The Words of the Sun Myung Moon from 2012

I am close to the day I leave

Sun Myung Moon
February 28, 2012
Hoon Dok Hae
Cheon Jeong Gung on 2.7 by the H.C.

Sun Myung Moon and Hak Ja Han February 17, 2012

Note: These notes are taken from a Peace TV video clip. They cannot be published as definitive texts and should never be used in the future as an "official" publication of True Father's words. However, they do provide a good idea of the "spirit" of the message. -- Rev. Katsumi Kambashi

Mrs. McDevitt read Father's speech from Sermons of the Rev. Moon #43, titled "Attitude of the Believers" given on April 25, 1971.

"I am close to the day I leave. (선생님이 이제 가야할 끝날이 멀지 않았습니다.) After I go, you shouldn't live in a separate place as an individual. In the environment which relates to the teaching of parents, you should be able to discuss, exchange things and share your heart with two other people at least. Such a life is necessary. To be alone will often block you in your path."

"(To Mother) 어머니 ('Yes.') Today I have to go to Yeosu, where we have built a 17-floor hotel. (Katsumi: The dedication ceremony of 'The Ocean Hotel' was on that day.) But the base of the spot was originally for a 72-floor building. So we made the hotel which is less than one-third of its possible height and we will be able to rebuild it if necessary in the future after demolishing the current one. In order for it to remain in the providence, we have to develop and make it bigger so that the leadership of the province can use it."

"We need the buildings of 72 floors in Seoul, in the south coast, and the east coast. 8 X 9 makes 72. When 8 and 9 become tied together and assimilated by being settled on the soil, (the spot) will become the origin and the fountain of the force in the cosmos. Jesus also had 72 followers. We must make buildings in time for the providential progress."

"Say 이목구비 (耳目口鼻: ears, eyes, mouth and nose). Ears, eyes, mouth and then nose. This is the right order. It is eyes that understand quickly what you hear. (For example) When you hear something, your eyes try to see it. Then with your (mouth), you will say, 'Who are you?' Then you try to smell them. That is the way it is."

"안착 (安着 settlement) can happen by individual or some people, but 정착 (定着safe arrival) can be possible only by a couple and a family which continues eternally."

(Katsumi: Father has used both 안착 and 정착 in his mottoes, and according to him '정착 / settlement' is more important than '안착 / safe arrival.')

"What is (, Seon: good)? It is (, Seon: line) that connects two entities.

(Katsumi: Here Father interpreted ' / good' together with ' / line.' They have the same pronunciation but different Chinese characters.)"

"If the center can be tangible, anybody can remove it, and therefore the center must transcend such a level. In this huge cosmos, what is the invisible center of it? Any entity separate from the center cannot be a significant existence, ending up as an obstacle to be broken soon. Did Rev. Moon see God? I came to know Him rather than see him. How is it possible? Anybody can see external forms, but they all depends on the invisible internal character. If you stick to that (principle), (you will realize) everything in the world has something like shadow wherever they go."

""The Prayer of Rev. Moon is '원형이정은 천도지상이요, 인의예지는 인성지강이다."

(Katsumi: 元亨利貞 天道之常(원형이정 천도지상) 仁義禮智 人性之綱(인의예지 인성지강). This basically means that spring, summer, autumn and winter, which respectively represent foundation, growth, harvest and conclusion of life, are an unchanging heavenly law, and that is also the way that humans are who pursue love, righteousness, courtesy and knowledge in order to go along with such a Heaven.) 

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