Category Archives: Sokai Gakkai

Tenrikyo /Galatians 6-7

If the world believed in reincarnation and causality (karma, cause and effect, innen), what a great world it would be. Could you imagine a world that would use its resources to help each other? It would be heaven on earth! … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /God Does Not Punish

When I was young, I was afraid of God. This may have originated from my mom telling me that God was giving me bachi (punishment) for my behaviors when I was little. Any illness or suffering was a bachi from … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /Illness as God’s Guidance

People sometimes criticize me because I believe that God guides us by placing illness upon us. In the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki) is the following: Whatever happens, illness and pain do not exist. They are God’s hastening and guidance. 2-7 … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /Are You Happy/continued

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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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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Heaven’s Truth Church (Tenrikyo)

I wonder why religion makes finding God so difficult. One has to go through a plethora of ancient books, many times translated and interpreted many times before it reaches us. This is why an individual truly trying to find God … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /Where Was I before I Was Born

I use to wonder who I was before I was born. I know there are many who would say that we did not exist before; but it is hard to imagine not thinking. Was it not Descartes that said, “I … Continue reading

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