Tenrikyo /Why Am I Ugly

Why am I not perfect like the people on television or the movies? Why has God given me this body of imperfection? Why are some people given a kind appearance, while others have a rough exterior appearance? We know that our appearances often help or hinder us in our lives. In the Book of Prophecy, God tells us not to complain of what we have been given.

As is God who rules over all,

Do not say it is big or it is small. (Do not complain what God has given you) 7-14

There must be a purpose why God gives someone one type of body over another. People often say that I have a semblance that makes people think that I am mad, or making fun of them; to think I have a look that creates negative thoughts is repulsive and sad to me. I also see people that create a calming and positive reaction; and at times I wish I had their appearance.

Many times when faced with negative responses of anger, and hostility from others, we have two choices. One is to fight back with anger and hate, increasing our unfriendly appearance; or to attempt to ponder with a calm and understanding mind, by responding favorably to the situation by retreating from the hostility. You can say that we are responding favorably to God’s test of our patience, or the affects from our causality (karma, innen, Cause and effect). By our negative physical features, God gives us the opportunity to purify our minds and hearts. Like any lessons in life, repetition is the key, in learning to react positively. God has given some of us this opportunity by our appearance.

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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