Earthly Life and Spirit World (Part 2)
by Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Section 3. Entering The Spirit World
1. Freedom Possessed By The Citizens Of The Kingdom Of Heaven
Among women, those who lament over not having been born as a beautiful woman, please raise your hand. (laughter) Someone might say that you look like a bag that holds an umbilical cord. Yet whether you look like a bag that holds an umbilical cord or a toad, if you have a rough skin, it may be even better, thinking that it is healthier looking. If you are born beautiful, you are inclined to pursue external things for sure, 100 percent. On the other hand, ugly women will pursue internal things, not external ones. This is a fact. (laughter)
The more you pursue the external, the more trapped you are by Satan, but if you pursue the internal, a beautiful woman can be born out of such a ragged playground. Which one do you prefer? [Pursuing the internal.] Then, when you pursue the internal, would you remain inactive? Those who go that direction can freely travel the world of the external, but those who pursue the external can never travel to the side of the internal. Which one would you choose? Would you become a person who can be welcomed by both worlds or only one world? [The one who can be welcomed by both worlds.]
Then, what kind of people will the Unification Church members become? It is ideal to become a person who can travel to the world of the internal and the world of the external, and thus you can freely travel to all directions of North, South, East and West. So what we are trying to do in the Unification Church is to make a person who can be a subject of the internal world and also have dominion over the external world as well.
Since the external world was invaded by evil, if you go to that world, you will end up going to hell, but if you go to the internal world, you will end up with a good spirit world, the Kingdom of Heaven. Then you can freely travel both worlds whenever you desire to do so. So would you like to be a person who is not restricted by anyone, to travel wherever you want to go, traveling both worlds, or a person who can use only one door to enter the Kingdom of Heaven or hell? [The former.] You are too greedy. (laughter) Since Rev. Moon knows it, I am trying to become a person who can be welcomed by anyone wherever I go. That is what Rev. Moon is insisting on. That is what God is insisting. Then, how wonderful will it be?
Well, can God travel freely to hell? [Yes, He can.] Does He need to go through certain procedures to go there? [He does not.] By the same token, does He need a certain procedure to visit the Heavenly Palace? Does He need to get a special ticket and a special form to fill out? [No.] Then, can He do it freely any time as He wants to? (116-177)
2. Special Gift That Can Be Carried To The Spirit World
Ladies and gentlemen, what is the present that you can take when going to God in the spirit world? There is nothing. Not money, nor the honor that was obtained through an earthly academic degree, nor loving his or her spouse, nor living a happy life. Such things cannot be a gift. Then what is it? It is our love for God and the world. That is what is left behind from your earthly life. In John 3:16, it is written: "God loved the world that. . ." Does it say that God loves the world or you as an individual? [The world.] Does it say the Unification Church or the world? [The world.] Yes, He said that He loves the world. That is why He sent His begotten son. The begotten son came to love the world.
For this reason, if you are centered on love, you will not perish, but instead you will be saved. As the Master loves the world, we should love the world as He loves the world. What about Christians today? They are divided due into many different denominations. Is it not true? They do not think of the world nor God. When we look at Christianity that is perishing, while it is loving only their own nation and denomination, we should become a person who can transcend our own nation and denomination and love the world and God. (98-329)
Even at the court, a judge cannot do anything against a murderer without convincing evidence. If the murderer protests, "When did you see me committing the crime?" you cannot do anything against him if there is no evidence. Evidence that can support his crime must be presented. However, if evidence is presented, the murderer cannot protest his prosecution. Therefore, if you do not have evidence, you should find it. In a Christian hymn, there is a verse: "There is sufficient evidence of having received a lot by believing in Jesus." Do you have any evidence? Someone is proud of much evidence when he or she goes out for a witnessing, but do you think that this is true evidence? What good is it for you to testify about it if no one remains. It has nothing to do with evidence.
Do you have a special gift that you can carry with you when going to the Kingdom of Heaven? In the spirit world, there are many loyal subjects who are lined up as martyrs. Do you think that you can open your present in front of them? Ladies and gentlemen, please think of this. Do you think that you can unfold something so mediocre and sloppy? How much did the Unification Church or you suffer? Even though you say that you love your own nation and the world, how can you love your country and the world, if you did not experience that much suffering? You should be able to say, "It is true that we suffered, but I do not take it as a suffering." We still have a long way to go. When you go to spirit world, you should be able to say, opening your gift sack, "This is the present that I prepared all my life. Please accept it with my heart." When women marry, they take many dowries, but can they go to Kingdom of Heaven with an empty hand?
