The Three Great Subject Partners Principle from the Viewpoint of God’s Providence
The Founder’s Address at the WCSF 2007 Grand Opening Ceremony
Yu Gwan Soon Gymnasium in Cheonan, Korea
July 4, 2007
Event and Speech
Distinguished guests from at home and abroad, athletes participating in the interreligious sports tournament:
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking part in the World Culture and Sports Festival, which is growing in stature as a genuine peace festival for all humankind.
This year, we are celebrating the Twelfth WCSF, under the theme “The Advent of the Era Beginning a New Universal Civilization of Peace.” The festival presents a model of harmony and peace to bring together the six and a half billion people of the world as one family under God.
Humankind in the Last Days
Ladies and gentlemen, please look at the world today. Can we find anyone among the current leaders of the world who is genuinely concerned with the future of humankind and who is making the sacrifices necessary to bring harmony and peace to humanity on an interreligious and international level? Human beings are like children who have lost their parents, like misdirected youths who do not recognize their teacher, like sheep who have lost their shepherd. Human beings have become spiritually blind, unable to see even an inch in front of them.
There are now some two hundred nations in the world. Yet, aren’t many of these nations engaged in fierce conflicts, directly or indirectly? Aren’t they all intent on pursuing their own interests? Even the United Nations, founded with the noble ideal of protecting the welfare and peace of humankind, has reached its limitations. Watching helplessly without a solution to the global crises of war, starvation and disease, isn’t the UN becoming an organization that exists more in name than in substance?
Thinking of ourselves as “lords of creation,” we human beings have forged our own history. Although humankind has seen terrible massacres, and suffered natural disasters, the human race has survived and continues to multiply to this day, seeking a bright and happy world—although with only a vague concept of what that might be. Why is it that the human race is still unable to escape from the mire of sin and disease?
The Three Great Subject Partners Principle
Ladies and gentlemen, on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the Peace Palace and coronation of the king and queen of peace on June 13, 2006, I proclaimed the basic duties and mission—based on the heavenly way—that all citizens of the kingdom of God, Cheon Il Guk, should understand and fulfill. I did so in order to fulfill God’s call to me to bring humankind to live as one global family in a sacred reign of peace under God, by overcoming the tragic reality humankind is facing. Today, I would like to address you on the theme “The Three Great Subject Partners Principle from the Viewpoint of God’s Providence.” This message is Heaven’s blessing that serves as an important teaching in guiding humanity’s future. Please open your heart and listen to these words so that you may be ready for your eternal life.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is important to know that God endowed human beings with the Three Great Subject Partners Principle at the Creation.
The first great subject partner you are to become is a true parent. God created us as His children. We were to become true children by perfecting our individual character after going through an autonomous period of spiritual growth based on the principles God established. We were then to become true couples, have our own children and attain the position of true parents. In this way, we were to perfect ourselves by practicing and embodying the true love that God bestowed on us when He created us.
In reality however, moral values in our world today are deteriorating rapidly. The moral laws governing the relationship between parents and children have been rejected. Fidelity between couples is being discarded as an old-fashioned idea of previous generations, and brotherly love between siblings has become rare and buried in the swamp of self-centered individualism. For these reasons, the most important thing to do is establish true families based on true love. This means we must build families in which three generations live together in true love with true parents at the center.
The second great subject partner you are to become is a true teacher. Although the world is full of evil influences, one way or another, a person enters relationships in life where either he or she is in a position to teach or in a position to learn. Our first teachers are our parents.
They should be our first and greatest teachers. As true teachers, it is the parents’ primary responsibility to raise true children.
Children who are brought up by true parents through a true and good family education easily progress into their school education. This is the next stage. School provides an institutionalized education, but even within that framework teachers have the responsibility—with the heart of true parents—to guide and educate them to become true children. By this I mean that horizontal, academic education must be carried out on the foundation of vertical, character education. Therefore a teacher must first possess the heart of a true parent.
The third great subject partner you are to become is a true owner. God created the universe and is the true owner and lord of all creation. God’s creation is the fruit of His complete investment, carried out based on absolute faith, absolute love and absolute obedience. From this example, we can gain the wisdom that enables us to become a true owner. The secret is to invest true love on the basis of that absolute standard. The prerequisite of becoming a true owner is to possess the heart of a true parent.
The organic relationship within the Three Great Subject Partners Principle
The Three Great Subject Partners Principle expresses an organic relationship that is mutual, absolute and indivisible. This is because a true parent, true teacher or true owner can stand in the position of either a subject partner or an object partner in relation to the other two.
