Cosmic Blessing Ceremony
Sun Myung Moon
October 14, 2009
Sun Moon University, Asan, Korea
10.14 True Parents’ Cosmic Blessing Ceremony achieved a great success, and Blessed Central Families were given the immeasurable grace to enter into a new phase. At this blessing ceremony, the couple of Mrs. Geun Ryung Park, the second daughter of former president Jeong Hee Park; the chairman of the board of trustees of the Educational Foundation, and Mr. Dong Wook Shin, a professor of Baekseok Culture University, received the blessing and gave a bouquet to True Parents. Also, Mr. Shin Myung Park, the elder son of In Jin Nim, received the blessing and the couple gave a commemorative gift to True Parents as the representative of new couples and blessed families. In particular, Shin Myung Nim’s blessing symbolizes the expansion of the grace of the blessing into America, the Elder Son Nation, and the western world.
True Parents Offered Special Sincere Devotion at East Garden
True Parents have offered sincere devotion for the 10.14 Blessing in America, the Elder Son Nation, without sleeping and resting from October 7 to 11. In particular, they had Hoon Dok Hae for 9 hours 9 minutes on October 10. Originally, participants had to finish attending the Original Divine Principle workshop before the blessing. However, that standard was not achieved yet, so it was necessary for us to overcome the number 9, which was taken by Satan. True Parents tried to cleanse our debts through these conditions.
Also, they made church leaders around America come to a leaders’ meeting from 8:20 pm to 11:40 pm on October 10.
On October 11 and 12, they read Peace Messages 16 and 17, and explained the details of the messages. Father said, “These words are necessary for us to live centering on God’s constitution. It is like the blueprint with which we can make a house.”
10.14 True Parents’ Cosmic Blessing Ceremony
“10.14 True Parents’ Cosmic Blessing Ceremony” was magnificently held at the open space in front of the main building of Sun Moon University in Asan, Chung-nam, Korea with True Parents as the officiators on October 14, which is the commemorative day of True Father’s liberation from the Hungnam Prison. About 25,000 participants gathered there as the representatives of Korea and the world. For the participants who could not come there, the ceremony was simultaneously broadcast to 192 nations through a satellite and the internet. All participants newly pledged to become the ideal couples of the blessed families.
At the Blessing Address, Rev. Hyung Jin Moon, Unification Church International President, mentioned the value of the blessing as follows:
“True Parents experienced 7 deaths as a vicarious sacrifice bearing the sins of the individual, family, tribe, people, nation, world, and cosmos. They went down to the bottom of hell and sacrificed their holy souls. They suffered the 7 deaths on behalf of us so that we, our children, and our families could be liberated spiritually and physically and live eternally. They resurrected 7 times from death by the power of true love. They showed us God’s true love which has the power to overcome any kind of evil and even death.
Jesus established the theology of horizontal true love by saying, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends,” (John 15:13) whereas True Parents established the theology of vertical true love by, with a parental heart, saving everyone as their children. For the ceremony today, True Parents, in front of you, have walked the way of death to keep the altar for heaven, so the blessing you will receive from True Parents today is most precious and valuable, and cannot be replaced with anything.”
In the invocation of the blessing, Father prayed with tears,
“For thousands of years, You have had lonely heart, but today, at this place in Korea, You can embrace tens of thousands of blessed children to Your heart’s content with lofty and deep mind. … The blessed families in heaven and on earth were, centering on true love, allowed to receive the blessing again as a husband and a wife and inherit the lineage of true love by God’s love and True Parents’ love. Hundreds of billions of spirits in the spirit world are seeing the history of the blessings which elder brothers and sisters received, and gazing at this place. Also, many blessed brothers and sisters on earth are gazing at this place. Please see these blessed people, and appease Your lonely heart for a long time. Please open Your closed heart with pleasure because now I bless tens of thousands of Your sons and daughters who were found as the flowers of lofty, deep, and wide true love. I sincerely ask You to bless this joyful day of 10.14, through which You can overcome the sorrowfulness of Adam’s family lost in the Garden of Eden by the Fall.”