As the Unification Church members, what mission did God give to you? As God's trained soldiers, as sons and daughters of God, if you marry, you should inherit the lineage of your family. In order to do this, you take care of your family's chores and independently develop yourself. Such is your holy mission. Therefore, even though you cannot do so, you should realize that Father cannot physically live with you, and further, even if God cannot always directly give you instructions, you should never forget that you are the ones who are endowed with a mission within God's realm of management.
You should regard yourself as absolute. By so doing, you should be determined to get an eternal guarantee for the fruit that resulted from absolute value, as the treasure that belongs to all mankind, future generations and the spirit world. If you do not fulfill that responsibility, you will fall into a position that will be more miserable than a beggar. Beggars can feed themselves at least by begging for food when a meal time arrives, but the ones who failed to fulfill their responsibility would not be able to eat on time.
In order to fulfill such a responsibility, had God asked you for 10 years of your life, during that 10-year time period you should do your best with all of your heart and soul. How can you shorten the 10-year restoration time-period to make it into a 7-year course of value? In order to shorten the 10-year time period planned by God into a 7-year course, my own sweat, my own blood, my own effort, and my own toil are required. Unless you can add quantity and quality to it through your extra efforts, you cannot absorb the national and worldwide foundations. Unification Church members are the ones who should live such a life, carrying that kind of responsibility.
Today, such an era has arrived on the worldwide level. The exterior or external foundation work has been completed, and we are now in the era in which the interior or internal design work is being done. Since the interior or internal design requires last minute touch-up work by the owner, I am needed. I do not need to worry about the walls, but in order to place all of the necessary conditions together, a time period on a different stage of work is required. That is why a preparation era, a practice era, a fulfillment era, exists.
For this reason, we should make an appropriate plan for each stage in our life. During the preparation period, we should make utmost effort to make the right preparations; during the practice period, we should do our best to put the preparations into practice. And during the fulfillment era, we should fulfill our responsibility with all of our heart and mind, and only then will the interior design be done right. Whoever sees the inferior design, should compliment its quality and the effort and details of it.
For this, when a preparation era has arrived, you should not be in a position where you fail to fulfill your responsibility after you were appointed to make preparations. The next period will be followed by an era where you put it into practice. When that time comes, you should work hard day and night. Next, a fulfillment era will arrive, which is the time of hope. (32-71)
3. Three Subject Thought And Registration
Let me ask you a question. When you think of your mind and body, how pitiful is your mind? Your mind is instead of God. Your mind represents your ancestors, your teachers, and the king of your nation. Nevertheless, how much was your mind despised and held in contempt? As the center of the universe, the mind is in the position of True Parents, the subject of true love. How long and much did it toil in order to save me on this earth?
Although the mind has been dragged in contempt, and we thought that it was already killed, if we come to have a bad idea of stealing something in the early morning, it comes alive and admonishes us: "Hey, you, how can you?" The mind is in the place of parents, teachers, and the master. In the world of mind, no trial is necessary. You know yourself better than anyone else. No third person or witness is necessary.
When seeing your own parents, you should repent that you are not proud of yourself, when seeing your teachers, you should repent that you are not proud of yourself. When seeing the king of the nation, you should repent that you are not proud of yourself. And when seeing God, you should again repent that you are not proud of yourself. In order to go back to the original land, we should repent. In the original land, we should attend God as the King. God is the King of the universe, the nation, the tribe, and the family. Also, God is the teacher of the universe, the nation, the tribe, and the family. God is also the master of the universe, the nation, the tribe, and the family. This is the Three Subject Idea. Since this has the essence of the love that lives for others and then forgets about it, this three subject idea represents Heaven.
