The Words of Hyo Jin Moon

After the Passing of Shin-Gil-nim

Hyo Jin Moon
January 1, 2006
Transcription: T. K.

It’s been a while. Seems like ten years since I met members. Among the members here, I am sorry for not remembering the faces of some of the members. When hearing the communication about Shin Gil, I could not understand that as itself. The phone call was from my older sister [Ye Jin]. “Shin Gil was in a car accident. Did you hear?” I was in the midst of taking a shower.

Unfortunately, I became a parent in a world where the child passes first; before the parent.

What is a person’s life? What kind of life makes it a meaningful life? The important thing is how to go through the final stage and how to go to the spirit world. Shin Gil only went to spirit world a bit before everyone else. At the time of the accident, the driver’s license read “Moon Shin Gil” and that made me at ease and peaceful.

I called the cell phones of my other children and no one answered. However, no matter what others say, it does not change the fact that Shin Gil is my son, and the grandchild of my Father. The spirit world that Shin Gil went to is where Heung Jin Nim is, and I know he will take care of him. So, it is okay not to worry about Shin Gil going to the spirit world; and it's okay not to worry about me.

Honestly, I don’t know how it is going to be from now on. However, I know that Shin Gil is going to a good place. I don’t think I will talk long today.

Shin Gil has changed me to an even better human being. That phone call from the time of Shin Gil’s passing to the spirit world -- my life has become a better life than before. From today onward, I wish to become a good human being. Shin Gil made me that way.

Thank you very much.

A Note About Hyo Jin Nim's 2006 - 2008 Speeches
Joe Kinney

It is important for those that read these speeches in the future to understand something about the context in which they were given.

Hyo-Jin-nim’s son, Shin-Gil-nim died in a traffic accident on 28 December 2005. Hyo-Jin-nim began speaking at Belvedere four days later on 01 January 2006.

Hyo-Jin-nim spoke every Sunday that he was available and delivered his final speech 09 March 2008.

These speeches began with the passing of Hyo-Jin-nim’s son and ended with his own passing, March 17th 2008.

Hyo-Jin-nim chose to deliver his words from the same stage at Belvedere where True Father spoke in the seventies, eighties, and into the nineties.

Hyo-Jin-nim’s speeches were attended by a relatively small group of those who loved him and appreciated the significance of True Father’s eldest son speaking again after an absence of several years.

There were members young and old, first and second generation, American, Korean, Japanese, European, and many other countries including the international leadership trainees who attended regularly.

In the beginning we were unknown to each other, but we became close brothers and sisters who loved our elder brother and each other.

After a few months Hyo-Jin-nim could recognize most of the regular attendees and he often expressed affection to us in his own way. It was very special.

Recording and transcribing his speeches every Sunday was a privilege and a blessing that I am unworthy of and will thank God for forever.

Nearly all the speeches in this volume are verbatim transcriptions from recordings. The first speeches are from T. K. who transcribed them from a video DVD. Next Hyang-Hwa Oh’s recordings provided the resource. By August 2006 I was recording and transcribing. When I couldn’t understand something, I would ask Hyo-Jin-nim’s assistant Janine Takahashi to ask him for clarification.

Hyo-Jin-nim and his staff were aware that these notes were being sent all over the world and Hyo-Jin-nim was pleased that they were.

Hyo-Jin-nim’s speeches were brief, but intense. He spoke straight from the heart. His words and directly experiencing these speeches changed all of us forever. I hope that by prayerfully studying these notes you can be changed forever too. 

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