Heaven’s Truth

Almost everyone knows about the 10 commandments, or the sins we should avoid. In the Heaven’s Truth Church (Tenrikyo), the evils of greed, arrogance, covetousness, miserliness, anger, hatred, enmity and self-love is advised to sweep from our minds. The following is from the Osashizu:

Day after day, you teach the eight dusts (evils). Merely teaching the eight dusts is like a picture painted on a sliding screen. No matter how many times people may look at it, that will serve no purpose if they do no more than merely admire how beautifully it is painted. Everyone must understand and settle its truth in the mind.                        Osashizu  July 23,1899

The truth I believe that one should settle in the mind is the consequences of these evils.  Even the criminal knows what is good or bad, but they do not know what the consequences of utilizing these evils will be.  It is heaven’s truth that one must believe in in order to sweep these evils from one’s minds.  Some believe that heaven’s truth is the existence of a heaven or hell; others believe this truth is about causality. But no matter the belief, the consequences of the evils (sins) must be acknowledged. To change the behavior of others, we must teach them the sins that they must avoid; but we must also teach the consequences of these sins

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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