The Purpose of life is to be spirited. How do we remove depression and become spirited? God has given us the special instructions (recipe) to become spirited; but more importantly, the instructions to share these truths with the world. These instructions are written in the Ofudesaki (Tip of the Writing Brush).
God tells us to remove greed, arrogance, miserliness, and self love from the mind to become spirited. When our minds become pure (spirited), we can also understand our sacred book. In the Ofudesaki are instructions on how we can share these truths with others.
God tells us that illness or misfortunes may be God’s guidance. Through his guidance, God gives us the opportunity to remove evil (greed, arrogance, and self love) thoughts from our minds. By calming our minds and not acting on our evil thoughts when faced with adversities and temptations (God’s guidance), we can gradually prevents these thoughts from originating from our minds. By this process, step by step our minds become pure of these evil thoughts and we become spirited.
God descended from Heaven to save all mankind and has given us the Tip of the Writing Brush (Fudesaki), which contains the following instructions to save all mankind.
The removal of greed, arrogance, miserliness, covetousness, and self-love from our minds will result in joy. The accumulation of these evils or dusts will result in future sufferings for the individual. Our thoughts and actions of today determine what happens to us in the future. We control our own future!
God wants us to share this truth with others; he tells us that true joy is shared joy. We cannot experience true joy ourselves while others suffer. For this reason, God has given us a special prayer that will allow us to share God’s truths with others.
We believe in the law of causality and reincarnation. Good thoughts and actions result in joy. Evil (greed, arrogance, and self love) thoughts and actions result in suffering and inconveniences in the future. Cause and effect have no time limitations. The effects of our actions may not develop until the next life.
With the acceptance of our special prayer (Joyous Service), God will begin to shorten the time lapse between the cause and effect, making the relationship easier to understand. That illness or suffering is God informing you of evil (greed, arrogance, and self-love) in your mind today. God gives you a glimpse of the future by this guidance. By pondering the illness and responding positively (acknowledging the evil in the mind, and not acting on them), the illness subsides; but more importantly the evil thoughts originating in your mind decreases. By this process, one becomes spirited, and the future becomes more joyous.
OUR PATH: (to share our religion)
To continue to purify our minds to become spirited.
To spread and share God’s truth with others (hinokishin).
To pray daily with our special prayer (Joyous Service), asking God to help sweep evil (greed, arrogance, and self love) from the world’s mind.
To heal the people whose minds have been revealed when God guides them to us; and teach them about causality and true sincerity. True sincerity is a mind that ponders over suffering and obstacles, and accepts these inconveniences in a joyous manner. This will make our minds spirited; and by the principle of causality will bring forth joy in the future.
All mankind will live a joyous life with everyone helping each other.