Sometimes we feel that we are in control of our destiny and future. For example, some people divorce thinking that they can find a better mate. But unfortunately they end married to the same type of person. We sometimes are puzzled and anguish by the behavior of our children. In the Osashizu are the following verses:
People in any relationship share the same causality. Understand that the bond of parent and child is the bond of causality. Whether one has a good child or a bad child is entirely due to causality. March 11, 1901
All couples are couples because of causality. That a child is born to a couple is also due to their causality. March 26, 1901
In summary, we are shown the results of our past lives due to the law of cause and effect. Good thoughts and actions result in joy, and bad thoughts and actions result in suffering in the future. Sometimes what we don’t want to happen occurs in our lives; and what we wish for does not occur. This is the law of cause and effect. But if we are to believe in this law, we do have control of our future. The seeds planted now (cause) will sprout in the future (effect). It behooves us to plant good seeds to have good relationships in the future.