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Cheon Seong Gyeong 2204
God wants all people to become filial sons and daughters and patriots; and, from among them, He wants those who maintain the highest standard. God wants people who will only go the way of loyalty and filial piety.
Those who do not take responsibility for their parents’ life and assets, and do not bring peace and development to their families, cannot become filial children. If their parents lose all their assets, then they must be willing to offer up everything they have for them.
With the destruction of God’s ideal of creation, those standing in the position of having trampled upon life, assets, peace, and the ideal cannot become patriots or filial children. You have to ask yourselves, “When did I ever show concern for God’s affairs as if they were mine? When did I ever feel the threat to Father’s life? When did I ever agonize and strive to try to bring about peace and unification within Father’s family?” You may have attempted to do that, but from God’s point of view, instead of being loyal and filial, you have been disloyal and unfilial. (18-341, 1967.10.1)
Cheon Seong Gyeong 1272
All of you went through the ceremony of converting the lineage before you received the Blessing, didn’t you? You did not really understand any of it; you simply followed my orders, but in reality it is not that simple.
History came to be in utter confusion today because Jesus could not form a relationship of husband and wife at his first advent. Therefore, from the viewpoint of the standard of heart, there would be great trouble if any event occurred at the Blessing that would defile the lineage. I am not just talking about the penalty of such actions. The first human ancestors were thrown out of the Garden of Eden when they fell, even though they were not fully matured; bearing that in mind, there would be dire consequences if you committed a sin on the foundation of the perfected standard of heart. If that were to happen, God would not want to see you ever again and neither would I. (198-220, 1990.2.3)
Prayer and Worship
2. Prayer Protects Against Evil
Prayer restrains one from shameful and unjust deeds; and remembrance of God is the greatest thing in life, without doubt.
Beings possessed by carnal passions, anger, or infatuation have but to revere and remember the Bodhisattva Kuan Shih Yin and they will be set free from their passions.
Lotus Sutra 25 (Buddhism)
What lies between a man and infidelity is the abandonment of prayer.
Hadith of Muslim (Islam)
Establish regular prayers at the two ends of the day and at the approaches of the night: for those things that are good remove those that are evil. This is a word of remembrance to those who remember.
IIn the name of God, the Beneficent, the
Say, “I take refuge in the Lord of mankind,
the King of mankind,
the God of mankind,
from the evil of the sneaking whisperer
who whispers in the hearts of mankind,
of the jinn and of mankind.”
Teachings of Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Prayer is needed to purify the mind and spirit. It is necessary training to purify the mind and to focus the mind on God. (181:325, October 3, 1988)
When we are going the wrong way, prayer guides us to the right direction. (45:247, July 4, 1971)
Those who pray do not make serious mistakes; they know what to do.
Once you develop the habit of prayer and relish its taste, you will find it tastier than food and more interesting than listening to music or watching a movie. Moreover, you will find that you are better able to distinguish between good and evil and make the correct choices in life. (128:172, June 12, 1983)
Through prayer you should know the invisible enemy and discern the enemy’s manifest works.5 (19:146, January 1, 1968)
Through prayer, your mind should completely subjugate your body. Through prayer, your conscience will receive energy and become one with God vertically; then Satan will surely flee away. Through a life of prayer, you cultivate the path for uniting mind and body and for connecting with God, becoming one with Him. Then God will be within you, and Satan will have no choice but to run away. (229:7, April 9, 1992)