Category Archives: Sokai Gakkai

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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Tenrikyo /Women and Men are Equal

It is interesting watching the political debates, with each side pointing a finger on how badly they treat women. The following is from the Anecdotes of Oyasama concerning the treatment and respect of women. Once Oyasama had heard that a … Continue reading

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You Do Not Understand the Heart

You do not understand the heart is what God tells us in the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki). But what is this heart that God tells us that we do not understand? I do not believe that God is referring to … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /Killing God

Killing God is the title of my blog today. But how can we kill God? If we believe that we were created out of the image of God, can we not imagine that God used parts of himself in creating … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /A Religion that will Save All Mankind

Looking at the violence and suffering in the world, I believe that the major religions of today will not provide peace and prosperity for the world. The only religion that will eventually bring joy to all mankind is the Heaven’s … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /Religion is Easy to Understand

Religion appears to be so simple to understand. Avoid the evils of life, like greed, arrogance and self love, and you will have a great future. This future is not about carnal pleasures that many seek. It is a future … Continue reading

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The Blame Game

There are religions that continue to grow, while there are religions that are stagnant, losing membership due to the older generation dying out. But what makes a church grow? How do we bring in new members? We can promise potential … Continue reading

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