God Gave All Creatures the Sensibility to Love through Their Five Senses

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Cheong Seong Gyeong 1206

Where is the righteous path in life?
From where did human beings origi-
nate? They were born from love; then
what path should they follow in life?
It is that of love. For what should they
die? The logical conclusion is love. What
kind of love is that? It is that which can
be welcomed by the macrocosm, not just
the microcosm. The purpose of life can
be perceived as originating in the heart
of the macrocosm and approved by God,
the angelic world, all creation, all peo-
ple, and our parents. That purpose is to
live in the universe, to love in it, and to
die in it. (83-164, 1976.2.8)

Cheong Seong Gyeong 1470

The way of restoration is the way by
which people return to their original
state, and therefore one cannot go this
way without setting indemnity condi-
tions. Indemnity conditions must be
set by a man, not by God. If a person is
sick, he must take medication in order to
recover, even if the medicine tastes bitter
and he does not like it. Good medicine
tastes bitter. Something bitter becomes a
truly good medicine. Setting indemnity
conditions is difficult, like taking bitter
medicine. However, unless indemnity
conditions are set, restoration can never
be accomplished. The way of salvation is
the way of indemnification and restora-
tion. Indemnity means going the route
opposite to that of the Fall. It means
going the reverse way. (92-254, 1977.4.18)

World Scripture and the Teachings of
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Chapter 4

God’s Creation and Human Creativity

The Sanctity of Nature

2. Alive with Consciousness, Endowed with Purpose

Teachings of Rev. Sun Myung Moon

Human beings themselves are a part of nature. Perfect nature is sacred. (90:24, December 10, 1976)

When a stamen of a flower kisses its pistil, it exclaims, “Ah, it feels so good!” Do you think it feels such a sensation or not? The sensation of male and female for each other is the best sensation, composed of all five senses linked together.
Insects may be invisibly small, yet they have eyes, ears, noses, mouths and hands, don’t they? Look carefully at the lawn; so many insects are there! With their ears they hear; with their mouths they taste; with their reproductive organs they copulate and produce offspring—in this they are like humans, only the class is different.
When insects reproduce and produce offspring so tiny you cannot see them, will the parents kill them, or protect and love them? [They protect them.] When they make love, do they do it with great pleasure? Or do they say, “I dislike it”? Which? In this they are just like humans!
There is no denying that God gave all creatures the sensibility to love through their five senses. With respect to love, God created male and female to have equal value. Love is the common denominator, equalizing the low-level world of insects with the high-level human world. Whether men and women, or male and female creatures, all share this God-given common denominator.
(217:306, June 13, 1991)

The human body, though consisting of matter, fully responds physiologically to the emotion, intellect and will of the human mind. This demonstrates that matter has within itself elements that resonate with emotion, intellect and will—elements which constitute the internal nature of matter. This is the reason all things in the universe respond to human emotion, intellect and will, albeit to different degrees. We become intoxicated with the beauty of the natural world and experience the
rapture of mystical union. We experience this because we are the center of the internal natures of all things in the natural world. (Exposition of the Divine Principle, Creation 2.3.3)

God created every species of animal and insect to be preserved, that none becomes extinct. The food chain is balanced. While larger creatures eat smaller creatures, the larger ones do not reproduce as often. Many beasts of prey bear offspring only once every two years. For lions and tigers it is two years and eight months, almost three years. In contrast, rabbits bring forth their young every three months. By having many offspring, they provide food for the larger beasts as well as continue their own species.
Adam and Eve create on behalf of God, and all things were created for the growth and perfection of Adam and Eve. They may sacrifice their lives, but they are assisting in the perfection of Adam and Eve’s bodies. For this reason, people are permitted to eat anything, whether plant or animal.
Greek philosophy looks at the world as a constant struggle, every creature an enemy to one another. On the contrary, they are not enemies. Such ideas arose only as a result of the Human Fall. The Marxist dialectic as described in Das Kapital states that development comes about through struggle, but that is not true.
Even the vilest germs disappear when faced with their natural enemies. Do you understand what I mean by natural enemy? A tiger is the natural enemy of a dog. When a dog sees a tiger, it freezes and trembles and crawls back into its dwelling to hide. Natural enemies balance each other; thus nature takes care of every circumstance that comes along. (May 10, 2003)

Every Part of This Soil is Sacred

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Revelation 5

Then they sang a new song,

“You are worthy
    to receive the scroll
and open its seals,
    because you were killed.
And with your own blood
    you bought for God
people from every tribe,
    language, nation, and race.
10 You let them become kings
    and serve God as priests,
and they will rule on earth.”

Lamentations 1

20 Won’t you look and see
    how upset I am, our Lord?
My stomach is in knots,
and my heart is broken
    because I betrayed you.
In the streets and at home,
    my people are slaughtered.

