Life decisions are sometimes very difficult. Sometime we want a sign from God if we are taking the right path; an occurrence of a rainbow for approval, and lightning and thunder for God’s disapproval. But of course these are natural occurrences that may have no associations with our actions.
But suppose God does have a way of guiding us. Pathogenic bacteria may have caused that stomachache or gastrointestinal disturbance from the hamburger you ate; but could it also be from God’s guidance? Can God be distinguishing your minds and placing illness on your bodies based on your thinking? Can our thoughts and behavior affect our future?
In the Tip of the Writing Brush is written that God will begin to work for the salvation of mankind. This work is his guidance in helping us understand causality. The law of causality states that good thoughts and behavior brings forth joy, and evil thoughts and behavior brings forth suffering. There is a relationship between our thoughts and our future. God’s work is his shortening of the time lapse between cause and effect. This makes us understand causality. When we understand causality, it is easier for us to sweep evil (arrogance and greed) from our minds.
No one likes to suffer. This is why we must understand causality to understand suffering. When we understand suffering, we can plant good seeds (good thoughts and behavior) to harvest joy in the future. Ponder over your illnesses; they may be God’s guidance to understand causality.