The Life of a Moral Man is the Exemplification of the Universal Moral Order

Today is the 44th anniversary of Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s landmark speech at Yankee Stadium (June 1, 1976): https://www.tparents.org/Moon-Talks/sunmyungmoon76/760601.htm
Video: (Speech starts at 14:00 minutes): https://youtu.be/ckK4CBBAb2E
Very relevant today; Rev. Moon refers to race nine times in the speech.

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Cheon Seong Gyeong 1951

Queen Elizabeth I was a supporter of
Protestantism. Through the thirty-three
articles in the Statutes of Westminster,
Queen Elizabeth laid the foundation to
absorb Calvinism and established a pol-
icy of dominating the seas, in order to
prevent Spain from intruding into her
oceanic domain. This was all part of
God’s will. (81-238, 1975.12.28)

In a family there needs to be a foun-
dation on which the son can respond
enthusiastically to the father’s call. Yet,
even if you have children, what good is
it without a nation? It is of no use to be
in first place or in any other position as
a family if we cannot build a nation. (29-
73, 1970.2.24)

World Scripture and the Teachings of
Sun Myung Moon

Chapter 2

Truth and Universal Law

Moral Law

2. Natural Law

The moral law is to be found everywhere, and
yet it is a secret.
The simple intelligence of ordinary men and
women of the people may understand something
of the moral law; but in its utmost reaches there
is something which even the wisest and holiest
men cannot understand. The ignoble natures of
ordinary men and women of the people may be
able to carry out the moral law; but in its utmost
reaches even the wisest and holiest of men
cannot live up to it.
Great as the Universe is, man is yet not
always satisfied with it. For there is nothing so
great but the mind of the moral man can conceive
of something still greater which nothing in the
world can hold. There is nothing so small but
the mind of the moral man can conceive of
something still smaller which nothing in the
world can split.
The Book of Songs says,
The hawk soars to the heavens above
Fishes dive to the depths below.
That is to say, there is no place in the highest
heavens above nor in the deepest waters below
where the moral law is not to be found. The
moral man finds the moral law beginning in the
relation between man and woman; but ending
in the vast reaches of the universe.
Doctrine of the Mean 12 (Confucianism)

Law is twofold—natural and written. The natu-
ral law is in the heart, the written law on tables.
Therefore all are under the law, the natural
law, but it does not belong to all men that each
should be a law unto himself. However, that
man is a law unto himself who does the com-
mandments of the law of his own accord and
manifests the work of the law written in his own
heart…
Nature herself is the teacher of good
conduct. You know that one must not steal, and
if your servant has stolen from you, you beat
him, while if someone has lusted after your wife,
you think he should be punished. Now, what you
condemn in others you perpetrate yourself…
Saint Ambrose of Milan (Christianity)

The life of the moral man is an exemplification
of the universal moral order. The life of the vul-
gar person, on the other hand, is a contradiction
of the universal moral order.
The moral man’s life is an exemplification of
the universal order, because he is a moral person
who unceasingly cultivates his true self or moral
being. The vulgar person’s life is a contradiction
of the universal order, because he is a vulgar
person who in his heart has no regard for, or fear
of, the moral law.
Doctrine of the Mean 2 (Confucianism)

The principle of Tao is just as close as what is
right in front of our eyes, in our everyday lives,
in eating and drinking, and in the maintaining
of normal social relationships—between ruler
and subject, and father and son, and between
brothers, and spouses, and friends.
Chu Hsi (Confucianism)

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