What is the future for the world? Some of the Sacred books prophesize an Armageddon of destruction, where only a few of the religious are saved. In the Tip of the Writing Brush (Ofudesaki), the following verses:
Step by step, I am solely making preparations truly to save the world. 4-36
After that, you may stay as long as you wish, without illness, death, or weakening. 4-37
Further, after the passage of long years, there will be no aging at all. 4-38
This is the joyous life God promises us when all mankind is purified from his or her innermost heart. But to get to this stage, all mankind must eliminate greed, arrogance and self-love from their minds.
The question is how do we remove the evils from our minds? The first step may be to acknowledge God’s truth of the law of cause and effect. Good thoughts and actions bring forth joy; and evil thoughts and actions bring forth suffering in the future. Understanding this concept makes the elimination of greed and arrogance easier to accomplish. Understanding this concept also make it easier to understand God’s original cause of creating mankind. Mankind was created (effect) to live a joyous life (cause).
God is said to be making preparations to help us understand this important concept of cause and effect. Ponder the occurrences in your lives, and ponder if the law of cause and effect may be affecting you now.