because of your ignorance of the spirit world, you do not understand, but it will take less than a week for you to learn everything. The spirit world is like a mirror in which you can see your own heart reflected. Spirit world is a place where you can obtain within a week all the knowledge that a very intellectual person has accumulated all his life on earth.
Because you see things through the light of your heart, you will automatically understand the world and all its related connections. Only through emotion and heart will you understand whether a person is your object or subject. It does not work with knowledge and other attributes of God. (210:312)
When you just say with a strong heart of love that you want to meet with a person who is a hundred million miles away, he will appear at once. When you ask him, "Why did you come here?" he will say, "Because you called me." If you ask him, "How many miles did you comer?" he will reply that he came from a hundred million miles away. Spirit world transcends space. The universe becomes your activity station.
We are strangling ourselves with things like money, knowledge, and power, which do not exist in the spirit world. The spirit world does not have those things. In the world, money, knowledge, and power are needed, but there is no need of them in the spirit world. People in the satanic world have been longing for them.
The spirit world is a world void of power struggles. If you are into power, you cannot live anywhere in the spirit world. Nothing in spirit world welcomes you. You cannot have a connection with the spirit world even if the spirit world itself becomes interested in you and tries to unite with you. Opposites in essence cannot become one. You couldn't be connected with a position that interests the spirit world. (205:128)
Do you understand that God created everything for love? If you ask God what He loves most, what do you think His answer will be? God does not have His favorites. He has no need of money, knowledge, or power. What do we members of the Unification Church need? The same thing. In love, there is money, knowledge, or power. The power of love is permanent power. A person who understands true love on earth will have nothing to learn in heaven.
That kind of person can go in and out of God's Heart. He can freely move east, west, south, and north. God's Heart is like a central station. Do you understand? Why do we need God's Heart? When you go in and out of His Heart, tremendous power is generated, because all energy from the four directions becomes concentrated there. Even an unknown little nation will be elevated to the same position as God when it comes through the central point. Love has such great power.
What is knowledge? With knowledge you can possess all things of the environment. Among all knowledge, the greatest knowledge is about love. If you have only love, everything in the world will connect with you. Understand? In this world, a person of knowledge is a ruler, right? It is said that knowledge is power, isn't it? It is logical that a person of power rules. A person who has love does not need knowledge. You will understand everything in the spirit world.
Because I know very clearly all these things about the spirit world, I do not want to live in the physical world. The vast spirit world is all constructed centered on love. Everything is complete if you harmonize yourself with love and possess the sphere of God's Heart. The history of creation will continue forever. Do you understand? You have to accomplish what you have planned by harmonizing yourself with love. Once you determine and command it, it will unfold at once.
How inconvenient this world is! Do you need to earn money, or not? Do you have to study, or not? In spirit world, without studying you will understand everything. Your heart will know even before anything is said. You will see clearly who around you is higher and lower. As soon as you meet with someone, you know it. You can measure the level of love quickly. You will know which way is east, west, South, and north. You will also sense whether someone is calling you. In that case, you become nothing and consider the other as your subject. It is a world that is being constructed through the power of love. (202:86)
7. Human Relationships In The Spirit World
God is the Creator who created this heaven and earth. He is the origin, the very parent of all beings in this world today. He is the origin of the meaning of all existence. Because of Him this phenomenal world came to exist.
Such an absolute being does not change according to historical events. An absolute being does not change. He is not limited by time and space. He is transcendent of all limitations. He is the one who governs every limitation. Who is that kind of being? We do not only call Him God.
He is our "Father." We have to call Him our "Heavenly Father." What do we call God? (Father.) He is your Father, who gave you birth. The word "rebirth" came to exist because of the Fall. God is the original Father who gave you birth. Your physical father is the father who became a bridge between God and you. You will call your physical father your brother once you go to the spirit world. (Laughter.) You will not be calling your physical mother your mother, either.
What do all the people who were born of their parents call God?
Christians call Him Father. We also call God Father. In the same family, the grandfather calls God Father and the father also calls Him Father. Grandchildren call God Father. All members of the family call Him Father.
Thus, God is Father to all humankind, and all people are brothers and sisters. I sometimes wonder how interesting it would be in the spirit world if all men were brothers.
