In the beginning, God created the world. God felt lonely; so heaven and earth as a model, God created husband and wife. At first there was goodness and purity of the mind, and there was joy and happiness. But as new generations appeared, evil began to appear; and suffering and unhappiness also began to appear in the world.
We see suffering, and joy in the world. We also see evil and good. Can there be a relationship? In the Heaven’s Truth Church (Tenrikyo), it reminds us to understand causality, and react to it in a positive way when we confront it. Suffering, and illness do not control us; our reaction to these self-directed inconveniences determines our future. We control our own future lives. If we do not understand causality and react inappropriately to suffering, we may not know what kind of people is on the same path in our next lives. Beware of your future. Remove greed, arrogance, and self love from your hearts to get on God’s path of the joyous world.