In many religions, there is a sacred site that followers make pilgrimages to every year. The pillar or the Kanrodai is a major component of the Heaven Truth religion. What is it or what does it represent? From a religious background, it is said to represent the location where the first human beings were created. From the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), it represents the original parent that created mankind. We call this person Oyasama.
What do you think of this Stand?
It is the Parent of Nihon 10-22
The pillar is said to be able to distinguish how we are using our minds. It is said to distinguish between good and evil.
Among the high mountains, the distinction between those
of good and those of evil will be made also by the Pillar. 2-46
I believe that God uses this location to compare our minds with the purity of the original mind of the parent (Oyasama). During Oyasama’s presence on this earth, the pillar and Oyasama both represented God’s origin of mankind. People came to this location and Oyasama to be saved. This is why to the Tenrikyo people, making a pilgrimage to Ojiba in Japan is one of the most important actions in receiving salvation.
But in January 26, 1887, the world changed forever. Oyasama passed away. What does this mean? The following is from the Osashizu:
All that I have said until now was put into a container of truth. But now God has opened the portals and stepped out.
Oyasama now becomes the moving pillar, helping God distinguish good from evil throughout the world. The pilgrimage to Ojiba Japan becomes secondary, because Oyasama helps us distinguish good and evil throughout the world. The world becomes one step closer in realizing the Joyous life.