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Why Study the Unification Principle Chapter 1
To Solve Real Problems concerning… a. b. c. d. e. f. 4 Inequality and prejudice. Unequal distribution of wealth. Confusion about the Purpose of Life. Different views concerning God. Spiritual ignorance. Relationships of conflict.
To Establish Universal Values We must find a common set of values from among the religions of the world? 5
To Realize a United Peaceful World All people desire freedom, equality, peace, unity and happiness. But where does it begin? World ⇒ Family ⇒ Individual ⇒ Family ⇒ World It starts from me! 6 (no) (yes)
The Contradiction Within Me! Evil mind Evil Desire Original mind Two Minds Good Desire Two Desires 7 Evil deeds Good deeds Misfortune, Sadness Happiness, Joy
Limitations of Science • Overemphasis on Reason • Physical “Reality” Only • Lacks Ethical Standards • Environmental Pollution • Unsolved Social Problems 8
Limitations of Religion • Overemphasis on doctrine and ritual • Conversion creates religious conflicts • Tolerates injustice and racism • Too much focus on the individual • Quiet on moral issues: marriage/family 9
Unity of Religion and Science Spirit Mind World of essence Spiritual ignorance (Subject-Partner) ・Reality of God, His heart & will ・Life: origin, purpose, after death ・Good & Evil Religion Man Unity External ignorance Body ・Origin of the physical universe ・Laws of nature Science Flesh World of phenomena (Object-Partner) 10
Unification Principle 1. Principle of Creation → Ideal 2. The Human Fall → Root Problem 3. Principle of Restoration → Solution
Solving Real Problems 1. Principle of Creation Corruption, Pollution, Poverty, Immorality, Sustainability, Gender Bias, Purpose to Life, Contradiction of Mind and Body, A Unified View of God, the Spiritual World, Universal Ethics, Moral Values, Inequality, and Co-prosperity.
Solving Real Problems 2. The Human Fall The Breakdown of the Family, HIV/AIDS and other Sexual Diseases, the Root of Cause of Human Conflict, the Origin of Man’s Selfish Nature, Confusion Regarding the importance of Marriage and Family.
Solving Real Problems 3. Principle of Restoration The Conflict Between Communism and Democracy, The Purpose and Direction of History, the Fulfillment of Religions, and Seeing God in Human History.
Roadmap to Peace First: Unity of the my mind and body. Secondly: Unity between men and women. Third: Unity among all people: Co-prosperity and equality (food, shelter and clothing) 15
Crown of Glory Father Moon wrote this poem in 1935 at the age of 15. In the book where this poem was first published Father Moon wrote : I had a revelation on Easter morning when I was 15. From that day, I have walked this way, following heaven’s orders in order to fulfill God’s ----Will. When I doubt people, I feel pain. When I judge people, it is unbearable. When I hate people, there is no value to my existence. Yet if I believe, I am deceived. If I love, I am betrayed Suffering and grieving tonight, my head in my hands. Am I wrong? Yes I am wrong. 16
Even though we are deceived, still believe, Though we are betrayed, still forgive. Love completely, even those who hate you. Wipe your tears away and welcome with a smile Those who know nothing but deceit, And those who betray without regret. O, Master, the pain of loving. Look at my hands. Place your hand on my chest. My heart is bursting, such agony. But when I love those who acted against me, I brought victory. If you have done the same things, I will give you the Crown of Glory. 17 Sun Myung Moon, 1935
Thank you ! 18