Tenrikyo /The Truth of the Soul/Heart

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? Because our souls determine our future. We suffer or have joy depending on what surrounds our eternal soul.

The soul is an individualized ethereal positive energy source from Heaven that enters our bodies at birth, and leaves our bodies at death. During our earthly stays, it collects our evil thoughts as negative energies; and it gradually releases the negative energies back to us as sufferings. We reap what we sow.

By these inconveniences, the soul helps us eliminate evil thoughts from our minds; it works to remind us of the evil thoughts in our minds. These evil thoughts are greed, arrogance, miserliness, covetousness and self-love. All other evil thoughts are derived from or a combination of these five categories of thoughts; for example anger and animosity are derived from arrogance.These evil thoughts when placed into action are what cause sufferings to others; but they also brings upon suffering back to the perpetrators.

How does the soul eliminate evil from our minds? If we ponder and do not act on our existing evil thoughts when faced with what the soul metes out (sufferings), these thoughts from our minds  gradually subside. The mind  becomes pure, and the evil surrounding the soul is eliminated. 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 be a long process, dependent on the amount of negative energy they have accumulated around their soul, which is also equivalent to the amount of evil thoughts in their mind. These sufferings that the negative energies manifest will test their resolve of not taking action on their evil thoughts. But if they continue to control their evil thoughts, the evils in their mind will be eliminated.  There is a saying that from a knot (sufferings), a bud will sprout if we understand the soul.

But suppose we do not understand what the soul does? If we act on our evil thoughts when the soul distributes its negative energy, others will suffer and our minds will continue to produce more negative thoughts. This increases the negative energy surrounding the pure soul, causing the soul to bring upon more suffering upon ourselves.  From a knot, knots will continue to sprout if we do not understand the soul. Do not ignore the manifestations of the soul.


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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