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Autumn Leaves

Course 1

Topic 7 - Living Well and Dying Well


The Limits of Heaven and Hell


   Ladies and gentlemen, what kind of places are heaven and hell? What kinds of people enter heaven? If it really does exist, where would it be? Would it be outside the galaxy, on the other side of the sky? Or is it only a product of our imagination? These are questions that everyone will have pondered and asked at least once.

   In brief, heaven is a world overflowing with God's true love and established with true love as its axis. It is a world where true love is the external form as well as the internal content of every environment. It is a world where true love is present at the beginning and end of life. It is a world full of people who were all born through true love, who live in the embrace of true love, and, following the track of true love, finally pass on into that next world, the spirit world.

   Consequently, antagonism and jealousy cannot be found in that world, for it is a natural world where each person lives for the sake of the other. It is not a world governed by money, honor or power. It is a world wherein the success of a person represents the success of the whole, the likes of a person represent the likes of the whole, and the joy of a person represents the joy of the whole.


   Heaven is a world filled with the air of true love, where all breathe true love. It is a world where life throbs with love everywhere, all the time. It is a world whose constituent members are all connected to the true God through blood ties. It is a place where the whole world and all people are linked together in an inseparable relationship, like the cells in our bodies. It is a world that is governed only by true love, the love that is God's essence. Accordingly, God also exists for true love.

Sun Myung Moon, God's Ideal Family and the Kingdom of the Peaceful, Ideal World

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