True Parents Gave Their Whole Victory to Us
On October 15, 2009, 11:00 am, the next day of the historical “10.14 True Parents’ Cosmic Blessing,” the “Luncheon Party for Celebrating 10,14 True Parents’ Cosmic Blessing and 2009 Wongu Peace Cup” was held at the banquet hall and the chapel of Cheon Jeong Gung with True Parents and the True Family. Father gave his words for 6 hours.
The booklet “Owner of Peace, Owner of Lineage” was handed out, and Father read it. Mother continued reading after Father, and then Wonju McDevitt read it.
After Hoon Dok Hae, Father called Dr. Chang Shik Yang, Archbishop Ki Hoon Kim, Rev. Chung Hwang Kwak, Dr. Jun Ho Seuk, and Rev. Sun Jo Hwang to the front, as the leaders for establishing Cheon Il Guk substantially. Father let them, in turn, offer the “Prayer for proclaiming the decision to inherit God’s full power and totality.” Finally, Rev. Hwang closed the prayer by saying, “Aju.”
It is highly important that Father decided 5 “leaders for establishing Cheon Il Guk substantially,” and made them offer the “Prayer for proclaiming the decision to inherit God’s full power and totality.”
In Order To Inherit and Expand True Parents’ Victory
Through 10.14 True Parents’ Cosmic Blessing, we entered into the Age of Re-creation in earnest. We, blessed central families, are exactly the owners of re-creation.
Our attitude for inheriting True Parents’ victory
“You should have the true pride that, ‘God is my God.’ You need to think, ‘God is Father’s God, but also God is my God.’ In a sense, you need to think, “If I advance to God more than Father, I can make God the God who is close to me more than to Father.’ Even though a branch was bent, you need to make it straight from now.
God wants you to inherit my victory and also inherit heaven in heaven and on earth, whereas I want you to be straighter than I am. When you love God more than I love, I will never say, ‘Hey, don’t do that.’ I will give way to you, saying, ‘Go before me! Go faster than me!’
I would like to give you everything. Be more serious than God is. Be more serious than I am. Then, you will receive everything. If you are more serious than God, you can possess everything God has. You can get it all at once. It is not just a story. It depends on what you do.
The only thing you need to do in order to inherit everything is to be more serious than God and I. Only through the way to live for the sake of heaven and earth, God, and God’s will, you can get everything.
I became a locomotive, so you can follow me as coaches. You need to follow the direction to which I go. When I go up, you should go up. It is not good to say, ‘I don’t go up.’ When I go down, you cannot say, ‘I don’t go down.’ Then, some day, we will be able to take a rest at the end of our journey. Therefore, we have to march forward now.
A locomotive loads nothing and chugs along making a fire. It loads nothing, but moves the whole. The locomotive moves everything, but loads nothing itself. When you go far away on a trip, do you usually think, ‘I came here because of a locomotive’? No, you usually think of the coach you rode.
However, fundamentally, a locomotive moved everything. It is not a coach to move the whole. The locomotive and coaches are one, sharing a common destiny. It is one community. We love the whole because it is united. The person who loves a hand sees the hand thinking, “Oh! A hand is beautiful.” And, the person sees the whole in the same way.
When Father chugs away, coaches should follow him. How wonderful it is if you and Father can welcome the day of inheriting the cosmos together! I want all of you to become such inheritors.”
(From “Hoon Gyo Gyeong” — “Inheritors”)
Educational Materials True Parents Left for Us
True Parents said during the period of sincere devotion for 10.14 Blessing, “I left 8 books as educational materials, so it is important to read and practice them.”
“I said that Pyung Hwa Shin Gyeong (Peace Messages) was an educational material for Hoon Dok Hae. It is an educational material for Family Hoon Dok Hae. It is the original for Kyo Jeong Dang (emotionally educating party). … Pyung Hwa Shin Gyeong is the charter of the Peace UN. It is the original and blueprint of the ideal. Can we ignore it? Everything is unified in it. … Did you become God’s sons and daughters? You didn’t yet, so you need to have educational materials. If you don’t have educational materials, what will you do after I go to the spirit world? If there is no material to teach the heavenly constitution and the law of life, you cannot become a citizen of the heavenly kingdom, can you? Father came to the earth as the True Parent, so he has to fulfill his responsibility as the True Parent, to make the one UN centering on Democracy and Communism, and to prepare for the foundation of the safe settlement and the reign of peace.”
