In the Ofudesaki, there is often the mention of God’s regret. This regret is often brought up in association with illness, sufferings, natural disasters, etc. Could God’s regret be associated with human behavior? This regret has nothing to do with God’s thoughts, but with some type of energy. One can imagine the negative energy caused by evil actions, accumulating in our bodies and contaminating God. Somehow this pressure of the negative energy within God must be reduced. Therefore, this energy is then released from God, manifesting into natural disasters, illness and suffering upon mankind. On a side note, conservationists are often complaining that human pollution is causing climate change. It is ironic that they may be partially correct, but the source of this human pollution may be from our minds. The pollutants are regret, covetousness, greed, arrogance, and self-love. These dusts or evil thoughts are what makes us respond and act in a negative manner when temptation or obstacles occur in our lives. It is our negative actions that cause the negative energy that God absorbs; and it is this negative energy released from God, that causes illness and natural disasters.
Let me give you an example, in the Ofudesaki on the epidemic of cholera, God tells us it comes from the regret of God. This is illness manifested by the release of negative energy from God. Another example is that throughout the Ofudesaki God tells us that because of this regret (negative energy from humans), God will begin to work. What do you think God’s working will be? God tells us that God will place illness as guidance. Again the releasing of negative energy, manifested as illness. In this case, God is releasing negative energy as illness to guide us to understand the heart.
In summary, the build up of any type of pressure is dangerous, especially within the body of God. We believe that all human beings exist in the body of God. God often releases this pressure in the form of natural disasters like hurricanes, tsunamis, and earthquakes. Review chapter six in the Ofudesaki on this topic. God also releases this pressure in the form of illness, to help the individual understand the mune or heart. It is the heart or mune that does the same for each individual. It collects and stores negative energy from our negative actions and eventually releases it as fate. What does all this tell us? We reap what we have sowed. This is nature’s justice. This comes from the regret (negative energy) of man, and the regret (negative energy from mankind) within God. In the Ofudesaki, God tells us how to eliminate the regret or negative energy. The answers are all in the Ofudesaki!