The Principle of Creation Chapter 1 The Principle of Creation
The Dual Characteristics of God and the Creation Section 1
A. The Dual Characteristics of God How can we know the divine nature of the invisible God? artist’s character works of art know the artist’s character through his works visible invisible God’s divine nature creation know God’s divine nature through His creation
Rom 1:20 Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made…
1. The Dual Characteristics of Sung Sang and Hyung Sang Corresponding inner and outer aspects of the same entity manifestation of SS = second SS Sung Sang (internal nature) Hyung Sang (external form) All creation
God is the harmonized subject of the dual characteristics of Original SS and Original HS. God Original Hyung Sang Original Sung Sang inherent nature atoms particles energy Molecules Atoms Particles Sung SangHyung Sang cellsplant “mind”Plantsbodyanimal “mind”Animals bodyheart and mindhuman being
2. The Dual Characteristics of Yang (positivity) and Eum (negativity) anion electron negative cation proton positive molecules atoms particles pistilstamenplants femalemaleanimals EumYang womanman human being Original Yang (masculinity) God Original Eum (femininity)
Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God is the harmonized subject of the dual characteristics of Original Yang and Original Eum.
Eum external object Yang internal (central) subject Gen 2:22 And the rib which the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Gen 2:18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”
Reference: Yang and Eum 1) Form (convex, concave) 2) Color (bright, dull) 3) Smell (pungent, delicate) 4) Sound (loud, soft) 5) Quality (coarse, refined) 6) Quantity (dense, sparse) 7) Texture (rough, smooth) Examples from the aspects of existence Dual aspects of Yang and Eum
8) Time (fast, slow) 9) Space (vast, cozy) 10) Function (general, specific) 11) Movement (strong, gentle) 12) Anatomy (hard, soft) 13) Structure (top, bottom) 14) Position (above, below) 15) Temperature (hot, cold)
Examples from the aspect of multiplication 1) Man and woman 2) Male and female
Yang and Eum in different bodies 1) Humankind 2) Higher animals 3) Some plants Yang and Eum in the same body 1) Plants 2) Molecules, atoms 3) Some lower animals SS and HS are completely congruent. Yang and Eum are complementary.
The dual characteristics of SS and HS are fundamental to those of Yang and Eum. 3. The Relationship between the Dual Characteristics of SS and HS and Those of Yang and Eum Yang Eum Yang Eum SS HS God The dual characteristics of Yang and Eum are attributes of those of SS and HS.
4. God and the Creation The creation is a perfect organic body that moves only according to God’s purpose of creation. human beings mind creation God God:SS, Yang,subject creation:HS, Eum,object
5. God 1) The harmonized subject of the dual characteristics of Original SS and Original HS 3) God stands in the position of SS, Yang and subject in relationship to the whole creation. 2) The harmonized subject of the dual characteristics of Original Yang and Original Eum
Reference: The Nature of God 1) The origin of parental heart and love 4) The eternal, unchanging and absolute being 3) The source of order, law and principle 2) The source of beauty, truth and goodness
Reference: The Heart (Shimjung) of God Original SS Original HS Heart UPE Emotion, Intellect, Will, Concepts, Law Heart is the “emotional impulse to obtain joy through love.” Heart is both the source of love and, at the same time, the chief motive behind love.
B. The Relationship between God and the Creation Principle of Creation Individual truth body in image Individual truth body in symbol human beings all things God Yang Eum Yang Eum HS SS Yang SS Yang SS HS Eum HS Eum Yang Eum Yang Eum
Reference: Yang and Eum as Attributes of SS and HS Yang: protruding or convex parts Eum: sunken or concave parts Body (HS) Mind (SS) Yang: bright, lively Eum: sentimental or placid emotion Yang: initiates and takes charge Eum: passive or responsive, enduring will Yang: planning, creative Eum: analytical, evaluating intellect
The Principle of Creation and the Book of Changes Taeguk the Great Ultimate all things O-haeing (5 elements) wood fire soil metal water Eum and Yang (negativity) (positivity) || Tao (“The Way”) || word | God Word all things
Principle of Creation:Book of Changes: Eum (negativity) Taeguk Yang (positivity) SS Yang Eum Yang Eum God HS
Universal Prime Energy, Give and Receive Action, and the Four Position Foundation Section 2
UPE: -the absolute energy by which God is eternally self-existing A. Universal Prime Energy God:the Creator, transcendent of time and space, absolute reality, eternally self-existing - the fundamental energy which generates all forces by which the creation maintains its existence
B. Give and Receive Action UPE common base objectsubject God forces give receive receive give (existence, action, multiplication) (HS) forces of GRA (SS)
UPE:internal, causal, subject a vertical force forces of GRA:external, resultant, object a horizontal force
e.g., atoms:protonelectron molecules:cationanionatoms animals: malefemale inhalationexhalation between animalsbeesflowers and plants: oxygencarbon dioxide solar system:sunplanets earthmoon plants:stamenpistil xylemphloem
human beings: man mind arteries woman body veins world: other nations nation nation: people government society: employee pupil employer teacher family: wife children husband parents
The Force of Conscience from the Viewpoint of GRA force of conscience subject of goodness conscience God = Subjectobject
The Fall and Restoration from the Viewpoint of GRA 1) The individual person God Fall person God SatanJesus God Satanperson mediator Restoration
Jn 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. Jn 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.”
