When Some Part of the Body Is Afflicted or Painful, It Is Truly a Signpost

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Cheon Seong Gyeong 1027

If you gave a sermon for one hour
without giving any inspiration, you have
to repent for three hours. This should be
clear to you. If you give a poorly deliv-
ered sermon and you do not inspire
them, you have to repent in excess of
three times that time period.
As for any life form, water and care
must be given. But if you do not give it
water, and instead take water away and
overturn the planted soil, you will be
responsible for that. Even after the audi-
ence has left, you must bless them and
pray for them centering on that day’s
speech. (160-194, 1969.5.12)

Cheong Seong Gyeong 1186

I have already declared the “Ceremo-
ny of the Settlement of the Eight Stages,”
on the national, world and cosmic lev-
els, thus commencing the age when God
can come and go vertically whenever He
wishes, and can freely move horizontal-
ly to any place on earth. That is why the
term “global village” has appeared. The
Unification Church teaches not only
about global village, but also about a
global family. The age has come when the
history of the global family can unfold
on the earth. The whole world, which
was divided into day and night, now lies
within the scope of one day of human
life. The age has come when everything
can be communicated instantly around
the world. (198-277, 1990.2.4)

Richard: We should use technology and the internet to spread God’s Word of goodness.

World Scripture and the Teachings of
Sun Myung Moon

Chapter 4

Health and Disease

The human body is certainly among the Creator’s crowning achievements. the body is like a small universe, whose parts are in constant interaction to maintain balance and the motion of life. it operates by natural principles to preserve health and fight disease. yet much about its marvelous functioning remains a mystery. When an imbalance or blockage disturbs the interactions among the body’s cells and organs, disease and pain result. the entire body is then mobilized to aid the infected part. in this, the body illustrates universal moral laws: living for the sake of the greater good, and attending to a deficiency in a part before it compromises the whole. Furthermore, the importance of the mind, or the psychological component in healing, can never be understated.
Medical science has done much to improve health, and the role of the physician is affirmed in the scriptures. in this section, we have added to sacred writings passages from some of the foundational authorities in medicine: Hippocrates, Galen, Paracelsus and the classic of the yellow emperor. Father Moon calls for a holistic approach to medicine that utilizes the best of both east and West, scientific medicine and spiritual healing. if you wish to live a long life, you should eat healthy food, drink pure water, breathe clean air, and exercise regularly. and, Father Moon adds, love all people.

  1. The Healing Power of the Body

Great thanks are due to Nature for putting into
the life of each being so much healing power.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The human body contains blood, phlegm, yellow
bile and black bile. These… make up its consti-
tution and cause its pains and health. Health
is… that state in which these… substances are
in the correct proportion to each other… When
one of these is separated from the rest and
stands by itself, not only the part from which it
has come, but also that where it collects and is
present in excess, should become diseased, and
because it contains too much of the particular
substance, cause pain and disease.
Hippocrates

There are many parts, yet one body. The eye
cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,”
nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of
you.” On the contrary, the parts of the body which
seem to be weaker are indispensable, and those
parts of the body which we think less honorable
we invest with the greater honor, and our unpre-
sentable parts are treated with greater modesty,
which our more presentable parts do not require.
But God has so composed the body, giving the
greater honor to the inferior part, that there may
be no discord in the body, but that the members
may have the same care for one another. If one
member suffers, all suffer together; if one mem-
ber is honored, all rejoice together.
1 Corinthians 12.20-26

In the whole world it is said that some part of
the body is afflicted and painful. It is truly a
signpost or guidance from God, though you are
ignorant of it.
Ofudesaki 2.22 (Tenrikyo)

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