The Rose

The Rose

Sometimes on a sunny day, we marvel at the beauty of the bright red rose, standing alone against the bare green leaves and contrasting blue sky.  But the development of this natural beauty did not happen over night. It took time, nutrients, and care from its owner.

In our religion, we sometimes compare the development of our prosperous future, with the development of a seed into a complete healthy plant. The seed requires nutrients in the form of the fertilizer, and needs weeding to continue its growth.  True sincerity (leaning on God) is analogous to the fertilizer. We need to believe that all mankind was created to live a joyous life.  The process of eliminating the evils (greed, arrogance, and self love) from our minds is analogous with the weeding process in the growth of the plant. The rose does not develop over night; it takes time! It is the same with our joyous future.

In summary, true sincerity and the removal of the evils from our minds will lead to a joyous life. In the rose, the beauty multiplies as more roses develop. It is the same with the mind, the more that become pure, the more joyous life will become on this earth.  Happy Holidays!

“Evil sweeping, save us please, Universal Saving God”

About heaventruth

A fundamentalist in the translation and interpretation of the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), as it relates to the world today and in the future.
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