If we can possess the three-subject idea, it is the most ideal. But even if we did not, if we stand in the position of true parents, teachers will stand on the right side, and master, on the left side. Whether you become true parents, teacher, or master, if you can stand on one of those positions, there will be no problem with your being registered in the Kingdom of Heaven. Are you in such a position? (209-154)
4. The Registration Of Divine Spirits
What is the fall? It is to be separated from the relationship of the word, the substance, and heart. Therefore, you should first learn the word and live it. In order to live it, we should have a parental heart. As I told you previously, only those who went through substantial actions for the solution of grievance, for the restoration through indemnity, can give blessings. It should not be only words. Then, you become a life spirit (saeng myung che).
As was told today, we have a form spirit, life spirit, and divine spirit, which correspond to the phenomena of spirit world. Then, what level are we in there? We are like a divine spirit (saeng young che), and the course of restoration is to find our own position after being registered on that level. Therefore, from now on, you should be registered.
Once you are registered, no matter how many mistakes you make or how many times you commit misdeeds, you cannot be governed by the law established in the satanic world. Is it not the case in the secular world? Can Americans be governed by Korean laws? They cannot because their nationality is different.
If you go into such a realm, only the laws there will be applied to you. Therefore, once you transcend the laws in the satanic world, no matter what, it cannot have control over you. Since the laws in the satanic world cannot be made applicable to you, earthly laws cannot affect you. For this to be done, you should make appropriate indemnity conditions applicable to it. Then you do not need to go to hell.
As Unification Church members, if there is anyone who is confident in not dying in the future, please raise your hand. Then, is everyone thinking that we should eventually go to spirit world someday? Go ahead and answer me. Everyone should die once, right? [Yes.] Once we are born, we must die. That is a formula. Then after death, where do we go? All of the Unification Church members know that we have a spirit body, right? [Yes.] Then the spirit body should grow.
In the future, the problem that you will be faced with is that when a right time arrives, everyone should write a biography. Such a time will come recording what you did since joining the Unification Church. What is it? If you worked at a company as an employee, such a record will not be helpful at all as a right condition. On the contrary, it is a shame in the church. Such time will arrive.
Ladies and gentlemen, in the future, all of you should be registered. When North and South Korea are united, you must be registered. The word "tribal messiah" is not so important compared to the content. All the content will become indemnity conditions for you to go to your own eternal path of life. When you go to the other world, what matters is how much effort you made to go such a path and even more so, how much substantial result you brought.
Ladies and gentlemen, the path to salvation cannot be obtained through the ordinary, customary life that you have been leading so far.
It can be obtained only through a course of indemnity. The providence of salvation is the providence of restoration. And the providence of restoration is the providence of recreation. For this reason, in order to be recreated, you should return to the position of zero, the original position.
In that place, there are no rituals nor habits nor your own family name such as Kim or Yi, etc. You must enter such a state of zero. When you think of the original standard of God's creation, all of the created things start from zero.
However, due to the human fall, today human society is filled with things that are against the heavenly way. We should shake them off. We should sever them. It cannot be done with words alone. Since this world is full of different habits and customs intermingled with each other, centered on Satan's love in the relationships of Satan's life and blood lineage, each person walking a different path centered on his or her own historical and cultural background, these things cannot be removed automatically.
That is why the Bible states: "Those who want to die will live, and those who want to live will die." Such a paradoxical theory can be logical. Only when you are willing to die, you shall live. For this, you must invest all of your life. By so doing, you should launder everything. In other words, everything should be restored through indemnity. Such a process is absolutely required. Otherwise, the habitual and sinful natures possessed in the fallen world will remain, and as long as they continue, you cannot establish a relationship with God. (213-97)
5. Registration Now Must Be Done
When you go to spirit world, if you had not completed a 7-day fasting for Heaven, you cannot be registered in the other world. Why? Since God has been toiling during the course of 6,000-year restoration history, you must fast, thinking of it. That is why the Unification Church has a tradition of doing a 7-day fast. It is not to give you a hard time, but to give you the chance in front of heaven to make the condition of striking your own physical body.
How should we live? The method is as follows: An individual should live for his or her family, a family for its tribe, a tribe for its people, a people for its nation, a nation for the world, the world for heaven and earth, and the heaven and earth for God and His love. This is what we should live and die for. We are different from others. We have a clear tradition to follow.
