If the world believed in reincarnation and causality (karma, cause and effect, innen), what a great world it would be. Could you imagine a world that would use its resources to help each other? It would be heaven on earth! There will be no hunger or crimes against each other. It can truly be a world without borders. In the Ofudesaki (Tip of the Writing Brush), God promises that when all mankind is purified in mind, there will be paradise on earth. Only the belief in reincarnation and causality can bring upon this unimaginable feat.
Today there are people that believe that as long as one does not get caught, one can do anything he or she wants without any consequences. Some are led to believe, that repentance at the end will get them through the “pearly gates”. The acts of evil will be forgiven. These thoughts are contradicted in the following sacred books.
In Galatians 6-7 is the following:
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
In the Osashizu of the Heaven’s Truth Religion (Tenrikyo) is the following:
God’s path is the path of the heart (soul). As for the world’s path, you can get away with anything you do, provided that it passes unnoticed. On the path of the heart, however, everything comes to bear on the self. Jan. 27, 1891
Any and everything is reflected in the world. All is reflected in the world. The world is a mirror. July 29, 1888
If I say Causality, you probably do not understand it. The entire world is a mirror. Although all human beings go through births and rebirths, each way you have used your mind is accurately reflected in your body. Understand this well. Feb 15, 1888
For those who are taking the worldly path of sin, and are waiting toward the end to buy your tickets to the pearly gates, a fate somewhat different may await you; a fate you may deserve. If only everyone believed in reincarnation and causality, how the world will be a better place; some may even describe it as heaven on earth!