2) The world person God person ideal world mediator restored ideal world Restoration Jesus God person fallen world person God person Fall
Restoration of horizontal GRA through love and sacrifice centering on Jesus restoration of vertical GRA with God
Bible verses emphasizing GRA: Mt 7:1,2 “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get.” Mt 10:32 “So every one who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven.” Mt 7:12 “So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them; for this is the law and the prophets.”
Mt 10:41 “He who receives a prophet because he is a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward, and he who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.” Mt 10:42 “And whoever gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.”
C. The Four Position Foundation Which Fulfills the Three Objects Purpose 1. Origin-Division-Union Action Union Division Origin subject God object union through Origin-Division-Union Action
2. The Three Objects Purpose subject God object union motherfather child
3. The Four Position Foundation subject God object union - root of the numbers 4, 3 and 12 - God’s eternal purpose of creation - basic foundation for goodness, existence, and force - root of the principle of three stages
a. The Mode of Existence of the Four Position Foundation e.g.,atoms solar systems galaxies universe Each subject and object rotates on its own axis and at the same time they revolve around others. God O S
b. SS Spherical Motion and Its Center all beings SS HS spherical motion SS HS Human beings are the center of the creation. God is the center of human beings. Therefore, God is the ultimate center of all spherical motion in the creation. center of motion SS HS
c. The Purpose of Existence of the Individual Truth Bodies at Different Levels in the Creation energy particles atoms molecules matter universe human beings God Lower individual truth bodies are objects to higher ones. All things were created to have purposive relationships centering on human beings.
HS: The human body absorbs matter and changes it into elements that maintain the body’s physiological functions. All things provide the environment for adequate and pleasant living. d. The Relationship of Human Beings to All Things
SS: The human body responds physiologically to the emotion, intellect and will of the human mind. Therefore, human beings are the center of the creation. All things in the universe respond to human emotion, intellect and will, albeit to different degrees. We become intoxicated with the beauty of the natural world and experience the rapture of mystical union. Matter has within itself elements that resonate with emotion, intellect and will – elements that constitute the SS of matter
2) The center of harmony of the creation 1) The central body dominating the creation 7) The center of the original mind 6) The center of truth (the incarnation of God’s Word) 5) The object of God’s eternal love God can be stimulated with joy for eternity. 4) An eternal peaceful resting place of God 3) The center of goodness where the purpose of creation is fulfilled
D. The Omnipresence of God The 4PF proceeds in spherical motion centered on God and becomes one with God. God O S All individual beings initiate spherical motion to build the foundation for God’s governance. God is thus omnipresent. This is the basic foundation for all beings to receive God’s governance.
E.The Multiplication of Physiological Bodies Multiplication takes place through O-D-U Action by GRA. stamen God pistil seeds (plant) malefemale offspring (animal) God
F. The Reason All Beings Are Composed of Dual Characteristics 1)For existence The force of existence comes from GRA between a subject and an object. 2)For eternity In order to exist eternally, circular motion is necessary. For circular motion, GRA between a subject and an object is necessary.
