Tenrikyo /Why the Child Cries

In the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), God tells us that he is guiding us to salvation. The following is from the Osashizu (Directions):

This crying at night, you say it is the child crying. I have already instructed you in every situation. Listen carefully. Anything whatsoever is the persuasion of God. In the Book of Prophecy, as well, I have already informed you of everything. You read it but do not understand. Why is it that the baby cries at night, cries at night? What is God persuading you to do? The rain may fall, the wind may blow, and spring days may be balmy. In a single year, there are all kinds of days. You wonder why the baby cries. If you only think of the present moment, how unlikely that you will see! How unlikely that you will understand! Listen and understand well. May 12, 1889

In everyday life, ponder over whatever happens. If you only consider the present situation, you may not understand what God is trying to teach you. Ponder what you have done in the past, and try to relate it to the present. God may be trying to guide you by the law of cause and effect (karma, innen, causality). Might you have committed greed, arrogance, and self-love, which are showing its effect now as God’s guidance? By pondering these occurrences, we can help eliminate these evils (greed, arrogance, and self-love) from our minds.

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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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