1. We should practice hoondokhae (i.e., reading True Parents’ speeches) together every day.

 

At first, I will introduce True Father’s words that tell us the importance of centering on vertical God’s love to bring about the genuine unity between a husband and wife.

 

   Those who received Blessing must attach importance to vertical God rather than the horizontal attitude as God requires it in order to set up the horizontal foundation of love. It is only by practicing love centered on the vertical love that we can enter the Heavenly Kingdom.[1]

 

It is very important for us to practice hoondokhae at our home if we want to receive God’s vertical love. True Parents have practiced hoondokhae more earnestly than any member in the world in every morning and presented the best model for all of us in the practice of hoondokhae as well. Even if it is for a brief time, if a husband and wife regularly read True Patents’ words together every morning, the couple can receive a great amount of the spiritual blessing and accomplish one heart and one body on a higher level centering on God’s vertical love. Here are True Parent’s words on the significance and purpose of hoondokhae.

 

The purpose of practicing hoondokhae is to resemble God who is the substance of Words. We practice hoondokhae to become the second True Parents.[2]

 

How can we set up the tradition? All the contents of my entire life are the tradition. Therefore, I initiated hoondokhae to bestow the tradition.

The words of hoondokhae are not words that will pass away. You must know that they are all kinds of the teaching materials for practice that enable you to settle down on earth.

   You must inherit the tradition. And you must practice the tradition after knowing it. You must inherit the tradition during the day and night. The education to make you inherit the tradition is hoondokhae. As it is the place to learn the tradition, once you know it, you must act in accordance with the way that Heaven and I have made efforts to set up with difficulty, and establish your own family and nation. This is very important. (June 26, 1999)[3]

 

   You must practice hoondokhae for a family to settle down for ever. This is the spiritual food. Just as you can physically grow by yearning for the physical food and eating it deliciously, you can spiritually grow by eating the spiritual food deliciously. When the family settles down in this way, the liberation will develop on earth. (April 2, 2000)[4]

 

   You practice hoondokhae to find out what you will do for the day, that is, something for you to leave behind. You do not practice it just to hear the words. You practice it in order to live. You practice it to expand the environments of re-creation by becoming the subject. Therefore, you are expected to practice it each and every day. (November 21, 1998)[5]

 

As we can see in these words of True Parents, it is very important for us to practice hoondokhae as a daily-life habit.

[1] Sun Myung Moon, Shukufuku Katei-to Risou Tengoku (Blessed families and ideal Heavenly Kingdom), vol. 1 (Tokyo: Kogensha, 1998), 1297.

[2] Korean source is Selections from Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s Speeches, vol. 321, 32.

[3] Sun Myung Moon, Mikotoba Kundoku-to Reikai Douin (Reading of the words and mobilization of the spirit world) (Tokyo: Kogensha, 2005), 14. Korean source is Selections from Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s Speeches, vol. 302, p. 278.

[4] Moon, Mikotoba Kundoku-to Reikai Douin (Reading of the words and mobilization of the spirit world), 16.

[5] Moon, Mikotoba Kundoku-to Reikai Douin (Reading of the words and mobilization of the spirit world), 18. Korean source is Selections from Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s Speeches, vol. 308, 94.




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