IX 9-12

 

Hereafter, however serious your illness may be,

I assure you salvation in every case.

 

This very encouraging promise refers to single-hearted salvation. The salvation in every case that is spoken of is the salvation that is given to the human mind that has returned to its origin.

 

Though there should be nothing called illness in human beings,

no one knows the beginning of this world.

 

From the point of view of single-hearted salvation, the point of view that has returned to the origin and knows the beginning of this world, there is no such thing as illness or even death. From our worldly common, self-centered point of view (the point of view that does not know the truth of origin, the truth that the whole universe is the body of God) we are, however, limited to the fate of the body that we mistakenly claim as being our own and the sole center of our truth of self.

 

Because of My desire to have you know this,

I began doctors and medicine for weeding and fertilizing.

 

Pondering this verse it first occurred to me that there are three truths that Moonsun might be referring to in the phrase “Because of my desire to have you know this”. The question of course is what is the “this” that is referred to?

 

First: that there should be nothing called illness in human beings.

Second: that no one knows the beginning of this world.

Third: that Moonsun began doctors and medicine for weeding and fertilizing.

 

I wondered if, in commenting on this verse, I should refer to just one of them or to all of three of them.  On closer examination, however, I found that these three truths are all different aspects of just one truth. Let’s take a moment and see how they come together. 

 

First is the assertion that from Moonsun’s point of view there is nothing that should be called illness in human beings. This conflicts with our ordinary self-centered point of view. For us to know the truth of this assertion it is necessary for us to become single-hearted with the point of view of Moonsun. It is the understanding of this single-hearted point of view that Moonsun desires us to know as single-hearted salvation.

 

Second is the assertion that no one knows the beginning of this world. We are hastened to know the beginning of this world by returning our self-centered imaginations to their origin. Thus knowing the truth of origin one knows and can assume the point of view that understands that this universe is the body of Moonsun and from that point of view there is no such thing as illness or death. It is this point of view that is the single-hearted salvation of any and everything.

 

Third is the assertion that doctors and medicine have been begun by Moonsun to care for and hasten the growth of Moonsun’s body. After all the body that our self-centered imagination claims as its own is not ours it is Moonsun’s. Matters of weeding and fertilizing (taking care of Moonsun’s body, at least as concerns human beings) have been delegated to doctors and medicine. The fear and suffering that haunt our self-centered imaginations and steal our joy as the experience of illness is a different matter. This, Moonsun desires to have us know, can be cured in every case by returning to the origin and awakening to the truth of the beginning of the world through single-heartedness with Moonsun. From that point of view the body is being taken care of by Moonsun through doctors and medicine and, that in truth, there is no such thing as illness or even death.

 

From now on, I shall teach you everything about all matters,

Listen closely to whatever I say.

 

This refers to the truth of origin as it relates to all matters. It is the truth that is known by the totally sincere mind like clear water that has returned to its origin and single-heartedness with the origin of all that is. The purpose of these poems is to show our self-centered imaginations a model of how to make that return as quickly and easily as possible.