World wide, wars still exist, religious conflicts continue, famines persist due to corruptions, and dictators still oppress their people. Locally, gangs still roam the streets, drug problems persist, crimes against each other continue; But in many of our lives, we are aware of the problems, but they do not involve us. But eventually, if not already, they will begin to affect our lives directly or indirectly.
Are these the conditions God wanted when he created mankind? In the Tip of the Writing Brush is written:
The reason God began human beings
was the desire to see you lead a joyous life. 14-25
But what has caused these conditions that go contrary to God’s plans? Evil thoughts like greed, arrogance, and self love have permeated the hearts of mankind. The following is from the Tip of the Writing Brush:
Among all humankind, there is no one who is evil.
It is because only a little bit of dust (greed, arrogance, and self love) have stuck. 1-53
It is these evils (greed, arrogance, and self love) that have created the sufferings in the world. For man to have joy in this world , we must eliminate these evils from our minds. When this occurs, Gods purpose for creating human beings will be realized.