The Fundamental Basis for Realizing the Harmony of Heaven and Earth is Love

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1889

When establishing a relationship with the ocean, the most important aspect is to have a boat that can float well in the water. Unlike ships built by other companies, the ships of our company must hold with tradition; we must build ships that are praised as history progresses when seen from a worldwide point of view. (262-243, 1994.8.1)

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1280

This Holy Wedding Ceremony being conducted today has been the hope and ideal of God. It is the Holy Wedding Ceremony that God had planned for Adam and Eve after they fully matured. It existed in His heart as the ideal of creation, and so, conducting this ceremony is truly a historic event. You must realize that this is the first time such a ceremony has been held since the time of creation. (9-83, 1960.4.16)

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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 1. The Meaning of the Characters for Cheon (天) and Bu-mo (父母)

    If we analyze the Chinese character for cheon (天), meaning heaven, it consists of the character for two (二) and the character for person (人). The character for in (仁), meaning virtue, also includes the characters for two (二) and for person (人). Two people. But what kind of people are they? They are people in whom heaven and earth can become completely one, both vertically and horizontally, by virtue of their perfect love. The fundamental basis for realizing the harmony of heaven and earth is love. It begins from love. (186-60, 1989.1.29) Continue reading “The Fundamental Basis for Realizing the Harmony of Heaven and Earth is Love”

There Is No Need to Worry About What to Eat

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2 Kings 8

While Gehazi was telling him that Elisha had brought a dead boy back to life, the woman and her son arrived.

“Here’s the boy, Your Majesty,” Gehazi said. “And this is his mother.”

Lamentations 1

19 I called out to my lovers,
    but they betrayed me.
My priests and my leaders died
while searching the city
    for scraps of food.


3. Heaven’s Delights

Teachings of Rev. Sun Myung Moon

What is it like to live in the other world? There is no need to worry about what to eat, where to live or what to wear. Anything is possible just by thinking about it or wishing it. People eat in the spirit world. They can feel the pulse in the veins. Although theirs is a spiritual body, they can feel it just the same as the pulse in a physical body.
    Whatever you want to eat, it immediately appears. Make a list of the foods you would like to enjoy, and they will be set out on the table before your eyes. Where does it come from? The spirit world is active and self-organizing; it assembles the elements that are needed. What is the governing and active force that can mobilize the whole? It is not power, nor is it knowledge or money. It is love, only love.
    God is supreme, yet if you call for Him with deep and heart-felt sincerity, He immediately replies, “Yes, my child. What do you want?” If you ask, “Where are you?” God answers, “Where else could I be, other than in your heart?” God is the origin of all creation. God is in the root of heart. In heaven, if you wish, you can hold celebrations millions of times a day. In the ecstasy of love, whatever you desire is done at your command. (194:42, October 15, 1989)
Dogs can follow their masters to the heavenly realms. Pets and beloved articles can accompany their owners wherever they go. (78:337, June 10, 1975)
Are there automobile factories in the other world? Here on earth, people are proud of their Mercedes Benzes. Will you brag about your car in the spirit world? Cars are not necessary over there…
    By the power of your imagination alone, you can have anything you want. If you wish for a car encrusted with diamonds, it will appear. Yet why would you need a car? Even without a car, you can travel billions of light years in an instant. As long as you have the heart of true love, that is enough. (207:94-95, November 1, 1990)
When God created this vast universe, there were neither cars nor food. Yet, just as the Creator God made all kinds of things to realize the ideal of true love, we too, centering on love, can create by exercising our original innate powers and abilities.
    Centering on love, when you think of something in your mind, whatever you name will appear before your eyes. You can gather millions of people for a banquet and request particular dishes, and they will appear on the table. If you want to wear a golden formal gown, you can have it, too. How fantastic! After such a delicious meal, your tongue might hang out!
    What would your tongue do at that point? It wants to taste true love. It wants to reach a higher plane, jumping up and up, exclaiming, “I like it! I like it! That is enough for me. Now I want to enjoy these things with my loving spouse.” As long as you are standing within love’s sovereignty, standing as one of God’s companions, whatever you desire can be realized in a moment.
    Everything looks beautiful, everything sounds wonderful, and you feel content with everything around you. Sleeping is sound and sweet, and waking up is wonderful.
    Yet in the spirit world you do not need sleep. Even in the middle of the night, every cell of your body can dance. Each cell is like your partner; it dances accompanied by melodies whose beauty far surpasses any earthly music…
    In heaven, love connects you with everything. You breathe the air of love, eat the food of love, and wear the clothes of love. God your Parent provides you with all these, out of His true love. (217:293, June 2, 1991)
Do you think that people urinate in the spirit world? I am telling you that we do; when you get there you will see for yourself. What about defecating? Yes, we do, but afterwards the waste immediately returns to its elements. [There are 107 known elements in the universe.] Hence, it is not necessary to clean it up. With a mind of love, all you do is make a motion with your hand and all the waste returns to its origin. (212:30, January 1, 1991)