21 Everyone heard my groaning,
    but no one offered comfort.
My enemies know of the trouble
that you have brought on me,
    and it makes them glad.
Hurry and punish them,
    as you have promised.
22 Don’t let their evil deeds
    escape your sight.
Punish them as much
as you have punished me
    because of my sins.
I never stop groaning—
    I’ve lost all hope!

World Scripture and the Teachings of
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Chapter 4

God’s Creation and Human Creativity

The Sanctity of Nature

2. Alive with Consciousness, Endowed with Purpose

No creature is there crawling on the earth,
no bird flying with its wings,
but they are nations like yourselves.
Qur’an 6.38

I say: Just as the consciousness of a man born
blind, deaf and dumb is not manifest, likewise the
consciousness of beings of earth-body [e.g., miner-
als] is also not manifest. Nevertheless such a man
experiences pain when struck or cut by a weapon,
and so also do the beings of earth-body. Likewise
for water-beings… fire-beings… plants… ani-
mals… air beings: their consciousness and expe-
riences of pain are actual, though not manifest.
Acarangasutra 1.28-161 (Jainism)

If these [my disciples] were silent, the very
stones would cry out.
Luke 19.40

Every part of this soil is sacred in the estimation
of my people. Every hillside, every valley, every
plain and grove, has been hallowed by some sad
or happy event in days long vanished.
Even the rocks, which seem to be dumb
and dead as the swelter in the sun along the
silent shore, thrill with memories of stirring
events connected with the lives of my people,
and the very dust upon which you now stand
responds more lovingly to their footsteps than
yours, because it is rich with the blood of our
Chief Seattle (Native American Religion)

The explanation of the goodness of creation is
the goodness of God… Nevertheless, certain
heretics remain unconvinced, on the ground that
many things in creation are unsuitable and even
harmful to that poor and fragile mortality of the
flesh, which of course is no more than the just
penalty for sin. The heretics mention, for exam-
ple, fire, cold, wild beasts, and things like that,
without considering how wonderful such things
are in themselves and in their proper place and
how beautifully they fit into the total pattern of
the universe, making their peculiar contributions
to the commonweal of cosmic beauty. Nor have
they observed how valuable they are even to us
if only we use them well and wisely. Consider, for
instance, poison. It is deadly when improperly
used, but when properly applied it turns out to
be a health-giving medicine.
Saint Augustine, City of God 11.22 (Christianity)

Everything in the Universe Arose from the Heart of God

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Cheon Seong Gyeong 1892

Peter was a fisherman, wasn’t he?
Then aren’t you all the descendants of
a fisherman? So you all should know
about the sea. You came all the way to
Alaska to catch what you did? Halibut
is the fish that lies on its belly in the sea-
bed, acting like a king. It eats and lives
lying on its belly. It looks like a piece of
mossy rock, living on the bottom of the
sea with eyes springing out like anten-
nas. Since it stays lying down and has a
smell, small fish tend to gather around it.
When those small fish gather, the hali-
but twists its body to swallow them up.
A halibut eats and lives lying down on
its belly. It is the same as Satan. It is the
“King” Satan. It thinks, “Who on earth
dares to touch me!” Even when this hali-
but is caught on a fishing line, it keeps on
saying, “Who on earth is touching me!”
But then, after staying calm for awhile, it
starts to think, “Oh, no. I am in trouble!”
The Alaskan halibut has been struck by
the lightning of Rev. Moon. No one else
in Kodiak has caught a halibut heavi-
er than eighty pounds. However, with
my appearance in these waters, halibut
weighing two hundred and three hun-
dred pounds have been caught. (206-274,

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1189

The big question is whether I have
loved the satanic world more than I love
my wife and children. I cannot love my
family more than I love those who stand
in the Cain position. God has to love the
Cain realm first before loving the Abel
realm. He cannot love Abel before that.
(140-38, 1986.2.1)

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God’s Creation and Human Creativity

The Sanctity of Nature

God’s hand has touched every small blade of grass that grows in the field. Every growing tree received the touch of God’s infinite heart. (6:338, June 28, 1959)

Everything in the universe arose from the heart of God. The universe in its entirety is the result of God’s creative idea, whose motivation is divine love. A poet who senses this is a truly great poet. If on seeing a single leaf shaking in the wind, he senses the cosmic Heart and expresses it, then he would be a poet for the entire universe.

When viewed while in a mystical state, a single grain of sand contains within itself the principles of the universe. A single atom contains the boundless harmony of the universe.

