Tenrikyo /Stick figures in Understanding the Soul


The soul descends from heaven and enters the body at conception or shortly afterwards. Part of the negative energies are converted to negative thoughts; these thoughts then enter our minds.  Our memories are erased; but death does not erase our evil thoughts (see figure 1-1). These evil thoughts are greed, arrogance, anger, hate, and self love.


More of these evil thoughts are created when we act on our existing evil thoughts that are in our minds (see figure 1-2). 


The soul helps collect our evil thoughts that are created in our minds (see figure 1-3). What does the soul do with these negative energies?


The negative energies surrounding our souls convert into sufferings and temptations (see figure 1-4). We should not blame God, or others for our sufferings and inconveniences. They are all manifestations of our soul. By these inconveniences, the soul reminds of the evil thoughts in our minds.


If we act on our evil thoughts when the soul metes out suffering/temptation, we create more negative thoughts in our minds. This will add to the negative energy surround the soul/heart (see figure 1-5). We will suffer more in the future.


If we do not act on our evil thoughts when the soul metes out sufferings, others do not suffer; and we do not produce any negative thoughts (see figure 1-6). Eventually all our negative thoughts in our minds will be eliminated by this process.


When our minds are purified of evil thoughts, the soul will be void of negative energies. This will bring only joy from our innermost hearts (see figure 1-7).




We can either follow the path of the world where we can get away with anything as long as no one sees us do it;  God tells us that this path is wrong.  Or we can follow the path of the heart, where everything we do comes back to us. In the Osashizu is the following verse:

In the world’s path, you can do whatever you want and get away with it, so long as no one sees you do it. But in the path of the heart/soul, it all comes to bear on yourself”  (Osashizu pg 181.)

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