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Cheon Seong Gyeong 194

There have been many religions, but
what has been their mission? Their mis-
sion is to find one particular person.
Many religions talk about attaining sal-
vation and other such matters, but they
are seeking to find the one person able to
rise to the highest point in the world, the
one person who has even gone beyond
that point. They want to bring this per-
son into existence. In this way, the cen-
ter of all religions is one specific per-
son; he is the Messiah. In other words,
all religions have been looking for one
person, and this one person, the central
being, is the Messiah, the Savior. When
the Messiah comes, he does not come to
his position immediately. He has to ful-
fill a seven-year course. The Messiah is a
man. This Messiah has to come and gain
victory over Satan by going beyond the
blood relationship of the satanic world.

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1558

The many ideologies which came
into existence up until this time failed
to keep to one unchanging direction.
The United States as well as the Soviet
Union, democracy and communism, all
focused on themselves, and have con-
tinued thus to this very day. The same
is also true of religion: the direction
taken by religion is not the one desired
by God. Whatever the time or age, the
many religious denominations failed to
keep the same course, and instead spread
out in all directions. Until now, not one
organization, leader or nation, held the
course desired by God. Therefore, from
this day on, everything from the indi-
vidual to the family, society, nation,
world, universe and cosmos, should
keep to one eternal and unchanging
direction. The ideology that embodies
this concept is head-wing thought, or
Godism. (203-27, 1990.6.14)


3. Heaven’s Delights

He who enters paradise will be in affluent cir-
cumstances and will not be destitute, his cloth-
ing will not wear out and his youth will not pass
     Hadith of Muslim (Islam)

The Pure Land (Sukhavati) is fragrant with
many sweet-smelling odors, rich in manifold
flowers and fruits, adorned with jewel trees,
and frequented by flocks of various birds with
sweet voices, which have been produced by the
miraculous power of the Tathagata. The jewel
trees have various colors, many colors, many
hundreds of thousands of colors. They are com-
posed of varying combinations of the seven pre-
cious things: gold, silver, beryl, crystal, coral,
red pearls, and emerald… Their roots, trunks,
branches, leaves, flowers, and fruits are pleasant
to touch, and fragrant. And when these trees
are moved by the wind, a sweet and delightful
sound proceeds from them, which one never
tires of hearing…
     Many kinds of rivers flow along in this Pure
Land… whose banks are lined with variously
scented jewel trees, and from them hang
bunches of flowers, leaves, and branches of all
kinds. When beings wish to indulge in sports full
of heavenly delights on those riverbanks, then
as they step into the water, the water rises as
high as they wish it to—up to the ankles, or to
the knees, or to the hips, or to their sides, or to
their ears. If beings wish the water to be cold, for
them it becomes cold; if they wish it to be hot,
for them it becomes hot; if they wish it to be hot
and cold, for them it becomes hot and cold, to
suit their pleasure.
     Those rivers flow along, full of water scented
with the best perfumes, covered with lilies, lotus,
and all manner of beautiful flowers, resounding
with the sounds of peacocks, sparrows, parrots,
ducks, geese, herons, cranes, swans, and others,
with small islands inhabited by flocks of birds,
easy to ford, free from mud, and with golden
sand on the bottom. And all the wishes those
beings may think of, they will be fulfilled, as long
as they are rightful.
    Larger Sukhavativyuha Sutra 15-18 (Buddhism)

