Category Archives: love
How do we eliminate evil?
The actions of a few evil people yesterday have angered the civilized world. How do we eliminate evil people? Our past actions of revenge, of retribution, of killing these people have not subsided the continual onslaught of evil people. Evil … Continue reading
What is Salvation?
What is salvation work? In a recent lecture by a Tenrikyo reverend, he considered salvation work as anything that helps others. Even helping someone carry his or her suitcase may be considered salvation work. According to him, a smile can … Continue reading
Illness as a Marvelous Blessing?
Sometimes what we wish for does not come to fruition. Some will try to placate us by telling us that better things are planned for us. For example, that lottery jackpot that we missed again may be a blessing in … Continue reading
The Christmas Carol the Scrooge gives us hope. It is a story of a man that was pure in the beginning, but life experiences had made him selfish, arrogant, and greedy. By the gift of God, he was able to … Continue reading
Pain is good for us. Can suffering also be good for us?
What is the purpose of pain? Everyone hopes to avoid pain, but pain helps us survive. Without the sensation of pain, our bodies can be damaged without our awareness of such danger. Pain tells us that something is wrong. In … Continue reading
The Secret of Life
What are the secret of life, the truth of heaven, and the purpose of life? Or more important, why are we here on earth? What answer would explain everything that occurs to us? Is it God or Satan? Is the … Continue reading
We are all family/edited
The ache is in my stomach. I have so much pain. I have barely enough strength to open my eyes. I see death all around me. I smell the burning of human flesh. I close my eyes and fall into … Continue reading
Why do we suffer?
Why do we suffer? Suffering does not discriminate. Rich people, poor people, religious people, nonreligious people, good people, evil people, famous people, powerful people all suffer. The suffering of a child is very difficult to bear. Ever since the beginning … Continue reading
A World Constructed on Reason
We human beings are blessed with the cognitive abilities of reasoning. The occurrences in the universe can be usually explained by this cognitive ability. For example we know that the sun rises and falls daily due to the rotation of … Continue reading
The World is a Mirror
Webster defines fate as the will or principle or determining cause by which things in general are believed to come to be as they are or events to happen as they do. Fate is something that we cannot change. It … Continue reading