Giving Comes First

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Cheong Seong Gyeong 134

What kind of being is God? He is the
original True Parent. But His position
as the True Parent was usurped, and
this resulted in something occurring
that had nothing to do with the origi-
nal ideal of creation. God as the Creator
could not interfere with or bear respon-
sibility for digesting an event that could
not have happened in the original world
of creation. (240-164, 1992.12.13)

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1189

Cain represents Satan’s side. It is the
position of the elder brother. Abel repre-
sents God’s side. This is the battle. Orig-
inally, God would have loved the first-
born son, and then the younger son. Due
to the Fall, the first son, Cain, stands on
Satan’s side. He belongs to Satan’s side.
In order to save him, God designated
Abel. God designates Abel to restore the
right of the firstborn son. This cannot
be achieved by force; you have to inspire
people by love. You have to achieve res-
toration by melting them with love. If
you cannot stand in the position of hav-
ing loved them, if you cannot win their
heart through offering your love, then
you will not be in a position to truly love
your own son or daughter. As viewed
from God’s ideal of creation, the first-
born son was originally to be loved first
rather than the second child. (140-38,

World Scripture and the Teachings of
Sun Myung Moon

Chapter 2

Truth and Universal Law


3. Duality Operates by Giving and Receiving

Teachings of Rev. Sun Myung Moon

What is the heavenly law of the universe? What is the law of existence? It is giving and receiving. (157:266, April 10, 1967)

For an action to be structured, there must be a subject-object relationship. For the action to continue, the subject and object partners must share a common purpose that is beneficial to both. Under conditions that are less than this, the action will not happen. This is an ironclad rule and a law of the universe’s existence. (56:134-35, May 14, 1972)

Personally, would you rather receive or give? This is a serious question. In the Divine Principle’s concept of give-and-take action, does “give” come first, or “take?” Giving comes first. Do parents give for the sake of their children, or children for their parents? Parents give first. Then it is logical that the act of giving began with the Origin of all existence, and through the links of the chain of existence it has been passed down to us. (239:59, November 23, 1992)

Everything is in motion. How does the motion start, by giving or taking? You all want to receive, don’t you? You desire to pull in some money. To see whether this is right or wrong, we have to analyze the principle of the universe. If it is the Principle, not even God can deny it. When God created, did He begin with a pulling force that sought to receive, or a force that sought to give? It was a giving force. He invested energy. Ladies, when you knead dough, what happens? You press it down again and again, in order that it may expand. (239:223, November 25, 1992)

What happens when there is no difference between what is given and what is received? The action goes on and on… But if there are impurities, then complete give and take is impossible, and the action cannot last long. The greater the difference between give and take, the sooner the action will break apart. (157:266-67, April 10, 1967)

All things originate from one Source, divide into many entities, and then finally rejoin into one great whole. This is how things make progress. From one they divide into many, and then come together as one. From there they divide again and then become a larger being. This means that all will enter a world of oneness that is greater than before. (26:189, October 25, 1969)

There is force of attraction and force of repulsion in this universe. Things are attracted to things that relate with them and repel those things that contravene them. God’s power of creation18 acts to protect the universe from anything that tries to harm it. A reciprocal realm can only form in keeping with this basic logic. When some other being approaches that might harm the reciprocal realm, it is repelled. The force of repulsion is not a bad thing; it is a secondary protective force… to facilitate and perfect God’s power of creation. If there were not a reaction to every action, it would be impossible even to walk. (227:37, February 10, 1992)

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