The Messenger of God said, “While I was at
Mecca, the roof of my house opened and Gabriel
entered. He opened my chest, washed me with
the water of Zamzam, brought a golden basin
full of faith and wisdom and emptied all of it
into my chest. After that he closed it, took me
by the hand and raised me towards the lowest
    “When I arrived at the lowest heaven,
Gabriel said to the doorkeeper, ‘Open.’ ‘Who
is there?’ he asked. ‘Gabriel,’ the angel replied.
‘Is there anyone with you?’ responded the
doorkeeper. ‘Yes,’ replied Gabriel, ‘Muhammad
is with me.’ ‘Has he been commanded?’ added
the doorkeeper. ‘Yes,’ said the angel.
    “When the doorkeeper had opened to
us, we rose up within the lowest heaven, and
suddenly we saw a man sitting, having some
spirits on his right and others on his left. Every
time he looked to the right he smiled, but as
soon as he looked to the left he wept. He said,
‘Welcome virtuous prophet and virtuous son.’
‘Who is this?’ I asked Gabriel. ‘This man,’ he
replied, ‘is Adam, and those spirits on the right
are destined to Paradise, while the spirits on his
left are destined to hell. That is why, when he
looks to the right, he smiles, and when he looks
to the left, he weeps.’
    “Then Gabriel raised me up to the second
heaven and said to the doorkeeper, ‘Open.’
He asked the same questions as the first, and
then opened to us.” The Prophet found in the
various heavens Adam, Idris, Moses, Jesus, and
    “Then the angel raised me until he brought
me to a height where I heard the beating of
wings… Then Gabriel led me away and brought
me to the Lote-Tree of the Boundary, which is
covered with unspeakably beautiful colors. Next
I entered Paradise. There are domes of pearls,
and the sun there is made of musk.” 20
Hadith of Bukhari (Islam)

For all there is heaven; earth is heaven, and sea
heaven; and animal and plant and man; all is
the heavenly content of that heaven: And the
gods in it, despising neither men nor anything
else that is there where all is of the heavenly
order, traverse all that country and all space in
    To “live at ease” is there; and, to these divine
beings, verity is mother and nurse, existence
and sustenance; all that is not of process but
of authentic being they see, and themselves in
all: For all is transparent, nothing dark, nothing
resistant; every being is lucid to every other, in
breadth and depth; light runs through light.
And each of them contains all within itself, and
at the same time sees all in every other, so that
everywhere there is all, and all is all and each
all, and infinite the glory. Each of them is great;
the small is great; the sun, there, is all the stars;
and every star, again, is all the stars and sun.
While some one manner of being is dominant in
each, all are mirrored in every other.
    Plotinus, Enneads 5.8.3 (Hellenism)

Then they went out upon the narrow road and
had not gone far when a brilliant light appeared.
It was then that they smelled the fragrant odors
of the flowers along the road. Delicious looking
fruits were growing on the wayside, and every
kind of bird flew in the air above them. The
most marvelous and beautiful things were on
every hand. All these things were on the heaven
road. Eniaiehuk.
    They continued on their journey, and after
a short time they came to a halt. Then spoke the
messengers, “This place is called The Spring, and
it is a place for rest.” Then behold, he saw the
spring and he thought that he had never seen so
beautiful and clear a fount of water. Then said
the four, “This is a place of refreshment.” One
of the four drew a bottle from his bosom, so it
seemed and it was, and dipped it in the spring.
Then he said, “You must partake first,” and so
he took it, but when he looked at it he thought
it was not enough. So he said, “I think that this
is not sufficient.” When he had said this, the
messengers looked at one another and smiled,
and one said, “Truly it is enough. If it lacks,
there is still the spring and the vessel may be
refilled.” So all took and drank, and all the drink
that all wished was in the bottle… Eniaiehuk.
    They proceeded on their journey, and had
gone but a short way when they saw someone
coming toward them, and it was not long before
they met. He saw it was a dog, and when they
met, the dog began to wag its tail and sprang
upon him. Then he recognized the animal as
his own dog, appearing just as it had when he
had decorated it for the sacrifice in the New
Year’s ceremony. Then said the four, “This thing
attests to the value of our thank-offering to the
Creator.” So they said. Eniaiehuk.
    They took up their journey again, and in a
short time came to a halt. In the distance before
them a man appeared to be coming, and soon
he came nearer. Then he saw that the man was
guiding two others, one on either side. As he
looked, he saw that one was the daughter of
Gaiant’waka, and it appeared that she was a
large child. With her was Ganio’dai’io’, his own
son, an infant. The son and the daughter greeted
one another. One could see that they were not
strangers, for they were friendly. Moreover a
fourth person was leading them all. Eniaiehuk.
    Now that person spoke and said, “I brought
them with me to testify to the truth that those
of the lower world when they pass away come
The Code of Handsome Lake 112-116
(Native American Religion)

