Rev. Sun Myung Moon

As a Peace-loving Global Citizen is the autobiography of Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the Unification Movement. It was published in 2009 in both Korean and English by Gimm-Young Publishers of Seoul, South Korea. The book was released in South Korea on March 9, 2009 and debuted at #3 on the Businesss bestseller's list. It has ranked in various bestseller lists since then and was ranked 15th on the General bestseller's list as of October 14, 2009.

Great Opportunity in the Oceanic Era

       People fear the waves. When waves catch the wind, they become swells. !e formation of waves and swells is needed for oxygen to be mixed into the ocean. If the ocean is calm for an extended period, without wind or waves, it begins to die. When we realize the value of waves, they are no longer something to be feared. Even if a strong wind blows and the waves become fearsome, we understand that this is the way to help the #sh live. !en the waves become part of the attraction of the sea.

       A hundred feet below the surface of the ocean there are no waves. If we were to take a submarine to the bottom of the ocean it would be so cool that there would be no need for air conditioners. !e #sh choose the depth that has the temperature that is right for them and then perform wonderful dances as they swim in schools in their favorite waters. Similar to our Little Angels dance troupe with their fans, the #sh have their colorful out#ts and gently wave their #ns. It is a beautiful and peaceful environment that they live in. !e world, too, will soon be as peaceful as this.

       !e fact that an oceanic era is coming means that Korea will soon have the opportunity to change the world. People who live in peninsular countries have had to contend with invasions from both land and sea throughout history. To survive they had to be brave and develop a steely national character. It is not by coincidence that civilization developed in peninsular countries such as Greece and Italy. Civilization could blossom in these countries because they had the enterprising and tough, adventurous spirit needed to spread their in$uence across both continents and seas.

       Have you heard about the Black Stream? In the East it is known as the Kuroshio. !is is a current in the Paci#c that travels four thousand miles a year, based on the gravitational pull of the moon. It is an oceanic gyre that revolves all the way around the Paci#c Ocean. To describe it simply as “tremendous” is not su-cient. All the oceans of the world move by the same power that moves the Black Stream. If these currents did not exist, the oceans would not move and would die. Just as even the largest and mightiest rivers eventually must $ow into the sea, so also even the largest oceans must move in accordance with currents like the Black Stream. !e Korean people must become like the Black Stream and cause the $ow of their peace-loving culture to in$uence the whole world. We must become a source of strength in the world, the place where all of life’s forces come together in a peaceful concentration.