We reap what we have sowed is a common phrase used by people who believe in karma or innen. We often tell people that their sufferings may be the result of what they have done in the past, especially in their past lives. But people will often come back with a comment that they cannot recall any evil deeds in the past. They want more evidence that their suffering is the result of their supposedly past evil actions. They often think that it will be impossible to prove, since we cannot go back in time.
In the Ofudesaki, God often tells us to ponder when obstacles or illness appears. What are we suppose to ponder? God tells us that instead of blaming others, God tells us to ponder our own minds of dusts or evil thoughts. These thoughts are regret, covetousness, self-love, greed, and arrogance. These are the thoughts that are associated with the obstacles or fates that are delivered; or you can say they are the receipts that are still in the mind. Remember, God tells us that our fates or illness originates from our minds. This is the proof. We show them the receipts in their minds!
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