If I Worship Thee for the Fear of Hell, Burn Me In Hell

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Cheon Seong Gyeong 2104

In order for us to inherit the entire providence of God, we have to be loyal to heavenly tradition. With faith in the tradition, what do we have to do? We must take responsibility for His providence. After taking responsibility, we must carry out reformation. If this tradition is not right before Father, and if we are to pass on that tradition to everyone, we must strive to eliminate the contradictions within the social environment. Otherwise, there will be no development. You will have to bear in mind even more clearly that in order to inherit such historical connections and fulfill the responsibility of a pioneer of the age, we must inherit the historically pure tradition of God’s providence of restoration, bear such responsibility in the current environment of our daily life, and move forward in order to build the foundation for a new ideal for the future. (152-196, 1963.5.10)

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1208

When we say “restoration through indemnity,” it means indemnity for the sake of restoration. Restoration through indemnity is the way to attain perfection. Only after indemnity can restoration take place; then we can go the path of perfection. Thus, you can consider that indemnity and restoration are one. Perfection cannot be attained automatically; it is attained through indemnity. Therefore, human beings living in the fallen world cannot reach perfection unless they set up conditions of indemnity. (God’s Will – 697)

Richard: “When someone has lost his original position or state, he must make some condition to be restored to it. The making of such conditions of restitution is called indemnity. We Call this process of restoring the original position and state through making conditions restoration through indemnity.?”
Exposition of the Divine Principle, Introduction to Restoration

Purity of Intention

2. Sincerity as the Measure of Worship

Like a clear mirror
Reflecting images according to the forms,
So from Buddha’s field of blessings
Rewards are obtained according to one’s heart.
    Garland Sutra 10 (Buddhism)When the monks assembled before the midday meal to listen to his lecture, the great Hogen of Seiryo pointed at the bamboo blinds. Two monks simultaneously went and rolled them up. Hogen said, “One gain, one loss.”

Mumon’s comment, “Tell me, who gained and who lost? If you have an eye to penetrate the secret, you will see where their teacher failed. However, I warn you strongly against discussing gain and loss.”
    Mumonkan 26 (Buddhism)

Actions are but by intention and every man shall have but that which he intended. Thus he whose migration was for Allah and His messenger, his migration was for Allah and His messenger, and he whose migration was to achieve some worldly benefit or to take some woman in marriage, his migration was for that for which he migrated.
    Forty Hadith of an-Nawawi 1 (Islam)

God revealed this to David: “There is no more unjust man among My slaves than he who serves Me for the sake of Paradise or for fear of Hell. Would I have been unworthy to be served if I had not created the Paradise and Hell?”
    As-Sharani41 (Islam)

O God, if I worship Thee for fear of Hell, burn me in Hell,
And if I worship Thee in hope of Paradise,
Exclude me from Paradise.
But if I worship Thee for Thine own sake,
Grudge me not Thine everlasting Beauty.
     Rabi’a (Islam)

The Dharma is without taint and free of defilement. He who is attached to anything, even to liberation, is not interested in the Dharma but is interested in the taint of desire. The Dharma is not an object. He who pursues [the Dharma as an] object is not interested in the Dharma but is interested in objects… The Dharma is not a secure refuge. He who enjoys [it as] a secure refuge is not interested in the Dharma but is interested in a secure refuge… The Dharma is not a society. He who seeks to associate with the Dharma is not interested in the Dharma but is interested in association.
    Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti 6 (Buddhism)



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