All religions profess that they have God’s truth. But what is God’s truth? In the Heaven’s Truth (Tenrikyo) religion, we must first believe from our hearts that all mankind was created to live a joyous life. This truth, gives us our spiritual starting point.
Even our prayer (Joyous service) represents the beginning of mankind. It is this origin that is the most important truth in our eventual salvation. Going further in understanding, it is the cause of the origin that we must believe from our hearts. God created all mankind to live the joyous life. This is the ultimate truth.
From my understanding, our prayer serves two purposes. First it makes one aware that mankind was created by God to live the joyous life. Second, it is a prayer to God to help all mankind sweep evil (arrogance, greed, and self love) from their minds. When this happen, all mankind will be purified from the innermost heart and live joyously.
The destiny of our world depends on the propagation of this special prayer. In the Tip of the Writing Brush is the following:
To explain what this path is about.
God will teach them the hand movements of the service (the cause of the beginning of mankind). 10-31
When God takes them forth all over the world,
the stand will be completed of itself (the joyous world will occur) 10-32
This is why our prayer in our religion is the most important for the world’s salvation. We must spread God’s ultimate truth of the joyous life.