Who are the closest brothers in the spirit world? The closest brothers are not horizontal, or physical, brothers. Which relationship is closer in this world: between father and son, or between brothers? Since the relationship between father and son is closer, you will be closest to your father, then to your grandfather and great-grandfather, and so on. When you trace the vertical line all the way up, who is the last grandfather? He is, indeed, God.
That is why you do not have to feet lonely if you have no friends in this world. You do not have to feel sad when you live by yourself and die. When you go to the spirit world, you will have numerous close brothers everywhere. One thing, though, has to be clear. You will not become their brother automatically without doing anything. You can become their brother only when you have attained the privilege of attending God as your Father.
Do you feel bad to have your father as your elder brother, or your grandfather as your elder brother? Do you feel good, or bad? In a sense you feel bad, don't you? You used to call him your father while on earth. From your father's point of view, he must feel bad when you call him your brother in the spirit world. However, that is what you have to call each other.
Why should it be so? It is because you have to become a son of the original family by position. There is only one son of the original family, so how can everyone become the original son? In the spirit world, everyone can become the son of the original family. Centered on God, everyone can become descendants of the original family. When a rich person dies in this world, his assets will be inherited by his children. It is customary for half to be given to the first grandson of the original family and the rest to be divided by the other sons.
However, the spirit world is different. Since all spirit people in the spirit world have to become descendants of the original family, God does not have to share all His assets with them. Once all brothers become one, what belongs to your elder brother automatically belongs to you.
So it is important that all brothers become united. When you try to trace generations of your lineage, each time you find different numbers of generations. If all the ancestors of the original family become completely one, the descendants who come after them will inherit the universe. In other words, they will govern the heavenly world (spirit world) centered on the descendants of the original family. (21:249)
In the spirit world, grandfathers and wrinkled grandmothers will look much cuter than you. They will look more beautiful. They can remain in that state if they have love. It is a unified world, and it is a beautiful world. Can you behave in the same way as before when you meet your grandfather and grandmother? Will you go backward? How wonderful it would be for us to see beautiful grandfathers and grand. mothers! What a great scene it is to behold in the spirit world when a granddaughter approaches and greets her grandparents.
If you have a grandfather, who is his grandfather, and that grandfather's ancestors? The first grandfather is God. If you say, "Ahh, God, I am so happy!" God will say, "Welcome!" and He will burst out in joy, "Ha, ha, ha!" and say, "Ahh, that is exactly so." (Applause.)
What do you think? Will you want to try to do it for the first time? Try or not? (We will try.) Next, you have to give your wife a piggyback ride. You can take turns between husband and wife to train yourself to do a better job, since you have to give a piggyback ride to your grandparents. You have to be willing to give a piggyback ride to your grandparents and also your parents. Is it OK for you to say, "I don't like to do that"? No. So a couple should train themselves to give each other a piggyback ride. (Laughter.) It is true. This is a training course. After the couple finish, they can give their parents a piggyback ride, and they will say, "Ahh, wonderful!" We have to give comfort to our parents.
Grandparents' bodies stiffen as they become older. That is why we need to give them a piggyback ride. "Ahh, wonderful!" Isn't this great? If you cannot give your wife a piggyback ride, how can you give it to your parents and grandparents? (216:180)
When you go to the spirit world and look at a man and woman, they look like one big person. People wonder what it is. You all will become like one cell. The whole universe will look like a man and a woman. Yes, the man and woman become combined. When you walk this way, the universe will walk this way, too. The people in the universe have the same cells as God. It is one body. (207:98)
How big do you think the spirit world is? People there can appear from a distance of many hundreds of miles, many millions of miles, in a blink of an eye. You will know where a person comes from as soon as you see his forehead. When you meet with someone from many hundreds of years ago, he will bow down his head to you if the standard of love in your character is higher than his. What moves anyone is love.
