Category Archives: heart

What is the truth?

The word shinjitsu and shin appear in the Ofudesaki 173 times.  The English translation of shinjitsu are, the truth, truly, real, and sincerity. The traditional Tenrikyo Headquarters’ translation uses all of these 4 words in translating shinjitsu and shin in … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 8-70

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THE SOUL AS ENERGY

Some of you may think that my idea of the heart (soul), as energy that contains information about our essence, is ludicrous.   But hear me out on an analogy of our hearts (souls) to our smartphones.  If I were to … Continue reading

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We Do Not Understand Our Own Hearts

In the Ofudesaki God tells us that we do not understand the heart (mune). God tells us that when the world understands the heart, there will joy in the world. What is the heart, and what does it do. All … Continue reading

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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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We Do Not Understand the Heart

Many of you are having difficulty understanding what the mune or heart is.  Even in the first verse of the most sacred book, God tells us that there is no one who understands the heart.  From the information gleaned from … Continue reading

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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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OFUDESAKI 7-98

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

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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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