Category Archives: joyous life

OUDESAKI 9-10

Interpretation: We know that illness exist in the world, but God tells us that illness should be nonexistent in human beings. God gave the first parents of human beings the Original pure mind of God. This is a mind that … Continue reading

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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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Interpretation: God is telling the early followers that these blessings of guidance will be seen in the future. One of the prerequisite for these blessings is the performance of the Joyous Service. The other two are the understanding of the … 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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Tenrikyo /The Path of the Heart

Looking at the occurrences of the world, there are two paths that the world follows. There is the world’s path where you can do whatever you want and get away with it, so long as no one sees you do … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /Are You Happy?

In today’s world, drugs to reduce depression and anxiety are the most prescribed medications. We all want to be spirited, that feeling that everything is all right. The pharmaceutical companies knowing this predicament, spends millions of dollars on advertisement in … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /Happiness in a Bottle?

How do we become happy, where everything feels good? There are “cloudy days” that whatever you do you feel gloomy, and depressed, while there are “sunny days” where one feels great no matter what is occurring around you. Some will … Continue reading

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How to become spirited (happy)

People say money can’t buy happiness. Drugs and alcohol do not bring upon happiness; although sometimes a good cup of caffeinated coffee brings upon a transient feeling of euphoria to me. Throughout history, people have spent much of their time … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /The Path of Joy

Someone once said, it is not the person we despise of, but it is the thoughts and behavior of the person we disapprove of. How appropriate the saying is, because each person has a mind that is already filled with … Continue reading

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Where some of your thoughts come from

Suppose I were to tell you that your child has thoughts that are already programed that will affect his or her future. These thoughts do not originate from his or her environment, but from the past. Past thoughts from previous … Continue reading

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