The revelation of Causality (Karma/ Innen)

What revelation would make the world good? What would make the criminal change his or her behavior? What would make the dictator treat the people with compassion? What would make our politicians care about the people they represent? What would change the behavior of the rapist, and murderer?

It is the pleasure and selfish desires that they pursue. Would the concept and understanding of heaven change their thoughts of evil? Do they care about the concerns of others? Can they understand the concept of a God who cares about his children? The answer to these questions may be a no.

It is only fear that will change their behavior. Like a child, the maturation of their mind is limited. They only understand what may cause them discomfort. It is with this knowledge that the concept of causality may initially change their behavior. The law of causality states that good thoughts and behavior sets forth a future of joy, while evil (greed, arrogance, and self love) thoughts and behavior brings forth sufferings. But like the concept of heaven, the future may not be relevant as they pursue their selfish purposes.

But suppose God begins to help us see this relationship between cause and effect? In the Tip of the Writing Brush, it is stated that God saw the suffering of human beings and was saddened. To help us understand this concept of causality God began to hasten the relationship between cause and effect. We are able to see the effects of our behavior immediately. God places disorders in our bodies in relationship to how we are using our minds.  It is this illness that the criminal may fear that will prevent future malfeasance.

As we mature, the illness that we once feared begins to be understood as God’s guidance. We are able to understand the principle of Causality as a process of purifying our minds. We are able create a joyous future.

Spread the message of causality. Tell people that their illness may be a result of their actions and thoughts. Some may comply due to fear, while others may understand the purpose of causality. Nonetheless, this will be the beginning to a joyous world.

About heaventruth

A fundamentalist in the translation and interpretation of the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), as it relates to the world today and in the future.
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2 Responses to The revelation of Causality (Karma/ Innen)

  1. Interesting thoughts. But I gotta tell you, I have a very different viewpoint on karma:


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