The recordings of the Dividing Line; Ending the Culture that Causes Sexual Abuse workshop are now available.
Cheon Seong Gyeong 1676
How old is the planet earth in this solar system? It has been revolving for billions of years, and yet has it ever been off-course by the merest trifle? It is right on course day after day. In the same way, all creation follows its rhythm. Would the building of nests be the same for American sparrows and Korean sparrows, or would they be different? Answer me: same or different? They would be the same. In terms of evolutionary theory, the nest building of sparrows should develop with time, shouldn’t it? If so, then how is it that they have been building their nests in the same way for thousands and tens of thousands of years? How do they know about building their nests? The swallows build their nests in their own way, as do the sparrows and the orioles. In the latter case, they build their nests on trees. (179-246, 1988.8.12)
Cheon Seong Gyeong 1503
Heaven must be established from the family. Since Jesus couldn’t form a family, he could not enter heaven, but instead is in paradise. Paradise is like the waiting room you have to pass through before entering heaven. Hell came into existence because of the Fall. God did not create it from the beginning. (21-199, 1968.11.20)
3. Love’s Circular Motion
Love works in a circle, for the beloved moves the lover by stamping a likeness, and the lover then goes out to hold the beloved in reality. Who first was the beginning now becomes the end of motion.
Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica4 (Christianity)
Those who act kindly in this world will have kindness.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall attain mercy.
I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No man has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us…
God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him…
We love, because he first loved us.
1 John 4.11-12, 16, 19
In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. He who has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me; and he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.
Believers, men and women, are protecting friends of one another.
Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, be subject to your husbands, as to the Lord.
True love is a love of beauty and order, temperate and harmonious.
Plato, The Republic (Hellenism)
Teachings of Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Absolute love is not forced. It circulates naturally. (196:134, December 31, 1989)
Love does not come from “me.” It comes from my partner. Knowing this, we conclude that people were made to live for others. Every man was born for a woman, and every woman was born for a man. Only by living for the sake of the other can we find love and receive love. There is no true love when you ask others to live for your sake. (143:54, March 15, 1986)
Men and women were not created to live for their own sake, but for the sake of their partner of the opposite sex. A man is born for the sake of a woman. Likewise, whether or not a woman is beautiful, or even if she hates men, she was born for a man; just look at the way her body is shaped. God designed each sex to live for the sake of its opposite.
Likewise, when parents live for the sake of the children and the children live for the sake of the parents, there is circular motion. The more they live for each other’s sake, the faster the motion becomes. This is the ideal form—not a square, but round and three-dimensional. Each member adds to the other’s energy; hence the more we live for each other, the more dynamic our circular motion becomes. The family forms a sphere that can continue this way for eternity.
This is why circular forms are so widespread in the world. The face is circular. The eyes are round. They must engage in complete give and take. Veins and arteries also engage in give and take. Sickness occurs when the balance is broken, when there is giving but no way to receive. In sum, all beings that move must establish the principle of living for the sake of another. Otherwise, they cannot continue to exist. (69:83-84, October 20, 1973)
Love, especially true love, involves a spiral action. As two elements revolve, they penetrate each other and rise at the same time. Nearby objects are drawn into the swirl. The spiral action takes place due to the power of give and take action. This is how Jesus could say that he was in the Father and the Father in him. Through love, Jesus is in us and we are in him—it is entirely possible. God, Jesus and us combine in a great sphere. (124:51, January 23, 1983)
When something is rotating, its vertical and horizontal axes unite only at the most central point. When you and your partner come together at that central point, the entire universe resonates. You can even come to know the spirit world clearly. The world of love has no need for a system of education, nor does it need anyone to dominate and govern it. Love governs us. Doesn’t even God completely submit to love? And if we are headed in the wrong direction, the world of love corrects our direction and sets us on the right way. We automatically know the way we should go. (214:233, February 2, 1991)