If God is everywhere, what direction do we pray toward? Many religions pray to an object, shrine or location which has some special meaning. In our religion, there is also an importance and meaning in the location or place we pray toward.
This time, returning to the origin,
God will clearly reveal the whole root of the tree. 10-46
All that God desires is to have the whole world know
the origin of human beings. 10-50
If this truth becomes quickly known to all humankind,
my talks will be understood. 10-51
No matter what talk I teach,
if you do not know the origin, it will not do. 10-52
If only I have taught you the origin clearly,
you will understand everything I say. 10-53
Verse 10-46 refers to the origin as the beginning of mankind. The root represents God’s purpose for the creation of mankind. God created mankind to live a joyous life.
Verse 10-47 thru 10-53 states that only when we can go back and understand God’s intentions for the beginning of the world, can we understand God’s truths.
In summary, We pray to the Jiba because it has a special significance. Besides being the location where mankind was created, it represents God’s purpose in creating mankind (to live a joyous life by helping each other). Without this understanding, we cannot understand God’s truths.
“Evil (greed, arrogance, & self love) sweeping, save us please, Universal Saving God”