Why? If this is not done, you cannot be registered in the other world. Since the other world is organized in such a way, unless you are meeting their requirements, you cannot be registered, and you cannot find your own space. You should enter there as an original person prior to the fall. Otherwise, you cannot enter there. This is a view from the Principle. (131-153)
You must be registered in the Kingdom of Heaven. Abraham offered himself and the creation as a sacrificial offering in order to go near God. Since the creation was lost, he used it as the condition of restoration. Since humans are lost, they stand in the position of Abel, placing the creation in the position of Abel, and having Cain make a condition to God. When it is done that way, God can finally accept the offering. (15-153)
Prior to your being registered, in order to be born as an absolute human, what are we supposed to do? Without understanding this clearly, we can never reach the place before heaven where we can claim our subject position (oo che sung), an eternal place where I should belong as an absolutely perfect being, after overcoming everything. We, humans were born centered on God. The motivation of our birth is the creator. We are made by the creator, but by what attribute of that creator are we made out of? This is the question. Did the creator create us because He wanted to let us hold diamonds since He likes them? Or did He create us because us wants to inherit His power? Or because He likes knowledge? Does He want us to inherit His knowledge? What is the origin of the beginning, the start? This is the question.
Then, what is the origin of my birth? What is it? What is the most important thing? It is life, right? What is the origin of birth? It is life. Then, can life alone be the motivation of birth? The motivation of my birth is my father and mother. I was born due to the lives of my father and mother who were bonded. But it did not take only their own lives in order to inherit the characteristics of both people. Beforehand, there was a fundamental action that brought these two lives to be connected to each other. The motivation of this action is love. Do you understand? [Yes.] When we think of what is more important between life and love, from the perspective of my own birth, life is in the secondary position. Love is in the first position.
In order to be registered, where should you go? [The original land.] It is not simple to go back to the homeland. You must pass all the procedures. Whichever country you go to, there is a window where they approve your entrance, whether it is Korea or another country, whoever is seated at that window, they should be able to stamp your passport. Do you want to know about it or not? [We would like to know.] (177-306)
6. The Person Who Can Be A Chief In The Spirit World
Once you are united with God as one, you should love Cain. If you are standing in the position where you receive love of God, with all of your life, heart, and soul, as you love God, you should love your tribe, people, and nation. This is the first commandment on earth. This is not a commandment of the Heavenly Kingdom, but is a commandment of Kingdom of Heaven on earth. The commandment of Heavenly Kingdom is: "Love your Lord, God, with all of your heart, mind, and life (Matt. 22:37), but the first commandment of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth is to love your country and people with all of your heart, mind, and life.
For this reason, the question is how to multiply God's love and how can we relate to God's authority and show reverence in the Heavenly Kingdom. In order to do so, we should have a vast, horizontal stage that can relate to you. Such a person will become a chief or a chief priest who can inherit God's authority for eternity in the spirit world. (34-70)
7. Unification And The Era Of Registration
In the future, centering on God's Kingdom, an era of registration will arrive. People try to be part of 12 tribes and 144,000 group of people. Do you know what the 144,00 group of people is? An era of registration is coming. Centered on the unification of North Korea and South Korea, in order to go towards the registration era, your own tribe should stand in the position of a homeland in the Heavenly Kingdom. Then your tribe can be registered at the era of Heavenly Kingdom's registration. It cannot be done as an individual.
The time for individual salvation is gone. In the future, if a president of a country swears in after joining the Unification Church, he will also belong to the dominion of the heavenly kingdom. And if he only goes through a ceremony officiated by the church, he will no longer be governed by satanic world. So, had Christianity accepted Father and attended him in 1945, the unification of Catholic Church and Protestantism could have been surely brought by no later than 1952. Since then, 43 years are gone by. Forty years were prolonged. That is until 1992. That is why we are in the position to restore this by 1992. That is why Communism fell, Kim Il Sung fell, and even Christianity. . .
Now, Christian women will first follow Rev. Moon. The deacons represent formation stage, the elders represent growth stage, and the ministers represent perfection stage. A Korean word, "mok sa," which means a minister in Chinese characters, consists of a letter "mok" that signifies "eye" and another letter "sa" which means "death." Therefore, they are suitable to go to hell. Where does Rev. Moon belong? He belongs to "myung," which means brightness. Is my name not Sun Myung Moon? "Sun" in Chinese characters also means that it is clear and bright. What is so? Truth is.
