Preface. Cover to Cover of the Divine Principle: The Fundamental Cornerstone | DPconversations

Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon with Hyo Won Eu

Cover to Cover

It is my aim to go through the Divine Principle with you from start to finish. This is the first article and video of a new series on DPconversations.com called Cover to Cover. It is important to understand the truth in fullness and I hope that you enjoy exploring the content of this work of Sun Myung Moon with me.

There are many different views that people have expressed about Sun Myung Moon and his life on earth. The fundamental understanding of Sun Myung Moon is the work that he himself did, regardless of what other people have to say about it. The content of the Divine Principle cannot be identified by anyone else as their word. Really, to know a man, the best resource is himself, is it not? To understand Sun Myung Moon and True Parents as established by Jesus at His second coming, we have to first know the Divine Principle.

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Within the Preface of the Divine Principle we see the great persistence of Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon to share the Divine Principle with humanity. It took his entire life to finally canonize an official text that would eventually be included in the eight great texts of the Completed Testament. It is the main text of his teaching.

Scientific studies of Cornelius and Caspi have concluded that the perception of self is more of an external result rather than an intrinsic internal belief of self. The study did not move beyond calculable data but it led to the theoretical understanding that a carpenter is not born a carpenter but is molded to become one by external influences. Likewise, the West Point Military Academy of the United States of America, though it even has an honor code does not mean that all who attend are honorable. Thus, it isn’t always one’s surrounding influences that determine a person’s belief of self. Furthering the idea of self-identification is the practice of yoga, or mind and body unity. Yet mind and body unity without an understanding of the highest mind or cause of energy, is simply impossible.

It is important to study the Divine Principle so that people can come out of ignorance and hopeless dead-ends in order to understand the highest mind: God. Humankind now, through True Parents, have a clear understanding of God that can unite the most internal mind with external scientific study. I will not go into the theoretics with you now. A multitude of science is just waiting to be explored with this truth. Instead, I will show you the rock, the Exposition of the Divine Principle, that the truth exists and that it is available to you.

-Somiya


Citation

“Cadet Honor Code” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadet_Honor_Code> Accessed 1/26/2020

Cornelius, W. Steven & Caspi, Avshalom. “Self-Perceptions of Intellectual Control and Aging” Taylor and Francis Online. Educational Gentrology, Volume 12, 1986. <https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0380127860120410> Accessed 1/26/2020.

Exposition of the Divine Principle. Canonized by Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon. HSA-UWC. 4 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036. 1996.

LaPorta, James & Zadrozny, Brandy. “Cadet Run Out of West Point After Accusing Army’s Star Quarterback of Rape” Daily Beast. <https://www.thedailybeast.com/cadet-run-out-of-west-point-after-accusing-armys-star-quarterback-of-rape?ref=scroll> Accessed 1/26/2020

Link, Rachael. “13 Benefits of Yoga That Are Supported by Science” Nutrition, healthline.com. August 30, 2017. <https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/13-benefits-of-yoga> Accessed 1/26/2020

Still Alive

When we are cold, we first feel cold before we think, “I am cold.”…Likewise, because God exists, you must be able to feel His existence with your cells. (CSG 54)

Today, I’d like to take you into one of my favorite passages of the Cheon Seong Gyeong. Look at CSG 54, there you will see a passage that discusses God’s existence. Sometimes without our choosing and beyond our understanding we are made aware of certain things. As we study and grow God interacts with our minds to bring us to new levels of experience in our daily lives. True Father says it clearly:

“God’s existence is not just a matter of words. Rather, the position we must establish is that God existed before we had cognition of Him and that He rules over all our senses and over everything to do with us.” (CSG 54)

True Father discusses God’s existence in these passages. He explains how there is a higher dimension than that of the understanding of humanity. Through True Parents He is able to manifest His love in our lives because True Parents allow Him to be the eternal invisible Parent of a physical humankind.

On a side note, I was not able to finish section two of the reading because, to my surprise, the recording program I have been using does not extend past a certain limit of time. I apologize for the cut in the content but will hopefully have this resolved for Tomorrow’s podcast.

-Somiya

Citation

천성경. Cheon Seong Gyeong. Family Federation for World Peace and Unification. Sunghwa Publishing Company. May 2006. (51-59)