Throughout history, we have had many conflicts, wars among countries, religious schisms, gang rivalries, and individual retributions. How do we end these conflicts? In the Tip of the Writing Brush (Ofudesaki) is the following:
God sincerely desires only to end the wars
among those on the high mountains. 13-50
By what means can they be ended?
If only you set forth on the Joyous Service. 13-51
The Joyous Service is a prayer asking God to help people realize the truth of causality. When people accept the truth of causality, it would be difficult to treat others so poorly. The proverb by Luke “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” would become a common occurrence.
But for this prayer to reach heaven, we must purify our hearts, and eliminate greed, arrogance, and self-love from our own minds. When God accepts our prayers, and brings people to us, we have the opportunity to teach them the truth of causality. With this process, this prayer will eventually resonate throughout the world, and the world will be joyous.
For those in our religion, that are adamant on requiring the world to perform the prayer as exactly performed in 19-century Japan, there is a quote referring to the danger from within the religion.
Those who oppose Me are also children dear to My heart. Yet dearer are those who pray to Me. But even with those who pray to Me, if they do not follow My will, they are the same as those who oppose Me. (April 21, 1896 Osashizu)
Are we following God’s will?