Looking at the violence and suffering in the world, I believe that the major religions of today will not provide peace and prosperity for the world. The only religion that will eventually bring joy to all mankind is the Heaven’s Truth Religion (Tenrikyo). This is a religion that will bring together all mankind. The following is from the Heaven’s Truth home web page. Please let me know if you disagree and why you feel that your religion will bring peace to the world.
Welcome to the Heaven’s Truth Religion (Tenrikyo). We believe that removing greed, arrogance, miserliness, covetousness, and self-love from our minds will result in joy. The accumulation of these evils or dusts will result in future sufferings for the individual. We believe that true joy is shared joy. We cannot experience true joy while others suffer. For this reason, God has given us a special prayer to share God’s truth with others. This is a website created to introduce the teachings of the Heaven’s Truth Religion; and hopefully to spread the teachings that will save all mankind.
What causes suffering in this world? What causes illness? What causes tragedies? What causes natural disasters? All these answers are in the Book of Prophecy (Fudesaki). The solution to these problems are also contained in the Book of Prophecy.
God descended from Heaven to save all mankind and has given us the Book of Prophecy (Fudesaki), which contains the instructions to save all mankind.
God asks us to understand causality and reincarnation; and understand how they affect our lives today and tomorrow. We create our future by our thoughts and actions of today.
God encourages us to remove evil (greed, arrogance, and self love) from our thoughts and behaviors. This will make our minds spirited, and by the principle of causality bring forth joy to ourselves. But God tells us that true joy is shared joy. How do we share joy with others?
God has given us a special prayer to share our religion with others. This prayer is called the Joyous Service, sometimes referred to as the fertilizer (koe).
We believe in the law of causality and reincarnation. Good thoughts and actions result in joy. Evil (greed, arrogance, and self love) thoughts and actions result in suffering and inconveniences in the future. Cause and effect have no time limitations. The effects of our actions may not develop until the next life.
With the acceptance of our special prayer (Joyous Service), God will begin to shorten the time lapse between the cause and effect, making the relationship easier to understand. That illness or suffering may be God informing you of the misuse of your mind. God gives you a glimpse of the future by this guidance. By pondering the illness and responding positively, one has the ability to create a joyous future. This special prayer brings people to our churches, so we can introduce them to Gods’ truths on how to live a joyous life.
To Spread God’s truth to others (hinokishin or planting the seeds)
To eliminate greed, arrogance, and self-love from our own minds, thus making our special prayer receptive to God. This is referred to as weeding.
To pray daily with our special prayer (Joyous Service), asking God to help spread the truth of causality to the world. This special prayer referred to as the fertilizer (koe)
To heal the people whose minds have been revealed when God guides them to us; and teach them about causality and true sincerity. True sincerity is a mind that ponders over suffering and obstacles, and accepts these inconveniences in a joyous manner. This will by the principle of causality bring forth joy in the future.