Mind and Body

We hope that God has control of everything that occurs, including our minds and bodies. Then we would have God to blame when bad things happen. But God may not have control of  both mind and body.

Does God have control of our minds? Does he have control over the mind of the murderer, the rapist, or the minds that only care of themselves?  God has no control over the mind!  From the Tip of the Writing Brush:

There can be no help for what you have done self-centeredly.

I can only look on caringly. 16-32

Does God have control of the body? In the Tip of the writing Brush comes the following verse:

So long as you remain unknowing that the body is

a thing borrowed from God, you can understanding nothing at all 3-137

This verse states that God lends us the body we have now, and it is implied that God has control over the body. Yes we must take care of what is given to us, but the daily function of our bodies is under God’s supervision.  For example, when disease or illness comes upon our bodies, even with medicine and doctors, we have no control of what happens. We cannot stop the aging process.  Yes, even with all the plastic surgeries and reconstructions, our bodies eventually succumb to age; and we will eventually have to return our bodies to God.

How does God help us? Since God has no control over our minds, the logical solution would be to work on our bodies. If we can remember from high school psychology of BF Skinners’ operant conditioning; he used punishment in stopping inappropriate behavior or thought. This is like a relationship between mind and body! Imagine God placing illness and disease on the body as punishment ( guidance) in changing the mind?

I shall make everything in the mind of each of you

clearly manifest on your body. 121-171

God  using operant conditioning to eliminate evil (greed, arrogance, and self love) from our minds?  The following verse is from the Tip of the Writing Brush concerning the relationship of the mind and the body:

When the relationship between the body and the mind  in society is made,

 joyousness will settle of its own accord. 9-5

In summary, when mankind realizes God’s guidance (the relationship between mind and body), he or she will remove these evils (greed, arrogance, and self love) without God’s punishment (guidance). Illness and disorders will not be needed, and will finally disappear. When this occurs, mankind will live a joyous life with everyone helping each other.

 

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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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