Category Archives: Book of Prophecy

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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Tenrikyo /Time in a Bottle

Why do people smoke (cause) when they know that it is unhealthy (effect). Could it be that the effect of the cause is prolonged. Because of the length between the cause and effect, teenagers do not recognize the danger. Lets … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /Where Was I before I Was Born

I use to wonder who I was before I was born. I know there are many who would say that we did not exist before; but it is hard to imagine not thinking. Was it not Descartes that said, “I … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /The Path of Joy

In the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), God tells us to remove evil from our hearts to have a “Joyous life”. These evils are greed, arrogance, miserliness, covetousness, and self love. These evils in our minds are what he refers to … Continue reading

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What is the most arrogant city?

What is the most arrogant city in the country? Seems like a ridiculous question. Recently have been traveling and visiting different cities, and have been driving my car. Everyone knows how difficult it is to navigate through a new city. … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /Why it is difficult to see the truth

Why is it so difficult for people to see the truth? In politics, both parties refuse to see the flaws, corruptions, and indiscretions in their candidates. In business, the accumulation of money takes priority over the treatment of customers and … Continue reading

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We Do Not Understand

In the Book of Prophecy (Fudesaki), God tells us that we do not understand. This sacred book gives us the ingredients to live a joyous life. Yet in the last chapter, God continues to tell us that we do not … Continue reading

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If you have anger, you do not know God’s teachings

In the Heaven’s Truth Church (Tenrikyo), we are told that if we have anger, we do not know God’s teachings. But how do we remove greed, arrogance, and self-love from our minds? Anger, I believe comes from our arrogance. We … Continue reading

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