Why we suffer or have joy

No one knows why some have happy lives, and others suffer. Some say it is by chance; others say it is God’s will. Causality points the finger back to us. We determine our future by our actions and thoughts of today. In the Instructions is a verse:

You each need to awaken to your causality. But if you become fatalistic about what is happening, it will get you nowhere. Look at how causality is working in the world, and you will see the journey taken before. Nothing will be accepted except joyous acceptance. January 30, 1892 Instructions

When suffering occurs, we must not resign, or feel hopeless. This is not what the effect of causality is suppose to elicit. If we understand causality, we can joyously accept what is difficult to accept, and react in a way that will elicit joy in the future. Causality gives us all an opportunity to purify our minds and have happy lives.

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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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