Is it not the Unification Church principle? The Unification Church Principle means clear and bright. That is the teaching of Rev. Sun Myung Moon, True Parents, True Teacher, and True Master. Centered on this three-subject idea, we are trying to restore what had been already lost, and I pray that you will enter the Kingdom of Heaven with a royal badge! Through this, the unification of the world will be possible today. (219-100)
An important question that we should always think of is how to unite my mind and body and how to unite our wife and our own family. If our body is in the position of formation stage, husband and wife are in the position of the growth stage, and the tribe is in the position of the completion stage. That is why you must make one centered on your tribe. Do you understand what I am saying?
So, from the time when you know that I can reach my hometown, for 10 years, or rather for less than 10 years, until North and South Koreas are both united. Once there is unification between North Korea and South Korea, there will be registration. As Jesus was born on the way to registration, a registration will take place.
You should be able to participate in that era so that you would not be ashamed of yourself. Then, what you would need to do is to write down all of your own personal history since you have joined the Unification Church. If this goes wrong, you will be in trouble. When you reveal everything in detail, as to your own personal history, and go over all of this, all of it should not stop you. Only when you go over all of this, after writing it down so that you are not violated by the necessary conditions, you can finally enter the era of registration. Do you understand what I mean? [Yes.] Thus, you should be prepared for this from now on. (213-206)
8. True Parents' Pictures And Registration
During the process of restoring the kingship of Israel, the Israelites died with Moses, while wandering in the wilderness for 40 years. Understanding this, whether it is a hundred people or a thousand people, everyone should be totally united in mind and body, and should walk the same path to the place where God wants, towards the same direction that True Parents are walking, making sure that there will be no difference by even one inch.
The way of the Principle is what you need to follow. You should not go your own way as you please. In order for your ancestors to help you and pray to God for you on your behalf, you should be united as one in front of the picture of the True Parents. By so doing, only when you have authority of becoming a citizen of Heavenly Kingdom, passing through the gate of parents, they will cooperate with you, bringing freedom to the Archangel, Adam and Eve on earth. Do you understand what I mean? [Yes.] You should remain alert. If you are not serious, it will not work. In the future, the entire world should be registered. (212-59)
In the future, all Unification Church members should always carry True Parents' picture with them. Now a time has come when all Korean people would desire to hang True Parents' picture. That is the way the world is supposed to be. Such people should be trained for several years.
In Heavenly Kingdom, a registration will take place. Until now, no such thing took place. No nation was founded in the Heavenly Kingdom. There was no family, nor nation. You should know this. When people went to spirit world, all of the family members in the physical world were divided into different directions. However, from now on, such will not be the case.
If there had not been a fall, father and mother and all other family members were to enter the kingdom all together. Centering on love, from grandparent to father and mother, your own couple, and your sons and daughters, by becoming one, if they again become one with loving God and possess true love, even God would absolutely obey them. (210-366)
Not so long ago, the best photographer from Moscow who took pictures of Gorbachev was given the responsibility to prepare a special report after President Roh visited Russia. But he wanted to interview me, insisting that I am the one who should open the door, not President Roh. After the interview, I asked him: "You came again after you had come not so long ago. Why?" Then, he asked me: "Do you know what privilege I have?" I asked him, "What is it?" He answered me: "It is a secret." I insisted he answer. Then he took out a picture of Rev. and Mrs. Moon from his wallet. Then he said that without keeping it in his wallet, he cannot sleep in peace. Even many American university students are carrying a picture of True Parents.
Ladies and gentlemen, what about you? Do you also carry a picture of the True Parents? [Yes.] Really? Let me see. Well, you are lying and cheating people while you are carrying that picture with you. Mother is not there in the picture. [I am always attending her in my heart.] If you are carrying a picture of Father alone, he is lonely. Mother is more precious. I respect mother. (laughter)
You should carry a picture of True Parents together. What is this? If you carry only a picture of Rev. Moon, he is like a widower. (laughter). Then, that picture will cry. Since Mother is a woman, women must dislike another woman, Mother. [We like her.] If so, why do you carry only Father's picture? You are carrying only a man's picture. Such are women. (210-353)