Understanding of the Soul to Cure Illness/Tenrikyo

Do you have an illness that doctors and medicine cannot cure? What if I tell you that whatever your illness is, it can be cured! You are probably thinking that this is some kind of scam. No, I am not going to sell you a product or ask you to donate at the end. All I ask is your time to understand what may be the most important information in your life.

In the Bible, Jesus and his disciples cured the blind and healed the sick. In the beginning of our religion, thousands of people were cured of their illness; but where are the miracles now? 

I have spent thousands of hours studying our most sacred books to find out why these miracles are not occurring more frequently today. What are the ingredients to make this happen now? Does this require believing in God and having faith? It may and it may not; let me further explain. The following is from the Fudesaki, our most sacred book:

However serious an illness will become,

I never say that it will not be cured. 12-52

Suppose I tell you that all you have to do is truly believe in the soul to be healed of any illness or disease. This may appear to be an incredulous statement, but you make up your mind after reading the following information summarized from the Fudesaki. Like one famous politician said, “What do you have to lose?”


Why do people suffer? Why do good people suffer, and why do evil people appear to have joy? Why are some people afflicted with cancer? Why does an innocent child die? Why do people get into severe accidents? Are these events all coincidences or planned by God?

God tells us it is our own soul that brings upon joy or suffering to us. In the first verse in our most sacred book, God emphasizes the importance of understanding the soul by telling us:

Looking all over the world and through all ages, I find no one

who understands the soul.  Fudesaki 1-1

Gods tells us why we need to understand the soul:

In whatever matters, if the soul of each of you

is purified, there will be no danger. Fudesaki 13-83

The soul has also been called the heart or the spirit. Science has not yet  located or verified the existence of the soul, but many of us truly believe that it exists. “My soul exist, therefore I am” would be an analogous phrase to what the great philosopher Descartes once said to prove his existence. Our souls are who we are; and our bodies are transient dwellings borrowed from God, that our souls utilize to seek true joy. God tells us that we (human bodies) were created to live the “Joyous life”.

Some may wonder where the mind comes into play in relationship to the soul and the body. Is the mind part of the soul or is it associated with the body? The answer is both. Our souls enter our developing bodies and interact with our complex neural system (part of the body), giving each of us a unique mind that is ours to think as we please (see figure 1). As Descartes once said, ” I think therefore I am.”

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The soul enters the body and creates the mind, using the body’s complex neural system.

Our minds are ours to use as we please; but as we find out when we are ill, we may not be able to control our bodies. We borrow our bodies from God. Our bodies like everything around us is owned by God. So when we use our minds to do harm against others, we are hurting God. When we don’t take care of our bodies, we are hurting God. When we discriminate against others due to appearance, we are discriminating against God. As for what happens to us because of these and other evil acts against God, we need to understand the soul.

Understanding the soul is important. Like the DNA (genes) that stores the information to construct and maintain our bodies, the soul stores the records of our past evil actions.The soul by itself is an amalgam of positive energies derived from God at our creation. Each of us has the positive energies of God within us. These positive energies should only bring upon joy to us (see figure 2).

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The positive energy of the soul (heart) bringing forth only joy.

But throughout our past lives (incarnations included), many of us have committed evil acts or sins against each other(God) because of the negative thoughts that exists in our minds. These negative acts produce the negative energies that surround the pure soul (figure 3).

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When we act on our negative thoughts, we cause suffering to others; and also create negative energies which the soul collects and stores.

Sufferings, inconveniences, and temptations are the results of the delayed manifestations of these negative energies (figure 4) that surround the soul. We eventually reap what we have sowed. Understanding the soul explains how causality and karma function as nature’s justice; but it is not as simple as this. There is more we can learn from what the soul manifests.

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Our negative energies around the soul manifesting into delayed sufferings and temptations to ourselves.

When we understand the soul, we realize that our present and future obstacles are the result of our own past evil actions. We should not become angry at the messengers of our souls. Do not blame your spouse, coworker, strangers, or even God. It is easy to act with retribution when you feel that you have been wronged. It is also easy to blame others, even blaming God when suffering occurs. When we believe in the soul, we must look within ourselves first.

If we can calm our mind and not act upon the evil thoughts (see figure 5) in our minds when the soul delivers these inconveniences or temptations, we can gradually eliminate evil thoughts from our minds; and therefore eliminate the negative energies associated with our evil actions (figure 6).

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Evil thoughts are greed, arrogance, self love, miserliness and covetousness.
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No negative energies or negative thoughts created if we do not act on our evil thoughts

Eventually we can purify our minds and have only joy delivered by our pure positive soul (see figure 7). This is God’s promise of our salvation. Understanding the soul is the first step to our salvation.  The second step is believing in the soul and responding appropriately to what the soul manifest. When we purify our minds, our souls will bring upon only joy.

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Our positive soul only brings upon joy.

God tells us that God will begin to work to have the world understand the soul. God tells us in our sacred book:

From now on, no matter how serious the illness may be,

there is no illness that is incurable depending on the mind.  5-13

However serious an illness will become,

I never say that it will not be cured. 12-52

In the Osashizu are the following:

The saving of those whom doctors are unable to save is the foundation of the path. You tell them the teachings (about the soul). They listen and they are healed. Oct 17, 1893 Osashizu

The sick must not be left to suffer. I trust none of you would leave the sick to suffer. Those whom doctors consider to be beyond their help will merely be left to die. Saving such people is called the basis for teaching. October 17, 1893 Osashizu

The healing of the body is our primary concern when we are sick. It is with this understanding that God will heal you from any illness if you “truly” understand the soul. When one understands the soul, one has the information to begin purifying one’s own mind. God grants us the blessings of healing in order to have us understand the soul, and begin the process of purifying our minds of greed, arrogance, anger, enmity, miserliness, covetousness, and self love.

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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