The inhabitants of paradise will eat and drink
in it, but they will not spit or pass water or void
excrement, or suffer from catarrh.
Hadith of Muslim (Islam)

The Kingdom of Heaven Is an Extension of Family Life

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Numbers 34

16 The Lord said to Moses, 17 “Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of Nun will divide the land for the Israelites. 18 One leader from each tribe will help them, 19-28 and here is the list of their names:

Caleb son of Jephunneh
    from Judah,
Shemuel son of Ammihud
    from Simeon,
Elidad son of Chislon
    from Benjamin,
Bukki son of Jogli
    from Dan,
Hanniel son of Ephod
    from Manasseh,
Kemuel son of Shiphtan
    from Ephraim,
Elizaphan son of Parnach
    from Zebulun,
Paltiel son of Azzan
    from Issachar,
Ahihud son of Shelomi
    from Asher,
and Pedahel son of Ammihud
    from Naphtali.”

29 These are the men the Lord commanded to help Eleazar and Joshua divide the land for the Israelites.

Jeremiah 25

The Lord has sent prophets to you time after time, but you refused to listen. They told you that the Lord had said:

Change your ways! If you stop doing evil, I will let you stay forever in this land that I gave your ancestors. I don’t want to harm you. So don’t make me angry by worshiping idols and other gods.


2. Fellowship with the Saints and Our Ancestors

Teachings of Rev. Sun Myung Moon

The Kingdom of Heaven is an extension of family life. (Way of God’s Will 1.8)
The Chinese character “heaven” (天) is written by combining two characters: the character 二means “two,” and 人 means “person.” In other words, heaven consists of two people. All beings in heaven live in mutual relationships with corresponding entities. (92:309, April 24, 1977)
In heaven you do not age, since you are in the supreme state, your mind intoxicated with love. My mother should be old by now, but when I glimpse her [in the spirit world] she looks beautiful, as she did in the prime of her life. (201:103, March 11, 1990)
What is heaven like? It is a realm centered on love. There you enjoy being loved. You enjoy receiv-ing love endlessly and never tire of it…
    Captivated by love, the sleepers awaken, the deaf hear and the dumb speak. There are no barriers to communicating with anyone, and you can continue speaking endlessly for tens of millions of years. All your cells and all your senses are activated one hundred percent. (102:160-61, December 17, 1978)
In the afterlife it is no problem to travel hundreds of millions of miles in an instant. The power of love is the speediest. If you call someone whom you are yearning to see with true love, that person will immediately appear before your eyes. It doesn’t matter that your beloved is a hundred million light-years away. As long as you have love, you can see that person any time. A mother at one end of the universe and a son is at the other end can meet each other in an instant. If you long to meet a person who lived tens of millions of years ago, he or she will appear immediately. Past and future do not exist in heaven. Only the present exists. A thousand years ago is as the present. Such is the spirit world, transcending time and space. (194:133-34, October 17, 1989)
What is the best way to greet God, returning joy and glory to Him? In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve would have greeted God best by loving each other in God’s presence. Likewise, in the spirit world, a couple stands before God wearing their wedding garments; then they embrace and make love, and in that moment they become one with God. That is the best way to greet God. (314:25, December 30, 1999)
The Kingdom of Heaven is a world of relations. Therefore, our entire family should be included. So should all members of our clan and all the people of our nation. (18:331, August 13, 1967)
If only parents were to enter heaven without their children accompanying them, it would not be heaven. In the Kingdom of Heaven, parents enjoy the love and support of their entire family. They live together and relate with each other with God as the center.
     Thus, we cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven by ourselves. Parents and children enter heaven together. Suppose you were in heaven while your mother was in hell and screaming for help, “My child, please save me!” Would you say, “Heaven is wonderful, but Mother, you deserve to be in hell and suffer in pain”? Heaven is not such a place.
     According to God’s purpose of creation, all family members, parents and children, should dwell together in heaven. Not only your immediate family, but also your clan and your entire nation should enter there. Everyone in the world should dwell together there. (15:265, October 17, 1965)
In the spirit world you do not need formal introductions. On meeting someone, you immediately know who he or she is. That person may have lived a thousand years ago or even many millions of years ago, yet still you will recognize him or her. People believe that biblical history is 6000 years, but that number is only symbolic. When you know the spirit world, you will understand the actual length of human history. It could stretch back millions or tens of millions of years.
     You can call for an ancestor from a certain era, and he or she will appear in front of you. You recognize that person at a glance, without speaking a word. You instantly grasp all the essentials, including the manner of respect you should use when addressing him.19 Hence, you do not need formal introductions like on earth. Everyone automatically observes the hierarchical order.
     What can keep the order? By living with love. Love determines position. Therefore, unless you become a child of God, you cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven. (208:142-43, November 17, 1990)