All things that exist, though maybe not aware of it, are resultant beings that formed through the action of complex forces. The smallest molecules, atoms, and even subatomic particles do not exist unconsciously, but contain a certain consciousness and purpose. Thus, all things that exist have come into being through God’s loving hand, and necessarily possess a bond of heart with God. (9:168, May 8, 1960)

Did the Absolute Being create all the creatures in heaven and earth with a heart of sorrow? No. He created with a heart of joy. God rejoiced as He watched the creation unfold. How joyful was He? If we knew, we could begin to recognize the supreme value of each one of God’s creatures. Yet, people do not know how much God values His creation. We do not know, because we are still searching for God. (27:223, December 14, 1969)

People love nature; they may prefer nature to other people. Nature, because it still carries its origi-nal God-given nature, is much purer than human beings. Even people who live in great houses and njoy all the conveniences of civilized living want to vacation at the beach or camp in the moun-tains. Why? Their original form is looking for some comparable companion, and nature comes clos-est. (107:311-12, June 8, 1980)

Human civilization is inconceivable apart from nature. People display their power and authority, yet without nature nothing is possible.
Nature makes our life valuable; it is absolutely necessary for our life. Therefore, if we do not feel the heart that flows in nature, we cannot enjoy true happiness. Nor can we be close to God and partake of His glory.
The next time you look at a flower or a patch of grass, see it from God’s point of view, reflecting God’s heart. Whenever you look at an insect, a bird or an animal, a feeling should arise within you that connects you with God. (6:340-41, May 28, 1959)

Father! May all creatures of heaven and earth eternally offer hymns of praise
to Thee, the Lord of the universe.
Every created being is related to Thee.
Owing to Thee, all things of heaven and earth,
molded through Thy heart,
raise up Thy glory,
reveal Thy holiness and profundity,
and display Thine infinite value. (20:243, July 7, 1968)

Even in a Single Leaf, the Deity Manifests Itself

Exodus 30

11 The Lord said to Moses:

12 Find out how many grown men there are in Israel and require each of them to pay me to keep him safe from danger while you are counting them. 13-15 Each man over nineteen, whether rich or poor, must pay me the same amount of money, weighed according to the official standards. 16 This money is to be used for the upkeep of the sacred tent, and because of it, I will never forget my people.

Isaiah 29

17 Soon the forest of Lebanon
will become a field with crops,
    thick as a forest.[d]
18 The deaf will be able to hear
    whatever is read to them;
the blind will be freed
    from a life of darkness.
19 The poor and the needy
    will celebrate and shout
because of the Lord,
    the holy God of Israel.

20 All who are cruel and arrogant
    will be gone forever.
Those who live by crime
    will disappear,
21 together with everyone
    who tells lies in court
and keeps innocent people
    from getting a fair trial.

World Scripture and the Teachings of
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Chapter 4

God’s Creation and Human Creativity

The Sanctity of Nature

Nature is sacred; all creatures great and small are endowed with God’s life and a modicum of God’s spirit. this insight, shared by all religious traditions, is the basis of reverence and respect for all living things. in the Abrahamic religions, God created every creature according to his purpose and imbued with his loving heart. therefore, every existence, down to a grain of sand or a blade of grass, contains elements of the divine. Furthermore, nature exhibits a marvelous balance. hence, nature is a reliable source of poetic and religious inspiration. by contemplating nature in its original purity, we can touch God.
As sensitive people recognize, all creatures possess some level of conscious awareness. the diverse species of animals and plants form tribes and nations like the races and nations of man. they are our brothers and sisters, supported by the same Mother earth that lent us the elements that constitute our bodies and sustain our life. When thinking of all the things nature provides, we have much to be thankful for. not only that; as Father Moon teaches, each creature, a precious living masterpiece of God, exists for me—for my enjoyment, inspiration and instruction, to love and care for.

1. Divinity within the Natural World

The earth is the Lord ’s and the fullness
the world and those who dwell therein.
Psalm 24.1

Even in a single leaf of a tree, or a tender blade of
grass, the awe-inspiring Deity manifests itself.
Urabe-no-Kanekuni (Shinto)

This earth is a garden,
the Lord its gardener,
cherishing all, none neglected.
Adi Granth, Mahj Ashtpadi 1, M.3, p. 118 (Sikhism)

My energy enters the earth,
Sustaining all that lives:
I became the moon,
Giver of water and sap,
To feed the plants and trees.
Bhagavad-Gita 15.13 (Hinduism)

The solid sky,
the cloudy sky,
the good sky,
the straight sky.
The earth produces herbs.
The herbs cause us to live.
They cause long life.
They cause us to be happy.
The good life,
may it prevail with the air.
May it increase.
May it be straight to the end.
Sweet Medicine’s earth is good.
Sweet Medicine’s earth is completed.
Sweet Medicine’s earth follows the eternal
Sweet Medicine’s earth is washed and flows.
Cheyenne Song (Native American Religion)

