Vertical and Horizontal True Love Must Meet at Ninety Degrees

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1843

North America has three of the great fishing grounds in the world. These are the waters off Alaska, the waters of the Atlantic from Nobaska Point up to Canada, and the Gulf of Mexico. You do not know how abundant the marine resources in these locations are. If you really knew, you would be astonished. A vein of gold would dry up after several decades of digging, but ocean resources are eternal. They have no owner. That is why I have made a twenty-year plan and have now been investing in the marine industry for fifteen years. The people in the marine industry in America are holding demonstrations, shouting out, “Rev. Moon is a heretic!” and “Out with Rev. Moon!” They are making all kinds of noise, but it does not matter because the key point is competence. (191-73, 1989.6.24)

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1067

The man should take responsibility for all the disputes that arise in a family. He should maintain the central position of authority in the family. (21- 87, 1968.11.3)

Cheon Seong Gyeong

Selections from the Speeches of Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Book 2
True Parents
Chapter 5

The Kingdom of Heaven and True Parents

Section 4. The Kingdom of Heaven and True Love

    The coming of True Parents marks the beginning of a new love, a new culture, and the birth of an ideal history. Through True Parents there begins new life, a new family, a new nation and a new world. They also represent the beginning of the heavenly nation and of God’s love. The term True Parents represents far more than just the words themselves. You should know that many individuals, families, and nations have suffered and died in order to make a relationship with the coming age. The blood of hundreds of millions of sacrifices is crying out to you at this time.
    The Bible says that Cain accused God when he killed Abel and shed his blood. This is the only place where such a history can be set right through the liberation of resentment. The people who have gathered to inherit this mission and undergo the amazing task of restitution are the Unification Church members. If you truly come to know this, you cannot complain about your life or situation even in your dreams, even though you may die a thousand times. (67-226, 1973.6.27)

    What is God’s ideal of creation? It is to build the Kingdom of Heaven, both in heaven and on earth, through the name of the True Parents. Without the name of True Parents, there will be no Kingdom of Heaven on earth or in heaven. If you would ask today’s Christians, “Why is Jesus in paradise instead of in the Kingdom of Heaven, even though he is God’s beloved eldest son?” they would not have an answer.
    The Kingdom of Heaven in heaven and on earth is established only on the basis of True Parents’ fully perfected love. Unifying the Kingdom in the spirit world is the mission of True Parents rather than of any other. Jesus is in paradise because he was unable to become the True Parent. In the fallen world, there has not yet been anything or anyone who has received True Parents’ love, nor has there been any trace of True Parents’ appearance. Even if such a foundation emerges in the spirit world, therefore, it is of no use. The vertical and horizontal standard and formula of the Principle is firmly established. You cannot just act as you please. (131-182, 1984.5.1)

    The Kingdom of Heaven begins from the love of a man and a woman. Based on what? The original Kingdom of Heaven is where the horizontal line unites with the vertical line at the center, based on God’s love. In God’s presence, a man and a woman become the nucleus at one stroke, and their mind and body together form a circle. In this model, the mind is the vertical self, and the body is the horizontal self. This much is clear. The vertical mind is God, and the horizontal body is True Parents. They are one. Although the mind is invisible, it is nevertheless vertical. And although the body is visible, it is horizontal. It is this ninety-degree angle that people like.
    The family is an encapsulation of the whole universe. The spiritual exists within us. Each of us has a spiritual aspect, which is our mind and our heart. The visible body, however, represents the world. When these two aspects, spiritual and physical, are able to revolve in all directions based on the center, they then form an ideal person – provided that they do not leave the central point. This is simple. When the invisible mind and visible body become one based on the core of true love, this signifies the ideal man or woman, and the complete spiritual maturity of the individual.
    When and through what do your mind and body become one? They become one through true love. What kind of true love? Two kinds: vertical true love and horizontal true love, which are at ninety degrees to each other. This mind and body is the fruit, comprising the love, life and lineage received from God. It should become a unified core of vertical and horizontal true love. (217-150, 1991.5.19)

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