Category Archives: soul

The Mind, Body, and Heart

If reincarnation exists, what are two qualities of you that God will want to save for your next life? God tells us that we have free will to think, so God will construct a system that will not change our … Continue reading

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THE SOUL AS ENERGY

Some of you may think that my idea of the heart (soul), as energy that contains information about our essence, is ludicrous.   But hear me out on an analogy of our hearts (souls) to our smartphones.  If I were to … Continue reading

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We Do Not Understand Our Own Hearts

In the Ofudesaki God tells us that we do not understand the heart (mune). God tells us that when the world understands the heart, there will joy in the world. What is the heart, and what does it do. All … Continue reading

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The Heart Punishes & Rewards Us

  In the Ofudesaki, God directly tells us that God has been on the sidelines only observing us since the creation of human beings. This is referenced in the Ofudesaki a few times. God is said to have descended from … Continue reading

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We Do Not Understand the Heart

Many of you are having difficulty understanding what the mune or heart is.  Even in the first verse of the most sacred book, God tells us that there is no one who understands the heart.  From the information gleaned from … Continue reading

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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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