(From “Owner of Peace, Owner of Lineage”)
Let’s Bring Victory as the Tribal Messiah by Using True Father’s Autobiography
True Parents talked about the victory as Tribal Messiah through using Father’s autobiography at Hoon Dok Hae on October 29, saying,
“Share 430 autobiographies to your tribe with sincere devotion as the Tribal Messiah. How many copies of the autobiography were sold by Kim Nyeong Sa (publisher)?
(Dr. Dae Ho Son ‘2 million.’)”
Whether or not we are aware of it, through 10.14 True Parents’ Cosmic Blessing, we, blessed central families, have inherited the great victory of the King of Cosmic Peace, the King of Kings. Therefore, once we start to march forward to fulfill our responsibility, we can attain great victory under God’s authority with limitless cooperation of the spirit world. Let’s offer great victory to God and True Parents in November as the special gift of Thanksgiving, centering on In Jin Nim’s family who takes responsibility for America, the Elder Son Nation.
Your Great Teaching — Grace from Heaven
A Buddhist priest Seok Cheon, the Chief Priest of Bong Seon Temple of Bobsang order of Korean Buddhism, read the autobiography “As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen” twice. He was very moved with the book and sent a letter regarding his impression to True Father. Priest Seok is practicing the teaching of Buddhism, providing meals to old people, and visually or aurally handicapped people free of charge. First, He was presented with the autobiography by Hong Ju Kim, Regional Director of the Buddhism order in Busan. After he read the book, he bought 108 copies of the book to convey his deep impression to his Buddhist members.
Dear Rev. Sun Myung Moon,
June 29, 2009
I am Gu Bom Ahn, the Chief Priest of Bong Seon Temple, which is located in Du-dong Myeon, Ulsan, Gyeong Sang Nam Do. My Buddhist name is Seok Cheon.
I was absorbed in reading your autobiography “As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen,” which was published on March 11, 2009. I was really impressed with it. It might be difficult to express your wonderful achievements and spirit in a small amount of sentences, but after reading it, I could not keep silent. So, I wrote this short letter.
After reading the autobiography in which you life was written, I came to know that you have bravely lived overcoming various stormy situations and difficulties. I realized that you thought what no one thought on earth, and made an effort for the world peace with blood, sweat, and tears, going around the world.
I wept many times in my mind when reading the autobiography. You have lived your whole life without being afraid of even death, with the single-minded desire of world peace, transcending all races and religions. I, Seok Cheon, lower my head in front of your great life, and am grateful for you, Rev. Sun Myung Moon, with tears.
I have lived in Korea which has beautiful mountains, water, and people’s hearts, for 65 years, but I have only given small devotion to parents, siblings, society, nations, and the world. So, I cannot raise my head in front of you.
During my remaining life, I would like to live as salt and light for the people who suffer from poverty and difficulty. Drastically speaking, I don’t have so long time until my death, so I will make my utmost effort to inherit your spirit of service and sacrifice. I will live with faith, love, and service, embracing all the religions on earth.
I realized many things by reading your autobiography. It is the grace God gave me. I became a believer in Buddhism, but I could not complete the study of Buddhism. I sometimes read Buddhism scriptures and sing songs of Buddhism, and sometimes read the Bible and sing hymns. I like every religion.
In order to unite good and evil and to unite the high and the low, they say in Buddhism, “A human being comes from nature, and goes back to nature.” I awesomely think that you are working for heaven and paradise. I have cast about for unhappy people from my childhood to share a warm heart, but it is merely a small thing in front of you.
My last desire is to see you even once.
Finally, I express my gratitude to you for making a deep impression on me, guiding me to repentance, and causing me to be spiritually awakened through your autobiography.
With prayer Seok Cheon