Category Archives: soul

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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OFUDESAKI 7-95

Interpretation: For the early followers, God through Oyasama taught the early followers how to perform the Joyous Service. To prepare for this Service, God is telling us to purify our minds by understanding what comes from our hearts or mune. … Continue reading

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We Are Hypocrites

We are all hypocrites. This concerns most religions, but I will talk about my religion. In Tenrikyo, God specifically tells us that illness comes from the mind. The following is from the Ofudesaki and the Mikagura-uta.   Whatever happens, what … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 6-117

Interpretation: God is worried about the dusts in the minds of people. These dusts are regret, covetousness, self-love, greed, and arrogance. These are the dusts that lead to suffering of oneself.

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OFUDESAKI 6-116

Interpretation: God is telling us that like our bodies, God has control of everything, including the weather, and natural disasters. The world is God’s body.

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OFUDESAKI 6-88

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Opposing factions Switches

It is interesting that the news media and entertainment establishment is narrating the idea that America is a racist society, especially against African Americans. From my perspective as an Asian American, that was born in Japan, and brought to the … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 6-79

Interpretation: This is why hinokishin, or spreading the truth of the heart, and what God will begin to do to save mankind is so important. The people in the high mountains will need to understand what guidance or returns may … Continue reading

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OFUDESAKI 6-78

Interpretation: These returns are illness as guidance, to help us understand what our own hearts bring forth. Our hearts bring forth our negative fates, that we have created by acting on what negative thoughts are in our minds. These negative … Continue reading

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Understand the Heart

I know many of you are wondering why I am emphacizing the heart (mune) in my interpretations of the Ofudesaki.  Why would God tell us that we do not understand the heart in the first verse of the Ofudesaki. and … Continue reading

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