Look at how causality is working in the world, and you will see the journey taken before. January 30, 1892 Instructions (Osashizu)
I feel this is a quote that has paramount importance to the world. We see joy and suffering in the world today. But most of us do not know their origins. Some say what happens to us is by chance or coincidence; others say it is God’s plan. But these are explanations that arise from our hopes, or our guesses.
We also see that there are Good and bad people in the world. We wish that the good are blessed, and the evil our punished. But we all know good people that suffer, and bad people that appear to have good lives. Many of us hope that the good are blessed and the evil people are punished in the afterlife. But again these explanations arise from our hopes, and our guesses.
It is fact that there are good and evil behaviors in this world. It is a fact that there is also suffering and joy in the world. May not these factors be related, a cause and effect?
The opening statement is short, but profound. Understanding causality may bring one to understand why we suffer or have joy. It is human nature to avoid suffering; therefore understanding causality will only bring upon good behavior that will bring forth joy and happiness.
Look at how causality is working in the world, and you will see the journey taken before