How do we deal with evil people? What does God do with evil people? These are questions that man has pondered since his creation. In the Heaven’s Truth Church (Tenrikyo), God tells us that there is no one who is evil; it is only because the thoughts of evil have attached to him or her. God also tells us that our bodies are not ours; God lends us our bodies.
If we are to believe in God, we have a dilemma. Killing evil people will not make God happy, since we are taking away God’s possession. How do we eliminate evil thoughts without killing the occupant? But what are evil thoughts? In the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), God tells us that these evils are the thoughts of arrogance, greed, miserliness, covetousness, and self love. God tells us that these are dusts that prevent mankind from being spirited. God tells us that it is these dusts that cause suffering in the world; more specifically these sufferings are self-inflicted. God or natural law takes care of people that have evil thoughts.
How do we remove evil thoughts from people? God tells us that we can feel happy or spirited by eliminating these evils from our minds. We must convince people that drugs, possessions, or power does not produce happiness; but it is the removal of evil thoughts that produce true joy. It is this pure mind that connects with God’s mind. It is this mind that brings upon God’s blessings, even when danger may be around the corner. God or natural law takes good care of those who have good thoughts of helping others.
In a world where evil thoughts spread like infections, we must tell people to calm their minds and not take action upon these thoughts. Action brings upon more evil thoughts in our minds that spread from one mind to another like a plague. But when we resist our evil thoughts, they gradually diminish and our minds become pure. When our minds become pure, we become spirited or happy, and have a mind connected with God. The secret to happiness lies within the mind. In the Heaven’s Truth religion, we have a prayer that asks God to help other remove evil from their minds. As God has blessed us with antibiotics to fight infections that were once fatal, God has given us a prayer that will eventually eliminate evil. Evil sweeping, save them please, Universal Saving God.