The ultimate purpose of the universe, with human beings at its center, is to return joy to God. Heavenly Kingdom humans’ joy Three Great Blessings God’s joy
Dual purposes of existence The infinite variety of beings in the universe form one vast organic body interwoven by these dual purposes. whole purpose individual purpose SS All entities HSobject subject HS purpose SS purpose
B. Good Object for God’s Joy How is joy produced? feeling one’s own SS/HS through the object joy idea, or the substantial object of an idea artistobject SS/HS
How does the Kingdom of Heaven become a good object for God’s joy through the fulfillment of the Three Great Blessings? 1) The First Blessing (perfection of individual character) perfected individual individual 4PF God mindbody
God’s Temple (1 Cor 3:16) one with God (Jn 14:10) divine nature embodiment of God’s Heart substantial object of God substantial object of the mind joy of God and each person reflects the SS/HS of God and the mind
2) The Second Blessing (multiplication of children, perfection of the family) family level 4PF = “True Father”= “True Mother” perfected father God perfected mother child family society
family of God joy of God and each person substantial object of God substantial object of each person resembles a perfected individual reflects the SS/HS of God and each person
The Relationship between Human Beings and All Things from the Viewpoint of SS/HS a human being contains within himself the sum total of the essence of all things. 3) The Third Blessing (dominion over all things) All things were created in the image and likeness of human nature and form, i.e., reflecting human SS/HS characteristics.
-human beings and minerals Human beings are composed of soil, water and air; contain elements of the mineral kingdom. - human body and the earth -human beings and animals Human beings contain all the elements, structures, and qualities of animals. -human beings and plants Human beings contain all the elements, structures, and characteristics of plants. earth: plants, crust, substrata, waterways, rocky mantle, molten core human body: hair, skin, musculature, blood vessels, bones, marrow
4PF for dominion God all things all creation human beings
human beings: substantial object in the image of God joy of God and each person all things: the substantial object in the image of human beings substantial object of each person all things: the substantial object in the image of human beings substantial object of each person all creation: the third object of God substantial object of God reflects the SS/HS of God and each person
The Heavenly Kingdom is the world resembling a perfected individual. mind’s command central nervous system whole body one purpose person: God’s direction True Parents all God’s children one purpose H.K.:
A.The Determination of Original Value and the Standard of Value Value as determined by a common standard value desire purpose of existence personentity so
Value from the original standard The standard of value is God, the absolute being the original value of an entity must be absolute. third object person God entity union desire to pursue original value purpose of existence ideal of creation so e.g., determining the beauty of a flower
B.Original Emotion, Intellect and Will; and Original Beauty, Truth and Goodness Mind emotion intellect will truth beauty goodness art science religion Object God emotion intellect will Subject
C. Love and Beauty, Good and Evil, Righteousness and Unrighteousness When the subject and object unite, love is found within beauty and beauty is found within love. e.g., man woman 1. Love and Beauty subject God object union love beauty love – an emotional force active beauty – an emotional force passive SO SO humankindall things
husband wife beauty fidelity love = beauty loyalty love superior subordinate = parents children beauty filial piety love =
Reference: The Three Great Subjects Thought parents the center of the family teacher the center of the school chief the center of dominion Three subjectivities of the one center The downward love of the three subjects will result in upward love and horizontal love. Schools, organizations and nations are the expanded forms of the family.
Purpose of Love and Beauty fulfillment of the purpose of creation Subject and object, sharing love and beauty with each other join in harmonious oneness God’s third object 4PF
Nature of God’s Love God’s love is the subject of each love of the three objects in the 4PF. parental love love of the first object loves of the three objects father God mother child children’s love love of the third object conjugal love love of the second object
Reference: The Four Great Realms of Heart and the Three Great Kingships The inclusive nature of love: children’s love love of brothers and sisters conjugal love parental love
The three great kings: grandparents, parents and children grandparents the past king representing spirit world and God great king and great queen parents the present king representing physical world king and queen prince and princess children the future king representing future physical world
2. Good and Evil Good –actions that fulfill God’s purpose of creation by establishing the 4PF centered on God; or their result the individual or the actions that produce such an individual “good” God mindbody individual
the family or the actions that establish such a family “good” God fathermother children
the ideal world or the actions to attain it “good” God human beings all things creation Evil –actions that realize a purpose contrary to God’s Three Blessings by establishing the 4PF centered on Satan; or their result
Unrighteousness: refers to that quality in a person that leads him to pursue evil and to further its satanic purpose Righteousness: refers to that quality in a person that leads him to pursue goodness and to further its purpose 3. Righteousness and Unrighteousness
The Process of the Creation of the Universe and the Growing Period Section 5
A.The Process of the Creation of the Universe 2 Pet 3:8... with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. Bible: creation in six days (Gen 1) 1 day = 24 hours 6 days = 6 periods
gaseous state, anhydrous age rainfall, aqueous age sea, land lower plants and animals fish, birds mammals, humankind (Modern science) almost coincide The record in the Bible is an actual revelation from God. 1 st day light, darkness 2 firmament, upper and lower waters 3 sea, land, plants 4 sun, moon, stars (Bible) 5 fish, birds 6 mammals, humankind
B. The Growing Period for the Creation - it took six days to complete the creation some period was also necessary for each created being to reach perfection. Gen 1:5...And there was evening and there was morning, one day. - Human Fall growing period - Gen 2:17
evening the time when God finished creating morning the time of perfection and starting point to realize the ideal of creation night the growing period
1. The Three Ordered Stages of the Growing Period (formation, growth, completion) The origin of the three ordered stages: Therefore, all created beings manifest their existence, movement and growth through a course of the number three. - the absolute reality, the dual characteristics, and the harmonized body - masculinity, femininity and the harmonized body God is a Being of the number three.
