Category Archives: Ofudesaki

Our Sacred Book

In our religion, God has given us instructions to save the world in a compilation of verses called the Ofudesaki.  Many other religions have sacred documents that profess that they are from God; but the verses in the Ofudesaki are … Continue reading

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History Repeats Itself Because of Arrogance

In one of our sacred books (Osashizu), God tells us that if we have anger, we do not know God’s teachings.  In my case, people have often told me I have much anger, and to “chill out”.  But how does … Continue reading

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What Would happen if the World Understood the Soul?

What would happen if everyone in the world understood the soul?  There will be no racism, no sexism, no wars, and no conflicts among people.  We will need no armies and fences to protect us.  We can use our resources … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo

The following is from the Ofudesaki Korekara wa Yoki-zutome ni mata kakaru Nanno koto yara choto ni shiremai 3-60 The first translation below is the traditional translation by Tenrikyo Headquarters and the 2nd translation is word for word. From now … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo Verse 1-1

The first verse of the Ofudesaki begins with: Yorozuyo no sekai ichiretsu miharasedo Mune no wakarita mono wa nai kara    1-1  (verify 17-17) The first translation is the traditional translation and the 2nd translation is word for word. Looking … Continue reading

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You Can Not Kill Evil

Suppose I tell you that our bodies are not ours. Like the environment around us, they are all created and possessed by God. Unaware of this, we segregate from each other by race and gender. Some go to extremes and … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /Following the Recipe

When I was a child I remember my mother making an applesauce cake, which I devoured every time she would make it. Two years ago looking at childhood pictures, a craving for the cake came upon me. I called my … Continue reading

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