Some of you may think that my idea of the heart (soul), as energy that contains information about our essence, is ludicrous. But hear me out on an analogy of our hearts (souls) to our smartphones. If I were to pass away right now, any stranger, by looking at my smartphone can get a good idea of what kind of person I was. It has tons of information and pictures about myself. The smartphone by itself has physical properties that we can touch and see, unlike the heart or soul. But like the proposed soul, it uses energy in storing information, images and pictures. We have a plethora of pictures stored in our smartphone, some that we can definitely remember, like memory stored in our conscious mind, and some we cannot even remember taking, like the memories stored in our unconscious minds. This is similar with our text messages and phone messages. Some of you may now understand the analogy between the heart and smartphone, on how energy can be utilized to store information; but you may not be able to understand how energy of our hearts can bring upon changes to our physical environment including our own bodies. How can energy (heart) bring upon physical suffering, like car accidents, illnesses, and obstacles?
Again I will give you an analogy. The smartphone has capabilities to control our security cameras. It can lock or unlock our doors. It can turn on our lights. It also can control our thermometers, regulating our air and heating. These all involve energies that are converted from one form to another, eventually producing energy to affect physical objects.
In the Ofudesaki, the most sacred scripture in the world, God tells us that we do not understand the heart (soul). From the information gleaned from both the Ofudesaki, and the Mikagura-uta, I have attempted to explain what the heart is, and why God wants us to understand it. The heart like the smartphone collects information on our actions. Like the smartphone, the heart also is capable of physical manipulation of our environment due to the properties of energy.
For those of still doubt the existence of the soul (heart), you only need to understand what are smartphones is capable of. If humans are able to create such a magnificent devise, imagine the complexity involved in creating the heart (soul) by the almighty God. Both use the properties of energy in bringing upon the desired effects. But unlike our smartphones, our hearts primary function is to bring upon only joy to the individual. But unfortunately, our hearts have been contaminated by our evil actions. In the Ofudesaki, God tells us how we can use the hearts to purify our minds.