natural world3 kingdoms: animal, plant, mineral 4PFGod, father and mother, and children e.g., 3 parts of animals:head, body, limbs 3 parts of plants:roots, branches or stems, leaves 3 states of matter: gas, liquid, solid stability requires at least 3 supportive points circular motion established through 3 points
BibleTrinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) 3 major disciples of Jesus 3 temptations of Jesus 3 prayers at Gethsemane 3 denials of Peter 3 days in the tomb before the resurrection of Jesus 3 decades of private life followed by 3 years of public ministry in Jesus’ life 3 kinds of offerings by Abraham 3 decks of Noah’s ark 3 flights of doves from the ark 3 archangels
Reference: 3 primary colors red, yellow, blue 3 main inner organs stomach, heart, lungs 3 functions of the mind emotion, intellect, will 3 dimensions length, width, height 3 main nutrients fats, proteins, carbohydrates
digestion circulation respiration lungs stomach, large and small intestines heart, arteries and veins 3 functions of the main inner organs 3 stages of human life womb in the water bag physical world in the air bag spirit world in the love bag
2. The Realms of Indirect and Direct Dominion of God autonomy and governance of the Principle * + human portion of responsibility * all things all things God symbol human beings human beings image Realm of God’s direct dominion love beauty God beauty love Realm of God’s indirect dominion or realm of dominion based on accomp- lishments through the Principle Growing period (night) Completion stage Growth stage Formation stage (morning) (evening)
1) To give human beings the creative nature of God The Reason God Endowed Human Beings with a Portion of Responsibility 2) To enable human beings to qualify as lords of all creation
Realm of God’s direct dominion human beings God beauty love all things love beauty
The Invisible Substantial World and the Visible Substantial World Centered on Human Beings Section 6
A. The Invisible Substantial World and the Visible Substantial World HS SS body mind Godperson invisible substantial world (spirit world) subject visible substantial world (physical world) object – perceived through 5 spiritual senses – perceived through 5 physical senses
Mt 17:3 And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. Eccles 12:7 And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. Reference: 1 Cor 15:44 It is sown a physical body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a physical body, there is also a spiritual body.
B.The Position of Human Beings in the Cosmos 1)The rulers of the cosmos God does not govern the two worlds directly, but rather He gave human beings the mandate to rule over them directly.
2) The mediator and the center of harmony of the cosmos spirit world physical world spirit self physical self
3)The encapsulation of the cosmos God created the two worlds by projecting and developing the pre-existent prototype of the human SS and HS.
Man develops in 3 existence forms Embryo – 9 months Nutrients: via embillical cord mother-child Birth!- embillical cord is cut off! Placenta dies Earthly life ca70yrs Nutrients: via life elements from God & vitality elements from the physical body “Death!”- spritual embillical cord between physical-spiritual bodies is cut off! Physical body dies Eternal life in Spiritual world
C. The Reciprocal Relationship between the Physical Self and the Spirit Self spirit body physical body physical mind spirit mind spirit self physical self s o food, waterair, sunlight center of spirit self God’s dwelling place seeks beauty, truth, goodness life element (God’s love and truth) vitality element living spirit element directs the physical body to maintain the functions for its survival, protection and reproduction (corresponds to the instinct of an animal)
1) Growth and perfection of the spirit self form spiritlife spiritdivine spirit 2) Cultivation of the sensibilities of the spirit self Purpose and Value of the Earthly Life
3) Sinful conduct during earthly life aggravates the spirit self; the redemption of sins during earthly life enables the spirit self to become good. 4) Multiplication of spirit selves at the same time as the multiplication of physical selves during earthly life
Human mind: God spirit mind physical mind original mind saints so what one thinks is truth (good) spirit mind physical mind human conscience ordinary person evil person Satan spirit mind physical mind evil mind o s