In many religions, there are prophecies that portend of mass destruction before salvation is established. In the Tenrikyo religion God promises that all mankind will be saved when everyone purifies their minds of arrogance, greed, miserliness, covetousness and self-love. God says that this is only realized when the world understands the soul, and understands that our bodies are borrowed from God. In the Ofudesaki is the following:
Step by step, I am solely making preparations
truly to save the whole world. 4-36
After that, you may stay as long as you wish,
without illness, death, or weakening (when all mankind is purified). 4-37
Further, after the passage of long years,
there will be no aging at all (all mankind purified). 4-38
How do we make this paradise happen? In our religion God tells us to spread the truth of the soul, and tell people that God will work to help the world understand the soul. By understanding the soul, one can purify one’s mind. This propagation of the teachings is called hinokishin. God will then guide these people to our churches with our special prayer (Joyous Service) conducted with a pure mind. This special prayer is what makes our religion unique. We pray for the salvation of others.