Category Archives: God

The Heart Punishes & Rewards Us

  In the Ofudesaki, God directly tells us that God has been on the sidelines only observing us since the creation of human beings. This is referenced in the Ofudesaki a few times. God is said to have descended from … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 7-97

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

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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 7-95

Interpretation: For the early followers, God through Oyasama taught the early followers how to perform the Joyous Service. To prepare for this Service, God is telling us to purify our minds by understanding what comes from our hearts or mune. … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 7-94

Interpretation: This translation is different from Church Headquarters, as I translate yoki, as expectation instead of joy. The expectations are God’s workings of helping other people understand the heart, and God’s teachings. These expectations will only appear if we perform … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 6-126

Interpretation: God’s blessings are illness as guidance to the people who do not understand the heart. Most people may not consider illness to be a blessing. But when one understands that God is showing us the suffering that may occur … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 6-125

Interpretation: The appointed time appears to be January 26, 1887 when Oyasama passes away (see Ofudesaki 17-44 to 17-46). This is the day our prayers (Joyous Service) becomes effective. This is the day that God begins to work to save … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 6-124

Interpretation: God created human beings to live the Joyous life. But there is suffering in the world today. This is why God descended from heaven to teach us how to live this Joyous life.

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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 6-122

Interpretation: When the mind is purified from the dusts of regret, covetousness, self-love, greed, and arrogance, God tells us there will be nothing to fear in our lives. It is these negative thoughts in our minds that cause us to … Continue reading

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