How much have you loved humankind? How much have you loved all the creation that God has created centered on love? Can you love them in the way that God loves them? That is the standard of measurement for everything. It is immediately measured. It is instantly known, faster than a computer. A woman who is married proudly talks about how much her husband loves her. Likewise in the spirit world, you can be proud of how much you receive God's love. Original love. That is love of the highest level. From there, each level is determined. Do you understand? (216:171)
8. The Center Of The Spirit World Is Love
1) The Air of the Spirit World Is Love
It is like that when you go to the spirit world. What constitutes the spirit world? The air of the spirit world is love. Love. Love is air. Your mind and body have to experience love and harmony on earth. Once you create the sphere of experiencing love and harmony, there is no place where you cannot communicate with each other instantly. Only through love. You will be connected with God in the way a bud on a tree branch is connected with the root of the tree. You naturally sense when God is rejoicing. You will know that God's banquet is going to be held in the east. You can get there automatically. It is the heaven and earth of freedom. (162:287)
There are screws of love in the spirit world. There are machines of love, and shafts. There are shafts in motors that rotate. When you pull all the shafts out, love remains. Love.
Those who rotate do so for the sake of love. There is no need to worry about its order and harmony. When you live centered on essential love, you are like a cell wherever you go in this world. (126:240)
It is love that you can breathe in the spirit world. Everything comes from love, lives for love, harmonizes with the love principle. Once you contain love, you will become the substantiation of hope longed for by God throughout human history. You will be welcome anywhere you go in the spirit world.
Your family is the training place for the Kingdom of God. It is the training center. It is where a grandfather and grandmother live. If you expand, it is the same. Father and mother's age-level, husband and wife's age-level, sons and daughters' age-level. A person expands what he has learned in his family to all directions and lives for the sake of others within the sphere of love. Then he will be able to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The family is a training ground from which an express train brings you straight to the Heavenly Kingdom. It is a base where satellites can be launched, as at Cape Kennedy. Your family is the place where an atomic bomb of love or a satellite of love can be launched. (143:72)
2) We in the Spirit World Is Centered on Love
It is true when you go to the spirit world. Spirit men there live centered on love. That is why it is good that you share the blessing of love with more people. You have to shed tears.
Tears surely come out when you are in a good or bad situation, don't they? Tears flow even when things are good, right? What percentage of difference is there between the time when you laugh and when you cry? When you laugh, you laugh with your eyes open, but you close your eyes when you cry. When you laugh too much, tears come out. The shape of your face does not change much. The only difference is the eyes. When you cry, you cry this way, closing your eyes. When you laugh, you laugh this way, opening your eyes. What percentage of difference is there between the two expressions? It is the same. (212:166)
When you go to the spirit world, you will find that art is very important. From now on, only art will remain. A person who cannot write poems of love is a failure. Women want to wear pretty clothes. Imagine men wearing a yellow chogori, red chogori, or red chima and walking around! How unfortunate are the people who happen to see them! (Laughter.) Think about it. Men are unfriendly. They are large, like pillars of a house. You should be able to feel that you can bring men somewhere and let them stand there for 1,000 or 10,000 years. (211:246)
Where is the core of the universe? The core is love. Some years ago in America, a new elementary particle called Upsilon was discovered. It was a great accomplishment. We are automatically entering an age where scientists are officially going to admit the existence of the spirit world. Wasn't it reported in yesterday's newspaper? (Yes.)
That is remarkable. It is remarkable to discover that something exists scientifically. This is a good opportunity to go over the border line into the fourth dimension. As the physical world faces the limitation of physical materials, the spirit world becomes clear. There is no border line. No line. Is there a border line between the spirit world and your heart? Our heart resembles the spirit world. Man is called a spiritual being because he has all the senses that are connected with the spirit world.
Where is the core of love? Where is the core of love in the universe? The core is necessary. We have to find out everything theoretically. (83:209)
Once we go to the spirit world, we can meet with someone in the blink of an eye, even if he lives far away, with the power of love. If we want to visit someone far away in our hometown for the sake of love, we can return there instantly. The spirit world is a limitlessly expansive world, but centered on love we can go back and forth over many millions of miles easily.
Love has the fastest speed. If you have no foundation of uniting your mind and body centered on love, then you have nothing to do with the spirit world. That is why we have to know clearly that the starting point of unification originates in yourself, not in the objective world. (216:192)
Download entire page and pages related to it in ZIP format
Table of Contents