Category Archives: Tenrikyo

Avoiding Blind Faith

People often talk about how faith is important; but blind faith is dangerous. In the Tenrikyo religion, our faith is based on the Ofudesaki.  We believe that these verses come from God.  God tells us that God will use reason … Continue reading

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How Much More Does the World Have to Suffer?

I would like to comment on an article in the Tenrikyo Newsletter. There is some in the church that believe that the progress in spreading our religion has come to a halt or slow progression.  They go back to literature … Continue reading

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Why We Need to Understand the Soul

The soul contains our fate and our pattern of thoughts. Our fate is our destiny, or what eventually our bodies are confronted with in life.  Our thought patterns are arrogance, regret, greed, miserliness, and self-love.  We all have these thought … Continue reading

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Our Thought Patterns and Our Fate

The soul contains our fate and our pattern of thoughts. Our fate is our destiny, or what eventually our bodies are confronted with in life.  Our thought patterns are arrogance, regret, greed, miserliness, and self-love.  We all have these thought … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Painting

There is a passage in one of our sacred books about a painting that we may admire and say it is beautiful, but do not understand what the artist wanted to convey. It reminds of the epic movie, “Planet of … Continue reading

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Controlling Your Fate

Some people believe that you cannot control your fate, but you can change the way you respond to fate (karma). By this process, we can eliminate both negative fate and its source, which are our negative thoughts. Eventually after reluctantly … Continue reading

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God Will Heal You If You Understand the Soul

Why would God heal you if you understand the soul?  To answer this question, we must first find out why there is illness and suffering. Why are some people afflicted with cancer? Why do people suffer from diseases? Why do … Continue reading

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