How important is it for us to know why God created mankind? In our sacred book, it is almost the first statement that is quoted.
This place, the Jiba in Yamato, the residence of God,
you are calling, but you may not know the origin 1-4
This origin if listened in full,
a great yearning will come over you, whoever you may be 1-5
If you wish to know and will come to me, I shall teach
you everything of the world’s causality of origin 1-6
Verse 1-4 questions what is more important for the individual, the acknowledgement of God or the understanding why God created mankind (origin).
Verse 1-5 tells us why learning the origin is so important. The origin may give us a understanding of our existence, and a yearning for more of God’s truth to make a joyous world.
Verse 1-6 tells us that God will tell us about the herculean efforts that were performed in the creation of mankind for the purpose of all mankind living a joyous life.
In summary, God emphasizes the importance of why mankind was created. If this origin that mankind was created to live a joyous life is understood from our hearts, we will have less greed, arrogance, and self love in our minds. We will try to help others and not go against God’s original reason for human creation. This is why understanding this origin is so important for our prayers to be effective, and why God placed this topic at the beginning of the most sacred book.