Tenrikyo /The Difficult Path to Salvation

The path to salvation is a difficult path, because it not only involves believing, but also the practice of our faith. Some religions only require one to believe and have faith in a doctrine to attain salvation or God’s blessings; but true salvation may require the demonstration of what we believe in. In the Osashizu, God tells us:

The path of salvation is the path of the three-inch span of the heart. Your ideas of wanting to follow this path may not be enough to get you through it.

In the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki) God instructs us to avoid the evils of greed, arrogance (causes anger), and self-love. This by itself would guarantee one salvation, but it is not as simple as it appears. When one is confronted by animosity or anger without apparent cause, we sometimes generate anger ourselves. This path of salvation requires us to ponder over any situation, and react to it in a positive way, no matter how unjust it may appear to us. It is a difficult path, but it is a path that God guarantees our salvation, or God’s blessings.

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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