Category Archives: Cause and Effect

The Mirror

I am always surprised at what information I find when I continue to study our sacred scriptures, both the Ofudesaki and Mikagura-uta. In todays post on the Mikagura-uta Study Group on Facebook, I was surprised to find how different my … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 6-10

Interpretation: God is telling the early followers the marvelous salvation in the world that will appear. Like everyone of us, we would like this miraculous salvation seen by our own eyes. But what the early followers did not know was … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 4-35

Interpretation: God wants us to open our minds, and listen to reasoning. In the first chapter of the Ofudesaki 1-21, God tells us that this God will attack by reasoning.

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Understand Why We Suffer or Have Joy -4

It is the heart (soul) we must understand to find out why we suffer or have joy in our lives. The following is from the Ofudesaki, the most sacred scripture in the world. Until now, whatever occurrence/matter was about the … Continue reading

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Changing the World

Many people when they see wrongs, they want to correct it.  For myself, I’ve often felt compelled to tell someone of my disapproval by anger, or even by avoiding him or her if my actions do not affect their behavior. … Continue reading

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Change Comes from Within

Many people when they see wrongs, they want to correct it.  For myself, I’ve often felt compelled to tell someone of my disapproval by anger, or even by avoiding him or her if my actions do not affect their behavior. … Continue reading

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What Flows From the Heart/Soul

Someone who commented on one of my blogs told me that the early Christians believed in reincarnation and causality. I cannot verify this assumption, but I was searching the Internet on the soul or heart, when I came upon the … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /Just Thinking about Religion

In our religion, God tells us that all mankind, or personkind will eventually be saved. But I find it difficult to believe because of so much hate in the world. How can peoplekind begin to get along with each other? … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /The Function of the Soul (heart)

God wants us to understand the soul (heart), as it determines what happens to us today and in the future. This is why Illness, pain and sufferings may be God’s guidance to help one understand the heart/soul. One can accept … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /Reincarnation and Causality

I am a proponent that for every action, there is a reaction. I believe this theory for everything that occurs in this world. This includes sufferings, misfortunes, as well as joy and happiness. I realize that for some people who … Continue reading

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