In other words, once you attain the position of a true parent, the positions of a true teacher and true owner emerge. Once you reach the position of a true teacher, the positions of true parent and true owner are included. When you attain the position of a true owner, you will immediately become a true parent and true teacher as well.
From the outset, human beings were born to inherit and embody God’s complete Three Great Subject Partners Principle. To become a person of character, perfecting the Three Great Subject Partners Principle, we must become like God Himself. We must have a heart that is like God’s and love other people and all creation on the basis of His absolute standard, just as He does. In other words, we must attain a state of loving unity with God, wherein we can love the creation. At that point, the true parent, the true teacher and the true owner all converge.
The world operates through the harmony of various systems and relationships. In this complex and varied world, the principle of becoming a true owner naturally applies to the relationships between people; but it also applies to the relationship between human beings and the creation. The question is what kind of person can be called a true owner. Someone who lives for others, caring for and sacrificing to serve others—in other words, a person who practices true love in daily life—can be called a true owner. Only someone who cares for all things in the creation with true love, protecting and nurturing them, can become a
true owner of all creation.
In light of this, it is not your position or status that makes you a true owner. It is determined by your character and capacity to love. The president of a company who loves and cares for all his employees with a parental heart is the true owner of that company. Only the president of nation who loves its citizens like a parent who caringly raises his or her children, and who shares the sorrows and joys of life with them, can become the true owner of that nation.
Our conscience as a true parent, true teacher and true owner
Ladies and gentlemen, God’s creation is truly mysterious and profound. God created us as His children and to be the lords of creation. To this end, He gave each of us the highest and greatest gift—a conscience. This special gift of a conscience is given to us as a compass to guide us through life in this earthly world. We can say that our lifespan may be one hundred years. Regardless of who we are, from the moment of our birth to the moment we die we cannot escape the influence of our conscience.
The most elevated function of the conscience is its role as our true parent, true teacher and true owner. In other words, our conscience acts as a true parent, true teacher and true owner on behalf of God, guiding our lives and educating us from the time we are born. Our conscience functions as a guide, keeping watch over our every action at every moment.
It is aware of our every word, thought and deed even before our parents, our teachers or God are. God infused into the conscience the fundamental function of guiding and supervising our lives.
Yet the conscience, which should be clear as crystal, has been clouded due to the Fall and is now unable to fully manifest its original function amid all manner of sin and spiritual sickness. That is why you must become people who can listen to the voice of your conscience, and cry out to be liberated even one day sooner and given innermost freedom from this evil world that is under Satan’s dominion.
However, there is no way for fallen people to restore the original function of the conscience by their own power. This is because they have not established a direct vertical relationship with God. The six and a half billion people in the world today are all off at a tangent, each and every one living under the illusion of being genuine and the best in his or her field. However, no one will be able to find the path to salvation until someone reaches the absolute standard of a direct ninety-degree-angle relationship with God.
Beloved leaders from around the world, there is one person, the first and probably the last to hold such a position in history, who holds the keys to free humankind from Satan’s bondage and to lead them to heaven. That person is the one standing before you today.
I never wished for nor sought this position, but I was anointed by God and placed in the position of the Savior, Messiah, returning Lord and the True Parent of humankind. It is a position that is absolutely free from the influence of Satan’s realm. It is indeed I, Reverend Moon, who have been charged by God with practicing and demonstrating first hand a life based on the truth and on submission to the conscience. The path of a true parent, true teacher and true owner I am walking will allow the people of the world, who are going six and a half billion separate ways, to be reconnected to God at a ninety-degree angle. The absolute, good spirits in the spirit world, who number more than 300 billion, are testifying in unison to this fact. The founders of the great religions, principally Jesus, as well as great philosophers and thinkers, and even some communist leaders, are shedding tears of gratitude for this amazing truth.
The value of the cross-cultural marriage blessing
Ladies and gentlemen, even the people in the spirit world have no way to be saved without receiving the grace of the blessing from the True Parents.
The time has come for humankind to fulfill the heavenly decree of creating one family under God through the international and cross-cultural blessing. As the True Parent, my teachings are for you to receive now. What way is there to create the kingdom of heaven on earth and in heaven other than by becoming one family under God? What other way is there to create the ideal world that God envisioned at the time of the Creation, the world in which all people are united beyond the boundaries of race, culture, religion and nation, and where war and conflict do not exist?
Without your being aware of it, the True Parents have proclaimed the opening of the era after the coming of heaven, which will allow humanity to be liberated. Even God will be liberated and His heart set completely free. The True Parents are now taking this revolutionary truth that we must all become true parents, true teachers and true owners to all the corners of the world.
