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Monday, September 3, 2012

A Tribute to Rev. Sun Myung Moon

When I heard the news of Reverend Moon’s ascension, the Muslim in me responded instantly, “Inna Lillahi O Inna Ilahi-ur rajeeoon” from God we come and to God we go. Indeed, the divine principle he taught was all about being home with God; reconnecting with the creator. When Bishop Mark Hernandez conveyed that message within hours of the ascension of the reverend on Sunday, Dallas (Monday Midnight in Korea) I sat down and reflected on the work of Reverend Moon and prayed for his soul.

Reverend Moon was prepared and was ready for the journey, a few years ago, I heard him, and he had already passed the responsibility to his son and the daughter. This is an enriching experience for me; when my mother took the journey some ten years ago, she tied all the loose ends of life, and that was one of the most beautiful lessons of my life. I was able to do the same, with my late wife some five years ago by tying the loose ends of life for her. She left in peace like an accomplished person and it was a source of inspiration to me.
 
I have witnessed two people go in peace accomplishing Nirvana, Mukti and Salvation. And here is another soul, Reverend Sam Myung Moon, who had tied the loose ends, cleaned his slate on the earth and embarked on the journey of reuniting with God. The feeling is mixed – one of them is inspirational wanting my life to come to a conclusion in such a beautiful way. Blessed are the peacemakers!

Way back in the mid nineties, I took on the mission of learning and sharing the essence of each religion, it was a fascinating discovery to see religion from a laypersons point of view, rather Mr.Spock’s point of view. Every week I shared the essence of each faith with my radio audience, and I wrote it in the newspaper I published.

Glory to god, out of nowhere, I was receiving emails from a Moon something about the things I was talking and writing – it was like the divine paving the way for me. The emails were about each aspect of life and included quotes from different religions, I was thrilled and was on cloud 9. Then the emails stopped, my saved up emails on my Macintosh were frozen. I was devastated.

Reverend Mark Hernandez heard me on WBAP AM Radio 820 in September 2005, inviting the public to join us for the Unity Day USA event on September 11, he came, and we talked. I literally screamed with joy knowing that it was the same Moon, that Mark was inviting me to meet. A compilation of world scriptures will remain his legacy to the world. I have met with Reverend and Mrs. Hak Ja Han Moon several times since then and have met three of his sons and the daughter In Jin Moon, all committed to the mission of their father.

I have heard all the myths about the movement, but just want to affirm that in the seven years I have been associated with the group, they never asked me to convert, not even a hint. Reverend Moon has done nothing but good for the humanity and peace.

Reverend Moon's work for humanity is exemplary; he is committed to peace between North and South Korea, and Israel and Palestine. He was also considering enabling the United Nations to understand and resolve the religious conflicts before they exploded into genocides and massacres.

I am rededicating the site “Standing up for others” - http://standingupforothers.blogspot.com,

Reverend Sun Myung Moon ascended to heaven on Sunday, September 2, 2012. I have written many articles about his teachings and planning to write a full tribute to his work after the Unity Day event on September 11, 2012.

May God bless him. Amen

Mike Ghouse is a speaker, thinker and a writer committed to building cohesive societies and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. His work is posted www.TheGhousediary.com and all the links about him and his work is indexed at www.MikeGhouse.net

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