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

Seeking Fulfillment

We can discern two broad courses in the search for solutions to the fundamental questions of human life. In the first, people have searched within the resultant, material world. Those who walk this path, believing it to be the supreme way, kneel before the glories of highly developed science. They take pride in its omnipotence and the material comforts it provides. Nevertheless, can we enjoy full happiness founded only upon external conditions that satisfy the flesh? The advance of science may create a comfortable social environment in which we can enjoy abundant wealth and prosperity, but can that alone truly gratify the spiritual desires of the inner self?” (Divine Principle, p. 3, para 2)

 

Spiritual desires evoke intelligence freedom love and happiness. The desire to be fully alive yet completely at peace should not have to be parceled away into separate components. The thrill of travelling fast is not separate from the calm of the deliberate driver who steps on the gas.  Internal joy must be manifested externally.

 

The beautiful landscape of Glasgow, Scotland captured by Sandy Carson portrays the inner longing for adventure and good old-fashioned comradire of Ian and his mates on a biking trip through the West Highland Way. The bikers enjoy the sparse bothies and cold nights as they live to testify to their humanity. Ian admits after he describes his pure cute delight of zipping down a slick rocky road on his bicycle, “Sometimes the stones we find in Scotland are the ones between our own ears.” Fortunately, his zeal for the journey is met with success at the Isle of Skye. His internal objective has been met with a positive physical completion and that gives Ian a deeper appreciation for this expedition in the raw.

 

Physical happiness and internal joy are not meant to be separate. God and humanity are also not supposed to be divided because God created Adam and Eve as his children who are his body. God is not to be separate from love when He is love. Every love should belong to God. Since there is a lot of love that results in evil it can be concluded that God can only be united with love in His domain and not with love in Satan’s domain. It is important to know and understand Jesus Christ at his Second Coming in Sun Myung Moon.

-SCGabb

15 April 2018

 

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Works Cited:

 

Divine Principle, Exposition of the. Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity: 4 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036, 1996 (Introduction, p.3, para 2)

 

Dille, Ian. “Bothies by Nightfall.” Bicycling May 2018: 12-19. Print.

 

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Marco Rubio’s Insistence!

“From the dawn of history until today, human beings have ceaselessly searched for the truth with which to overcome both types of ignorance and attain knowledge. Humanity through religion has followed the path of searching for internal truth, and through science has followed the path of seeking external truth. Religion and science, each in their own spheres, have been the methods of searching for truth in order to conquer ignorance and attain knowledge. Eventually, the way of religion and the way of science should be integrated and their problems resolved in one united undertaking; the two aspects of truth, internal and external, should develop in full consonance. Only then, completely liberated from ignorance and living solely in goodness in accord with the desires of the original mind, will we enjoy eternal happiness.” (Divine Principle, p.3, para 1)

 

Today we must look into the tolerance of discussion within American society. The earth’s population seems not to even be aware that their stupidity in harming themselves and diminishing each other is absolutely embarrassing in the face of history. Yes, even with technology and scientific development people are unable to enable themselves to create an ideal society centered on God. The ignorance of the whereabouts of our sweet souls and the knowledge of science are at a dreadful imbalance to effectuate an awful degree of illogical-scientific-conclusions made arbitrarily within political correctness.

 

In order to save science from departing the realm of logic we can no longer ignore our spiritual reality as the children of God. Jesus Christ enforced this idea when he recognized that people cannot just live by scientific allowance but indeed by every word of God.

“But Jesus answered him, saying, ‘It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’’” (Holy Bible, Luke 4:4)

Here, we can see that Jesus identifies the physical understanding of life by the bread that man needs to live. He also shows clearly that the words of God must also be lived by in order for man to live. Jesus’s every word and the Divine Principle synchronize in perfect logic and harmony. Jesus worked through miracles and the spiritual logic of faith that he made clear at his second coming, as promised. Sun Myung Moon is Jesus’s Second Coming and he also worked through miracles that were scientifically sound as much as they were religiously sound.

 

The search for the truth in politics is incomplete without the discussion of God. Marco Rubio does not recognize this crucial point in his speech, “Senators on Verge of Throwing Chairs at Each Other” but he does touch upon several crucial methods of searching for the truth. Firstly, he recognizes how crucial it is to be passionate to find solutions to problems as individuals and the Senate body. He discusses the stench of lunacy arising from idiots who immediately smear a politician at the very moment their views do not coincide. The eroding dignity of Statesmen is contributing to the degradation of the greatest country in the world, the United States of America, and he plainly objects to such behavior. Senator Rubio emphasizes, “We are becoming society incapable of having debates anymore.” He questions the issue of the elementary skill of adult men and women to hold debates and wonders where America will go if even the Senate can no longer keep their maturity. Indeed, his address to the basic quality of discussion in the legislature is punitary when the important and very necessary conversations never do take place!

 

Mr. Marco Rubio invites men and women to open the door to their true opinions and concerns but Jesus has already taken that measure and demands that people live by physical and internal truth. God has His arms wide open to welcome humanity back to the Kingdom of Heaven, here on Earth. There is so much work to do yet: Don’t get comfortable with where you are. Let’s go!

-SCGabb

14 April 2018

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Works Cited:

 

Divine Principle, Exposition of the. Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity: 4 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036, 1996 (Introduction, p.3, para 1)

 

Holy Bible, The: New King James Version. Thomas Nelson: Republic of Korea, 1982 (Luke 4:4)

 

“Marco Rubio: Senators on Verge of Throwing Chairs at Each Other” The Liberty Daily, YouTube.com. 8 February 2017. <https://youtu.be/xRVxgxPC1F0> Retrieved 14 April, 2018

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