Ladies and gentlemen, the fundamental spirit of the World Culture and Sports Festival 2007 is one of fulfilling the sacred task of bringing all people together as one family. Please remember that we, as people of religion, culture and athletic prowess, have the mission to come together as one and bring the era beginning a new universal civilization of peace into fruition. Religious people, in particular, must become the leaders of this sacred revolution of true love. I have already completed all the necessary preparations for this.
With a view to building the ideal kingdom of heaven that is God’s desire, I am promoting the world’s grandest project, which is to build a tunnel under the Bering Strait. It will be part of the creation of the International Highway of Peace that is to connect all oceans and continents and allow people to travel at full speed around the globe.
The United Nations, which began with the noble ideal of realizing world peace, is now only a shadow of what it was meant to be. Unable to turn away from this sad reality I am promoting the renewal of the UN. In support of these efforts, I have founded the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) as the new “Peace UN,” or “Abel-type UN,” with the belief that we must pour new wine into fresh wine skins. UPF will guide humanity in the era for the beginning of a new and universal civilization of peace. It is already active in more than 120 nations.
All you have to do now is trust in and follow the True Parents. With your conscience as your compass, attain the status of a true parent, true teacher and true owner. Manifest true love in your daily life, thus ensuring your eternal life in heaven. Heavenly fortune will speed you on your path, and your good ancestors who have received the Marriage Blessing will actively assist you in your activities. Have courage, and strive to go forward!
I pray that you may all attain the true family ideal so that you can say three cheers for the advent of the era of the kingdom of peace under the sacred reign of peace, based on the Three Great Subject Partners Principle.
Thank you very much.
아래 내용은 2007년 7월4일 세계문화체육대전 행사 때, 천안 유관순체육관에서
참아버님이 하신 말씀 “섭리적 관점에서 본 삼대 주체사상” 를 요약한 것입니다.
여러분, 오늘의 세상을 관찰해보십시오. 세계 어디에서 진정 인류의 장래를 염려하고, 초종교 초국가적 차원에서 인류의 화합과 평화를 위해 살신성인하는 지도자를 찾을 수 있습니까? 인류는 지금 부모를 잃은 고아요, 스승을 몰라보는 불량아요, 주인을 잃은 종의 신세가 되어 한 치 앞도 내다보지 못하는 청맹과니로 전락하고 있습니다.
여러분 인류가 직면한 이 비극적 현상을 타파하고 하나님 아래 태평성대의 인류한가족의 소명을 완수하기 위해 본인은 지난 2006년 6월 13일 평화의 왕 입궁대관식을 위해 천일국 시민이라면 누구나 알고 실천궁행할 천도적 차원의 기본의무와 사명을 선포한 바 있습니다.
더불어 오늘은 `섭리적 관점에서 본 삼대 주체사상`에 대한 내용의 말씀을 전해주고자 합니다.
인류의 미래를 인도한 중요한 가르침으로 주신 하늘의 축복입니다.
여러분, 인간에게는 태초에 하나님께서 창조하실 때 부여하신 삼대기본 주체사상이 있다는 것을 알아야합니다. 그 첫째는 참된 부모가 되어야 하는 사상입니다. 하나님께서는 인간을 당신의 자녀로 창조하셨습니다. 따라서 인간은 하나님으로부터 이어받은 원리적 자율 성장권을 거쳐 스스로 인격완성을 하여 참된 자녀의 위상을 확보하고, 참된 부부를 이루어 자녀를 번식시킴으로 말미암아 참된 부모의 위치에까지 나아가게 되어있었던 것입니다. 창조와 더불어 부여받은 참사랑을 실천궁행하여 인간완성을 이루어야 한다는 뜻입니다.
그러나 오늘의 세계는 인륜도덕이 걷잡을 수 없이 무너져 가고 있습니다. 부모와 자식 사이의 천륜이 바닥을 치고, 부부간의 정절은 이미 구세대의 산물로 버림을 받고 있으며, 형제간의 우애도 이제는 이기적 개인주의의 늪에 묻혀 찾아보기 힘든 세상이 되어가고 있습니다. 따라서 인간은 무엇보다도 먼저 참사랑을 바탕으로 한 참된 가정을 세워야 합니다. 참된 부모를 중심삼고 삼대권을 이루어 참사랑으로 한데 어우러져 사는 가정을 완성해야 한다는 뜻입니다.
