What is good and what is evil?
July 5, 2012
Hoon Dok Hae
Cheon Hwa Gung (HC 5.16)
Note: These notes are from a Peace TV video clip. They cannot be published as definitive translation and should never be used in the future as an “official” publication of True Father’s words. However, they do provide a good idea of the “spirit” of the message. — Rev. Katsumi Kambashi
Mrs. McDevitt read Father’s speech from the Sermon of the Rev. Moon volume 53, titled “The Ideal World for God and Humankind.” She read,
“What is ‘good’ and what is ‘evil’? Any human being doesn’t want to fail, and we know that if one belongs to the good side, they will prosper, and if they are on the evil side, they will fail. ‘Good side’ means to stand in the position that takes the same direction with Heaven on individual, familial, tribal, national and worldwide levels. On the other hand, ‘evil side’ means to take the opposite direction. What is the origin of ‘evil’? It is to betray God’s will. We know ‘evil’ came out through the fall and we must go the opposite direction of the fall in order to eliminate evil.”
Prior to Mr. Seung Ryong Moon’s Sunghwa (성화: “ascension” in Unificationism), Father had stayed all night offering Jeong Seong before holding Hoon Dok Hae for a couple of days as if he had known it in advance. Father did the same before Mr. Duk Moon Eom’s Sunghwa (HC 5.12 / July 1, 2012).
(Katsumi: Father mentioned Mr. Eom in his autobiography. He met Father when they studied at Waseda University in Japan.)
When Father heard the news, he ordered flowers to be sent to Mr. Eom’s Sunghwa ceremony, and said “When he comes to the spirit world, True Parents will put things in order (영계에 오면 참부모님께서 정리를 해주시겠다).”
(Katsumi: Father uses the term “True Parents” either to mean “God as Internal or Incorporeal True Parents” or “Rev. and Dr. Moon as External or Corporeal True Parents.” I think Father means God by “True Parents” in this case.)
Father told Rev. Seuk to hold the ceremony, and gave Mr. Eom his calligraphy writing “天心親舊”(천심친구: Friend of Heavenly Heart).
Mr. Eom once said to Father, “You are not my friend, but a teacher, great sage and philosopher.”
Here is as a photo taken during the Sunghwa ceremony of Mr. Eom.