In the Heaven’s Truth religion, it is said that the soul of an emperor is equal to a soul of a peasant in the eyes of God. Even the souls of the early instructions used in the creation of mankind were treated with no special considerations. It is a religion that advocates equality in both race and gender. The soul of every human being is dear to God who created mankind.
It is only when our minds become clouded with greed, arrogance, and self-love that we begin to think that we better than others, and begin the process of separation. We see this in race, religion, politics, and sex. Everyday there is racial tension, religious persecutions, government corruption, and the abuse of females. We not only begin the process of separation from others by these evil acts; but we also separate from God.
Only when we realize that we are all children of God, can we expect blessing from a concerned, patient and loving God. What are these blessings? Some may expect entrance into Heaven. In the Heaven’s Truth Church (Tenrikyo), we believe that these blessing will be a joyous life for everyone in the world. To receive these blessings, we must find what we have in common to unite, than to find our dissimilarities to separate. How do we do this? We must remove greed, arrogance, and self-love from our minds. When this happens, God blessings of a joyous world is guaranteed.