Language Is One of the Most Challenging Problems

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Cheong Seong Gyeong 259

Language is one of the most chal-
lenging problems. When Koreans are
here, those who do not know Korean
have a difficult time. They look pitiful.
How great it would be if language were
unified! When I first came to America,
I only knew “Yes” and “No,” although I
had studied English through books. Can
you imagine how stifled I felt! You need
to know how necessary the unification
of language is. Do you wish to listen to
my speeches through an interpreter or
directly from me? Of course, you want to
listen to them in Korean. Why? Because
Korean is the original language. There-
fore, in studying the Principle, if you
do not know the original language, you
will not understand the meaning of the
words. Furthermore, when you go to
the spirit world in the future, will you
be proud if you can say, “I understood
Father’s speeches directly, without trans-
lation” or if you have to say, “I listened
to his words through an interpreter?”
Which? Moreover, they are words that
express the ideal world of love. Does it
mean anything to whisper words of love
through an interpreter? The fifth para-
graph of our former pledge says, “We are
proud of the one culture.” The question
is how that one culture can come about.
You should know that in the world of
heart you have no choice but to become
one. The one who truly desires one world
of heart cannot go without knowing
this. Now, when you reach out to some-
one because you love them so much,
your feet move first before any thoughts
about love. Your feet move first, and not
the loving thought. How foolish this is! If
you think about eating in the same way,
it is as though you enjoyed eating left-
overs. Without the tradition and spirit
of the ideal family the ideal world can-
not appear.

Originally, amid the greatest joy,
both Adam and Eve should have dis-
played the highest vitality, combined
the greatest energy, and even demon-
strated the power of the ideals of all
creation. In such a place the flower of
love should bloom. Thus, by blossom-
ing like a flower, love’s fragrance would
have overflowed into the entire uni-
verse. God dreamt of such love in which
He could gaze at that flower, smell its
fragrance and be enraptured with it.
(104-44, 1979.3.28)

World Scripture and the Teachings of
Sun Myung Moon

Part 1
God and Creation

Chapter 1
God
Transcendent Reality

Transcendence is an essential attribute of the Absolute Being. God’s glory fills the world, but the world cannot exhaust God. God is the Ground of Being and the Source of energy within every atom and the life of all creatures. He is the center of the universe and holds all things together. Yet God’s involvement in the world in no way limits or affects His transcendence and absoluteness. How can finite human beings connect with the transcendent God? Some passages recommend that we apply the principle of transcendence in our daily life, by overcoming the limitations of nation and race in our dealings with others. Others speak of getting in touch with the deepest part of our own mind, where the Absolute Being chooses to make His dwelling place.

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory. Isaiah 6.3

God! there is no God but He, the Living, the Everlasting. Slumber seizes Him not, neither sleep; to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. Who is there who shall intercede with Him save by His leave? He knows what lies before them and what is after them, and they comprehend not anything of His knowledge save such as He wills. His throne comprises the heavens and earth; the preserving of them oppresses Him not; He is the All-high, the All-glorious. Qur’an 2.255: The Throne Verse

Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance? Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord, or as his counselor has instructed him? Whom did he consult for his enlightenment, and who taught him the path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and showed him the way of understanding? Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted as the dust on the scales… All the nations are as nothing before him, they are accounted by him as less than nothing and emptiness. Isaiah 40.12-17

The Supreme Being is thousand-headed, Thousand eyed, thousand footed; Pervading the earth on all sides, He exists beyond the ten directions. The Supreme Being, indeed, is all this, What has been and what will be, The Lord of immortality As well as of mortal creatures. Such is his magnificence, but The Supreme Being is even greater than this; All beings are a fourth of him, Three-fourths—his immortality—lie in heaven. Three-fourths of the Supreme Being ascended; The fourth part came here again and again, Diversified in form, it moved To the animate and the inanimate world. Rig Veda 10.90.1-4 (Hinduism)

Thou art the fire Thou art the sun Thou art the air Thou art the moon Thou art the starry firmament Thou art Brahman Supreme; Thou art the waters—thou, the Creator of all! Thou art woman, thou art man, Thou art the youth, thou art the maiden, Thou art the old man tottering with his staff; Thou facest everywhere. Thou art the dark butterfly, Thou art the green parrot with red eyes, Thou art the thundercloud, the seasons, the seas. Without beginning art thou, Beyond time and space. Thou art he from whom sprang The three worlds. Svetasvatara Upanishad 4.2-4 (Hinduism)

The Self is one. Ever still, the Self is Swifter than thought, swifter than the senses. Though motionless, He outruns all pursuit. Without the Self, never could life exist. The Self seems to move, but is ever still. He seems far away, but is ever near. He is within all, and He transcends all. The Self is everywhere. Bright is the Self, Indivisible, untouched by sin, wise, Immanent and transcendent. He it is who holds the cosmos together. Isha Upanishad 4-8 (Hinduism )

There was something undifferentiated and yet complete, which existed before heaven and earth. Soundless and formless, it depends on nothing and does not change. It operates everywhere and is free from danger. It may be considered the mother of the universe. I do not know its name; I call it Tao. If forced to give it a name, I shall call it Great. Being great means functioning everywhere. Functioning everywhere means far-reaching. Being far-reaching means returning to the original point. Tao Te Ching 25 (Taoism)

Divinity existed before the appearance of heaven and earth and gives form to them; it surpasses the yin and the yang, yet has the quality of them. Divinity is thus the absolute existence, governing the entire universe. Yet at the same time it dwells within all things, where it is called spirit; omnipresent within human beings, it is called mind. In other words, the human mind communes with Divinity, which is ruler of heaven and earth; mind and Divinity are one and the same. Divinity is the root origin of heaven and earth, the spiritual nature of all things, and the source of human destiny. Itself without form, Divinity nurtures things with form. Kanetomo Yoshida, An Outline of Shinto

Beyond the senses is the mind, beyond the mind is the intellect, higher than the intellect is the Great Atman [the original mind], higher than the Great Atman is the Umanifest. Beyond the Unmanifest is the Person, all-pervading, and imperceptible.11 Katha Upanishad 2.3.7-8 (Hinduism)

Buddha abides in the infinite, the unobstructed, ultimate realm of reality, in the realm of space, in the essence of True Thusness, without birth or death, and in ultimate truth… How should enlightening beings see the body of Buddha? (Dharmakaya) They should see the body of Buddha in infinite places. Why? They should not see Buddha in just one thing, one phenomenon, one body, one land, one being—they should see Buddha everywhere. Just as space is omnipresent, in all places, material or immaterial, yet without either arriving or not arriving there, because space is incorporeal, in the same way Buddha is omnipresent, in all places, in all beings, in all things, in all lands, yet neither arriving nor not arriving there, because Buddha’s body is incorporeal, manifesting a body for the sake of sentient beings.12 Garland Sutra 37 (Buddhism)

The Way is like an empty vessel That yet may be drawn from Without ever needing to be filled. It is bottomless; the very progenitor of all things in the world. In it all sharpness is blunted, All tangles untied, All glare tempered, All dust smoothed. It is like a deep pool that never dries. Tao Te Ching 4 (Taoism)

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