Whole purpose

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In the theology of the Unification Church, whole purpose and self purpose are two key concepts in human ethics. In this system of thought, God wants human beings to pursue the self purpose while placing priority on the whole purpose.

For example, in a family, one person could work to earn money for the entire family's expenses. Usually, he or she keeps only the lesser part of the earned money (self purpose), the rest goes to support the relatives (whole purpose). In another example, one can prepare a meal for the whole family to eat, enjoying eating some of the food (self purpose) and being happy to provide food for the others as well.

The whole purpose consists of the purpose for others and the purpose for the self. Thus, the whole purpose is said to include the self purpose.

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