Category Archives: fate

FORK IN THE ROAD

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

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Why Do Good People Suffer?

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

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We Are Hypocrites

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

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OFUDESAKI 6-123

Interpretation: People tend to forget or refuse what is taught to them because of the dusts in their minds. These dusts are the thoughts of regret, covetousness, self-love, greed, and arrogance. These are the thoughts that affect our behavior, especially … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 6-12

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

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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 6-8

Interpretation: God is telling the early followers that by performing the Joyous Service, God will begin to help save the world. But before this happens, God is preparing the followers.

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OFUDESAKI 6-7

Interpretation: By performing the Joyous Service, God like when God started the creation of human beings, will begin to show us marvelous occurrences. These occurrences are people coming to our places of worship to be healed , and to understand … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 6-6

Interpretation: This place refers to where the Kanrodai is. This is where God accepts our prayer, the Joyous Service.

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OFUDESAKI 5-86

Interpretation: If one has a pure mind from going through the path of the heart, our prayers (Joyous Service) will come true.

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