Category Archives: Ofudesaki

OFUDESAKI 9-14

Interpretation: The verses that follow will give you the answer to what matters God is truly hastening.

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OFUDESAKI 8-74

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OFUDESAKI 8-72

Interpretation: God is telling the early followers, that God is speaking through Oyasama. These are God’s words that she speaks, and the words in the Ofudesaki.

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The Story of Creation

In the Christian bible, in Genesis 1:27, God created man in his own image. In the Ofudesaki, God tells us that the creation is a little more complicated. God tells us that the human beings were created from the existing … 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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OFUDESAKI 7-101

Interpretation: I believe that God compares our minds to the mind of Oyasama when we perform the Joyous Service. This is why, when finding the location of the Kanrodai, the early followers who had a pure mind stopped at the … 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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OFUDESAKI 7-96

Interpretation: From the previous verse, when we sweep our minds of our dusts, we will become spirited. When we get to this stage, God tells us to perform the Joyous Service.

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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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