Category Archives: causality
In the Ofudesaki, God tells us that there are paths of the mistaken mind (verse 3-95). These paths are regret, covetousness, self-love, greed, and arrogance (3-96). These path all lead to suffering of one. God does not tell us that … Continue reading
There is one question that is often asked. Why do good people suffer? Most religious people will say that, it is God that punishes or rewards us for our behavior. But in the Ofudesaki, God tells us that God has … Continue reading
Interpretation: God has told us that illness, like smallpox should not exist in this world. God also tells us illness originates from the mind. If we can remove dusts from our minds, we can eliminate illness. God has descended from … Continue reading
Interpretation: What is the purpose of the Service? This is what God is asking. The purpose of the Service, is to ask God to help others understand God’s teachings, especially about the mune or heart. By God saving people from … Continue reading
Interpretation: From the previous verse, when we sweep our minds of our dusts, we will become spirited. When we get to this stage, God tells us to perform the Joyous Service.
We are all hypocrites. This concerns most religions, but I will talk about my religion. In Tenrikyo, God specifically tells us that illness comes from the mind. The following is from the Ofudesaki and the Mikagura-uta. Whatever happens, what … Continue reading
Interpretation: If one can remove the dusts of regret, covetousness, self-love, greed, and arrogance, God will save you from any situation. I believe this pertains to people who have previously behaved inappropriately. Remember, God will eventually save everyone because everyone … Continue reading
Interpretation: God is going to show the people who we have spread the teachings, guidance in the form of illness, to show them the evil thoughts in their minds. These are the dusts (greed, arogance, self-love, regret and covetousness) that … Continue reading
Interpretation: God through Oyasama’s writing in the Ofudesaki, speaks to the early followers. The writings in the Ofudesaki are still relevant in our daily lives. All the instructions to save ourselves and the world are all written in the Ofudesaki.