Happy Seonghwa Anniversary (Sept. 4, 2020) to True Father, Rev. Sun Myung Moon (1920- 2012), who cam as the True Parent of all humanity. Here is an inspiring video about his life, in his own words. Also see this summary of Rev. Moon’s life and work.
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God in the Public Square-Interview with Philip Sharp.
13 The Lord said:
2 Ezekiel, son of man, condemn the prophets of Israel who say they speak in my name, but who preach messages that come from their own imagination. Tell them it’s time to hear my message.
3 I, the Lord God, say those lying prophets are doomed! They don’t see visions—they make up their own messages! 4 Israel’s prophets are no better than jackals that hunt for food among the ruins of a city. 5 They don’t warn the people about coming trouble or tell them how dangerous it is to sin against me. 6 Those prophets lie by claiming they speak for me, but I have not even chosen them to be my prophets. And they still think their words will come true. 7 They say they’re preaching my messages, but they are full of lies—I did not speak to them!
7 I told them to get rid of their disgusting idols and not to sin by worshiping the gods of Egypt. I reminded them that I was the Lord their God, 8 but they still rebelled against me. They refused to listen and kept on worshiping their idols and foreign gods.
World Scripture and the Teachings of
Sun Myung Moon
God’s Creation and Human Creativity
2. The Beauty of Human Beings
Confucius said, “It is goodness that gives to a
neighborhood its beauty.”
Analects 4.1 (Confucianism)
The perfume of flowers blows not against the
wind, nor does the fragrance of sandalwood,
tagara and jasmine, but the fragrance of the vir-
tuous blows against the wind; the virtuous man
pervades every direction.
Dhammapada 54 (Buddhism)
Whether in village or in forest, in vale or on
hill, wherever monks dwell—delightful, indeed,
is that spot.
Dhammapada 98 (Buddhism)
Purified, for spiritual might, by God’s impulse,
we think of all beautiful things.
Rig Veda 5.82.6 (Hinduism)
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord ,
my soul shall exult in my God;
for he has clothed me with the garments of
he has covered me with the robe of
as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
Let not yours be the outward adorning with
braiding of hair, decoration of gold, and wear-
ing of fine clothing, but let it be the hidden per-
son of the heart with the imperishable jewel of
a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is
1 Peter 3.3-4
When anyone, having the right kind of love,
mounts up and begins to see the beauty pres-
ent in the beautiful person, he is not far from
the final goal. For the right way of love, whether
one goes alone or is led by another, is to begin
with the beautiful things that are seen here, and
ascend ever upwards, aiming at the beauty that
is above, climbing as it were, on a ladder from
one beautiful body to two, and from two to all
bodies, and from beautiful bodies to beautiful
actions and from beautiful actions to beautiful
forms of knowledge, till the last from these one
reaches that knowledge which is the knowledge
of nothing else but Beauty itself, and so knows
at last what Beauty really is.
Plato, Symposium (Hellenism)
Indeed there are three types of music. The first
type is the music of the universe (musica mun-
dana), the second type that of the human being
(musica humana), and the third type is that cre-
ated by certain instruments (musica instrumentis
constituta)… producing melodies.
Now the first type, the music of the universe,
is best observed in those things which one
perceives in heaven itself, or in the structure of
the elements, or in the diversity of the seasons…
Thus there must be some fixed order of musical
modulation in this celestial motion.
Now one comes to understand the music of
the human being by examining his own being.
For what unites the incorporeal existence of
reason with the body except a certain harmony
and, as it were, a careful tuning of low and high
pitches in such a way that they produce one