The path to a joyous world is like a farmer planting seeds to gain a prosperous harvest of fruits. The farmer must first plant the seeds, and then he must constantly weed (chemical and manually) around the developing plant to insure that nutrients are directed to the new plant. For further growth, fertilizer is added to the soil. These methods (path) in agriculture have been tested throughout time, insuring a rich harvest.
The path of the joyous world starts with our prayer (planting the seeds). God then accepts our sincere prayer and begins to help others eliminate greed, arrogance, and self-love from others (weeding). When their hearts have become purified, God’s teachings are sprinkled on them (fertilizing). When one accepts God’s truth, one sincerely believes that God created mankind to live a joyous life. When one’s life revolves around this principle, one becomes spirited and life becomes joyous (Fruits harvested). One then begins to care about the welfare of others and begins to pray (planting the seeds). This cycle continues until the whole world is praying for a joyous life with everyone helping each other.
Heaven’s Truth Church/Tenrikyo Church