Tenrikyo /How to Feel Good

What is it that we all seek in life? Sometimes we think if only I can have a perfect job, a perfect marriage, better health, more money, more influence, etc.…, will my life become more happy. But we know that attaining these goals do not guarantee happiness. Some search for happiness in drugs, gambling, sex, etc…, but these carnal pleasures do not bring upon joy. Some become introverted, avoiding human contact in hope of eliminating stress, and sorrow. But isolation does not bring upon the feeling of bless.

What is this feeling that we seek. Sometimes, I feel that I get a peek of this condition when I drink a cup of coffee, when life feels good. Maybe it is the type of feeling that the drug addicts initially feel. But we all know that these feelings or mindset caused by chemicals are only temporary and have negative side effects. Sometimes, I feel euphoric watching the Golden State Warriors play basketball. But again, the feeling is only transitory.

In the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), it is written that when one removes greed, arrogance, and self-love from our thoughts, our minds become purified. When our minds become purified, God promises us that we will become spirited, a natural high caused by our purified minds. Whether the purified mind secretes a chemical inducing happiness, or whether it is God directly giving us this mindset is irrelevant. The only importance is that we feel euphoric and joy in our lives when our minds our purified.

About heaventruth

A fundamentalist in the translation and interpretation of the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), as it relates to the world today and in the future.
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