Having the truth is important, but without putting the truth into action, the truth by itself is useless. In the Osashizu, it is said that having God’s truth is like a beautiful painting. No matter how many times people may look at it, that will serve no purpose if they do no more than merely admire how beautiful it is painted. Everyone must understand and settle its truth in the mind. One must put the truth into action.
Another example is like a calculus problem. The formulas (truths) are given to you, but without putting the formulas to work, one cannot solve the problem.
The path of salvation is difficult because one must first find the truth. One must be wary because there are many religions that profess that they have God’s truth. But like the calculus problem, the truth by itself does not get you through the course. One must apply the truth to the occurrences that happen daily.
God is said to help people in attaining the truth. But attaining the truth is only a small part to the path of salvation. It is the application of the truth in our daily lives that is the most difficult. It is our self-centered mind that prevents us from utilizing the truth that God provides us. This is why we must eliminate greed, arrogance, and self-love to purify our minds. When our minds become purified, God’s truths become incorporated in our lives, and we are assured of a joyous future.