Many people in the Tenrikyo religion believe that God helps them sweep their evil thoughts or dusts when they perform the Joyous Service. What are we asking God to do when we perform the Joyous Service? The following verses may help one decide.
Hereafter, the Joyuus Service place your hands together.
Everyone assembled, awaiting what he Service brings forth. 1-10
All assembled quckly the Servce performed, If this is done
those nearby will become spirited. God will also be spirited. 1-11
The harvest (members) for it to appear spirited, if you think.
The Kagura Service and the hand dance begin it. 1-15
This Service, where do they come from you think.
From the high places they will come spirited. 2-4
This Service, what matter is it about, are you thinking.
To settle the world, and for salvation only. 4-93
This path I wll teach quickly. By this Service
the world, everyone the minds will be purified. 7-99
However difficult things may appear,
by the Joyous Service everyone will be saved. 12-61
This Service, it is concerning the high mountains, it is difficult.
God will firmly give assurance.
If you quickly unite your minds and firmly (with pure mind)
the Service performed, the world will settle. 14-92