Category Archives: Ofudesaki

The Key to Our Prayer

What makes our religion so special is that God gives us a prayer to save the world. In the Ofudesaki, our sacred book, God gives us the  instructions to utilize this special prayer (key).  Without these ingredients our prayer (key) … Continue reading

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Abortionists Are Hurting God

It is very sad that some politicians are advocating for abortions at delivery.  We have become a very selfish society where “I” has become important. “It is my body, so I can do anything with it”, is the quote that … Continue reading

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Understanding The Soul

Why do people suffer?  Why are some people afflicted with cancer? Why do people suffer from diseases? Why do people get into accidents? Why do bad people appear in our lives? Are these all coincidences or planned by God? God … Continue reading

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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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