Tenrikyo /The Mind and the Body

In the Book of Prophecy is the following verse:

Ponder over this talk, all of you in the world.

There is no mind the same as another. 5-7

Even between parent and child, husband and wife, and siblings,

their minds all differ from one another. 5-8

God is talking about the amount of greed, arrogance and self-love in our minds. But what determines how much of these undesirables we have in our minds? Some scientist would say that hormones or chemicals in our brains are the ingredients that make us greedy, arrogant and selfish. When we act upon these undesirables, the body produces more of these chemicals or hormones; but if we resist these urges caused by these hormones, we reduce the production of these chemicals. For example, if we submit to our greedy desires, our bodies produce more of the chemicals, which make us greedier.

The question arises on how we remove these undesirables or evils from our minds. First we must admit that we have these undesirables like greed, arrogance and self-love in our minds. We must admit to our sins. We must then have strength to resist these urges by leaning on God. With resistance, these urges become less, and our minds become more pure of these undesirable chemicals.

But what happens when the mind is overflowing with greed, arrogance and self-love? What is the effect on our bodies and our future? Hormones are chemicals, and these chemicals can be converted to electrical energy in our minds. Let us postulate that these undesirable hormones are converted to negative energy. These negative energies eventually disseminate to other parts of our bodies and cause illness or cancers. Many in the scientific community accept this concept of the mind affecting the body. But is there another organ or entity that collects these negative energies? In the next blog, I will discuss the “soul” as a collector or filter of these negative charges.

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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