Tenrikyo translated into English is heaven’s truth. What is heaven’s truth and why is it so important to know? In the Tip of the Writing Brush is the following:
But what path will be seen tomorrow?
The truth of your mind will become revealed. 12-177
So long as you do not know that the body is a thing borrowed,
you cannot understand nothing at all. 3-137
The truth of heaven is causality. Good thoughts and actions result in joy in the future, while evil (greed, arrogance, and self love) thoughts and action results in suffering in the future. We reap what we sow. With every action, there is a reaction. These are common proverbs associated with causality. Sometimes what we reap comes in the next life (reincarnation), which makes the relationship between cause and effect difficult to see.
Until the world understands the concept of causality, we will continue to blame others for our sufferings and inconveniences. The selfish will continue to take advantage of others, the strong will continue to abuse the weak, and the righteous will continue to infringe the rights of others.
It is this message of causality that we spread to the world. It is with our special prayer that we ask God to help people realize the truth of heaven. When all mankind understands causality, the world will experience true joy, with everyone help each other.