두 번째는 참된 스승이 되어야 하는 사상입니다. 비록 사탄의 영향권에서 벗어나지 못하고 있는 오늘의 세계지만 인간은 일생을 살아가면서 어떤 형태로든 가르치는 자와 배우는 자의 관계 속에서 살아가게 됩니다. 먼저는 가정에서 부모를 통해 배우게 됩니다. 스승중의 최초, 최고의 스승은 여러분의 부모입니다. 참된 스승의 자리에서 참된 자녀를 키워내야 하는 첫 번째 책임이 부모에게 있다는 말입니다.
이렇게 참된 부모로부터 참되고 선한 가정교육을 받고 성장한 자녀는 자동적으로 학교교육으로 연결됩니다. 학교교육은 한 단계 발전한 제도권 내에서의 교육입니다. 그러나 학교라는 테두리 속에서도 스승은 참된 부모의 심정을 갖고 모든 학생을 참된 자녀로 기르고 교육해야하는 책임이 있습니다. 횡적인 학문교육도 종적인 인성교육의 바탕 위에서 전개되어야 한다는 뜻입니다. 따라서 스승은 먼저 참된 부모의 심정을 소유한 스승이 되어야 합니다.
세 번째는 참된 주인이 되어야 하는 사상입니다. 원래 만유의 참된 주인은 우주를 창조하신 하나님이십니다. 그런데 하나님의 창조는 절대신앙, 절대사랑, 절대복종의 기준에서 달성하신 완전투입의 결실입니다. 여기에서 우리는 참된 주인이 되는 지혜를 배우게 됩니다. 참사랑을 절대기준에서 투입하는 비결 말입니다. 이처럼 참된 주인이 되는 전제조건도 참부모의 심정을 소유하는 것입니다.
그런데 이 삼대주체사상은 상호 절대 불가분의 유기적 관계를 가지고 있습니다. 참부모, 참스승, 참주인 모두가 주체적 자리에 설 수도 있고 대상적 자리에도 설 수 있기 때문입니다. 다시 말해서 참부모의 위치만 확보해도 거기에는 참스승, 참주인의 자리가 생겨나고, 참스승의 자리에만 나아가도 그곳에는 참부모, 참주인이 함께하고, 참주인의 위치만 확보해도 여러분은 참부모, 참스승을 만나게 된다는 뜻입니다. 인간은 원래 하나님의 완전한 삼대 주체사상을 상속받아 태어났기 때문입니다.
여러분이 이런 삼대 주체사상을 완성한 인격자가 되려면 하나님 같이 되어야 합니다. 하나님 같은 마음을 가져야 되며 하나님께서 만유를 사랑하시는 것과 같은 절대적 기준에서 인간을 사랑하고 만물을 사랑할 줄 아는 신인애일체의 경지까지 나아가야 된다는 것입니다. 그런 경지에서는 참부모, 참스승, 참주인이 모두 한 자리에서 만나는 것입니다.
세상은 각양각색의 조직체와 관계들의 조화 속에서 운행되고 있습니다. 복잡하고 다양한 이 세상에서 참된 주인이 되어야 한다는 사상은 인간과 인간의 관계는 물론 인간과 만물의 관계에서도 적용되는 사상입니다. 문제는 어떤 사람을 두고 참된 주인이라고 부를 수 있느냐는 것입니다. 보다 남을 위해 배려하고 헌신 봉사하는 “위하는 삶,” 즉 참사랑의 삶을 실천궁행하는 사람이 참된 주인이 되는 것입니다. 참된 사랑을 갖고 만물을 사랑하고 보호 육성하는 사람이 만물에 대해서도 참된 주인이 되는 것입니다.
이처럼 참된 주인은 그 지위나 위치가 만들어주는 것이 아니고 그 사람의 인격과 사랑에 있습니다. 부모의 심정으로 모든 직원들을 사랑하고 배려하는 사장은 그 회사의 참주인이 되는 것이요, 부모가 자식을 기르고 아끼듯이 백성을 사랑하고 백성과 함께 동고동락할 수 있는 대통령이라야 그 나라의 참된 주인이 될 것입니다.
여러분은 이제 참부모를 믿고 따르기만 하면 됩니다. 양심의 나침반을 따라 참부모, 참스승, 참주인의 위상을 확보하고 영생을 보장하는 참사랑의 삶을 실천궁행하십시오. 여러분의 장도에 천운이 함께하실 것이며, 여러분의 축복받은 선한 조상들도 여러분의 활동에 적극 협력하게 될 것입니다. 용기를 갖고 전진적 발전을 촉진하십시오.
여러분 모두 3대 주체사상에 의한 태평성대 평화왕국시대 도래에 억만세를 부를 수 있는 참가정 이상을 완성하기를 축원합니다.