Category Archives: Book of Prophecy

Tenrikyo /Illness as God’s Guidance

People sometimes criticize me because I believe that God guides us by placing illness upon us. In the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki) is the following: Whatever happens, illness and pain do not exist. They are God’s hastening and guidance. 2-7 … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /Are You Happy?

In today’s world, drugs to reduce depression and anxiety are the most prescribed medications. We all want to be spirited, that feeling that everything is all right. The pharmaceutical companies knowing this predicament, spends millions of dollars on advertisement in … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /Happiness in a Bottle?

How do we become happy, where everything feels good? There are “cloudy days” that whatever you do you feel gloomy, and depressed, while there are “sunny days” where one feels great no matter what is occurring around you. Some will … Continue reading

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How to become spirited (happy)

People say money can’t buy happiness. Drugs and alcohol do not bring upon happiness; although sometimes a good cup of caffeinated coffee brings upon a transient feeling of euphoria to me. Throughout history, people have spent much of their time … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /The Path of Joy

Someone once said, it is not the person we despise of, but it is the thoughts and behavior of the person we disapprove of. How appropriate the saying is, because each person has a mind that is already filled with … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /Self Reflection

Sometimes I wonder why people do not understand what you are saying. Some pretend to listen, but are only wasting your time. Others politely refuse to listen, and walk away. Still others confront you with rhetoric and bombastic utterances to … Continue reading

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Where some of your thoughts come from

Suppose I were to tell you that your child has thoughts that are already programed that will affect his or her future. These thoughts do not originate from his or her environment, but from the past. Past thoughts from previous … Continue reading

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