Intellect – Emotion – Will

Writing and etymology in Korean
지 정 의
(지) [ji] (sino-korean)
知 (hanja)

(정) [jeong] (sino-korean)
情 (hanja)

(의) [ui] (sino-korean)
意 (hanja)

If a Heavenly Parent exists and comes into our world today, He must surely have the mind, the senses, and the will. Why? Because human beings have them. However, God’s intellect, emotions, and will are not based on human principles, but on Heavenly principles.

The inner world of the person includes emotion, intellect, and will, and it must be developed in us in a balanced way. Which of these qualities is fundamental? Fundamental is emotion (정 – jeong) – not intellect, not will.

Through the heart (심정 – shimjeong) we love the Heavenly Parent, the intellect (지 – ji) helps us interact with people, and also we should embody the will of good (의 – ui) in life.

The ideal person with a stable attitude is a person who has perfected his personal qualities and harmoniously developed his intellectual abilities, emotions and will on the foundation of love.

Knowledge is the light of life holding the power of revival, while ignorance is the shadow of death and the cause of ruin. Ignorance cannot beget true sentiments, and in the absence of knowledge and emotion the will to act cannot arise.

If the body responds to the intellect, emotions and will of the soul, then human actions are directed toward the search for such values as truth, beauty and goodness.