Tenrikyo /How Do We Eliminate Evil?

How do we eliminate evil? No matter how we try to remove evil, evil always comes back. Look at Hitler, Jack the Ripper, Mussolini, Tojo, ISIS, and the list goes on and on. The world and civilized society have attempted to eliminate or incarcerate these evils, but evil continues to emerge. But before we can eliminate evil, we must define what evil is. We must know our enemy. Webster defines evil as: morally reprehensible:  sinful, wicked an evil impulse.

Most of us believe that a person who has these characteristics is evil; and some of us will believe that killing the person that has these characteristics will eliminate evil. The execution in our penal institution, and the current targeted bombings in Syria and Iraq are examples. There are others who believe that retribution does not eliminate evil. In the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki) is the following:

Among all mankind, there is no one who is evil.

It is only a bit of dust stuck on. 1-53

What are these dusts? These are the evil thoughts of greed, arrogance, self-love, covetousness and miserliness. These thoughts cause man to be evil. If evil is a thought, can we eliminate thoughts by destroying or incarcerating the physical body? Some will say that thoughts are like bacteria that spread from one mind to another, and are not restricted to any one mind. We cannot destroy the temporal thought by eliminating the hosts. How does mankind eliminate evil thoughts? Or is it God that helps eliminate evil thoughts from the mind? More on this subject on how theses evils can be removed from the mind; and the consequences of the accumulation of these evil dusts on our physical bodies. Hint: In the world, we see suffering and joy and we see evil and good; yet we do not understand.

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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