For the past decade, I have been trying to figure out the purpose of my existence, my religion, my relation with others, and how we can all live together harmoniously. My website heaventruth.com is not only my effort to improve the lives of others, but it is also to find peace with myself. If I can make sense of the world that I cannot sometimes understand, then I may be able to help others. Truly, I have made many mistakes in my lifetime. I am hoping for the magic formula that will explain the purpose of life, and to find joy. I believe I have found this in the sacred book called the Tip of the Writing Brush (Ofudesaki). I summarize the main topics on my home page on my website, and will paste it here.
THE TRUTHS OF HEAVEN
God wants us to understand the SOUL.
Looking all over the world and through all ages, I find no one who understands the soul (heart). Tip of the Writing Brush 1-1
Why does God want us to understand the soul? Our soul determines what happens to us today and in the future. This is why God wants us to understand the affects of the soul. Illnesses, pains and sufferings may be God’s guidance to help one understand the heart/soul.
One can accept these inconveniences as God’s will or coincidence; or one can ponder over these sufferings and begin to understand the soul and how it affects us. When we understand the soul, we can control our future.
The soul is a positive energy source that collects our evil thoughts, and it gradually releases them back to us as sufferings. We reap what we sow.
By these inconveniences, the soul helps us eliminate evil thoughts from our minds; it reminds us by these sufferings, the evils in our minds. These evil thoughts are greed, arrogance, miserliness, covetousness and self-love. All other evil thoughts are derived from these thoughts or dusts.
How does the soul eliminate evil from our minds? If we do not act on our existing evil thoughts when faced with what the soul metes out, these evil thoughts from our minds gradually subside. The mind becomes pure, and the evil surrounding the soul is eliminated by use and attrition. This results in a pure soul void of negative energy, which brings upon a joyous life for the individual. For many people, the purification of the mind will take time dependent on the amount of negative energy surrounding the soul. We will be challenged by all the negative energies surrounding the soul. These sufferings that they manifest will test our resolve of not taking action on our evil thoughts that exist in our minds.
But suppose we do not understand what the soul does? If we act on our evil thoughts when the soul distributes its negative energy, the mind continues to produce more negative thoughts. This increases the negative energy surrounding the pure soul, causing the soul to bring upon more suffering upon ourselves.
We believe in a God that loves all his children. We believe in the law of causality. Good thoughts and actions result in joy. Evil thoughts and actions result in suffering and inconveniences in the future. It is this elusive soul that metes out our sufferings and inconveniences. The soul collects our negative energy from our evil thoughts. These negative energies eventually manifest as sufferings back to the individual. Cause and effect have no time limitations. The effects of our actions (negative energy) may not be released by the soul for an extended period.
God sees a dangerous path in our future. He sees our souls/hearts with negative energy surrounding it. Because God wants us to understand the soul and how it affects us, God will begin to place illness (guidance) directed to our bodies in relationship to how much evil thoughts are surrounding our souls and in our minds. God gives us a preview of our future of what sufferings we may endure if we continue to harbor evil thoughts. This guidance is what makes this religion so unique compared to other religions that also believe in causality. This guidance is initiated with a special prayer that God has granted us.
With the acceptance of our special prayer (Joyous Service), God will release some of the negative energy surrounding the soul, and manifest it into illness or suffering to help one understand the soul. By this guidance, God gives you an immediate glimpse of what infliction the soul may bring upon in the future. By pondering the illness and responding positively (acknowledging the evil in the mind, and not acting on them), the illness subsides. But more importantly the evil thoughts originating in your mind decreases; the soul has less negative energy, and the future will look more promising. One can prevent the sufferings in the future by understanding the soul!
To continue to purify our minds of sin/evil to become spirited.
To spread and share God’s truth; telling people that illness and suffering may be God’s guidance to help one understand the soul/heart. This conveyance of God’s truth is called hinokishin .
To pray daily with our Special prayer (Joyous Service), asking God to help people understand the soul/heart and to sweep evil from their minds.
To heal the people whose minds have been revealed when God guides them to us; and teach them about the soul (heart), causality and true sincerity. True sincerity is a mind that ponders over suffering and obstacles that the soul delivers, and accepts these inconveniences in a joyous manner. This will make our minds pure and spirited; and by the principle of causality will bring forth joy in the future due to the pure soul (heart)
All mankind will live a joyous life with everyone helping each other.
Reference: Ofudesaki (Tip of the Writing Brush) 6th edition, Oyasama, Miki Nakayama, Tenrikyo Church Headquarter.