How do we make our prayers effective?
In the Tip of the Writing Brush, God tells us to know the origin for our prayers to be effective. God assures to take control of everything if we know the origin. But what is this origin?
The origin represents the creation of mankind. It is not the creation, but the cause of the creation that is the most important (root). God created mankind to live a joyous life. It is this fact that we must truly believe for our prayers to be effective.
From our perspective, if we believe that all mankind will be saved, how can we discriminate against other people? How can we hate, or take advantage of others for our own benefits? We must understand, that we may not always agree with the behavior of others; but if we know this origin, we will not have animosity or anger.
This origin represents the purity of the first instruments of creation, where evil (greed, arrogance, and self love) did not exist. This is the state of mind we must have before our prayers are accepted by God.
“Evil Sweeping, save us please, Universal Saving God”
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