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Cheon Seong Gyeong 1950

The completion of restoration comes
about when three people and nations
that were divided become one. This is
the Principle point of view. This kind of
theory can be applied anywhere. Where
is the Adam nation in terms of Europe?
In terms of the entire free world, it is
America. Why? Because it was born
from England. England prospered dur-
ing the age of the queen. In the sixteenth
century during Queen Elizabeth’s reign,
Book 12 • The Pacific Rim Providence 1950
England built maritime cities and began
to control the oceans of the world, lead-
ing to the colonization of America.
How did Great Britain gain control
over the oceanic rights of the world?
Britain, an oceanic nation, was the Eve
nation. Since it was a female nation and
an island nation, it opened up and con-
trolled the oceans of the world. That is
how it made America its colony. Ameri-
ca is like a son to Britain, so Eve should
be the one to give birth to an ideal hus-
band. Otherwise, an ideal husband can-
not be born. (119-241, 1982.9.13)

Cheong Seong Gyeong 917

The firstborn son of the eldest son
must drive his roots deep. No one can
uproot it. The grandfather cannot do so,
nor can the uncle. That is why when you
perform ancestral rites, you first have the
eldest son stand at the head even before
his uncle, cousin, third-cousin and even
his great-uncle. Did you know that? The
eldest son is set at the front, thus, we can
see that the Korean race was one which
attached great importance to the first
son’s position by virtue of its tradition-
al cultural background that reveres its
ancestors. Did the lowly people live with
the nobility? Did they carelessly mingle
with each other? No. It was said that the
nobility would not even light a fire made
with husks of rice, even if they were to
freeze to death. That is amazing. (197-340,


2. Fellowship with the Saints and Our Ancestors

Where men of goodwill and good deeds rejoice,
Their bodies now made free from all disease,
Their limbs made whole from lameness or
In that heaven may we behold our parents and
our sons!
     Atharva Veda 6.120.3 (Hinduism)

All who obey God and the Apostle are in the
company of those on whom is the grace of
God—of the Prophets who teach, the sincere
lovers of Truth, the witnesses [martyrs] who tes-
tify, and the righteous who do good: Ah! what a
beautiful fellowship!
   Qur’an 4.69

You have come to Mount Zion and to the city
of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and
to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to
the assembly of the first-born who are enrolled
in heaven, and to a judge who is God of all, and
to the spirits of just men made perfect, and to
Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant.
   Hebrews 12.22-24

When you die, you will be again with those you
love who have gone before you. Again you will
be young and strong, though you might have
been old and feeble on the day you died. In
the spirit land the corn will grow and all will
be happy, whether they were good or bad when
they were alive. So death is not something to be
afraid of.
   Yuma Tradition (Native American Religions)

And those Foremost [in faith] will be Foremost
   [in the hereafter].
These will be those nearest to God;
In Gardens of Bliss;
A number of people from those of old,
and a few from those of later times.
They will be on thrones encrusted, reclining on
   them, facing each other.
Round about them will serve youths of per-
   petual freshness,
with goblets, shining beakers, and cups filled
   out of clear-flowing fountains;
No after-ache will they receive therefrom, nor
   will they suffer intoxication;
And with fruits, any that they may select,
And the flesh of fowls, any that they may
And there will be companions with beautiful,
   big and lustrous eyes,
Like unto pearls well-guarded:
A reward for the deeds of their past life.
   Qur’an 56.10-25

For [the ancestors] Soma is purified,
some accept the molten butter;
to the company of those, for
whom the honey flows, let him go!

To the company of those who
are invincible by spiritual discipline (tapas),
and through spiritual discipline have gone to
to men of great spiritual fire, let him go!

To the company of those who
fight contested battles, heroes
who cast away their lives, to those who
made a thousand gifts, let him go!

To those ancient followers
of the Law, steadfast in the Law,
who furthered the Law, to the Fathers, Yama,
great in their spiritual fire, let him go!

To the sage-poets, the leaders
of thousands, those who protect the sun,
to the Rishis of great spiritual discipline,
born of spiritual discipline, Yama! let him go!
   Rig Veda 10.154.1-5 (Hinduism)