What would happen if you found a book that claimed to be written by God? Suppose it was written in a different language, in a different time, and in a different culture and land. Suppose this book held the secrets of life, and the ingredients to a happy life. How easy or difficult would it be to decipher the contents of the book? How exciting it would be to find the answers to life’s mysteries.
Unfortunately some would interpret the book based on their own beliefs, incorporating their rituals and past human interpretations. This will eventually have the tendency to dilute the truths contained in the book. Others will have too much faith in their own religion, and would leave the contents unread, and label it as blasphemy. Only a few will begin to decipher the book, as originally written, and without much preconceived knowledge. It would be like trying to decipher a code, like when the double helix of the DNA molecule was discovered. But this code would reveal the secrets to our happiness, and also show why we suffer.
Some would say that this sacred book is the Bible or the Koran. There is another book called the Tip of the Writing Brush (Ofudesaki). It is said to contain God’s truths.