How many of us have complete faith in God? Like the test where the motivator speaker falls back and someone catches his fall. If we fall now, can we depend on God to save us? Who among us can solely depend on God when worldly matters like suffering, inconveniences, and temptations bombard us daily? In the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), God tells us to remove evil (greed, arrogance, miserliness, covetousness, and self love) from our minds first to receive God’s blessings. This is a difficult process, and one may want to initially think twice before falling back to have God catch us.
I shall let you dig up the root of this world’s becoming origin
if you have the strength, do your best to dig it up. 5-86
If only you have dug up this root completely,
no one will be your match, whoever one may be. 5-87
“Digging up” the root of the world’s origin refers to removing evil from our minds. This is a difficult process because sometimes like the dirt that falls back into the hole, our minds regress and we succumb to our evil thoughts. But if we continue to calm our minds and not act upon our evil thoughts, then these thoughts will eventually be eliminated. By this process, our minds become closer to God’s pure mind. It is by attaining this pure mind that God guarantees his blessings and protection. It is with this pure mind that God guarantees you safety in spreading the truths and prayer (Joyous Service) that will bring upon everlasting joy and peace to the world.