Thou makest springs gush forth in the valleys;
they flow between the hills,
they give drink to every beast of the field;
the wild asses quench their thirst.
By them the birds of the air have their
they sing among the branches.
From thy lofty abode thou waterest the
the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy work.
Thou dost cause the grass to grow for the
and plants for man to cultivate,
that he may bring forth food from the earth,
and wine to gladden the heart of man,
oil to make his face shine,
and bread to strengthen man’s heart.
The trees of the l ord are watered abundantly,
the cedars of Lebanon which he planted.
In them the birds build their nests…
O l ord , how manifold are thy works!
Psalm 104.10-24

The stream crosses the path, the path crosses
the stream:
Which of them is the elder?
Did we not cut the path to go and meet this
The stream had its origin long, long ago.
It had its origin in the Creator.
He created things pure, pure, tano.
Ashanti Verse (African Traditional Religion)

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Cheong Seong Gyeong 2068

The roots of patriotism must be
planted in the family. It is not within the
offices of towns and counties, but in the
family. So… have you followed my dec-
laration to work for the tong ban break-
through activities? Have you done well
or not? You, professor, have you done
well or not? How many times have you
wandered through the night determined
to breakthrough at the local level? That is
the problem. If you do not possess a more
sorrowful heart for the nation than you
felt when your own father passed away,
you cannot save the nation. If you don’t
feel more sadness and pain in your heart
than when your own mother or your
own relatives pass away, then the uni-
fication of North and South Korea will
not happen. This is how I see things.
When you professors enter people’s
homes, you should grab hold of their
hands and, choked with tears, utter an
appeal for them to work together for the
unity of North and South Korea. That
one word of appeal would be more pow-
erful than a thousand words spoken by
a scholar passing by. That’s the reason I
have formed the Professors and Students
Federation for Unification and connect-
ed the professors who are willing to save
the neighborhoods with the students
Then, united, they should rally together
all the sons and daughters of the neigh-
borhoods. That is my direction. (176-112,

Cheong Seong Gyeong 1158

You should earnestly long for the
Parents. You cannot receive salvation
without attending the Parents based on
their being the motivation for your life,
the entirety of your hope and the root
of all your ideals and happiness. Have
you ever tried offering attendance like
that? You should understand this clear-
ly. Hence, you should have the convic-
tion that you are a child who can become
eternally one with True Parents, and have
it so firmly that you can transcend your
consciousness of your own being. Oth-
erwise, it will not work. (30-237, 1970.3.23)

World Scripture and the Teachings of
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Chapter 3


3. Leading a Joyous Life

The Holy Spirit rests on him only who has a joy-
ous heart.
Jerusalem Talmud, Sukkot 5.1 (Judaism)

Let us live happily, without hate amongst those
who hate. Let us dwell unhating amidst hateful

Let us live happily, in good health amongst those
who are sick. Let us dwell in good health amidst
ailing men.

Let us live happily, without yearning for sensual
pleasures amongst those who yearn for them.
Let us dwell without yearning amidst those who

Let us live happily, we who have no impediments.
We shall subsist on joy even as the radiant
Dhammapada 197-200 (Buddhism)

Awake, O north wind,
and come, O south wind!
Blow upon my garden,
let its fragrance be wafted abroad.
Let my beloved come to his garden,
and eat its choicest fruits.
I come to my garden, my sister, my bride,
I gather my myrrh with my spice,
I eat my honeycomb with my honey,
I drink my wine with my milk.
Eat, O friends, and drink:
drink deeply, O lovers!
Song of Solomon 4:16-5:1

Teachings of Rev. Sun Myung Moon

God comes and extends His blessing to whatever thing you do with pleasure. (308:214, January 5, 1999)

If two-thirds of your life of seventy or eighty years was sorrowful, to compensate for the sorrow of those years, why don’t you make the remainder of your life a joyful time centering on God? Live your life as you would in the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God is where one gives, and gives again. God is giving. Parents give to their children. The parental heart is such that even after giving, it wants to give and give again when there is something better to give. (34:141, August 30, 1970)

Why does a man need a woman, and a woman need a man? It is so they can resonate with God’s love. It is to reach a state of ecstasy where they exclaim, “Wow, it is wonderful!” They are too happy even to eat or sleep. A man and woman need each other because only in the fullness of conjugal love can they resonate in full consonance with God’s love. (102:21, November 19, 1978)

The horizontal love between a husband and wife blossoms with God’s ideal love, and the fragrance of their love resonates throughout the universe even as God adds His love to their love. This is the perfection of the parent-child relationship between God and human beings.
The heavenly Parent sings of His children’s happiness, their hopes and everything about them. Together the Parent and His son and daughter sing of love.
It does not end there. To that precious gift, the love they possess, God adds a third dimension of love. Then their universe expands like a balloon when air is blown into it. Their world used to be flat, but now it is big enough to hold all the created beings in the world with room to spare. It materializes with the power of their love, permeating the whole. (101:35, October 28, 1978)